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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
Beauty industry veteran Susan Wong became particularly aware about what she put on her skin during her pregnancy five years ago, and she didn’t like what she was finding, namely a limited selection of green skin care products that came with prestige prices beyond her budget. This led to Wong’s “aha” moment and the creation of HAN Skin Care Cosmetics, a 100% natural skin care and cosmetics line that doesn’t cause sticker shock.
“HAN is simply Healthy and Natural and Skin Care Cosmetics is part of the name because the products are packed with antioxidants, such as superfruits, green tea and Vitamin C, to benefit the skin,” she says. Unlike other such products on the market, HAN is reaso
Nothing beats a great night’s sleep. It can refresh your looks, boost your energy and confidence, and reset your whole attitude. Getting some quality shut eye can also help you bring your A-game by day.
I am now into month #3 of sleeping on my Beautyrest Recharge Hybrid mattress with memory foam that helps me sleep at an ideal temperature and all the trimmings. Honestly, I can’t remember ever sleeping on anything else.
What I’ve learned from battling chronic insomnia is that you have to treat bedtime in a special way. Power down, take a warm bath, have a cup of chamomile tea with lemon and honey or pour yourself a glass of cabernet, spray your pillow with your favorite scent, low
Every magazine and its online sister present beauty awards these days. But the original, and by many accounts, the ultimate honor is the Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) Insiders’ Choice Beauty Awards. Now in its 20th year, the CEW Beauty Awards were announced last Friday at the traditionally lavish, yet oh so fun, luncheon held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
“When a shopper purchases a beauty product, she is looking for performance and value,” stated Carlotta Jacobson, president of CEW. “The CEW Beauty Awards seal helps consumer cut through the clutter so they can make an informed decision about the best products the industry has to offer.”
As has become CEW’s tradit