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30+ Best Beauty and Makeup Products of 2019, According to Editors – TownandCountrymag.com

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Best Daytime Moisturizer: La Mer the Moisturizing Soft Cream

BUY NOW $175, nordstrom.com

“This lightweight version of La Mer’s famed ‘Creme de la Mer’ is a nourishing cult-favorite that’s perfect for everyday use on virtually every skin type. I often tell friends to buy the smaller .5 oz jar first if they’re skeptical about such a pricey cream—and inevitably, they get hooked after the first application.”—Lindsay Silberman

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Best Vitamin C Serum: SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic

BUY NOW $166, dermstore.com

Vitamin C is a dermatologist go-to for brightening skin and softening dark spots, but this fan obsession takes it a step further by combining vitamin C’s complexion-evening power with vitamin E and ferulic acid – an antioxidant combination that’s been shown in studies to boost their collective free radical fighting power to help ward off signs of aging caused by environmental factors like UV exposure (when paired with sunscreen, of course.)” —Lauren Hubbard

Best Overall Cream: La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream

BUY NOW $485, nordstrom.com

“Skin Caviar Luxe Cream has always been among La Prairie’s best-sellers, but this year, the luxury Swiss skincare brand decided to make the beloved product even better. The new ‘remastered’ version of the original caviar formula promises to bring firmness and elasticity back to the skin—and it delivers.” —Lindsay Silberman

Best Retinol: Chantecaille Retinol Intense+

BUY NOW $140, net-a-porter.com

“When it comes to antiaging ingredients, retinol is king. Its ability to boost your skin’s natural cell turnover allows it to help smooth lines, soften dark spots, and leave firmer, more glowing skin in its wake. This popular night cream packs a serious punch of the good stuff, along with niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and botanical extracts.”—Lauren Hubbard

Best Face Oil: Vintner’s Daughter

BUY NOW $185, net-a-porter.com

“A cult-following doesn’t even begin to describe the adoration this face oil has garnered since it launched a few years ago. It’s an organic serum made of a blend of 22 different organic oils that work together to balance the complexion, smooth out dryness and deliver a glow that’s tough to match— especially on skin that’s tired or a little bit more… mature. Oh, and the smell from the botanical and essential oils is truly heaven on earth.”—Roxanne Adamiyatt

Best Neck Cream: AmorePacific Line Revolution Firming Neck Cream

BUY NOW $185, neimanmarcus.com

“Wrinkles don’t stop at the jawline and neither should your skincare. This hydrating cream was designed specifically to address lines and crepey skin on your neck and décolletage with a complex of botanical extracts that help firm skin over time and soften skin to prevent future damage.” —Lauren Hubbard

Best Mask: Tatcha Violet C Radiance Mask

BUY NOW $68, sephora.com

“For those who crave bright, dewy, glowing-from-within skin (in other words, all of us) this creamy purple mask’s mix of gently exfoliating alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and vitamin C erase the dullness from dead skin cells and works to lighten dark spots and even complexion over time.”—Lauren Hubbard

Best “Clean” Beauty Brand: Tata Harper

BUY NOW nordstrom.com

“Harper was one of the first to bring luxury to the clean beauty space with her her 100 percent natural products made from ingredients she sources from her very own farm in Vermont. Sure, you get formulations that have gorgeous textures and smell divine, but it’s the fact that her blends are ultra-efficacious that makes them perennial favorites. Whether you want an amazing cleanser to treat your breakouts, a glow-inducing serum, or a resurfacing mask that virtually wipes away dullness for a fresh complexion, Harper’s products are consistent home runs. I never don’t have a Tata Harper goodie in my rotation.”—Roxanne Adamiyatt

Best Eye Mask: Erno Laszlo Multi-Task Eye Serum Mask

BUY NOW $35, dermstore.com

“Whether it’s dryness from traveling or allergy-related puffiness or dark circles from staying up too late on the latest Netflix binge, the skin under your eyes needs a lot of love. And since that skin also happens to be some of the thinnest, with far fewer oil glands than the rest of your face, ‘love’ really means moisture, and plenty of it. These jelly-like patches hold moisturizing hyaluronic acid right against the skin to make sure it gets the drink it needs, along with a dose of brightening niacinamide and depuffing gotu kola so you look wide awake and refreshed, whether you’re actually feeling that way or not.”—Lauren Hubbard

