12 Best Shine Serums and Sprays

Have you decided that your lackluster hair is a lost cause? Well, you might want to rethink that conclusion. A good-quality shine serum or spray should be your first line of defense in the war on dull hair -- just ask any hairstylist or beauty salon owner. Whether you're a curly-haired gal dealing with frizz or a straight-haired chick looking to minimize static, a shine serum can help smooth strands and even treat common hair problems. Above all, they create serious shine.   See list

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12 Best Highlighters

Not to be a Debbie downer, but it's a fact of life that with each passing year, time takes its toll on our complexions. Our cheekbones become more sunken in, our under-eye bags get darker and lower, and our skin turns sallower.   See list

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14 Volumizers for Sexy Hair

Raise your hand if you've ever experienced sad, lifeless hair. Now, raise your other hand if you've ever tried to fight said limp hair with volumizers that promise full, sexy hair, only to end up with a sticky, goopy mess. Okay, you can put your hand down now.   See best volumizers

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15 Best Heat Styling Products

Any hair care expert will tell you that in order to prevent hair damage and breaking, it is crucial to apply some sort of heat protecting hair care product like a spray, serum, mousse or cream before subjecting your strands to high temperatures from irons and dryers.   See products

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15 Best Oil-Control Products

Here's an all-too familiar scenario: Every morning you cleanse, prime and mattify your skin to pore-less, oil-free perfection, but by the time you walk through your office doors, you need another dab of powder -- and by midday, it looks like you've slathered a layer of Crisco on your face. What gives?   See products

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The 10 Best Facial Firming Skin Care Products

Wouldn't it be nice if all the secrets to younger-looking skin were hidden in lotions, potions and OTC creams? There are plenty of game-changing products out there, but our lifestyle habits have an enormous effect on skin health, too -- for better or worse. A well-rounded skin-care routine involving UV protection, healthy eating and the right skin care products can slow down or even reverse the signs of aging like fine lines, sagging and wrinkles.   See products

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12 Best Lip Liners

Lip liners get a bad rap, probably because they make people think of that awful lined-lips-with-nude-lipstick look. But skipping a lip liner is a missed opportunity to make your lips look fuller and more defined. It also keeps your lipstick locked in place and prevents feathering. With so many options to choose from, it's easy to end up with a liner that doesn't deliver on its promises. So we narrowed them down to only the top reader-reviewed lip liners to make you a believer.   See reviews

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9 Best Hair Dryers for 2014

Hair dryers are like bottles of wine -- some cost $15, some cost $500, and it's often unclear whether or not you're truly getting what you pay for.   See blow dryers

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9 Best Hair Color Products for 2014

We all love getting pampered at the salon, but when we're trying to save a few bucks, only the best at-home hair color products will do. We don't want a disaster on our hands that ends up costing even more than if we'd just gone to the salon in the first place, right?   See products

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9 Best Drugstore Acne Products

The war against pimples can be ongoing, but some of the best acne products on the market can be found at the drugstore -- for as little as $1. But how do you know if these acne products really work? That's where our readers come in. They reviewed the top acne products and told us what cured their oily skin, reduced redness and made their pimples disappear for good. These are their tried-and-true picks for the best drugstore acne fighting products.   See products

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10 Best Nail Polishes

Like a killer scarf or a one-of-a-kind necklace, your nail polish color can be a key accessory. Whether you get your nails done at a beauty salon or DIY, the key to the ideal mani/pedi is great nail polish. And there's really nothing like the feeling of freshly lacquered nails.   See polishes

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14 Best Makeup Removers

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14 Best Makeup Removers

As a total product junkie, I spend a lot of time putting stuff on my face. So at the end of the day, a good makeup remover is just as important as the makeup I'm taking off.   See products

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16 Best Hair Conditioners

If you want soft, shiny, manageable hair, it all starts with finding the best conditioner for your hair type. Our readers have tried the top products on the market and tell us which ones they deem worthy of best conditioner.   See products

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17 Best Face Cleansers

When it comes to the art of face washing, we ladies take it pretty seriously. We carefully select our skin care products and practically give ourselves a facial in the A.M. and P.M. We do this ritual in the morning to look and feel refreshed and awake (even when we likely get less than six hours of sleep). And then we wash the day off of our faces in the evening, removing all traces of makeup, as well as any dirt and excess oil.   See cleansers

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16 Best Night Creams

Getting your eight hours of beauty sleep is great, but what if we told you there's a way you can do even better? What if we told you there's one simple step before you crawl under the covers that can give you the complexion of your dreams?   See night creams

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15 Best Earth-Friendly Beauty Products

What's the hot trend in beauty? Going green. We don't mean emerald eyeshadow (although there's nothin' wrong with that). We're talking green as in environmentally friendly and plant-based. Our readers are loving all things eco-conscious, preservative-free and organic, and here they dish on their favorite products. New to the green scene? Use their unbiased ratings to help you know what products to try first.   See products

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9 Best Lipsticks

We kiss with them, we sip with them, we angle them with finesse to create coy little smiles -- they're one of the sexiest parts of the body, and paired with the right gloss, balm, stick or stain, can make an onlooker weak at the knees.   See the products

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13 Best Powders

When it comes to face makeup, most of us will go to amazing lengths in order to find that perfect product. That one foundation, powder or concealer that completely hides spots, minimizes lines, smoothes texture and creates an overall flawless finish. (Does one such product even exist?!) We will spend a ton of cash -- maybe not on one product, but on the hundreds we've tested in a lifetime -- read reviews until we're dizzy and, of course, allow makeup artist after makeup artist to convince us that their product is the best. That's a lot of work for a category of makeup that shouldn't really get noticed, right? Well, in order to put an end to this madness and to hopefully save you a few bucks, we thought we'd share a list of the top-rated face powders according to our readers.   See powders

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9 Best Nail Care Products

Raise your less-than-TV-ready hand if you suffer from dry cuticles, hangnails or constant chips in your freshly lacquered manis. That's what we thought -- you can put your hand down now.   See nail products

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15 Best Concealers for 2014

Bags, blemishes, redness and under eye circles aren't your friends. But, face makeup, such as the best concealer that allows you to cover them, is not only your friend, but your closest confidant.   read more

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