7 Star-Quality Beauty Products to Try This Month
Did you love the stunners in our annual Spring Makeup O-Wards? Here are seven more with star quality all their own.
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
Most Deceptively Wearable Blush
Don't be intimated by the fuchsia shade of Nars Blush in Gaiety ($27, 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.
Most Charming Compact
Novelty compacts aren't usually our bag, but the Dior Garden Clutch ($75, is irresistible. Pop open the clasp to find a trio of rose-embossed eyeshadows (in either purples or neutrals) and two soft pink glosses.
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, The deep pink flatters every skin tone, and the creamy formula gives lips a subtle sheen.
Easiest-to-Apply Liquid Liner
The felt tip of Buxom Pen & Ink Long-Last Eyeliner ($20, 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
Most Goofproof Eye Makeup
The diagram in Jillian Dempsey for Avon Professional Perfect Eyes Kit ($9, 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
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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