2016 Shape Beauty Awards: Department Store Products Worth the Splurge

2016 Shape Beauty Awards: Department Store Products Worth the Splurge

Our beauty editors bring you their ultimate list of cult classic skin and makeup staples you'll buy again and again

01 of 09

Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Radiant Touch

Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Radiant Touch
Yves Saint Laurent

The secret to this supreme highlighter is its undetectable fluid: It adds the perfect hint of glow wherever you brush it (cheekbones, brow bones, Cupid's bow), without a trace of thickness or that telltale, hard-to-blend streak. ($42; yslbeautyus.com)

02 of 09

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant
Elizabeth Arden

We've seen makeup artists use this balm to groom brows, add gloss to lids, highlight cheekbones, even make cuticles look groomed. What we've never seen? A makeup artist who doesn't carry this in her kit! ($22; elizabetharden.com)

03 of 09

Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer

Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer
Clé de Peau

Somehow this creamy stick completely covers up dark circles and pimples without leaving a mound of makeup that melts or creases. It's truly second to none. ($70; cledepeaubeaute.com)

04 of 09

Benefit Benetint

Benefit Benetint
Benefit Cosmetics

The rose-tinted liquid is like excitement in a bottle, letting you brush on a realistic flush to lips and cheeks. The stain endures, just like this classic. ($30; benefitcosmetics.com)

05 of 09

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
Clinique

In the time it takes you to read this description, three bottles of Clinique DDML (as insiders call it) will have been sold. The original yellow lotion was updated in 2013 to make it more hydrating and protective than ever. We're sold, too. ($26; clinique.com)

06 of 09

LeonorGreyl Masque Fleurs de Jasmin

LeonorGreyl Masque Fleurs de Jasmin
LeonorGreyl

Why is this in the showers of beauty editors across the globe? Because it makes hair so silky, and dear God does it smell like heaven. ($65; leonorgreyl-usa.com)

07 of 09

Shiseido Eudermine Revitalizing Essence

Shiseido Eudermine Revitalizing Essence
Shiseido

This essence was released in 1897, long before the skin-energizing step was a twinkle in the K-Beauty world's eye. Pat it onto your skin after cleansing but before moisturizing for a huge boost of hydration. ($56; shiseido.com)

08 of 09

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic
SkinCeuticals

Any derm worth her salt puts this antioxidant treatment on her list of must-have antiagers, because it has been scientifically proved to help prevent and reduce the damaging effects (read: dark spots and uneven tone) of free radicals. See also: How to Prevent Dark Spots ($163; skinceuticals.com)

09 of 09

Chanel No5 Eau de Parfum

Chanel No5 Eau de Parfum
Chanel

This jasmine, rose, and patchouli blend is quite possibly the most recognized perfume in the world. One whiff and we can almost guarantee that you'll be hit with a fond memory of someone who adores it. ($132; chanel.com)

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