Every fall, Allure releases their Best of Beauty awards and instantly catapults the winning products to cult status with their red stamp of approval. Over a period of several months, the Allure team distributes thousands of beauty products to expert testing teams around the world and tracks their results. They even take it a step further by consulting shade-swatching panels, contacting cosmetic chemists, estheticians, makeup artists, beauty professionals and more to discover the products they can't live without.
This year, Camera Ready is proud to offer 10 products featured on the list across all categories - from hair and skincare to makeup and beauty tools. We're sure you'll find a few of your own favorites and kit essentials in the lineup.
Keep reading for a list of the game-changing, Allure-approved products you need, right now!
Best Clarifying Mask
Best Facial Self Tanner
Best of ... BASE & SKINCARE
Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask, $36
Kiehl's Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Mask is formulated with Amazonian White Clay sourced from the mouth of the Amazon River. This detoxifying and purifying clay face mask helps draw out impurities, reduce surface oil production and visibly minimizes pores.
St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist, $30
Achieve a natural-looking golden tan that lasts for days, with just one application. This tropically scented formula is infused with 100% natural tanning agents to deliver an ultra-lightweight, vegan clear mist that doesn't need to be rinsed off. Apply regularly under or over make-up.
Best Hot Pink Lipstick
Best Lip Pencil
Best Cream Highlighter
Best Cream Eyeshadow
Best of .... MAKEUP
Revolutionary texture that provides intense color pay off in a single stroke. The Kevyn Aucoin Unforgettable Lipstick in Enigma is a shiny hot pink that meets the needs and wants of every bold lipstick lover.
Slim and trim but never prim! NYX's Slim Lipliner Pencils come in a variety of dashing shades - from Auburn to Orange to traffic-stopping red. This buttery long-wearing lip liner formula goes on easily and resists bleeding. The affordable price makes it easy to fill your kit with numerous shades without breaking your budget.
Bouncy-to-the-touch, these unique, radiance-enhancing highlighters are gossamer-light and melt into skin for a barely-there feel. Ultra-fine, light diffusing particles help skin look lit from within with a soft, luminous, natural-looking glow.
Available in three shades, there is a highlighter that suits every skin tone.
ColorFix is a pro staple that's gaining well-deserved recognition in the beauty lover world thanks to the rich pigmentation and budge-proof formula. Add in the wealth of finishes and colors, and the sky is the limit with these fan favorite shadows.
Best Powder Brush
Best Concealer Brush
Best Makeup Sponge
Best of ... BEAUTY TOOLS
This 100% cruelty-free micro setting brush is the key to completing any look, allowing a perfectly controlled dusting of product. Ideal for setting powders or highlighting powders/creams. Plus, it's a steal at only $8.
Specially designed with Sigma's exclusive Sigmax synthetic filament, this brush applies cream, powder and liquid concealers with a smooth, streak-free finish and doesn't absorb product into the bristles. Created in height, shape and density to meet every shape of the face.
Famous for its precision, the Slant Tweezer is consistently acclaimed as setting the standard for excellence and quality. With perfectly aligned, hand-finished tips that grab the hair every time, these stainless steel tweezers have been the choice of make-up artists, celebrities and beauty professionals for over 30 years.
Access hard-to-reach areas with stunning ease. The suede texture is sensual to the touch and features unique curves that fit the contours of your face, leaving make up dazzling and undetectable. Ideal for applying foundation, powder, BB + CC cream, cream blush, and powder. For best results, wet the sponge before applying makeup. At Camera Ready, we proudly offer a special professional value pack with six BeautyBlenders and a Solid Cleanser.
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About Camera Ready Cosmetics
Camera Ready Cosmetics was founded in 2003 by Makeup Artist Mary Erickson. She dreamed of having a pro makeup showroom where artists could play with professional products without the typical makeup store attitude.
Today, our team of beauty industry veterans work together to curate the best quality products on the market. We partner with brands who respect the industry and formulate products for true working artists. You won’t find CRC in high-end malls, and we don't wear matching brush belts.
If you want to play with products for a few hours and buy nothing, that's okay ... come in and play! Our store is your playground.