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The 2013 SHAPE Beauty Awards

Best Primer: Laura Geller Spackle Supercharged Fortified Under Make-Up Primer

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Besides creating a flawless canvas for foundation and extending wear by hours, this lightweight gel features a steel roller applicator that provides the bonus of a cooling mini-massage. ($32; laurageller.com)

Best Foundation: Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Éclat

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The perfecting power of the famous Touche Éclat pen is now in a foundation; its pigments interact with your skin’s own tones to give your whole face a luminous finish. ($55; yslbeautyus.com)

Best BB Cream: Maybelline New York Dream Fresh BB Cream

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Ideal for foundation-phobes, this multi-tasker is oil-free but hydrating, so skin looks even but never too made up. ($9; drugstores)

Best Powder: Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour SPF 15

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Definitely not your grandmother's cakey compact! Ultra-finely milled powders make it supersoft, and light-reflecting pigments impart a youthful radiance. ($58; chanel.com)

Best Concealer: L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Crayon Concealer

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This crayon isn’t for child’s play: You’ll get serious coverage that blends beautifully for hiding both spots and circles. ($9; drugstores)

Best Eye Shadow: Almay Intense i-Color Bold Nudes

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This palette trumps traditional trios with its crease-proof formula and an easy-to-follow format that allows for perfect application. ($7.50; drugstores)

Best Eyeliner: Buxom Hold the Line Waterproof Eyeliner

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Go ahead, shed tears of joy for the stay-put, gel-like formula and sharpenable tip that creates drama and definition without tugging on delicate skin. ($17; sephora.com)

Best Brow Enhancer: Sonia Kashuk Tinted Brow Gel

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Whip unruly arches into shape and add universally-flattering color by brushing the mascara-like applicator through brows. ($5.99; target.com)

Best Mascara: CoverGirl Clump Crusher by LashBlast Mascara

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Tightly packed bristles allow this flexible brush to deliver lush, separated lashes without one glimpse of a glob. ($7; drugstores)

Best Lipstick: Rimmel London Kate Moss Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick

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They say lipstick can be transformative: Well, applying this rich, matte (but still nondrying!) color makes us feel instantly put together and pretty. ($5.50; drugstores)

Best Lip Balm: Nivea Lip Butter

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With shea butter and almond oil to soften, plus four irresistible flavors, this balm scores extremely high on the kissability index. ($4; drugstores)

Best Lip Gloss: Bite Beauty Lush Fruit Lip Gloss

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This is gloss for grown-ups: Packed with anti-aging antioxidants and available in 12 lucious shades, it delivers subtle shine that’s never tacky...in either sense of the word. ($22; sephora.com)

Best Blush: Smashbox Halo Long Wear Blush

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The built-in grinder delivers the perfect amount of color to create a natural-looking flush that lasts all day. ($24; smashbox.com)

Best Highlighter: Orlane Highlighter Care Brush

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This magic wand is packed with hyaluronic acid to soothe, white tea extract to brighten, and soft-focus pigments to add luminosity. ($40; orlane.com)

Best Bronzer: Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood-Boosting Baked in Happiness Bronzer

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Everything about this compact makes us smile, from its violet and citrus scent to the golden glow it imparts. ($14; drugstores)

Best Makeup Remover: Simple Radiance Cleansing Facial Wipes

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These no-rinse towelettes speedily whisk away makeup, leaving soothing and brightening ingredients behind. ($6; drugstores)

Best Body Wash: L’Occitane Bonne Mère Gentle Body Wash

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Oh, honey, we’re in heaven! The sweet-scented, hydrating lather makes shower time divine. ($34; loccitane.com)

Best Body Scrub: La Prairie Cellular Mineral Body Exfoliator

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Once we felt how exquisitely soft and smooth this diamond-and-amethyst-powder-infused body polisher left our skin, we knew it was worth the splurge. ($125; shoplaprairie.com)

Best Body Lotion: Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer

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Your morning routine just got a whole lot quicker. This body lotion sprays on and absorbs fast. ($8; drugstores)

Best Hand Cream: Curél Hand & Cuticle Therapy Cream

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Residue is a resi-don’t! With this ceramide-enriched lotion, hands feel soft and smooth, not greasy. ($5; drugstores)

Best Foot Cream: CeraVe Renewing SA Foot Cream

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Rough, dry, and cracked heels don’t stand a chance against this salicylic acid-based slougher and moisturizer. ($11; physician dispensed)

Best Cellulite Treatment: Clarins Body Lift Cellulite Control

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The French aren’t kidding around when it comes to dimpled skin: This cream contains botanicals (like mint and blue button extract) that tighten tout de suite. ($68; clarins.com)

Best Self-Tanner: Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer

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We have great nose news about this gradual self-tanner: The undesirable smell is gone, but the thrill of totally believable sun-kissed color sure isn’t! ($9; drugstores)

