InStyle's 100 Best Beauty Buys 2008

InStyle winners

I friggin LOVE an auld beauty award, me. So naturally, I raced on my trotters to the shops when the UK mags arrived on stands, because with this month's InStyle is their 100 Best Beauty Buys 2008. I purchased it with the quickness, discarded the mag for later perusal, and plunged right into the beauty booklet.

And it was....very whelming. Winners included MAC lipliner in Spice, Nars Orgasm blush, Elnett Hairspray, Johnson & Johnson Holiday Skin, Lancome Bi-Facil, Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler - in the immortal words of Shania, "that don't impress me much".

Reliable choices they might be, but where were the new products? The amazing launches of the past year that so surely deserve some kudos? Few and far between, me hearties. FEW AND FAR BETWEEN, as Fred Elliot might say, just to be really sure we'd gotten the point. Now, I know they do have the Hall of Fame and all that, and products are entitled to enter it after winning for 3 years in a row - but that leads to samey, static lists if you ask me. I want my new faves to be acknowledged, and equally, I want to read about new things that I haven't heard of or tried. Not that Max Factor Masterpiece Max is amazing - cos I knew that already. We all did.


What did any of you ladies think of it? Got any better suggestions? Leave a comment below if you do!

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