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April 10, 2013

Introducing Rank & Style + Giveaway!


Fresh as a daisy, don’t you think? Aside from the lash extensions which, invariably subtract years from my face, it’s all about the makeup here. I’ve been exploring a just-launched site, Rank & Style, which is doing what no other site has done before: identified the very best products in specific beauty and fashion categories using a scientific method. The super fancy algorithm researches and aggregates reviews, bestseller lists, and editors’ picks from retailers, blogs and magazines to bring us Top Ten lists daily (also to your inbox, if you’d like, by signing up here). It may just earn Rank & Style a Noble Peace Prize for saving humankind from purchasing paralysis, including profesh bloggers like me who still get dumbfounded by all of the options.

Exhibit A: Blush (click here to see the list).


Now, I’m no stranger to the rouge. Small children and ponies scream in horror if I leave the house without it. At some point in time I have worn and enjoyed most of the blushes on this list (Benetint and Stila Convertible Color both have a particularly special place in my heart). But I’ve been curious about the exotic-sounding Illamasqua after hearing raves from other beauty bloggers and this list sealed the deal. I opted for Chased, a true pink that doesn’t turn peachy on me like so many do. It’s also highly pigmented, incredibly natural-looking, and stays put like a BOSS. Any questions?



Exhibit B: Moisturizing Lipsticks (click here to see the list). This list was more of a (pleasant) surprise to me—maybe because I rarely have luck with drugstore lipsticks—but it did nail my one-and-only Bobbi Brown. I’ve been coveting a tube of that gorgeous, obscenely luxurious Tom Ford so finally bit the bullet. You’re seeing Spanish Pink, a creamy, sophisticated nude with a blossomy hue that would brighten up anyone’s face—including yours if you join in the Rank & Style giveaway happening right now on Pinterest. Simply pin your favorite lipstick from Rank & Style’s Pinterest board with #topten #rankandstyle for a chance to win the Tom Ford Spanish Pink lipstick featured in my pic. One winner will be selected at random on April 17. Good luck!

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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