AND THE OFFICIAL 8TH ANNUAL TOTALBEAUTY AWARD WINNERS ARE...
We put the year's most exciting makeup, hair, face and body launches through the ringer to determine which products were truly worthy of our Editors' Picks seal. And because we trust you, our beauty-obsessed readers, we asked you to place your votes for our Readers' Choice Awards. The result? Our list of 2017 TotalBeauty Award winners – otherwise known as the only products you need on your vanity and in your bathroom this year.
EDITORS' PICKCoverGirl Clean Matte BB Cream
This BB provides flawless matte coverage, and has a creamy texture, which allows for easy, breezy blending into the skin.
READERS' CHOICEIt Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream With SPF 50+
This is a full-coverage product but doesn't feel heavy. I have oily skin, and this doesn't make me shiny, and lasts all day. I love how glowy my skin looks after putting this on.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONSulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Brightening
This cushion provides a flawless, radiant finish. It contains brightening ingredients to lighten dark spots, plus SPF.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONSmashbox Camera Ready CC Cream
This makes my complexion look even and glowing. My skin is superdry, so I apply it over moisturizer, and it blends nicely. Plus, it wears great, doesn't feel heavy and holds up all day.
EDITORS' PICKMarc Jacobs Air Blush Soft Glow Duo
A choose-your-own-adventure type of blush, this product has a sheer highlighting side and a saturated pop-of-color side, so you get exactly the finish you want.
READERS' CHOICENars Blush
The shades of these blushes are pigmented, so they build nicely. They're also long-wearing and provide a nice, subtle shimmery glow.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONMakeup Revolution Blush Palette Blush Goddess
This versatile blush palette lets you create subtle or intense looks. Choose from flattering pink and peach hues in shimmery and matte finishes.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONMilani Baked Blush
The colors are beautiful, wearable and buildable. The shimmer in the blush produces a sheen rather than a full-on shimmer, so it doesn't accentuate my dry skin.
EDITORS' PICKBareMinerals BareSkin Sheer Sun Serum Bronzer
Not only does this liquid bronzer blend seamlessly over skin to impart a just-from-the-beach glow, it also loads you up with good-for-skin ingredients, like vitamin E and jojoba oil.
READERS' CHOICEBenefit Hoola Matte Bronzer
This is my go-to bronzer for natural-looking, sun-kissed skin. It doesn't oxidize or turn orange on the skin, and it doesn't make naturally oily skin look patchy or dirty.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONInika Organic Baked Mineral Bronzer
It goes on evenly and creates a subtle, buildable glow. The texture is silky, and the result is seriously pretty.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONNYX Matte Bronzer
If you're looking for an inexpensive bronzer, then this is it. It's matte, so you can use it to contour your face, and rather than leaving your face orange, it gives you a subtle warm glow.
EDITORS' PICKBenefit Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil
The name "Goof Proof" really does say it all. Whether you're an Instagram brow wizard or a makeup newbie, this pencil is easy to use, always looks natural, and the results last all day.
READERS' CHOICEWet n Wild Ultimate Brow Kit
For the price, this can't be beat. The powders have a great formulation, are well pigmented and can easily be brushed out for a more natural finish.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONLaura Mercier Brow Dimension Fiber Infused Colour Gel
This gel allows you to pump up your brows with tiny fibers in just a couple quick swipes. And it has just a hint of multidimensional color that looks natural on everyone.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONDior Diorshow Brow Styler Ultra-Fine Precision Brow Pencil
This is a must for sparse brows. The product is easy to work with, has a long life span, is great for bald spots and looks natural -- even if you're working a stronger brow.
EDITORS' PICKUrban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid
A wand makes this color corrector incredibly easy to use, and it comes in five shades to counteract everything from redness to sallowness.
READERS' CHOICEMarc Jacobs Cover(t) Stick Color Corrector
The product works particularly well for all-over redness. I apply it liberally to my nose and cheeks after primer and then spread with my fingertips. The formula is sheer and silky, which makes it easy to apply.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONBecca Backlight Targeted Colour Corrector
If your concealer just isn't cutting it, this color corrector will save the day. In fact, it negates dark circles so successfully, you may not need concealer at all.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONAlgenist Reveal Concentrated Color Correcting Drops
I have really rosy cheeks and a naturally red nose, and these drops worked great to cancel out my discoloration. It may be a bit spendy, but it works really well.
EDITORS' PICKKat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme
Lightweight yet mighty, this concealer is extremely long-lasting and crease resistant. "It's the concealer I've been looking for my whole life," said one editor.
