Toss/Try/Buy

Fall's ultimate refresh-your-routine guide from MC's beauty editors

August 18, 2008 12:00 AM
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Jeffrey Westbrooks
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Beauty: Toss, Try, Buy

TOSS Old-school foam makeup sponges.
TRY An ergonomically shaped application tool that keeps fingers clean.
BUY Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge ($9.99), with a cone-shaped tip that's genius for dabbing around the nose and jawline.
beauty products to toss try and buy
Jeffrey Westbrooks
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Beauty: Toss, Try, Buy

TOSS Greasy, oil-saturated salt scrubs that make your tub slippery--bruise alert!
TRY Exfoliating gently, head to toe, to slough off dry, sunburned patches and self-tanner residue.
BUY Lemon-scented Payot Cassonade Delicious Body Scrub ($68), with superfine brown-sugar crystals that melt into your skin.
beauty products to toss try and buy
Jeffrey Westbrooks
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Beauty: Toss, Try, Buy

TOSS Frozen gel eye masks that have been hibernating (i.e., collecting eau de Häagen-Dazs) in your freezer for who-knows-how-long.
TRY Going light and bright with an eyeshadow base that makes you look refreshed--even sans mascara.
BUY Laura Mercier Eye Basics Eye Bright ($24), which soothes redness, while the subtle blue tint makes the whites of your eyes appear whiter.
beauty products to toss try and buy
Jeffrey Westbrooks
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Beauty: Toss, Try, Buy

TOSS Detergent (aka "sulfate") -packed face wash that works up an impressive lather--but strips moisture.
TRY A creamy emulsion that still foams, but moisturizes as it cleanses.
BUY L'Oréal Skin Genesis Cream Cleanser ($7.99), with purifying clay and beta hydroxy acids that encourage cell turnover.
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