TODAY Style Editor and Bobbie.com's Bobbie Thomas shares the scoop on what's hot this winter in the beauty world.
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Now that we have mastered the appearance of flawless skin thanks to miracle concealers and the BB, CC and ZZ creams, the latest beauty trend is to create a faux sun-kissed look with subtle spots on your cheeks in the form of faux freckles.
FreckYourself is a form of realistic, temporary freckles you can apply to your face. The company, currently fundraising on Kickstarter has plans to ship to consumers in February 2016. If you just can't wait that long, TopShop's Freckle Pencil is available now. It comes in just the right shade and consistency to give you a natural look ($7, topshop.com).
If you've ever loved a particular polish, you know how devastating it can be if it gets discontinued. Nail favorite Essie has been listening, and in honor of their 35th anniversary, they're re-releasing for a limited time some shades from their vault. You can pre-order coveted colors like Starry Starry Night (a deep blue glittered shade originally released in 1985), Cabana Boy, Life of the Party, Bikini with a Martini, and Sequin Sash ($8.50, essie.com).
And of course when it comes to trends, Chanel Beauty always helps pave the way.
This season their Troublante shade flew off shelves thanks to its unique blend of red, copper and gold undertones. Didn't get your hands on a bottle? Consider Rose Fusion, another metallic Chanel lacquer that hits the mark between chic and festive. If you're looking to take your tips a step further, consider the Rouge Noir Top Coat, which adds a hint of luxe gold sparkle ($27, chanel.com).
New way to wave
Last but not least, the new hair tool Tyme touts a barrel where the "twist is in the tool, not the wrist." Translation: you don't have to do anything extra with your hands because the barrel itself is built to put a wave in your hair as you pull down, so you use it like a flat iron. And bonus: thanks to that special flattened barrel, Tyme also doubles as a straightener. If you find yourself needing tips or advice, you can schedule a Facetime or Skype session with a Tyme expert ($190, tymehair.com).
Our resident Style Editor and author of The Power of Style, Bobbie Thomas shares the buzz about beauty, fashion, and more here on TODAY and at Bobbie.com. Consider her your go-to girlfriend, style MacGuyver, and Wikipedia for women . Follow her on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.