Best Exfoliator: Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel

BUY NOW $88, sephora.com

“When people ask what my ‘stranded-on-a-desert-island’ beauty product would be, I answer without hesitation: Dr. Dennis Gross Peel Pads. These exfoliating miracle workers literally change your skin after just one use. I use them 2 to 3 times a week at night, and wake up with a glow that virtually no other product can achieve.”—Lindsay Silberman

Best Night Cream: Perricone Neuropeptide Night Cream

BUY NOW $240, dermstore.com

“Your skin does much of its natural repair and growth while you’re catching zzzs, which is why night cream is a good place to get a serious bang for your skincare buck. This night cream, in particular, uses Perricone’s peptide blend along with DMAE to firm skin as well as amino acids to strengthen your skin cells and lipid barrier, helping you hold on to more line-smoothing moisture.”—Lauren Hubbard

Best Sunscreen: Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion

BUY NOW $40, ulta.com

“I am a sunscreen fanatic, and this SPF from Japanese skincare brand Shiseido is top of the list. Forget every sticky, greasy, chalky sunscreen you’ve ever tried; this version absorbs effortlessly and feels like a light (and did I mention invisible?) moisturizer once applied. Plus it has the brand’s special WetForce Technology that actually makes its protection stronger when it gets wet from the water or sweat, rather than just washing away.”—Lauren Hubbard

Best Essence: Erborian Dong Baek Camellia Essence

BUY NOW $69, sokoglam.com

“Korean skincare has made a huge splash in the beauty industry in recent years and it’s products like this that prove why. Packed with 73 percent camellia oil, this essence goes on surprisingly light and absorbs effortlessly so that your skin feels petal-soft and gives off that “I got eight hours of sleep” glow.”—Lauren Hubbard

Best Cleanser: Sisley Cleansing Milk

BUY NOW $120, nordstrom.com

“Washing my face is arguably my favorite part of my skincare routine, so I don’t mess around with cleansers. On days when I want something gentle, but still want to make sure my face truly is clean, I reach for the Sisley Cleansing Milk with White Lily. Yes, it melts into a creamy emulsion with water that effectively removes makeup, but the blend of white lily, linden blossom and woodmallow with vitamin E ensures that my skin is calmed and comforted, which is what matters most to me. The result: luminous and hydrated skin before I even moisturize.”—Roxanne Adamiyatt

Best for Breakouts: Caudalie Vinopure Skin Perfecting Serum

BUY NOW $49, violetgrey.com

“I recently got a facial at the Caudalie spa in New York, and my face was so glowy after that I immediately stocked up on products. For blackhead sufferers (like myself) or anyone prone to breakouts, the Caudalie serum will minimize your pores and clean any bacteria that may turn into a breakout, with the added antioxidant superpower of grape seed polyphenol. Plus, it’s lightweight and gentle enough to not irritate my incredibly sensitive skin.”—Maggie Maloney

Best Serum: Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair

BUY NOW $98, sephora.com

“Long before the skincare world went crazy for serums, this nighttime treatment had earned itself legions of devoted fans. The reason? It goes on incredibly light, deeply moisturizes with hyaluronic acid, and reduced the appearance of lines and dullness over time with yeast extracts and peptides.”—Lauren Hubbard

Best Lip Treatment: Algenist Liquid Collagen Lip

BUY NOW $35, sephora.com

“Packed with hyaluronic acid, Algenist’s Liquid Collagen is akin to a serum for your lips—and it works wonders, particularly for those with chronic dryness. I was so impressed with the product after using it religiously for two weeks, I wrote an entire essay about how it cured my chapped lips for good.”—Lindsay Silberman

Best Makeup Remover: Lancôme Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover

BUY NOW $30, macys.com

“This dual-phase makeup remover is a classic for a reason. Just shake together the lipid side and the water side for an emulsion that sweeps away all kinds of makeup, waterproof included, with minimal effort and no greasy residue.”—Lauren Hubbard

