Makeup

You voted for your favorite makeup products in March -- and here are your Readers' Choice winners. While your votes were coming in, Total Beauty editors were testing hundreds of new products for the "Rising Star Editors' Pick" awards, which you'll also find below. And now, on to the winners...

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Readers' Choice

Sally Hansen Hard as Nails

I found that it really improved the condition of my nails. It applies easily (no brush issues) and is long lasting.

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OPI Ridge Filler

Makes your nails into a blank, smooth canvas for easy application of nail polish! Dries really quickly and uniformly and makes your nail polish job look that much better (and last twice as long too).

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Londontown Kur Nail Hardener

I am more than impressed by this product. My nails felt stronger after just a few days. The best part was this clear polish made my nails look like I had gotten a manicure.

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Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Set

This base and top coat turn regular polish into a gel-like manicure. It's genius! It doesn't last quite as long as gel, but it's so much better for your nails.

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Maybelline New York Dream Fresh BB

It went on smoothly, it wasn't greasy at all, and it feels great on. I can see that it's evened out my skin tone, and is dewier and overall just much lighter than a full foundation.

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Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm Multi-Benefit Skin Care Makeup

Gives you a dewy, glowing, natural skin finish that actually looks very healthy. I'm so happy that they made medium to dark shade ranges, which most BB Creams don't make.

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Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream SPF 15

This BB cream beats all of the way more expensive ones for me. The coverage is perfect, and it gives me sun protection. For what it does, you cannot beat the price.

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Dr. Lewinn by Kinerase Instant Perfecting BB Cream SPF 15

I'm obsessed with this BB cream. It went on smoothly, evened out my skin tone, gave amazing coverage, and left my skin glowing.

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Nars Blush

I love Nars blushes, the pigmentation is wonderful, they don't oxidize on oily skin and I don't have to retouch thru the day.

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Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

The colors are absolutely gorgeous and they blend like a dream. They're extremely natural looking and they're made from all natural ingredients so it's good for your skin.

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Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush

This super-pigmented blush couldn't be prettier. It's a cream, and it feels amazing on the skin.

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Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush

There are a few magical blushes that look good on everyone, and this is one of them.

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OPI Shatter Nail Lacquer

I think the OPI Shatter top coats are the best thing since sliced bread. When I use this, it gives an awesome shattered effect and it covers any boo boo's I get.

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CND Shellac

Shellac has changed my life! I'm able to get 2 and a half (sometimes 3) weeks out of every manicure. And it stays gorgeously shiny and beautiful until the very last day.

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Olay CC Cream Total Effects 7-in-1 Tone Correcting Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15

This was the first CC (color correcting) cream to hit the market in the US. It's lighter than a BB and it bounces light off the skin so that pores, capillaries, and sun spots are blurred -- amazing!

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Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish Starter Kit

Super easy process. Polish went on smooth and dried quickly and lasted for weeks.

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BareMinerals All-Over Face Color

It's sheer, so you can build up as much color as you want. I especially like the lighter shades for adding color to my face in the winter, when I don't want the full-on bronzed look.

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Too Faced Snow Bunny Bronzer

It is very silky in texture, it blends very well, and the look is very natural, not muddy or dirty. It wears very well, and you don't have to use a lot of product to get a really great look and results. I love it!

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Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Baked Bronzer

Everything about this bronzer makes me happy: the packaging, the smell, and the seriously pretty color.

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Rimmel London Sun Shimmer Shimmering Maxi Bronzer

This bronzer has just enough shimmer/highlighter to make skin look glowy but not sparkly.

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e.l.f. Studio Eyebrow Kit

What a fantastic product. It makes my brows look full and controlled without looking drawn in. And this stuff stays put even on hot, humid days. For $3.00, this product easily outperforms any of the much more expensive brands.

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It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil

This product is easy to use, looks natural and fills in the gaps. Highly recommend it. It also lasts a long time.

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MAC Veluxe Brow Liner

This pencil gives just the right amount of control and color. The small brush helps brush hairs into place and lighten the pencil if needed. It's great for traveling!

