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Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation ($65)
Its claim: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation creates a flawless, smooth glow that guarantees to last all day.
Why it’s worth it: This foundation is a go-to with many celebrity and editorial makeup artists because of its buildable coverage and beautiful, flawless results. With 13 shades offered and no touch-ups necessary, you’ll understand why certain celebrities don’t seem to need Photoshop.
Clarisonic Mia Skin Cleansing System ($119)
Its claim: The premiere sonic brush skin cleansing system, Clarisonic uses a patented sonic frequency of over 300 movements per second to clean, smooth and soften skin. Boasting “micro-massage” action, it also promises healthy radiance.
Why it’s worth it: Praised by the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, this power brush cleanser works to reduce pore size and diminish acne, dry spots and boost radiance. Just apply your usual cleanser to the damp brush, cleanse skin for 60 seconds in gentle circular motions and voila – skin is noticeably softer and smoother.
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray ($44)
Its claim: Said to give hair both body and grip, Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray assists with creating updos by adding texture to all hair types through a powder-like formula.
Why it’s worth it: Gossip Girl-worthy hair can be yours thanks to the must-have texturizing spray touted by legions of celebrity hair stylists. It gives amazing lift, smells fantastic and is generally a lifesaver for hair that needs a bit of oomph.
Chanel Precision Eyelash Curler ($36)
Its claim: Unlike cheap eyelash curlers that can pinch, the Chanel Precision Eyelash Curler makes eyes bigger and brighter through its unique curves.
Why it’s worth it: The Chanel curler gently hugs each and every lash without pinching or pulling. The arc fits all eyelid shapes and each eyelash is lifted and curled to create an Audrey Tautou-inspired look.
Purity Made Simple Cleanser ($32 for 16 oz.)
Its claim: A gentle all-in-one cleanser, Philosophy’s Purity line works to keep skin clean, clear and hydrated regardless of skin type.
Why it’s worth it: Considering the four-in-one facial cleanser has been given the stamp of approval by Oprah – this multi-tasking wonder gets the job done. In addition to containing 12 essential oils, the product pulls dirt, oil and makeup out of pores and soothes through infusions of chamomile, carrot and sage. It really cleanses, even eye makeup, but doesn’t strip the skin.
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Perricone No Foundation Foundation ($55)
Its claim: Not just a makeup foundation, Perricone MD promises to fight signs of aging while protecting skin against sun damage.
Why it’s worth it: No wonder celebrities like Eva Mendes swear by this three-in-one wonder-product. Creating whisper-light coverage while correcting skin undertones, the formula blocks UV rays and provides a soft, dewy finish. On top of the paraben-free formula, anti-aging compounds like DMAE and Alpha Lipoic Acid firm skin while diminishing fine lines and wrinkles.
Josie Maran Protect Daily Sun Protection Argan Oil Infused SPF 40 ($32)
Its claim: 100% natural, Josie Maran Protect Daily Sun Protection Argan Oil is said to block out UV rays while correcting existing sun damage. Promising a refreshed, radiant complexion, it also helps to fight signs of aging.
Why it’s worth it: It’s no surprise that Lauren Conrad has praised this all-natural formula that primes skin and blocks out the LA rays. On top of providing SPF protection and moisture, the sunscreen has vitamin E and essential fatty acids that prevent dehydration, inflammation and hyper-pigmentation. Old-fashioned sunscreen needs to step up its game.
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