RADIANT & RAVISHING

RADIANT & RAVISHING

For your big day, you’ll want to look and feel as beautiful as ever. Here, our beauty expert, Leanne Raesener, shares the very latest and greatest getting-gorgeous products for a more stunning spring and summer.  

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GOLDEN DAZE

For the woman who has almost everything. Surrounded by a myriad of dazzling crystals, the fabulous bee-featured insect landed majestically on this one-liter Bee Bottle to make it sparkle. The best part? It still exudes your grandmother’s perfectly powdery scent.

$20,337. At Guerlain.com.

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SWISS LUXE NOW IN TEXAS

European insiders, and now Texans, turn to Valmont of Switzerland for the best, advanced skincare found anywhere. It’s where nature meets science and luxury meets effectiveness. We highly recommend the Moisturizing With A Cream, Mask, and Hydra Eye Serum.

From $160. Available in Texas at the Lake Austin Spa Resort & LaMaisonValmont.com.

BRIGHTEN UP NOW

Does your color-treated hair need a volume lift shampoo as we dive into pools and fun this spring and summer? Yep, we thought so. The socialite insider go-to is, of course, Oribe.

$52. At Oribe.com.

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SUN-KISSED CHIC

Tan your face day or night with COU’s perfect Sunless Face Tanning Serum. With ingredients like Raspberry Seed Oil, Aloe Vera, and Vitamin A & E, it works to hydrate, tighten, and firm the skin while giving you a luminous glow. Created by native Austinite Trish Williams Huddleston.

$54. At COUSkincare.com.

SHOW YOUR GLOW

To feel wedding day wonderful, revitalize your skin with Glow Drip Serum from LOMI Skin, enriched with nourishing oils like Jojoba and Rosehip. You’ll experience a brighter complexion, reduced dark spots, and smoother skin with daily use. his serum is anti-inflammatory and filled with antioxidants for total skin revival, with Vitamin C as a powerhouse ingredient.

$98. At LOMISkin.com.

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WILD AS THE WIND

This elegant eye quad, the limited edition Wild Meadow Eye Quartet, includes two cream-infused pearlescent shimmering shades, one satiny-soft matte shade, and one luminous satin hue. The color story creates beautiful looks when mixed and matched or when worn as individually solo shades.

$78. At Chantecaille.com.

LINER NOTES

Complete the look of Tom Ford’s seductive eye using this innovative, dual-ended liquid liner. Formulated in the blackest shade of black, it delivers ultimate precision and makes fluid strokes easy to achieve with this Eye Defining Pen.

$58. At NeimanMarcus.com.

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STEEPED IN MYSTERY

Zafferano I, a Storie Veneziane scent by La Maison Valmont, a balance of bright florals and spiced accents takes the wearer on a journey without bounds. East-meets-west aromas of saffron, bigaradier blossoms and precious oud lend authenticity and generosity to this captivating extrait de parfum filled with wonder and wanderlust.

$490. At LaMaisonValmont.com.

IS THAT YOU BLUSHING?

Water Fresh Eau De Blush in Light Pink from the Les Beiges line is our favorite shade this year. Developed using MicroFluidic Technology, the visible micro-droplet pigments melt into skin upon contact, offering a barely there finish and a healthy-looking glow.

$50. At Chanel.com.

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THE EYES HAVE IT

Ready to turn back the hands of time with Genaissance de la Mer? Infused with Crystal Miracle Broth™, this ultra-sumptuous cream visibly rejuvenates the eye and expression areas to transcend virtually all signs of time.

$520. At CremeDeLaMer.com.

SOMETHING CHIC

SOMETHING CHIC

Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. To that, we add something luminous and glam to enhance your ethereal bridal glow, according to our beauty expert, Ana Bribiesca Hoff.

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PREP YOUR SKIN

To get your skin ready, use a gentle skin-polishing exfoliant the night before to polish away dry skin and dead skin cells. Try Grown Alchemist Polishing Facial Exfoliant with Pink Grapefruit and Glucomannan. $65. At Sephora.com.  

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EXQUISITE COMPLEXION

Choosing the perfect foundation can be challenging. Look no further – try Clé de Peau Beauté Le Fond De Teint for an ultra-luxurious and weightless foundation. $270. At NeimanMarcus.com.

CONCEAL & CORRECT

Effortlessly conceal and correct dark spots, under-eye circles, and blemishes with Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer, a lightweight formula that blurs imperfections. $75. At BergdorfGoodman.com.

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BLUSHING BRIDE

A beautiful blushing bride needs a highlighter powder with a high-impact iridescent glow that gives skin an instant boost of radiance and a delicate natural flush. Try Dior’s Forever Couture Luminizer in Coral Glow. $48. At Nordstrom.com.   

DREAMY DÉCOLLETÉ

No matter what neckline you choose for your gown, you want to feel as beautiful as possible. Try this 100% organic body oil by COU, created by Austinite Trish Huddleston Williams, which nourishes and softens skin. It also helps release toxins keeping your lymph system flowing and circulating freely to ensure chest health. $52. At COUSkincare.com.

