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        Best Lipstick for Medium-Dark Skin 2016

        Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting in Intense Nude

        Best Lipstick for Medium-Dark Skin 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting in Intense Nude

        A warm suede bullet delivers a shot of life.

        Estee Lauder | $30
        Best Eye Shadow for Fair Skin 2016

        Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy in Nude Dare

        Best Eye Shadow for Fair Skin 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy in Nude Dare

        The shade evens your skin tone with a touch of eye-opening brightness.

        Estee Lauder | $25
        Best Oily Skin Eye Treatment 2016

        Clinique All About Eyes Serum

        Best Oily Skin Eye Treatment 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Clinique All About Eyes Serum

        You already may be dealing with oily, breakout-prone skin. You don’t want to wake up one day with oily, breakout-prone skin and crepe papery undereyes, do you? Tackle the early signs of aging—even if you’re still fending off acne on your T-zone—with a cooling antioxidant serum like this one. Housed in a roller-ball applicator, the sheer formula is oil-free and full of caffeine to help increase circulation. (By upping circulation, you’ll help get blood moving under the skin so it doesn’t pool and create shadows.) It feels refreshing all on its own, but we recommend storing this stick in the refrigerator. The cold temperature will constrict blood vessels and take down the puff in minutes.

        Clinique | $30
        Best For Dry Hair 2016

        Kérastase Nutritive Bain Satin 1/Lait Vital

        Best For Dry Hair 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Kérastase Nutritive Bain Satin 1/Lait Vital

        Your strands are rough and dry, but your roots seem to collect oil faster than a Bounty sheet. Sound familiar? If so, this super-hydrating pair could be your winning compromise. Packed with amino acids, they’ll keep strands clean and strong without robbing them of moisture. “It’s like instant gratification in a bottle,” raves N.Y.C. stylist Chris Lospalluto, who works with Lana Del Rey. “Even after just one wash, my clients with curly or very dry hair can see and feel a difference.”

        Kerastase | $40, $42
        Best Blush for Fair-Medium Skin 2016

        Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Pink Quartz

        Best Blush for Fair-Medium Skin 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Pink Quartz

        Brush on all five bronze and rose gold hues for a flattering flush.

        Bobbi Brown | $46
        Best Self-Tanner for Body 2016

        St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse

        Best Self-Tanner for Body 2016
        WINNER 2016

        St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse

        To quote several makeup artists, this dihydroxyacetonepowered mousse glides on streakfree without a lot of effort or mess (thanks in part to a complimentary applicator mitt) and creates a natural-looking glow in the short and long term. The temporary bronzer delivers on the spot; the DHA produces a tan within hours that can last for several days. The only aveat in the mix? “You have to make sure that your skin isn’t dry before applying,” says Fabiola. “I spray legs with water, then apply a moisturizing lotion. After that, the solution goes on easier and looks more even.”

        St. Tropez | $42
        Best Eye Shadow Palette 2016

        Urban Decay Naked Eye Shadow Palette

        Best Eye Shadow Palette 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Urban Decay Naked Eye Shadow Palette

        Makeup junkies wait for a new Urban Decay Naked palette like techies do for the latest iPhone—with a “hopped-up kindergartner waiting for recess” kind of anticipation. But the original version is still the biggest hit with makeup pros. Here’s why: The 12-hue kit (which comes with a dual-ended brush) is filled with neutrals in matte and metallic finishes; they’re the tones grown-up girls will reach for daily. The powders go on easily without fallout, which means you won’t catch yourself midday in a mirror with random flecks of shadow halfway down your face.

        Urban Decay | $54
        Best For Frizzy Hair 2016

        Living Proof No Frizz

        Best For Frizzy Hair 2016
        WINNER 2016, 2015

        Living Proof No Frizz

        These humidity blockers can help fend off frizz right out of the shower—before you’ve loaded up on serums and smoothing spritzers. And unlike some silicone-based tamers, “the formulas won’t build up and leave a residue,” says hair pro Chris Lospalluto. To all of you fine-haired friends, fear not: The word “flat” won’t spring to mind after you lather, rinse, and blow-dry. 

