Best Drugstore Products From Allure’s 20th Anniversary Best of Beauty Products Awards List

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Allure magazine has revealed its list of top beauty products for the 20th anniversary of its annual Best of Beauty awards.

Editors participated in what the magazine described as a very regimented process earlier this year to test more than 58,000 products submitted for review in a range of categories.

Tooth whiteners, deodorants, hand and body creams, lipsticks (and lip gloss, lip crayons, and lip stains), fragrances, sunscreens, foundations, face masks, shampoos and body scrubs were among the items tested. They included affordable brands available in drugstore to offerings that cost hundreds of dollars.

The magazine also tested beauty tools such as makeup brushes, curling irons and eyelash curlers.

Michelle Lee, Allure’s Editor-in-Chief, appeared on “GMA” on Wednesday to discuss the awards, which were revealed on Monday night during the magazine's Best of Beauty event.

Here are the standout drugstore products, listed by category. Products featured on "GMA" are noted in Italics. The items are all available for under $10:


Maybelline New York Brow Drama Pomade Crayon

L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in HD Seduction

E.L.F. Cream Contour Palette

Nuances Salma Hayek True Color Plumping Liquid Lipstick

Almay Intense I-Color Gel Smooth Liner

Wet ‘N Wild 1-Step WonderGel nail polish

Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 foundation and concealer

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in HD Seduction

H&M Beauty Pure Radiance Pressed Powder Blush


Pantene Pro-V Style Series Airspray

Tresemme Beauty-Full Volume Pre-Wash Conditioner and Shampoo

OGX Quenching + Coconut Curls Frizz-Defying Curl Styling Milk

L’Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5 Restoring Shampoo and Conditioner

Schwarzkopf Essence Ultime Omega Repair 60 Second Treatment

Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Volumizing Weightless Blow Dry Spray


Biore Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub

Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Makeup Remover

Coppertone ClearlySheer Faced SPF 30 suncreeen

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Moisturizer Pink Grapefruit

Freeman Feeling Beautiful Apple Cider Vinegar 4-in-1 Foaming Clay mask

Caress Pure Embrace Body Wash

Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Relief Healing Serum

Skinfix Lip Repair Balm

Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport UltraLight Lotion Sunscreen

Yes to Coconut Ultra Hydrating Melting Cleanser

Curel Rough skin Rescue

EOS Hand Lotion

Dial Coconut Water Body Wash

Nugg Soothing, Hydrating and Deep-Cleansing Face Masks

St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Body Scrub

Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Relief Healing Serum

Eos Hand Lotion

Skinfix Lip Repair Balm

PHOTO: Allures 20th annual Best of Beauty awards is part of the magazines October issue. Allure magazine
Allure's 20th annual Best of Beauty awards is part of the magazine's October issue.

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Maybelline New York Great Lash Mascara

Bare Minerals Original Foundation

Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer

Tweezerman Slant Tweezer

NARS Blush in Orgasm

Clinique 7 Day scrub cream

John Frieda Frizz Ease Hair Serum (Original Formula)

Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio

Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial cleanser