Best Beauty Products of 2008 – ELLE Beauty Awards
  • Bobbi Brown Fashion Week Exclusive Set
    saksfifthavenue.com
    EXCLUSIVELY AT SAKS. From face-brightening pinks to rich, inky accents, fall is all about pretty chic. Inspired by the runway looks created by Bobbi at Fashion Week, this limited edition set has everything you need to get the look.Includes:Fashion Week Exclusive Eye Palette, Dual Ended Eye Shadow/Eye Liner Brush, Hot Tutu Lip Color, Ballet Pink Glitter Nail Polish, Black Mini No Smudge Mascara, and 0.2 oz. Hydrating Eye Cream.
  • DIOR Diorshow Black Out Mascara
    lordandtaylor.com
    Only the blackest of blacks will do on the runway -- which is Dior invented Diorshow Black Out Mascara! With an exclusive Black Fix Complex -- a unique blend of deeply saturated kohl pigments -- this formula contains black kohl pigments, creating an intense black, 15x darker than ordinary black mascaras. Thickening powder adds staying power, while an Arabic gum extract provides a perfect charcoal-like finish and adds to its incredible resistance. Black Out is spectacular on its own or as an intensifying top coat over any other Dior mascara.
  • ARDENCY INN PUNKER Unrivaled Volume & Curl Lash Wax
    sephora.com
    What it is: A revolutionary mascara formula inspired by ultra lightweight hairstyling pomades. What it does: Punker Lash Wax provides a ridiculous amount of volume to create the boldest, thickest lashes ever without weighing them down. Because this creamy wax-based formula does not dry or harden on lashes, it will never flake or create fallouts, even when multiple layers are applied. Thanks to a special curling resin, lashes have noticeably more curl after just one week of daily use. The slightly curved, oversized brush with flexible bristles is designed to coat the lashes with a maximum amount of wax, evenly and without clumps. What else you need to know: Made in France. Sephora is the exclusive beauty retailer for this product.
  • LANCÔME LANCÔME L'Absolu Nu Replenishing & Enhancing Lipcolor - Bare-Lip Sensation
    lordandtaylor.com
    Bare-Lip Sensation: recreates and enhances the natural light of perfect lips: the color is magnified thanks to vivd pigments, the natural light intensified thanks to unique mother of pearls and the volume of the lips is restores due to fragments of sparkling pearls. The formula, enriched in Pro-XylaneTM, intensely replenished and reshapes the lips. As light and subtle as lace, the soft, luxurious texture glides delicately and wraps the lips for lasting comfort. Enhance Natural Lipcolor: The Opti-Carmin, vivid red pigment is more transparent than a classical pigment and enhances the natural lipcolor by reproducing the blood micro-circulation : allowing the natural light to come through better. Boosts the light and Volume of lips : Thin and transparent mother of pearls, with beige-rose reflects, instead of opaque pigments to reinvent radiant nude.
  • Bobbi Brown Uber Pinks Lip Gloss
    macys.com
    What is it: A pop of pretty shine--from Bobbi's Uber Pink Collection, this lip gloss adds a wash of soft pink to bare lips (perfect for the season's nude looks). Who is it for: Women who want a glossy lip look in the perfect baby pink hue. Why is it different: Infused with a soothing mix of aloe and botanical extracts including oils of avocado, jojoba and chamomile, to keep lips soft and supple. How do I use it: Brush on clean, bare lips, or layer over a Bobbi Brown lipstick for lush depth.
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  • Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Compact Foundation
    saksfifthavenue.com
    Designed to disappear, perfectly matched to skin tone and texture, it never looks fake or makeup-y-- just like smooth, even skin. With 12 hours of flawless, oil-free wear, all you see is your skin at its best. Plus, it's completely portable, too, with a hidden sponge applicator right in the compact so you look polished wherever you go. Made in Canada.
  • Wei Dragon Blood Eye Lifting Pads
    sephora.com
    What it is: A pair of eye pads soaked in pure herbal extract to lift and firm. What it is formulated to do: These powerful, calming Eye Lifting Pads deliver potent, pure herbal extracts for astonishing results-fast. Dragon's blood supports natural collagen and elasticity while kelp tightens and provides intense moisture. This blend of traditional, natural herbs lifts saggy-looking eyes, firms, and diminishes appearance of fine lines, leaving the eyes looking younger, healthier, and refreshed. What else you need to know: This product is allergy and dermatologist tested.
