Lesley's Top Ten: Beauty Must-Haves from MORE's EIC

One perk of being MORE's editor-in-chief is that I get to test lots of beauty products: the good, the bad and, yes, the ugly. These 10 are my favorite finds- try them and let me know if you agree.

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Best Brow Faker: Laura Geller Brow Marker

Laura Geller's Brow Marker turns me into a makeup Seurat pointillistically filling in sparse spots with natural looking "hairs."

 


$23; Click to purchase

Laura Geller

Prettiest Pink: Giorgio Armani Rouge d'Armani Lipstick in 514

I love Giorgio Armani makeup for its muted tones and gorgeous finishes. Case in point: Rouge d'Armani Lipstick in 514, an adult pink.

 

$30; Click to purchase

Armani

Dark Circle Eraser: Giorgio Armani Master Corrector in No.2

I've tried them all but will take Armani's Master Corrector in No.2 to the grave. The formula's yellow tone cancels out blue shadows. 

 

$36; Click to purchase

Giorgio Armani

Ultra Frizz Tamer: Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Oil

Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Oil Mist takes my processed hair back to (almost) virgin territory. 

 

$24; Click to purchase

Alterna

Salve for Sore Skin: Aquaphor

Killer winters lead to alligator skin. Aquaphor Healing Ointment saves me from the taxidermist.

 

$9; Click to purchase

Aquaphor

Long-Lasting Mani: CND Shellac

Shellac manicures stay as hard as a car's finish for two weeks. Unchipped. Amazing!

 

$35 and up; cnd.com for salons

CND

911 Root Cover-Up: Rita Hazan Root Concealer

I've embarrassed my colorist Rita Hazan by going on TV with dark roots. I suspect she made her spray-on Root Concealer for busy women like me- and you.

 

$24; Click to purchase

Rita Hazan/Sephora

Raccoon-Eye Remedy: Kohgendo Cleansing Spa Water

Kohgendo Cleansing Spay Water isn't cheap. But it removes heavy makeup in one swipe.

 

$39; Click to purchase

Kohgendo

Perfect Fall Floral: Fan di Fendi

I'm the best (and worst) fragrance customer. Love them all but am loyal to none. My current fling: Fan di Fendi.

 

$76; Click to purchase

Fendi

Freshest Scent: Kai Fragrance

I find everything (but especially the Body Butter) in the Kai white-floral line divine.

 

$52; Click to purchase

 

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Kai
First Published October 26, 2011

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