10 Best Beauty Breakthroughs of 2013
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Pretty Brilliant1 of 11
By Rachel Hayes
Hundreds of makeup, skin and hair products debuted in 2013, and we've narrowed them down the ten buzz-worthy launches. From a tool that guarantees perfect curls to an all-natural lash lengthener, check out the beauty game-changers that insiders are still raving about.
Lash Out2 of 11
Before LashFood, if you wanted lush lashes, you often had to rely on chemical-based enhancers. But this brand uses medicinal herbs, rice protein and other natural ingredients to create a new vegan treatment that conditions the tiny hairs. LashFood also passed an eco certification process, meaning the entire product is sustainable, from the packaging to the ingredients.
SHOP NOW: LashFood natural eyelash enhancer, $78, sephora.com
Body Language3 of 11
This St. Ives body lotion spray is the lazy girl's answer to moisturizing. A light spritz absorbs quickly into your skin—no rubbing needed.
SHOP NOW: St. Ives Fresh Hydration Lotion Spray, $6, target.com
Mane Changer4 of 11
First came dry shampoo, then came Oribe's dry conditioning spray. While dry shampoo removes excess oil at your roots, a couple spritzes of dry conditioner will help detangle and soften your hair on the go. As a bonus, Oribe's version also comes with UV protection.
SHOP NOW: Oribe soft dry conditioner spray, $35, barneys.com
Power Tool5 of 11
Prevent blemishes and keep skin smooth and radiant with this Silk'n cleansing brush. Instead of just a single head, you can switch between five different brushes, including a bristle brush to exfoliate dead skin cells and a soft latex one designed to help products penetrate more deeply into your skin's surface.
SHOP NOW: Silk'n DermBeaute, $74, silkn.com
Lighten Up6 of 11
For fans of the still-popular ombre hair trend, L'Oreal created the first at-home ombre kit this year. Instead of heading to a salon for the style (which can get pricey), try out the brand's lightening formula and applicator brush to get that dark-roots-to-light-ends effect.
SHOP NOW: L'Oréal Feria wild ombre hair color, $11, target.com
Skin Deep7 of 11
Shiseido's latest skincare line, Ibuki, is designed for women ages 25 to 34 who work long hours at the office and have unbalanced diets, both of which cause early signs of aging. Thanks to ingredients that stimulate collagen production and deeply hydrate your skin, the line keeps your complexion young and resilient.
SHOP NOW: Shiseido Ibuki line, $30 to $45, sephora.com
Dry Spell8 of 11
Anyone who frequently switches up nail polish colors should become acquainted with Julep's effective drying formula. A few drops on freshly manicured nails means drying time is reduced by half, plus the drops contain vitamin E to moisturize nails.
SHOP NOW: Julep quick dry polish drops, $14, qvc.com
Curl Power9 of 11
Still clueless when it comes to wielding a curling iron? Conair's curling tool features an automatic chamber that pulls hair in, heats it, holds it for five to ten seconds for a perfect curl, then releases it. The process is virtually foolproof.
SHOP NOW: Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret, $100, target.com
Hot Lips10 of 11
After designer Marc Jacobs debuted his makeup line this year, beauty editors couldn't stop talking about his gel lipsticks. What makes them so special? Aside from the range of vivid colors, the lipsticks are made with monoi butter for a hydrating, creamy finish, as well as a plumping agent that adds volume to your lips.
SHOP NOW: Marc Jacobs Beauty Lovemarc lip gel in Seduce Me, $30, sephora.com
Root Problem11 of 11
Women who wanted to cover gray hairs or dark roots snatched up Color Wow's powder formula this year. You apply the root cover-up to your strands with a brush, and the pigments adhere to your hair for a natural-looking finish. It comes in six water-resistant shades—the brand promises you can swim, sweat and even sleep with it on.
SHOP NOW: Color Wow Root Cover Up, $35, ulta.com
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