This Month's Best Beauty Buys

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SPACE FACE
I'm hooked on the ethereal, soft-focus finish of La Mer Treatment Powder Foundation, $90. Fittingly, its base ingredient is Airgel, a literally weightless material used by NASA.

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Jeffrey Westbrook

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GOLDEN GIRLS
To soften the edgiest makeup looks, Lancome's Aaron De May cleverly borrows a stroke from Renaissance painters, highlighting faces with gold—on cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, Cupid's bow, or center of eyelids (my personal fave). Best gilty pleasures: Lancôme Poudre Liberté Highlighting Powder, $40, Sensai The Lipstick by Kanebo, $55, and Avon Anew Ultimate Age Repair Gold Emulsion, $36.
Jeffrey Westbrook

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DOUBLE HEADER
Ouidad Double Detangler, $24, is designed to gently unfurl ringlets. But I found it also effortlessly rakes deep conditioner through my long straight hair, pre-swim, making it my new beach-bag staple.
Jeffrey Westbrook

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RED EYE
Runway Dorothy-worthy ruby eyeshadow, sparkling up models' lids at Prada.
Reality Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Red Iron mascara, $28, and palette, $58, serving up vibrant yet flattering crimson shades that most of us can pull off (seriously). The exception: pale blondes (you'll want to avoid the albino bunny look).
Jeffrey Westbrook

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THE BIG APPLES
My beauty crutch: heaps of blush. But fall's high-drama eyes and shockingly bold lips demand a lighter touch. For a featherweight fix, Sonia Kashuk Super Sheer Liquid Tint, $9.99, serves up just the right dewy dose.
Jeffrey Westbrook
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