Best Sunscreen for Body: Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen Spray SPF 70

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This spray-on summer sidekick will always have your back, protecting your skin from both UVA and UVB rays whether you're in the surf or on the sand. ($11; drugstores)

Best Cleanser: Garnier The Radiance Renewer Cleansing Gelée

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Our nightly stop at the sink always felt like a chore until this luxe, cushiony gel, powered by hydroxy acids, came along. Now we can’t wait to wash up! ($7; drugstores)

Best Day Cream: Origins Plantscription SPF 25 Anti-Aging Cream

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This lightweight hydrator packs a serious punch: Every jar contains 300,000 raspberry plant stem cells to increase firmness, smooth fine lines, and rev radiance. ($55; origins.com)

Best Night Cream: Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream

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Your skin will look firmer and smoother by morning thanks to a dill extract that enhances hydration and elasticity, as well as a peptide complex that plumps and tones. ($25; drugstores)

Best Serum: Dr. Imber Youth Corridor Boost 2.0

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With its whopping dose of vitamin C, this concentrate makes skin look brighter and tighter almost as fast as you can say Dr. Imber, plastic-surgeon-to-the-stars. ($145; youthcorridor.com)

Best Eye Treatment: Philosophy Miracle Worker Miraculous Anti-Aging Retinoid Eye Repair

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This novel formula reduces the irritation of retinoids around the eye area. Add to that skin-brightening vitamin C and line-relaxing GABA and you've got a true breakthrough. ($65; philosophy.com)

Best Facial Exfoliator: RoC Max Resurfacing Facial Cleanser

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Smooth microspheres in this face buffer get down to the nitty-gritty by ever-so-gently sloughing away dirt, oil, and dead skin cells. ($10; drugstores)

Best Pore Perfecter: Skyn Iceland Pure Pore Minimizer

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This botanical-rich formula immediately mattifies and reduces oil. ($35; skyniceland.com)

Best Peel: Peter Thomas Roth FIRMx Peeling Gel

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Massage this enzyme-based exfoliator into clean skin to remove dead cells that dull your dermis. ($48; peterthomasroth.com)

Best Mask: Murad Resurgence Age-Diffusing Firming Mask

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Unmask plumper, smoother, and tighter skin in just 10 minutes with this creamy cocktail of Brazilian fruit extracts, golden seaweed, and shea butter. ($68; murad.com)

Best Sunscreen for Face: Estée Lauder DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant UV Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50

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Free-radical fighting vitamins C and E in this nongreasy, fast-absorbing formula protect your skin—without causing a landslide of makeup midday. ($39; esteelauder.com)

Best Brightener: Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester Serum

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Looking on the bright side is easy with this vitamin C- and beat-glucan-laden formula. Smooth it all over to tackle everything from dull skin to dark circles. ($98; perriconemd.com)

Best Skin Device: Clarisonic Aria

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It’s the most exciting three-speed we’ve owned since our first big-girl bike! This high-tech tool cleans deeply but gently for your softest skin ever. ($199; clarisonic.com)

Best Lash Conditioner: Elizabeth Arden Prevage Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum

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Bat a thousand: Lashes look fuller and thicker with just one stroke of this peptide-and vitamin-rich serum. It’s a big hit for brows too! ($98; elizabetharden.com)

Best Shaving Cream: Skintimate Skin Therapy Lotionized Skin Moisturizing Shave Gel

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Stubbly, scaly legs can take a hike: Vitamin E, olive butter, and sunflower seed oil protect skin and leave it silky smooth. ($3; drugstores)

Best Razor: Gillette Venus & Olay Sugarberry Razor

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The built-in moisture bars on this five-blader leave legs touchably soft and fill your bathroom with a fruity scent every time you shave. ($10; drugstores)

Best Disposable Razor: Schick Hydro Silk Disposables

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Disposables have come a long way. This razor boasts five curve-sensing blades, water-activated moisturizing serum, and an ergonomic design. Plus, it lasts up to seven uses. ($10 for a 3-pack; drugstores)

Best Depilatory: Bliss Fuzz Off Facial Hair Removal Cream

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Mustaches may be staging a comeback, but that’s just for guys. Make yours a memory in less than three minutes with this pleasant-smelling depilatory. ($24; blissworld.com)

Best Nail Treatment: Essie All in One 3 Way Glaze

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You’ll find everything you need to get all lacquered up—including a base coat, strengthener, and ultra-shiny finisher—in this little blue bottle. ($10; essie.com)

Best Nail Color: OPI Nail Lacquer in Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine!

