Beauty's MVP Winners, According To Redbook

by The Daily Front Row

There are a deluge of potions, pigments, and miracle concoctions out there, and someone’s gotta wade through it all, one pomade, lip stain, and body butter at a time. Thankfully, the folks at Redbook sampled 400 (!) bits of beauty loot to find 2013’s standout 43 products. Who sussed out the top salves and other salvaging goodies? A team of the mag’s editors, along with experts like Drybar blowout babe Alli Webb, make up maven Pati Dubroff, haute hair guru Rita Hazan, and waxing whiz Cindy Barshop. On Tuesday morning, the glossy took an early morning field trip a few blocks north of its Hearst Tower digs to celebrate this year’s crop of beauty winners with an awards breakfast at A Voce. On hostessing duty: actress Tiffani Thiessen (she’ll always be Kelly Kapowski to us!), who took the crowd through her beauty highlights and blunders. Wondering why Thiessen was a prime pick for a beauty loot whittle-down? “I grew up spending a good chunk of time the makeup chair so beauty products have been a big part of my life,” Thiessen told the crowd. Indeed! Other highlights from Tiff’s walk down product-strewn memory lane? Her infatuation with Aqua Net, circa Saved By The Bell; claims of sporting the Rachel coif before the Rachel; and musings on being blonde at her wedding. On a fashion front, she’s all about color lately (evidenced by the teal frock she donned at the breakfast!), and has gotten more jazzed about bright hues since becoming a mom. J’adore. Back to the beauty intel!

Check out the full scoop here…Plus! The full slew of 43 MVP-worthy beauty products, right this way…  


REDBOOK’s 2013 MVP Winners


Best Full-Coverage Lipstick: Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Color, $34

Best Sheer Lipstick: Maybeline New York Color Whisper by Color Sensational, $7.49

Best Lip Balm: Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Lip Repair Balm, $23

Best Lip Gloss: Flower Shine on Lip Gloss, $6.98 



Best Blush: Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush, $12.99

Best Primer: Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Dark Spot Correcting, $42        

Best Concealer: Nars Radiant Creamy Concealor, $28

Best Face Powder: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, $45

Best Foundation: Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup, 462

Best Bronzer: Urban Decay Naked Flushed, $30

Best BB Cream: L’Oreal Paris Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator, $16.99 

Best Highlighter: Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Highlighter Stick, $10.99

Best Eyeliner: Nars Eyeliner Stylo, $27 

Best Eyeshadow: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick, $28

Best Mascara: CoverGirl Clump crusher by Lashblast Mascara, $6.99




Best Bright Nail Polish: Gienchy Le Vernis in Fuchsia Irresistible, $20

Best Dark Nail Polish: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Jungle Gem, $7.99

Best Neutral Nail Polish: OPI Nail Lacquer in Glints of Glinda, $9




Best Body Moisturizer: Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer, $7.99 

Best Body Wash: Dove Go Fresh Coool Moisture Body Wash with Nurtium Moisture, $4.49

Best Body Scrub: Carol’s Daughter Lavendar & Vanilla Body Cleansing Scrub, $28

Best Sunscreen for Body: Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen Spray, $9.50

Best All-Natural Sunscreen: Kiss My Face Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40, $16.99

Best Hand Cream: CeraVe Therapeutic Hand Cream, $10.99



Best Scent for Day: Stella McCartney L.I.L.Y. eau de parfum, $80 for 1.7 oz.

Best Scent for Night: Desire by Dolce & Gabbana eau de parfum, $93 for 1.7 oz.



Best Daytime Moisturizer: Dr. Jart + Water Fuse Water-Sure Gel, $38

Best Face Wash: Neutrogena Ultra Gentile Daily Cleanser, $8.99

Best Anti-Aging Serum: Lancôme Renergie Lift Multi-Action Reviva-Concentrate, $120

Best Eye Cream: Clinique Repairwear Laser focus Eye Cream $63

Best Anti-Aging Cream: Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair Night Moisturizer, $20.99

Best Sunscreen for Face: La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra-Light Sunscreen Fluid, $29.99

Best Acne-Treatment System: Proactiv + 3-Step system, $29.95 for 30-day kit

Best Exfoliator: Peter Thomas Roth FIRMx Peeling Gel, $48



Best Curl Definer for Fine/Medium Hair: Redken Curvaceous Full Swirl, $19

Best Curl Definer for Thick/Coarse Hair: Miss Jessie’s Pillow soft Curls, $22

Best Deep Treatment: John Frieda Full Repair Hydrate + Rescue Deep Conditioner, $9.99

Best Shine Booster: Oribe shine Light Reflecting Spray, $36

Best Defrizzer: Garnier Fructis Style Sleek Finish 5-in-1 Seru, Spray, $5.99

Best Heat-Protecting Spray: TRESemme Platinum strength Strengthening Heat Protect Spray, $4.79

Best Hairspray: Alterna Bamboo Style Ultra Hold Hair Spray, $22

Best Volumizer: Aveda Pure Abundance Style-Prep, $24

Best Shampoo and Conditioner: Pantene AgeDefy shampoo and conditioner, $8.99 each


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