Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...and those of us holding the mascara wand.

After two decades of covering the beauty industry, I've come to learn what makes it so alluring. Finding the perfect shade of makeup to match your skin tone, adding a swipe of eyeliner to give your tired eyes a lift, discovering an innovative new product line, or indulging in a totally luxurious spa treatment. My experiences have been documented in magazines, newspapers and websites worldwide. I've tested newly formulated products in the lab, explored hair removal options, shopped for lipstick, added shine to my hair and succumbed to massage marathons--all in the name of beauty. I've written press releases, hosted makeover events and co-authored a Do-It-Yourself Beauty book (Alloy). On this blog, I write about products and services that I come across every day as well as those that have been provided by publicists or the companies that make them. Either way, I write what I think. I hope to share some of my insights--and bring you the latest, greatest beauty news right here. Join me in the quest to find all things pretty.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

winterize your beauty regimen, reported by Susan Redstone as seen on ABC 7 chicago, WLS-TV

Want to turn your summer beauty routine into a targeted fall/winter regimen? Stylist Susan Redstone shares her favorite must-have products...

REMBRANDT "Deeply White" collection Peroxide Mouthwash and Toothpaste. It gets out surface and deep stains. WHY YOU NEED IT Deep lipsticks are in style. So, teeth whitening is huge, so are costly dentist office procedures. But, instead, this is budget friendly, no messy mouthguards. Simply swtich out your toothpaste and rinse for these ones. $7 each at WALGREENS

BABY LIPS REPAIRING LIP BALM by MAYBELLINE NEW YORK -- the first collection of treatment lip products from this line, boosted with botanical cell renewal concentrates. WHY YOU NEED IT It repairs lips so they are visibily quenched, smoother, look moisturized and not rough and it comes in clear or tinted, with SPF 20. And they're fun to wear!$3.99 at DRUGSTORES NATIONWIDE

VASELINE INTENSIVE BODY RESCUE LOTION Save on this drugstore available body lotion. WHY YOU NEED IT It's fabulously moisturzing and not expensive, fragrance free and doesn’t compete with your perfumes. Buy this must-have body lotion and splurge on the face creams instead. $2.99

DNA RENEWAL NIGHT CREAM -- by DNA EFG RENEWAL Beverly Hills Doc Ron Moy is the leading expert in plant DNA skin science.WHY YOU NEED IT This is the fastest cell renewal you can buy on the market. Plant DNA helps generate new cells fast and repair summer's sun damage. And its RICH so you only need a little. $130

FALL COLORS by NYX COSMETICS Don't start fall without these warm, smoky shades. MERLOT, try a deep wine colored lipstick, $6. PUMP IT UP LIP PLUMPER, it feels tingly and adds great color, $6. SMOKEY LOOK KIT, create your own looks for only $13. WHY YOU NEED THEM On trend, professional quality make up at drugstore prices. Get more value for your money.