Event Date(s): 02/04/2009 | Event Location(s): Today New York Studio | Description: KATHIE LEE GIFFORD: We're back with BOBBIE'S BEAUTY BAG, I think, and we're reaching inside for solutions to that dried, peeling... HODA KOTB: Peeling. GIFFORD: ...awful winter skin. KOTB: All right. TODAY's style contributor Bobbie Thomas is here with all of that and some new beauty products you should know about from lips to nails. Ms. BOBBIE THOMAS: Definitely. KOTB: What are we wearing, first of all? I'm dizzy with these on. GIFFORD: Oh, gosh, it makes you literally nauseous. Ms. THOMAS: Well, you were laughing, the glasses do look funny, but they're makeup glasses. And they're thin... KOTB: OK. GIFFORD: These flip. Ms. THOMAS: Yeah, they flip down and this slides side to side. KOTB: Yeah. Ms. THOMAS That's by Magnifico and this is Eye Magic. And what's great for you far-sighted beauties out there. KOTB: Right. GIFFORD: And you know who you are. KOTB: Yes, you do. Ms. THOMAS:You can see well far away, a magnifying mirror usually doesn't help, so this balances it out. And... KOTB: So you see out of one eye and you can... Ms. THOMAS: Flip it over. KOTB: ...flip it. Ms. THOMAS: The alternative of having makeup that's raccoon and dropped down to your cheek or streaking blush is not good. KOTB: Right. GIFFORD: We should send these to Tuti in Uzbekistan because I bet she has trouble now putting on her makeup. She could use these. KOTB: She might need them. Ms. THOMAS: OK, so... KOTB: We've got some great--I'm so excited about your products today, Bobbie. What do we have? Ms. THOMAS: Yeah, the first section I wanted some winter pick-me-ups. KOTB: Mm-hmm. Ms. THOMAS: You know, a lot of people talk about the winter itch. GIFFORD: It's called Florida. KOTB: Yeah. GIFFORD: That's what your winter pick-me-up. Ms. THOMAS: Well, if your skin is dry and itchy right now, it's because cold air lacks moisture. KOTB: Mm-hmm. Ms. THOMAS: So you want to, of course, moisturize and exfoliate; but you can also avoid hot water. KOTB: Mm-hmm. Ms. THOMAS: And I know that sounds weird. People are like, why would you not take a hot shower? GIFFORD: Because you get dirty even if you're not hot. KOTB: Mm-hmm. GIFFORD: You get dirty. Ms. THOMAS: Right. GIFFORD: I know, you probably think it's a surprise. Ms. THOMAS: I have no idea what you're talking about. GIFFORD: But you get very dirty in the wintertime. You still need to get showers or baths. Ms. THOMAS: Yeah, but you want to avoid hot water because it actually dries your skin out more. So you want to simulate the experience. KOTB: So what do you do? Ms. THOMAS: And you can do something. At Lush, they have these Emotibombs for the base of your shower where it steams up the shower with a fragrance or these self-heating cleansers and souffles. Avon, Bliss, Ole Henriksen, they all have... TEXT: Heat Wave Emotibomb $3.95 each lushusa.com African Red Tea Self Heating Body Souffle $65 OleHenriksen.com GIFFORD: What do you mean... KOTB: So they're warm to the touch when you put it on? Ms. THOMAS: Yes. When you put it on with the water and it activates, it gets warm. KOTB: I love that. Ms. THOMAS: So you can get that feeling in the shower without drying out your skin. TEXT: Heat Wave Avon Anti-Aging Thermal Cleanser $10.50 amazon.com KOTB: Wait, and these you just put in the bottom of your shower and just--and just the steam? Ms. THOMAS: Bottom of the show. They're called Emotibombs. They're adorable names, hilarious. KOTB: Uh-huh. GIFFORD: I love this. KOTB: I love those. Ms. THOMAS: They're 4 bucks from Lush. Totally great. KOTB: OK, nice, what do we have here? Ms. THOMAS: The next thing I want everyone to know about is the latest trend at the drugstore. Recessionistas, you should rejoice because it's about double duty beauty. KOTB: Mm-hmm. Ms. THOMAS: Age-fighting foundation is the newest trend from Revlon, Covergirl, Physicians Formula. All of the big brands are looking to infuse their foundations with age-fighting formulas, which means you can clear out the clutter in your beauty cabinet and save a few bucks. You don't need to buy both. GIFFORD: You're still going to need moisturizers or something first, no? Ms. THOMAS: Well, they're moisturizing. If you're going to get a foundation, they