From smoldering eyes in five easy steps to zapping zits or lengthening lashes, we've got a collection of hot new beauty products that were tops with our testers.
Get a striking look with the Match Book from Miami Beach-based TINte Cosmetics. The kits (available in Blushed Beauty, Natural Beauty and Smoky Eyes), contain blush, two eye shadows, an eyeliner, two lip glosses and two brushes in a compact case with mirror. Flip 'em over for instructions on how to get a professional look in five easy steps. Our Smoky Eyes tester had no trouble following directions and loved that you can take the look from day to night with one swipe of a brush.
Available: $28; TinteCosmetics.com
You'll be totally satisfied with Orgasm Illuminator from Nars. A fresh twist on Nars' cult favorite Orgasm blush, this translucent liquid has flecks of gold, pink and peach shimmer and offers a luminous finish on bare skin or over makeup. A tester loved the weightless formula and especially liked that it can be used many ways: All over, on cheekbones, eyes, lips or lids. When you're done, everyone will wonder why you're, um, glowing.
Available: $29; Sephora.com or NarsCosmetics.com
Zap unsightly pimples in a flash with the Emergency Zit Stick from Bremenn. Packaged like a lip gloss, this 2.5 percent benzoyl peroxide cream does exactly what it claims: It instantly reduces redness and swelling, healing beastly blemishes in about two days. Used for occasional breakouts, a couple of dabs per day and the two pimples treated were history. Plus, its gentle formula didn't leave a pealing mess behind, which can happen with other topical acne products. Our tester gave this product a 10.
Available: $21; BremennLabs.com, as well as some department stores, Sephora and Ulta
Get a professional finish with the BeautyBender, a soft sponge applicator you use with your foundation. Apply foundation with your fingers, then use the pink tool to "stipple" and smooth out lines and edges. Testers found it easy to use and liked how the pointed end got into tight corners around the nose and eyes. It also comes with BlenderCleanser to keep it clean and fresh. Check out a video at BeautyBlender.net to see a makeup artist demonstrate the product on Kim Kardashian.
Available: $20; Sephora.com
Makeup artists will tell you that any eye look isn't complete until the brows are perfectly groomed. Mary Kay Brow Gel gets the job done beautifully. Testers loved how their brows looked, saying it gave them a fuller appearance. Best of all, it's budget friendly.
Available: $10; MaryKay.com
Banish all traces of eye makeup and soothe tired lids with Visine Total Eye Soothing Wipes. The soft pads are moistened with a gentle cleaner to remove even waterproof mascara. Plus, the pads are infused with eight moisturizers to help hydrate and protect delicate skin around the eyes. Our contact lens-wearing tester is hooked.
Available: 30 wipes for $6.99; drugstores, visine.com
Roll your way to a perfect complexion with L'Oreal True Match Roller Perfecting Roll On Makeup. This foundation has an adorable applicator that resembles a tiny paint roller. The innovative tool leaves behind an airbrushed finish. It offers medium to full coverage and comes in12 shades. Testers got a kick out of "painting" their faces and liked the coverage.
Available: $12.99; drugstores
Go to great lengths with LashBlast Length Mascara from CoverGirl. This new mascara has nylon fibers for exceptional lengthening. The brush has "reservoirs" at the tip designed to grab and extend tiny corner lashes to open eyes. Our tester loved the clump-free application and easy-to-remove formula but found the applicator "a little too bendy." Overall tester rating was a nine. And you can't beat the price.
Available: $7.49; drugstores
Afraid of wearing red lips? DuWop Private Red is a color-changing lipstick that magically morphs into the perfect hue for your skin tone. Similar to those "mood" lipsticks introduced in the '70s, this vibrant color has real staying power. Testers found the transformation was complete in five minutes, and the color lasted for hours.
Available: $22; Sephora.com, DuWop.com
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