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Since everyone wants a fresh face for summer, the beauty editors at O, The Oprah Magazine scoured hundreds of products to pick the winners of the Spring Makeup O-wards.

"Back when I was a reporter in Baltimore, if I was having a bad day, I'd go buy a new lipstick," Oprah says. "I'd feel like my life is going to be better—I have a new lipstick!"

Gayle King, Oprah's best friend and the editor-at-large of O, The Oprah Magazine, has stopped by to present her favorite of the O-ward winners. When it comes to makeup, Gayle says packaging can be misleading. "Don't you hate it when you get something in very pretty packaging, and then you open it up and the product is not as good?" Gayle asks. "The thing with Yves Saint Laurent is that we thought the packaging was so pretty and we liked all of the products. It was hard to pick just one, so we picked everything in the line—the marbled blush, the lipstick and the eyeshadow."

Another standout is the CoverGirl LashBlast mascara. "This was the first time anybody's come to the offices with a scientist to explain how [the makeup] works," Gayle says. "This is the scientific explanation: A dual polymer system keeps the mascara from migrating underneath your eyes. That's code for it doesn't smudge."

OPI Nic Stick's Paint & Go Nail Lacquer is a portable pen filled with nail polish, perfect for anyone who smudges as soon as they leave the salon.

No one wants to wear heavy makeup in the summer heat, so Gayle's final two favorites made the grade for their light texture. "Clé de Peau lipstick is silky and feels light on your lips," Gayle says. "And I like the fact that it's so sleek and slender in your purse."

Check out all the Spring Makeup O-ward winners.
FROM: Oprah's Top Picks for Summer
Published on May 29, 2008


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