2017 Editor’s Choice Awards

I’m pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Editor’s Choice Awards! These are my absolute, all-time favorites across various categories, with each category having two winners: a high-end and a budget-friendly. If you’ve ever wondered what the best products in beauty are, based on my experience, this is that list. They’re tried-and-true, and many winners are multi-year winners, which means their quality and performance have withstood the test of time.

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Best of the Year

2016 Best High-End Brand of the Year

Previous Best High-End Brand of the Year Winners

2016 Best Budget Brand of the Year

2016 Best High-End New Product

2016 Best Budget New Product

Colour Pop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Previous Best Budget New Product Winners

2016 Best High-End Niche Brand

2016 Best Budget Niche Brand

2016 Most Underrated High-End Brand

And the Winner Is...

Clarins

Previous Most Underrated High-End Brand Winners

2016 Most Underrated Budget Brand

2016 Most Innovative High-End Brand

Previous Most Innovative High-End Brand Winners

2016 Most Innovative Budget Brand

2016 Most Surprisingly Amazing High-End Product

Previous Most Surprisingly Amazing High-End Product Winners

2016 Most Surprisingly Amazing Budget Product

Previous Most Surprisingly Amazing Budget Product Winners

2016 Best Spring Collection

2016 Best Summer Collection

2016 Best Fall Collection

2016 Best Holiday Collection

2016 Best High-End Eyeshadow Palette

2016 Best Budget Eyeshadow Palette

Colour Pop Studio 1400

Previous Best Budget Eyeshadow Palette Winners

Best Eye Products

2016 Best High-End Eyeshadow Base

2016 Best Budget Eyeshadow Base

Previous Best Budget Eyeshadow Base Winners

2016 Best High-End Cream Eyeshadow

2016 Best Budget Cream Eyeshadow

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow

Previous Best Budget Cream Eyeshadow Winners

2016 Best High-End Loose Eyeshadow

2016 Best Budget Loose Eyeshadow

And the Winner Is...

