Why waste time browsing the aisles when our beauty editors have done the legwork for you? A thousand of cosmetics have come through our doors—these 23 stand the test of time. Each product—from shampoo to lipstick—has been crowned road-test winner at least once.
Best Eye Cream
Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream
Dermatologists agree: Nothing smooths—and soothes—dry under-eye skin better.
Best Face Wash
Dr Dennis Gross Skincare All-in-One Cleansing Foam
Testers of all skin types say this wash does seemingly everything: It cleans, tones, and softens skin while keeping breakouts at bay.
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation
Eight years of research went into creating this silky, buildable base, which hides every last blemish and dries down to a matte (never flat) finish that lasts all day. In 28 shades.
Best Body Cream
Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Whipped Body Butter
The unassuming yellow tub has become a family favorite among readers, thanks to its rich, fast-absorbing moisturizers, like squalene, that don’t leave skin sticky.
Nars Blush in Orgasm
This peachy pink powder flatters every skin tone. Due to its immense popularity, the shade is now available as a lip gloss and a nail polish—and is a best seller in every form.
Nexxus New York ProMend Restoring Conditioner
You can’t beat the smell (a light floral), feel (a creamy lather), and results (smoother hair) that you get from this two-time road-test winner.
Best Lip Balm
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15
Beloved among staffers and beauty editors, this balm’s silky texture layers well under or over lipstick.
Best Body Lotion
Burt’s Bees Radiance Body Lotion
This all-natural fluid sinks in fast, has light-reflecting mica that camouflages small skin flaws—and costs less than $10. Score!
Yves Saint Laurent Effet Faux Cils Crème D’Eyeliner
Consistently a go-to for makeup pros, this creamy waterproof liner glides onto lids without skipping or smudging and lasts all day.
Best Hair Spray
Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray
And then came argan oil. Infused with the now ubiquitous ingredient, this superlative, delicious-smelling spritz works on every hair type—and imparts glossy shine.