  • It Cosmetics Celebration Foundation Set, Medium Beige 1 ea
    beauty.com
    Full-Coverage Anti-Aging Foundation with Hydrolyzed Collagen, Peptides and Drops of Light Technology. For a naturally flawless, soft-focus, skin-perfecting finish use with our Dual Airbrush Foundation Concealer Brush. Developed with leading plastic surgeons, and using anti-aging ingredients including Hydrolyzed Collagen, Peptides, Anti-oxidants, Grapeseed, Olive, Hyaluronic Acid, Rose, Aloe, Niacin and Silk and vitamins A, C, E, this anti-aging foundation helps treat skin with anti-aging benefits. Gives skin a more youthful radiance while completely concealing imperfections, and blurring away the look of pores, fine lines and wrinkles. Creamy, full coverage, and crease-proof it glides on easily and lasts all day. Celebration Foundation® is formulated without talc, parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, mineral oil, petrolatum, synthetic fragrance, and phthalates. "To finally give women the power to achieve flawless looking skin, and true complexion perfection in 30 seconds! We worked with plastic surgeons to develop an anti-aging powder foundation, that doesn't crease, doesn't crack and doesn't make you look older and completely covers anything and everything! It's packed with anti-aging ingredients and gives a true airbrushed look that works on all ages! I could never find a powder that looks flawless on even the most mature skin, and Celebration Foundation does!" -Jamie Kern Lima, Creator IT Cosmetics.
  • Philosophy Purity Made Simple™ Mineral Oil-Free Facial Cleansing Oil
    sephora.com
    What it is: A mineral oil-free facial cleansing oil. What it is formulated to do: Experience luxury in a cleanser. Purity made simple mineral oil-free facial cleansing oil is designed to comfortably cleanse, nurture skin, and provide superior makeup removal. A deep-cleansing blend of natural oils melt away all traces of makeup, dirt, oil and impurities, while maintaining skin's natural moisture levels. The formula feels luxurious, emulsifies easily, and rinses completely, leaving skin perfectly clean and soft. What it is formulated without: Parabens. Sulfates. Phthalates.
  • Dior Miss Dior Eau de Toilette 3.4 oz.
    bloomingdales.com
    Live "la vie en rose" with Miss Dior Eau de Toilette. A dazzling burst of Orange Essence blends with Neroli and Rose Essence for a floral bouquet evoking a springtime garden in full bloom. An elegant and graceful Indonesian Patchouli signature completes the captivating essence.
  • St. Tropez Tanning Essentials Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil
    sephora.com
    What it is: An indulgent dry oil that provides a natural-looking, streak-free, golden tan that lasts for up to 10 days. What it is formulated to do: This Brazilian inspired, non-greasy Dry Oil is the most luxurious tan yet for the ultimate natural-looking golden glow. It lasts up to 10 days, contains a 100 percent natural tanning agent suitable for all skintone, and features a 100 percent natural fragrance for no tell tale self tan aroma. Ultrahydrating and easy to use, it promotes a beautiful, streak-free finish. What it is formulated WITHOUT: Parabens. Sulfates. Phthalates. What else you need to know: St. Tropez is against animal testing. This product is 100 percent ecocert approved dha and dermatologically tested. Research results: After initial application: 91.75% of women agreed skin was left smooth after application. 89.69% of women agreed skin looked radiant with a subtle golden glow. 88.66% of women agreed the product absorbed quickly. 85.55% of women agreed the product dried quickly. 84.54% of women agreed the product was non-greasy. 77.32% of women agreed the product was easy to use. 73.19% of women agreed skin felt instantly hydrated. 73.20% of women agreed the product felt instantly luxurious. 76.29% of women liked the fragrance on application. 78.34% of women liked the strength of fragrance. After 3 weeks of use: 91.30% of women agreed skin looked radiant with a subtle radiant glow. 85.87% of women agreed their tan was natural-looking. 89.13% of women agreed the product gave skin a sunkissed golden glow. 82.61% of women agreed their tan faded evenly. 85.87% of women agreed the product did not transfer onto clothing. 83.70% of women agreed their skin felt supple. 79.35% of women agreed skin felt hydrated. 79.35% of women agreed their tan was even and streak-free. 79.34% of women agreed their tan matched their natural skintone. 72.83% of women agreed there was no self-tan aroma.
