Summer’s Best Beauty Products

Want to get the scoop on the best beauty products for this year voted by real woman like you? Read on and choose between the drugstore or department store option.

The Best Shampoo

Herbal Essences Shampoo and Conditioner

From Drugstores: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo ($3) Adds great shine to hear and make you the girl with the amazing smelling hair!

From Department/Specialty Stores: Redken All Soft Shampoo ($15; redken.com for salons) The perfect shampoo for coarse textures, it infuses moisture when hair feels dry.

The Best Conditioner

From Drugstores: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Conditioner ($3) Again, the amazing smelling hair makes you feel like the girl from the commercial.

From Department/Specialty Stores: Redken All Soft Conditioner ($16; redken.com for salons) No conditioner is as powerful on brittle hard water hair. It’s like a therapy for stressed hair.

The Best Hairstyling Product

From Drugstores: John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum Original Formula ($10) Keeps flyaways at bay and makes ponytails smooth and slick without looking greasy.

From Department/Specialty Stores: Moroccanoil Treatment ($41; moroccanoil.com for salons) With this wonderful smelling oil, you can kiss frizzies goodbye!

The Best Mascara

From Drugstores: Maybelline New York Great Lash Mascara ($6.50) Nothing really compares to this products, it’s the go to for lashes. It doesn’t clamp or flakes.

From Department/Specialty Stores: Dior Diorshow mascare ($25; dior.com) Great for “to-die-for Sophia Loren lashes without the false ones. A must have to finish off any look.

The Best Foundation or Concealer

From Drugstores: Maybelline New York Fit Me! Foundation ($8) It blends well and stays put all day long.

From Department/Specialty Stores: BareMinerals Original SPF 15 Foundation ($26; bareminerals.com) The darkest dark spot won’t stand a chance with this lightweight mineral coverall.

The Best Lip Color Product

From Drugstores: CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain ($7.50) The name says it all: These rich lip stains simply last longer than all other lip products.

From Department/Specialty Stores: MAC Lipglass ($15; maccosmetics.com) It’s never gloppy and makes lips look so sexy.

The Best Fragrance

From Drugstores or Department/Specialty Stores: Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue ($87 for 3.3 oz; macys.com) Sniff test results: This is a yummy unisex-y scent that’s wonderfully light and never overpowering. If you have a sensitive nose, this is one of the perfumes that won’t make you sneeze.

The Best Self-Tanning Product

From Drugstores: Jergens Natural Glow Revitalizing Daily Moisturizer ($9) Leaves a streak free tan and it’s gentle enough for your face.

From Department/Specialty Stores: Tan Towel Classic Self-Tan Towelette ($24; tantowel.com) It dries almost instantly and you can use it multiple times a week.

The Best Body Product

From Drugstores: Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion ($7) Lightweight lotion for the summer and great for treating dry skin during the winter.

From Department/Specialty Stores: Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Body Lotion ($11; bathandbodyworks.com) It’s super hydrating and you would get complements from the delicious smell!

The Best Wrinkle Fighter

From Drugstores: Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum ($25) A face ift in a bottle, it smooths and plumps.

From Department/Specialty Stores: Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex ($84 for 1.7oz; esteelauder.com) It erases fine lines. For a dewy look mix a drop into foundation.

The Best Gadget or New Product

From Drugstores or Department/Specialty Stores: Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System ($119; clarisonic.com) Like a two minute exfoliating facial, this power tool polishes skin, making it feel smooth and soft. It really is one of the best things you could for your skin. Once used, it’s hard to go back and wash your face without.

The Best Facial Moisturizer

From Drugstores: Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 ($15) Works on cold weather skin but isn’t greasy even in high humidity.

From Department/Specialty Stores: Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion ($25; Clinique.com) The only thing that doesn’t break me out.

The Best Eye Treatment Product

From Drugstores: Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller ($13) The roll on gel brighten eyes and feels invigorating!

From Department/Specialty Stores: Clinique All About Eyes ($50 for 1 oz; clinique.com) This stuff has magic powers that keep dark circles away.

The Best Blush

From Drugstores: CoverGirl Cheekers Blush ($4.50) Gives just the right amount of color voters enthused for a pretty sun-kissed look.

From Department/Specialty Stores: Nars Powder Blush ($28; narscosmetics.com) Nar’s most popular shade, Orgasm, is the perfect rosy tint with a hint og shimmer that looks good on any skin tone.

And some Secret Weapon Tips… The stuff that you will love that you can’t find in the beauty aisle.

Olive oil: Works great on cracked cuticle, rub a little on them to moisturize and avoid larger cuts.

A towel: Swap your shower cap for a terry-towel turban to prolong a blowout. Life-changing.

Beer: Sounds crazy, but dark beer make hair look shinier. Make sure to rinse it out!

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