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And the Official 5th Annual TotalBeauty.com Winners Are...

For months, we powdered, dabbed and scrubbed our way through thousands of beauty products -- all to find the best new makeup, face, body and hair products to hit the shelves this past year. While we narrowed down our favorites to name this year's Editors' Picks, we invited you -- our amazing readers and tireless beauty sleuthers -- to vote for your true blue beauty staples for our Readers' Choice award. Now it's (finally!) time to present the best of the best and name the 2014 winner. Here they are below -- our (and soon-to-be your) newest beauty product obsessions.

BB Cream
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Editors' Pick

Pond's Luminous Finish BB+ Cream

The drugstore BB cream wowed editors for its moisturizing and coverage abilities and staying power -- and the fair-skinned among us were pleasantly surprised to find that the lightest shade was just light enough.

Readers' Choice

Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-hour Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen

I love this stuff! Unlike other BB creams, this does not leave you with a slimy face by noon AND it has SPF 30. This has such great coverage for a BB cream I find that I don't need the foundation anymore. I should also mention that the kabuki brush is crucial! It allows for a quick, even application and flawless coverage. Give it a shot, you won't be disappointed!

Editors' Pick Honorable Mention

Amarte Natural Finish BB Cream SPF 36

Amarte's BB is a favorite for its smooth, creamy texture, ample coverage and glow-inducing formula.

Readers' Choice Honorable Mention

Rimmel London BB Cream 9-in-1 Skin Perfecting Super Makeup SPF 25

I've tried so many BB creams and this is my fave! It covers very well and isn't too heavy or greasy. It's a perfect match for my skintone as well as my skin type. I will continue to purchase!

Blush
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Editors' Pick

Chanel Cream Blush

Chanel's richly pigmented blush blends easily and evenly into skin and comes in an array of drop-dead gorgeous colors.

Readers' Choice

Nars Blush

Nars Orgasm is the best blush ever. The color is perfect: a peachy-pink with shimmery sparkles. It looks natural and gives you such a glow, it's unreal! I love that it lasts all day and the color looks good on all different skin tones.

Editors' Pick Honorable Mention

Rimmel London Stay Blushed Liquid Cheek Tint

These superaffordable tints are creamy, easy to blend and weightless on skin. Pop of Pink is a favorite shade among editors.

Readers' Choice Honorable Mention

Benefit Coralista

This is one of the most natural, yet flattering blushes I have ever used. I use the small brush inside the compact for touch-ups if needed, and a larger fluffy brush for a gorgeous, radiant glow to highlight my entire face.

Breakthrough Product
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Editors' Pick

Marc Jacobs Beauty

From the coconut-water-infused Genius Gel Supercharged Foundation to the chip-resistant Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer, Marc Jacobs Beauty products are like the makeup of the future -- and the packaging is so glam.

Readers' Choice

It Cosmetics Tightline Full Lash Length Black Mascara Primer

This product did not fail me!!! I applied it as recommended and I was ecstatic at the results. The more coats you apply, the longer the lashes. I did not even need to apply mascara. If you like the wow factor, give it a try since it's such a reasonable price. You will not be wasting your money.

Editors' Pick Honorable Mention

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Color Correcting Cream

Foundation is a breeze to apply after you smooth on a thin layer of this anti-aging, blotchiness-busting CC cream -- and you can even wear it alone.

Readers' Choice Honorable Mention

Sephora + Pantone Color IQ

Finding the perfect foundation is always such a chore for me, and it becomes an expensive process of trial and error! I like this system because it gives you a wide array of options, so whether you prefer a BB Cream or a powder foundation or something else, you have an option that's the right color for your skin tone. I fell in love with so many of my results!

Bronzer
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Editors' Pick

Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Bronzer

With four shades that can be worn solo or swirled together, this compact is a fabulous value.

Readers' Choice

Nars Bronzing Powder

This bronzer has the perfect amount of shimmer so that my face looks matte but still has that "out in the sun" glow. The powder is a beautiful mocha color that blends with my skin easily. The giant mirror in the compact is awesome for touch-ups on the go. Plus, this pan is going to last me ages!

Editors' Pick Honorable Mention

RMS Beauty Buriti Bronzer

A luminizing, coconut-oil-based cream bronzer that offers buildable color for darker skin and looks natural on fair skin tones, too.

Readers' Choice Honorable Mention

BareMinerals All-Over Face Color

After I apply my foundation and blush, I top it off with a light touch of this product to give me that Florida girl look without damaging my skin by baking in the sun. It didn't take much practice to be able to apply just the right amount. This natural coverage lasts all day long.

