Real Simple's Top 20 Beauty Products
Who doesn’t want to fill her bathroom with products that make her feel lovely? Real Simple’s beauty team shares its best hair, skin, and makeup finds.
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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.
Note: Some items may no longer be available at these prices.
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