2017 NewBeauty Awards: 20 Everyday Beauty Essentials That Fit Into Every Woman's Routine

Think of these must-haves as the tried-and-true beauty staples of the bunch—the ones you can never be without, consider your go-tos and buy over and over again.

1/20

Ultimate Shower Staple

Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash ($6)

With its clean scent and creamy formula, this moisturizing body wash does a good job of leaving skin squeaky-clean, but never dried out. 

2/20

Go-to for Dry Hands

L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream ($28)

If the fact that one tube of this cream is sold every three seconds isn’t proof enough that it’s the holy grail for dry hands, then maybe the fact that it’s never greasy is. 

3/20

Blush That Looks Good On Everyone

NARS Orgasm Blush ($30)

No matter how light or dark your skin is, this peachy-pink color, replete with flecks of gold shimmer, is one of the most flattering blushes ever created.

4/20

All-Star Frizz-Tamer

KEVIN.MURPHY SMOOTH.AGAIN.RINSE ($29)

Say good-bye to unruly frizz with this ion-based conditioner that packs a ton of moisture to keep hair sleek and smooth.

5/20

Next-Generation Tinted Moisturizer

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream ($30)

Offering more coverage than your standard tinted moisturizer, this buildable formula camouflages redness and minor imperfections while giving skin the prettiest glow. 

6/20

Never-Fail Hairspray

L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Strong Hold Hairstyling Hairspray ($15)

Strong enough to lock your style in place for hours, but fine enough that it combs right out, consider this hairspray a must.

7/20

Long-Lasting Eye Definer

Lancôme GRANDIÔSE Bendable Liquid Eyeliner ($32)

Click the pivoting wand of this inky, smudge-free formula back and forth to create a line as fine or thick as you desire.

8/20

Skin-Smoothing Body Cream

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream ($45)

This rich, quick-to-absorb body cream—the scent is intoxicating—features a blend of caffeine-rich Amazonian botanicals to help tighten every square inch of skin with each use.

9/20

Flake-Free Eye Shadow

Gucci Eye Magnetic Color Shadow Quad ($66)

Forget about major fallout here. Where you put this shadow is where it stays—no flaking, creasing or straying.

10/20

Allover SPF You Can't Live Without

COOLA Sport SPF 50 Guava Mango Sunscreen Spray ($36)

Hands down the best-smelling sunscreen ever, this organic sun protectant comes out as a light mist and dries down to next to nothing without any oiliness or stickiness.

11/20

Makeup That Won't Make You Break Out

jane iredale PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation ($42)

So light and finely milled—it’s free of talc and other pimple-causing culprits—this pressed mineral makeup doesn’t get lodged in pores and leaves skin looking virtually flawless. 

12/20

On-the-Go Sunscreen

Colorescience Sunforgettable Loose Mineral Sunscreen Brush Broad Spectrum SPF 50 ($64)

For those of you who stray from using SPF because you don’t like the white cast it can leave behind, this portable, brush-on powder formula will become your new best friend.

13/20

Makeup That Doubles As SPF

Revision Skincare Intellishade Original ($56)

All skin types can benefit from this editor-favorite tinted moisturizer, which hydrates, smooths and protects skin from sun damage while leaving behind the most natural-looking hint of color.

14/20

Body Oil That Doubles As Perfume

DECLÉOR Aroma Nutrition Satin Softening Dry Oil ($58)

Whether you add this oil to a bath or slather it on post shower, the fresh yet sweet scent smells so good that you might as well skip wearing perfume.

15/20

Beachbag Must-Have

Key West Aloe Save a Tan ($14)

Lock in that golden glow with this aloe-rich cream, which also hydrates dry skin and prevents that dreaded post-sunburn peeling.

16/20

Tried-and-True Product You Keep Buying

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes Fragrance-Free ($7)

No matter how long-wearing your makeup is, these soft, saturated cloths, which won’t irritate sensitive skin or eyes, get the job done and take it all off.

17/20

Cleanser for Sensitive Skin

La Roche-Posay Micellar Water Cleansing Solution ($21)

No scrubbing necessary when you cleanse with this water-like formula that removes the dirt and oil you may not see. And, it doesn’t disrupt skin’s pH levels—a plus for those with easily irritated complexions.

18/20

Toothpaste for a Healthy Smile

Colgate Enamel Health Mineral Repair Remineralizing Toothpaste ($4)

Weak teeth don’t stand a chance against this cavity-fighting toothpaste that repairs enamel with potent, much-needed minerals.

19/20

Most Hydrating Lip Color

Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm ($17)

Part lipstick, part lip balm, each supermoisturizing shade in this cult-classic collection leaves lips with a buildable tint of color and a sheer finish. 

20/20

Tech-Savvy Toothbrush

Oral-B Genius ($250)

This toothbrush tells you if you’re brushing too hard, what zones need attention and when you’re done brushing for an “A” in the oral hygiene department.

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  • Rebecca madsen
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    NARS is no longer animal cruelty free -- please take this into account for next year's vote!