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Damone Roberts Tinted Brow Gel

This brow gel is genius. It gives enough color to let you skip using a brow pencil, and it also holds hairs in place without feeling sticky.

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It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Powder Brush

The quality is amazing, incredibly dense hairs, and it has a great weight to it. It gives a perfect application. You really feel you have a professional tool in your hand.

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EcoTools Bamboo Powder Brush

This powder brush has out done all other powder brushes I've used. The bristles are super soft (as always expected from EcoTools) and it brushes powder on like a dream.

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Sonia Kashuk Synthetic Flat Top Kabuki Brush

This brush is amazingly soft and the short bristles make it so easy to control and apply product. It makes the whole process so simple.

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Real Techniques Core Collection

Where to do I start with these brushes? They're soft, they're cheap, the packaging is fantastic, the handles are really comfortable, and they work brilliantly.

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It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye

This is the best concealer ever, hands down! You only use a very small amount per eye so it lasts forever. It covers dark eyes beautifully. It can also be used to cover blemishes and other imperfections.

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bareMinerals SPF 20 Concealer

When it is coverage you are looking for this is the product you can depend on. Use it under your foundation and blend, blend, blend and you will have perfect long lasting coverage.

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Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer

It's rare to find a concealer that works just as well on blemishes as it does on dark circles, but this one totally delivers. Plus it really does last all day without creasing.

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Benefit Fakeup

This works so well to minimize those puffy bags under my eyes in the morning. It feels weightless and goes on so silky smooth. I barely even need to blend.

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Mary Kay Eyeliner

Mary Kay's Eyeliner is a long lasting formula that glides on smoothly with no tugging or pulling. This is a quality eyeliner for an inexpensive price!

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Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

I love how high-pigmented the colors are and how they glide effortlessly. They can be smudged after immediately applying it for effect. Once set, it stays on.

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NARS Eyeliner Stylo

This is an amazing eyeliner if you want staying power and a lot of precision. The color is really saturated, the felt-tip point allows you to get an even line (even in those hard to reach spots, like your inner rim water line), and it stays put all day.

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Merle Norman Pro Pen Eyeliner

This sucker has major staying power -- there's absolutely zero transfer onto upper lids, even for hooded eyes like mine.

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M.A.C. Eye Shadow

Their color selection is splendid. If you cannot find your color at MAC, you probalby won't find anywhere else. I also like the soft and smooth texture. The simple packaging and design are also big plus.

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Clinique All About Shadow Quad

The colors are rich, the powder goes on silkily and doesn't crumble like so many other eyeshadows do. And it lasts a very long time. I like this a lot.

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Maybelline New York Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadow

Fantastic cream shadow. The colors are as bright as powder pigments and it won't budge all day. What's even more amazing is it's drug store cheap!

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Lorac PRO Palette

This palette has every neutral shadow you could ever want, the pigment is really rich, and the design is sleek.

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CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation

This is my new favorite foundation. The color is beautiful and it applies flawlessly and evenly. It's full coverage without the heavy, greasy, oily feel.

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bareMinerals ORIGINAL SPF 15 Foundation

It gives me protection from the sun, beautiful coverage, and with a little practice is easy to apply for a completely natural look.

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Merle Norman Perfecting Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 25

The best foundation I tried this year! Medium coverage, buildable, moist finish that doesn't look oily and it lasts all day.

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Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation

This is the lightest, silkiest foundation I've ever used. It disappears into skin and seems to absorb any excess oil on my face, meaning I never have to use powder when I use this foundation.

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Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm

I love this lip balm. I love the minty scent and how moisturizing it is. It feels so great on super dry, chapped lips.

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EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm

The packaging is super adorable! The formula is creamy and thick on my lips, but I find that it absorbs quickly. This balm is quite moisturizing and I tend to apply it often because its so fun!

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Maybelline New York Color Whisper

Really impressed by this. Great drugstore buy. It's an excellent combo of rich color and hydrating balm.

