U Magazine Best Beauty Buys 2008


One of our fave magazines published its annual Best Beauty Buys last week.

If by some chance you missed them fear not. I had a good aul read of them for you. There were loads of top picks in there. Including mine (best glitter product!). Anyways, here's my highlights - and if you want the full list let me know, I'm sure it can be arranged.

  • Best budget mascara - Max Factor Masterpiece
  • Best luxury mascara - Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lash extending treatment mascara
  • Best concealer for blemish prone skin - Rimmel Hide the Blemish
  • Best highlighter- Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick
  • Best blusher - Benefit Dandelion
  • Best powder eyeshadow - MAC
  • Best glitter product - Urban Decay Heavy Metal
  • Best eyeliner - Max Factor High Definition eye liner
  • Best lipbalm - L'Occitane shea butter
  • Best budget foundation - Bourjois 10 hour sleep effect
  • Best luxury foundation -MAC Select SPF 15
  • Best primer - Smashbox Photofinish
  • Best lipgloss - Lancome Colour Fever
  • Best cleanser - Dr Hauschka Cleansing Cream
  • Best face wash - Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel
  • Best budget moisturiser - Vichy Aqualia Thermal
  • Best facemask - Clinique Turnaround 15 minute facial
  • Best shampoo and conditioner - Aussie Miracle Moist
  • Best luxury handcream - L'Occitane Shea Butter
  • Best budget handcream - Yes To Carrots Hand and Elbow Cream
  • Best luxury nail polish -Chanel Le Vernis
  • Best budget body lotion - Nivea Firming Lotion
  • Best luxury body lotion - Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Body Treatment
  • Best exfoliater - Dermalogica exfoliating body scrub
  • Best luxury fake tan - Lancome Flash Bronzer
  • Best budget fake tan - Vichy Auto Bronzant
  • Best gradual body tan - Johnson's Holiday Skin
  • Best tweezers - Jemma Kidd
  • Best rollers - Babyliss Thermo ceramic
  • Best hair straightners - GHD Professional Styler

Phew! I'm done! And not a mention of the dreaded Head 'n Shoulders in there either. The Johnson's Holiday Skin though... what can I say? Some great tips there and I was very pleased to see a few of my personal favourites!

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