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Shape's 2014 Beauty Awards

Our Top Picks

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We tested hundreds of products, but only 56 proved to be true beauty superstars. Read on for the standouts that our editors and expert panel deemed worthy of a coveted Shape Beauty Award.

CoverGirl & Olay Face Lift Firming Makeup

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Offering skincare benefits (think hydration and firming), medium coverage, and a luminous finish, this base is truly loaded with antiaging perks. ($15; drugstores)

Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream

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One of our favorite BBs now comes in a blemishbusting version— hooray! Salicylic acid clears your complexion, while the matte coverage minimizes imperfections. ($9; drugstores)

Smashbox 3D Always Sharp Waterproof Eyeliner

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This pencil’s built-in sharpener guarantees a precise line. Did we mention it’s 100 percent budge-proof? ($20;

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balms

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With moisturizing shea, mango, and coconut butters, rich pigment, and a velvety finish, this triple threat easily nabs the title of leading lip crayon. ($9; drugstores)

Dolce & Gabanna Passioneyes Duo Mascara

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Up your batting average! The C-shaped wand mimics the curve of your lashline to create a soft curl. ($32;

Dove Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Wash with NutriumMoisture

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Most gentle cleansers lack in the lather department, but not this super-sudser! Formulated with glycinate, a mild surfactant, it gave us the rich foam we craved, plus supersoft skin. ($6.50; drugstores)

Curel Rough Skin Relief

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Lactic acid dissolves dead cells, smoothing roughness and allowing moisturizers to better penetrate, so skin feels silkier than ever. ($8; drugstores)

St. Tropez Self-Tan Express

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Take home the bronze with this fast-absorbing mousse that deepens in color each hour. Leave it on for 60 minutes for a subtle glow, or for up to three hours for a darker, beach bum tan. ($54;

Clarins Super Restorative Day Cream

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Blend potent ingredients (tetrapeptides and vitamin C) with moisturizing shea butter and hyaluronic acid and you get this youth booster that quickly quenched our parched complexions. ($122;

Skinceuticals Resveratrol B E

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A powerful cocktail of antioxidants, including one percent resveratrol (the highest on the market), helps prevent and repair signs of aging like dark spots and fine lines. Applying pre-bedtime maximizes the effects; the ingredients work best when skin is in its natural. ($145; to find an M.D.)

Olay Regenerist Luminous Dark Circle Correcting Hydraswirl

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The light-reflecting mica in this gel-cream hybrid instantly camouflages dark circles. Plus, you’ll see long-term brightening effects with continued use, thanks to niacinamide (a form of vitamin B that reduces discoloration) and skinfirming peptides. ($25; drugstores)

Philosophy Purity Made Simple Deep-Clean Mask

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No time for the spa? This facial-in-a-tube is packed with exfoliating sea salt and hydrating vitamin E to leave your complexion soft, smooth, and oh-so just 60 seconds! ($25;

L’Oréal Paris Preference Mousse Absolue

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Work this body booster in from root to tip to score long-lasting fullness and bounce sans stickiness. ($5; drugstores)

Clear Scalp & Hair Intense Hydration Treatment Mask

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Here’s the ultimate quencher for dry tresses: A combo of sunflower, almond, and coconut oils, plus moisturizing cactus extract, packs a hydrating punch in a mere three minutes. ($5; drugstores)

Suave Professionals Natural Infusion All Day Body Leave-In Foam

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Work this body booster in from root to tip to score long-lasting fullness and bounce sans stickiness. ($5; drugstores)

Charles Worthing Long Lasting Max Hold Hairspray

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Yes, it’s possible to set and save your ’do without even a trace of crunch. Keep yours in place with this styler that delivers. ($10;

Nicole by OPI Oil to Go

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Housed in a leakproof tube, this cuticle cure is perfect to keep in your purse for midday touchups. Swipe it on when you don’t have time for a mani to give nails an instantly polished look. ($8; CVS)

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in All Chalked Up

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Tired of sheer pink? We are too. Reach for this neutral gray-lavender hue instead. Bonus: The innovative formula offers longlasting color but comes off with regular remover. ($10; drugstores)

Crest Whitestrips Flex

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Flash a brighter smile with these comfortable strips, designed to stretch and mold to your teeth so you don’t have to worry about slippage or uneven coverage. ($64; drugstores)

CK Endless Euphoria

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We love the burst of fruity-floral accords in this flirty blend. Zesty mandarin and bergamot mix with a soft bouquet of cherry blossom, violet, and rose for a fresh and feminine spritz. ($89;

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