Influenster 2017 Reviewers' Choice Awards: 'Best in Beauty' winners revealed

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By Lindsay Cohn

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Looking for a new lipstick or wondering what makeup brush is worth the investment? You’re in luck. Influenster is giving TODAY Style an exclusive sneak peek at their "Best of Beauty" picks for 2017.

The award winners — which were determined by more than 13 million member ratings and reviews over the past 12 months — span across drugstore, luxury, indie, natural and Korean beauty categories.

From mascaras to masks, scroll on for a selection of standouts that made this year’s list.

Best Drugstore Mascara

COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume Mascara, $7, Amazon

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This budget-friendly lash booster delivers serious volume without the premium price tag. “This is the best mascara I've ever used,” wrote one reviewer. “There's a reason it has inspired a few different and newer versions ... but nothing compares to the original orange tube,” noted another. Read all the reviews here.

Best Luxury Bronzer

Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer, $29, Sephora

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Hoola is one of those cult classics that people can’t seem to live without (much like Lancome Juicy Tubes or L'Oreal Paris Elnett Hairspray). This matte bronzer delivers a sun-kissed glow — sans shimmer or sparkle — all year-round. Read the reviews here.

Longest-Lasting Indie Lipstick

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick, $26, Sephora

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Bite Beauty’s lip collection won major points among reviewers for its rich pigmentation, creamy texture and wide range of bold hues (34 in total). Read all the reviews here.

Best K-Beauty Skincare Product

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, $25, Sephora


Formulated with ionized mineral water, ceramides and apricot and chestnut extracts, this overnight mask is said to hydrate, brighten and purify skin. Read all the reviews here.

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