Best in Beauty: 7/15/2012.

It was another hot and busy week for me. It was a bit more busy than usual, because I took some time off to get away to the beach. In order to take time off, I feel like I have to get so much done ahead of time. It was much overdue, so it was all very worth it.

In beauty land, it is all about summer makeup, skin care and bronzers. Did you see my $20 Makeup Challenge? I now search drugstores for more great makeup like never before. I hope you caught my best drugstore bronzer and best luxury bronzer round-ups too. I swear, I am obsessed! I still have a few more round-ups this week, so be sure to look for those.

Onto some of the best in beauty of the week:

Product Girl explains and creates the "new cat" eye look.

Beauty411 details the new Laura Mercier Cinema Noir Makeup Collection.

Beauty Girl Musings tries out a natural looking makeup look.

Makeup and Beauty Blog shows us how she uses the new NARS Eyeshadow Trio in High Society.

Raging Rouge shows us a gorgeous Glide-On Pencil from Urban Decay.

Kiehl’s took off on their third annual LifeRide for amfAR which spans over ten days, July 13-July 22 They are traveling from Miami to Washington, DC, and you can follow their real-time updates from the road by following Chris Salgardo’s personal Twitter @KiehlsPrez. For for each new "Like" to the Kiehl's Facebook page, Kiehl's will donate an additional $1 (up to $15,000) to amfAR. To learn more, see the video.