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Best Concealer for Medium-Fair and Medium-Dark Skin 2015

Clé de Peau Beauté in Beige

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Best Concealer for Medium-Fair and Medium-Dark Skin 2015
WINNER 2015, 2009, 2007

Clé de Peau Beauté in Beige

Not too yellow or olive, this cool sand shade blends easily on medium skin.

$70
Best Blush for Medium-Fair Skin 2015

Nars in Orgasm

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Best Blush for Medium-Fair Skin 2015
WINNER 2015, 2007

Nars in Orgasm

The unrivaled twinkly peach takes cheeks on a natural high.

$30
Best Bronzer for Dark Skin 2015

Nars in Casino

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Best Bronzer for Dark Skin 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

Nars in Casino

The mink powder looks sun-kissed (not muddy) along cheekbones, forehead, and chin.

$39
Best Bronzer for Medium-Dark Skin 2015

Nars in Casino

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Best Bronzer for Medium-Dark Skin 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

Nars in Casino

This espresso powder flecked with shimmer creates an alluring radiance on chestnut skin.

$39
Best Bronzer for Fair Skin 2015

Nars in Laguna

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Best Bronzer for Fair Skin 2015
WINNER 2015, 2013

Nars in Laguna

Delivers an I-wore- sunscreen-but-still-got-a-tan glow.

$39
Best Concealer for Fair Skin 2015

Clé de Peau Beauté in Ivory

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Best Concealer for Fair Skin 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

Clé de Peau Beauté in Ivory

It neutralizes ruddiness without leaving a white-ish cast.

$70
Best Overall Inexpensive Makeup Line 2015

Flower Beauty

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Best Overall Inexpensive Makeup Line 2015
WINNER 2015

Flower Beauty

Sometimes affordable makeup comes with a tradeoff: the colors are less cool, the finishes more sheer, and the formulas don’t last past lunch. Drew Barrymore’s collection of blushes, shadows, liners, lipsticks, and foundations adjusted our expectations. Shades range from petal-soft to high-voltage, and finishes are silky, elegant and last forever. Equally impressive: Not a single piece is over $15.

$8 each
Best Primer 2015

Hourglass

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Best Primer 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

Hourglass

Think of this liquid as the best lingerie you’ll ever own. Like silk, it softens contours, allowing any makeup you wear to look better. Plus, says L.A. pro Sabrina Bedrani, “it has a matte texture so you don’t have to use much powder to set."

$52
Best Bronzer for Medium-Fair Skin 2015

Nars in Laguna

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Best Bronzer for Medium-Fair Skin 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

Nars in Laguna

This sable bronzer gives cheeks, forehead, and chin the prettiest golden glow.

$39
Best Foundation Brush 2015

Shiseido

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Best Foundation Brush 2015
WINNER 2015, 2013

Shiseido

More blunt than most brushes, the dense bundle of synthetic bristles (for cream, liquid, and powder foundations) glides through nooks and crannies “without leaving any streaky lines,” says N.Y.C. makeup artist Julie Harris, who has worked with Kate Hudson.

$30
Best BB Cream 2015

Smashbox Camera Ready

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Best BB Cream 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

Smashbox Camera Ready

Alphabet-cream skeptics, listen up: This tinted, peptide-rich lotion will make you a believer. It fades sun spots and broken capillaries, leaving a lit-from-within vibrancy. “It’s essential for the five- minute-makeup person,” says L.A. pro Tasha Reiko Brown.

$39
Best Blush for Dark Skin 2015

Nars in Exhibit A

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Best Blush for Dark Skin 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

Nars in Exhibit A

A fiery coral soars against deep complexions.

$30
Best Blush for Medium-Dark Skin 2015

Nars in Orgasm

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Best Blush for Medium-Dark Skin 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

Nars in Orgasm

Everything cheeks crave (a lived-in believable flush) and none of what they don’t (blotchy streaks).

$30
Best Powder Foundation 2015

Chanel Double Perfection Lumière 

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Best Powder Foundation 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

Chanel Double Perfection Lumière 

This finely milled formula has split personalities: It’s a powder when applied directly from its compact, but dampen a sponge and it turns into a cream. Either way, “it doesn’t settle into pores or fine lines,” says L.A. makeup artist Justin Tyme.

$55
Best Mineral Foundation 2015

MAC Cosmetics Mineralize

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Best Mineral Foundation 2015
WINNER 2015

MAC Cosmetics Mineralize

You’d think a foundation jam-packed with minerals would have a dry, gritty finish. Not this velvety cream, which hydrates with shea butter and emollients and takes only “a few swirls to blur imperfections,” says N.Y.C. makeup artist Anthea King.

$35
Best Powder Blush 2015

Nars

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Best Powder Blush 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

Nars

Stamps of color on the cheeks work only for baby dolls. This intensely pigmented blush becomes part of your skin rather than just chilling out on top of it. “The colors are so versatile,” says Anthea King. “I try shades I normally wouldn’t, and they always look great.”

$30
Best Liquid Foundation 2015

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk

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Best Liquid Foundation 2015
WINNER 2015, 2013, 2009

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk

We crave foundation that does it all, and this weightless version—a winner for 12 years running—fits the bill. “The coverage is buildable, and the finish isn’t too dewy or too matte,” says Quynh. With 24 versatile shades, there’s no settling for anything less than a perfect match.

$62
Best Powder 2015

Laura Mercier

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Best Powder 2015
WINNER 2015, 2008

Laura Mercier

Fact: T-zone shine—that is, an unseemly reflection on your forehead, nose, or chin—happens to the best of us. This barely there powder wards it off in an instant. “It doesn’t leave that telltale powdery finish,” says Bedrani, who uses it on clients like Felicity Jones.

$37
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