READERS' CHOICEIt Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye
I use this concealer without foundation, and it still masks my dark circles, leaving my eyes looking well rested and youthful. Plus, it lasts all day and it doesn't settle into fine lines.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONMally Beauty H3 Concealer
This hydrating concealer never settles into fine lines. Instead, it hovers above the skin like a magical veil of flawlessness.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONEstee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer
I love this concealer because it covers like a thick full-coverage concealer, but is lightweight, natural-looking and lasts all day.
EDITORS' PICKRevlon ColorStay Creme Eye Shadow
Cream shadow lovers rejoice: This formula is wildly silky, lasts all day without creasing, and it even comes with a built-in brush. Plus, you can't beat the price.
READERS' CHOICEUrban Decay Eyeshadow
This eye shadow produces a unique, rich, decadent color, which lasts forever over a good primer. They also offer many shades, and the shadow has a consistency that's second to none.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONButter London Glazen Eye Gloss
Its unusual bouncy gel texture makes this eye gloss superspecial. It has buildable color payoff, and it will look as good at happy hour as it did at brunch.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONM.A.C. Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo
I only need a small amount of shadow to cover my eyes because of the intensity of the color. The silky shadows have a pretty shimmery finish and are a breeze to blend.
EDITORS' PICKLancome Grandiose Liner
This is a liquid eyeliner for people with zero liquid eyeliner skills. The wand and brush are easy to wield, making it simple to draw a wing. And it never smudges or travels.
READERS' CHOICEMaybelline New York EyeStudio Master Precise Liquid Liner
I wore this all day, and it didn't fade or smudge. It's very black, long-lasting and affordable. I've had this for a couple months now, and it hasn't dried out.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONArdency Inn Punker Rock On Waterproof Liquid Liner
A flexible felt tip makes it easy to use this liner to create a range of different looks, from baby flicks to a full-on cat eye. The inky formula glides on easily and stays put.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONLancome Artliner Precision Felt Tip Liquid Liner
I've worn it out at night, slept on it and was still able to wear it the next day without touching up. It goes on smooth and is great for liquid liner newbies.
EDITORS' PICKIsdin Isdinceutics Skin Drops
This diminutive bottle of superpigmented foundation will become every busy woman's best friend. A few drops provide buildable coverage, and you can add it to your SPF or moisturizer in a pinch.
READERS' CHOICERevlon ColorStay Makeup for Normal/Dry Skin
There is no fading, peeling, flaking or smudging with this foundation. The color matches my skin tone perfectly, and the formula looks so natural.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONCharlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation
Silky and seamless, this foundation feels like nothing at all -- yet it provides plenty of coverage and hides pores and imperfections brilliantly.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONCoverGirl Advanced Radiance Age-Defying Liquid Makeup
I still cannot believe how young I look when I wear this. My skin's blotchiness, lines and other imperfections just disappear.
EDITORS' PICKMaybelline New York FaceStudio Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter
One swipe is all you need for this megawatt highlighter. It blends well, stays put and makes you look radiant AF.
READERS' CHOICEBecca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter
The shimmers in here are so finely milled that it looks like I'm glowing from within. This is a very radiant highlighter, but isn't so pigmented that it looks unnatural, either.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONRodial Instaglam Compact Deluxe Highlighting Powder 02
This ultra-fine-milled powder is superpearlescent and gives off a gorgeous, radiant glow. We love the pale shade on brow bones for maximum impact.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONBenefit High Beam Liquid Highlighter
Used alone, it wakes up a tired complexion, and when mixed with your regular foundation, it gives a glow that can't be beat. Just one word of warning: A little goes a long way.
EDITORS' PICKSol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Cupuacu Lip Butter Doce de Leite
This caramel-scented lip balm smells so good, we're tempted to eat it for dessert. The formula effectively hydrates even the driest lips, and the large size gives you maximum coverage in seconds.
READERS' CHOICEPalmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Dark Chocolate & Cherry Lip Butter
Besides the wonderful smell, I love that this balm uses pure cocoa butter and vitamin E, as it really provides the rich moisture you need to soothe dry and chapped lips.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONCarmex Daily Care Lip Balm
Our new favorite balm for beach trips and summer days. It's water resistant with SPF, yet it doesn't feel heavy or taste like sunscreen.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONBeessential Orange & Ginger Lip Balm
I love the scent of this all-natural lip balm. It goes on smoothly, the hydrating qualities last for a very long time, and it makes my lips supersoft.
EDITORS' PICKBurt's Bees Tinted Lip Oil
This oil goes on slick but not sticky, and it provides a sheer wash of color in the prettiest shades. It's one of those products you'll keep pulling out of your bag even though you have a dozen lippies to choose from.
READERS' CHOICENYX Butter Gloss
This gives your lips a nice, dewy look, and the colors are amazing. The gloss smells and tastes like frosting -- I wish I could eat it!
