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Best of Beauty 2021

See the Winners of the 2021 Allure Best of Beauty Awards

Our beauty editors tested thousands of products this year, eventually narrowing their list of favorites to 300-plus products spanning 14 categories. Now, meet every winner our team deemed worthy of the iconic red seal.

BEST OF BEAUTY

See the Winners of 2020's Best of Beauty Awards

The full list of every hair, makeup, and skin-care product our editors couldn't get enough of.

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BEST OF BEAUTY 2021

Ilia's Liquid Powder Chromatic Eye Tints Prove Metallics Are Wearable Every Day

And look very, very elegant.

BEST OF BEAUTY 2021

The St. Tropez Glow Kit Made Me Feel Like I'm Actually Good at Applying Self-Tanner

I'll never go back to a non-tinted, non-mousse formula again.

BEST OF BEAUTY 2021

I've Finally Found the Perfect Wave Cream for My Hair Texture

As if by magic, it defines my loose waves without leaving behind any crunch. 

BEST OF BEAUTY 2021

Why This Crease-Proof Eye Shadow Is a Staple in My Makeup Bag 

The 2021 Best of Beauty winner is the secret to my colorful eye makeup for a reason. 

BEST OF BEAUTY 2021

Dr. Jart+'s Cicapair Tiger Grass Mask Is Like a Soothing Blanket for My Face

I didn't even need moisturizer the next morning. 

LASH ENHANCER

Why I Like Using YSL Beauty's Radical Volumizing Mascara When I'm Not Wearing Falsies

It's exactly what I need when I want noticeable lashes in seconds. 

BEST OF BEAUTY 2021

Crest Whitening Emulsions Leave-on Teeth Whitening Is for Anyone Who Hates the Dentist

Here's why it won a Best of Beauty Award.

Ask The Beauty Expert

The 25 Best Beauty Tips Allure Editors Have Ever Gotten

Why you should get your brows done before a Botox appointment and more good advice.  

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The 2020 Allure Readers' Choice Award Winners

These are the skin, hair, makeup, body, and nail products you couldn't get enough of.

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These Are Our 2021 Readers' Choice Award Winners

Discover all 62 beauty products our readers can't live without.

Talking Beauty

Sofia Carson Knows the Power of a Bold, Rep Lip

Makeup builds character, according to the Disney-launched performer. So do blue wigs and cold showers.

IT'S CUSTOM

The 24 Best Personalized Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Person

Few things feel as special as opening a monogrammed gift.

Clean Sweap

An Ode to First Aid Beauty’s Pure Skin Face Cleanser

It has long been my go to for removing makeup and mineral sunscreen without irritating my reactive skin.

Short Stack

Kaja Beauty Bento Bouncy Eye Shadows are Cute as Hell In and Out of the Pan

The little stacks have major color payoff

High Shine

Whish Pink Champagne Lip Balm Soothes My Lips Post Fillers

And it’s got all the shine of a gloss.

Clear Winner

Boscia 0.6% Pro-Retinol Repair + Renew Waterless Advanced Treatment Gave My Complexion A Glow I Didn’t Know Was Possible

Who knew retinol could be this gentle? This one is strong enough to diminish dark spots without disrupting my sensitive skin barrier.

Frizz, begone

This Blow-Dryer Gives Me the Sleek Blowout of My Dreams

Goodbye, rogue flyaways. 

Best of Beauty 2021

The Safest Way to Get Tretinoin Without Making a Derm Appointment 

This 2021 Best of Beauty Award winner brings you the powerful ingredient with just a couple of clicks. 

Package Deal

How to Get a Serious Fall Skin-Care Routine for Just $23

The September Allure Beauty Box is filled with skin-care favorites.

NAILED IT

This TikTok Hack Creates Perfect Cat-Eyes With Press-On Nails

But is it safe? An ophthalmologist weighs in on the latest TikTok eyeliner hack. 

PEEKABOO

Lil' Kim Has the Multicolored Hair of My Teen Emo Dreams

Eighth grade me is so envious.