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allure: best of beauty 2004

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Mar 7, 2005
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this is an october issue from last year (2004) in allure ("the beauty expert" magazine, for those of you who don't know), but that doesn't matter. i find myself looking through the list all the time, so i thought i'd post it up for you all to read and/or go by as a guide


lip palette

bobbi brown lip gloss palette in neutral

long-wearing lipstick

lancome juicy rouge lasting juicy shine lipcolor

lip gloss

delux beauty lip gloss

lip stain

mark kissin lip tintmarker in red siren

lip balm

elizabeth arden eight hour cream lip protectant stick spf 15

best bright

giorgio armani matte silk lipstick 7

best pink

trish mcevoy lip color in pink rose

best wine

clinique long last soft matte lipstick in vintage wine

best nude

dior addict ultra-shine sheer lipcolor in shiniest beige

best red

vincent longo americana lipstick

readers' choice for best lipstick

avon beyond color plumping lipcolor with retinol spf 15 in twig (under $11)

clinique long last soft shine lipstick in blushing nude (over $11)

readers' choise for best lip gloss

revlon super lustrous lipgloss in shine city (under $11)

mac lipglass lip gloss (over $11)


brow filler

anastasia beverly hills perfect brow powder


shu uemura basic mascara (for natural, every-day look)

l'oreal double extend mascara (for dramatic)


lancome le crayon khol

eye makeup remover

almay non-oily eye makeup remover pads

best grays

yves saint laurent eye shadow duo #27

becca creme eye colour in nickel

best colors

nars iceland eyeshadow duos in lavender and sea foam green

chanel illuminating eyeshadow in abysse

best beiges

mac eye shadow in shroom

revlon eyeglide shimmer shadow in sandstone

best brown

chantecaille lasting eye shade in cinnamon

readers' choice for best eye shadow

revlon wet/dry shadow quad in coffee bean (under $11)

mac eye shadow in shroom (over $11)

readers' choice for best mascara

maybelline new york great lash (under $11)

lancome definicils high definition (over $11)

readers' choice for best eyeliner

avon glimmerstick eye liner in blackest black (under $11)

mac eye khol in teddy (over $11)


best red

essie a-list

best nude

opi samoan sand

best bright

chanel boa

best wine

rescue beauty lounge moulin rouge

best pale pink

rescue beauty lounge clear pink


sally hansen nailgrowth miracle


poshe topcoat

nail file

essie crystal file

cuticle cream

essie the cuticle pen

nail polish remover

cutex essential care pads advanced nail non-acetone polish remover

readers' choice best nail polish

opi nail lacquer in i'm not really a waitress



shiseido the makeup enriched loose powder


guerlain terracotta moisturizing bronzing powder

facial self-tanner

clarins radiance plus self-tanning cream-gel


lancome effacernes waterproof protective undereye concealer

bobbi brown blemish cover stick


prescriptives traceless skin responsive tint


benefit mr. frosty

benefit moonbeam

benefit gilded


becca creme blush

nars blush

tinted moisturizer

laura mercier tinted moisturizer spf 20

readers' choice for best blush

covergirl cheekers in rose silk (under $13)

nars blush in orgasm (over $13)

readers' choice for best concealer

covergrl invisible concealer (under $10)

mac select cover up (over $10)

skin care


murad vitalic energizing pomegranate cleanser

eye cream

clinique all about eyes


dr. brandt microdermabrasion in a jar


neutrogena oil-free acne wash 60 second mask scrub


avon clinical 2-step facial peel

anti-aging treatment

roc retinol correxion deep wrinkle night cream

acne treatment

neutrogena rapid clear acne eliminating gel


neutrogena healthy defense spf 30 daily moisturizer

estee lauder hydra complete multilevel moisture creme

body scrub

origins incredible spreadable scrub in ginger and in sea salt


johnson's softlotion 24 hour moisture

anti-cellulite cream

estee lauder body performance slim shape anti-cellulite visible contouring serum

hand cream

aveda hand relief

foot cream

barielle total foot care cream

body wash

olay complete body wash for extra dry skin


neutrogena ultra sheer dry-touch sunblock spf 30


origins the great pretender shimmery self-tanner for body

readers' choice for best body scrub

avon planet spa african shea butter brown sugar body scrub (under $15)

