These award-winning products will instantly upgrade your makeup bag

The affordable drugstore finds your beauty routine needs.
By Megan Foster

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If you're looking to test out some new beauty products at home, you came to the right place.

Last fall, TODAY lifestyle contributor Jill Martin and People style director Andrea Lavinthal shared the winners of the 2019 People and TODAY Beauty Awards. The teams swatched, brushed and tried on over 600 drugstore products to reveal the best-of-the-best for the year.

After testing, they created a comprehensive filled with everything from illuminating highlighting sticks to vegan lip balms — and you can get each item shipped right to your door.

Check out the top picks for the best makeup must-haves that are sure to have you glowing.

Best in eye products

1. Covergirl Exhibitionist Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow

This glamorous eyeshadow comes in liquid form so it's easy to apply. Use the wand to apply it and blend it with a flat brush to achieve a smooth and gorgeous look.

2. Maybelline Snapscara Mascara

If you're looking for a washable mascara that has been ophthalmologist tested and approved, you might want to go for this one from Maybelline. It comes in five colors including pitch black, ultraviolet, black cherry, deja blue and bold brown.

3. Milani Stay Put Eyeliner

Want eyeliner that will last throughout the day? Take a look at Milani's stay put liner. It's deeply pigmented and applies in just one stroke so you won't mess up the rest of your eye makeup while attempting to add a finishing touch.

Best in face products

1. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Illuminator Makeup Stick

This illuminator stick will highlight your facial features and brighten your skin tone in a simple swap. With natural and hypoallergenic ingredients throughout, it is ideal for multiple types of skin.

2. Revlon Photoready Cheek Flushing Tint Blush

A small dot is all you need if you want lasting color that will make you look fresh and flushed. The dewy formula adds a natural tint to your skin and it can be used with no additional makeup, or on top of concealer and foundation.

3. L'Oréal Fresh Wear Foundation

This L'Oreal foundation is highly-rated and has hundreds of reviews on Amazon. Pleased buyers said it's great for sensitive and acne-prone skin and that with proper application, it doesn't look cakey like some other foundations.

4. Physicians Formula Spotlight Illuminating Primer

With an illuminating formula, this primer is made to blur, correct and protect for a smooth finish. It's enriched with antioxidants and age-defying actives — both of which protect against environmental aggressors!

5. Covergirl TruBlend Undercover Concealer

Cover, conceal and show off a flawless looking face with this TruBlend concealer. It is cruelty-free, 100% vegan and comes in a lightweight finish.

6. Flower Beauty Heatwave Bronzer

Flower Beauty released this warm-toned bronzer that blends and finishes with minimal effort. Get that sun-kissed look in no time — especially if you're not getting outside much.

Best in lip products

1. Maybelline SuperStay Ink Crayon Lipstick

You thought crayons were only meant for elementary school? Think again. This lip crayon comes in 17 stunning colors and leaves a beautiful satin finish.

2. L'Oreal Paris Glowing Lip Gloss

Feel like you're sitting on a beach with this fun lip gloss. This L'Oreal gloss has a doe-foot applicator for ease-of-use and a smooth, dewy finish.

3. Honest Beauty Tinted Lip Balm

Avocado oil and acai are only a couple of the nourishing and natural ingredients in this balm. It also comes in multiple tints including a mauve color, a pink, clear, peach and other rosy shades.

Best in nail products

1. Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Vitamin Strength Serum

Infused with vitamins A, C and E, this serum will help restore the strength of your nails with continued use. While on, it provides a strong layer of protection so you don't have to worry about pesky chips.

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This article was originally published on November 20, 2019.