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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 Nordstroms.com

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 BobbiBrownCosmetics.com

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, NeimanMarcus.com

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, DieciColori.com

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, Dior.com

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, Dior.com


Bluemercury Montclair

With only eleven New Jersey locations, Montclair has become lucky number twelve on the list for Bluemercury!

#HipNJ’s Kelly Dillon was at their grand opening party, and spoke with the store’s manager, Ann D’Alessandro, about what the new Bluemercury store has to offer the community.

Bluemercury carries some of the best beauty products on the market. These include popular lines such as La Mer and RéVive, a full line of Kiehl’s, hair products such as Oribe and Bumble and bumble, and top makeup brands like (Montclair resident) Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier.

Bluemercury Montclair also offers spa treatments that range from signature facials and waxing, to a variety of skincare treatments, like glycolic peels and microdermabrasion. Bluemercury is able to “cater to what the client needs”.

Ann believes Montclair really needed a store like Bluemercury, and we agree! Come check out the new Bluemercury in Montclair, NJ located at the corner of Church and South Park Street.

For more information, visit Bluemercury.com.

See you there!