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The Hip List: Makeup Must Haves

#HipNJ’s Maria Falzo ran down what you need in your makeup bag on This is it TV!

1. Eye Shadow Base 

Trish McEvoy’s Eye Base Essentials’ Brightening Eyeshadow Primer

A shadow primer and upper-eye brightener designed to correct darkness and discoloration of the eyelid, instantly creating a more vibrant, bright-  eyed look while locking shadow in place for crease-proof, all-day wear.  Best of all, this product has not been tested on animals and is gluten free.

Retail: $26, available on

2. Eye Pallette of the Season

Bobbi Brown has amazing seasonal collections that can be used for any occasion, day or night.  Just work your colors around where you are going.

Retail: Instant Pretty Eye Palette, $54, available on

3. Foundation Base

Giorgio Armani’s Fluid Master Primer

An innovative primer for the face that visibly smoothes skin’s surface, refines pores and creates a flawless canvas on which to apply foundation.  The silky, gliding texture imparts a matte, yet transparent glow to skin.  The Primer smoothes away fine lines and imperfections, and its perfectly even facial canvas is ideal for application of foundation.

Retail $57,

4. Foundation/Powder

Dieci Colori- Mineral Makeup

Liquid formula fortified with an exclusive Multi-Mineral Complex, is Hypoallergenic and has an SPF 15. This foundation formula glides on velvety smooth and sets to a soft -powder finish. In addition to having sunscreen protection, it has antioxidants, is oil-free and has micro-diffusers which keeps the skin looking flawless. They have a full line of mineral makeup as well.

Retail $35,

5. Mascara Primer

Diorshow Maximizer

A Lash Primer Serum instantly primes, plumps, and lengthens lashes with an ultra-light and quick-drying formula. The first “active serum” mascara primer also contains a unique cell-conditioning complex made up of hydrolyzed soy proteins that promote long-term lash growth, strength, and Vitality.

Retail $28.50,

6. Mascara

Dior Show Blackout-Mascara

A ‘big show’ mascara, inspired by models’ behind-the-scenes runway tricks. The result is ultra-sophisticated, ultra-glamorous; lashes are lengthened, thickened and curved to the ‘nth’ degree. Winner of Allure magazine’s ‘Best of Beauty Reader’s Choice’ award for Best Department Mascara, 2012.

Retail $27.50,


The Hip List: NeriumAD

#HipNJ’s Maria Falzo dished on the latest in skincare on This is it TV!

Nerium International has partnered with Nerium Skincare to develop and manufacture top-of-the-line skin care products. With a brand founded on cutting edge technology and research, Nerium has harnessed the benefits of the “Nerium Oleander” plant in its premiere skincare product, NeriumAD (Age Defying) night and day creams. Used for a number of centuries as a medical herb to treat various ailments, the Oleander plant is a key ingredient in Nerium AD and assists in the products anti-aging skin treatment.

NeriumAD contains “the highest concentrated amount of the NAE-8 antioxidant (derived from the Oleander plant), powerful proprietary protein blend, and vitamin E to help tighten the appearance of skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, discoloration, and enlarged pores”.

It assists users in achieving a more youthful appearance, addressing both texture and tone issues.

Behind its breakthrough cream, NeriumAD is a savvy choice for consumers when it comes to combating aging lines and wrinkles. In fact Nerium is quickly amassing a significant amount of popularity as one of the fastest growing skin care brands in North America. It has even been featured on the television talk show, “The View” and in various national beauty magazines.

Rave reviews have piled in, with people highlighting their fresher,newer look. And with today’s obsession with looking and feeling younger, NeriumAD is a must have!

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