April 2009: New Beauty Products
Three tantalizing new scents, powder that gets the red out, and a breath freshener that's almost too fun…
Not in the Pink
Diligent and skeptical—beauty editors that we are, we recently put Clinique Redness Solutions Instant Relief Mineral Powder ($30; Clinique.com
) to the test. Could it really
"immediately neutralize visible redness," as the company claimed? We enlisted our most flush-prone colleague, dusting the light, yellow-tinted powder on only the right side of her face, and then presented her to judges (in neighboring cubicles). They confirmed that the treated side was indeed more peaches-and-cream than cherry red. Our guinea pig was thrilled—the powder felt invisible on her skin (unlike the concealer she normally uses) and even contains anti-inflammatory ingredients like caffeine. We have a winner.