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Kimberly Arnold is the Beauty Editor for Miss A. She is a Raleigh native studying Public Relations and Marketing at Campbell University. She is a true southerner at heart with city girl style. She is fascinated with all facets of the beauty industry: from conception to product development to marketing. She has makeup artistry experience working with several cosmetic giants such as Bobbi Brown and Estee Lauder. She hopes to one day take her artistry talents to the streets of New York City. She enjoys staying ahead of the trends to give her readers all the latest scoops, the hottest tips and tricks, and tutorials. Her biggest beauty tip is to never leave the house without lipstick and a smile.

Winter 2013 Beauty Must-Haves

Buxom Lash Liner: $16.00 – We all love a rich, black line, but a gel eyeliner that conditions lashes while adding drama? Yes, please! It’s formulated with amazing ingredients like Honeysuckle, Jojoba Oil, and vitamins A, C, and E, and more to promote healthy doll-like lashes.

(Photo Credit: Nordstrom)

(Photo Credit: Nordstrom)

Mai Couture Papier Wallet & Papier Refills: $18.00 – Say goodbye to your old blotting sheets. Mai Couture brings the next big thing to the mix with their innovative “papier” refills. Who knew that these cute wallets could be such a lifesaver this season? Throw them in your bag to refresh your look or take your day makeup to night. They have an amazing variety of “papier” products that will deposit blush, highlighter, and bronzer to your look by simply blotting them on the skin.

MAC Blush in “Scarlet”: $25.00 – Give your skin the perfect rosy flush this season with this amazing matte blush powder. It looks amazing when applied with a light hand to the apples of the cheeks. Want your red lips to last longer? Apply a sweep of this blush over the center of the lips and then press together.

MAC “Eye Brows”: $19.00 – Filling in brows easily makes the biggest difference in anyone’s face because they frame the eyes. Accompany your dramatic eye looks with a perfectly defined brow this season. The pencil form makes it easy to quickly dispense product. It’s also thin enough so you can define your brows to your liking.

EYEKO Skinny Brush Mascara: $19.00 – This amazing brand focuses on everything eyes, hence the name. And they definitely know what they are doing! This extremely thin brush is able to give you the length you’ve only dreamed about. And it’s formulated with pro-vitamin B and natural oils that keep lashes healthy.

EYEKO Liquid Metal Eyeliner: $26.00 – Pairing your lovely lashes with this eyeliner will give you the most amazing cat eye of the season. The “Black Onyx” shade gives a more glamorous and fun twist on the classic cat-eye. Wanting to get in the holiday spirit? Channel your festive mood with their “Rose Gold” shade, a lovely gold metallic hue.

Bobbi Brown Extra Eye Repair Cream: $69.00 – Welcome to your new holy-grail eye cream. As a makeup artist, I can tell you that this eye cream is the most loved by my clients. And it’s been my favorite eye cream for the past several years. It gives the most amount of hydration of anything I’ve tried and I guarantee once you try it, you won’t be able to be without it. Another perk? Bobbi also formulated this cream to prime the eyes for her award-winning concealers, so you can look refreshed and bright all throughout the day.

Rosebud Perfume Rosebud Lip Salve: $6.00 – Salves are amazing for intense hydration, which we all definitely need in the winter (unless you’re lucky enough to live in some far-off tropical land). Salves can be used as lip balms or for dry patches of skin. I love applying the salve on my elbows or anywhere I have chapped skin before bed, and my skin feels smooth and conditioned in the morning. Perfect for your purse or to keep next to your bed as your nightly routine.

Figs & Rouge Lip and Hand Balm Tubes: $9.00 – $10.00 – First of all, these lip tints are packaged so adorably and look so lovely on the lips when applied. They are also super hydrating and are 100% natural. The hand creams feel so creamy and luxe on the skin and will keep your skin in healthy shape all winter-long. Plus, these will make great stocking stuffers for all the lucky ladies in your life!