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KISSING THE BRIDE

Veil your lips with a weightless, silky-smooth color for seductively soft and moisturized lips. Try Pat McGrath Labs SatinAllure Lipstick in Veiled Rose featuring a gorgeous blue lipstick case.  $28. At PatMcGrath.com.  

SOMETHING BORROWED

Our sense of smell loves nostalgia, so we borrow from the classics. Miss Dior Original, the very first fragrance by Dior, is an unforgettable choice. It is bold and extremely elegant. $220. At Dior.com.

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TEARS OF JOY

From getting ready to the ceremony, from pictures to the reception (hello, dance floor), your wedding is a long day, and although joyous, there might be some tears. Try Estée Lauder’s Sumptuous Extreme Waterproof Mascara for long-lasting, tear-resisting dramatic volume. $30. At EstéeLauder.com.

VERY VEILED

A quick spritz of a makeup setting spray helps makeup stays put from the first look to the last dance. Try Hourglass Cosmetics Veil Soft Focus Setting Spray for a smooth, even, and naturally radiant appearance. At $48. At NeimanMarcus.com.

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PRETTY PALETTE

From your engagement party to your honeymoon, the Sigma Beauty Ambiance Eyeshadow Palette featuring neutral-to-bold hues will help you create the perfect eye makeup looks for all your nuptial festivities. $49. At NeimanMarcus.com.  

RED ALL OVER

RED ALL OVER

The festive season is upon us and this year we deck the halls, and ourselves, with shades of red. Our sugar plum dreams come to life with limited edition sets, and luxurious products in extravagant packaging with touches of red and vintage glamour, according to our beauty expert, Ana Bribiesca Hoff.

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RED-DY FOR THE MISTLETOE

All we want for Christmas is this gorgeous Rosso Valentino lipstick set, one full-size refillable lipstick, and five carefully curated shades, to help celebrate the brand’s 150th anniversary.

$150. At Bloomingdale’s.com.

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HO-HO-HO HOT

For a ho-ho-hot and festive touch, try Hermès Les Mains nail enamel in Rouge Casaque, a long-lasting formula for a smooth finish and intense shine.

$45. At Hermès.com.

VINTAGE LUXE

Chanel’s limited edition Les 4 Ombres Tweed collection, inspired by their signature bouclé fabric, brings us warm color harmonies in matte, satin, and metallic. Perfect for sweater weather.

$88. At Chanel.com.

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ROSEY & LUMINOUS

Take red one step further by letting the festive shade influence your blush for the season. Gucci’s Blush De Beauté, in warm Berry, encased in a vintage-inspired gold-toned design, adds the perfect touch to rosy cheeks.

$49. At Gucci.com.

ROUGE ROUTE

For this most wonderful time of the year, try Armani’s Prive Rouge Malachite, a crimson bouquet of obsessive white flowers. Delicate yet powerful it unveils a creamy, sensual fragrance

$305. Exclusively at NeimanMarcus.com.

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CASE STUDY

Make sure to put this gorgeous refillable Teint Fétiche Le Cushion case at the top of your wish list. It features a hand-embroidered crest on the lid and is inspired by Christian Louboutin’s iconic shade of red.

$75. At NeimanMarcus.com.

DREAMY CONTOUR

Ask for the Merit Bronze Balm Sheer Sculpting Bronzer as a stocking stuffer. It’s a creamy bronzer that gives glimmering cheekbones and a dreamy contour all season long.

$30. At Sephora.com.

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WHILE IN A CLUTCH

The most perfect addition to your makeup collection this season! A refillable finishing powder that doubles as a crossbody bag. Valentino’s signature Roma-Light Complex is made of light-reflecting pearls for radiant skin.

$205. At NeimanMarcus.com.  

LET’S BE REAL

Let’s be real, pores exist. Swap your heavy foundation for lightweight skin tints like Westman Atelier’s Vital Skincare Complexion Foundation that improves skin texture, firmness, and radiance drop by drop.

$68. At Sephora.com.  

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LIQUID RED

Venn’s Advanced Multi-Perfecting Red Oil Serum is a perfect addition to your skin care regime during the chilly months. It packs a punch with 34 natural botanicals and essential oils.

$115. At BergdorfGoodman.com.

GREEN GODDESS

GREEN GODDESS

Whether neon, olive, or emerald green, there is a vivaciously verdant shade for your fall beauty routine. A trend that is somehow incredibly bold, yet oh-so-subtle, is the hint of color that is bright, bold, fun, and here to stay, according to our resident beauty expert, Ana Bribiesca Hoff.

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SUPER-CHARGED SKIN

Brighten, protect, and strengthen in one simple step for plump, smooth, moisturized skin with Giorgio Armani’s Crema Nera

$420. At NeimanMarcus.com.

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IMPRESSIONIST LIPSTICK

We might not be bold enough to rock a green pout. Instead, try The Rouge, from Hermès’ new limited-edition collection–a delicate tinted veil of light for your lips in a vibrant and impressionistic green case.

