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The Best Beauty Bargains You Can Buy

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    Miko Lim

    What Makes A Winner

    Our beauty editors narrowed down approximately 1,500 nominated new beauty products to 558 semifinalists, which were evaluated by our experts. The pros' top selections were then sent to our reader testers, who scored each on such factors as effectiveness, texture, scent, and ease of use to determine our winners.

  • Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Color

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    Nail Polish

    Winner: Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Color

    Available in 29 trendy hues, this nail candy stayed supershiny and chip-free even after days of dish duty. ($5, CVS Stores) 

    Runner-up: Julep Color Treats with Oxygen Nail Technology ($14, julep.com)

  • Nicole by OPI Oil To Go

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    Nail Treatment

    Winner: Nicole by OPI Oil To Go 

    "Applying this every day made my mani look brand new," one reaer told us. "The squeeze-tube applicator was neat and easy." ($8, nicolebyopi.com

    Runner-up: Butter London Base/Top Coat ($40, butterlondon.com)

  • Charles Worthington Salon At-Home Style Setter Long Lasting Max Hold Hairspray

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    Hairspray

    Winner: Charles Worthington Salon At-Home Style Setter Long Lasting Max Hold Hairspray

    This fine mist offers a flexible hold, so your style stays in place without looking like helmet hair. ($10, target.com)

    Runner-up: R+Co Outer Space Flexible Hold Hairspray ($29, randco.com)

     

  • Ocean Potion Protect and Renew Body SPF 45

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    Everyday Body Lotion with SPF

    Winner: Ocean Potion Protect and Renew Body SPF 45

    Pass on the pricey body cream and grab this two-in-one that delivers intense hydration and packs a sun-protection punch. ($9, drugstores)

    Runner-up: Supergoop! SPF 50 Everyday Sunscreen with CRT ($19, supergoop.com)

  • Coppertone ClearlySheer For Sunny Days Faces SPF 30

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    Everyday Face Lotion with SPF

    Winner: Coppertone ClearlySheer For Sunny Days Faces SPF 30 

    This makes wearing SPF daily a breeze. Testers loved the citrus scent and silky texture. (9, drugstores) 

    Runner-up: Supergoop! SPF 50 Everyday Sunscreen with CRT ($19, supergoop.com)

     

  • Dr. Teal's Rosemary Mint Epsom Salt Soaking Solution

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    Bath Product

    Winner: Dr. Teal's Rosemary Mint Epsom Salt Soaking Solution

    "These ease sore muscles and turn my bathroom into a spa," a tester told us. "Plus, the giant bag lasts through countless baths." ($6, drugstores)

    Runner-up: Mio Liquid Yoga ($40, mioskincare.com)

  • Yes to Carrots Fragrance Free Daily Cream Facial Cleanser

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    Cleanser

    Winner: Yes to Carrots Fragrance Free Daily Cream Facial Cleanser

    Even if your skin isn't sensitive, you'll love this gentle and nourishing wash enriched with betacarotene, which will leave your face soft, not stripped. ($8, Target stores) 

    Runner-up: Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Treatment Boosting Cleanser ($50, elizabetharden.com)

  • OGX Hydrate + Defrizz Kukui Oil Frizz Defying Curl Creme

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    Curl Enhancer

    Winner: OGX Hydrate + Defrizz Kukui Oil Frizz Defying Curl Creme

    Swap the straightener for this curl perfector, which contains creamy coconut milk and sweet jasmine to keep strands smooth, shiny, and crunch-free. ($8, Walmart) 

    Runner-up: Miss Jessie's Coily Custard ($14, missjessies.com)

  • L'Oreal Paris Advanced Total Repair Extreme Emergency Recovery Mask

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    Deep Treatment

    Winner: L'Oreal Paris Advanced Total Repair Extreme Emergency Recovery Mask

    Apply this to wet hair and in five minutes you'll feel like you just got a fancy conditioning treatment. See ya, split ends! ($7, drugstores) 

    Runner-up: Fekkai PrX Reparatives Intensive Fotifying Masque ($25, fekkai.com)

  • Olay Fresh Effect Everything Off! Deluxe Makeup Removal Wet Cloths

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    Makeup Remover

    Winner: Olay Fresh Effect Everything Off! Deluxe Makeup Removal Wet Cloths

    If you go through wipes like water, now you can stock up without blowing your budget. ($5 for 25-pack, drugstores)

    Runner-up: Fresh Soy Conditioning Eye Makeup Remover ($26, fresh.com)