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25 Best Beauty Products of the Year Video

Mandy Moore's cover shoot plus, our 25 favorite beauty products of the year.

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I have an album coming out called "Amanda Leigh". I could break your heart any day of the week. Something I'm really proud of and I'm psyched that Marie Claire is giving me the opportunity to introduce all of their audience to it as well.


We were thrilled to have Mandy Moore on the cover shoot, just got engaged when we did the shoot with her, and then she was just about to get married to Ryan Adams, which we are very excited about. She has a new album coming out and she's really in a very different place.

This is my second Marie Claire cover. The last cover was back in '04, so a lot has changed. I've grown up quite a bit.

She's a very interesting young woman. I think a lot of people relate to her. They love the way she looks and she's in a great place right now and it felt a really good time to do a cover of her and just talk to her about where her life's going.

So, it's a little bit trippy, it's a little bit weird to do a photo shoot know that, like, one of those pictures from the day is gonna end up on the cover of the magazine and kind of seen throughout the country at every airport, bookstore, and whatnot.

Cover shoots are, like, so important because it's what sells the magazine. It's the most important shoot that we do.

We always look for really great actresses, performers, musicians that we want to aspire to be. We love having women that we feel confident, are leading the best lives they can.

I have an album coming out called "Amanda Leigh". I could break your heart any day of the week. Something I'm really proud of and I'm psyched that Marie Claire is giving me the opportunity to introduce all of their audience to it as well.

We love to do people who aren't oversaturated in the media and who are doing movies or have albums coming out that we think our reader will really enjoy.

25 Products is our small edited list of really standout things that caught our eye within the last year.

I use it underneath my sunscreen. Whenever people ask us, I always, like, you know, what do you actually use, what are the products that you would like to-- that you recommend, those are really the products. Those are our star products.

I think that sometimes people go into the stores and they're completely overwhelmed. The choice is huge and you just want someone to say, "You know what? We tried and tested these products. They work."

We probably get almost a hundred products sent to us a week and we try to spread it out into different categories: the facial skin care; the body; makeup; and hair care.

The Heat Defense Therapy is really great because I'm always looking to protect my hair from heat styling.

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I always feel like if I'm blow drying my hair everyday--

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because I wash my hair everyday, I'm just frying my hair.

The way that we get readers involved in 25 Best Products is that we actually put a posting on our website and we ask our readers to write in and tell us about products that have changed their lives.

We'd get so excited about what they wanna recommend and, you know, it's certain things that have changed the way they style their hair everyday, things that have made their lives easier, things that have made getting ready in morning that much faster.

I really love these Sally Hansen cuticle treatments. It had this great applicator where it has this little massaging tool at the end and it also isn't super greasy, so if you don't have time for a manicure just to-- moisten cuticles and you can keep that on the go.

This is good because it's a super antioxidant. It comes from, I think, apple and different kinds of fruit.

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And it's sort of one step beyond the vitamin C. I use it underneath my sunscreen--


and I found that it-- it-- I don't know how it works but in 1 week, I found that my brown sports are lightening and my skin was just--


looking more even.

I was really impressed with this mascara because I was a little skeptical because I thought, you know, what-- what is this really gonna do for me in terms of a vibrating mascara. Is it just a gimmick? So I tried it at home and I tried it and I felt like it just really gave a really dramatic effect.

We really try and be all-inclusive with it, but it's really the best of the best.

We just wanna share with our readers what we feel really stood out.

If you have these in your closet, you're kind of done for the year.

Feel the Burst of skin-loving moisture in new Go Fresh Body Wash in Nectarine and White Ginger scents.

I can go anywhere. I can go anywhere to go.

It's a juicy new way to Go Fresh. The juicy goods of Burst also comes in a bar.

It's always different doing a photo shoot than it is, you know, acting in front of the camera. I think it-- I think most actors feel a little uncomfortable by doing a photo shoot because you just-- it's just an unnatural thing. You know, when you're playing a character or you have lines to say, it's just much easier. So, that's why this has been ***CUT

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