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TotalBeauty Awards 2016: Best Makeup

Make some room in your makeup bag ladies, these 2016 cream-of-the-crop makeup winners are definite must-haves
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Best BB / CC Cream
Editors' Pick Winner: Erborian BB Crème
Why: Consider this BB cream your new everyday go-to. The creamy formula feels light, but has enough coverage to conceal any pesky blemishes while giving skin an oh-so-healthy glow.

Honorable Mention: Burt's Bees BB Cream

Readers' Choice Winner: It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream With SPF 50+
Why: This is a full-coverage product but doesn't feel heavy. I have oily skin, and this doesn't make me shiny, and lasts all day. I love how glowy my skin looks after putting this on.

Honorable Mention: Rimmel London BB Cream

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Best Blush
Editors' Pick Winner: CoverGirl TruBlend Blush
Why: This ultra-pigmented blush gives cheeks a luminous, ethereal glow. Be prepared for tons of compliments on how radiant you look when you wear it.

Honorable Mention: Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush

Readers' Choice Winner: Nars Blush
Why: These blushes are very pigmented (a little goes a long way) and blend exceptionably well. The shimmer is so finely milled, it just adds a lovely dimension and catches the light beautifully.

Honorable Mention: Milani Baked Blush

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Best Bronzer
Editors' Pick Winner: Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer
Why: You can use this pearl-infused, coconut-scented bronzer to sculpt your cheekbones, or to give your entire face a natural-looking, just-back-from-St.-Tropez glow.

Honorable Mention: CoverGirl TruBlend Bronzer

Readers' Choice Winner: Too Faced Snow Bunny Luminous Bronzer
Why: This gives a very nice, luminous glow without being too shimmery or too subtle. It's a highlighter, bronzer and blush in one. If you don't need coverage, just brush this all over your face, and it will help even out your complexion.

Honorable Mention: Laura Geller Bronze-n-Brighten

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Best Brows
Editors' Pick Winner: Nudestix Eyebrow Stylus Pencil & Gel
Why: This double-sided tool transforms the wimpiest of brows into a bold look that Cara D. would be proud of. The precise, supercreamy pencil applies like a dream, and the clear gel has amazing hold that keeps brows in place all day.

Honorable Mention: Glossier Boy Brow

Readers' Choice Winner: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
Why: I have tried everything, but nothing looked nearly as natural or as defined as what the Brow Wiz has done for me. My brows have honestly never looked better. Perfect brows that last all day and don't wash off if you sweat or get wet.

Honorable Mention: Benefit Instant Brow Pencil

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Best Concealer
Editors' Pick Winner: Sonia Kashuk Undercover Liquid Concealer
Why: A lightweight concealer that packs major undereye-bag coverage. The creamy formula blends easily into skin and helps you fake a full night's sleep in seconds.

Honorable Mention: Lorac Porefection Concealer

Readers' Choice Winner: It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer
Why: This is an amazing under-eye concealer. A little goes a long way. It spreads easily and does not feel heavy at all. It lasts all day without creasing or settling into any fine lines.

Honorable Mention: BareMinerals Concealer Broad Spectrum SPF 20

Look out ladies, the best makeup of the year is here -- so start making room on your vanity. After testing hundreds -- yes, literally hundreds -- of makeup products, we compiled a list of all the latest and greatest beauty products out there. Since we're beauty over-achievers, we didn't stop there. We turned to our readers to tell us their ride or die makeup products, so we could provide you with the best of the best shopping lists for the next time you make a Sephora run. Ready to see the all-star products? Read on to see all the makeup winners from our 2016 TotalBeauty awards.

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