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Best Beauty Buys for 2009 in April InStyle Magazine

Posted on Mar 30, 2009 at 8:26AM

BEST MAKEUP:

  • MAC Lipglass:  Lip gloss with best color range:  $14; buy online now at maccosmetics.com.
  • L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche:  Lipstick with best color range.  $9; buy online now at drugstore.com.
  • Chanel Glossimer:  Best lip gloss. $27; buy online now at chanel.com.
  • Revlon Super Lustrous:  Best inexpensive lipstick.  $8; buy online now at walgreens.com.
  • La Mer:  Best lip balm. $45; buy online now at lamer.com.
  • Nars:  Lipstick with best color range.  $24; buy online now at narscosmetics.com.
  • Cover Girl Wetslicks Amaze Mint:  Editor's pick.  $6; buy online now at covergirl.com.
  • Maybelline Shine Seduction:  Inexpensive lip gloss with best color range. $8; buy online now at drugstore.com.
  • MAC Eye Kohl:  Best pencil eyeliner.  $15; buy online now at maccosmetics.com.
    Dior 5-Colour Palette:  Best eyeshadow.  $56; buy online now at sephora.com.
  • Lancome Definicils:  Best waterproof mascara.  $24; buy online now at lancome-usa.com.
    L'Oreal Paris Voluminous:  Best inexpensive mascara.  $8; buy online now at drugstore.com.
  • Kevyn Aucoin Brow Filler:  Best brow filler.  $24; buy online now at kevynaucoin.com.
  • Dior Dior Show:  Best overall mascara.  $24; buy online now at sephora.com.
  • L'Oreal Paris HIP Powder:  Best inexpensive eyeshadow.  $7; buy online now at drugstore.com.
    Tarte Bottoms Up Lower Lash Mascara:  Editor's pick.  $16; buy online now at tartecosmetics.com.
  • Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer:  Best highighter/luminizer.  giorgioarmanibeauty.com.
  • Nars:  Best powder blush.  $25; buy online now at narscosmetics.com.
    L'Oreal Paris Bare Naturale Mineral Doux:  Best inexpensive powder blush.  $15; buy online now at ulta.com.
  • Stila Convertible Color:  Best cream blush.  $25; buy online now at stilacosmetics.com.
  • Nars Mulitple Duo:  Editor's pick.  $45; buy online now at narscosmetics.com.
  • Guerlain Terra Cotta:  Best bronzer.  $50; buy online now at saks.com.
  • Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage:  Best blemish camouflage:  $50; buy online now at saks.com.
  • Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish:  Best powder.  $30; buy online now at sephora.com.
  • Cle de Peau Beaute Concealer:  Best undereye concealer.  $70; buy online now at neimanmarcus.com.
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil:  Editor's pick.  $17; buy online now at urbandecay.com.
    Max Factor Erace Coverup:  Best inexpensive concealer.  $5; buy online now at drugstore.com.
  • Cargo Plant Love:  Best green makeup line.  $16-30; buy online now at sephora.com.
  • Laura Mercier:  Best oil-free foundation.  $42; buy online now at lauramercier.com.
  • Smashbox Photo Finish:  Best primer.  $42; buy online now at smashbox.com.
  • L'Oreal Paris True Match:  Best inexpensive foundation.  $11; buy online now at drugstore.com.
  • I.D. Bare Minerals:  Best mineral foundation.  $25; buy online now at bareescentuals.com.
  • Pixi Illuminating Tint and Conceal:  Editor's pick.  $35; buy online now at pixibeauty.com.
  • Laura Mercier:  Best tinted foundation.  $42; buy online now at lauramercier.com.
  • Giorgio Armani Luinous Silk:  Best liquid foundation.  giorgioarmanibeauty.com.
  • Essie Mademoiselle:  Best neutral.  $9; buy online now at essie.com.
  • OPI Big Apple Red:  Best red.  $9; buy online now at ebeautywarehouse.com.
  • Seche Vite:  Best top coat/base coat.  $10/top, $7/base; buy online now at ulta.com.
  • Essie Geranium:  Best coral.  $9; buy online now at essie.com.
  • Nars Schiap:  Best pink.  $16; buy online now at narscosmetics.com.
  • OPI Lincoln Park After Dark:  Best dark.  $9; buy online now at enailsupply.com.
  • Ped Egg:  Editor's pick.  $10; buy online now at pedegginstyle.com.
  • Duri Rejuvacote:  Best nail strengthner.  $12; buy online now at duri.com.

