Beauty Ideas That Save Time, Money, and Sanity
The Beauty Breakthroughs
These new developments will simplify your beauty routine in ways you’ve only dreamed of.
A Sunscreen You Can Apply to Damp Skin
The word genius springs to mind. As you might deduce, Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunblock Sprays SPF 30, 50, and 85 ($9 to $11 at drugstores) stick to wet skin. This doesn’t mean you don’t have to reapply; it just means that you can do it the second you step out of the water or, heck, while you’re floating on a raft.
A Goofproof Eyeliner Pen
Dalton’s Multi-Angled Eyeliner Brush ($14, qvc.com) has a rotating head for easy application at any angle, so it accommodates lefties, righties, and the plain old eyeliner-challenged.
A Deodorant That Works Before You Need It
Most antiperspirants kick in when they come into contact with moisture, but by then you’re already sweaty and possibly smelling ripe. As soon as you start moving your body, the active ingredients in Degree Women Expert Protection With Motionsense ($4 at drugstores) begin releasing a fresh fragrance.
Beauty Staples Sent to Your Door
The clever people behind Diapers.com have launched BeautyBar.com, which delivers high-end skin-care lines (such as Bliss and Dermalogica), makeup, hair products, and fragrances nationwide. Same-day delivery is available in Manhattan; the site’s founders hope to bring this service to other cities in the near future.
A Spray-on Hair Straightener
Although it won’t go on the record yet, a certain hair-care company is rumored to be hard at work making this miracle happen. We can’t wait to retire our flat irons.
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