September is not only significant for students heading back to school and style bloggers attending Fashion Week; the month also marks the much-anticipated annual Allure Best Of Beauty Awards, when editors of the publication and reader votes demonstrate which products have stolen their hearts — and drained their savings accounts.
Some brands, such as L'Oreal, Maybelline, and Clinique, consistently top the charts with their beloved glosses, scrubs, and moisturizers, while more under-the-radar companies like RMS Beauty sneak in unexpectedly to claim their rightful prize. Whatever your autumnal beauty needs, Allure's roundup of 260 products has your face, body, nails, hair, and lips literally and figuratively covered. Moreover, each award-winning product can be trusted in its efficacy rating thanks to verification of readers and industry experts alike. The publication has allowed for further reader customization by creating a quiz where participants can discover their Allure "Beauty Editor Twin" — and zero in on their ideal product — by answering five simple questions.
Even consumers with reactive skin or who wish to refrain from utilizing harsh chemical ingredient-laden items are in luck; the publication has dedicated two categories to fragile skin and organic products, respectively. From mascara to masks, read on for my favorite picks from the Allure Best Of Beauty Awards 2015 (although I highly recommend you check out the whole thing, too).
1. Tarte Cosmetics Maracuja Creaseless Concealer
Blur away unwanted blemishes and prevent their return with Tarte Cosmetics' miraclous Maracuja Creaseless Concealer.
2. Charlotte Tilbury Iconic Liquid Eyeliner Pencil
Give your gaze the signature, smudgy Charlotte Tilbury treatment with the makeup artist and cosmetics designer's Iconic Liquid Eyeliner Pencil.
3. Gucci Audacious Color-Intense Lipstick
Gucci Audacious Color-Intense Lipstick in Rose Dragée, $39, Gucci
With its glamorous golden bullet and rich, classic nude-pink hue, Gucci's Audacious Color-Intense Lipstick in Rose Dragée is a cosmetic must-have.
4. Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate
Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate, $80, Tom Ford
Season after season, cosmetics enthusiasts and makeup artists alike return to Tom Ford's contouring and strobing Shade & Illuminate power palette for its ability to bestow a glow and razor-sharp cheekbones on just about anyone.
5. Dove Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Wash
Dove Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Wash, $5, Walgreens
If your skin isn't quite up to snuff for autumn, shower it with attention by utilizing Allure-favored Dove Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Wash to achieve a richly hydrated luminosity.
6. RMS Beauty Tinted "Un" Powder
If pressed powder is too prissy for your taste, look instead to RMS Beauty's fantastically natural Tinted "Un" Powder, which whisks away shine without detrimental chemicals.
7. Hermès Le Jardin de Monsieur Li
The beauty equivalent of the LBD, Hermès Le Jardin de Monsieur Li perfume's jasmine and grass-infused scent is an olfactory classic in the best way.
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