People Beauty Awards: Best Products of the Year
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.
Buy It! John Frieda “Luxurious Volume All-Day Hold Hairspray” drugstore.com, $6.59
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.
Buy It! Sally Hansen “Miracle Gel” sallyhansen.com, $7.17 and up
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.
Buy It! Aveeno “Positively Radiant CC Cream” aveeno.com, $16.99
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.
Buy It! Lancôme “Absolue Yeux Eye Concentrate,” lancome.com, $125
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.
Buy It! Bioré “Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser,” walmart.com, $4.54
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.
Buy It! Dolce & Gabbana “Dolce,” saksfifthavenue.com, $92
BEST BODY WASH
Our favorite shower staple now has even more moisturizers, plus a pistachio scent we can’t get enough of.
Buy It! Dove “Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream with Magnolia Body Wash,” walgreens.com, $7.49
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).
Buy It! Revlon “Ultra HD Lipstick,” drugstore.com, $8.99
Longer, thicker lashes usually mean dealing with clumps and stiffness. This mascara delivers impressive results while keeping fringe remarkably feathery.
Buy It! CoverGirl “Full Lash Bloom by LashBlast Mascara” covergirl.com, $7.99
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).
Buy It! L’Oréal Paris “Age Perfect Glow Renewal Facial Oil” ulta.com, $24.99
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.
Buy It! Jergens “BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream” target.com, $12.99
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.
Buy It! Aveda “Smooth Infusion Style-Prep Smoother” aveda.com, $24
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.
Buy It! Nars “Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow” narscosmetics.com, $29
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.
Buy It! Kérastase “Touche Perfection” kerastase-usa.com, $35
Mix a drop of this slightly shimmery lightweight liquid with your foundation or moisturizer for the most natural sun-kissed glow.
Buy It! Giorgio Armani Beauty “Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzer,” www.giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com, $64
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.
Buy It! Herbal Essences “Color Me Happy Dry Shampoo,” drugstore.com, $6.99