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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.
Best Drugstore Mascara
COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume Mascara, $7, Amazon
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
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
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.