5 Beauty Products I'm Loving Right Now

Posted 11/08/10 at 04:08PM by Audrey Fine

I'll admit it, I'm something of a product junkie. Aw, whom am I kidding? I'm a full-blown addict. I try new creams and potions and conditioners at an alarming pace. Of course, not all of them are great. In fact, most times I'm left feeling disappointed. Not so, however, with these five finds that I'm loving right now...

No. 1: If I read the words "makes your blow out easier" on a hairstyling product, then I've got to try it. blow Ready Set Blow Express Blow Dry Lotion, $21 does just that. This smoothing lotion tames static and frizz while protecting your style from humidity. But that's only after it aids in helping your hair dry faster with a blow dryer. Nothing like an easy, breezy blow out, right?

No. 2: We spend so much time (and money) on our faces, right? Toner, serum, night cream, and on and on. But, what about the skin on our bodies? By comparison, we hardly pay it any attention. That's why I'm excited about Olay Total Effects Body Wash, $7.99. It contains anti-aging ingredients to keep the skin south of your chin looking young and bright and, bonus, it smells yummy too.

No. 3: Every single year around this time, my skin starts to get so dry I swear I can sometimes feel it cracking. Using lotion at night and in the morning just doesn't seem to cut it. So, in addition to slathering myself whenever I have an opportunity, I'm carrying around L'Occitane Shea Butter, $15. It's pure shea butter and I can use it anywhere from my lips to my cuticles. The best part? It fits in any bag. It's a veritable godsend.

No. 4: When the people at Lip Fusion say their products plump, they're not kidding. A makeup artist I just worked with used Fusion Beauty LipFusion XL, $50, on my lips and, while I have pretty full lips to begin with (thanks mom and dad), this still made a major difference. It contains hyaluronic acid, a molecule that hydrates lips to the point that it looks like you had a Restylane (or other filler) injection, albeit temporarily. Still, that works for me. So I ran right out and stocked up. I mean, we all want Angelina Jolie lips, right?

No. 5: If you haven't tried Aqua Eyes by Makeup Forever, you really should. They're super creamy liners that have lots of color so your eyes seriously stand out. Just when I thought it couldn't get any better, I found their Makeup Forever Rock Aqua Eyes, $36. It's a collection of their best Aqua Eyes colors -- from black to bronze and gray -- in a mini kit. I promise they'll make your eyes look absolutely amazing. They're creamy too, so they're super easy to glide on your lids. And, the little kits are so cute that you might just want to give 'em to friends for the holidays.

On a side note, I have to say that I really am loving the body wash mentioned above. Read more about why if you're intrigued, and while we're sharing, I thought I'd let you know what my four favorite men's colognes are. Do you have any that make you swoon?

-- Rebekah George

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