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InStyle editors' 10 best beauty buys

April 23, 2012 at 10:09 AM ET

What should you stock up on this season? InStyle magazine spent 8 months interviewing 144 makeup artists, manicurists, hairstylists and dermatologists to find out which beauty products were most worth your money:

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Exude Lip Crème

No more melting lipsticks. This ingenious bullet is protected by a plastic barrier, and all nine colors are infused with vitamins C and E to leave lips lush. And you’ll never overapply — one click delivers the perfect amount of color every time. Hearted.

$29 each, 20% off from 4/20 to 5/18, enter BBB20 at checkout; exudelipstick.com.

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After applying self-tanner, use this gentle exfoliating formula to wipe away unwanted color on your palms and between fingers and toes. It works its magic up to four hours after self-tanning.

$18, 20% off from 4/20 to 5/18, enter BBB20 at checkout; sttropeztan.com.

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What a product to use in a pinch! This dual-purpose tint comes in three shimmery shades (pink, peach, and champagne). Cheekbones look sharper, and skin seems glowier — and softer too, thanks to vitamins C and E.

$32, 20% off from 4/20 to 5/18, enter BBB20 at checkout; tartecosmetics.com.

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How does this spa-like mask spell gorgeous skin? With all the most important letters in the alphabet. (Vitamins A, B, C, and E protect precious collagen, while vitamin D soothes dry skin.) The self-heating, two-step mask leaves the complexion smooth and radiant.

$48, 20% off from 4/20 to 5/18, enter BBB20 at checkout; dgskincare.com.

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Bliss Pore-Fector Gadget and Toner

No matter how gunked up pores get, this kit clears them out. Sonic waves loosen dirt and oils so skin can readily lap up the antioxidants of whatever cream you apply afterward.

$185, 20% off from 4/20 to 5/18, enter BBB20 at checkout; blissworld.com.

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Wave this omega hair-gloss wand over flyaways and dead ends and watch them go “poof.”

$10, 20% off from 4/20 to 5/18, enter BBB20 at checkout; ulta.com.

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The fact that this oil-free primer makes foundation last and last is almost an aside. Loaded with soothing plant extracts, this winner dials down pores, fills in lines, and makes skin look and feel incredibly smooth.

$42, 20% off from 4/20 to 5/18, enter BBB20 at checkout; smashbox.com.

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Vitamin C is one of the best things you can put on your face to fight free radicals and fade dark spots. This stuff has loads of it. Use it alone, or mix it with your favorite SPF moisturizer for extra sun-fighting protection.

$35, 20% off from 4/20 to 5/18, enter BBB20 at checkout; philosophy.com.

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This silky serum has three amazing things going for it: Skin brighteners and antioxidants that perk up dry skin, as well as light-infusing particles that impart radiance.

$25, 20% off from 4/20 to 5/18, enter BBB20 at checkout; drugstore.com.

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This shea butter–infused balm doesn’t discriminate: It softens lips, hydrates parched body parts, and even tames flyaways. It has no mineral or silicone oils, and its packaging is completely recyclable.

$42, 20% off from 4/20 to 5/18, enter BBB20 at checkout; josiemarancosmetics.com.

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