For this annual International Beauty Awards, editors from 44 ELLE editions around the world tested every beauty product on Earth to find the best-performing formulas. Here, editors praise the winning picks
Made with a blend of argan and cottonseed oils, L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Nourishing Masque “softens hair without weighing it down.”
L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Nourishing Masque, $35
Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl creates “long, curled, and voluminous lashes without clumping or flaking.” Goodbye, lash extensions!
Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara, $28.50
Supermodel Hair Styler
“Light, never sticky” Kérastase Spray à Porter gives hair “texture and body” without adding weight. “Think Kate Moss in Ibiza or Gisele in Costa Rica.”
Kérastase Spray à Porter, $35
“The fastest way to get Instagram-pretty” is via “a brilliantly bright lip.” ELLE editors love Givenchy Le Rouge, the best blend of balmy hydration and rich pigment.
Givenchy Le Rouge, $36
“Power duo” Lancôme Teint Visionnaire combines foundation and concealer with “amped-up ingredients” such as jasmonic acid and vitamin C that “can help to zap dark spots over time.”
Lancôme Teint Visionnaire, $60
Editors use collagen-building Clarins Body Lift Cellulite Control “all over, not just on dimple-prone zones” for springier skin.
Clarins Body Lift Cellulite Control, $68
“Allergy-tested and fragrance-free,” Clinique A Different Nail Enamel For Sensitive Skins delivers a “strong, almost gel finish” without irritation.
Clinique A Different Nail Enamel For Sensitive Skins, $12.50
Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion Skin Conditioner—which absorbs immediately into wet skin—is so quick and easy to use that editors never have to skimp on hydration, “even during fashion month.”
Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion Skin Conditioner, $3.99
Bumble and bumble Surf Foam Wash Shampoo lends “fine city-girl hair that floaty, lovely, fluffy, surfer-girl feel,” even when there’s no surfboard in sight.
Bumble and bumble Surf Foam Wash Shampoo, $24
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“The skin-care equivalent of a Chanel suit,” the anti-aging triumvirate of Chanel Le Jour de Chanel, La Nuit de Chanel, and Le Weekend de Chanel is “simple, chic, and supereffective.” Each lotion targets the face’s changing needs throughout the week.
Chanel Le Jour de Chanel, $85; chanel.com; La Nuit de Chanel, $85; chanel.com; Le Weekend de Chanel, $115; chanel.com
“A power nap for your face,” Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II gives the look of eight hours of rest, “even if you’ve only gotten four.”
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II, $62;
Not only does La Mer The Face And Body Gradual Tan create “skin the color of a supermodel on a swimsuit shoot,” it’s packed with anti-aging golden algae that also works to “turn back the clock.”
La Mer The Face And Body Gradual Tan, $85;
Five-Star Face Mask
“A holiday pre-party essential,” GlamGlow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment “works miracles in just 10 minutes: Flakes are gone, and skin becomes smooth and radiant.”
GlamGlow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment, $69;
Readers’ Choice: Best Mascara
“With just one coat,” Maybelline Great Lash mascara makes lashes look “darker, longer, and fuller.”
Maybelline Great Lash mascara, $6.19; drugstore.com
Readers’ Choice: Most Flattering Red Lipstick
“Ultrapigmented” M.A.C Ruby Woo suits all skin tones and hair colors. “A true classic!”
M.A.C Ruby Woo, $15;
Readers’ Choice: Favorite BB Cream
“Never chalky” Boscia B.B. Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 27 PA++ provides lightweight coverage and sun protection.
Boscia B.B. Cream Broad Spectrum SPF, $38;
Readers’ Choice: Top Spot Treatment
Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions Targeted Spot Treatment improves the appearance of blemishes “almost overnight.”
Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions Targeted Spot Treatment, $10
Readers’ Choice: Must Have Shampoo
Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk absorbs oil to create the perfect “day-two hair look.”
Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk, $18;