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The Beauty List 2015: this year's top beauty products

From inexpensive drugstore finds to worthy splurges, here are editor-approved lipsticks, mascaras, moisturizers, sunscreen, concealers, anti-aging creams and more.
By Madeline Cravit and Katie Underwood
The Beauty List 2015: this year's top beauty products

Photo, Natasha V.

No one is more obsessed with finding the longest-wearing lip gloss or hardest-working primer than beauty editors. The experts at Chatelaine, Châtelaine, Flare, LouLou, Hello! Canada and Cosmetics sorted through hundreds of the year's new releases. The result: 52 no-fail skin potions, hair treatments and makeup products, including a life-changing mascara (wait 'til you see the wand) and the best drugstore lipstick (it's only $11). Plus our all-time favourite cult classics!

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Dynamic Duo

Two for the price of one! Biotherm Biosource Balm-to-Oil Deep Cleanser & Makeup Remover ($34) massages into skin, removing makeup and pollution without irritation.

The Beauty List 2015: this year's top beauty products

Vitamin Boost

White-tea extract and vitamin E are antioxidants well-known for their nourishing and radiance-enhancing properties, and Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters Daily Cleanser ($13) has a whole bunch of both.

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Complexion Perfection

Say hello to your new blotch-fighting BFF. The soothing ingredients in Darphin Intral Redness Relief Recovery Cream ($94) help subdue any epidermal temper tantrums, and the green hue easily camouflages discoloration.

The Beauty List 2015: this year's top beauty products

Natural Wonder

Infused with soothing thermal waters, Avène TriAcnéal Emulsion ($32) is a solid choice for the sensitive-skinned among us. The moisturizer pulls double duty by reducing redness and preventing breakouts.

The Beauty List 2015: this year's top beauty products

Pretty Peepers

The first signs of aging can often be found around the eyes, where skin is fragile and thin. Buy yourself some time with La Mer The Illuminating Eye Gel ($160)’ it hydrates, plumps and brightens, using ingredients sourced from the sea.

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Forever Young

Olay Total Effects Anti-Aging Fragrance Free Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 ($33) packs a powerful punch, strengthening your skin’s barrier and smoothing defiant wrinkles with its star ingredient, vitamin B3.

The Beauty List 2015: this year's top beauty products

Eye Do

Here’s a beauty no-brainer: Skinceuticals Physical Eye UV Defense SPF 50 Sunscreen ($37) doubles as a potent cream for your lids and under-eye areas, thanks to smoothing ceramides. A helpful tint lets your natural skin tone shine through (with a bit of added glow).

The Beauty List 2015: this year's top beauty products

Sun Light

With a smart combo of moisturizing oat proteins and broad spectrum protection, Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 ($16) quenches skin before a dehydrating day spent lounging in the sun.

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Perfect 10

Made with a powerful cocktail of 10 oils and balancing lipids, Vichy Ideal Body Balm ($28) is especially great for dry and sensitive skin types. Bonus: It also restores your skin’s tone, hydration and firmness.

The Beauty List 2015: this year's top beauty products

Shower Power

Jergens Moisturizer for West Skin ($11) was designed for still-dripping skin. It absorbs quickly and seals in moisture without leaving greasy, sticky residue on your best fall outfits.

The Beauty List 2015: this year's top beauty products

Buttered Up

Keep Hand Chemistry Triple-Function Hyaluronic Rich Hydrator ($9) on your nightstand and in your purse – always within reach. Healing ingredients, including mango butter, vitamin E and hyaluronic acid, strengthen and restore tired skin.

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Nailed It

Nothing says put-together like a fresh manicure, and Essie Second Shine Around ($12) prolongs that post-salon magic. When your polish gets dull, add a coat overtop to refresh its original sheen.

The Beauty List 2015: this year's top beauty products

Back To Basics

Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer ($43) comes in 10 formulas: five for tone and five for texture. Choose the one that suits your skin type, or mix and match for multiple benefits.

The Beauty List 2015: this year's top beauty products

Prep Step

Pro tip: Layer Garnier Skin Renew 5 Second Blur Instant Smoother ($20) under your favourite foundation for a smooth, clean base. Say goodbye, fine lines.

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Supermodel Skin

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Fluid ($52) is a tinted moisturizer with the perfect hybrid of gel and powder coverage. Hyaluronic acid adds plenty of moisture, and the comforting cotton scent doesn’t hurt, either.

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Grease Lightening

Shine less, radiate more – that’s the mantra behind Maybelline New York Fit Me! Matte & Poreless Foundation ($10). Its pore-blurring formula uses micro-powders to absorb excess oil.

