As the beauty authority, we can’t, and won’t, put our seal of approval on just any product. Out of the thousands of submissions, only 130 made the cut, and of all the award winners, these made the A-List. From categories such as instant results and luxury beauty to damage defenders and problem solvers, these products have proven to be ones you can’t live without.
The Foundation Formulation of Your Dreams
Liquid foundation can be tricky to get just right, but this one is different. Its innovative cushion formulation (the foundation is in the sponge) makes it fast and easy to get makeup that looks great. And, because it’s a liquid, skin looks hydrated, glowy and never flat or matte.
Your Stretch Mark Savior
Chock-full of natural botanical extracts—think lavender, chamomile, rosemary and more—this does-it-all oil promotes the healing of everything from scars and stretch marks to dry skin (it even tames flyaways) while being supergentle and not the least bit greasy.
Your Beach Bag Essential
A quick spritz keeps makeup intact and safeguards against UV rays. It’s so light, you won’t even know you have it on.
The Best Noninvasive Fat ReducerCoolSculpting
We never thought we’d see the day when getting rid of fat could be done by freezing it away. In as little as two months, you can see a slimmer figure.
The Ultimate Pore Minimizer
From the doctor who taught us that we don’t have to live with large pores, comes this exfoliator that helps unclog skin. Use it twice a week for your smoothest skin ever.
Rapid Hair Refresher
Drybar Triple Sec ($25)
Just a few spritzes of this vanilla-scented texturizer are all it takes to transform dull, second-day hair into fresh, voluminous strands. Say hello to better-looking (and smelling) hair in a flash.
Cleanser You Can Really Feel Working
A blend of willow bark extract and menthol makes this cleanser cool on contact, signaling that it’s removing dirt, oil and makeup. Perfect for oily and problematic skin, your face won’t feel dry or tight, just perfectly clean.
The Best Way to Get a Matte Lip That Lasts
Matte makeup, especially lipstick, is one of the biggest makeup trends of the year. We love this one, a superpigmented, velvety pencil that delivers a perfect matte lip every time. Plus, it has a built-in sharpener so you’re always prepared on the go.
The Thin Lip Fix
A full pout is all the rage, and this no-needle-necessary treatment gives a similar look with just a quick swipe of gloss. Feel it tingle as it plumps, leaving thin lips temporarily fuller, but it also works long-term to boost hydration and plumpness over time.
Multitasking Must-Have For Your Hair
From detangling and de-frizzing to adding shine and beyond, this all-in-one keeps locks in tip-top shape.
Concealer That Covers it All
A few dabs of this concealer are all it takes to hide dark circles, redness, age spots and more.
The Ultimate Anti-Aging Skin-Care System
There’s a reason why this system wins year after year. It’s one of the most effective and powerful ways to ward off the most common signs of aging—lines, wrinkles and sun damage—and fast.
You’re Second-Day Hair Must-Have
This dry shampoo instantly soaks up dirt and oil so your hair looks, feels and smells clean between each wash. The bonus: You don’t have to worry about any messy residue.
Most Effective Dark Circle Eraser
Whether your dark circles are from a lack of sleep or thin skin (fair types get the short end of the stick here), this smooth and creamy concealer is the answer. The yellow formula cancels out blue undertones in the skin under your eyes so you look wide-awake.
The Most Extravagant Hair Mask
Like a drink of water for thirsty hair, this super-rich, extremely decadent mask transforms do-nothing, dry, frizzy strands into ribbons of pure weightless silk. And, the scent is quite a delight!
Do-It-All Skin Resurfacer
PMD Personal Microderm Pro ($199)
The best part about this DIY microdermabrasion tool is that you can customize the treatments to cater to exactly what your skin needs at the moment by switching out the exfoliating discs and controlling the speed.
What it is: Part dry shampoo, part styling paste that refreshes hair while giving it texture and shape.
How to use it: Rub a dime-size amount of the multipurpose product between your fingertips to warm it up and then spot-treat areas at your roots that are oily or need some added volume or texture.
Why it’s so innovative: Most dry shampoos come as a spray or powder, but this paste version was designed to be used just where you need it for more precise application. Plus, it morphs from a hard paste into a powder and doesn’t leave behind any white residue. Counting the oil-busting and volumizing powers of volcanic ash among its unique features, this is the only dry shampoo paste of its kind, and that alone makes it pretty cool.
The Number-One Neck Product You Need
A wrinkle-free face is only half the battle when it comes to looking younger. Keep your neck smooth, too, with this peptide-rich cream that reduces sagging and lines.
Trendiest Nail Colors You Can’t Live Without
Smith & Cult NailedLacquer ($18 each)
Since they burst onto the beauty scene in 2014, we’ve been borderline obsessed with the brand’s fun, edgy attitude and perfectly on-trend nail colors—36 shades that give women every hue they need for every occasion. Plus, they’re also 8-free!
The Fastest Way to Pearly Whites
This whitening system works to get rid of stains almost instantly, no matter how dark they are, for a noticeably whiter, brighter smile.
Fastest Drying Self-Tanner
The Natural Solution For Youthful Skin
Biocompatible hyaluronic acid is the star ingredient in this botanical-scented, organic cream that sinks into your skin while you sleep. Come morning, skin is hydrated, fine lines are muted, radiance is boosted and you’ll also notice a soft, cushiony effect.
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