have moisturizing ingredients. KOTB: Mm-hmm. GIFFORD: Wow. Ms. THOMAS: And you can kind of double up on your favorite stuff if you're going to use foundation. Because a lot of times, you layer on the moisture and the foundation. GIFFORD: It's too much. KOTB: It's too much. Ms. THOMAS: And it's too much. KOTB: What's in the lip department? Ms. THOMAS: OK. New lip service. KOTB: Mm-hmm. Ms. THOMAS: We've all heard of lipgloss and lipstick, but now there are lip markers, which is essentially what all the beautybloggers are buzzing about. It's by Covergirl's Outlast. KOTB: Mm-hmm. Ms. THOMAS: And it literally is a lip stain that looks--these are stuck down. GIFFORD: Yeah. Ms. THOMAS: But they look like a marker. KOTB: Oh. Ms. THOMAS: And you can draw inside the lines and it will outlast--that's their title--is that it'll last longer than a lipstick or gloss without the buildup. TEXT: Winter Pucker Pick-Me-Up Cover Girl Outlast $7.49 Drugstore.com KOTB: So but does it work better than like a lip pencil? That kind of thing? Ms. THOMAS: Yeah. A lot of--I've tried it. I like it. KOTB: That's pretty cool. Ms. THOMAS: If you want a punch a color, celebrities are freaking for Ramy's Lip Oil. KOTB: Ooh. TEXT: Winter Pucker Pick-Me-Up Ramy Lip Oils $18 Ramy.com Ms. THOMAS: So this is a great way to moisturize your lips in like a rose oil or a mint without a build-up as well. Because a lot of people and ladies, you know, when you put lipstick on, you get sort of that lip snot. I hate to--it sounds gross, but... KOTB: Ew. GIFFORD: That is disgusting! Ms. THOMAS: You do. KOTB: Disgusting. Ms. THOMAS: Oh, and you never have it. GIFFORD: And coming from you, I'm really disappointed. Ms. THOMAS: But you get that line inside your lips and this is a great way to avoid it. GIFFORD: You have. I have. Ms. THOMAS: Speaking of puckering up, Japan, I found a cool thing out there. The girls in Japan play around with lip art. They put hearts and all different things on their lips, but now here in the States, you can get lip stamp. It's a kit for 25 bucks. Pick your pucker. You'll want to put concealer on first and then you can pick your shape and stamp it on. TEXT: Winter Pucker Pick-Me-Up Lip Stamp $24.95 Alconeco.com KOTB: So it's outside of your lips, you can have like a stamp that... GIFFORD: Those things are huge, though. Ms. THOMAS: You know, if you want to try that, practice does make perfect. GIFFORD: I would... Ms. THOMAS: This is not going to be a first-timer, I will say. GIFFORD: Yeah. KOTB: Yeah. Ms. THOMAS: You're going to want to practice with this, but there are different shapes to play around with and you can get that perfect line. You're going to have to really apply the cover-up and foundation. KOTB: You only have 30? GIFFORD: Yeah. KOTB: You only have 30 seconds. What's going on? Ms. THOMAS: Matte nail polish, I have it on... KOTB: Yeah. Ms. THOMAS: ...in this white. The black flat matte is so--it's a big, hot trend, go on my article on the Web site. KOTB: Uh-huh. Ms. THOMAS: You can do Wite-Out to get that same look. I know that sounds crazy. Beauty sampling services are the hot new trend online. KOTB: This is smart. Ms. THOMAS: Check out Beauty Fix, Test Tube and She Speaks, because you can sign up either for free or a small fee and try out products and give your review. GIFFORD: Oh. KOTB: That's brilliant. GIFFORD: That's great. That's a smart way to do it. KOTB: That is a brilliant, yes. Ms. THOMAS: And then, yes, last but not least. KOTB: This is the--yes, men concealer. Ms. THOMAS: I know you guys made fun of this, but you know, it's nothing new, David Bowie did it way back in the day, but today Sephora does have a section called complexion enhancers for men. So Guy-liner and ManGlaze. KOTB: Guy-liner. GIFFORD: Oh, I'm sorry. KOTB: Oh, Bobbie. Ms. THOMAS: And all these other. The ManGlaze has its own Web site. I know. GIFFORD: There ought to be a law. KOTB: Bobbie. Ms. THOMAS: I'm sorry, but if you run out, you can get in their beauty bag. KOTB: OK. Bobbie thank you so much. GIFFORD: Oh, so much we need to know. KOTB: You can find so much more about these items on our Web site at todayshow.com and you can also check out Bobbie's column... GIFFORD:"The Buzz." KOTB: ..."The Buzz." It's in InTouch Weekly.