For their 7th annual beauty awards, Redbook is celebrating the senses! Beauty isn't just about looks — it's a fiesta for all the senses, from delightful scents and yummy tastes to cool textures and exciting sounds. So for their seventh annual beauty awards, Redbook is celebrating the senses by highlighting the best new products that appeal to the taste, sight, touch, smell, and hearing. See any of your faves?
Up in the image at top, Maybelline Shine Sensational Lip Glosses satisfies any candy craving with their line of 18 tasty glosses. Each sheer shade has its own flavor, like Glamorous Guava or Crazy for Caramel.
Bloom Aromatherapy Lip Balm, $10
Can't resist a fruit smoothie, which is why you'll find yourself addicted to these fruit-flavored, pout-smoothing lip balms (shown here in Lime). Each tastes — and smells — like the real deal.
Urban Rituelle Creamy Vegetable Soap in Peach Blossom, $6
This cutesy soap, scented with peach, honey, and sweet pea, looks so pretty and chic, you can't wait to use it.
Giorgio Armani Rouge d'Armani, $30
It's the LBD of lipsticks: It looks sleek and chic and always wears well. And this one's designer, too. Each of the creamy bullets are embossed with the Armani logo.
Tarte Natural Gel Lip Stains, $24
The crayons of our childhood weren't nearly as fun as these Crayola-like lip stains. The bright and glossy sticks (six shades in all) have a cushy gel formula that looks as pretty on your lips as it does in the packaging.
Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Gel CreamLiners, $11
Not just for brown-eyed girls but also the hazel, green, and blue gals out there too with these stackable liners customized into three shades for every eye color.
Redken Velvet Gelatine 07 Cushioning Blow-Dry Gel, $17
Redbook, you and me both on this one! This jelly-textured styler liquifies when it touches your hair. And after a blow-dry, it leaves strands bouncy and shiny. I love this hair product!
Mally Beauty Liquid Light Eyecolor, $35
Like magic, this eyeshadow starts off as a powder, transforms into a cool liquid, then morphs back into a sheer powder that stays put on your lids. Genius!
L'Oréal Paris True Match Roller Perfecting Roll-On Makeup, $15
Ok, so this one you'll find on a number of "Top Beauty Items for 2010" lists. If you've ever painted a wall, you know that the paint goes on much more smoothly and evenly when applied with a roller rather than with a brush. Same goes for foundation: This mini-roller applicator glides over your skin for a seamless finish and looks entirely natural — not painted on, say Redbook.
Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Advanced Anti-Aging Body Wash, $8
Also getting rave reviews on a number of enviable beauty lists, this new anti-ager from Olay. "Ooh, smooshy," Redbook's editors said as they piled this rich body wash onto their skin. "Wow, soft and smooth," were also thrown around in describing the antiaging benefits after using it for a month.
Farmhouse Fresh Whoopie Crème, $30
One whiff of this vanilla, cake-batter-scented whipped cream and you'll want to dig in with a spoon. But if you think it smells delicious in the jar, wait until you slather the rich cream, made with shea and cocoa butters, onto your skin. Scrumptious!
Jo Malone Vitamin E Body Balm, $75
Ever had trouble taking your vitamins? Not now. You just can't get enough of this antioxidant-rich cream and its subtle, sweet scent.
By Lauren Luke My Sultry Blues, $33
Hey gorgeous eyes! (well, she does have gorgeous eyes, check her out on twitter too, @panacea81) Don't let the everywoman style and the working-class British accent fool you: Lauren Luke is a pro! She chatters charmingly through her YouTube video, expertly applying the contents of her smoky blue palette and teaching her many followers along the way. You must check it out!
MAC Artists in Action, free on maccosmetics.com
The experts at MAC Cosmetics have created an online video series with instructions that make even the toughest makeup feats — like applying false lashes — easy to do. Click on Artistry, then Artists in Action to find this treasure trove of how-to's.