The Beauty Horizon: 5 Labels to Get Excited About For Fall

If you’re feeling the dog days of beauty—roughly the entire month of August until the leaves start falling from the trees—then it might be a good time to check out some new gems coming up on the cosmetics horizon (slathering your face with suntan lotion and calling it quits is getting old, right?), from established brands to labels you’ve probably never heard of. Here’s a mix of exciting companies that either have products available now, or that give you something to look forward to (besides being able to wear makeup again) come autumn.

Snowberry Beauty – This New Zealand-based line is created by a cosmetician who saw a need for “authentic skin care” that used bio active ingredients, but did’t compromise in quality. The packaging is beautiful and the products use more 160 ingredients in total. Coming to the states soon.

Natu Hair Care – Natu is all about reminding us how badly we treat our hair though color, bleach, over washing and conditioning, ironing, processing, and general abuse. The formula is 96.8% – 99.5 % natural, with the key ingredients being natural proteins, lipids, amino acids, nutrients, and vitamins. Of course there are no sulfates, parabens, artificial colors, fragrances, resins, or animal products, either.

Birchbox – This is not a new line, but it’s a genius one nonetheless. For ten dollars a month, you get 4 or 5 hand-picked samples delivered to you. Each month you pick new products from up-and-coming niche brands, clinical lines, or more established names. It’s a beauty junkie’s dream. Some of the diverse lines to pick from include Benefit, Weleda, Bulgari, Stila, Nars, Sue Devitt, Pureology, Kiehls, and Erno Lazlo.

Elizabeth Dehn – Dehn has done her share of testing as a beauty blogger for www.beautybets.com and as a former magazine beauty editor. This clean line is all about simplicity. From the understated yet pretty packaging to the 100 % natural ingredients free of fillers and water to the refreshingly uncomplicated products. There are three. A cream, face spray and serum. Sometimes less is bliss.

Inglot – This Polish cosmetics line is over 25 years old and known for their highly pigmented shades and pro-level quality, all at reasonable prices. The Freedom System Palette is a custom made selection of face, lips and eyes. Most recently, they have developed the first ever Breathable Nail Enamel.

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