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best coverage and dewiness beauty balm / blind test

best beauty balm

LORAC - CC Color Correcting Cream lorac QTY $28.00 CC Color Correcting Cream Item # 1497825 Size 1.23 oz Only available online A six-in-one tinted makeup that neutralizes, primes, moisturizes, brightens, soothes, and helps skin look healthy and youthful.

Natural Wonders 2012: Best of Beauty: Best of Beauty: allure.com Alterna Bamboo Volume 48-Hour Sustainable Volume Spray. Spritz your roots on Friday; hair still looks lush and thick on Sunday. $25

Natural Wonders 2012: Best of Beauty: Best of Beauty: allure.com Davines OI/OIL Absolute Beautifying Potion. Our testers couldn't believe how this lightweight oil transformed damaged hair.

Natural Wonders 2012: Best of Beauty: Best of Beauty: allure.com Jane Iredale Eye Gloss in Champagne Silk. This preservative-free liquid shadow glides on and deposits a shimmery wash. $15.50

Natural Wonders 2012: Best of Beauty: Best of Beauty: allure.com Korres Cheek Butter (shown here in Philia Rose). A hint of color makes cheeks look kissable; shea butter makes them feel that way.

Top Splurges 2012: Best of Beauty: Best of Beauty: allure.com Sachajuan Volume Powder, $32. Misting at the roots makes blowouts bouncier—even on the third day.

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Tools 2012: Best of Beauty: Best of Beauty: allure.com MAKEUP BRUSHES BLUSH Nars Kabuki Artisan Brush Yachiyo Brush #27 gives cheeks a natural flush, whether you're working with rich pigments or light washes.

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Body 2012: Best of Beauty: Best of Beauty: allure.com BODY WASH MOISTURIZING With its supermild formula, Dove Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Wash seems almost too gentle. It's not until dry spots vanish that you realize this perfectly nice product is kind of badass.

2012 Beauty Breakthroughs: Best of Beauty: allure.com St. Tropez Self Tan Dark line (St. Tropez Self Tan Dark Bronzing Mousse) Orange is unavoidable for many self-tanner users because of the way the amino acids in their skin react to DHA, the active ingredient in most tanners. St. Tropez's new formula solves this problem, ensuring that everyone can turn a dark, perfectly even shade of brown.

2012 Beauty Breakthroughs: allure.com Kevin Murphy Full Again Thickening Lotion Applying this coating there is no risk of fine hair being weighed down."

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  • Susan Oxley

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2012 Beauty Breakthroughs: Best of Beauty: allure.com Eau Thermale Avène Antirougeurs Fort Relief Concentrate for Chronic Redness

2012 Beauty Breakthroughs: Best of Beauty: allure.com Pantene Expert Collection AgeDefy Advanced Thickening Treatment The skin-care ingredients and polymers plump up the hair fibers from the inside, increasing elasticity and making them stronger, while the polymers coat each individual hair. You can expect a significant increase in thickness and overall volume from this formula."

2012 Beauty Breakthroughs: Best of Beauty: allure.com Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo for Medium to Coarse Hair The saying "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again" applies to beauty as well as grade school. Last year, Olay came up with a game changer intended for women with unwanted fine facial hair whose skin turns red from depilatories.

2012 Beauty Breakthroughs: Best of Beauty: allure.com Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup Giorgio Armani's new kind of base that is packed with almost nothing but pigment, so your face feels bare but looks flawless. The pigment-dense formula glides onto skin, but once the oils evaporate, it really is weightless."

Cheeks 2012: Best of Beauty: Best of Beauty: allure.com HIGHLIGHTER Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer (shown here in 2) is everything that's right about highlighters: Its sheer shades play up cheekbones with subtle shimmer, and it blends like a dream—whether you wear it alone or mixed with foundation.

Cheeks 2012: Best of Beauty: Best of Beauty: allure.com BLUSH CREAM You could apply Maybelline New York Dream Bouncy Blush with your eyes closed—the mousselike texture melts into cheeks that effortlessly. Fresh Pink (shown here) looks right on all complexions (we tested it).

Lips 2012: Best of Beauty: Best of Beauty: allure.com LIP STAIN Most stains can make your lips feel shriveled. Not Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain. The color glides on and stays plush all day.

Base 2012: Best of Beauty: Best of Beauty: allure.com FOUNDATION MEDIUM TO FULL COVERAGE Much like the cult concealer that inspired it, Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Éclat covers with just a few drops. And its lightweight gel base leaves skin radiant, not slick.

Hair 2012: Best of Beauty: Best of Beauty: allure.com STYLING PRODUCTS GLAZE A five-time winner, John Frieda Clear Shine Luminous Glaze brightens hair, makes streaks pop, and smooths over all kinds of damage.

Hair 2012: Best of Beauty: Best of Beauty: allure.com STYLING PRODUCTS VOLUMIZER Tigi Bed Head Superstar Queen for a Day Thickening Spray gives wispy hair major body but still leaves it feeling clean.

Cheap Thrills 2012: Best of Beauty: Best of Beauty: allure.com HAIR Dove Hair Therapy Nourishing Oil Care. Even the wimpiest strands can handle this argan-oil-infused serum, which fuses split ends and makes dull hair gleam.

Cheap Thrills 2012: Best of Beauty: Best of Beauty: allure.com HAIR Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle Condition. Reforms the most overprocessed hair yet won't overwhelm fine and frizzy types.