Amy McGory: For Preventions annual beauty awards, we put products through rigorous testing to find the science back winners in best makeup category.
These winners prove they can improve the look and feel of your eyelids, lips, cheeks and face while enhancing your natural beauty to keep you looking great at any age.
Prevention's winner for best primer is Sonia Kashuk's perfecting brightening primer. This light weight cream preps your skin for powder and foundation to glide on evenly. Its secret weapon is nylon 12 which absorbs skin's natural oils like tiny sponges on your cheeks, so make up looks better, longer. For a smooth finished result, apply the primer in a dabbing motion to work in to your pores.
Our award for best eyeliner is Dr. Hauschka's Black Eyeliner. The synthetics free eye pencil has built-in stain power that glides on smoothly and stays put for hours. Shape butter spreads color evenly and sticks to skin to hold it in place longer. The extra long pencil also makes for easy application and the color looks sharp without being harsh against skin.
Our winner in the best blush category is Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Radiance Blush. We are all looking for blush that makes us look naturally radiant for hours on end. This mineral based formula doesn't contain or absorb water which means it stands up to sweat. The pigment blends effortlessly, so it enhances your check bones without looking clownish. For fuller looking cheeks apply to the apples in the circular motion.
Our winner for best lipstick is Bareminerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick. What distinguished this lipstick form the pack is its additional emollients that help the skin retain water and give it a silky feel when you apply it. It goes on like a light lip balm it deposits staple color that's far richer than expected. Plus it has a pleasantly fait cent that's natural, thanks to a hint of peppermint oil.
And those are just a few of our favorite award winning products to help boost your natural beauty.