“Bonding over Beauty” author Erika Katz talks latest beauty trends

Posted at 2:21 PM, May 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-01 14:21:46-04

From BB Creams to CC Creams, to the new eye creams with the massager tools and gel top coats, the latest #beauty #trends are just what you need to update your look for spring. Beauty/Parenting expert Erika Katz stopped by with some of her picks

Trend #1:  BB/CC Creams


A multi-benefit complexion-correcting cream that reduces the appearance of dark spots  and enhances the natural radiance of the skin. Discover the ultimate in multi-tasking, complexion-perfecting skincare formulations with Smashbox Cosmetics’ breakthrough Camera Ready CC Cream SPF 30 – Dark Spot Correcting. Developed to help you achieve a flawless, luminous and camera-ready complexion, this pioneering fusion of skincare and makeup represents the next level of treatment cosmetics.
AVAILABLE AT:, Sephora, Sephora Inside JC Penney, ULTA, Nordstrom, QVC, and select Macy’s beginning April 1, 2013
AVAILABLE SHADES: Fair, Light, Light/Medium, Medium, Dark

The ultimate makeup bag hero, this multi-tasking, beautifying balm delivers nine major skincare and makeup benefits while providing SPF 25 protection. More soothing than a moisturizer and more effective than foundation, the new BB Cream bridges the gap between makeup and skincare to help you achieve a flawless face in one simple step. The high-tech, lightweight formula primes, moisturizes, minimizes the appearance of pores and protects against environmental damage while concealing, brightening, smoothing, mattifying, and covering imperfections.
Available shades: Light, Medium, Medium/Dark
PRICE: $6.99
WHERE TO BUY: Drugstores

Trend #2:  Eye Creams with Massage Tools
The new 360° eye contour transformation. Lancôme introduces its 1st eye-illuminating serum, engineered with a unique rotating and massaging applicator to reach even the most inaccessible eye areas. Experience a 360° eye contour transformation above and below the eyes for visible results. After 4 weeks of use, results show 78% of women thought that the eye contour was visibly improved.
PRICE: $68
WHERE TO BUY: Lancô and  Lancôme counters nationwide

2) Mally Beauty Eye Gel
Perfectly prepares eyes for makeup. Apply this cooling pink gel with a stainless steel metal bead applicator to further soothe eyes. The soothing gel cools eyes, delivers skin-friendly ingredients, and improves the look and feel of the eye area.
Where to buy:
Price: $45

Trend #3: Volumizing Hair Powders
1) UNITE Expanda Dust
Forget fairy dust – the unique Expanda Dust formula delivers a magical touch of totally dramatic texture with just a puff. Developed with potato and tapioca starch for thickening and volumizing hair, and kaolin and corn starch for optimum texture, body and hold, Expanda Dust guarantees you’ll never go flat again. Beyond just boosting hair’s volume, it also uses Aloe Barbadensis Leaf juice to provide intense moisture for the hair and scalp. For best results, lightly sprinkle on roots for volume, and throughout hair for added texture.
PRICE: $26.25

2) Oscar Blandi Dry Teasing Dust
True grit—Dry Teasing Dust is an entirely new way to boost roots and add a terrifically tousled look to hair. Simply twist the top and spinkle. Hair instantly takes on a teased, second-day effect with added styling grip and a nice touch of volume. Aloe leaf juice nourishes the hair and scalp while silica controls oil, leaving hair feeling soft and smooth and looking lively and fabulous.
PRICE: $23.00

Trend #4:  Paper Facial Masks
1) Lancôme Génifique Youth Activating Second Skin Mask
Supercharge your skincare routine with this exceptional mask that delivers the long-term brightening and anti-aging perks of the classic serum in a single concentrated treatment. In just one 20-minute at-home treatment, the mask helps combat dull, uneven skin tone, promoting exfoliation and unveiling an exceptionally smooth and luminous complexion. Over time, the innovative mask continues to refine and rejuvenate the skin.

2) When
Keep skin ultranourished during times of travel. This high-quality Essence Gel Mask uses a bio-cellulose sheet created by fermenting coconut juice, each containing a high volume of fluid that is very effective in transferring the liquid nutrients to skin due to its ultrafine, three-dimensional structure. Its comfortable and soft texture is designed to perfectly fit all face shapes. When Travelmate contains sacccharide isomerate and Swiss Alpine herb extracts to gently hydrate your skin, and help you restore damaged and fatigued skin from your trip. Common ingredients such as glycerin and sodium hyaluronate moisturize, while extracts from grapefruit seed, bamboo stem, pine leaf, and ginseng help to keep skin healthy and stunning.
PRICE: $28.00

Trend #5:  Gel Top Coat
1) Mally Beauty 24/7 Gel Polish Top Coat
This top coast is used as a protective shield over the Gel Polish Nail Color and keeps nails looking shiny and well-polished for up to two weeks, without chipping and peeling. This gel overlay is used to strengthen nails after Gel Polish Nail Color is applied. It goes on smooth and light but packs a big punch for protection of Gel Polish Nail Color.

PRICE: $15

2) Sephora by OPI – Gel Shine Top Coat
This sleek gel top coat provides ultra-shine and protection for long-lasting Sephora by OPI gelshine™ applications. Transforming matte nail color to super glossy, this top coat is the perfect addition to an at-home manicure or pedicure.
PRICE: $17.50
WHERE TO BUY: Sephora.