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Beauty editors try hundreds of new products each year, yet there’s an elite group that stays on the radar year after year. Since we don’t all have the ability to “call in” a product when we want it—or a bottomless budget to stock up on these must-haves—here’s a list of perennial beauty-editor picks and their most suitable budget-friendly stand-ins.
The product: Cushion compact
Splurge: Amorepacific Color Control Cushion Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ ($60)
This compact is literally responsible for the cushion craze because Amorepacific owns the patent for the unique delivery system. Packaging aside, this formulation is second to none thanks to light-to-medium buildable coverage th
If you’ve wanted to schlep your body lotion across the world but hesitated because of its physical semi-solid state, COOLA now offers an innovative option.
Its Body and Hand Lotion Bars come in circular tins and are solid; an easy fix for when you’re traveling. The bars are solid at room temperature and come in a variety of scents including cucumber melon, grapefruit peppermint, lavender chamomile, orange patchouli, and unscented. At $22 for the Body Lotion Bars, which are bigger, and $12 for the Hand Lotion Bars, you might think they are a bit pricey but because they’re in solid form, a little bit goes a long way.
A little bit of the lotion bars, when rubbed into the skin, absorbs q
Even in the winter, a safe tan is a fake tan. So look like you spent the holidays in the islands with Jergens Natural Glow Express Body Moisturizer ($8.99). Available in two shades – fair/medium and medium/tan – Express Body Moisturizer gives a jump start to all over glow in just one day – in three days of use, you’ll see a full shade difference of natural-looking summer color.