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Marla Oddoye is a Emory University graduate who earned a BS in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology and minored in English. While in pursuit of a healthcare career, she is a true fashionista who would describe her style as being feminine, simple, and sophisticated. She is a lover of all things beauty - from make up to nails - and art. Her passions don’t end there as she enjoys painting, volunteering, and has recently discovered a love for cooking low calorie, satisfying meals.

New Beauty Products To Try In 2013

Last year had some amazing new makeup brands, collections, and products we’ll be sure to keep in our collection, but 2013 has already offered up some products that we’re so excited about. Our picks of must-try products will not only make you look and feel great, but some of them are even customizable to suit your personal taste.  New year, new beauty products!


M·A·C Spring 2013 Collection: Pressed Pigments

MAC Pressed Pigments

Photo Credit: M·A·C 

Who doesn’t love a good M·A·C  product? The beloved makeup brand has some gorgeous eye shadow pigments for the spring, but they’re hardly limited to the season nor in versatility. If you’re a shimmer and glitter fan or love a bold eye look, the Spring 2013 Pressed Pigments Collection is the collection for you (otherwise, you might want to skip this one). You can either wear it dry for beaming shine or wet for a more dramatic, frosty finish.

M·A·C Pressed Pigments Spring 2013 Collection, $21.00; available at M·A·C .


Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics: Lip Tars 


Photo Credit: OCC

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, also known as OCC, is a brand that’s gaining a lot of attention in the beauty world because of one of its exciting products. Combining the vibrancy of a lipstick, shine of a gloss, and the hydration of a balm, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars are not for the lip balm-only kind-of-girl. With over 40 colors to choose from, these bold and ultra-pigmented lippies (a little goes a long way) can be mixed and matched to give you a new shade with every application.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars, $16 each; available at Sephora.


Urban Decay Naked Skin: Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup

Naked Skin

Photo Credit: Urban Decay

Expanding the oh-so-popular Naked line yet again, Urban Decay gives us something new to fall in love with – Naked Skin. The collection features the Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup, a demi-matte finish liquid foundation that promises to illuminate and brighten your face without the cake. With eighteen shades to choose from and buildable coverage for a custom look, your perfect match just might be among them.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup, $38; available at Sephora.


Benefit Cosmetics: Fine-One-One

Fine One One

Photo Credit: Benefit

Benefit Cosmetics, has just delivered the ultimate, one-of-a-kind, all-in-one cheek product – Fine-One-One! The sheer trio color stick (pink champagne, sheer watermelon, and soft coral) highlights, brightens, and contours your cheeks in one fail-proof swipe. But if a sheer blush isn’t enough for you, swipe away for more color. What makes it even better is that it can double as a lipstick. A two-in-one beauty product? Gotta love it.

Benefit Cosmetics Fine-One-Nine, $30; available at Sephora.


Dermalogica: Age Smart Multivitamin Power Serum

Age Smart

Photo Credit: Dermalogica

It goes without saying that cold weather can be taxing on your skin. Dryness, flaking, and dullness are all too common skin problems for many of us. Luckily, skincare line Dermalogica has an anti-aging serum with all the perks. The Age Smart Multivitamin Power Serum not only contains Vitamins A, C, and E to help recover your skin from the environmental elements, it also works to decrease fine lines and age spots. If that isn’t enough, it’ll help minimize the signs of aging by stimulating your collagen and elasticity levels.

Dermalogica Age Smart Multivitamin Power Serum, $65; available at Ulta.


Garnier Fructis Hair Care: Hydra Recharge

Garnier Hydra Recharge

Photo Credit: Garnier Fructis

Has the winter weather left your hair feeling like dry straw? Those hair products that work great for your hair in the warmer months not working so well for you now? Give your tresses some much needed love and moisture with the new Garnier Fructis Hydra-Recharge hair care line, formulated especially for dry hair. The Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner as well as the 1-Minute Moisture-Plenish Treatment and Moisture Whip Leave-In Conditioner are all packed with delicious superfruits – goji berry, passion fruit, and kiwi – that’ll not only leave your hair feeling good, but also smelling amazing.

Garnier Hydra-Recharge, $3.99-$5.99; available at Garnier & various stores.


Essie Magnetic Snakeskin Collection: Repstyle


Photo Credit: Essie

If you were a fan of 2012’s crackle/shatter nails comeback, can’t live without your reptile-skinned accessories, or just love all things nails, try a snake-textured effect on your tips. Magnetic polishes are taking things up a notch by featuring a snakeskin effect that looks fun and chic for any season. Nail polish maven, Essie, has a  new collection of  magnetic polishes, Repstyle, that creates this cool animal-print effect in six shadessssss.

Essie Repstyle, $11.25 each; available at Essie & various stores.    


What beauty products are you looking forward to trying in 2013?

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