Some beauty products have better batting averages than others. That's why the editorial staffs of many magazines, their readers and an industry group called Cosmetic Executive Women try to navigate through the slew of new products with best-of lists.
¢ Lip gloss: CoverGirl WetSlicks Fruit Spritzers in Guava Splash and MAC Lipglass in Viva Glam V.
¢ Eyeshadow: Revlon ColorStay 12 Hour Eyeshadow Quad in Coffee Bean and MAC Eye Shadow in Shroom.
¢ Body scrub: Neutrogena Body Clear Body Scrub and Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish.
¢ Self-tanner: Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer and Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel.
¢ Facial skin care: Neutrogena Rapid Clear Pads for blackhead treatment; Clarisonic Skin Care System for exfoliating; SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel for oily-skin moisturizer; and RevaleSkin Night Cream with coffeeberry as the best new product.
¢ Hair: Aveda Hair Detoxifier for clarifying; Tresemme Anti-Breakage Shampoo and Conditioner for thickening; and L'Oreal Professional Absolut Repair Mask for repair.
¢ Nails: Nailtiques Nail Protein Formula 2 Treatment for strengthening.
Cosmetic Executive Women
¢ Frederic Fekkai Coiff Controle Ironless Straightening Balm
¢ Bond No. 9 New York Andy Warhol Silver Factory fragrance for men
¢ Dior's DiorShow Blackout Mascara.
¢ Body treatment: Olay Thermal Pedicure in the mass market and Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins The Way of the Bath Matcha Tea Body Scrub in the prestige market.