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Shape’s 8th Annual Beauty Awards- Winners Announced!‏

 

Shape magazines panel of beauty experts, a team of SHAPE staffers, and 4,000 readers weighed in on which products stood out this year—and why. Here are just some of the winners, the entire list can be found in the September issue of SHAPE, on stands now.

 

Primer
Murad Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer Matte Finish ($35; murad.com)
Why it won: Besides giving makeup staying power, it’s lightly tinted, allowing you to wear it on its own.

Foundation
L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Magic Smooth Soufflé Makeup ($16; drugstores)
Why it won: The whipped formula has microscopic air bubbles that make it feel weightless on skin while providing just the right amount of coverage.

Tinted Moisturizer
Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 ($25; clinique.com)
Why it won: This stays put for up to 12 hours and has a hydrating dose of aloe.

Powder
Almay Smart Shade Smart Balance Pressed Powder ($14; drugstores)
Why it won: The product intuitively adjusts to your skin’s tone and texture, moisturizing dry spots and mattifying oilier ones.

Concealer
Maybelline New York Fit Me! Concealer ($6; drugstores)
Why it won: This has a creamy consistency and won’t cake or sink into fine lines around the eyes.

Eye Shadow
Revlon CustomEyes Shadow and Liner ($9; drugstores)
Why it won: Our makeup pro loved the texture of this jojoba-packed palette—and our staffers concurred.

Eyeliner
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Gel Eyeliner ($20; esteelauder.com)
Why it won: It lasted through one tester’s teary wedding without a single smudge or streak.

Mascara
Lancôme Définicils Precious Cells High Definition Amplifying Mascara ($29; lancome-usa.com)
Why it won: Conditioning botanicals thicken and fortify lashes over time, so your fringe looks fab even after the makeup comes off.

Gloss
Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Pretty Amazing Lipcolor ($16; sephora.com)
Why it won: These 12 intensely pigmented hues have your lips covered—literally! One swipe is all you need for a perfectly opaque yet shiny pout.

Lip Liner
Guerlain The Lip Liner ($29; guerlain.com)
Why it won: This pencil glides over lips as you outline—plus, the attached sharpener makes it a breeze to keep the tip pointy and ready to use.

Balm
CoverGirl NatureLuxe Gloss Balm SPF 15 ($6; drugstores)
Why it won: Our makeup maven called the lightly pigmented mango- and shea butter–infused formula one of her favorite finds.

Blush
YSL Crème de Blush ($38; yslbeautyus.com)
Why it won: With its featherweight feel, this creamy cheek rouge blends easily and dries to a powder finish.

Bronzer
Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Sun Stones ($15; drugstores)
Why it won: Most bronzers have only one tone, but this incorporates several. The result? A very flattering (not flat!) faux glow.

Makeup Remover
Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover ($10; sephora.com)
Why it won: Even the most stubborn mascaras don’t stand a chance against this nongreasy formula.

Find the rest of the winners in the September issue of shape, on stands now.

Would you wear this OPI Muppets inspired nail polish?

In celebration of The Muppets film starring Amy Adams and Jason Segel opening later this year, OPI collaborated with Disney to create 12 puppet-approved nail polishes! “Not only do the Muppet characters inspire fun, bright and joyful colors, the fashionable Miss Piggy lends her name to three high-shine pink-based hues,” says OPI creative director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. The polishes hit stores in November for $8.50 each, just in time for the film’s November 23rd release.

Would you wear it? (I like the pink, not gonna lie)

Give us your frizzy, damaged and dry!

I recently had the chance to try the New Frizz-Ease Smooth Start Shampoo and Conditioner and its doing wonders for my summer ravaged hair. With the all the damage my hair deals with in the summer heat and sun it was getting to be a tangly dry, frizzy mess. Frizz Ease Smooth Start leaves my hair so smooth I can finger comb it which is pretty darn amazing. You really don’t need much product a little goes a long way, love the tubes so easy to use.

FRIZZ-EASE® SMOOTH START® REPAIRING SHAMPOO

100% flawless, frizz-free hair from start to finish.*
With its Frizz-Mending Complex, shampoo weightlessly replenishes essential oils, the hairs natural defense against frizz. Restoring this proper balance of moisture helps prevent frizz and blocks out humidity.

FRIZZ-EASE® SMOOTH START® REPAIRING CONDITIONER

Smooths and repairs strands by helping to seal split ends and restore hairs natural defense against frizz.
Reinforces distressed tresses and leaves them smooth, soft and highly manageable.
Contains Frizz-Mending Complex + special silk protein.

 

Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent to me for an honest review


Mary Kay Beauty That Counts Initiative‏

 

Did you know that one in four women will be affected by domestic violence at one point in her life? To help stop the unfortunately prevalent cycle of violence, Mary Kay is proving that lipstick can transform lives with the 2011 Beauty That Counts™ initiative. As part of this endeavor, three brand-new Limited-Edition shades of Mary Kay® Beauty That Counts™ Creme Lipstick – named Give Joy, Give Dreams and Give Hope – will make a beautiful difference.

Available from September 16th, 2011 through December 15th, Mary Kay will donate $1 from each sale of Limited-Edition Beauty That Counts™ Mary Kay® Creme Lipsticks to The Mary Kay Foundation in its efforts to end domestic violence. In addition to the stunning color they provide, each Creme Lipstick features special packaging that reads “thank you” in 13 languages.