  • Givenchy Beauty Magic Khol Eye Liner Pencil - 1: Black
    barneys.com
    Magic Khol Eye Liner Pencil WHAT IT IS: The essential eye liner pencil to: accentuate, intensify & open the eyes. WHAT IT DOES: Flawless hold and an intense colour. A firm, smooth lead for easy application. Available in 1: Black
  • FOREVER 21 Creamy Lipstick
    forever21.com
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    Super creamy and moisturizing this lipstick, applies on evenly for a full color lip with all-day coverage. DETAILS: Made by designer cosmetic brands, Forever 21 Premium Cosmetics, feature quality, high-end ingredients. Net wt. 0.12 Oz. Not tested on animals. Imported.
  • Bumble and bumble Surf Foam Wash Shampoo
    sephora.com
    What it is: A clean-rinsing shampoo that wipes out impurities with a blend of minerals and sea botanicals that build body and impart a soft touch. What it does: Looking for body, texture, and enhanced natural waves? This shampoo bottles the buoyant body; soft, seabreezy texture; and refreshing scent of an ocean swim. Designed to create the best base for beachy styles, the formula is infused with a unique blend of body-enhancing minerals and softening sea botanicals. What else you need to know: Surf Spray is the secret to that sexy matte texture that’s so essential to backstage styling. It gives body, lift, and hold in a hurry, creating a base for both elaborate updos and effortless, woke-up-like-this looks. Our stylists never leave the House of Bumble without it.
  • Women's Rose Perfection Eau De Parfum
    neimanmarcus.com
    An expression of pure femininity and a tribute to the world's most prestigious flower, Rose Perfection de Robert Piguet embodies the elegance of a woman with an intrinsically classic sense of style. The fragrant bouquet blooms with the creamy softness of several types of roses underscored by a gentle caress of musk. Glamorous and romantic, the voluptuousness of velvety rose petals grows warmer with the sensual touch of musk as the fragrance blossoms on skin. Rose Perfection de Robert Piguet is sophisticated-beauty in true bloom. 3.4 fl. oz./100ml.
  • Lanvin Me Eau De Parfum 80 Ml
    lanvin.com
    Me is an original feminine fragrance inspired and born from the magic of Lanvin and Alber Elbaz.
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  • MAC Viva Glam - The Original Lipglass
    macys.com
    Introducing a new way to wear the original VIVA GLAM. The outspoken burgundy red now in MAC's adored Lipglass formula. Designed to be worn on its own or over Lipstick for a high-shine finish. Every cent of the selling price goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Limited edition.
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Tonite Lights Glitter Dust
    sephora.com
    What it is: A series of lustrous, long-wearing metallic eye shadows that glide on gently for a weightless sparkle finish. What it does: New this holiday season-go from girly to glam. These long-wear, sparkling eye shadows are formulated for a weightless shine and a velvety shimmer finish. Wear alone or layered for eye-catching drama, day or night. The secret is sugar crystals, which create a transparent base and a shimmering pearlescent reflection for the ultimate holiday sparkle. Sephora is the exclusive beauty retailer for this product.
  • Tory Burch Eau de Parfum Spray, 1.7 oz.
    bloomingdales.com
    The first fragrance from Tory Burch captures classic elements in unexpected ways. Feminine and tomboy. Easy and polished. Floral peony and tuberose blend with crisp citrus notes of grapefruit and neroli, anchored by earthy vetiver. A bright and complex mix—the epitome of tomboy chic.
  • NARS Semi Matte Lipstick - Jungle Red
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  • LHomme Parfum Intense
    debenhams.com
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    Yves Saint Laurent expresses a more powerful and sophisticated olfactive interpretation of its signature scent for men with LHomme Parfum Intense. An ambery woody fragrance bursting with character, featuring sensual and vibrant leather accords. The fragrance is infused with precious ingredients of orange blossom facet reinforced by profound, subtle cedar wood.
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  • NARS Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara 0.21 oz (6 g)
    beauty.com
    Available in one shade: Black. Rich, deep pigments result in concentrated color and magnify the effect. Water-resistant gel formula Francois Nars inspired soft-touch, ergonomic design for luxe feel and ease of application. Macadamia Oil provides moisture and a glossy lash look. Vitamin E nourishes and conditions lashes and enhances suppleness. Fragrance free, Ophthalmologist tested and safe for contact lens wearers. The Formula: Lush, vitamin-enriched mascara boosts volume and curl with every stroke. The Brush. Distinctive square brush is designed for maximum color pick-up. NARS Signature "honeycomb" bristles, with two hollow channels, allow for even distribution on lashes. Every lash is coated with a velvety finish; no clumping, smudging or flaking. The Results: Creates a thick fringe that's lush and lavish. High-drama lashes that are bigger than ever.
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