Announced by The Beauty Expert, Allure, the 2013 Best of Beauty Awards identifies the most effective and innovative products in the market through rigorous testing of tens of thousands of products by Allure editors and consultation with experts. Click here to see the award winning products in Sephora. Click on the names of products to shop at Nordstrom, and enjoy free shipping plus three free samples at check out.
Rouge Dior Nude Lip Blush:A rich and creamy balm with a semi-sheer finish. This lip balm instantly hydrates, plumps, and smooths lips for a naturally elegant finish. Its treatment formula creates an illuminating blush effect for instant radiance.
LANCÔME DÉFINICILS – High Definition Mascara:For lavishly long, perfectly defined lashes, this bestselling Lancôme Définicils mascara provides the ultimate in shaping and separation. Patented brush coats each lash, from base to tip, for superb definition. Ophthalmologist tested. Fragrance-Free. Suitable for contact lens wearers.
Chanel Vitalumière Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup: It is so thin and milky, you’d expect wimpy results. Being wrong never felt (or looked) so right: a streak-free, glow-y veil with no redness or blotchiness to be found.
Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup Compact: It packs all the smarty-pants face-perfecting science that made the liquid makeup, an Allure 2012 Breakthrough, into an awesome spillproof compact.
Bobbi Brown SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free:It offers slightly more coverage than others, but you can still slap it on without a mirror. It’s a win-win.
Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder: It enhances the look of foundation without a trace of color and prolongs makeup wear. The silky powder is infused with Photochromic Technology which diffuses light and adjusts to new sources of light throughout the day. Fine lines, wrinkles and pores optically fade as skin is visibly smoothed.
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in Boy: Not too sugary, not too frosty, this lipstick is a sheer, light pink that restores our faith in the color.
Giorgio Armani Beauty Rouge Ecstasy in Night Viper:Meet the dark lipstick you really can’t mess up. Swipe it over your lips once and it produces a subtle wine stain. If you’re really feeling it, add another layer and you’re in sexy-vamp territory.
Lancôme Color Design Sensational Effects Eye Shadow in Madison Avenue: When black is too basic, the dark bronze of this eye shadow in Madison Avenue makes brown, blue, or green eyes twinkle.
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner: This new waterproof eyeliner formula delivers long-lasting definition with a twist of the wrist: Colour winds up when you need it, winds down when you don’t. A built-in sharpener at the opposite end detaches for quick refreshes.
NARS Satin Lip Pencil: Stays shocking pink all day—and bathes lips in moisture and shine. (When the gleam fades, the color lingers like a stain.)
YVES SAINT LAURENT ROUGE PUR COUTURE Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain – Rebel Nudes:You may think it’s unusual to get excited about a nude lip stain—until you’ve seen this new collection. All ten shades are exceptionally unboring, with high shine and hard-wearing color.
YVES SAINT LAURENT Top Secrets All-In-One BB Cream Skintone Corrector: An all-in-one BB cream that offers five benefits while concealing imperfections and dullness.
Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer(shown here in 10), for acknowledging that not all skin tones glow the same color. The delicate brighteners are now available in 12 shades, from the palest champagne to a deep bronze.
Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara: A revolutionary mascara with a curved brush that offers spectacular volume and curling power.
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Excess Mascara:No globs. No flakes. Just glossy black, fluttery lashes.
FRESH Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream With Super 7 Complex: A daily age-defying moisturizer formulated with Fresh’s proprietary Super 7 Complex, proven to prevent the signs of aging, provide 24 hours of significant moisture, and boost radiance.
CLARINS Beauty Flash Balm: A balm that instantly moisturizes, brightens, and tightens facial contours so skin looks rested and relaxed.
Yves Saint Laurent Forever Light Creator Skintone Corrector Serum: This serum makes skin so flawless, you’d think it contains unicorn tears. But really, it’s Allure Breakthrough Award-winning science that makes skin act younger
Honey by Marc Jacobs: A sunny, delicious floral—energetic and alluring, with a sparkling, golden touch. The perfect mix of brightness and warmth.
Première by GUCCI: If the secret garden had after-hours parties, we imagine they might smell like Gucci Première: pristine white blooms sloshed with ripe bergamot and a suggestion of smoky leather.
Tom Ford ‘Café Rose’ Eau de Parfum:In the hands of Tom Ford, even nature’s most grandmotherly flower becomes an aphrodisiac. Tom Ford Café Rose Eau de Parfum pulls it off with the addition of sultry saffron, robust coffee, and the designer’s own rich take on patchouli.
Hair & Body
Fekkai Perfectly Luscious Advanced Curls Shampoo and Conditioner:With grape seed and panthenol, Fekkai Perfectly Luscious Advanced Curls Shampoo and Conditioner soften kinks and organize messy spirals.
Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Styling Heat Protect Spray: The real genius of Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Styling Heat Protect Spray is that it works on wet or dry hair, so you can use it when restyling on day two (or three or four).
Philip B Nordic Wood Hair & Body Shampoo.It smells like the sexiest mountain man. Well, the sexiest mountain man with a chalet in Gstaad.
BEAUTYBLENDER: A makeup sponge applicator that is the first ergonomically designed non-disposable sponge applicator that allows you to flawlessly apply your makeup. It’s designed to be cleaned with its partner blendercleanser®—making it super eco-friendly.
Shiseido foundation brush: The innovative technology combined with traditional Japanese brush-making techniques create the perfect foundation finish. Perfect for liquid, cream or powder, this brush picks up all types of formulas for a uniform application and impeccable finish.
T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i: A professional duo that features an ion generator-enhanced dryer, which delivers lightning-fast results, plus a ceramic barrel brush.
Chanel Retractable Lip Brush: For the lipstick-obsessed,this brush is worth the effort: Its curved tip creates luscious peaks and evenly spreads saturated color, and it comes with a cap so the truly lipstick-obsessed can toss it in their handbag for touch-ups.