As soon as the Allure 'Best of Beauty' Awards are announced, we get excited to see which Camera Ready products made the cut. We're happy to report CRC proudly offers a range of hair care, makeup, skincare, and tools that have earned the coveted red stamp of approval this year! Join us in congratulating the brands that won!

To see a quick list of products that earned their claim to fame and to see which ones have been inducted into the 'Best of Beauty Hall of Fame'! Want to explore an expanded selection of Allure Best of Beauty winners? You may view winners from 2020-2022 here!

Information and image above from Allure

Best of ... SKINCARE & LIPS

COMING SOON: Loving Tan Platinum Ultimate Tanning Mousse, $34.95-$64.96

Craving the deepest, darkest tan possible? Look no further.

Made by tan lovers for the ultimate tan lover, Loving Tan Platinum Mousse is Loving Tan's deepest, darkest shade, specifically designed to give you maximum tanning results.

The professional strength formula provides you with immediate color while developing into a deep, dark, and natural-looking tan. The colour guide technology ensures an easy, streak-free application, every time.

Jason Wu Beauty Good Night Mr. Wu Lip Mask, $15

This ultra-moisturizing lip mask is a favorite for many of us here at Camera Ready Cosmetics! It is formulated with Shea Butter, Jojoba Seed Oil, and Vitamin E to help soothe and moisturize your lips while you sleep.

Best Self Tanner

Best Overnight Lip Mask

Best of ... HAIR

FEKKAI Clean Stylers Straight Balm, $12-26

Introducing a revolutionary, hybrid blowout balm that easily straightens and transforms frizzy and unruly hair into sleek, liquid glass hair, Fekkai's Straight Balm provides 24-hour frizz control and 450° heat protection along with keratin repair and breakage reduction. This balm is part of the Clean Styler Collection; stylers that treat and treatments that style.

Along with PhytoVie® Defense that has been scientifically proven to offer 24-hour frizz control and heat protection at 450°F, this Straight Balm contains Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (a vegan alternative to keratin) that restores, improves hair structure, and reduces breakage. It also includes Phytenso™, a biolipid complex, that serves as a natural alternative to chemical straightening by coating and elongating each strand. It seals lifted cuticles and repairs split ends as well.

Fekkai's Straight Balm is safe for all hair types including keratin and color-treated hair. It is ideal for thick, unruly, and frizzy-prone hair.

Living Proof Full Dry Volume & Texture Spray, $32

According to Allure, this pro-favorite spray won because it "adds a little something-something to hair best described with words like 'bleh,' 'blah,' and 'meh.' A patented molecule increases the space between hair fibers for a lifted effect that lasts all day."

Best Blowout Balm

Best Volumizer

Best of ... TOOLS

Tweezerman Classic Slant Tweezer, $12

If you feel like you're having deja vu, you're not. Tweezerman's Classic Slant Tweezer has been deemed the best tweezer for several years! 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.

BeautyBlender The Original Makeup Sponge, $20

It may come as no surprise that this makeup sponge made the list again this year. In fact, this is the tenth time it's earned the Allure Best of title! 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 makeup 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.


Best Tweezers

Best Makeup Sponge

Best of .... MAKEUP

Stila Stay All Day Dual-Ended Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, $28

It was another great year for Stila as their Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliners took won the title of Allure Best of Beauty 2022 for Liquid Eyeliner. Available in a variety of shades, you'll find this eyeliner pen in a lot of makeup lovers' collections!

Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer+ Hydrating Primer, $16-42

Smooth, blur, hydrate, and protect from environmental aggressors with this lightweight niacinamide infused primer.

This primer creates a breathable lightweight barrier with triple hyaluronic acid + niacinamide for super hydrated skin. The lightweight formula smooths and blurs. Silkscreen complex protects against pollution, blue light, and environmental aggressors, while hydrating skin.

Available in two sizes.

Laura Mercier Translucent Pressed Powder, $39

This high-performance translucent powder sets makeup for up to 12-hour wear without weight or texture. Wears comfortably while helping control shine and blurring the appearance of pores and imperfections. Applies evenly. Blends effortlessly. No photo-flashback and available in two shades.

Ardell Individual Lashes, prices vary per pack

Lashes are a must-have for many makeup artists, but the latest trends rely on individual lashes to create a more customized look for each client! That's why we're not surprised Ardell's Individual Lashes were named Allure's Best of for 2022!

Danessa Myricks Yummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder, $5.99-$36

We're elated to hear Danessa Myricks won another Allure Best of Beauty Award (her Colorfix had won previously) for her innovative Yummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder! This scientifically-based formula reduces texture, boosts coverage, and blurs while it also balances oils throughout the day while maintaining hydration. Powered by Upsalite a Swedish super ingredient that encapsulates and balances sebum and sweat throughout the day.

Best Primer

Best Liquid Eyeliner

Best Pressed Powder

Best Individual Lashes

Best Beauty Breakthrough

Shop the Winners

Are you ready to discover what all the beauty buzz is about?! Click here to view all the products, or simply click one of the product pics above to add to your cart!

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. 

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