What To Toss, Try & Buy

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

May 15, 2009 12:00 AM
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Summer Toss, Try, Buy

TOSS The makeup kit stashed in your desk drawer—back when the Dow was above 14,000.

TRY Beauty Alert stickers ($8.50 for 24), which remind you when products are past their prime. Mascara only lasts three months; skincare, six; concealer, 12; and bronzer, 18.

BUY Cargo Timestrip Classic Lip Gloss ($22). It has a window that turns red after nine months--when you should throw it out.
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Summer Toss, Try, Buy

TOSS Greasy, makeup-melting moisturizers.

TRY Switching to oil-free formulas and rotating a skin brightener into your summer regimen.

BUY Patricia Wexler M.D. MMPi20 Skin Brightening & Pore Refining Serum ($55) and Mark Berry Grand Super Exfoliating Beads ($9).
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Summer Toss, Try, Buy

TRY Volumizing shampoo that gives hair body and lift while adding moisture. Aveeno Nourish + Volumize Shampoo ($6.49) creates smooth, nonstaticky fullness while treating dry, fragile strands.
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Summer Toss, Try, Buy

BUY Maybelline Color Sensational lipstick ($7.49), which comes in 48 rich, creamy, pricey-looking colors, so you can build a lipstick wardrobe without breaking the bank.
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Summer Toss, Try, Buy

DUBIOUS BEAUTY TREND: CRADLE ROBBERS
First came the placenta creams and stem-cell serums. Now youth-seeking British beauties are paying £755 (about $1000) for Vavelta, fibroblast injections made from baby foreskins (collected after circumcision). Since fibroblasts make collagen and elastin, Vavelta patients are hoping it will give them smoother, firmer skin. But do you really want a forehead full of foreskin? Avon Anew Clinical Derma-Full X3 Facial Filling Serum ($54), H2O Plus Sea Results Wrinkle Release Pen ($30), and L'Oréal Advanced Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle Concentrate ($16.59) contain proven plumping ingredients like hyaluronic acid, peptides, and retinol.