Avène Cold Cream Ultra-Rich Soap-Free Cleansing Bar
It’s time to let go of the notion that your skin isn’t clean until you hear squeaking. Avène Cold Cream Ultra-Rich Soap-Free Cleansing Bar dissolves dirt and whisks off makeup without stripping the healthy oils from your skin. It’s so gentle, even kids can use it.
Any makeup artist will tell you that when it comes to expert application, a proper tool is the name of the game. Revlon ColorStay Crème Gel Eye Liner provides just that: Each pot of color (available in black, brown, charcoal, and plum) has a tiny built-in brush that fits into the cap for tidy storage—and gives you a flawless cat-eye every time.
To buy: $10 at drugstores.
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Guerlain Rouge Automatique
We would never condone lipsticking while driving, but if you insist on it, Guerlain has introduced Rouge Automatique. The capless case features a lever on the side that slides up with the nudge of a thumb for fuss-free and precise application.
Now there’s no reason not to brush after every meal. Lush Toothy Tabs can be easily stashed in your purse or desk. Just place a tab between your front teeth, nibble it to break it up a bit, wet your toothbrush, and have at it. Available in six flavors.
Here’s a bright concept: If you can’t see your pimple, you won’t mess with it. Sonya Dakar NutraSphere Blemish Buster is both a potent salicylic acid treatment and a concealer that blends seamlessly into any skin tone, so you can avoid temptation all day.
Shampooing daily may sound like a good habit, but it can sap moisture and make hair dull. It’s best to lather up every other day. Between washes, use Philip B Russian Amber Imperial Dry Shampoo to soak up excess oil, add lift to roots, and give your strands a warm, spicy scent. It sprays on clear, so no powdered-wig effect.
Nail polish on cuticles not only looks sloppy but can also dry them out, leaving them peel- and infection-prone. Now there’s help for klutzy polishers. Liquid Palisade is like painter’s tape: Brush it around your nails before polishing and lift it off when they’re dry.
Travel is no excuse for slacking on your beauty routine. At 3floz.com, you’ll find TSA-friendly sizes of more than 50 hair- and skin-care brands. (Prices start at $3; you can order premade kits or items à la carte.) Procrastinate much? Next-day air delivery is available in some cities.
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Philips Sonicare Airfloss
The bad news: Half of us don’t floss our teeth at least once a day. The good news: Philips Sonicare Airfloss makes it easy—and kind of fun—to remove that pesky plaque buildup. Point it between your teeth and click to release a quick, cleansing burst of air and micro droplets of water.