beauty queen: christa b. allen
matte skin plus cherry lips equals winter perfection.
PRIME IT: Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer- $38
You might think you don't really need a primer. But trust us, once you start, there's no going back. Besides the fact that prepping your face is the easiest way to make sure your makeup lasts all day, this Smashbox version evens out your skin tone, hides blemishes, and can be tailored for your specific skin color undertones. The different colors might look scary in the tubes, but don't worry--each shade goes on sheer.
COVER IT: Perfekt Skin Perfection Gel- $48
Hands-down our new favorite foundation-slash-moisturizer, this gel glides on smooth and seeps right into your skin--no smoothing in necessary. And a bonus? You only need a little bit for a natural-looking matte finish.
COLOR IT: BareMinerals Lipstick in Marvelous Moxie- $18
While there's no shortage of really awesome red lipsticks (Lady Danger, duh!), this super-creamy version from BareMinerals is the latest to join our stash...think of it as the coolest new accessory to boring winter coats.