We're big fans of long-wearing lipstick, but not huge fans of the way it usually feels (dry, tight, gross — pick your adjective). But Dior Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge, $37, has changed our minds. This one has highly pigmented, last-for-hours color that actually feels as good as it looks. Sold!
Alas, we've nearly reached that time of year when nail polishes in shades like tropical coral and hot pink start to look a little...off. Luckily, the fall colors we have to look forward to are very enticing. Case in point: Essie Nail Polish in Say It Ain't Soho, $9, a warm metallic copper that will look right at home with your favorite cashmere sweater and a pumpkin spice latte.
We'd love the beauty gods to create a spell that would make under-eye circles, blemishes and dark spots disappear with a special chant. Until then, we've got this trusty little illusion-maker. Laced with ingredients like Persian silk tree bark extract (to lift and resurface) and wild indigo extract (to brighten), plus a cool blender-sponge attachment to buff the formula into the skin, Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Liquid Concealer, $32, camouflages everything you need to hide quickly, thoroughly, and maybe even a little bit magically.
If your paddle brush and your flatiron had a baby, it might look something like the genius new Drybar Brush Crush, $145. Just turn it on and pull it through dry hair for a smooth, straight style in minutes.