September's Best Beauty Buys

New beauty products to try and buy this month.

By Ying Chu

September 1, 2009 3:30 AM
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September's Best Beauty Buys

A slick palette crammed with smoothing primer and six flattering shades for every outfit and occasion, Laura Mercier Lip Watercolours, $48, isn't leaving my makeup bag this fall. In Fair (pictured) or Medium.
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September's Best Beauty Buys

Darphin's Aromatic Cleansing Balm, $95, is my new travel must. Laced with rosewood and sage essential oils, it guards against the skin-stripping minerals in tap water—and is TSA-friendly, thanks to its solid form.
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September's Best Beauty Buys

Audrey Tautou is literally living and breathing Chanel: Just as she wrapped filming Coco Before Chanel (in theaters this month), the gamine actress was picked to be the face of No. 5. The rest of us can get our designer hit with the new Essential Bath Oils, $75.
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September's Best Beauty Buys

No budget for baubles? Fifteen bucks snags a glimmering diamond-dust-infused polish, dreamed up by nail goddess Essie Weingarten and jeweler Judith Ripka.
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September's Best Beauty Buys

Celebrating a century in the beauty biz, L'Oréal is launching 100 worldwide "generosity projects"—from supporting HIV-positive kids to planting trees. Best idea for benevolent beauties: Pick up the brand's covetable Infallible Never Fail Plumping Lip Glosses, $9.99 each.
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September's Best Beauty Buys

I've had the most heavenly massages at Mandarin Oriental Spas around the globe (Barcelona and Las Vegas spots open this fall). For my at-home fix: M.O.'s Travel Body Oils, $48 for set of five.
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September's Best Beauty Buys

My pick of the new Mémoire Liquide perfume series, $95 each: Vacances Liquide, with notes of tiare flower and coconut that transport me to past holidays in Kauai.
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