Real Simple's Top 20 Beauty Products
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Maybelline New York Great Lash Clear Mascara, $5
Technically it's a clear mascara, but we love it because it's also a long-lasting unruly-brow tamer. Of course, you can use it to make lashes look naturally glossy, too.
To buy: At drugstores.
Bumble and Bumble Curl Conscious Curl Creme, $27
If your morning involves a cocktail of gel, serum, and cream to help you achieve defined, shiny curls, this will streamline things. It offers hold, frizz control, and separation in one bottle.
To buy: bumbleandbumble.com.
Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner, $19
This powdery cream goes on smooth (no flecks on your cheeks), isn't sticky, and―best of all―doesn't crease. We love it because you can apply a little for daytime or layer away to go dramatic at night.
To buy: benefitcosmetics.com.
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact, $38
The fear of Kewpie-doll cheeks scares many women away from blush. But this compact renders cheek color foolproof. Five shimmery shades are subtle and make skin look healthy.
To buy: bobbibrowncosmetics.com.
C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Tint, $7.50
It makes lips shiny and keeps them moisturized. But the big benefit is that it seems to freshen breath, too, thanks to peppermint oil in the formulation. The easy-to-apply tint (just squeeze the tube) comes in three shades.
To buy: bbw.com.
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