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Redbook Reveals Top Beauty Products



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REDBOOK magazine announced the winners of the year’s best new beauty products at the 2013 MVP Awards breakfast hosted by actress Tiffani Thiessen.


Over 400 products were tested by an elite team of beauty and skincare experts, including makeup artist Pati Dubroff; dermatologist Ellen MarmurRita Hazan, owner of Rita Hazan Salon in NYC, Cindy Barshop, owner and founder of Completely Bare spas in NYC; Lisa Price, founder and President of Carol’s Daughter products, and Alli Webb, founder of Drybar hair salons. They narrowed them down to 43 winners—the most effective, groundbreaking newcomers for MakeupNailsBodyFragranceSkin and Hair.


The winning products are featured in the June issue, on newsstands May 14th and available online at


And without further ado, the 43 MVPs go to…



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



The panel of expert judges:


Tiffani Thiessen, actress, costar of the TV series White Collar on USA Network

Kimara Ahnert, Makeup artist and owner of Kimara Ahnert Makeup & Skincare Studio in New York City

Gita Bass, makeup artist who works with Tina Fey and Selena Gomez

Pati Dubroff, makeup artist who works with Julianne Moore and Noami Watts

Brigitte Reiss-Andersen, makeup artist who works with Michelle Pfeiffer and Claire Danes

Ashunta Sheriff, makeup artist who works with Marisa Tomei and Taraji P. Henson

Elle, manicurist who works with Charlize Theron and Blake Lively

Jin Soon Choi, manicurist and owner of JINsoon Hand & Foot spas in NYC

Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas, director of Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center in NYC

Doris Day, clinical associate professor of dermatology at NYU Medical Center

Jeanine Downie, director of Image Dermatology in Montclair, NJ

Ellen Marmur, dermatologist and director of Marmur Medical in NYC

Maritza Perez, director of cosmetic dermatology at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in NYC

Sharon Dorram, hair colorist and cofounder of Sharon Dorram Color at Sally Hershberger Salon in NYC

Rita Hazan, hair colorist who works with Beyonce and Katy Perry, owener of the Rita Hazan Salon in NYC

Jennifer Lawrence, senior hairstylist at the Louis Licari Salon in NYC

Tippi Shorter, hairstylist who works with Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys

Cindy Barshop, owner and founder of Completely Bare spas in NYC

Trae Bodge, cofounder of Three Custom Color Specialists and senior editor

Jenn Falik, TV beauty and style expert who appears on the Today show and The View

Maureen Kelly, founder and CEO of Tarte Cosmetics

Lisa Price, founder and president of Carol’s Daughter products

Alli Webb, Founder of Drybar hair salons

Louise Litt, REDBOOK reader panel member (and mom of 7-year-old twins)



REDBOOK is the reality-based shopping and style guide for today’s modern women, full of great fashion, beauty and décor ideas at even better prices. REDBOOK reaches over eight million readers each month and is published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst Corporation (, one of the nation’s largest diversified communications companies, publishing more than 300 editions around the world, including 20 U.S. titles. Hearst Magazines the largest publisher of monthly magazines in the U.S. (ABC 2011) and reaches 82 million adults (Spring 2012 MRI). FollowREDBOOK on Twitter and Facebook.