Tom Ford Cheek Color

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Pretty in Pink
Tom Ford, you make us blush! The ubiquitous fashion designer (and movie director, and man-about-town) has created a new line of makeup including six shades of cheek color. The blushes look like a powder, go on with the silkiness of a cream, and give you the kind of unmistakably sexy glow you get from a very satisfying...compliment.

Tom Ford Cheek Color, $55; for stores.
neutral nail polishes

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In the Flesh
Many "nude" nail polishes are sadly reminiscent of that Crayola color formerly known as "flesh"—an accurate label only if your skin tone fell in the narrow range between porcelain and peach. Manicurist Jenna Hipp has now made it easier for the rest of us to find a nail color that mirrors our skin color. Her HIPP x RGB collection includes not only a pink-tinged ivory called F2 but also a yellowish beige (F1), a bronzy-gold (F3), and a chocolate with red undertones (F4). One recent afternoon, we passed the creamy colors to O staffers with complexions ranging from alabaster to cocoa; the next day, everyone came in with a subtle—and every flattering—manicure.

$16 each;
Limited Edition 1991 Lip Palette

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An Anniversary Treat
Nineteen ninety-one was a year of game changers. Tim Berners-Lee launched the World Wide Web. The Soviet Union became 15 independent republics. And Bobbi Brown introduced her first makeup collection: ten moisturizing lipsticks in simple, wearable colors (what a concept!). Two decades later, Bobbi has created the Limited Edition 1991 Lip Palette, which contains those first ten shades (with revolutionary names like Brown, Rose, and Beige) plus ten new ones (slightly amped up—but still uncomplicated—reds and pinks). Our prediction: We'll still be wanting to wear them all in 2031.

woman with straight hair

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Getting It Straight
If smooth, silky hair is what you're after, grab yourself a can of Sachajuan Straight and Shine Spray. Spritz it on damp hair before an at-home blow-out to tame frizz and get an extra-sleek style, or use it on dry hair to prevent heat damage from your flatiron. We tried it one morning before work and must have been asked 50 times: "Did you just get a blow-out?" All right, five times. But still!

Redermic [R] Intensive Anti-Aging Corrective Treatment

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A Tolerable Alternative
Are you one of those women who have started—and then quit—a prescription retinoid, the gold standard of antiaging topical skin treatments? You're not alone. Irritation and peeling make for a lot of what doctors call noncompliance. You'll have better luck with Redermic [R] Intensive Anti-Aging Corrective Treatment. It contains the highest concentration (0.1 percent) of retinol (the less potent retinoid) available over the counter in drugstores and a complex of ingredients that helps boost the retinol's effectiveness while reducing irritation.

$55; LaRoche-Posay.US
Goody Doublewear 2In1 Ponytailer

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Two-Timing Accessory
Done with your ponytail for today? Drop it—and slip your Goody Doublewear 2In1 Ponytailer onto your wrist. Black with a simple gold or silver bar, these elastics look just as chic on your arm as they do in your hair.

$6; drugstores
Physicians Formula Skin Care

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Skincare Steal
If you need more convincing that there are terrific options at drugstores, try the new Physicians Formula Skin Care, which offers a cleanser, moisturizers, and treatments for three complexion issues: aging, moisture balance, and redness. All the products contain clinically proven ingredients—and cost no more than $19 each. for Walmart stores