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Beauty: For The People, By The Pros

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Still stuck on what to buy for everyone on your list? Our favorite insiders share their picks for the best beauty gifts of the season. Ready, set, online shop.

Who: Nonie Creme, the nail art phenom who plays creative director for hip
lacquer brand Butter London.

What: “For my best girlfriends: Sephora makeup. Each girl gets a Champagne flute filled with a selection of beauty goodies and a baby bottle of Champagne that I then wrap in colorful cellophane with a bow. This year I bought gift sets of lip gloss and eye pencils at Sephora, then divided them up. My numero uno hubby is getting a Clarisonic—a manly, graphite one, with a corresponding face wash from Jack Black because frankly, I’m sick of watching him grind my pretty pink Mia into his beard stubble (ew).”

Sephora Ultra Shine Mini Lip Gloss Set, $22, and Sephora Nano Eyeliner Set,
$20, www.sephora.com; Clarisonic Skin Care Brush, $195, and Jack Black Daily
Facial Cleanser, $18, www.nordstrom.com.

Who: Kilian Hennessy, the always impeccably groomed and outfitted perfumer behind the eponymous By Kilian luxury fragrance line.

What: “By Kilian solid perfumes come in every scent of the L’Oeuvre Noire collection, so they are a great gift for anyone. I will give it to my two sisters for when they are out and about in Paris. The compact doesn’t scratch and is small enough to fit in their purses; plus it has a gorgeous mirror for touch-ups. For my business partner, Elisabeth Jones, I’m getting Fresh Brown Sugar—she is crazy about it! It offers her a luxurious way to wake up in the morning and I love the sweet smell all day. Who knows, maybe Santa will bring her the Brown Sugar Affair gift set.”

By Kilian Solid Perfume, $95 each, www.saks.com; Fresh Brown Sugar Affair Gift Set,
$50, www.fresh.com.

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Chapped Lips? Pour Some Sugar On Them

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Whenever people ask me about my makeup bag must-haves, the answer reliably comes back the same: concealer, mascara, and, of course, lip balm. A well-moisturized mouth is a priority to me no matter what time of year it is, although it has become increasingly important in the last few weeks. With the New York weather flux that’s seen 60-degree days followed by 30-degree nights, my allergies have been crazy—which means I need to have a constant tissue supply and a good chapped-lip defense plan at the ready. My current pout emollient of choice is Fresh’s new Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment. The latest installment to the brand’s always popular Sugar Lip collection, this one is meant to be more of a long-term remedy than a simple stain or SPF top coat. Created under the pretense that lips are an often neglected part of any well-rounded beauty routine, Fresh co-founder Lev Glazman believes that you need to treat the area around your mouth as you would the sensitive skin underneath your eyes. As such, he loaded this new, clear stick with antiaging ingredients like sea fennel and orange extracts to fend off free radicals and reduce the appearance of fine lines, as well as hylauronic acid spheres to impart a smooth, plump finish. But its the mixture of cupuacu butter and plum seed and passionflower oils that you’ll notice right away, as any dryness magically melts away immediately after you apply it. Editor’s note: While the salve is great during the day, slathering it on before bed will yield soft, supple lips in the morning.

Photo: Courtesy of Sephora

Brick, In The House

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As previously noted, red was the lip color for Fall 2011, turning up everywhere from Diane von Furstenberg and Giles to Gucci and Ungaro. Bright classic crimsons definitely reigned, but there was also a movement to re-embrace that grunge staple, the brick red mouth. Blame it on the nineties influence that hit the runways, bringing menswear-as-womenswear staples and slouchy silhouettes back to the forefront. The timing couldn’t be better, either, as Nirvana fans celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Seattle act’s hit album Nevermind—and we fête Courtney Love, who did as much for the off-red pout color as her late husband did for indie rock. Here, our favorite smoky scarlet picks for the season.

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Mascate
François Nars’ fall offering manages to be shine-free but not drying. Boasting a real matte finish that stays true to the nineties’ flat-pigment mandate, it can be applied without a lipliner, a boon to anyone trying to streamline their makeup bag.

$25, www.narscosmetics.com.

Merle Norman Cosmetics Lipcolor in Glamour
A full-coverage option with a rich, creamy finish, this burnt red glides on easy and wears with only marginal shine.

$15, available November 2011. Visit www.merlenorman.com for direct mail instructions.

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Fresh’s Fruit Rollout

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They did it for black tea, Umbrian clay, and even soy. Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg, the industrious pair behind Fresh, have a knack for taking an ingredient and elevating it to skincare superstar status. Now, they’re doing the same for sea buckthorn oil. Made an official “buzzword” fruit two years ago by Sibu Beauty, the yellow berry native to Russia is able to withstand Siberia’s harsh weather conditions thanks to “survival proteins” holed up in its omega fatty acid-rich oil. Lev first discovered the elixir’s reparative potential as a child when his mom used it to help heal burns, and it has occasionally appeared in minute quantities in other Fresh products. But it’s the centerpiece of the brand’s latest launches, a bar soap that gently exfoliates while it cleanses and hydrates with a heady dose of shea butter, and a body cream, which is a velvety, nourishing treat for dry, rough skin. There are but two offerings in Fresh’s Seaberry range now, but according to Glazman more are in the works.


Fresh Seaberry Body Cream, $28.50, and Soap, $16.50, available beginning August 2011 at www.fresh.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Fresh

Breaking: Fresh Hits The Gas

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Much to the enjoyment of New Yorkers confined to midtown office buildings where lunch pickings are slim, the food truck movement has exploded on the island of Manhattan. Lobster rolls, tacos, handcrafted ice creams, dumplings, and even Mexican-barbecue hybrids are now mobile, making it easy to eat well (and often). In an ingenious move, Fresh is borrowing from this mobile concept and ushering in the dawn of the beauty truck. Believing wholeheartedly that anyone who tries its Sugar Lip Treatments will be hooked for life, the brand has geared out its own four-wheelers to launch its Kiss & Tell campaign, in which free tubes of the popular pout perfectors will be doled out on the city’s streets. Look out for the lip-covered trucks this Thursday, June 23, and Saturday, June 25, and as you do with your favorite traveling comestibles, follow Fresh on Twitter @FreshFounder to find out where you can get in on the action. Fingers crossed this is just the beginning of beauty trucks; we’re pretty sure being able to pick up your favorite products as easily as a slice of artisanal pizza is the future.

Photo: Courtesy of Fresh