Say goodbye to endlessly roaming the beauty aisle, trying to decide which product is best. Redbook magazine has done the work for you!
Beauty editor Victoria Kirby stopped by TODAY Monday to reveal their annual "Most Valuable Product" list. Read on to find your new favorites.
Lips: Best full coverage
Tired of your lipstick never staying put throughout the day? Worry no more: This long-lasting product will work wonders.
Revlon's liquid-to-matte color has eight shades from which to choose, each packed with highly saturated pigment. While a matte finish can often be drying, this product is smartly coupled with a mousse-like texture to hydrate your lips all day.
Eyes: Best mascara
Have you ever wondered how to achieve natural-looking lashes while still looking bright-eyed? Look no further!
L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Superstar Mascara, $8.78, walmart.com
After trying this mascara, one Redbook reviewer was asked, "Whoa, are those your real lashes?!" This double-ended mascara has a primer on one end to thicken lashes and an ultra-dark black mascara on the other to coat the lashes with a lengthening fiber. It's a win-win!
Face makeup: Best foundation
Finding the perfect foundation for your face should be listed as special skill on a resume. Luckily, the search is now a whole lot easier.
Maybelline New York Dream Velvet Foundation, $8.99, walmart.com
This mousse-like cream dries to a soft powder, but its gel base also hydrates skin really well. Once you apply, the foundation gives an airbrush, matte finish that lasts all day without looking dry or cake-y.
Hair: Best shampoo and conditioner
Looking for the right hair products can often feel impossible. This shampoo and conditioner is a universal favorite — and only $5 each!
Tresemmé Beauty-Full Volume Shampoo and Pre-Wash Conditioner, $4.94 each, walmart.com
This two-step duo reverses the entire hair cleansing process.
Here's how it works: You condition the hair first and then shampoo to rinse away any excess conditioner that would weigh your locks down. It'll leave you with just enough of each to keep hair looking shiny and healthy. The Redbook experts with baby fine hair were amazed by how much volume it gave them!
Skin: Best acne spot treatment
Give your skin the spa treatment it deserves with this top choice for a spot treatment.
Peter Thomas Roth Acne-Clear Invisible Dots, $30, sephora.com
The winner in the acne spot treatment category is perfectly "clear." Each coated, transparent sticker —treated with tea tree oil and salicylic acid — will work to shrink a pimple on its specific spot.
These "dots" will work on a blemish overnight to seal the medicine in without drying the skin out. It's a miracle worker!
Skin: Best exfoliator
Not everyone can afford to visit the dermatologist with every breakout and blemish. This doctor-approved solution will work quickly in a similar way.
Kiehl's Dermatologist Solutions Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate, $54, nordstrom.com
This at-home peel is ready to accommodate even the the most sensitive skin. The concentrate consists of fruit acids and quinoa husk extract (a natural exfoliant) to remove dead skin with zero irritation.
Body: Best body lotion
Did you know that the best time to apply lotion is right after a shower or bath? This innovative product will make that even easier.
Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer, $6.16, walmart.com
This body lotion reverses the usual application process — apply it on dripping wet skin before you even towel off. The oils in the formula bind to the water on your wet skin, allowing it to immediately absorb and lock in moisture.
Overall: Best updated classics
Some classics get even better with a quick update.
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream with SPF 30, walmart.com
You may recognize this best-seller, which has been hailed as one of the most effective anti-aging creams out there. Now, after years of customer demand, you can finally get the formula for the same price with broad-spectrum SPF 30 included.