Best Eye Cream: Lancer Legacy Eye Treatment Duo

BUY NOW $450, saksfifthavenue.com

“If you’re looking for a luxurious beauty experience, brightening your eyes with crushed pearls and white truffle extract is a good way to start. This treatment duo comes with one formula for day and one for night to make your eyes look rested, refreshed, and more beautiful than ever.”—Lauren Hubbard

Best Beauty Tool: GloPro

BUY NOW $199, nordstrom.com

“The original at-home microneedling device, this petite roller integrates red light therapy (known for its skin firming abilities) with sets of teeny tiny needles that create imperceptible abrasions in the skin’s surface. Scary as that may sound, there’s actually a good reason; those tiny tears not only allow skincare ingredients to penetrate more deeply, but also send signals to your body to ramp up your skin’s natural healing response in those spots, filling them with your own wrinkle-busting collagen. And don’t stress about that whole needles-in-your-face thing, the punctures are so small that rolling the GloPro over your face feels just like rubbing in your go-to scrub.”—Lauren Hubbard

Best Sheet Mask: SK-II Facial Treatment Mask

BUY NOW $17, sephora.com

“Packed with SK-II’s signature ingredient, pitera, the proprietary complex of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals from the yeast used in sake brewing, this celeb-favorite mask is designed to both moisture skin and leave it looking clearer and brighter over time. And if you need more convincing, just look at the skin of avowed pitera devotée Cate Blanchett: case closed.”—Lauren Hubbard

Best Kit: Drunk Elephant The Littles

BUY NOW $90, sephora.com

“Can you really call yourself a skincare aficionado if you haven’t dabbled with some Drunk Elephant goodness? The Littles set contains all of the DE greatest hits (the Jelly Cleanser, the B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum and the Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, to name a few), giving you essentially everything you need for a full routine while you travel, or enough to test out the brand’s obsession-worthy formulations that are famously free of potential irritants such as essential oils, silicones, fragrances and dyes and see what the DE glow is really all about.”—Roxanne Adamiyatt

Best Self Tanner for Face: Clarins Self Tanning Milky Lotion

BUY NOW $40, saks.com

Self tanner can be seriously hit or miss, and this lotion by Clarins is a hit in every way. The formula is incredibly hydrating which helps you get an all-over glow (and minimizes the streaks). But the greatest achievement of all is that the lotion doesn’t smell like fake tanner—instead, fig extract leaves a fresh and fruity scent behind.”—Maggie Maloney

Best Foundation: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

BUY NOW $64, neimanmarcus.com

“Ask any professional makeup artist to name the best foundation in his/her kit, and there’s a 90 percent chance they’ll tell you it’s Luminous Silk. I’ve tried dozens of other foundations over the years, and there is truly nothing that compares to Armani’s famed formula. It gives the perfect amount of buildable coverage, never looks cakey, and—as the name implies—gives your skin a smooth, silky finish that lasts all day.”—Lindsay Silberman

Best Concealer: Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat

BUY NOW $38, nordstrom.com

“I used to steal my mom’s Touche Eclat pen when I was in high school, and my love affair with this magical pen has stood the test of time. It seamlessly covers up any imperfections and works wonders on under eyes and dark circles. You’ll end up with brighter, smoother skin and a radiant complexion, proving that there’s a good reason this product remains a cult-favorite.”—Maggie Maloney

Best Bronzer: Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Bronzing Veil in Tropical Days

BUY NOW $48, net-a-porter.com

“This richly pigmented bronzer gives you a warm wash of color that can be either subtle or dramatic, depending on how heavy handed you are with your brush. The best part? The powder compact is almost like a gradient—it starts with a lighter shade at the top (ideal for highlighting) that transitions into a darker bronze shade toward the bottom.”—Lindsay Silberman

Best Eyeliner: Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon

BUY NOW $25, sephora.com

“There’s a reason why this waterproof gel liner is a fan favorite. For starters, it’s super versatile: whether you’re using it on your waterline, or on your lid to create the perfect cat-eye, you won’t ever have to worry about it running down your face. Plus, it glides on with virtually no effort, depositing a rich sweep of color that stays all day.”—Lindsay Silberman

