All too often creative beauty products are nothing more than gimmicks (that don't actually work). But not all cosmetics are created equal. Here, the style editors at Lucky magazine rounded up unique items that will stave off beauty product boredom and quickly transform your look.
Ciate Caviar Manicure $25 — Sephora.com
Nail art is everything right now — from the runways to the red carpet to, yes, even the Olympics! Here's an easy at-home way to get on the trend. These were huge in the U.K. and recently made their way to America. It's 3-D nail art. You can go all-out and do it on every nail or practice more restraint and do just one nail or a design with the pearlescent beads.
Givenchy Magic Lipgloss Lipcolor Revealer $30 — Sephora.com
Inspired by actress Liv Tyler, this is like a mood ring for your lips. The lipgloss formula works with the pH of your skin and turns into the ideal pink color for your skin tone. It's clear in the tube and then once you apply it, magic!
Lady Gaga Fame Perfume $55 — Macys.com
Brand new from the world of Lady Gaga... the world's first black liquid fragrance. She says it's black because it's like "the soul of fame." This perfume hits stores next week and contains notes of Atropa belladonn (which is also known as Deadly Nightshade because when the foliage or berries are eaten raw, they are poisonous) Tiger Orchid, incense, apricot, saffron and honey. It looks black in the bottle, but sprays clear once it hits the air.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Les Bulles d'Agathe $20 — Bergdorfgoodman.com
Francis Kurkdjian is a renowned perfumer (he's created fragrances for some of the biggest fashion houses from Armani to Dior). He adds some whimsy to his prestigious scents by making them in bubble form. These are child-safe and come in notes of cut herbs, pear and fresh mint.
Lisa Hoffman Fragrance Jewelry $65, Hsn.com
Eco-friendly and made from pure perfume — by Dustin Hoffman's wife no less — these jewelry pieces come with refillable fragrance beads. You can switch your scent mid-day without having to wash it off. Great for people who have sensitive skin.
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Alterna 1 Night Highlights $29, Beautybar.com
This is the ultimate test-drive hair color product. It gives you an instant burst of color, highlights and washes out with one shampoo. It's good for 20 applications and it's super easy to apply. Perfect for a girl's night!
Christina Beauty Globes $66, Amazon.com
We've all heard the tea bags, cucumbers or cold spoon tricks to reduce under eye puffiness, but they can be sloppy or wear off in minutes. These special globes maintain cold for an extended time thanks to the specially treated water inside. You wet them and massage them over your face. It helps relax tired eyes, promote collagen and balance skin tone.
DevaCurl Dryer and DevaFuser, $149.95, Mydevacurl.com
Finally, girls with curly hair can get their hair looking softer, shinier and less frizzy! Ergonomic design directs air to targeted curls and it uses 360 degree diffused air flow (not just one straight flow of heat). And if you spend a little money on a good hairdryer, it'll last you for years!
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