        Living Proof | $25
        Best Men's Deodorant 2016

        Dove Men's Clinical Protection Deodorant

        Best Men's Deodorant 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Dove Men's Clinical Protection Deodorant

        Whether you’re headed to the treadmill, boardroom or a first date, this clinical-strength pick is bound to keep you dry and funk-free. “With the highest concentration of sweat-fighting aluminum salt, this formula effectively blocks perspiration from reaching the skin's surface—reducing wetness as well as odor,” says N.Y.C. dermatologist Joshua Zeichner. Even better, the additions of moisturizers help soothe and condition skin so you don’t get any irritation.

        Dove | $7
        Best Men's Razor 2016

        Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power Razor

        Best Men's Razor 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power Razor

        “It’s made of five of the thinnest blades the company has ever made,” says L.A. dermatologist Annie Chiu. And why does that matter? “Thin blades reduce tug and pull on sensitive facial skin and decrease the likelihood of small nicks on irregular areas like the chin,” says Chiu. That means less bleeding and burn for you.

        Gillette | $13
        Best Men's After Shave 2016

        Jack Black Post Shave Cooling Gel

        Best Men's After Shave 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Jack Black Post Shave Cooling Gel

        Don’t even think about skipping after-shave, which closes the pores and primes the skin for moisturizer. If the alcohol-laden formulas of the past elicit a Macaulay-Culkin-in-Home-Alone-like scream, try this cooling shave gel, which contains a blend of “aloe, lavender and witch hazel that are soothing to the skin,” says N.Y.C. dermatologist Anthony Rossi. Add this to your repertoire after every shave to reduce razor burn and redness.

        Jack Black | $20
        Best Men's Beard Oil 2016

        Jack Black Beard Oil

        Best Men's Beard Oil 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Jack Black Beard Oil

        Your whiskers will love this formula's mix of marula and plum oils, which help soften and condition hairs. “The powerful antioxidants Kalahari melon and brown algae provide an added boost for the skin," says N.Y.C. dermatologist Anthony Ro

        Jack Black | $24
        Best Dandruff Shampoo 2016

        Neutrogena T-Gel 

        Best Dandruff Shampoo 2016
        WINNER 2016, 2005

        Neutrogena T-Gel 

        While this may not be our sexiest category, this winning anti-dandruff shampoo is an essential if you're battling flakes. Formulated with tar and salicylic acid, it helps balance the scalp and removes any sebum and buildup. And while "it effectively treats scalp concerns, your hair is still shinny and manageable so you do not need to sacrifice the way your hair looks," says stylist Nathaniel Hawkins. But best of all, you do't have to give up your favorite suds, you only need to use T-Gel once a week to prevent flaking.

        Neutrogena | $7
        Best Concealer for Dark Skin 2016

        Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Café

        Best Concealer for Dark Skin 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Café

        The rich tones in this expert cover-up never read ashy.

        Nars | $28
        Best Nail Polish for Medium-Dark Skin 2016

        Butter London in Mum’s the Word

        Best Nail Polish for Medium-Dark Skin 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Butter London in Mum’s the Word

        Equal parts taupe and mauve, this polish looks positively rich.

        Butter London | $18
        Best Eco-Friendly Blush 2016

        Becca Mineral Blush

        Best Eco-Friendly Blush 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Becca Mineral Blush

        Think pink looks a bit “baby doll” on your skin? Makeup artists call this mineral-based powder a foolproof pick for those who want a diffused rosy glow with just a touch of sheen. Use it on its own, or brush it over a cream blush for a more vibrant hue that still comes off as believable.

        Becca | $32
        Best Highlighter 2016

        Becca Skin Perfector Pressed

        Best Highlighter 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Becca Skin Perfector Pressed

        If we got a lottery ticket each time a pro used the phrase “candlelit glow” to describe the effect of this powder, we’d have hit the jackpot long ago. Armed with this strobing compact (which comes in six beaming hues, from pale gold to warm bronze to pinky copper), you can bring light to your face with just a few brushstrokes. Aim for the bridge of your nose, above cheekbones and your Cupid’s bow, and along the brow bones to create flickering highlights, Gita Bass advises. But why stop there? Hit your collarbone and that new off-the-shoulder top will look that much sexier.

        Becca | $38
        Hall of Fame
        Best Nail Polish for Fair Skin 2016

        OPI in Bubble Bath

        Best Nail Polish for Fair Skin 2016
        WINNER 2016

        OPI in Bubble Bath

        The slightly taupe undertones make this neutral less saccharin and more chic.

        OPI | $10
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