In the last few years the wonderful world of science has brought us many amazing things. We’ve purchased body lotion that also tans our skin, eyelash curling mascara, and dry shampoo—hooray for progress! In celebration of these funny advances, today’s Beauty Board focuses on few of our current favorite products that have some sort of “technological” (read: nifty!) aspect. They’re all Poindexter approved!
1. Ted Gibson Hair Sheets (Styling: $25, sephora.com, Treatment: $35, sephora.com)
New York City hairstylist Ted Gibson recently launched his eponymous line of hair products and we’re geeked for the goods. Gibson’s Hair Sheets are particularly interesting, as they allow you to freshen up or fix your hair on the go. Each one is individually wrapped, so they’re extremely travel-friendly, and application is a snap—just swipe your dry locks and go. The Hair Sheets come in two flavors: Styling sheets will smooth frizz and zap odor while Treatment sheets allow you to condition your hair anywhere.
2. Shu Uemura False Eyelash Applicator ($55, nordstrom.com)
You know how easy it is to get suckered into highly specific kitchen tools, only to realize later that your trusty chef’s knife does a better job than the expensive “specialty item” you just bought? Well, we go through that sort of nonsense with beauty tools all the time, but we can honestly say that our makeup kit doesn’t contain anything like the Shu Uemura False Eyelash Applicator. The skinny silver wand has a curved shape that allows you to exactly place your falsies and hold them steady.
3. no!no! ($250, sephora.com)
Your monthly derm trips to get your fuzzy legs zapped may be a thing of the past thanks to the no!no! This little gadget is the latest weapon in the ongoing attack against unwanted body hair and you can use it to obliterate said enemy from home! The no!no! uses thermodynamic technology to transfer heat waves (painlessly) to your hair shafts, resulting in 64% reduction (not bad) after repeated use. Another swell aspect of the no!no! is that the replacement parts (good for about a month of use) are very reasonably priced. It might not be a miracle, but we’re down for anything that leaves us with smooth skin and doesn’t require numbing cream!
4. Revlon Makeup Eraser Pen ($6.39, drugstore.com)
If you’ve ever used long lasting, highly pigmented, or deep-colored lipsticks and eye shadows, you know what a pain in the butt it is to fix your application mistakes. Revlon’s Makeup Eraser Pen is like having a tiny photo retoucher in your cosmetics bag. The pen leaves behind the color you want and cleans up anywhere you might have, er, colored outside the lines.
5. Sally Hansen LaCross Diamond Bright Tweezers ($9.95, lacross.com for retailers)
The new, light-up tweezers from Sally Hansen fall into the “why didn’t I think of that?” category. The tool is genius, obviously, as it contains an easily activated, small LED light that spotlights whatever area you’re plucking. Sephora also makes a similar product, their Illuminating Tweezer, which comes in a travel friendly metal case. ($22, sephora.com)
There we have it girls. No more hiding behind oversized Oliver Peoples sunglasses anymore – get out and show yourself off!