Eyeshadow

Fyrinnae

Previous Best Budget Loose Eyeshadow Winners

2016 Best High-End Powder Eyeshadow

2016 Best Budget Powder Eyeshadow

Previous Best Budget Powder Eyeshadow Winners

2016 Best High-End Eyeshadow Pencil

2016 Best Budget Eyeshadow Pencil

2016 Best High-End Glitter Eyeshadow

2016 Best Budget Glitter Eyeshadow

2016 Best High-End Liquid Eyeliner

2016 Best Budget Liquid Eyeliner

2016 Best High-End Pencil Eyeliner

2016 Best Budget Pencil Eyeliner

2016 Best High-End Gel Eyeliner

2016 Best Budget Gel Eyeliner

Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour

Previous Best Budget Gel Eyeliner Winners

2016 Best High-End Dramatic Mascara

2016 Best Budget Dramatic Mascara

2016 Best High-End Natural Mascara

2016 Best Budget Natural Mascara

2016 Best High-End Lengthening Mascara

2016 Best Budget Lengthening Mascara

Previous Best Budget Lengthening Mascara Winners

2016 Best High-End Mascara

2016 Best Budget Mascara

2016 Best High-End False Eyelashes

2016 Best Budget False Eyelashes

Best Face Products

2016 Best High-End Face Primer

2016 Best Budget Face Primer

2016 Best High-End Concealer

2016 Best Budget Concealer

2016 Best High-End Cream Foundation

2016 Best Budget Cream Foundation

2016 Best High-End Liquid Foundation

2016 Best Budget Liquid Foundation

2016 Best High-End Powder Foundation

2016 Best Budget Powder Foundation

2016 Best High-End Tinted Moisturizer

2016 Best Budget Tinted Moisturizer

2016 Best High-End Setting Powder

2016 Best Budget Setting Powder

2016 Best High-End Bronzer

2016 Best Budget Bronzer

2016 Best High-End Cream Blush

2016 Best Budget Cream Blush

Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek

Previous Best Budget Cream Blush Winners

2016 Best High-End Powder Blush

2016 Best Budget Powder Blush

Previous Best Budget Powder Blush Winners

2016 Best High-End Contouring Powder

2016 Best Budget Contouring Powder

Previous Best Budget Contouring Powder Winners

2014

Taupe

NYX

2013

Taupe

NYX

2016 Best High-End Highlighter

2016 Best Budget Highlighter

Previous Best Budget Highlighter Winners

2016 Best High-End Finishing Powder

2016 Best Budget Finishing Powder

2016 Best High-End Makeup Removing Wipes

2016 Best Budget Makeup Removing Wipes

2016 Best High-End Makeup Remover

2016 Best Budget Makeup Remover

Best Lip Products

2016 Best High-End Lip Balm

2016 Best Budget Lip Balm

And the Winner Is...

Lip Repair

Aquaphor

Previous Best Budget Lip Balm Winners

2016 Best High-End Tinted Lip Balm

2016 Best Budget Tinted Lip Balm

Previous Best Budget Tinted Lip Balm Winners

2016 Best High-End Lip Scrub/Treatment

2016 Best Budget Lip Scrub/Treatment

And the Winner Is...

Lemon

Aubrey Elizabeth Apothecary

Previous Best Budget Lip Scrub/Treatment Winners

2016 Best High-End Lipstick

2016 Best Budget Lipstick

2016 Best High-End Long-Wearing Lipstick

2016 Best Budget Long-Wearing Lipstick

2016 Best High-End Liquid Lipstick

2016 Best Budget Liquid Lipstick

2016 Best High-End Lipgloss

2016 Best Budget Lipgloss

2016 Best High-End Lip Liner

2016 Best Budget Lip Liner

Best Nail Products

2016 Best High-End Nail Lacquer

2016 Best Budget Nail Lacquer

Previous Best Budget Nail Lacquer Winners

2016 Best High-End Quick Drying Coat

2016 Best Budget Quick Drying Coat

Previous Best Budget Quick Drying Coat Winners

2016 Best High-End Top Coat

2016 Best Budget Top Coat

2016 Best High-End Base Coat

2016 Best Budget Base Coat

Previous Best Budget Base Coat Winners

2016 Best High-End Cuticle Treatment

2016 Best Budget Cuticle Treatment

Best Skincare Products

2016 Best High-End Facial Cleanser

2016 Best Budget Facial Cleanser

2016 Best High-End Gel Cleanser

2016 Best Budget Gel Cleanser

2016 Best High-End Foaming Facial Cleanser

Previous Best High-End Foaming Facial Cleanser Winners

2016 Best Budget Foaming Facial Cleanser

Previous Best Budget Foaming Facial Cleanser Winners

2016 Best High-End Daily Facial Exfoliator

2016 Best Budget Daily Facial Exfoliator

2016 Best High-End Facial Exfoliator

2016 Best Budget Facial Exfoliator

2016 Best High-End Facial Mask

2016 Best Budget Facial Mask

And the Winner Is...

Fresh Face Mask

LUSH

Previous Best Budget Facial Mask Winners

2016 Best High-End Daytime Moisturizer

2016 Best Budget Daytime Moisturizer

2016 Best High-End Evening Moisturizer

2016 Best Budget Evening Moisturizer

2016 Best High-End Cleansing Oil

2016 Best High-End Body Wash

2016 Best Budget Body Wash

2016 Best High-End Body Moisturizer

2016 Best Budget Body Moisturizer

2016 Best High-End Body Scrub

2016 Best Budget Body Scrub

2016 Best High-End Sunscreen

2016 Best Budget Sunscreen

2016 Best High-End Hand Cream

2016 Best Budget Hand Cream

Best Tools

2016 Best High-End Eyelash Curler

2016 Best Budget Eyelash Curler

And the Winner Is...

Eyelash Curler

NYC Cosmetics

Previous Best Budget Eyelash Curler Winners

2016 Best High-End Makeup Brushes

And the Winner Is...

Hakuhodo

Previous Best High-End Makeup Brushes Winners

2016 Best Budget Makeup Brushes

And the Winner Is...

Sonia Kashuk

Previous Best Budget Makeup Brushes Winners

2016 Best Tweezers