This Week's Beauty Product Picks

Marie Claire Beauty Director Ying Chu's latest beauty picks.

Bronze Age 101

I rarely venture far beyond my natural coloring, but when makeup artist Sonia Kashuk introduced me to her Bronzed Face palette for spring ($20), I decided to go for the glow. Glad I did: Kashuk includes not only the tools but also step-by-step instructions, so even novices can master her sun-kissed look.

Stop the Skin-Sanity

As a recovering sun worshipper, I'm a staunch believer in year-round sunblock, and it's a plus when a product smells and feels nice while doing its thing. The light, citrusy Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Sun-Damage Moisture Lotion with SPF 28 ($13) plumps dry skin and delivers heaps of vitamin C to zap telltale brown spots.

Beauty Math

Mark's new Light Bright Lighten & Depuff Eye Gel ($8) plus I-Sheer Creamy Eye Shadow in Meringue ($5) adds up to instant eye-lift.


My desk is equipped for a tropical escape: Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (think hip luau) on my iPod and a few tins of Pacifica solid perfume ($8.95). A little Hawaiian Ruby Guava on my temples transports me back to one heavenly holiday in Kauai.