Makeup is a girl’s best friend!
Shape magazine searched high and low for the best beauty products on the market.
Hair Care: As women, we take our hair so seriously so we need to be sure that we’re using the right products!
Clairol Nice n’ Easy Non-Permanent, $9, drugstores: This is perfect for all of the commitment phobes out there! It washes away gradually, and is perfect for first-timers who want to blend away the grays.
Aveda Scalp Revitalizer, $60, Aveda.com: Bulk up wimpy roots & help thin hair look lush with a few mists of this daily treatment
Tresemme Ultra Fine Mist Hairspray, $4.50, drugstores: This non-sticky spray is a perfect hold that doesn’t result in “helmet head”
Face Care: Before we apply our makeup, we need to establish a clean and beautiful canvas!
Perricone MC Hypoallergenic Gentle Cleanser, $39, Sephora: Thanks to soothing olive and green tea extracts, this keeps even the most sensitive faces refreshed
Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Skin Tone Correcting Serum, $55, Origins.com: See dark spots run with this supercharged cocktail of licorice root extract, essential oils & antioxidants.
Aveeno Positively Ageless Resurfacing Scrub, $10, drugstores: Don’t forget! Exfoliation is so key!
Makeup: Once a healthy skincare regimen is established, it’s time to apply makeup.
YSL Shocking Felt-Tip Eyeliner Pen, $20, YSLBeauty.com: The extra-fine tip of this easy-to-use, marker-like liner gives you the application precision of a pencil.
Bobbi Brown Brow Kit, $45, BobbiBrownCosmetics.com: You’ll find everything you’ll need to achieve arch perfection! Includes tiny tweezers, a brush and two shades of powder
L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Le Gloss: We all love a great lipgloss, and this can be used over your natural lip-color.
Almay Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover Pads, $8, drugstores: Saturated with aloe, cucumber and green tea, these pads take off everything from long-wearing liner to waterproof mascara in one clean swipe.
OPI Manicure/Pedicure Massage in Chamomile Mint, $8.50, OPI.com: Alligator-like heels, meet your match!
EOS Berry Blossom Hand Lotion, $4, drugstores: This fast-absorbing, subtly scented cream comes in the perfect container to tote around.
Neutrogena WetSkin Sunblock, $10, drugstores: This is perfect because it can be applied on wet skin and won’t rub off or leave a white cast on your skin.
Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Cuticle Eraser + Balm, $8, drugstores: Smooth a layer of this conditioning cream around nail beds to quickly remedy dryness.
For the complete list of Shape magazine’s 9th Annual Beauty Award winners, visit Shape.com.