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONNeutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine
You won't believe how long this gloss lasts -- we're talking hours and hours. Plus, it offers plenty of color and tons of hydration.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONDior Addict Ultra-Gloss
It's spendy, but this lip gloss lasts way longer than any others I've tried, and it's not sticky at all. Plus, it's so moisturizing that I stopped using Chapstick after purchasing this.
EDITORS' PICKWet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick
If you want to get into the matte lip game for less than the price of a latte, this lipstick will be your jam. The applicator makes it easy to use, and it really lasts -- without being impossible to remove.
READERS' CHOICEM.A.C. Lipstick
The color payoff is always amazing, and they have various finishes for their lipsticks ranging from matte to creamy. You can even mix shades together to create your own custom color.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONMake Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick
Limitless color choices, matte and satin finish options and massive color payoff make this lipstick impressively versatile -- there's something for everyone.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONMaybelline New York Color Sensational Vivids Lipcolor
The color glides on smoothly and is supercomfortable. It doesn't even feel like I'm wearing lipstick. And the colors are absolutely beautiful.
EDITORS' PICKArtis Palm Brush
This chubby brush fits in the palm of your hand and can buff any makeup look into poreless, filtered perfection. Streaky foundation and obvious contour lines are no more.
READERS' CHOICEReal Techniques Powder Brush
I love the soft and dense bristles of this makeup brush. It allows you to use less product, while giving maximum results. They're priced just right for a professional tool.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONSigma Detail Brush Set
This set is a makeup fiend's dream come true. It has everything you need for ultra-precise work, from expertly lined lips to a crisp cut crease. If you can't splurge for the whole set, you'll still want to snap up the handy Bent Liner Brush.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONE.L.F. Powder Brush
Finishing powders, mineral veils and loose shimmers go on and blend out easily with this supersoft, great-looking brush. I can't recommend this fast enough to all my makeup-junkie friends.
EDITORS' PICKCiate London WonderWand Mascara
Every editor's favorite new mascara. The formula is inky and builds volume better than anything else. Plus, it provides length and lift but never flakes or smudges.
READERS' CHOICEL'Oreal Paris Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara
This mascara coats every lash evenly, while giving my lashes a nice curl. It is completely clump-free and beautifully accentuates the eyes.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONIt Cosmetics Superhero Mascara
If you want serious drama, this mascara is for you. It's easily layered for a falsies effect, and it makes lashes appear impossibly long.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONDior Diorshow
It makes your lashes superlong and at least two times as thick. Everyone will ask if you're wearing false lashes.
EDITORS' PICKToo Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Collection
From soft brown to peach, every color in this palette is wearable, so you'll use -- and love -- each one equally. And the textures can't be beat: silky and pigmented.
READERS' CHOICEUrban Decay Naked Basics Eye Shadow Palette
I love that I can go for a very beautiful daytime look or for more of a smoky eye. The colors are pigmented, superblendable and creamy. Paired with a primer, the shadow lasted me a full 24 hours.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONKat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette
Four holographic shades let you amp up your go-to makeup look or recreate that unicorn-level shimmer you spotted on YouTube.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONKat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette
It's great for everyday contouring and brightening or for bringing the drama. The shadows are buttery, smooth, superpigmented and last all day.
EDITORS' PICKBecca Soft Light Blurring Powder
This setting powder locks makeup in place and blurs imperfections; however, it doesn't look flat or too matte. In fact, the effect is almost dewy, which is exactly what we all want right now.
READERS' CHOICELaura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
This powder really sets my makeup on my oily skin and extends the wear of my makeup for hours. It looks really polished when I put it on, without being overly powdery or heavy.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONLaura Mercier CandleGlow Sheer Perfecting Powder
It's called Candleglow for a reason: Skin appears flawless and lit-from-within, and it will look like you spent twice as much time applying your makeup than you actually did.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONBareMinerals Mineral Veil Finishing Powder Broad Spectrum SPF 25
It absorbs excess oil while illuminating your face in a sort of diffused glow. It's excellent for diffusing and softening your makeup and creates a luminous, yet matte finish.
EDITORS' PICKEstee Edit Pore Vanishing Stick
A few dabs of this stick throughout the day will keep the powder away. It magically mattifies and smooths skin on contact.
READERS' CHOICEArbonne Makeup Primer
This primer hides flaws and makes your skin look so young. It conceals all fine lines and wrinkles, giving your makeup that airbrush finish.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONLorac Light Source Illuminating 3-in-1 Primer
This luminous primer can be used three different ways. As a primer, it makes foundation glow. Alone, it provides sheer coverage. Dabbed over makeup, it acts as a highlighter.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONBenefit The Porefessional Face Primer
This incredible primer has a slight nude color, glides on smoothly, evens out skin tone and hides pores and other imperfections. I could not believe how beautiful my makeup looked after using this.