BB Cream: The Bestselling Top 3 (August 2012)

Favluv’s Top 3 Rankings are derived from bestseller data via 7 department stores (Sephora, Macy’s, Saks, Bloomings….to name a few) in the previous month. Through meticulously tabulating results from research; we offer an informed, quick reference for you when you shop!

1. Clinique Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30 $37 (1.4oz)

2012 CEW Beauty Insider’s Choice Finalist. Natural, lightweight coverage; 3 Shades

2. Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF35 $39 (1oz)
Paraben and Fragrance free; 5 Shades; Easy to apply

3. Estee Lauder DayWear BB Cream SPF35  $38 (1oz)

2 Shades; Great for dry skin

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Eye Cream: The Bestselling Top 3 (August 2012)

Elle Best Beauty Products April 2012

 

Ranked #2. Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado  $28.50 (0.5oz)
Creamy texture infused with avocado, carrot extract and shea butter.

Ranked #3. Lancome Genefique Eye Youth Activating Concentrate  $60 (0.5oz)
Macy’s Best in Beauty Winner; CEW 2010 Finalist

 

*Surveyed 79 products from 7 retail websites in July, 2012.

Tinted Moisturizer – Top 3 Bestsellers* (August 2012)

A good alternative to foundation and B.B. cream for those seeking a sheer, natural look without tempering with dry or sensitive skin.

Ranked #1. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20  $43 (1.5oz)
InStyle Best Beauty Buy 2011, 2012; Allure Best of Beauty 2010
14 Shades. Sheer. Great for Dry/Normal Skin.  Try Oil-Free Version for Oily Skin.

Ranked #2. Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer  $27 (1oz)
Elle Beauty Award Winner 2011
6 Shades. More coverage.

Ranked #3. La Mer The SPF Fluid Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 18  $70 (1.7oz)

3 Shades. Natural. Great for Normal/Combination Skin. 

*Surveyed 32 products from 7 retail websites in the month of July, 2012.

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Serum: The Ultimate Top 3 (August 2012)

Loved by Kate Middleton! Tons of Japanese magazine awards.
2012 Marie Claire Prix d’Excellence Beauty Award Winner

Ranked #2. La Mer Regenerating Serum $260 (1oz)
Concentrated elixir infused with numerous anti-oxidants and Miracle Broth

Ranked #3. Lancome Genefique Youth Activating Concentrate 
$60 (0.7oz), $80 (1oz), $100 (1.7oz), $130 (2.5oz)

2010 CEW Beauty Insider’s Choice Award Winner
Tie with Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

*Surveyed products from 7 retail websites in July, 2012.

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Top 3 Bestselling Foundation (August 2012)

Ranked #1. Armani Luminous Silk Foundation  $59 (1oz)
InStyle Best Liquid Foundation 2005-2012; Allure Best of Beauty 2008
18 Colors. Photoshop effect. Silky texture.

Ranked #2. Dior Airflash  $62 (2.3oz)

Neiman Marcus Beauty Award Finalist 2012
Revolutionary spray application. 5 shades.

Ranked #3. Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24  $44 (1oz)
Oprah Magazine 2012 Makeup O-ward – Best Upgrade.
28 shades. Long-lasting. True colors without oxidizing mid-day.

*Surveyed 51 products from 7 U.S. retail websites in the month of July, 2012.

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Basic Moisturizers: The Bestselling Top 3 in U.S. (August 2012)*

Ranked #1. Clinique Dramatically Different $13 (1.7oz), $24.50 (4.2oz), $36 (6.7oz)

2012 Macy’s Best in Beauty Award Winner
2011 Allure Beauty Hall of Fame with 14 awards
Allure Readers’ Choice Award – Best Department Store Facial Moisturizer

Ranked #2. Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Moisturizing Balm   $90 (1.7oz)

Ranked #3. Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizer   $69 (2oz), $99 (4oz)

2012 Neiman Marcus Beauty Award Finalist

*Surveyed 79 products from 7 retail websites in July, 2012.

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Compact Powder: The Bestselling Top 3 in U.S. (August 2012)*

Ranked #1. Lancome Dual Finish Versatile Powder Makeup  $36.50 (0.67oz)

Classic. 3-in-one. 25 Shades.

Ranked #2. M.A.C. Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation $27 (0.52oz)

Long-time favorite at M.A.C.  33 Shades. Great coverage.

Ranked #3. Guerlain Meteorites Compact Pressed Powder $56 (0.23oz)

Phenomenal colors. 3 Shades. Soft and refined.

*Surveyed 45 products from 7 retail websites in the month of July, 2012.

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Brightening Products: The Top 3 Bestsellers in U.S.* (August 2012)

*Surveyed 39 products from 7 retail websites in July, 2012.

Ranked #1. Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Corrector    $49.50 (1oz), $73 (1.7oz)

2011 CEW Beauty Insider’s Choice Award Winner

Ranked #2. Estee Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator    $60 (1oz), $90 (1.7oz)

2012 Marie Claire Prix d’Excellence International Beauty Award Winner
2012 CEW Beauty Insider’s Choice Award Finalist

Ranked #3. Dior Diorsnow White Reveal Moisturizing Lotion    $50 (6.6oz)

Brightening toner with Icelandic Glacier Water. Tested on Asian skin.

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Lip Balm – The Top 3 Bestsellers* (August 2012)

*Surveyed 50 products in 7 retail websites in the month of July, 2012

Ranked #1. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 $22.50 (0.15oz)

2012 CEW Beauty Insider’s Choice Award Winner

Allure Best of Beauty 2005, 2009 & 2010.

Ranked #2. Bobbi Brown Lip Balm $19 (0.5oz)

Ranked #3. La Mer The Lip Balm $50 (0.32oz)

InStyle Best Lip Balm 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012.

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Acne Products – The Ultimate Top 3 (August 2012)

Surveyed 53 products in 7 retail websites in the month of July, 2012.

If you suffer from acne-prone skin, here’s our recommendation list:

*If you’re pregnant or planning, you must stay away from both oral and topical Retinoid and other forms of Vitamin A. Also steer away from Salicylic acid, Beta hydroxy acid, BHA and Tretinoin. Consult your doctor for the entire list. Many of them appear in anti-aging and acne products.

Ranked #1. Shiseido Pureness Matifying Moisturizer Oil Free  $33 (1.6oz)

Ranked #2. Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup $27 (1oz)

Ranked #3. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Extra Strength Alpha Beta Peel $85

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