December 29, 2014 12:00 PM

BEAUTY People AWARDS

BEST PRODUCTS OF THE YEAR

Andrea Lavinthal Style & Beauty Director

WHY I [Heart] IT

“It’s so creamy, and I could go on and on about how amazing it smells.”

BEST HAIR SPRAY

Make this mist the last step in your styling routine, and your perfectly-in-place do will stay full, sans stickiness, for hours.

John Frieda Luxurious Volume All-Day Hold Hairspray, $6.50; drugstores

BEST NAIL LACQUER

For a perfect mani without the drama (and cost) of salons and UV lamps, apply two layers of the polish, finish with the top coat, and your tips will look gorge for up to 14 days.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel, $9.99; drugstores

BEST BRIGHTENER

You would need at least three different products to get all the benefits (SPF, even skin tone and overall glowiness) of this multi-tasking CC cream.

Aveeno Positively Radiant CC Cream, $16.99; drugstores

BEST EYE CREAM

This elasticity-boosting serum is meant for your entire eye area (lower forehead, lower eyelid, upper cheekbone and temples) and 100 percent worth the splurge.

Lancôme Absolue Yeux Eye Concentrate, $125; lancome.com

BEST FACE WASH

Later, blackheads! This foaming formula is packed with natural charcoal that deep-cleans your pores and guarantees lots of good skin days.

Bioré Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser, $7.99; drugstores

BEST FRAGRANCE

The only thing prettier than this vintage-inspired perfume bottle (that flower stopper!) is the delicious aroma of white flowers and neroli leaves inside it.

Dolce by Dolce & Gabbana, $70; Saks Fifth Avenue

BEST BODY WASH

Our favorite shower staple now has even more moisturizers, plus a pistachio scent we can’t get enough of.

Dove Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream with Magnolia Body Wash, $6.99; drugstores

BEST LIPSTICK

This gel-based formula is so light it’s easy to forget you have anything on your lips. Yet it’s packed with pigment for bold color that lasts through cocktails (and kisses).

Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick, $8.99; drugstores

Jackie Fields Beauty Writer

Why I [Heart] IT

“Just a few flicks give my barely-there lashes a lengthening boost for a wide-eyed look I love.”

Loni Venti Style & Beauty Editor

WHY I [Heart] IT

“The only dry shampoo that doesn’t look chalky in my dark hair. It refreshes and adds body in seconds.”

BEST MASCARA

Longer, thicker lashes usually mean dealing with clumps and stiffness. This mascara delivers impressive results while keeping fringe remarkably feathery.

CoverGirl Full Lash Bloom by LashBlast Mascara, $8.99; drugstores

BEST ANTIAGING TREATMENT

Face oils are a big skin care trend, and this one tops our list. It’s packed with essential oils like lavender and geranium and leaves skin dewy (not greasy).

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Glow Renewal Facial Oil, $24.99; drugstores

BEST MULTITASKING BODY CREAM

Just like the BB cream you use on your face, this formula blurs imperfections, hydrates and evens out your skin from the neck down.

Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream, $12.99; drugstores

BEST FRIZZ FIGHTER

Our curly-haired tester flipped over this find. Apply a dime-size dab to damp hair pre-blow-dry and flaunt incredibly sleek, weather-proof strands for 12 hours.

Aveda Smooth Infusion Style-Prep Smoother, $24; aveda.com

BEST EYE SHADOW

You’ll be a smoky-eye master thanks to this stellar lineup of shades that can be applied dry for a subtle look or with a damp brush for major impact.

Nars Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow, $29; narscosmetics.com

BEST SPLIT-END FIX

Think of this silky serum as lip balm for your hair. It smooths frayed ends so breakage and damage are less noticeable until your next shampoo.

Kérastase Touche Perfection, $35; kerastase-usa.com

BEST BRONZER

Mix a drop of this slightly shimmery lightweight liquid with your foundation or moisturizer for the most natural sun-kissed glow.

Giorgio Armani Beauty Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzer, $64; giorgio armanibeauty-usa.com

BEST DRY SHAMPOO

This completely undetectable spritz (there’s zero telltale residue) lets you stretch out your blowout an extra day (or three!) and leaves hair smelling like roses.

Herbal Essences Color Me Happy Dry Shampoo, $4.99; drugstores

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