Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Best in Beauty From Women's Health!


I love reading the "best of" features that magazines offer. I always get good ideas on what to check out when I'm in Target or CVS. I wrote my own thoughts in red- check it out! For more information on this and more, go to WomensHealth.

HAIR
Readers’ Picks
Best Shampoo: Pantene Pro-V Beautiful Lengths Shampoo, $4, at drugstores
Best Conditioner: Pantene Pro-V Ice Shine Conditioner, $4, cvs.com
Best At-Home Hair Color: L’Oreal Paris Feria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Haircolour, $10, lorealparis.com
Best Styling Product: Aveda Smooth Infusion Style-Prep Smoother, $24, aveda.com for stores

I love Kerastase! The shampoo and conditioners can't be beat. For drugstore shampoo/conditioner, I like Pantene. I am in love with the volumizing spray from Phyto. Its not cheap. And neither is my favorite hairspray from Frederic Fekkai. Incidentally, Phyto and Fekkai are two brands that I've never reviewed officially on Hello Dollface.

Experts’ Picks
Best Curl Enhancing/Shaping Product: Bumble and Bumble Curl Conscious Defining Crème, $27, 1-888-728-6253
Best Straightening Product: Phyto Phytodefrisant, $26, phyto-usa.com for stores
Best Combination Product: Nexxus Dualiste Color Protection + Volume Shampoo and Conditioner, $12 and $16, at drugstores

Editors’ Picks
Best Mineral Shampoo and Conditioner: L’Oreal Paris EverPure Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner, $7 each, at drugstores
Best Heat Styling Product: Dove Heat Defense Therapy Mist, $4, at drugstores
Best Frizz Fighter: TRESemme Simply No Frizz Spray Gell, $5, at drugstores

BODY
Readers’ Picks
Best Body Lotion: Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion, $6, at drugstores.
Best Body Scrub/Shower Gel: Dove Boyd Washes with Nutrium Moisture, $4, at drugstores
Best Sunscreen: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 30, $9, at drugstores
Best Fragrance: Ralph Lauren Romance, $55, ralphlauren.com
Best Men’s Fragrance: Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio, $52.50 for 1.7 fl oz, at Macy’s stores

Ahh, the body! I can't tell how much I love Product Body's Crush on You scrub and handmade soaps. For perfumes, I love Clean scents and Sharon Bolton's LUV perfume oil.
I use Degree deoderant daily, but have been known to recommend Suave and Secret too. If you prefer all natural products, Avalon Organics Lavender deoderant spray is A+.

Experts’ Pick
Best Self-Tanner for Body: Clarins Delicious Self Tanning Cream. $42,
clarinusa.com

Editors’ Pick
Best Deoderant: Secret Smooth Effects, $4, at drugstores
Sexiest New Fragrance: Estee Lauder Sensuous Parfum, $95 for o.25 oz, esteelauder.com

MAKEUP
Readers’ Picks
Best Eyeliner: CoverGirl Perfect Point Plus Pencil, $6, at drugstores
Best Eye Shadow: MAC Eye Shadow in Shroom, $15, maccosmetics.com
Best Mascara: Maybelline New York Great Lash in Blackest Black, $6, at drugstores
Best Lipstick: Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, $14, clinique.com
Best Lip Balm: Burt’s Bees Honey Lip Balm, $3, burtsbees.com
Best Lip Gloss: MAC Lipgloss in Viva Glam VI, $14, maccosmetics.com
Best Nail Polish: OPI nail lacquer in Lincoln Park After Dark, $9, opi.com for stores
Best Blush: NARS Orgasm Blush, $25,
narscosmetics.com

Best Foundation: Clinique Almost Makeup SPF 15, $20.50, clinique.com
Best Concealer: CoverGirl Invisible Concealer, $5, drugstore.com

I adore Bobbi Brown Gel Liner which lasts forever. L'oreal Double Extend mascara. Any eyeshadow by MAC. Burts Bees Lip Balm. MAC Lipgloss. Deborah Lippman and Essie Nail Polish. I have a Dior blush that I use a lot because its a neutral pink. Foundation is the MAC gel Studio Sculpt spf 15 or Bare Escentuals Matte. Concealer, Allison Raffaele or the IT stick by Benefit. These are the products I come back to again and again.

Experts’ Picks
Best Makeup Remover: Shu Uemura Cleansing Beauty Oil, $65, shuuemura-usa.com
Best Lip-Liner: Nars Lip Liner Pencils, $20, narscosmetics.com
Best Bronzer: Guerlain Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder, $50,
sephora.com

Best Pressed Powder: Chantecaille Compact Makeup Powder Foundation, $58, niemanmarcus.com
Best Shadow Palette: Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow Palette, $56, sephora.com

Editors’ Picks
Best Nail Care Collection: Sally Hansen Quick Care Nail Treatment Pens, $10 each, at drugstores
Best Volumizing Mascara: Max Factor 2000 Calorie Extreme Lash Plumper, $10, at drugstores
Best Brow-Grooming Aid: Revlon Pre/Post Tweezing Cream, $6, at drugstores

I could go on and on. I have so many products that I love to use. Avene lotions and makeup remover, Glytone Mini Peel, Klorane Dry Shampoo, Exuviance Rejuvenating Treatment Masque. Pur~lisse for sensitive skin. Borba water and Gummy Bears.
VanityMark tweezers. I better stop or this post will never end.

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