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Aquaphor Lip Repair

Very moisturizing plus the high SPF makes it great for a day outdoors, and it even gives you a little shine so you won't miss your usual lip gloss.

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Artistry Light Up Lip Gloss

A built-in mirror and clever little light for application anywhere make life so much easier. And when you apply? Your pretty pout will be refreshed and highlighted by a great gloss with a cooling, tingling mint sensation.

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Buxom Full-on Lip Polish

I LOVE the tingly feeling it gives you and it lasts and lasts. I've tried other products, but I keep going back to my BUXOM lip polish.

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bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss

I am in LOVE. I have found 'the one' and I'll never go back to any other lip gloss. This stuff is literally just perfect in every way.

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Bliss Fabulips Glossy Lip Balm

These sheer glosses are pretty -- not goopy -- and have a slight mint flavor, which I love.

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Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter

I have been looking for a great lip tint that is moisturizing but offers subtle color that's buildable, and Revlon got it right. I think this is a great product for lip gloss addicts who want to venture into lipsticks.

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M.A.C. Lipstick

I am in love. Well worth the price, in my opinion. I love the pigmentation and the long lasting formula. Highly recommended, best lipstick ever, hands down!

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Giorgio Armani Rouge D'Armani Sheer Lipstick

One of my favorite beauty products I tried all year! The formulas are sheer (almost jelly-like), but the colors are still really bright and last for hours.

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Deborah Lippmann Sheer Lipstick

Great lipstick, love the color, texture feels more balm-like than a typical lipstick, and it's very hydrating.

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Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara

This is my holy grail mascara. This give my lashes volume and separation like no other. I have had no clumping or flaking issues at all.

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Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara

This is my favorite mascara!! This increases the volume of my lashes, never clumps, doesn't smudge, and is healthy for my lashes!

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Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara

Separates, lengthens, thickens, doesn't clump. Best mascara I've tried in a really long time.

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MAC Haute and Naughty Lash

This is a cult classic in the making. It makes lashes super volumous and dark and doesn't smudge or clump.

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Clinique Fresh Bloom Allover Colour

I would give this 20 stars if I had the option. This has got be one of my most favorite products ever and is definitely on my 'deserted island' list!

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Nars Blush-Bronzer Duo

I adore these duos, and I find that they really complement each other. The blushes are the best in my opinion, hands down, and the bronzers are very subtle and warm.

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Korres Magic Light Contouring Powder Trio

This is the absolute perfect powder combo for fair skin, hands-down. Helps brighten, contour, give a bit of natural-looking color, and the packaging is amazing

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Milani Illuminating Face Powder

This blush, bronzer, and highlighter in one makes skin look glowy and healthy.

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Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips

I'm in love with these!! They go on super easy, last forever, and look great. I have a million different ones and I love them all.

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Kiss Nail Artist 3D Stickers

It's really fun to get a bunch of girls together on a girls-night-in and do your nails with this nail art. It's a great product as well. Good quality.

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Essie Sleek Stick

The designs are adorable and cool! I was impressed how long the stickers lasted as well.

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Ciate Very Colourfoil Manicure

This manicure set looks amazing on! The polish color itself went on easily and was very vibrant.

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Cutex Liquid Nail Polish Remover

My favorite nail polish remover, hands down. I've found that with a lot of harsher nail polish removers, the nails tend to look terrible immediately after, but definitely not this one! Takes off everything gently, even darker colors.

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Sephora Collection Crystal Nail File

It's the best nail file I've ever used and I'm excited that it won't get worn out like the nail files and emery boards I used to use.

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Deborah Lippmann Magnetic Wave Design Nail Lacquer Set

This polish is shockingly easy to use. There's a magent in the cap, and when you hold it over the polish you get a cool, metalic wave effect. My manicure lasts a full week, and it's easy to remove.

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Revlon Nail Art Expressionist

This two-sided polish has a skinny brush on one side that you can use for free-hand painting or a colorful French mani. So cool.

