Beauty Products to Toss, Try & Buy

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

July 18, 2008 11:58 PM
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benefit posie tint
Jeff Westbrook
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TOSS Matte makeup-it's a lost cause during this sticky month!
TRY Enhancing your dewy complexion with a rosy stain over an SPF moisturizer.
BUY Benefit Posie Tint, $28, a long-lasting gel-tint for lips and cheeks.
kevin murphy maxi wash shampoo
Jeff Westbrook
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TOSS Harsh post-pool detox shampoos that can leave you with dry, limp strands.
TRY Cleansing with gentle (and sulfate-free) alpha hydroxy acid shampoos that pump up volume without stripping natural oils.
BUY Kevin.Murphy Maxi.Wash Shampoo, $25, with pineapple and papaya acids, or Jason Thin-to-Thick Extra Volume Shampoo, $9.95.
shu uemura fleur de source
Jeff Westbrook
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TOSS In-your-face perfumes-heat makes heady scents hard to handle.
TRY Putting your fragrance to the yoga test: Don't like inhaling it during downward dog? Don't wear it on a humid day.
BUY Shu Uemura Fleur de Source, Fleur de Terre, Fleur de Rose fragrances, $50 each. The bergamot, coriander, and basil notes evoke a fresh summer garden.
make up for ever hd primer
Jeff Westbrook
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TOSS Ultra-rich moisturizers for day.
TRY Layering an oil-free sunblock under a tinted primer.
BUY Make Up For Ever HD Primer, $32-the light-reflecting shade helps camouflage red (whether from rosacea or a sunburn) while adding a subtle glow to any complexion.
Jeff Westbrook
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Prevent Wrinkles:
FOREVER YOUNG Amore Pacific Time Response Skin Renewal Gel Crème, $400. Packed with green tea and ginseng, this light formula prevents further UV-induced spots, sagging, and wrinkles.
Jeff Westbrook
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Avoid the Lobster Look:
GLOW THE DISTANCE Decléor Aroma Sun Hydrating Tinted Self-Tanning Gel-Cream, $35.50. Essential oils help repair sun-parched skin, while self-tanners impart a hint of bronze.
Jeff Westbrook
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Improve Your Skin's Texture:
DON'T FEEL THE BURN Biafine Emulsion, $33. Used to treat burn victims in hospitals, this French pharmacy fave (Rx only stateside) minimizes peeling and soothes scorched skin.