All You magazine recently named the top Beauty Buys of 2012, based on testing loads of lipstick, boatloads of blush and finite amounts of foundation. The results? Some of the most hard working products available at mass retailers.
I got a chance to review several of the items in advance and am chock full of my own opinions on the list! Let's check out some of the winners and see if we all agree.
Reader's Choice Mascara went to Cover Girl's LashBlast Volume Mascara.
What they say: "This mascara plumps without clumping, thanks to the brush."
What I say: The brush is too big for anyone with wimpy lashes to benefit. I would pick a L'OREAL Voluminous over LashBlast for a smaller brush, great volume and an inkier black.
Favorite Blush went to Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Fresh Pink.
What they say: This "feels featherlight and melts into skin, not to mention that it adheres better, without the color straying."
What I say: I love this blush. It's one of my favorite blush releases from the last year in the drug store. Although clearly, I would have picked Peach Satin.
Readers' Choice Best Bodywash went to Dove VisibleCare Renewing Creme.
What they say: "Leaves your skin so soft, you may not need a lotion afterwards.
What I say: I've blogged about this several times and I love it. I have to say, it's all I'm currently using and it would be a hard battle to get me to change.
Organix Repairing Awapuhi Ginger Conditioner.
What they say: "This formula has the ability to repair, strengthen and restore damaged locks."
What I say: To be fair, I haven't tried this, but I have yet to meet anyone who didn't really like Dove's Nourishing Oil Care Conditioner.
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Cherry Tart.
What they say: This buttery concoction hydrates and leaves a pop of color.
What I say: This lip butter is a fantastic color that is worth every penny. It's hydrating, pretty and fresh.
With over 25 Best Beauty Buys, check out what else made their list by picking up your own copy of All You, on sale now for the discounted price of $2.49 at Wal-Mart!
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