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The Best Makeup Products

  • Lisa Shin

    Best Smudge-Proof Mascara

    CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara, $7.49, drugstores.

    When it comes to lashes, more is...more! This mascara defines, lengthens, and adds volume, thanks to spherical wax particles and polymers in the formula that give a full-fringe effect.

  • Lisa Shin

    Best Cream Blush

    Tarte Natural Beauty Cheek Stain, $28,

    Get a healthy flush from this pretty stick of color. Staffers loved the easy application — just glide it across your cheeks for a gorgeous, dewy look.

  • Lisa Shin

    Best Instant Plumping Gloss

    Clinique Full Potential Lips Plump and Shine, $17.50,

    Thin lips making you frown? This light-reflecting gloss contains ingredients such as gingerroot oil to increase circulation and moisturizers to fill in lines, making your mouth look fuller.

  • Lisa Shin

    Best Tinted Moisturizer

    Chanel Precision Hydramax + Active Teinte/Active Moisture Tinted Lotion SPF 15, $55,

    No time to apply foundation? This lotion gives light, natural-looking coverage plus sun protection in a pinch.

  • Lisa Shin

    Best Year-Round Bronzer

    Boots No7 Instant Sunshine Shimmer Gel, $13.99, Target.

    If you shy away from self-tanner but still want a sexy vacation glow, smooth this cooling gel onto your cheeks for a sculpted effect, or use it to draw attention to bare shoulders.

  • Lisa Shin

    Best Long-Wearing Lipstick

    L'Oreal Paris Infallible Never Fail Lipcolour Compact, $11.99, drugstores.

    This unique two-step lip color (a base coat lays down pigment and a top coat locks it to your mouth) lasts for hours without drying out your lips. "It even stayed on through lunch," one tester reported.

    Originally published in FITNESS magazine, October 2008.