Beauty Breakthroughs of 2012

Photo by: David Cook
MASCARA
Covergirl Lashperfection Mascara

This volumizing mascara transforms sparse, wimpy eyelashes into thick, luscious, perfectly defined fringe that never clumps or crosses ... more 
Photo by: David Cook
MASCARA
Covergirl Lashperfection Mascara

This volumizing mascara transforms sparse, wimpy eyelashes into thick, luscious, perfectly defined fringe that never clumps or crosses into RuPaul's Drag Race territory.

How It Works: The anatomy of the mascara wand is the secret weapon here: Tiny "micro-chambers," or grooves, are molded into the bristles and envelop every last hair in the lightweight formula, creating the appearance of dense, high-lift fringe.

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Tue, Sep 17, 2013 4:21 PM EDT
Meirav Devas, Allure magazine



What's a 13-letter word for innovations? Breakthroughs. Our readers voted for the year's top innovations, and the winners make looking good as easy as the Monday crossword. Among them, a hair straightener that defies frizz for 72 hours and a sunscreen that sticks to wet skin. (Triple word) score.




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