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InStyle's Best Beauty Buys 2014
InStyle's 101 Best Beauty Buys.

Welcome to the 2014 Best Beauty Buys. This is the 15th year we've run these prestigious awards and once again we've persuaded 20 of the country's top experts (including make-up artist Rae Morris, hairstylist Renya Xydis, manicurist Fiona Hay, dermatologist Emma Hobson and our own beauty editors Sarah Brooks-Wilson and Hayley D'Onofrio) to share their recommendations. As you pore over the 13 categories (and write your shopping list!), you can be assured that our 101 Best Beauty Buys really are the very best on the market. After all, these products are what the professionals choose to spend their hard-earned dollars on—and there's no better recommendation than that.

—Kirsten Galliott, Editor


Lip Pencil: MAC Lip Pencil (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

Lipstick: Nars Lipstick (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

Lipstick Under $25: L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Made-For-Me Intense Lipstick

Lip Gloss: MAC Tinted Lipglass

Lip Gloss Under $25: ModelCo Lip Lights Ultra Shine Gloss

Lip Balm: Lanolips 101 Ointment

Newcomer: Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro


Overall Cleanser: Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

Cleanser Under $25: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

Facial Exfoliator: Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

Face Wipes: Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes

Eye Make-Up Remover: Lancôme Bi-Facil Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover

Body Wash: Philosophy Amazing Grace Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel

Body Scrub: Sanctuary Spa Hot Sugar Scrub


Powder Blush: Nars Blush in Orgasm (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

Cream Blush: Stila Convertible Colour (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

Blush Under $25: Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush

Illuminiser: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

Bronzer: Nars Bronzing Powder in Laguna

Highlighter: Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick


Primer: Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance

BB Cream: Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF30+

Concealer: Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Radiant Touch (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

Concealer Under $35: Revlon PhotoReady Concealer

Compact: Chanel Vitalumière Aqua Cream Compact

Mineral Foundation: BareMinerals Original SPF15 Foundation (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

Liquid Foundation: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

Foundation Under $35: L'Oréal Paris Lumi Magique Foundation

Loose Powder: Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre Natural Finish Loose Powder (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

Newcomer: Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF30


Facial Sunscreen: Invisble Zinc Tinted Daywear SPF30+

Body Sunscreen: Nivea Sun Moisturising Sunscreen Lotion SPF50+

Facial Tanner: Ella Baché Great Facetan Without Sun

Body Tanner: St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

Gradual Tanner: St. Tropez Gradual Tan Everyday Body

Newcomer: J Bronze Dark Tanning Spray


Powder Eyeshadow: MAC Eye Shadow

Cream Eyeshadow: Chanel Illusion d'Ombre Cream Eyeshadow

Eyeshadow Under $25: L'Oréal Paris Color Appeal Eyeshadow in Sepia Sparkle

Waterproof Mascara: Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara

Mascara Under $25: Maybelline New York Great Lash Mascara (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

Overall Mascara: Dior Diorshow Mascara

Pencil Eyeliner: MAC Eye Kohl

Liquid Eyeliner: Max Factor Masterpiece Glide & Define Liquid Eyeliner


Day Cream Under $35: Olay Total Effects Day Cream (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

Night Cream: Decléor Paris Aroma Night Beauty Cream

Night Cream Under $35: Olay Regenerist Revitalising Night Cream (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

Anti-Ageing Cream: La Mer Crème de la Mer (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

Anti-Ageing Serum: Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate

SPF Moisturiser: Ultraceuticals Ultra Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF30+ Hydrating

Hand Cream: Jurlique Rose Hand Cream (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

Body: Kiehl's Creme de Corps (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

Newcomer: Sanctuary Spa Therapist's Secret Facial Oil


Spot Treatment: Dermalogica Medibac Clearing Concealing Spot Treatment (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

Night Serum: Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

Eye Cream: La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Lift Cream (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

Eye Cream Under $35: Avène Soothing Eye Contour Cream

Face Mask: SK-II Facial Treatment Mask (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

Radiance Booster: Clarins Beauty Flash Balm

Overall Treatment: SK-II Facial Treatment Essence (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

Newcomer: Sisley Botanical D-Tox Detoxifying Night Treatment


Base Coat: CND Stickey Anchoring Base Coat

Dark: Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Rouge Noir (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

Red: OPI Nail Lacquer in Big Apple Red

Nude Shade: OPI Nail Lacquer in Samoan Sand

Top Coat: Sally Hansen Mega Shine Extended Wear Top Coat (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

Nail Strengthener: Revitanail Nail Strengthener

Cuticle Treatment: CND SolarOil Nail & Cuticle Conditioner

Newcomer: CND Vinylux Weekly Top Coat


Shampoo/Conditioner Under $25: Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo and Conditioner (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

For Brunettes: Toni & Guy Cleanse Shampoo and Nourish Conditioner For Brunette Hair

For Blondes: John Frieda Sheer Blonde Everlasting Blonde Colour Preserving Shampoo and Conditioner

For Redheads: Aveda Madder Root Shampoo and Conditioner

Dry Shampoo: Klorane Extra Gentle Oat Milk Dry Shampoo (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

Serum: Moroccanoil Treatment

Newcomer: Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Cleansing Oil Shampoo


Hairspray: L'Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

Leave-In Treatment: Sebastian Professional Potion 9

Anti-Frizz: John Frieda Frizz-Ease Original Formula Hair Serum (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

Volumiser: Wella Pro Series Volume Mousse

Texturiser: O&M Surf Bomb Sea Salt Spray

Curl Enhancer: Ghd Curl Hold Spray

Styling Cream: Bumble and Bumble Styling Creme

Heat Protection: Tresemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Protective Spray

Glossing Product: Bumble and Bumble Shine On (And On) Finishing Spray


Permanent Colour: John Frieda Precision Foam Colour

Brush: Ghd Oval Dressing Brush

Styling Iron: Ghd IV Styler (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

Curling Tool: The O and Rollers by Cloud Nine

Blow Dryer: Parlux 385 Power Light Ionic & Ceramic Hair Dryer

Newcomer: Ghd Eclipse


Skincare: SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

Eye Cream: Clinique All About Eyes (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

Make-Up: Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector Daily All-In-One BB Cream

Lips: Lucas' Pawpaw Ointment

Eyeshadow: Napoleon Perdis Prismatic Eyeshadow Quad

Mascara: Dior DiorShow Mascara (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

Body: Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

Self-Tan: Dove Summer Glow Body Lotion

Hair: Moroccanoil Treatment (*InStyle Hall of Fame)

All-Time Favourite: Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat

*Products that have won a Best Beauty Buys Award for three consecutive years or more join the InStyle Hall of Fame.

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