The Beauty List 2015: this year's top beauty products

Getting Even

M.A.C. Studio Conceal and Correct Palette’s ($48) painterly approach to coverage allows you to combine shades like a bona fide makeup artist. The compact includes four antioxidant-rich concealing colours and two correctors.

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Quick Fix

Revlon PhotoReady Concealer ($13) is ideal for touch-ups on the fly. Dab a little on any trouble spots and then blend lightly with you fingers.

The Beauty List 2015: this year's top beauty products

Stick To It

We love the cute crayon-like casing of Clinique’s Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm ($24.) For a natural, dewy flush, work it into your cheeks using the warmth of your fingertips.

The Beauty List 2015: this year's top beauty products

On A Roll

Yves Rocher Healthy Glow Effect Blush ($10) has a cool rollerball applicator that makes blending a breeze. Plus, its liquid formula feels fresh and light on skin.

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Lid Lover

Texture is everything when it comes to selecting the perfect shadow, and Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Silk Solo Eyeshadow ($39) goes on like a dream. Go for soft and shimmering or rock ‘n’ roll, depending on the shade you select.

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Paint By Numbers

With a wide range of complementary shadows and three different finishes, L'Oréal Paris La Palette Nude 1 by Colour Riche ($30) acts like a wardrobe for your eyes. Oh, and the set’s double-sided brush is a pretty sweet add.

The Beauty List 2015: this year's top beauty products

Stroke Of Genius

Diorshow Pro Liner Waterproof ($32), with a clever retractable tip, glides on smoothly and delivers a huge colour payoff. The Waterproof, gel-like formula comes in six high-pigment shades, and the more you twist and turn the pen, the thinner the line becomes.

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On Point

Whether you’re going for a delicate line with its thin brush tip or you’re in the mood for a bold, look-at-me cat eye created with the calligraphy-inspired side, both ends of Marcelle’s Double Precision Liquid Eyeliner Pen ($15) make mastering liquid liner a far less daunting task.

The Beauty List 2015: this year's top beauty products

Eye Opening

Lancôme Grandiose Mascara ($35) is a game changer: Its swan-neck wand is easy to manoeuvre, and the super-black formula protects delicate lashes while simultaneously brightening your eyes.

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Lash Envy

There are two ways to use Bourjois Paris Twist Up the Volume Ultra Black Edition Mascara ($23): The first separates and lengthens lashes for a demure look, and the second dials up the drama. Win-win.

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Haute Lips

Just in: Givenchy Le Rouge-À-Porter Whipped Lipstick Flush for Lips ($40) is a new, hydrating spin on the brand’s cult-favourite leather-wrapped lipstick, leaving you with a sheer finish and a subtle shine.

The Beauty List 2015: this year's top beauty products

Getting Mouthy

Whether you’re a lover of nudes, pinks, reds or plums, CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick ($11) delivers rich pigment in 36 shades. It’s one of the best bargains at the drugstore.

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Total Package

One part tint and one part lip treatment, YSL Volupté Tint-in-Oil ($35) combines four essential oils (like apricot kernel and coriander) that amp up shine and moisture.

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Megawatt Smile

Subtle metallic flecks add major sparkle to the long-lasting Rimmel London Stay Glossy Lip Gloss ($8) line. The lip-hugging applicator makes for easy application, with or without a mirror.

The Beauty List 2015: this year's top beauty products

Can Be Tamed

Phyto 7 Dry Hair Hydrating Day Cream with 7 Plants ($32) banishes all of the annoying stuff that gets in the way of a great hair day – so say farewell to static, frizz and split ends. It’s also lightweight enough for fine hair.

The Beauty List 2015: this year's top beauty products

Shine On

The bad news: Hair can get really dry and dull. The good news: Pantene Expert Dry Defy Velvet Crème Infusion ($12). The leave-in spray restores damaged tendrils and leaves hair soft and shiny.

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Tress Tousler

Get runway-ready hair with a little Bumble and Bumble Don’t blow Dry It (H)Air Styler ($37). When you want to look natural yet polished, twist it into towel-dried hair to encourage texture while taming frizz.

The Beauty List 2015: this year's top beauty products

Body Builder

Dove Oxygen Moisture Souffle Treatment ($8) is all about body, infusing crucial oxygen and moisturizing ingredients into your strands to boost their fullness.

The Beauty List 2015: this year's top beauty products

More of 2015's best beauty products:
The Beauty List: 6 beauty buys from the stars The Beauty List: 5 heavenly fall fragrances The Beauty List: 8 most innovative products The Beauty List: 7 cult classics

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