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As Cooking Light’s beauty editor, I’m lucky in that I get to “play” with a lot of beauty products. Most are great, but a few really stand out. These products aren’t all new, but they are items I genuinely loved using in 2013. What were your favorites? What products are you looking forward to trying in 2014?
Beauty balms (aka BB creams) are all-in-one magical potions that help you skip several prep steps and go straight to beautiful skin. TO KEEP COVERAGE ON THE SHEER SIDE Maybelline Dream Fresh BB ($9, maybelline.com) An oil-free, lightweight gel formula (it’s actually 70% water!) makes for easy application and sheer coverage. Available in five glow-enhancing shades, each with SPF 30. […]
Polishes and stickers are easy, affordable ways to play with your look. FOR THE BUDGET-MINDED Wet n Wild Megalast Salon Nail Color in I Need a Refresh-Mint ($2, wnwbeauty.com) If you’re nervous about trying a bold shade, experiment with a superaffordable brand. This trendy, minty-blue hue looks great on summer fingers and toes. FOR SUMMER TRENDSETTERS Sally Hansen Complete Salon […]
This is kind of a random conglomeration of items—some new, some not so much—but I occasionally like to share what’s been in heavy rotation in my beauty closet. My hope is that you’ll find something you love, too. 1) A PRIMER: Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer ($52, hourglasscomestics.com). I’ve delved into the world of primers before and found a few good standouts, but […]
It’s less important which you use: Find a fave, use always, and use lots. FOR KEEPING YOUR COOL Banana Boat Sport Performance CoolZone ($10, 6 ounces, bananaboat.com) This creamy formula’s instant cooling effect encourages more frequent application in the hot summer sun. (All of the choices here are sweat- and water-resistant for up to 80 minutes.) FOR SENSITIVE TYPES Aveeno […]
This is kind of a random conglomeration of items—some new, some not so much—but I occasionally like to share what’s been in heavy rotation in my beauty closet. My hope is that you’ll find something you love, too. I’m a bit of a nail polish junkie, as I’ve mentioned before, but the removal process takes a lot of the fun […]
At-home color is no longer a one-note tune. Some low-cost options. FOR DISGUISING GROW-OUT Revlon Root Erase ($4, revlon.com) Even salon devotees have a need for at-home color: root touch-ups. A dab of the sponge applicator along roots lets you go longer between colorist visits. It’s available in 12 shades, so it’s easy to find an option that blends with […]
You might be noticing less than lovely lips this time of year, but it’s not necessarily the cold weather that’s causing them; it’s the increased dryness in the winter air. And it becomes a cycle: you lick them because they’re dry, which makes them drier due to an enzyme in saliva. Keeping them hydrated and sealing in that moisture should […]