Brow Color
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Editors' Pick

Benefit Gimme Brow

With this fiber-filled tinted gel, rocking a power brow has never been so easy.

Readers' Choice

Benefit Brow Zings

I've tried many brow enhancers and this is the best! It is a wax and a powder. It lasts all day and looks so natural. This is my one item I can't live without. If you have no brows like me, this is the one you need.

Editors' Pick Honorable Mention

Kelley Baker Brows Brow Powder

The celebrity brow guru's powder stays in place all day, is easy to apply and has a natural-looking color and consistency.

Readers' Choice Honorable Mention

It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil

Love this all-in-one product with the brush and super-fine fill-in color. There's no smudging and you get all-day wear.

Brush
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Editors' Pick

It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Pointed Precision Complexion Brush

The pointed shape is ideal for applying foundation or BB cream, allowing you to hit tough-to-reach areas like the inner eye, Cupid's bow and around the nostrils.

Readers' Choice

E.L.F. Studio Powder Brush

Great brush! I've recently discovered how great it is for applying foundation. First of all, you get to build the coverage gradually and smoothly. Secondly, despite the thickness of bristles, they don't soak up the foundation, so you don't waste much of it (for real, try it! It's so amazing!). This brush is also easy to wash and dries fast. A must-have! And you can't possibly beat the price!

Editors' Pick Honorable Mention

BECCA The One Perfecting Brush

Great for applying a variety of products, from primer to foundation and powder to blush and bronzer, this brush has densely packed, shed-resistant bristles.

Readers' Choice Honorable Mention

EcoTools Bamboo Powder Brush

For only $8, this powder brush has outdone all other powder brushes I've used. The bristles are super soft (as always expected from EcoTools) and they powder on like a dream. With proper brush maintenance this brush will last for a long time! I don't want to go back to anything else now.

CC Cream
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Editors' Pick

Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream Hydrating Colour Corrector SPF 30

Clinique's hydrating CC makes skin luminous while providing ample coverage that never looks cake-y.

Readers' Choice

Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Dark Spot Correcting

It gets a 10 from me! A tiny bit goes a long way for beautiful natural coverage. There is a good shade variety in these, which is a plus. I like to apply with a stippling brush and dust some mineral powder on top to set. It stays on all day and never gets shiny or oily. I just love it!

Editors' Pick Honorable Mention

Ole Henriksen Perfect Truth CC Eye Crème

This lightweight product smoothes our crepe-y under-eye areas while providing a bit of sheer coverage for dark circles.

Readers' Choice Honorable Mention

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

I LOVE IT!! It took a day or two to see results but wow -- I don't have to use foundation to get the same effect! It's awesome! It makes me look like I'm not wearing anything! How cool is that?! I noticed a huge change in my skin too. It helped my pimples look less noticeable.

Concealer
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Editors' Pick

Marc Jacobs Remedy Concealer Pen

We were ready to ditch our old favorite under-eye concealers after trying this cooling, soothing pen, which brightens and covers shadows but doesn't emphasize fine lines.

Readers' Choice

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye

This is the best concealer ever, hands down! You only need to use a very small amount (about the size of a pinhead) per eye so it lasts forever. It covers dark circles beautifully making them bright and young looking. It can also be used to cover blemishes and other imperfections. Incredible product!!

Editors' Pick Honorable Mention

L'Oréal Paris True Match Superblendable Crayon Concealer

Great for on-the-go touch-ups or to dab on an emerging blemish, this is one of the best drugstore concealers we've ever tried.

Readers' Choice Honorable Mention

Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer

This full coverage concealer is wonderful. Easy to work with, the blendablity is great. The rich pigmentation is also wonderful. A must-try if you're looking for a great concealer.

Eye Shadow
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Editors' Pick

Estee Lauder Pure Color Stay-On Shadow Paint

Rich-looking, trendy hues with dramatic shimmer make this long-wearing shadow great for nighttime.

Readers' Choice

Urban Decay Naked3

I love all the rosy matte and shimmery colors in the palette! It's a nice tweak to the entire Naked line. Love this! Perfect and beautiful!!!

Editors' Pick Honorable Mention

Urban Decay Naked3

The best-selling palette gets another sequel with a beautiful range of matte and shimmery shades. Bonus: You get four samples of Urban Decay's cult eye primer and a surprisingly high-quality brush.

Readers' Choice Honorable Mention

M.A.C. Eye Shadow

These pots go on satiny smooth and are very well pigmented. They are long-lasting on the eye and come in an incredible array of colors.

