Cheers to a new year of beauty: Hot products worth trying in 2016
January 18, 2016 12:00 AM
Courtesy of Nails, Inc.
The Paint Can nail polish by Nails, Inc., available in the U.S. in April.
By Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
It’s a new year, so why not embrace it with a new crop of beauty products? We’ve scoured beauty blogs and websites and scouted trends backstage at New York Fashion Week to uncover some of the most-hyped ones.
Here are some creams, cleansers, conditioners and more worth adding to your 2016 beauty bucket list. This is one resolution you won’t want to break!
Foolproof nail polish: Coming in April to the U.S., London-based Nails Inc. will release a beauty innovation that’s bound to change at-home manicures forever (especially for those who aren’t gifted with a steady hand). Paint Can Polish (pictured above) is nail color applied with a spray can. Prep nails with a base coat, then spray on the color and complete with a top coat. Excess polish on fingers can be washed or wiped away. Go to us.nailsinc.com to be notified when the product is available for purchase.
A fun face mask: Refreshing your skin just got a lot more entertaining, thanks to Glam Glow’s GRAVITYMUD ($69 at www.glamglowmud.com). Powered by the brand’s trademarked TEAOXI combination of marshmallow and licorice leaf, this peel-off mud treatment claims to leave skin feeling firmer and more lifted. And the really cool part? As it dries (it takes 20-30 minutes), its color changes from white to a bright chrome, letting you know the mask is finished and ready to be removed.
A different approach to hair washing: Do you like the lift from volumizing sprays but loathe the sticky residue they often leave behind? TRESemme’s got a resolution worth trying: condition first, then shampoo. The brand’s Beauty-Full Volume collection includes a two-step reverse washing regime in which a pre-wash conditioner softens hair while volume shampoo washes away weight. Find each for about $5 at Target, Walmart and drugstore chains, including CVS and Walgreens.
Model-worthy pucker: From the runways of New York Fashion Week to the red carpets of Hollywood, the beauty world these days is loving the modern look of a rich matte lip. But not all matte colors are created equal. Maybelline’s Vivid Matte Liquid collection offers shades that are both saturated and eye-catching. And unlike some matte colors that leave lips dry, these are smooth and creamy. Pick up one for $7.99 at most major drug and grocery store chains or online at www.maybelline.com.
Lip care in a tin: For the first time, Vaseline Lip Therapy tins have traveled across the pond and into the pockets of Americans. Packaged in cute convenient containers, lip therapy formulas help moisturize and heal dry lips, and they come in a variety of subtle scents and shades. Visit www.vaseline.us to discover where you can find them in a store near you.
A petite cleanser that packs a punch: Good things do come in small packages. Take the new Mia FIT cleansing device by Clarisonic ($189 at www.clarisonic.com). Like its full-sized sibling, this brush cleans skin six times better than soap and water alone. What makes Mia FIT unique is its palm-sized design that’s easy to hold and stash in a tote. It’s also waterproof, equipped with two speed settings and pre-programmed with a 1-minute pulse cleansing timer.
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