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Women’s Health Names 2012 Beauty Award Winners

Photo Credits: Women's Health

In this month’s issue of the fitness and lifestyle magazine, Women’s Health honors 53 beauty products as the best of the best for its fourth annual 2012 Beauty Awards lineup. From makeup to hair care products, the winners were chosen by top beauty experts as well as thousands of the magazine’s trusted readers. Want to see if your favorites made the list? Interested in finding out what experts are calling the current must-haves? Or are you looking for beauty inspiration and new products to add to your regimen? Check out some of the recipients – in the Eyes, Lips & Cheeks, Body & Nails, Face, and Hair categories – of the Women’s Health 2012 Beauty Awards!


Best Mascara


  • READERS’ PICK: CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara (bottom), $9, at drugstores
  • EXPERTS’ PICK: Lancôme Hypnôse  Doll Lashes (top), $26, lancome-usa.com

Best Lipstick


  • READERS: MAC Lipstick (bottom in Angel), $14.50, maccosmetics.com
  • EXPERTS: Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick (top in Cashmere), $30, saks.com

Best Blush



Best Nail Polish


  • READERS: Essie Nail Polish in Mademoiselle (right), $8, essie.com
  • EXPERTS: OPI Nail Lacquer (far left: A Roll in the Hague; left: Red Lights Ahead . . . Where?), $8.50, at salons

Best Sunscreen


  • READERS: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 45 (left), $10, at durgstores
  • EXPERTS: La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid (right), $33,  laroche-posay.us

Best Body Wash


  •  READERS: Dove Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Wash with Nutrium Moisture (left), $4.49 at drugstores
  • EXPERTS: Dove Sensitive Skin Nourishing Body Wash with Nutrium Moisture (right), $4.49 at drugstores


Best Foundation


  • READERS: BareMinerals Original SPF15 Foundation (right), $26, at Sephora
  • EXPERTS: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (left), $59, saks.com

Best Anti-Aging Product


  • READERS: Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum (left), $19, at drugstores
  • EXPERTS: RoC Retinol Correxion Sensitive Night Cream (right), $20, at drugstores

Best Moisturizer


  • READERS: Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion (left), $23.50, clinique.com
  • EXPERTS: Yes to Cucumbers Calming Night Cream (right), $15, yestocarrots.com


Best Shampoo


  • READERS: Pantene Pro-V Restore Beautiful Lengths Frizz Control Shampoo (left), $5, at drugstores
  • EXPERTS: Oribe Shampoo for Brilliance & Shine (right), $44, at Neiman Marcus

Best Conditioner


  • READERS: Pantene Pro-V Restore Beautiful Lengths Frizz Control Conditioner (top), $5, at drugstores
  • EXPERTS: Shu Uemura Art of Hair Silk Bloom Restorative Conditioner (bottom), $58, at salons

Best Hair Spray


  • READERS: Tresemme Tres Two Extra Hold Hair Spray (left), $5, cvs.com
  • EXPERTS: L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray (right), $15, at drugstores

The June issue of Women’s Health is available on newsstands now nationwide. To see the entire list of winners, visit the Women’s Health website.

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