$72. At NeimanMarcus.com.  

GREEN JADE

Knesko’s Green Jade roller will tone and define your skin and reduce puffiness and fine lines by improving circulation. The power of the gemstone is said to boost confidence, intensify one’s spirituality, and enhance intuition.

$75. At BergdorfGoodman.com.

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MAGICAL GREEN GEL

The Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask is a miraculous green gel that soothes, hydrates, and detoxes skin with the natural powers of botanical extracts from Cucumber, Papaya, Chamomile, and more.

$55. At Nordstrom.com.

GROW, BABY GROW

Stimulate hair growth with Royal Fern hair serum, a powerful blend of natural ingredients for luscious and nourished locks. Plus, it has a refreshing scent.

$80. At NetAPorter.com.

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GREEN LIGHTS ALL THE WAY

Light-up and amplify the color of your eyes with Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte & Metallic Double Ended eyeliner in Green Lights. Two rich and dazzling shades will add a magical contrast to hazel eyes and beautifully enhance green eyes, too.

$32. At Sephora.com.  

LET SUMMER LINGER

Tom Ford’s Eau de Vert Boheme recalls the majestic atmosphere of the Corsican beach, vibrant with Sicilian mandarin and magnolia in a très chic vert bottle.

$134. At TomFord.com.

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CLIP. TRIM. POLISH.

The unconventional nail shade is in high demand this year. Try Gucci’s Vernis à Ongles Nail Polish in Melinda Green–a brilliant high-shine long-lasting nail polish for the perfect pop of green and yesteryear glamour.

$30. At Gucci.com.

LUCKY YOU

Colourpop has created the Just My Luck palette, which features nine richly pigmented shadows in every shade of green you will need!

$19. At Ulta.com.

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GOOD VIBRATIONS

GOOD VIBRATIONS

This year’s heatwave of beauty brings looks for every vibe, merging both glowing, natural skin with dewy cheeks and flawless looks with all-out glam eyes. The best part? This season is all about gorgeous, healthy skin and looks that take only moments to create, according to our beauty expert, Ana Bribiesca Hoff.

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FEVERISH FLUSH

For a rosy, warm, and feverish flush, try Chantecaille Cheek Gelée and add instant color and luminosity for a radiant, youthful glow. Dab this sheer yet vibrant pigment on temples, cheekbones, and the apples of your cheeks.

$45. At Neiman Marcus.com.

EXOTIC SPLENDOUR

The most hypnotic fragrance of the season is surely Issey Miyake’s L’Eau d’Issey Eau & Magnolia. It’s an ode to the plant world’s beauty, materials in a natural state, an incredibly vast range of textures, and inherent sensuality.

$105. At Bloomingdales.com.

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HEY, GOLD DIGGER

With your fingers, dab a few layers of Bodyography Glitter Pigments in Bubbly all over your lid for a dazzlingly glistening shimmer. Finish with smudged black eyeliner for an imperfectly perfect glam vibe.

$24. At Bodyography.com.

NOW THAT’S A HEALTHY TAN

When you can use the new Sunless Tanning Serum from native Austinite Trish Williams Huddleston, who created COU Skincare, why risk the harsh effects of the sun? We apply at night and wake up with a healthy-looking tan.

$54. At COUSkinCare.com.

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NAILS THAT SAIL

When on the Riviera, do as the French do. Wear CHANEL’s Pastel Sand nail color, part of their La Pausa Collection. It will add a fresh flair to any summery outfit you adorn.

$30. At AtelierBeaute.Chanel.com.

KISSABLY GORGEOUS

CHANEL has incorporated the soothing, healing spirit of La Pausa, Mademoiselle Chanel’s favorite villa in the South of France, into the collection with the launch of Rouge Coco Baume. This moisturizing, tinted lip balm has all the qualities of a lipstick. We recommend Flirty Coral.

$42. At AtelierBeaute.Chanel.com.

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SUMMER HEAT-PROOFED

Lock in makeup, hydrate skin, and provide a breathable, glassy glow with Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Set + Refresh Spray. It’s the perfect pick-me-up before a night on the town.

$36. At Sephora.com.

HYDRATE THAT GLOW

Splash on a hydrated glow with Glam Glow Waterburst Hydrated Glow Moisturizer, a weightless water cream for instant and 72-hour continuous skin-quenching hydration.

$52. At Sephora.com.

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SHIMMERY & SHINY HAIR

For hair spun like gold, try Kevin Murphy Shimmer Shine, a mist-in-one treatment that adds elasticity, strength, and lustre for optimal hair health while delivering a finished look that boasts magnificent shine.

$32. At Kevin Murphy.com.

WET N’ GLOW

Saie Glowy Super Gel Lightweight Dewy Highlighter is an illuminating gel-based luminizer made of 75 percent water that can be mixed with skincare, foundation, or worn alone for a wet, dewy look.

$28. At Sephora.com.

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