Best Summer Beauty Buys from Harper's Bazaar

July 14, 2009 10:11:15 AM PDT
Hair and skin can take a beating because of summer's heat and humidity. So you should consider updating your beauty routine at this time of year. But you don't have to spend a lot on big name, department store products, says Jane Loddo, Harper's Bazaar's Executive Merchandising Editor. The magazine has evaluated dozens of products and reveals the summer's best beauty buys, all available at your local drugstore:

Cleansing: Micro-cleanse your skin, while minimizing your pores, for a fresh and glowing look

· Product: Olay Dual Action Cleanser & Pore Scrub. Approximate price: $6.99. www.olayforyou.com

Anti-Aging: The products you use for your anti-aging skincare routine do not always have to be from the department store to really deliver.

· Product: Olay Pro X Intensive Wrinkle Protocol. Approximate price: $62 for 3-product kit. www.olayprofessional.com

· 3 different products in kit: Age Repair Lotion, Winkle Smoothing Cream, Deep Wrinkle Treatment. Can be purchase separately to address each problem area.

Lips: Add a splash of lightweight lip color

· Product: Cover Girl Outlast Lipstain. Approximate price: $7.29. www.covergirl.com

Eyes (shadow) Eye shadow options: 1-color, 3-color and 4-color kits for day to evening looks.

Product: Cover Girl Blast Collection Eye Enhancers. Approximate price: $3 to $5. www.covergirl.com

Eyes (mascara): Volumize your lashes for the ultimate big lash look

· Product: Cover Girl LashBlast Volume Mascara. Approximate price: $7. www.covergirl.com

Hair Treatment: Stylist inspired hair treatments right in your own home.

· Product: Pantene Pro V Full and Thick Shampoo & Conditioner Collection. Approximate price: $3.99 (each). www.pantene.com

Hair Color: High-speed, high-gloss hair color, in your bathroom and not the salon

· Product: Clairol Perfect 10. Approximate price: $13.99. www.perfectcolorin10.com

Spa-Like Smoothness: Create a spa-like experience, right in your own bathroom

· Product: Venus Spa Breeze by Gillette. Approximate price: $9.99. www.gillettevenus.com

· Product: Olay Tone Enriching Ribbons Body Wash. Approximate price: $7.49. www.olayforyou.com


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