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Shades of Summer
Some of the most striking natural beauty can be found in the Southwest. The velvety adobe reds, the startling turquoise of the noon sky, the striated sunset golds. You can take in the full color spectrum with MAC Cosmetics Vibe Tribe, a limited edition collection including these stunning eyeshadows, blushes, and bronzing powders...and then create your very own gorgeous drama.

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Fringe Elements
I'm very low maintenance lash-wise, often skipping mascara altogether unless I'm heading out at night. But if anything's going to get me into the habit, it'd be these Givenchy Eye Couture Collection mascaras ($33 each; The cute, stylish packaging (representing fashion capitals Tokyo, Paris and New York); the cleverly designed brushes for volume and precision; and the intense black formula have all inspired me to get my lash glam on.

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Shadow Boxing
These eyeshadows are silky and buildable—and they come in the most wearable, everyday-pretty shades (Knock Out Beauty by Sonia Kashuk Smokey Eye Palette in Shadow Box, $25; My favorite thing about them, though? Kashuk chose the name because she wants to remind us that we're all knockout beauties in our own way—a winning message if ever I heard one.

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Summer Fun, Lipcolor Division
Four new lipsticks, four fantastic textures! If you've shied away from matte, try the Sephora—it has a velvety soft finish and comes in a tube, like a gloss. For high shine without any tackiness, there's the super-hydrating Dior, which feels cool and refreshing and gives you a hint of color. The Lancôme, a blend of pigments and essential oils, looks so natural, you can apply it without a mirror. Traditional lipstick lovers will want the Guerlain, which delivers creamy, luminous hydration in 20 beguiling shades.

1. Sephora Collection Wonderful Cushion Matte Lip Cream ($8;

2. Dior Addict Milky Tint Nourishing Lip Fluid ($35;

3. Lancôme Juicy Shaker Pigment-Infused Bi-Phased Lip Oil ($21;

4. Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Lipstick ($32;