Eyeliner
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Editors' Pick

Vincent Longo Créme Gel Liner

The search for long-lasting eyeliner is over. Vincent Longo's potted liner goes on smoothly, dries quickly and stays put. Plus, it comes in an array of fun, densely pigmented colors.

Readers' Choice

Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes

This is my favorite eyeliner. It has a lot of staying power and goes on extremely smooth. You can smudge it for about 30-60 seconds after applying to create a great smoky eye. After that, it won't budge for hours. No raccoon eyes with this stuff!

Editors' Pick Honorable Mention

Marc Jacobs Magic Marc'er Precision Pen Eyeliner

The liquid liner pen puts out richly pigmented color and provides even application with its smooth formula and fine tip.

Readers' Choice Honorable Mention

M.A.C. Fluidline

If you need long-wear eyeliner, look no further! I love M.A.C. liners because they are so long-lasting and you aren't going to end the night a smudgy-eyed mess. You get a large color range and these are super smooth and easy to apply. The pots also last a long time so it's worth every penny!

Foundation
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Editors' Pick

Lancôme Teint Visionnaire Skin Correcting Makeup Duo

So genius: a vitamin C-infused foundation that works to minimize fine lines and dark spots with a correcting concealer built into the cap.

Readers' Choice

Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Normal/Dry Skin

This foundation is awesome! It literally lasts ALL DAY! It looks just as good at 6 a.m. as at 6 p.m. It has buildable medium to full coverage and it's very comfortable on my dry skin. I'm mostly impressed with the pigmentation and staying power. I will definitely repurchase this. Totally worth it!

Editors' Pick Honorable Mention

Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Nude Makeup SPF 15

A medium-coverage foundation with a natural-looking finish and a superwide variety of shades.

Readers' Choice Honorable Mention

Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Supercharged Foundation

I would like to start by saying I have tried A LOT of foundations. This one is the only one that stays smooth all day and doesn't turn orange after a few hours. It keeps my skin hydrated very well and the color is perfect. There's a wide range of colors and they are lightly scented. Do this: go to Sephora and get some samples. This will be the last foundation you will ever buy!

Lip Balm
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Editors' Pick

Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm

An affordable gloss/balm that has inspired multiple repurchases by at least one editor.

Readers' Choice

EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm

The EOS balm is organic, so I know it will never irritate my lips. The packaging is super adorable! The formula is creamy and thick on my lips, but I find that it absorbs quickly. The large size makes it easy to apply on both lips with just one swipe. I love this lip balm! It's very moisturizing and smoothing!

Editors' Pick Honorable Mention

EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm

Easy-to-apply, moisturizing and deliciously scented lip balms in unique spherical packaging.

Readers' Choice Honorable Mention

Mary Kay Satin Lips Lip Balm

I have to say this is one of the best lip balms I've ever found. I usually use it in conjunction with the Mary Kay lip mask and it is amazing! It glides on very smoothly and doesn't leave my lips feeling greasy or oily. I also love that my hair doesn't get caught in it on a windy day like it does with some of the other lip balms I've tried. This is definitely a winner for me. 

Lip Gloss
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Editors' Pick

Urban Decay Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss

These subtle, pretty glosses provide just the right amount of luster and color. Laced with avocado oil, shea butter and hyaluronic acid, they are super-conditioning to boot.

Readers' Choice

L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Le Gloss

Oh-so-pretty, grown-up colors that are truly sophisticated. The smooth, lightly creamy texture glides on easily to give off soft, yet pigmented, color. It's comfortably moisturizing for my dry lips and not sticky. I'm really just loving this gloss!

Editors' Pick Honorable Mention

NYX Cosmetics Butter Gloss

This perfectly textured gloss strikes the perfect sticky/shiny balance and requires minimal reapplication. Plus, the shades are pretty and on-trend.

Readers' Choice Honorable Mention

Benefit Ultra Shines Lip Gloss

This lip gloss smells like peach flowers! It feels silky, never sticky or greasy. It just feels so wonderful on my lips. It gives me high shine and is pigmented moderately. This is the only lip gloss I'll ever use (especially since I've stocked up on them).

Lipstick
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Editors' Pick

Maybelline New York Color Sensational Vivids

This long-lasting lipstick is hydrating and comes in beautiful colors that are shockingly, well, vivid.

Readers' Choice

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 those who are lip gloss addicts (like me) that want to venture into lipsticks but want to ease their way into doing so.

Editors' Pick Honorable Mention

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick

Creamy texture and buildable, gorgeous colors are what make Urban Decay's lippie great.

