Lipstick

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Best Split-Personality Lipstick
If you like to change your lipcolor often, you'll want NYC New York Color City Duet 2-in-1 Split Lipstick ($3, drugstores). Each of the ten lipsticks features a duo of shades in one bullet—so you can apply a soft pink in the morning and, if you're feeling sassy, switch to a vibrant red at night.
Face Beauty Products

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Most Deceptively Wearable Blush
Don't be intimated by the fuchsia shade of Nars Blush in Gaiety ($27, NarsCosmetics.com). A light dusting on the apples of your cheeks leaves a natural, rosy glow. The darker your skin tone, the more color you can apply.
Compact

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Most Charming Compact
Novelty compacts aren't usually our bag, but the Dior Garden Clutch ($75, Dior.com) is irresistible. Pop open the clasp to find a trio of rose-embossed eyeshadows (in either purples or neutrals) and two soft pink glosses.
Lipcolor

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Best Everyday Lipcolor
Look perfectly polished but never overdone for a day at the office or a morning running errands with Clé de Peau Beauté Enriched Lip Luminizer in Plum Pudding ($60, Barneys.com). The deep pink flatters every skin tone, and the creamy formula gives lips a subtle sheen.
Liner

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Easiest-to-Apply Liquid Liner
The felt tip of Buxom Pen & Ink Long-Last Eyeliner ($20, Sephora.com) can give you two very different looks: Hold the flat side parallel to your lashline to draw a thin stroke, or use the wider end to create a thick, dramatic line.
Eye kit

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Most Goofproof Eye Makeup
The diagram in Jillian Dempsey for Avon Professional Perfect Eyes Kit ($9, Avon.com) takes the guesswork out of applying eye makeup. Follow the chart on the palette and you'll know exactly where to apply each of the four shades.
Blush and Bronzer

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Most Theatrical Experience
Flip a tiny switch on the Physicians Formula pH Matchmaker Blush and Bronzer compacts ($13 and $15, drugstores) and LED lights illuminate the mirror. Wherever you are, you'll have the bright, clear light you need to get ready for your close-up.

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