With so many beauty products out there, how do you know which ones are worth the money? Shape magazine helps you narrow down the best products from this year's Beauty Awards:
Winners In Best Makeup Category:
Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 ($25; clinique.com)
Smooth on an instant moisture boost with SPF protection and a hint of skin-perfecting color. This lightweight formula provides a no-makeup look and feel, yet covers imperfections with a natural, hydrating touch, it's even oil-free for those of us with finicky skin!Why it won: This stays put for up to 12 hours and has a hydrating dose of aloe.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Gel Eyeliner ($20; esteelauder.com)
The gel based formula goes on very precisely and is silky smooth; it lasts and lasts and lasts too. Perfect for those days when you go straight from the office to date night! No touch-up necessary. Why it won: It lasted through one tester's teary wedding without a single smudge or streak.
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine ($32; chanel.com)
The sheer lip color provides lasting moisturizing shine in a super light texture. Leave your chapstick at home! It glides on easily, and hydrates and softens lips, giving them a healthier and fuller appearance. Who doesn't love that?Why it won: With a wide array of shades to choose from-pastel pinks to deep berries-this moisturizing formula combines the sheen of a gloss with the high-impact finish of a lipstick.
Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover ($10; sephora.com)
Very gentle on the eyes but quick to remove even waterproof mascara that usually lags behind. We've also used it to remove lip stain and it takes it right off! Another bonus: The scent is very mild.Why it won: Even the most stubborn mascaras don't stand a chance against this non-greasy formula.
Winners In Best Body Products Category:
Olay Luscious Embrace Body Bar with Massaging Design ($8; drugstores)
This bar could convert even the most loyal body wash users! It's incredibly moisturizing and lathers up a storm! The scent is fresh and clean and stays on the body for hours after a shower.Why it won: Talk about raising the bar! The massaging nubs on this emollient cleanser will send stress down the drain.
Shiseido Advanced Body Creator Aromatic Sculpting Gel ($58; sca.shiseido.com)
This gel is very invigorating and just a little goes a very long way, which is always nice! The cooling effect is pretty amazing and feels especially refreshing in the hot summer weather. After just a couple of weeks we saw definite signs of firmer skin.Why it won: This non-sticky, grapefruit-scented solution temporarily smooths and tightens dimpled skin on your thighs, stomach, and backside.
Winners In Best Face Products Category:
Diorsnow UV Shield White Reveal Moisturizing UV Protection SPF 50 ($50; dior.com)
The ideal cream for sensitive skin. Has 19 percent zinc oxide and doesn't leave that dreaded white cast on skin. It applies so smoothly and dries to a perfect matte finish. Why it won: This SPF-infused moisturizer helps fade existing brown spots while staving off future discoloration.
Garnier The Brusher MicroBead Cleanser ($7; drugstores)
The cleanser isn't drying at all and the brush is gentle enough to use every day. Plus, the formula lightly foams from the brush movements and doesn't make skin feel tight or dry after cleansing. This product is ideal for us lazy girls-the brush speeds up the process and makes cleansing a total pleasure!Why it won: The soft-bristled brush makes this exfoliating gel tough on skin-dulling dead cells.
Winner In Best Finishing Touches Category:
Essie Nail Color in Nice Is Nice ($8; essie.com)
Paint this shade on and you'll feel like you're on a permanent vacation! It's the perfect milky, light lilac; super feminine and whimsical! Like all Essie nail polishes, the brush is small, which makes for easy application.Why it won: Move over, Mademoiselle. This delicate, lavender-hued lacquer is the new go-to shade for readers and staffers alike.
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