Check out the highlights of our PEOPLE and TODAY annual beauty awards in this clip

By Sharon Kanter
Updated June 09, 2017 10:58 AM
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It may be the holiday shopping season, but the next time you head to the drugstore, pick up something for yourself. In this week’s PEOPLE magazine, we team up with the TODAY show to announce the absolute best drugstore beauty products money can buy right now, from the best foundation to the best nail polish to the best mascara — and everything in between. In the clip above, we discuss six of the winners (we tested 490!) and why they soared above expectations to earn one of our coveted awards. Watch the clip to find out what makes these winners special and scroll down for more information on each product and to learn how to nab them for yourself.

BEST EYE SHADOW

Behold: an eye shadow palette in which each of the eight hues inside is a winner. Wear the shades on their own or blend them together for a range of smoky eye effects. (Need inspiration? See four gorgeous ways to use it here!)

Buy It! CoverGirl truNAKED Shadow Palette, $11.49; covergirl.com

BEST GEL-LIKE NAIL POLISH

For a shiny mani that lasts up to 14 days, apply this dynamic duo (nail polish plus a high-shine top coat). No pricey appointment or heat lamp necessary.

Buy It! Essie Gel Couture nail polish (use in conjunction with Gel Couture top coat), $11.50 each; essie.com

BEST BODY OIL

Spray on this nourishing blend of fragrant oils (like coconut and Tahitian monoï) for instantly soft skin and get ready to hear “You smell so good!” over and over.

Buy It! Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Body Oil, $5.49; target.com

BEST FOUNDATION

This is truly your ultimate do-it-all formula. It’s weightless, hides every flaw and is available in a range of 12 shades. Plus, it lasts for hours!

Buy It! L’Oréal Paris Infalliable Pro-Glow, $12.99; walgreens.com

BEST MOISTURIZER

Younger-looking skin in just four weeks sounds too good to be true, but our testers swear they saw gorgeous results after using this face, neck and chest cream for a month.

Buy It! RoC Skincare Multi Correxion 5 in 1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream SPF 30, $27.99; walgreens.com

BEST SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER FOR FINE HAIR

It may take a minute to get used to applying conditioner before shampoo, but our testers say this reverse method truly works for creating tons of lift and body.

Buy It! TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Pre-Wash Conditioner and Shampoo, $4.99 each; target.com

To see all the winners, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now.