(Photo Credit: Sephora)

(Photo Credit: Sephora)

MURAD Advanced Active Radiance Serum: $89.00 – Because skin tends to lose radiance and brightness during colder months, this serum is your go-to skincare product for winter. It works quickly to improve skin radiance, support natural collagen production, and protect against free radical damage and should be in every woman’s skincare routine this season.

Vita Liberata Self-Tanning Products: $37.50 – Summer may be all about bronzed skin, but if you want a beautiful, natural looking tan, then this line of self-tanner products is for you. This extremely innovative brand has truly given us a gift – a fake tan that lasts up to 3 weeks?! And no, pigs aren’t flying yet. Vita Liberata is just brilliant and their products are a definite must-have this season.

MAC Strobe Liquid Lotion: $40.00 – This lotion dispenses the perfect amount of iridescence that leaves skin so naturally luminous, you’ll fool all your friends. Cure dull skin by mixing this lotion in with your favorite foundation or by applying it over your foundation for a more glowing complexion. And it’s lightweight and fast-absorbent, so it won’t feel heavy on the skin.

(For Men) Jack Black Skincare: $7.50 – $98.00 – Jack Black has an amazing array of men’s skincare and shave-care that will be perfect to gift your man and have him hooked for the rest of time (which is good for you and him). Their “Beard Lube Conditioning Shave $11-$33” has been male-tested by the men in my life and approved with a two thumbs up! The “Post Shave Cooling Gel” is an amazing product to follow and will keep your man’s skin in healthy, smooth condition.

Sultra The Bombshell 1 Inch Curling Iron: $130.00 – This is not your average curling iron. If you’re a curling fanatic like I am, then this new hair tool will be your holy grail must-have this season and for years to come. What makes this hair tool so unique is the Kyocera Ceramic Technology that works to protect your hair while you curl it. It’s durable, yet lightweight, allowing you to achieve the smoothest, most beautiful curls ever.

drybar “Southern Belle” Volumizing Mousse: $25.00-  Get the volume we all wish we could obtain after a blowout with this product created by the queen of blowouts – Alli Webb (founder of drybar salons). This mousse works through hair to give flexible, and long-lasting volume. It does not leave hair crunchy too, which many volumizing mousses do. This product will be a must-have while you tackle your holiday parties to come this season.

(Photo Credit: Alba)

(Photo Credit: Alba)

Alba Hawaiian Leave-In Conditioning Mist: $8.99 – Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pretend it is. This amazing leave-in conditioner hydrates dry hair, detangles, and quenches dull hair. Containing protein-rich coconut milk, argan oil, and plant-sourced keratin, this formula is designed to provide a protective barrier amongst the damage of heat styling. This product is so affordable and smells amazing! Be warned, though, you may want to take a vacation after using this product.

Frederik Fekkai Essential Shea Shampoo and Conditioner: $25.00 – Again, Fekkai brings us affordable luxury hair products that are specifically created to address the concerns of many women. This haircare duo revives coarse, brittle hair that is dry or damaged and provides serious hydration. Containing shea butter, a natural moisturizer, these sulfate-free products will help to repair damage caused from heat styling and give you amazing luscious locks this fall.

Batiste Dry Shampoo: $7.99 – is a must-have for dry shampoo this season. This product is so affordable and one of the best on the market. For darker hair, it does have a white overcast, but is easily brushed out with fingers or a comb. Plus, it gives amazing volume when worked into the scalp. I use this even on first-day hair, when I want to lift the roots and to give my hair that extra oomph!

(Photo Credit: Barneys)

(Photo Credit: Barneys)

Rahua Omega 9 Hair Mask: $58.00 – If you’re looking to invest in a luxurious hair mask, this one is definitely a must-have for your hair routine. This mask has so many amazing properties and benefits: promoting scalp health, preserving color vibrancy, providing a high-gloss shine. It also contains Ungurahua Oil, which is full of omega-9 and helps to fortify hair while instantly hydrating.

Please note: The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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