Best of '08!
I have had the chance to test out some amazing and I do mean amazing cosmetics and hair care, nail products and skin potions. Not to mention perfumes and body lotions and everything else in between.
As I was reflecting on my year of Hello Dollface, some items really stood out. Items that I can't live without, things that I always recommend to friends and people who email me. I compiled a big long list for you. I also tried to feature Value items, because let's get real, some of us cannot afford to dole out big bucks for a can of hairspray. Are you ready?
Best of 2008
Skinceuticals 1% Retinol
Value: Olay Regenerist line- this line is one of the best I've tried.
Best Natural Skincare
Dr. Hauschka, Body Deli
Value: Burt's Bees
Value: Cetaphil, Noxema- I love the smell of this!
Purity by Philosophy, Cleansing Water by Caudalie
Value: Dove soap-removes all makeup including mascara
Luv by Sharon Bolton scents- I wear this all the time and always get compliments on the light floral musk fragrance
Value: Skin Musk Oil
Amazing Grace/Pure Grace by Philosophy
Value: Suave Body washes plus lotions
Cleo Shower Cream- order from Drugstore.com, the Red Fruits smells divine!
Kerastase Bain Oleo Relax line
Value:Pantene Icy Shine, Suave
Frederic Fekkai- at $35 a can, this is not cheap. But it works so well and holds up in all kinds of weather. Will not dry out hair.
Value: Pantene Super Hold, Suave
Also, Deborah Lippmann
You can't go wrong with any of these brands. Essie has great base and top coats.
Yves St. Laurent- has long been a favorite of mine for long, voluminous lashes
Value: L'oreal Double Extend (tubes)
Bobbi Brown Gel Liner- stays on all day
Buxom Lips by Bare Escentuals
Value: Sally Hansen Lip Inflation-plus it offers amazing shine!
Value: Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer- technically not a lipstick, more of a balm but I love it.
Prescriptives, Clinique Clarifying
*I have yet to find a truly great foundation from the drugstore.
Skin Alison Raffaele- the only way this would be better is if it contained an SPF- wait, yes it does contain an SPF of 15, score!
Mineral Veil by Bare Escentuals for setting makeup
Peter Thomas Roth Unwrinkle for touch ups
MAC, Benefit Dallas
Value: Carmindy for Physician's Formula
Peter Thomas Roth SPF 30 spray for body
Avene SPF 50 for face
Elemis Pro Collagen Hand and Nail Cream, Avene Cold Cream Lotion
Value: Nivea Hand Lotion
Clairol Perfect 10
Best Makeup Line (s)
Tarte, for their vitamin infused products
MAC, for their constant production of fun, hip collections and vivid colors
Value: I've been impressed with Physicians Formula
Best Beauty Magazine
I'd love to write for this magazine which features tons of beauty items in every issue
Labels: Best of 2008 Cosmetics