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There’s nothing drab about this black-olive shade. It’s edgy but elegant on tips and toes. ($9; opi.com for salons)

Best Nail Innovation: Sally Hansen Salon InstaGel Strips Starter Kit

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It’s one small step for a gel mani, one giant leap for mani-kind. The strips make application easier than ever—and, after two weeks of wear, the polish comes off with regular remover. ($30; drugstores)

Best Oral Care: Crest 3D White Arctic Fresh Toothpaste

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Adios, surface stains. This tasty paste uses superfine polishers to whiten teeth without damaging enamel. ($4; drugstores)

Best Antiperspirant-Deodorant: Secret Clinical Strength Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant Stress Response

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When the heat is on, this formula doesn't just keep you dry—microcapsules trap and replace odor with a fresh scent. ($9; drugstores)

Best Women’s Scent: Calvin Klein Eternity Aqua Eau de Parfum Spray

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This bottle was inspired by a pool, and the refreshing fragrance found inside—a blend of cucumber water, apple, and magnolia—will make you want to dive right in. ($74; macys.com)

Best Men’s Scent: Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Noir

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You’ll want to tear that alligator-adorned polo off his back when he’s wearing this cologne, which is laced with lust-worthy notes of verbena, patchouli, and dark chocolate. ($65; bloomingdales.com)

Best Shampoo: Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy Frizz Control Nourishing Shampoo

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When your scalp is out of whack, your strands can suffer. These suds contain a complex of 10 vitamins and nutrients to treat this sensitive skin and combat frizz. ($5; drugstores)

Best Conditioner: Tresemmé Platinum Strength Strengthening Conditioner

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Years of damage repaired in just five uses? We were wowed when this treatment, which helps rebuild your hair's natural protective layer, delivered on its promise. ($5; drugstores)

Best Leave-In Conditioner: Nexxus Hydra-Light Weightless Leave-in Conditioning Foam

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We usually leave out the leave-in for fear of limp locks. Not the case with this mousse-like moisturizer, which uses glycerin to curb frizz and flyaways without flattening. ($15; drugstores)

Best Color Protector: Dove Color Care Shampoo

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Low in stripping sulfates and blended with moisturizing coconut and almond oils, this mild cleanser keeps your dye job looking fresh for up to eight weeks. ($3.50; drugstores)

Best Body Booster: John Frieda Luxurious Volume Fine to Full Blow-Out Spray

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Until now, maintaining volume meant you'd have to spray and pray nobody tried to run their fingers through your hair. But with the patented polymer in this product, your can have big, bouncy, and still totally touchable tresses that last. ($7; drugstores)

Best At-Home Haircolor: Revlon Luxurious ColorSilk Buttercream

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Mango, shea, and coconut butters in this drip-free formula leave hair silky smooth, while a patented UV absorber shields your new hue from fade-inducing rays for up to three weeks. ($6; drugstores)

Best Hot Tool: Remington Wet 2 Straight 1”

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Skip a step without shortchanging your style? Yes, please! This soy-infused ceramic iron takes hair from damp to sleekly done without a blow-dryer. ($25; target.com)

Best Shine Spray: Vidal Sassoon Heat Protect & Shine Spray

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The days of 1,800-watt damage are done. Shake this dual-phase formula and mist locks to protect against heat while imparting a gorgeous, glossy finish. ($4; drugstores)

Best Hairspray: Living Proof Flex Shaping Hairspray

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Developed with technology from MIT, this is the smartest spritz we've ever tried. Use it on wet hair to add structure while you style, or on dry hair for hold that's not helmet-y. ($24; sephora.com)

Best Curl Enhancer: Aveda Be Curly Curl Controller

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Wavy ladies rejoice! This lightweight liquid contains oil from the seeds of the babassu tree to soften spirals, plus wheat protein and aloe to keep them frizz-free. ($21; aveda.com)

Best Hair Oil: Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine

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Talk about a gem! Heavy silicones are replaced with apricot, camelina, and coriander oils to strengthen strands and bolster brilliance from the inside out. ($40; redken.com for salons)

Best Strand Smoother: Clairol Professional Smooth Leave-In Balm

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Fight flyaways and treat split ends with this cream, which offers a major dose of moisture, minus the flattening effects of other balms. ($10; clairolpro.com for stores)

Best Treatment: Fekkai PrX Reparatives 3 Day Transformation

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Hit the rewind button on stressed-out strands with these keratin- and silk protein-packed vials. Mist one from roots to ends post-shower for three consecutive days and say hello to more manageable mornings. ($100; fekkai.com)

Best Dry Shampoo: Aveeno Pure Renewal Dry Shampoo ($8; drugstores)

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The only thing worse than greasy hair is powdery, white roots. This spritz stays undercover while soaking up excess oil. ($8; drugstores)

Best Mousse: Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Silky Moisture Whip

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Forget what you think you know about mousse: This newfangled volumizer pumps up and hydrates tresses without leaving them sticky or stiff. ($7; drugstores)