The best makeup products have always been a means for self-expression, and over the past year they’ve become even more important. Despite the fact that makeup sales were down as our lives became increasingly distant and digital, our connection to the products we love took on a deeper meaning. For some of us, our makeup essentials became a way to feel normal when we left the house. For others, it served as an unexpected conversation starter, a way to engage with others around us when face masks made a quick smile more difficult. Or, for the millions of us suddenly working from home, a great concealer and some well-placed blush simply made staring at our faces on Zoom a little easier.
Whatever makeup means to you now, this year’s lineup of Glamour Beauty Award winners is sure to have something that speaks to you—be it a foundation that feels like nothing on, the best brow gel for a laminated look, or a lipstick that both looks incredible on and stays put under a mask. So without further ado, here’s our guide to the best makeup products of the year, guaranteed to make your routine infinitely better.
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