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Cutex Instant Jar Nail Polish Remover

As a nail tech I can honestly say that this product is a life and time saver. I have all my clients to use it before they enter my salon and I finish their manicures quickly.

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Revlon Nail Clip

I love the Revlon Nail Clippers. They last forever, have the extra file (which I use to clean under my nails), and the price is actually extremely reasonable!

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Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish Starter Kit

Super easy process. Polish went on smooth and dried quickly and lasted for weeks.

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Tweezerman Ultra Precision Cuticle Nipper

Who knew cuticle nippers could be pretty? This one is amazing looking, and it gets the job done with precision.

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OPI Nail Lacquer

Whenever I think that all nail polishes are the same, OPI always reminds me that there is a difference. OPI means quality -- rich and long lasting colors in a vibrant variety of shades. The polishes go on smooth and leave a beautiful finish.

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Essie Nail Polish

I love the vibrancy of the color, how beautiful and streakless they are. It really does last a while and doesn't chip that easily.

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Jin Soon Nail Polish

Easily the best formula to come out in years. Simple to apply, lasts forever, beautiful colors.

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Maybelline New York Color Show Nail Lacquer

This polish dried super fast and didn't even require a really steady hand. It's so easy to apply, the colors are deeply pigmented, and it stayed put without chipping.

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bareMinerals SPF 25 Mineral Veil

Whenever I want that extra airbrushing look to blur the lines and imperfections, this does just the trick. Works every time.

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Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Loose Powder

This gives me even coverage, it lasts pretty much all day, its true to my color and most importantly it doesn't make me break out!

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Make Up Forever Pro Finish

This is a great powder. It's got great coverage but doesn't feel heavy and it doesn't look chalky at all. Loved it.

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NYX Cosmetics HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder

It sealed in my foundation, but was so light I could not even feel it on my face. It gave my face a perfect matte finish and glowing skin.

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Kiss Everlasting French

I love these things! They fit my nails without gaps or overlaps and were so easy to apply! These babies aren't going anywhere until I'm ready to take them off and got me out of spending money at the nail salon this week.

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Broadway Nails Real Life

I have been asked so many times 'Who does your nails!?' I would of never thought I could get that response from a *gasp* press on nail!

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Broadway Nails Impress Press-On Manicure

When I applied these I got so many compliments on my mani and no one knew I was wearing press on nails. They were totally shocked. This totally revolutionizes what you think of when you hear "press on nails." Not tacky or thick, completely believible.

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Kiss 2 Looks Nail Dress

These are thicker than a sticker, but thinner that a traditional press on. You can wear them as a full nail, or just the tips -- you can even cut them up for nail art. I love the versatility.

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Mary Kay Eye Primer

I get up pretty early for work and by the time I go to take my makeup off at night it looks just like when I first put it on. I've tried more expensive primers that don't do what this does. This is a must-have for my makeup bag.

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Arbonne Makeup Primer

Not only does Arbonne Primer keep your makeup looking flawless ALL day, it really gives my dry skin a dewy glow.

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La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Daily Anti-Aging Primer with Sunscreen

I never really use a primer and now I put this on everyday. Although it firmly holds blush and foundation in place until your evening face cleansing, it feels incredibly light and silky on your skin. Bonus: the SPF is 50!

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Dermalogica SkinPerfect Primer SPF 30

Feels amazing on skin and gives you just enough coverage to even skin tone and look like you aren't wearing any makeup.

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Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20

Wonderful! Moisture and coverage all in one. Very natural looking. Never heavy. I don't feel like I am wearing any makeup at all.

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Smashbox Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion

This is beyond beautiful. You can mix it with foundation for an all over glow or use it full-strength on cheekbones as a higlighter. The formula is very easy to blend. I absolutely love it.

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Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer - Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Amazing, my new go-to. Evens out my complexion with just a dime sized amount and has a high SPF.

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Suki Tinted Active Moisturizer

I think this gives great moisture and light, skin-evening coverage. If you don't need a full coverage foundation, you're going to love this product.

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