Best makeup and skincare products for 2009

5 top makeup picks from Benefit
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  1. Benetint / Posietint, both $28
    Benetint:
    What it is:
    The original-and still the best-rose-tinted cheek and lip stain.

    What it does:
    Benefit Benetint is a kiss-proof and waterproof, indelibly sheer tint. It gives an innocent yet provocative glow to keep everyone guessing, "what has she been up to?"

    What else you need to know:
    It's the sexiest flush you can get from a bottle.
    >> Buy it on Sephora.com

    Posietint:
    What it is:
    A poppy-tinted lip and cheek stain.

    What it does:
    Benefit's Posietint is a petal-pink stain that plants a kiss of see-through tint on cheeks and lips. With hours of smudge-proof, just-picked perfection, you'll be the prettiest bloom in the bunch!
    >> Buy it on Sephora.com

  2. Ladies-Choice Full-Finish Lipstick $18
    What it is:
    A full-finish lipstick.

    What it does:
    Your search for the perfect lipstick is over: Benefit Love Your Look Lipstick is a range of sumptuous shades for the lip that longs for full, rich color. Benefit's Love Your Look Makeup to Match Your Lifestyle collection takes the guesswork out of gorgeous. Choose from three unique looks: The Lana (light neutral shades), The Gabbi (medium neutral shades), and The Betty (deep neutral shades).

    What else you need to know:
    Now that your lips are flaunt-able, find a complementary Love Your Look creaseless cream shadow/liner and sheer cream blusher to complete your look. Go for a "lifestyle look" or, be daring and mix and match. All of the beautiful shades for lips, eyes, and cheeks will let you create the look you want. Plus, you'll love the hidden surprise: a "beauty fortune" inside every package.
    >> Buy it on Sephora.com

  3. Erase Paste $26
    What it is:
    A brightening camouflage for the eyes and face.

    What it does:
    Benefit Erase Paste is a concentrated, creamy, blendable concealer that instantly brightens and camouflages all-in-one. It has an innovative formula which makes sure signs of stress and fatigue are a thing of the past. These three brightening neutral shades give every gal correction perfection.

    What else you need to know:
    Erase Paste includes a step-by-step concealing and brightening lesson and a handy little spatula.
    >> Buy it on Sephora.com

  4. "That Gal" Brightening Face Primer $28
    What it is:
    A silky pink primer that makes skin appear smoother and brighter.

    What it does:
    Prime your skin to pretty - go from dull to darling with "That Gal"! Wear alone for clear complexion radiance or apply before makeup for a smooth, effortless application. Plus you can use it to re-brighten throughout the day.
    >> Buy it on Sephora.com

  5. BADgal Lash Mascara $19
    What it is:
    The BADgal line of mascaras from Benefit are full of "BAD-itude!" The rich, sexy formula and oversized brush build thick, beautiful and bodacious lashes.

    What it does:
    BADgal Lash (the original) is like a set of sexy black false eyelashes...without the glue!
    BADgal Blue is a deep blue-violet shade that makes eyes look whiter and brighter!

    What else you need to know:
    Wear them alone or start with BADgal Lash, then layer BADgal Blue on the tips for an eye-opening effect.
    >> Buy it on Sephora.com

5 top skincare picks from Carol's Daughter
>> Carol's Daughter products on Sephora.com
  1. Hair Milk $12-18
    This lightweight, fast-absorbing lotion for the hair is made with essential oil of lemongrass to stimulate natural oil production and hydrate strands. Infused with a splash of lily of the valley fragrance in a rich base of oils, shea butter, cocoa butter, and vitamins E and C, Hair Milk is ideal for defining natural curls and giving hair loads of shine and bounce.
    >> Buy it on Sephora.com

  2. Khoret Amen Hair Smoothie $19
    A rich, deep penetrating blend of essential oils of ylang-ylang, clary sage, bay leaf, cedarwood, and patchouli join a super-rich emulsion of seaweed, shea butter, cocoa butter, and jojoba oil to create an intense conditioning treatment to treat dull, unruly hair.
    >> Buy it on Sephora.com

  3. Lemon and Rose Hand Cream $12
    What it is:
    A fragrant, rich, soothing hand treatment for all skin types.

    What it does:
    Carol's Daughter Lemon and Rose Hand Cream moisturizes and softens hands with the added benefits of Bulgarian rose absolute to aid in cell rejuvenation.
    >> Buy it on Sephora.com

  4. Sweet Honey Dip Chocolate Brown Sugah Scrub $34
    What it is:
    A body exfoliant infused with real brown sugar crystals and natural, aromatic oils.

    What it does:
    Carol's Daughter SweetHoneyDip ChocolateBrownSugah Scrub instantly polishes away dead skin cells while leaving skin hydrated, soft, and simply radiant.

    What else you need to know:
    Real brown sugar exfoliates dead skin cells, cleanses pores, and moisturizes. Evening primrose and olive oils rejuvenate and hydrate with natural antioxidants.
    >> Buy it on Sephora.com

  5. Mango Melange Souffle $30
    Sweet and playful, this fresh blend of mango, lime, pineapple, and tangerine is a favorite! Carol's Daughter Body Cleansing Gel may be used in the bath or shower. This glorious collection of bath, shower, body, and fragrance products make layering this tropical scent, pure pleasure.

    Shea Souffle : a light and fluffy souffle that moisturizes the skin like a traditional cream or butter
    >> Buy it on Sephora.com

Benefit and Carol's Daughter founders participated in the Sephora University event "Meet the Founders" last month. Click here for more info on Sephora University.

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