Go Blue

I've been wearing dark blue mascara for years, and if you haven't tried it, what are you waiting for? Don't worry, it's not like you'll be channeling the 80s, instead you'll just be exploiting the bad-ass benefits of the hue. Not only will it make the whites of your eyes appear brighter, but it will make blue eyes appear bluer; brown eyes more golden; and hazel eyes pop with hints of lush green. When picking your shade, steer clear of anything in the aqua or turquoise families, and look for deeper blue, navy and even violet shades. One of my favorites is Benefit BADgal blue mascara ($19, benefitcosmetics.com).
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Fall Preview: Kiehl's Forest Rain Eau de Toilette

The first new Eau De Toilette from Kiehl’s since the release of Musk Eau de Toilette in 2004, this forest green glass bottle houses this fresh blend of Muguet, Vetiver, Citrus and Cedar Wood. Labeled "unisex" like all Kiehl's products, I find the aroma to be a little too peppery for my feminine nose, but it definitely doesn't lack in freshness. Additional products available in the Forest Rain line include Shower Liquid Body Cleanser & Hand and Body Lotion. Prices will range from $15.50-$38.50 at Kiehl's stores beginning late September 2008.
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Nu Skin - Now for Hair?

The heat & humidity of the summer months hair often leaves hair distressed and damaged. And now, international beauty industry giant Nu Skin aims to repair and restore hair for fall with an innovative approach that utilizes anti-aging ingredients to leave locks vibrant, youthful and manageable in two simple steps — strengthen and repair. Featuring a series of three shampoos and three conditioners, each was developed with specific hair types in mind. After just a few days of use, I could totally see a sleeker look to my sometimes seriously over-processed locks. $10-$15 each, nuskin.com
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What is Crystalift?

Perhaps one of the biggest beauty breakthroughs of the past few months, Crystalift is an at-home microdermabrasion system that offers a true alternative to expensive in-office treatments that can cost thousands of dollars. The tabletop unit uses a patent pending process that combines two new technologies — crystal resurfacing and vacuum-lift therapy — to gently lift away old, dead and damaged skin cells allowing newer, fresher skin cells to emerge for a healthy, radiant glow. $249, crystalift.com
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Haute Picks

Best New Stuff to Become Obsessed With:

tarte™ berry couture stain set
For healthy, glowing cheeks and naturally-hued lips, look no further than this limited edition set in berrylicious — a debut shade — that includes cheek and lip stains infused with tarte’s signature t5 super fruit complex™. $35, tartecosmetics.com

Själ Balans Deep Pore Cleanser & Mineral Källa Energy Tonic After years of extensive research, the super-luxe, cult favorite brand has introduced two new additions as perfect complements to the existing line of moisturizers. Formulated to protect and repair all skin types from environmental damage, and to help reduce the signs of aging, each works on the cellular level to enhance oxygen supply, reduce inflammation, and boost immunity. $65 each, eluxury.com

Thierry Mugler Vinyl Gloss for Eye Lashes 
Finally, a product that creates dramatic, “vinyl-coated” lashes with exceptional length, a wet-look shine and long-lasting effects. The use of acrylic resins in combination with individual lash-by-lash application guarantees glam your glam factor and is suitable for nights out on the town. $49, thierrymuglerbeauty.com
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