Monday, April 22, 2013

In the Clear

Beauty picks from a jet-setting cosmetics CEO

Carisa Janes' beauty picks

Your overflowing drawers of half-used beauty products are pretty telling. They say your constant search for the holy grails of skincare and makeup has you going cents-less.

Spare your wallet, and your sanity, by consulting the professionals for on-the-glow picks. Today, we asked Hourglass Cosmetics CEO Carisa Janes to reveal the top five products she can't leave home without (she literally dug through her purse and showed us).

Good thing our lips are so not sealed.

1// La Prairie Light Fantastic Brightening Eye Treatment
"This portable tool is excellent for refreshing the undereye area, countering any puffiness and adding a hint of radiance."

2// Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Peel
"The anti-aging ingredients help balance the complexion and soothe any redness. I give myself a peel at home to keep my skin clear, and the packets are ideal for travel."
$28 for set of 10,

3// Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector SPF 42
"This sunscreen doesn't leave me feeling oily or excessively white. It's so weightless I don't even feel it on my skin, and it has a nice, shine-free finish."
$30, and Macy's, Ala Moana Center

4// Shu Uemura Soft Cross False Eyelashes
"These are great for nighttime or events. They enhance my eyes in a natural looking way."

5// Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil
"I'm addicted to this. It's an incredibly hydrating lip treatment with a blend of essential oils, vitamins and anti-aging ingredients, and it has an opulent 24-karat gold tip that creates a cooling effect on the lips."
$42, and

Want more? Click here to see what Hawaii Five-0 star Michelle Borth carries in her beauty bag!

Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013 in Permalink

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Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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