Beauty Breakthroughs of 2012
The beauty industry is ever changing and always trying to accommodate our beauty needs, from time efficiency to cost and effectiveness.
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I searched the beauty market high and low to find the hottest new beauty breakthroughs that hit the shelves this year.
Stila Stay All Day 10-In-1 HD Beauty Balm
BB Creams, also known as Beauty Balms, really hit the market with a boom this year. They’re known as the all-in-one facial product to replace serums, moisturizers, primers, foundations, and sunblocks. They can be worn alone as a tinted moisturizer, or over serums and moisturizers as a regular foundation, depending on your preference. Stila’s Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD beauty Balm is one of my favorites!
Chanel CC Cream
Since BB Creams were such a hit, CC Creams or color Correcting Creams like Chanel’s CC Cream, recently launched in the beauty market. Like BB creams, CC creams can cover up blemishes while treating and nourishing your skin, but the major difference between the two is the addition of an ingredient that promotes collagen growth.
Nails had a serious beauty moment in 2012, and non-toxic manicures really became a popular choice for consumers, as did gel manicures. But one of the newest launches in the nail industry is Sally Hansen’s Salon InstaGel Strips. The all-in-one kit has everything you need for a glossy, UV-cured gel manicure that's chip resistant and lasts for up to two weeks. Can’t get much easier that that!
Instant Volume Body Boost Powder
Don’t have time to wash or fix hair after a long day at work and before a date? This is the reason why dry shampoos have been a hit in 2012. And just when you think the innovators couldn’t think of anything else, Brazilian Blowout launched their Instant Volume Body Boost Powder that does even more! It’s is a talc-free formula that works as a dry shampoo, adds instant volume, texturizes & extends the life of your style. A fabulous three-in-one product!
Root Touch Up & Highlighting Pen by Oscar Blandi
While we’re on the topic of hair, you can’t forget one of the most convenient products that launched this year, the Root Touch Up & Highlighting Pen by Oscar Blandi. It temporarily disguises roots and covers grey with a natural-looking finish. And it’s easy to apply, fast-drying and waterproof — so it’s perfect for right before that party you have tonight!
When I heard this one I didn’t believe it. Dr. Yan Trokel, a Manhattan-based board certified surgeon invented the Y Eye, a 10-minute procedure that instantly lifts the brow and adds shape to your eyes. This is an office procedure that has immediate results and there are no incisions or downtime, so you can go right back to your daily activities.
University Medical WrinkleMD Eye System
University Medical WrinkleMD Eye System launched this year to give you an at-home option to fighting wrinkles. You can reduce the look of fine lines by applying small patches on the area around your eyes for 40-minutes and then the patented Ion Infusion technology delivers hyaluronic acid to the skin, which in return helps to tighten. The best part is that it’s hands-free, so you can do it anywhere. Just remember that these products need to be used as recommended for desired results.
Sedu Ion Prive Dryer
Sedu Ion Prive Dryer is a powerful, light hairdryer with a patented brushless motor that allows you to dry your hair 70 percent quicker. It also features an incredibly quiet motor and 18 different setting combinations.
Romi Digital Foundation Kit
Huh, digital foundation? Yes, it’s true and I’ve tried it. Romi Digital Foundation Kit is a device that helps you flawlessly apply an all-in-one primer, foundation, concealer, and powder to your skin without an uneven finish. The applicator mimics the patting technique used by makeup artists to blend makeup on skin in an easy-to-use and effective approach.
Romi Digital Foundation Kit
And for those of you who choose to use a foundation that isn’t digital, Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup is a must. This is a breakthrough because the innovators from the line were able to develop a new kind of base that is packed with almost nothing but pigment, so your face feels bare but looks totally flawless. The weightless formula glides onto skin, and covers imperfections instantly.