Best Setting Powder: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

BUY NOW $39, nordstrom.com

“For truly invisible, long-lasting setting and shine prevention, it doesn’t get better than this silky loose powder which comes in two shades: a light cream color that disappears on pale to medium skintones and a cinnamon color that blends perfectly on medium to deep complexions.”—Lauren Hubbard

Best Mascara: Dior Diorshow Mascara

BUY NOW $29.50, sephora.com

“For years Diorshow has been the must-have for big, bold, runway-style lashes, and for good reason. The dense, extra-large brush was designed to match what makeup artists use backstage to give enviable lashes, along with microfibers that act like built-in lash extensions to really pump up the volume.”—Lauren Hubbard

Best Lipliner: MAC Lip Pencil

BUY NOW $18, nordstrom.com

“Between the wide range of shade options and the creamy texture, Mac’s lip pencils have a well-deserved reputation for being a top pick among beauty gurus.”—Lindsay Silberman

Best Nail Polish: Christian Louboutin

BUY NOW $50, sephora.com

“I’m a red nail polish fanatic, and nobody knows shades of red like Christian Louboutin. I’m partial to their ‘Pops’ polish collection, which has multiple red hues perfect for any occasion. The Louboutin polish is worth the admittedly hefty price tag—it provides a shiny and glossy look and doesn’t chip instantly. Plus, the bottles are beautiful. What more could you want from your nail color?”—Maggie Maloney

Best Lipstick: Pat McGrath Labs Lipstick

BUY NOW $38, sephora.com

“McGrath is the queen of editorial makeup artists, collaborating with designers and inventing backstage looks that launch trends for years to come. She also happens to have an incredible makeup line. Her pigments are notoriously rich and sexy and her formulas professional grade, but her lipstick is head and shoulders above the rest. It goes on thick and creamy and doesn’t budge until you wash it off. It comes in the full range of bright matte shades, perfect nudes, and sensual, shimmery pastels. Plus the tube is a work of art all on its own.” —Elizabeth Angell

Best Lipgloss: Nars Lip Gloss

BUY NOW $26, nordstrom.com

“These beloved glosses provide your pout with gorgeous shine—and zero stickiness. An added bonus: they also hydrate lips rather than drying them out. The shade range has every preference covered, from pretty pinks (like Turkish Delight and Chelsea Girls) to bold pops of color (like Eternal Red).”—Lindsay Silberman

Best Highlighter: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector

BUY NOW $38, ulta.com

“After discovering Becca’s top-rated highlighters several years ago, I put all of my favorites from other brands into retirement. One you try Champagne Pop—Becca’s best-seller—you’ll likely do the same. It’s a described as a ‘soft white gold with pinky peach undertones’ and one sweep on the top of your cheekbones will make you feel like you belong on a red carpet.”—Lindsay Silberman

Best Eyeshadow: Tom Ford Private Shadow

BUY NOW $36, bluemercury.com

“There’s eyeshadow, and then there’s Tom Ford’s private shadow. Not only is it one of the most versatile eyeshadow collections around–the Private Shadow is available in thirty bold shades with five different finishes–but the mini compact packaging means this is a longwearing, luxury eyeshadow on the go.”—Maggie Maloney

Best Blush: Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic

BUY NOW $40, sephora.com

“Celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury is known for creating products that impress even the most discerning beauty experts—and her ‘Cheek to Chic’ powder blush is among the best in her line. Unlike traditional one-tone blushes, these dual-color compacts are designed to be applied in a two-step ‘swish and pop’ method, creating a natural, rosy glow.”—Lindsay Silberman

Best Brow Definer: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz

BUY NOW $21, ulta.com

“With an ultra-fine tip, mechanical action (so you never have to search for your pencil sharpener again), a built-in spoolie brush, and 10 different shades to choose from, this slender eyebrow pencil is like an arch-perfecting Swiss army knife.”—Lauren Hubbard

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