In addition to offering 10 of the Allure Best of Beauty 2020 Winners, we're proud to announce a wide array of beauty tools and products that have been awarded the coveted "Best of" title from other Beauty and Lifestyle powerhouses like Glamour, Who What Wear, Byrdie, Better Homes & Gardens, and many more.
Click here to shop the Best of Beauty 2020, or continue reading to find out if your kit essentials made the list.
Best Shampoo for Colored Hair
Best Natural Hand Sanitizer
Best 🌿 Product to Try
Best for Curly Hair
Best Heat Protectant
Best Beauty Lab Rose Spray
Best Professional Scalp Treatment
Best of ... SKINCARE & HAIRCARE
Kicking off our list is a Glamour Best of Beauty Reader's Choice for haircare, the Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast. This popular spray creates volume and texture that’s almost as light as air and gives big, lasting results on dry hair. It's powered by the Volumizing and Texturizing Molecule (ETAS) which is lighter and bigger than industry standard ingredients, so it delivers big volume and texture to your hair without weighing it down.
Entertainment Tonight's beauty team said it best - the name says it all. They deemed this luxury shampoo the best shampoo for colored hair. This ultra-gentle cleanser extends the bright, happy life of your dye with high-tech ingredients that target damaged areas for intense moisture treatment and protect your hue from the elements.
No sink? No soap? No problem. While you're on the go, this plant-based blend purifies without drying out your hands. Spray onto the palms of your hands, and rub together until purifier is absorbed. It may also be used to cleanse surfaces, such as desks, door handles, and kitchen counters. This hand sanitizer caught the eye of the beauty team at Refinery 29 and was included in their best clean hand sanitizer category for 2020.
FITISH Beauty has caught the attention of Brit + Co for serving an innovative product in a growing beauty category. 'Tone Down' facial mist works to calm, soothe and even skin tone after a workout or day in the sun. Infused with organic Aloe, peppermint, coffee and for a refreshing pick-me-up.
Oribe's Styling Butter Curl Enhancing Crème deeply nourishing crème instantly melts into hair and defines coily curls and has been named earned Who What Wear's coveted title of being one of the best products for curly hair. A blend of shea butter and avocado oil hydrates hair to protect from breakage and control frizz. Strength, softness, and hold are at your fingertips.
Living Proof Restore Instant Protection, $27
A weightless spray featuring Living Proof’s patented Healthy Hair Molecule (OFPMA), adds shine and polish while protecting against static and heat & UV damage. It's so lightweight that it can be layered and combined with other styling products. The team at Self Magazine included this popular protectant in a round up of the best heat protectants, according to professionals.
If any beauty team is dedicated to finding luxurious products that deliver for those on the go, it's Better Homes & Gardens. They included Milk + Honey's Hydrating Rose Mist in their Best Rose Water Sprays to Calm and Refresh list! This lightly rose-infused facial mist is enhanced with organic aloe vera leaf juice, rose extracts, and powerful antioxidants. It balances the skin’s pH while boosting hydration and calming the appearance of red, irritated skin.
This powerful scrub gently polishes scalp with exfoliating beads to remove oil, dirt and product buildup while a blend of alpha hydroxy acids and fruit extracts cleanses pores and nourishes hair. Scalp is left primed and deeply purified.
Best Sheer Foundation for Mature Skin
Best Hydrating Foundation for Mature Skin
Best Liquid Highlighter
Best Liquid Highlighter
Best Setting Powder
Best Highlighting Powder
Best of .... MAKEUP
According to New York Mag, Fiona Stiles steers clear of foundations with too much pigment: “They just sink into lines and accentuate pore size, making the skin look even more mature.” Her favorite feather-light option is Make Up for Ever’s Water Blend because “it’s thin but still has just the right amount of coverage.”
Known for its skincare benefits and flawless coverage, the Maifanshi Moisture Foundation has newly been reformulated with the latest in Japanese skincare technology. New York Mag included this pro favorite in their roundup of best foundations for mature skin. It provides hydration all day and boasts a skinlike texture that suits all skin types.
Named one of Allure's Best Liquid Illuminators, Kevyn Aucoin's Glass Glow Face Highlighter has been one of our favoriets for years. The universal, lightweight, unique formula creates youthful-looking, well-hydrated skin, with a glassy complexion. The multi-purpose glow-gel can be used on the face and body, leaving skin appearing clear, radiant, and seemingly transparent. The bridge between highlighting and skincare. Use alone for a fresh look, or add it to your existing routine, for an added glass effect.
According to Allure: The Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Aqua Foundation Illuminator is a staple in makeup artist Fiona Stiles's kit, thanks to its light-catching glimmer that you can build up to your desired level of sparkle. "That's probably my all-time favorite," Stiles says. "It's very soft and subtle."
A cult favorite for many years, this setting powder claimed the title of Glamour's Best of Beauty 2020 Reader's Choice for setting powder. Pros love the super smooth application, which goes on evenly, blends effortlessly and provides great wear. Sets makeup for twelve hours without adding weight or texture.
Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter, $38
Known for its ability to take on a different hue based on the wearer's under tones, this pressed highlighter snagged the title of Reader's Choice in the Allure Best of Beauty 2020. Available in numerous shades, this highlighter is velvety smooth and contains light refracting powder that applies like crushed minerals for a refined luminosity.
Reader's Choice - Best Skincare Tool
Best Heated Eye Lash Curler
Best Eye Lash Curler
Best Eye Lash Curler for Long Lashes
Best of ... BEAUTY TOOLS
Foreo Luna Play Plus, $49.99
When it comes to affordable skincare devices that actually work, it doesn't get any better than the Foreo Luna Play Plus. This palm-sized device was named Glamour's Best in Beauty 2020 Reader's Choice for skincare devices, and we can't say we're surprised to learn it's a fan favorite!
The ultimate tool for those wanting an extra lift with minimal effort, the Chella Heated Eye Lash Curler was named the best Heated Eye Lash Curler in several articles on Byrdie. From minimal heating time to ease of use, the perks of this handy tool are, well, eye opening!
The name says it all. Easy to use and perfect results, and the beauty team at Better Homes & Gardens agrees. They named this beauty tool the best eye lash curler of 2020. The Jenny Patinkin Lazy Perfection Lash Curler provides a white bumper that is easy to see while curling and offers a unique shape to allow the curler to get maximum results without fear of pinching or discomfort.
When it comes to lashes, Byrdie's team breaks down their winning tools in detail! The Kevyn Aucoin Eye Lash Curler took the title of Best Lash Curler for Long Lashes. If you're been blessed with long lashes, you know how tricky it can be to find a curler that doesn't pinch or damage your luscious lashes. This one has you covered with the perfect amount of tension and a bright red silicone pad that makes it easy to see as you're getting that perfect lash lifted effect.
A best of list is never complete without Ardell Lashes. With a wide variety of styles at an incredible price point, it's easy to see why these lashes earned Glamour's Best of Beauty Reader's Choice Award for False Lashes.