NewBeauty Awards: Complexion Perfectors

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THE BEST FOUNDATION WITH SPF

Supercharged with SPF 30 protection, Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation ($47) uses its unique ActiveForce technology to keep coverage in place no matter how sweaty you get.

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THE BEST LUMINOUS FOUNDATION

A makeup artist must-have since 2000—Meghan Markle loves it, too—Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation ($64) has a lightweight, radiant finish that lets skin’s natural beauty show through.

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THE BEST MATTE FOUNDATION

Available in 44 shades, Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Longwear Foundation ($44) perfectly marries skin care and makeup to make pores disappear without drying.

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THE BEST POWDER FOUNDATION

Jane Iredale, the queen of mineral makeup, created this PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation ($62) 25 years ago to offer weightless, antioxidant-rich coverage from natural, micronized minerals.

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THE BEST TINTED MOISTURIZER

Laura Mercier’s cult-favorite Tinted Moisturizer ($47) was relaunched with some major updates: the tube’s new transparent strip reveals each of the 20 shades, a 24-hour hydration claim and SPF 30.

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THE BEST BRIGHTENING CONCEALER

BECCA Cosmetics Light Shifter Brightening Concealer ($28) boasts hyaluronic acid and special pigments that reflect light from all angles, effectively covering dark circles without extra weight.

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THE BEST FULL-COVERAGE CONCEALER

A little bit of creamy Huda Beauty The Overachiever Concealer ($30) covers everything from dark circles to age spots without any fading, and comes in 20 shades.

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THE BEST CREAM BLUSH

The five shades of vegan ILIA Color Haze ($32) are creamy, blendable and buildable, making it easy to master a variety of different looks for day or night. Plus, a little goes a long way and lasts all day.

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THE BEST POWDER BLUSH

Baked for 24 hours on Italian terracotta tiles, Laura Geller’s beloved Baked Blush-n-Brighten ($29) has been making cheeks rosy and radiant since 2010, and even after all these years, we still can’t get enough.

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THE BEST LIQUID HIGHLIGHTER

The mix of light-reflecting pearls and skin-care ingredients in bareMinerals BAREPRO Glow Highlighter ($29) gives skin a lustrous, smooth finish that flatters skin of all tones and ages.

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THE BEST POWDER HIGHLIGHTER

Milani Baked Highlighter’s ($11) four universally flattering shades create an effortless sheen that’s glowy, not glittery, and feel buttery-soft on skin.

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THE BEST MULTI-STICK

Formulated without any “nasties,” Vapour Beauty Aura Multi Stick ($36) is a makeup bag staple that gives cheeks, lips and lids a quick pop of natural-looking, moisturizing color.

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THE BEST CREAM BRONZER

Nudestix Nudies Bronze Matte ($32) lets you darken and contour to your heart’s desire thanks to a golden-brown, balm-like formula on one end and a detachable blending brush on the other.

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THE BEST POWDER BRONZER

Look sunkissed year-round with a few swipes of Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer ($30), which comes in eight matte shades to suit every skin tone from fair to deep.

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THE BEST SETTING POWDER

Micro-fine Kevyn Aucoin Loose Setting Powder ($42) locks foundation in place without creating a whitish cast and sops up just enough shine so that skin looks matte, but still natural.

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THE BEST MAKEUP SPONGE

In 2003, makeup artist Rea Ann Silva created the small but mighty beautyblender ($20): a hot-pink, egg-shaped sponge that transformed the way we wear makeup. Today, it still outperforms the competition.

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