 

BEST SKIN PRODUCTS:

  • Revaleskin: Best night cream for normal skin. $120/1.7 oz.; buy online now at skincarerx.com.
  • Olay Regenerist:  Best inexpensive night cream for normal skin.  $19/1.7 oz.; buy online now at drugstore.com.
  • Nude Skin Cleansing Milk:  Editor's pick.  $42/6.7 oz.; buy online now at nudeskincare.com.
  • Bliss Triple Oxygen Mask:  Best mask for normal skin. $52/3.4 oz.; buy online now at blissworld.com.
  • Vivite Exfoliating Facial Cleanser:  Best exfoiliater for normal skin.  $39/6.7 oz.; buy online now at drugstore.com.
  • Purpose:  Best cleanser for normal skin.  $7/6 oz.; buy online now at drugstore.com.
  • Neutrogena Healthy Defense SPF 45:  Best daytime moisturizer with SPF for normal skin.  $13/1.7 oz.; buy online now at drugstore.com.
  • Philosophy Hylauronic Acid/Peptide Capsules:  Editor's pick.  $50/60 capsules; buy online now at philosophy.com.
  • Clarins Extra-Firming Night Cream:  Best night cream for dry skin.  $86/1.7 oz.; buy online now at clarinsusa.com.
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios SX  SPF 15:  Best daytime moisturizer with SPF for dry skin.  $30/3.4 oz.; buy online now at laroche-posay.us.
  • Clinique Exfoliating Scrub:  Best exfoliater for dry skin.  $18/3.4 oz.; buy online now at clinique.com.
  • Clarins Hydra-Quench Cream Mask:  Best mask for dry skin.  $35/2.7 oz.; buy online now at clarinsusa.com.
  • Cetaphil:  Best cleanser for dry skin.  $11/16 oz.; buy online now at drugstore.com.
  • La Roche-Posay Nutritic:  Best inexpensive moisturizer for dry skin. $27/1.3 oz.; buy online now at laroche-posay.us.
  • Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash:  Best cleanser for oily skin.  $6/6 oz.; buy online now at drugstore.com.
  • Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Scrub:  Best exfoliator for oily skin.  $6/4.2 oz.; buy online now at drugstore.com.
  • Skinceuticals Renew Overnight Moisturizer:  Best night cream for oily skin.  $52/2 oz.; buy online now at skinceuticals.com.
  • Skinceuticals Clarifying Clay Masque:  Best mask for oily skin.  $40/2 oz.; buy online now at skinceuticals.com.
  • Proactiv:  Best acne regimen for oily skin.  $50/set; buy online now at proactiv.com.
  • Purpose Dual Treatment SPF 15:  Best daytime moisturizer with SPF for oily skin. $9/4 oz.; buy online now at drugstore.com
  • Neutrogena Anti-Wrinkle Anti-Blemish:  Best inexpensive night cream for oily skin.  $13/1 oz.; buy online now at drugstore.com.
  • Clarins One-Step Gentle Cleanser:  Best exfoliator for sensitive skin.  $34/4.3 oz.; buy online now at clarinsusa.com.
  • Skin Medica Calming Masque:  Best masque for sensitive skin.  $42/2 oz.; buy online now at skincarerx.com.
  • Aveeno Ultra-Calming SPF 15:  Best daytime moisturier with SPF for sensitive skin.  $14/4 oz.; buy online now at drugstore.com.
  • Eucerin Redness Relief:  Best rosocea treatment for sensitive skin.  $15/1.7 oz.; buy online now at drugstore.com.
  • Eucerin Redness Relief:  Best inexpensive night cream for sensitive skin.  $15/1.7 oz.; buy online now at drugstore.com.
  • Revaleskin:  Best night cream for sensitive skin.  $120/1.7 oz.; buy online now at skincarerx.com.
  • Cetaphil:  Best cleanser for sensitive skin.  $11/16 oz.; buy online now at drugstore.com.
  • Shiseido White Lucent Emulsion:  Best brightner.  $54/3.3 oz.; buy online now at sephora.com.
  • Freeze 24:  Best line filler.  $65/.37 oz.; buy online now at freeze247.com.
  • Clarisonic Skin Care:  Best face tool.  $195; buy online now at clarisonic.com.
  • Murad Age Spot and Pigment Lightning Gel:  Best spot treatment.  $60/1 oz.; buy online now at murad.com.
  • Neocutis Lumiere:  Best eye cream.  $75/.5 oz; buy online now at dermstore.com.
  • Elizabeth Arden Prevage:  Best wrinkle treatment.  $155/1.7 oz.; buy online now at elizabetharden.com.