Readers' Choice Honorable Mention

M.A.C. Lipstick

M.A.C. lipsticks are some of the best out there. They come in many shades and finishes, so there's something out there for everyone. They go on really smooth, and the colors look very natural. Since they are very pigmented, they last very long. Definitely one of my faves!

Mascara
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Editors' Pick

Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Baby Doll

This product made believers of our pickiest mascara mavens -- a stay-all-day formula that delivers separated, thick, fluttery lashes.

Readers' Choice

CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara

I've tried all sorts of mascaras. Expensive with cult followings and newbies. This is the mascara I always go back to. Besides the amazing price, it's dark, rich and lengthens, adds volume, curls and lasts forever. It doesn't flake and best of all, it does not clump. The brush has hard bristles that glide through the lashes every time. The best! 

Editors' Pick Honorable Mention

It Cosmetics Tightline Full Lash Length Black Mascara Primer

Don't think you need a lash primer? You will after you try this. Used before mascara, it makes lashes look longer and more defined; on its own, it creates subtly darker fringe.

Readers' Choice Honorable Mention

Lancôme Définicils Waterproof High Definition Mascara

It gives great definition and the waterproof formula keeps it on all day! No more raccoon eyes! The brush lets you build coverage and it works for lower lashes. I would totally recommend this product!

Multi-Tasker
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Editors' Pick

Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Skin Liquid Lighting

The liquid highligher adds radiance to skin without drawing attention to your every wrinkle and blemish.

Readers' Choice

Benefit High Beam

From the second I used this product, I knew we were going to be lifelong friends. This is fabulous. It highlights my brows and browbone to perfection and looks stunning on the inner corners of my eyes. No matter where you place this, you will accent that feature perfectly. 

Editors' Pick Honorable Mention

Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Aqua Foundation Illuminator

This luminizer blends easily and gives the face a lit-from-within glow without appearing glittery.

Readers' Choice Honorable Mention

Clinique Fresh Bloom Allover Colour

This product is great because you can customize it a little bit for your skin or mood. When I'm feeling sweet I aim for a lighter shade and when I'm feeling saucy, I use the darker shades. It's fun to be able to play around with it. Definitely worth the money!

Powder
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Editors' Pick

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder

This finely milled, realistic-looking highlighter blurs imperfections -- and inspired several editors to acquire multiple shades.

Readers' Choice

Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder

This product is my life saver! I use it to set all of my makeup all the time and it works wonders. This powder has never made me break out and it locks my heaviest makeup in place. I adore this and I think every girl should own it. I love this product!

Editors' Pick Honorable Mention

Bobbi Brown Retouching Powder

Available in a half-dozen pretty pastel shades, this loose face powder counteracts skin woes like redness and sallowness and adds subtle radiance.

Readers' Choice Honorable Mention

E.L.F. Studio Translucent Matifying Powder

It's one of the few products that I keep as an essential in my bag. It's great for toning down any crazy sparkly blush you may have applied and helps mattify the skin flawlessly. It's only $3 so it's definitely worth it just to try out for yourself. Great for touch ups!

Primer / Shine Control
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Editors' Pick

Indeed Laboratories Nanoblur

This miracle product corrects wrinkles, enlarged pores and flaws and can be applied under, on top of or mixed in with foundation.

Readers' Choice

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

This is the best primer I have ever used. My shadows stay in place all day with no smearing or rubbing off, and it doesn't sweat off. This is the one and only primer you will ever need!

Editors' Pick Honorable Mention

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Protect Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Laura Mercier's original face primer was fab, and now it's even better with the addition of sunscreen. It goes on like a moisturizer and holds makeup in place.

Readers' Choice Honorable Mention

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light

This primer makes my skin really smooth, soft and matte and helps my foundation go on evenly. Another good thing about it is that it doesn't dry out my skin or exaggerate dry areas.

Tinted Moisturizer
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Editors' Pick

Sonia Kashuk Radiant+ Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15

This workhorse tint packs enough pigment to hide imperfections and the color and texture look natural against skin.

Readers' Choice

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20

I swear by this product and use it every day. It is the best tinted moisturizer I've used in years. My face is as smooth as can be and also has just the right hint of color that I don't even have to use a foundation! Anything that will save me time in the morning is A-OK in my book!! You'll love it!! 

Editors' Pick Honorable Mention

Vita Liberata Rich Face Tinted Self Tan Lotion

This unique multitasker is a paraben-, phthalate- and sulfate-free tinted moisturizer with just a touch of self-tanner.

Readers' Choice Honorable Mention

Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer - Broad Spectrum SPF 30

This tinted moisturizer has amazing coverage and makes you look fresh-faced and natural, yet it also makes your skin completely even and flawless. Great shades and great staying power. Love it.

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