The best makeup products have always been a means for self-expression, and these days we’re getting louder. Gloss saw something of a comeback for the first time since 2005, and Day-Glo eye shadows ruled both the runways and everyday eyelids. At the same time, though, makeup is more approachable than ever—whether it’s a moisturizer-primer hybrid that saves you a step in your routine or a seven-free nail polish that lasts for two weeks (seriously, it’s like witchcraft). This year’s onslaught of Glamour Beauty Award–winning makeup makes going hard seem easy—and isn’t that the best of both worlds? So without further ado, we’ve brought you a buying guide to the best makeup products of the year; they’ll help you make a statement without saying a word.
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