2014 Mom Knows Best Beauty Awards

For the fourth year running, we had 300 of you test close to 700 recent launches in makeup, hair, and skin care.

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We know busy moms place convenience, value, and results at a premium when choosing products. Behold, the winners of this year's Mom Knows Best Beauty Awards.

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Best Body Wash

Dr. Teal's Ultra Moisturizing Body Wash

"This body wash was the most hydrating and left me with the cleanest feeling," one mom tester reported.

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Best Sunscreen

L'Oréal Paris Advanced Suncare Quick Dry Sheer Finish Spray 50+

Across the board, moms loved the light-as-air texture and clean scent of this sunscreen.

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Vitamin World

Best Body Moisturizer

Organic Doctor Organic Virgin Olive Oil Skin Lotion

"It left my skin feeling clean, not sticky, and it doesn't have any of the questionable ingredients moms these days are trying to avoid," said expert tester Dara Kennedy, a San Francisco mother of two, and founder of aylabeauty.com.

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Best Deodorant

Secret Clinical Strength Invisible Solid

Moms said this antiperspirant-deodorant kept them sweat-free and smelling great the longest.

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Best Home Haircolor

Garnier Nutrisse Nourishing Color Creme Magnetic Collection

Moms were most wowed by how easy the dye was to mix and apply.

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Best Dry Shampoo

Alterna Bamboo Style Cleanse Extend Translucent Dry Shampoo

"It transformed my oily roots to look fresh," said expert tester Rachel Hayes, a New York City mom of two, and founder of the blog Pretty Impressed.

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Best Curl Definer

Redken Curvaceous Full Swirl Cream-Serum

Curly-haired moms rejoiced: This serum defined ringlets without the crunchy feel.

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Best Frizz Fighter

Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight

After testing out this lightweight cream, one mom commented, "My hair came out sleek and smelled fabulous!"

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Best Shampoo

Matrix Total Results Heat Resist Shampoo

More than one mom noted this shampoo's ability to maintain the health and shine of her hair, even after an intense heat-styling session.

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Best Conditioner

L'Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Volume Filler Thickening Conditioner

Testers loved the thickening benefits they said this conditioner provided after just one wash.

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Best Skin Perfector

Aveeno Positively Radiant Targeted Tone Corrector

After using this spot treatment, one tester said she felt less self-conscious about not always having time to put on makeup: Her skin tone looked that much better.

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Best Night Cream

Philosophy Miracle Worker Overnight: Age-Resetting, Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer

This product proved worthy of its price tag with our testing panel, which included Lisa Chipps, M.D., a mom of three and dermatologist in Los Angeles. "Its creamy texture is ideal for helping anti-aging ingredients seep into skin while you sleep."

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Best Face Cleanser

St. Ives Even & Bright Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub

This scrub won top place for smelling great and leaving skin smooth.

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Best Daytime Moisturizer

Clinique Superdefense SPF 20 Daily Defense Moisturizer

More than one mom tester praised this product for being gentle on her sensitive skin, yet effective enough to combat dryness all day long.

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Best Eye Cream

Olay Total Effects Eye Brightening CC Cream

This product lived up to its name, with mom testers commenting on how it worked quickly to diminish their dark circles.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty

Best Concealer

Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(Marc)able Full Cover Concealer

Proof that moms are willing to spend more for something that works. "A little went a long way to cover my dark circles," said one tester.

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Best Eyeshadow

Japonesque Velvet Touch Eye Shadow Palette

In addition to the pretty packaging, testers praised this palette for its beautiful collection of colors and satin-smooth application.

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Merle Norman

Best Mascara

Merle Norman Wicked Lash Mascara

No clumps -- even after multiple coats -- and a soft, natural look were the reasons behind this mascara's big win.

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Best Eyeliner

Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil

This eyeliner earned its title, with one tester noting how its velvet texture made it as easy to take off as to put on.

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Best Foundation (Tie)

Almay Smart Shade Anti-Aging Skintone Matching Makeup

"It's lightweight and long-lasting, and no one can tell you're wearing it," raved one mom.

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Best Foundation (Tie)

CoverGirl TruBlend Liquid Makeup

Natural-looking coverage and a range of shades to match every skin tone made this foundation a favorite among mom testers.

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Tory Burch

Best Lipstick

Tory Burch Lip Color

"This lipstick is not only beautiful to look at, it also feels great," said expert tester A.J. Lordet, a mom of one, stepmother of three, and colorist at Pierre Michel Salon, in New York City. "It's become a must-have in my purse."

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Best Tinted Moisturizer

Sonia Kashuk Radiant + Tinted Moisturizer

"The range of shades is spot-on, and it left my skin with a natural glow," said expert tester Gretta Monahan, author of Style and the Successful Girl and a mother of one.

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Best Lip Gloss

Tarte LipSurgence Lip Gloss

Moms agreed this sheer lip gloss with a hint of shimmer provided the perfect amount of color for everyday.

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Best Blush

Revlon Highlighting Palette

This blush rated the highest for giving a beautiful sun-kissed effect and staying in place all day.

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