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Feel Good Look Good: Blush

Do beauty buffs in DC, Maryland, and Virginia have anything in common? We looked for the top-selling products at Sephora stores across the region. We found that Georgetown ladies covet pale, shiny mouths; Maryland dwellers love Liza Minnelli lashes; an

Top Five Cosmetics

Sephora Georgetown

Shu Uemura Eye Lash Curler ($15). Makeup artists swear by this Japanese curler.

Tarte Cheek Stain, Flush ($26). A cherry-color gel stick.

Nars Blush, Orgasm ($22.50). A shimmery wash of peach.

Cargo Lip Gloss, Baden-Baden ($17). Two shades–pale violet and baby pink–combined in one tin.

Cargo Blush, Topeka ($20). A natural-looking nude rose.

Tysons Corner

Sugar Mini Lip Gloss Set, I Taste Like Sugar ($25). A 12-piece spectrum of sugar-cookie-flavor tints.

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler ($15)

Nars Blush, Orgasm ($22.50)

Lola Cosmetics Keychain Lip Gloss, Celestial ($5). Glossy, pink, and pocket-size.

Bourjois Coup de Theatre False Lash Illusion Duo Mascara, Noir Diva ($16). One end of the wand lengthens lashes, the other adds volume.

Montgomery Mall

Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder ($26). The medium-tan powder imparts a surfer-girl, not fake-baked glow.

Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara ($18). For very thick, very black lashes.

Bourjois Coup de Theatre False Lash Illusion Duo Mascara, Noir Diva ($16)

Nars Blush, Orgasm ($22.50)

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer ($36). A clear, vitamin-heavy liquid that preps skin for foundation and gets rid of shine.

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.