Beauty Olympics Week 2: Lips/Eyes

Beauty Olympics Week 2: Lips/Eyes

Beauty Olympics Week 2: Lips/Eyes

Sun, 2007-03-11 10:00

Natayle Henry

I know, you couldn’t wait until Monday to find out what other products have taken the gold in our Beauty Olympics. The time is here and now you can find out which products will make your pout luscious and your eyes dazzling. Check back next week for the products that will make your skin flawless and your cheeks flushed!


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Mascara, Eye Shadows and Eyebrows
Best Overall Mascara: Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes $18,

“Tarte Mascara rocks my world. Doesn’t clump and makes lashes huge, plus the case is cute.â€? -Lauren; Chicago, IL

Best Department Store Brand Alternative Mascara: Maybelline Volume Express Turbo $7.15, Available at mass retailers nationwide.

“Made my lashes longer and flirty.� -Amorette; Altanta, GA

Best Mascara: Bobbi Brown Everything Mascara $20,

“So nice for every day, no clumping, cool black tube to carry, did not come off into my contact lenses at all.� —Carol; Chicago, IL

Best Pencil Eyeliner: MAC Eye Kohl $13.50

“Creates the best sultry eyes.� -Erin; Atlanta, GA

Best Non Pencil Eyeliner: Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner $19,

“For those of us that don’t have steady hands it’s a breeze. Also I like that you can blend it. The gel eyeliner made me look like a pro.â€? -Lauren; Chicago, IL

Best Cream Eye Shadow: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow $22

Best Powder Eye Shadow: Tarte Eye Shadow $17,

Best Brow Filler Kit: Tarte: The Toolbox $32,

“It’s great to a little kit to carry around with you or keep at the gym. Loved that it had everything you need for your brows in a cute little kit that can fit in my purse.â€? -Bonnie; Chicago, IL

Best Brow Filler: Vanity Mark $75 for kit (also sold individually)

“I absolutely love this kit. The tools are essential to creating the best brow and the choice of the powder, pencil or glaze, I can create either a more subdued brow or a fierce one for evening!� —Natayle; Atlanta, GA

Makeup Remover
Best All Over Makeup Remover: Laura Mercier One Step Cleanser $35,

“It’s a cleanser, eye makeup/makeup remover and toner in one! This is my favorite…especially after a long day when the last thing I want to do is a five step face program.â€? —Audrey; New York, NY

Makeup Palette
Best Makeup Palette: Aloette Natural Collection $175,

Best Cream Lipstick: Chanel Rouge Hydrabase Créme $24.50,

Best Sheer Lipstick/balm: Tarte 24/7 Lip Sheers $14,

Best Glossy Lipstick: Estée Lauder Pure Color Crystal $22,

Best Lip Stain with Gloss: Liptini $16.50 (stain), $16.50 (gloss/topper),

“Perfect for everyday or just when you’re running out the door. The stain is the best that I’ve found in the market and the gloss is one of the BEST glosses out there. It stays on forever!â€? -Natayle; Atlanta, GA

“My 100% favorite because it’s super shiny, lasts forever and can be used alone or over a lip color.â€? -Stephanie; Chicago, IL

Best Lip Gloss: Lorac Lip Polish $17.50,

Best Long-Wearing Gloss: MAC Plushglass $17.50,

Best Long-Wearing Lip Color: Maybelline SuperStay Lipcolor $9.99, Available at mass retailers nationwide.

Best Lip Balm: Softlips $2.09, Available at mass retailers nationwide or visit for more information.

Best Conditioning Stick: Johnson’s and Johnson’s Soothing Balm $4.39,

Best Creative Packaging with Fab Product to Boot: Balmshell Lip-gloss $25,

“It’s the Balm!!! These oh so cute lip glosses will be a staple in my beauty arsenal! With the catchy color titles like ‘Shopaholic and Shoe Fetish’ you are destined to find a color and phrase that represents you. One of the great things about this product is the casing which is reminiscent of a float art pen. The character in Shopaholic walks through the store leaving with concierge in tow holding the copious amounts of products she purchased during her spree…too cute! The gloss smells amazing and looks great while moisturizing. Once the gloss is done, the float art side comes off to form a key ring…LOVE it! -Natayle; Atlanta, GA

Best Can’t Live Without Product: Mojo Cosmetics Titan and Bullet Combo Lipstick $45

“This is definitely one of the BEST products out on the market. This innovative product has got me screaming it’s name from the roof top. First, the Titan (the unit holding the lipstick) is heat resistant. You’re probably thinking, so? It means everything! How many times have you grabbed your favorite tube of lipstick, put it in the car and forgot it? We know how that story ends! There’s no worries with this casing! Secondly, the top is twist-off; so, forget about the top coming off in your purse…ever! And lastly, it has a stainless steel key ring so it can be attached to your keys or purse! The Titan is refillable, so your pout will be as versatile as you are! I can go on and on, but the only thing you need to know is get this TODAY!â€? —Natayle; Atlanta, GA

Mascara, Eye Shadows and Eyebrows
1. Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes

2. Maybelline Volume Express Turbo

3. Bobbi Brown Everything Mascara

4. MAC Eye Kohl

5. Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner

6. Bobbi Brown Cream Shadow

7. Tarte Eyeshadow

8. Tarte Toolbox

9. Vanity Mark

Makeup Remover
• Laura Mercier One Step Cleanser

Makeup Palette
• Aloette Palette

1. Balmshell Lip Gloss

2. MoJo Cosmetics Lipstick

3. Chanel Lipstick

4. Tarte 24/7

5. Estée Lauder Lipstick

6. Liptini

7. Lorac

8. MAC Plushglass

9. Maybelline Superstay

10. Softlips

11. Soothing Naturals Balm

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