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Best of Beauty

April 2023

Bustle Beauty Awards 2023

The best of the best, from skin care and nails to hair, makeup, and more.

The churn of new beauty products launched every year can feel never-ending — but it also means that more brands are stepping it up when it comes to formulations, textures, shade ranges, and technology. Silky serums that deliver glazed donut skin, shampoos that minimize plastic use and leave hair silky-soft, concealers that cover all evidence of a late night in one sweep — when the bar is set this high, you can trust that the winners of Bustle’s 2023 Beauty Awards are truly the best of the best.

Over the course of six months, we reviewed more than 4,193 submissions, tested 544 products, and narrowed it down to just 99 winners in the categories of skin care, hair, makeup, body care, nails, fragrance, and tools. We enlisted the help of 46 BDG staffers, plus six guest judges to test and review everything, before finally selecting our winners. We rated items based on efficacy, ingredients, inclusivity, and packaging — that magical combo that makes a beauty product one you reach for over and over again.

We also added two new categories — Clean and Eco-Conscious, along with Under-$15 — because we believe that brands that employ sustainable practices are the future, and that quality doesn’t have to mean expensive.

We hope you discover a new favorite ahead.

— Team Bustle Beauty

Pore Perfectors

The 21 Best Skin Care Products Of 2023

Your skin can thank us later.

By Bustle Editors
Bare It All

The 10 Best Body Products of 2023

All the pampering and care you need from the neck down.

By Bustle Editors
Strand Stylers

The 17 Best Hair Products Of 2023

Top-notch buys for every texture.

By Bustle Editors
Scentsational

The 8 Best Fragrances Of 2023

These unforgettable scents are exactly what your perfume wardrobe has been missing.

By Bustle Editors
Sustainable Heroes

The 7 Best Clean Products Of 2023

Earth-friendly picks you’ll love.

By Bustle Editors
Tools

The 5 Best Beauty Tools Of 2023

High-tech innovation, right this way.

By Bustle Editors
Beauty Steals

The 7 Best Under-$15 Beauty Products Of 2023

Your wallet — and skin, and hair — will thank you.

By Bustle Editors
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The 19 Best Makeup Products Of 2023

Skin-enhancing tints, lush lipsticks, and all the technicolor cosmetics you’ll want to add to cart ASAP.

By Bustle Editors
Polished Perfection

The 6 Best Nail Products of 2023

Let your hands do the talking.

By Bustle Editors
Judging Committee

Meet The Guest Judges

We asked some of the industry’s top names to help narrow down the year’s best products.

By Bustle Editors

Photographs by Di-Chen Chen

Prop Stylist: Ada Victoria Ochoa Arce

Executive Beauty Director: Faith Xue

Photo Director: Alex Pollack

SVP Creative: Karen Hibbert