Ellen Miller

Five Award-Winning Beauty Products That Are Really (Truly!) Worth It

On Friday afternoon, I was honored to be a presenter on behalf of Better Homes and Gardens and Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) at the 20th annual Beauty Insiders’ Choice Awards. Industry experts recognized 39 products for innovation among the more than 750 entries. Head to cew.org for a full list of winners, but here are a few favorites that have already made it into my beauty regimen. Give them a try, and let me know what you think!

 

Category: Sun product

La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra-Light Sunscreen Fluid ($29.99; laroche-posay.us)

This SPF feels light and liquid-y (not heavy and creamy), which makes it the perfect year-round protector to apply pre-makeup.

 

Category: Anti-Aging, Mass

L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Miracle Blur ($24.99; lorealparisusa.com)

This clear gel is like an Instagram filter for your face. To use, apply your moisturizer, let it sink in for at least a minute, then slather this on top—and watch pores, redness, and lines practically disappear.

 

Category: Bath and Body, Mass

Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer Total Moisture ($6.62; drugstore.com)

Sure, I know you’re supposed to apply a layer of body lotion daily, but who’s got the time? Application only take seconds with this first-ever aerosol version. Now I keep an extra at my desk just in case my legs look dry on dress days.

 

Category: Face Product, Mass

Sonia Kashuk for Target Chic Luminosity Bronzer/Blush Duo ($12.99; target.com)

To fake a sun-kissed glow, use a fluffy brush to dust bronzer in the shape of the number “3″ across your forehead, onto each cheekbone, and down your jawline. Finish with a pop of pink blush on the apples of your cheeks only. The luminizing particles in this formula look extra-pretty in photos.

 

Category: Face Product, Prestige

bareMinerals Ready To Go Complexion Perfection Palette ($49.99; bareescentuals.com)

Clutches, slim backpacks, and smaller cross-body bags are replacing giant, heavy totes as the purse du jour. I’ve streamlined my daily makeup bag with this product, which packs foundation, powder, bronzer, blush, and concealer into one tiny palette.