Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Best Popular Beauty Products

Picking beauty products to use regularly can be difficult, with so many to choose from. But on CBS "The Early Show" Tuesday, style and beauty expert Jenn Falik pointed to many top-sellers that have stood the test of time -- everything from cleansers and moisturizers to makeup and hair products. They're used by makeup artists and skincare professionals, as well as real women across the globe.

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
Originally formulated for dermatologists and now heavily recommended by them. Cetaphil is great for daily makeup removal -- gentle on skin. It won't strip the skin of natural protective oils or disturb skin's natural pH balance. It's fragrance-free and non-comedogenic (won't clog pores). $8 at drugstores nationwide
Aveeno Daily Lotion
Contains natural oatmeal blended with rich emollients to moisturize skin for a full 24 hours. The oatmeal formula also helps prevent and protect dry skin. Provides temporary relief of the scaling and chapping caused by dry skin. The nourishing, non-greasy formula absorbs quickly. It's fragrance free and won't clog pores, leaving skin soft, smooth and naturally healthy-looking. $9 (12 oz] Available at national food stores, drug and mass merchandisers
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
A pick-me-up for tired, stressed skin. It instantly moisturizes, brightens, and tightens facial contours so skin looks rested and relaxed. The beauty balm minimizes appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Its non-oily formula prepares skin for perfect makeup application and hours of luminous wear. It costs $45 and is available at Nordstrom and Bloomingdales stores, and online at Clarins.com.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer
Contains SPF 20. It's a buildable formula with a natural, dewy finish that can be used for all skin types, but especially sensitive, oily and acne-prone skin. It evens the complexion and provides light-weight, oil-free moisture. It's fragrance-free and dermatologist-tested. It costs $42 and is available at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, Sephora and www.lauramercier.com.
Yves Saint Laurent Touche ýclat Radiant Touch Concealer
This luminizing pen brings light and radiance to the skin. It immediately erases any signs of fatigue, and brightens the complexion. This product is loved by models, makeup artists, celebrities, and women everywhere. It's like eight hours of sleep and an instant pick-me-up in a magic wand. It delivers instant radiance, luminosity, and lift while banishing shadows and tired-looking eyes by adding light. This creates an instant lift to the eye area. Best of all, it's formulated for all skin types. It costs $40 and is available at Sephora and Sephora.com.
L'Orýal Paris Voluminous Mascara
Provides luxuriously full lashes like you've always dreamed of in an instant. Beloved for its clump-resistant, flake-proof properties, it's the preferred mascara of professional makeup artists worldwide. Uniquely formulated to resist clumping, it softens lashes and build lashes to 5-times their natural thickness. It costs $7.25 and is available at www.lorealparis.com and chain drug, food and mass market retailers nationwide.
Physicians Formula Bronzer Collection
In 1997, Physicians Formula introduced its Powder Palette Bronzer, the first mass market bronzer, which essentially created the popular bronzer category. Since then, Physicians Formula has dominated the bronzer sector, earning its reputation as the No. 1 brand in bronzers. Skin radiates with a youthful bronze glow that lasts all day. It's hypoallergenic, fragrance free, oil-free, non-pore-clogging and dermatologist-approved. It ranges in price from $9.95 - 14.95, and is available at mass market and drugstores nationwide.
Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
Formula mists on, ensuring that your makeup won't budge for 16 hours. Weightless but powerful, its temperature control technology keeps your makeup from melting down when it's warm and humid, or dehydrating when it's cold and windy. It prevents loss of color, melting, sliding, caking, cracking, excess shine, fading blush, drooping eye shadow and lip color disappearance. The spray is formulated to resist moisture, so you can sweat, cry, etc. It should be the final step to your makeup routine -- just a couple sprays on top of your makeup and you're out the door. It costs $29, Available at Ulta, Sephora, Beauty.com and UrbanDecay.com.
Carol's Daughter Hair Milk
This is a styling aid for already-defined curls that need control. It's fast-absorbing formula tames frizz with a natural blend of essential oils. Curls are left soft, bouncy and manageable. Vitamin C protects hair from environmental damage. Apricot Kernel Oil increases moisture. Cocoa and Shea Butters condition the scalp and hair. It costs $20 (10 oz) and is available at CarolsDaughter.

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