 

BEST HAIR PRODUCTS:

  • Kerastase Bain Oleo-Relax:  Best shampoo/conditioner for curly hair.  Shampoo, $32/8.5 oz.; buy online now at kerastase-usa.com.
    Conditioner, $58/6.8 oz.; buy online now at kerastase-usa.com.
  • Pantene Beautiful Lengths:  Best inexpensive shampoo/conditioner for normal hair.  Shampoo, $7/12.6 oz.; buy online now at drugstore.com.
    Conditioner, $7/12.6 oz.; buy online now at drugstore.com.
  • Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Lemon Sage Thickening:  Best shampoo/conditioner for fine, limp hair.  Shampoo, $11/10 oz.; buy online now at artofhaircare.com.
  • Kerastase Bain Satin Masquintense:  Best shampoo/conditioner.  Shampoo, $32/8.5 oz.; buy online now at kerastase-usa.com.
    Conditioner, $58/6.8 oz.; buy online now at kerastase-usa. com.
  • David Babaii for Wildaid:  Best green hair care line.  Shampoo, $10/13.5 oz.; buy online now at www.db4wildaid.com.
    Conditioner, $10/13.5 oz.; buy online now at www.db4wildaid.com.
  • L'Oreal Paris Elnett:  Best hairspray.  $13/11 oz.; buy online now at target.com.
  • John Frieda Frizz-Ease:  Best anti-frizz product.  $7/1.7 oz.; buy online now at ulta.com.
  • Kerastase Volumactive:  Best volumizer. $34/5.1 oz.; buy online now at kerastase-usa.com.
  • Bumble and Bumble:  Best styling cream.  $23/8 oz.; buy online now at bumbleandbumble.com.
  • L'Oreal Paris Feria:  Best at-home color kit for blonde, red, or black hair.  $10; buy online now at lorealparisusa.com.
  • Clariol Frost and Tip:  Best at-home highlighting kit.  $11; buy online now at drugstore.com.
  • Clairol Perfect 10 Nice n' Easy:  Best at-home color kit for brown hair.  $14; buy online now at drugstore.com

 

BEST BODY PRODUCTS:

  • L'Occitane Shea Butter:  Best foot cream.  $26/5.2 oz.; buy online now at usa.loccitane.com.
  • Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Age Shield SPF 30:  Best hand cream. $7/2 oz.; buy online now at drugstore.com
  • Fresh Brown Sugar:  Best body scrub.  $65/14.1 oz.; buy online now at fresh.com.
  • Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins The Way of the Bath Body Lotion:  Editor's pick.  $40/6.7 oz.; buy online now at origins.com.
  • Dove Beauty Bar:  Best bar soap.  $4/2 bars; buy online now at walgreens.com.
  • Cera Ve:  Best body lotion.  $13/12 oz.; buy online now at drugstore.com.
  • Olay Spa Exfoliating Ribbons:  Best body wash.  $5/10 oz.; buy online now at drugstore.com.
  • Clinique City Block Sheer SPF 25:  Best oil-free facial sunscreen.  $18/1.4 oz.; buy online now at clinique.com.
  • St. Tropez Everday:  Best self-tanner for body.  $30/6.8 oz.; buy online now at sttropeztan.com.
  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 85:  Best body sunscreen.  $11/3 oz.; buy online now at drugstore.com.
  • Clarins Radiance-Plus Self-Tanning Cream-Gel:  Best self-tanner for face.  $52/1.7 oz.; buy online now at clarinsusa.com.
  • Diana B. 60 Second Instant Miracle Tan:  Editor's pick.  $60/5 oz.; buy online now at luckyscent.com.
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 40:  Best facial sunscreen.  $30/3.4 oz.; buy online now at anthelios.com.
  • Coppertone Sport:  Best sport sunscreen.  $10/6 oz.; buy online now at drugstore.com.
  • Vanicream SPF 60:  Best sunscreen for sensitive skin.  $17/4 oz.; buy online now at drugstore.com.

 

BEST BEAUTY TOOLS:

  • T3Bespoke Labs Featherweight:  Best blow dryer.  $200; buy online now at t3micro.com.
  • Conair Infiniti:  Best inexspensive blow dryer.  $35; buy online now at amazon.com.
  • FHI Heat Runway:  Best flatiron.  $450; buy online now at fhiheat.com.
  • Ibiza G5:  Best round brush.  $45; buy online now at ibizahair.com.
  • Mason Pearson Popular:  Best paddle brush.  $151; buy online now at whatshebuys.com.
  • Hot Tools Marcel (1 inch):  Best curling iron.  $30; buy online now at folica.com.
  • Conair Mini Pro Ceramic Straightner:  Editor's pick.  $23; buy online now at conair.com.
  • Shu Uemura:  Best eyelash curler.  $19; buy online now at shuuemura-usa.com.
  • Sonia Kashuk:  Best inexpensive brush line.  $2-13; buy online now at target.com.
  • Eco-Tools:  Editor's pick.  $6; buy online now at walgreens.com.
  • Tweezerman Slant: Best tweezers.  $20; buy online now at tweezerman.com.
  • MAC 224:  Best eyeshadow brush.  $28; buy online now at maccosmetics.com.
  • Shu Uemura 18R:  Best powder brush.  $48; buy online now at shuuemura-usa.com.
  • Lancome Bi-Facil:  Best eye makeup remover.  $26; buy online now at lancome-usa.com.
  • Beauty Blender:  Best foundation applicator.  $20; buy online now at beautyblender.com.
  • MAC 187:  Best brush blush.  $42; buy online now at maccosmetics.com.

 

BEST GREEN GOODS:

  • Cargo Plant Love:  $16-30; buy online now at sephora.com.
  • Nude Skin Cleansing Milk: $42/6.7 oz.; buy online now at nudeskincare.com.
  • David Babaii for Wildaid:  Shampoo, $10/13.5 oz.; buy online now at db4wildaid.com. Conditioner, $10/13.5 oz.; buy online now at db4wildaid.com.
  • Eco Tools:  $6; buy online now at walgreens.com.
  • I.D. Bare Minerals:  $25; buy online now at bareescentuals.com
  • L'Oreal Paris Bare Naturale Mineral Doux:  $15; at drugstores.
  • Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins The Way of the Bath Body Lotion:  $40/6.7 oz.; buy online now at origins.com

 

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