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Every September, our annual Beauty Awards are basically our (early) holiday gift to you. How else are you to make sense of a world oversaturated with product choices?
This year’s installment was rife with holiday gifting inspiration, for the beauty expert and novice alike. And while there are plenty of gift ideas in the full lineup of winners, we’ve simplified things by rounding up some of our absolute faves, below,
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amika, The Antidote Silk-Wrapped Styler, $150, available at amika.
The winner for "Best Hair Straightener" is a gentle yet effective tool that actually makes your hair healthier when you use it.
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Eva, Rock-A-Wave Curl Cream, $7, available at Eva.
This leave-in treatment won "Best Curl Cream" because it defines curls and fights frizz while increasing hair strength and flexibility.
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Bioderma, Sensibio H2O, $11, available at Bioderma.
This micellar water was the winner of "Best Makeup Remover," and it is the perfect soothing remedy to sensitive or irritated skin.
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Rimmel London, Shake It Fresh Mascara, $6, available at Rimmel London.
Rimmel London came through with our "Best Mascara," which is the first mascara you can shake to refresh. This feature keeps the formula from drying out and helps to prevent clumping.
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Leonor Greyl, Baume Bois de Rose, $49, available at Leonor Greyl.
This "Best Hair Balm" winner helps you achieve your wildest hair goals, and doesn't harden when it dries, nor does it leave your hair greasy.
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ColourPop, Yes, Please! Pressed Powder Shadow Palette, $16, available at ColourPop.
ColourPop truly never disappoints—from their product formulas to their killer prices, this brand is definitely where it's at. The warm tones in this "Best Large Eyeshadow Palette" winner will brighten any dreary winter day right up.
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Tweezerman, Holographic Tweezer, $26, available at Sephora.
Using tweezers is a painful yet necessary chore (pain is beauty and beauty is pain, right?), but this shimmery pair makes the dreaded act a little brighter, which is precisely why they won "Best Tweezer."
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Sassy Lips, Make The Moment Lipstick in 'When The Party Gets Going,' $25, available at Sassy Lips.
Don't let that translucent yellow shade fool you—when this lipstick touches your lips, it transforms into a gorgeous pink shade that's just a touch different for everyone. It's best not to ask too many questions about how, exactly, our "Best Color-Changing Lipstick" works, and rather enjoy the way it provides you with a personalized shade that perfectly complements your skin tone.
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