bath & body works true blue spa there's the rub salt scrub (over $15)

readers' choice for best body lotion

bath & body works pleasures sweet pea body lotion (under $17)

clinique deep comfort body butter

origins a perfect world intensely hydrating body cream with white tea (over $17)

readers' choice for best body wash

dove deep moisture body wash for dry skin (under $19)

philosophy pumpkin pie 3-in-1 shampoo, conditioner, and body wash (over $19)

readers' choice for best self-tanner

neutrogena build-a-tan gradual sunless tanning (under $11)

clarins self tanning milk with sun protection spf 6 (over $11)

readers' choice for best facial cleanser

cetaphil gentle skin cleanser (under $10)

clinique rinse-off foaming cleanser (over $10)

readers' choice for best facial scrub

st. ives invigorating apricot scrub (under $11)

clinique 7 day scrub cream (over $11)

readers' choice for best facial moisturizer

olay complete all day moisture lotion uv defense (under $21)

clinique moisture surge extra thirsty skin relief (over $21)

readers' choice best anti-aging treatment

olay regenerist daily regenerating serum (under $24)

avon anew clinical line and wrinkle corrector (over $24)


makeup brushes

kevyn aucoin beauty makeup brushes


super solano hair dryer


gilette mach 3 turbo


tweezerman spa slant tweezers

eyelash curler

kevyn aucoin eyelash curler

blotting papers

clean & clear oil absorbing sheets

teeth whitener

crest white strips premium

readers' choice for best teeth whitener

crest white strips premium


shampoo and conditioner for normal hair

garnier fructis fortifying shampoo and cream conditioner

shampoo and conditioner for fine hair

matrix amplify color xl shampoo

dove foam conditioner volumizing color for fine, thin, coor treated hair

shampoo and conditioner for dry hair

pantene pro-v daily moisture renewal moisturizing shampoo and conditioner for dry/damaged hair

shampoo and conditioner for color-treated hair

l'oreal professional vitamino color protective shampoo and conditioner

home hair color

l'oreal coleur experte


phytovolume actif


kerastase nutritive oleo-relax nutri-huile and antifrizz mist

curl enhancer

bumble and bumble curl conscious curl creme

hair gel

wella liquid hair brilliant spray gel


paul mitchell extra-body finishing spray

deep conditioner

kerastase nutritive oleo-relax nutri-huile and antifrizz smoothing mask for dry and rebellious hair

readers' choice for best shampoo

pantene pro-v smooth and sleek shampoo (under $8)

aveda shampure shampoo (over $8)

readers' choice for best conditioner

pantene pro-v smooth and sleek complete therapy conditioner (under $8)

matrix biolage conditioning balm (over $8)

readers' choice for best home hair color

l'oreal feria multi-faceted shimmering colour in espresso

readers' choice for best volumizer

pantene pro-v body builder volumizing mousse (under $8)

tigi bedhead superstar thick massive hair (over $8)

readers' choice for best hair straightener

john frieda frizz-ease original formula hair serum (under $10)

phyto phytodefrisant anti-frizz (over $10)

redken straight 05 straightening balm (over $10)

readers' choice for best deep conditioner

pantene pro-v restore and renew deep fortifying treatment (under $10)

redken all soft heavy cream super treatment for dry/brittle hair (over $10)


best new scent


best light scent

frederic malle angeliques sous la pluie

best floral scent

ralph lauren blue

best spicy scent

yves saint laurent nu

best classic scent

joy by jean patou

best men's scent

burberry brit

readers' choice for best new fragrance

celine dion parfums (under $30)

ralph lauren blue (over $30)

readers' choice for best classic fragrance

coty vanilla fields (under $30)

chanel no. 5 (over $30)

readers' choice for best men's fragrance

victoria's secret very sexy for him (under $30)

polo ralph lauren blue (over $30)