The rest of the country may be freezing over, but here in Las Vegas spring is definitely sprung. Neiman Marcus held a beauty preview during February Fashion Week showcasing trends and products available in-store for Spring 2014.
A big trend in makeup that is continuing to build momentum is face contouring. The internet is full of pictures and tutorials of extensive contouring with foundation. Most of us don't have time to a full contour everyday. You can still add dimension structure with just a brush and a simple powder. One of the pioneers of face contouring, makeup artist Kevin Aucoin outlined contouring in his 1999 book 'Making Faces'. You can get your own lesson in contouring by visiting the Kevin Aucoin counter at Neiman Marcus.
First is was the BB Cream (beauty balm) and now its the CC Cream (Color Corrector). Amore Pacific has created the first CC Cream that comes in a compact, making it perfect for traveling. The Color Control Cushion Compact comes in four shades with SPF 50, green tea, bamboo sapp and offers buildable coverage. The compact comes with two makeup sponges and a color refill, all for only $60.
Sugar damage repair serum
If you consume a lot of sweets, it could be doing a number on your skin. The medical term is glycation, referring to sugar molecules that attach to proteins or lipids, causing damage. Collagen and elastin, the two proteins most prone to glycation are also the most important in keeping skin looking healthy and youthful. Yves Saint Laurent has developed a serum to fight glycation. The Forever Youth Liberator Serum contains GlycanActif® to stimulate regeneration deep within the skin; improving tone and texture, lifting wrinkles and softening skin, the serum starts at $155. Also available in a duo for eyes and skin, $130.
LED wrinkle reducing
NuFace users have a new way to fight fine lines. The Wrinkle Reducer Attachment is a red LED light attachment that uses infrared light to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Just use it for a three minutes a day to get healthier skin and reduce your lines. The attachment is sold separate from the NuFace device and lasts for 25,000 hours, $149.
The Beauty Event
Now through March 2, 2014, get a beauty bag filled with deluxe samples with a fragrance or cosmetics purchase of $125 or more at Neiman Marcus stores and at neimanmarcus.com.