Primers are like that best friend you didn’t know you always had: they’re there in a pinch for you. Of late, so many remarkable primers have been cropping up from various brands, with different properties, that it’s no longer one size fits all. Here are some of our absolute favorites:
A lightweight option
Elle Cosmetics’ Face Primer($30)
This silky, lightweight primer is filled with “optical effects” that include light reflecting particles and soft vision powders to help even out skin tone and reduce redness, as well as provide a good foundation for makeup. Silica and mica also help absorb excess oil, green tea extract, caffeine and sucrose act as skin conditioners and help calm
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Pink is the new black during October as beauty brands roll out Pink Ribbon products to support Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) month. The effort dates back to a 1985 partnership between the American Cancer Society and AstraZeneca, the pharmaceutical company behind Tamoxifen, arguably the world’s most popular breast cancer treatment. The month of October became associated with raising awareness of this disease and beauty brands became more involved as the years went on.
Breast cancer affects nearly all of us at some level. Statistics show that 1 in 8 U.S. women (just under 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. While the number of cases has definitely dec
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Sometimes a girl just needs to splurge on great beauty products and treatments. But looking great doesn’t always have to cost you an arm and a leg. We’ve rounded up a dozen reasonably priced beauty bargains from prestige brands. To share the high-end fantasy, here are some of our fave products—all around $25.
DIOR AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
With a rainbow hue of vibrant luscious colors, Vernis Nail Lacquer ($23) uses custom micronized ingredients to deliver 10 times the normal light refracting pigments. The result is a spectacular high gloss shine. Its special high-tech brush allows for a time saving one-step application and a flawless finish.
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Expand your eco-consciousness this Earth Day with beauty products that highlight natural and organic ingredients. After all, “natural” is one of the fastest growing categories in the beauty arena. While 100% “organic” products won’t always be found at the corner drugstore, many of our favorite brands are manufacturing items without parabens, butylene glycols, petroleum, sulphates, pesticides and artificial dyes nor testing on animals. Check out our selection of natural/organic picks below.
BEST NEW ORGANIC PRODUCT
Marula Oil from The Leakey Collection ($78) is the new product all women need. The prized oil is extracted from the fruit of the East African Marula Nut. It contain