Parents Latina's 2017 Mama Bonita Beauty Awards

Parents Latina Beauty Awards Hair Heroes
Jeffrey Westbrook
We asked our savvy, on-the-go Parents Latina readers to test nearly 600 beauty products. Here, the top must-buys for mamas this year. ¡De nada!
Jeffrey Westbrook
Jeffrey Westbrook

Skin Savers

Brighter! Silkier! Fresher! All yours in record time with these winners 

Best Face WashKate Somerville EradiKate Daily Cleanser takes the top spot for its acne-fighting ingredients and refreshing feeling on the skin. $38.

Best Serum
Expert tester Janice Lima-Maribona, D.O., praises Vichy Minéral 89 for being “super-hydrating and not sticky.” Its main ingredients, thermal water and hyaluronic acid, are moisturizing powerhouses. $30.

Best Toner
Dr. Lima-Maribona notes that her pores feel tighter after using the Kopari Coconut Rose Toner. The lovely scent is an added perk. $24.

Best Eye Cream
“Brightening”...”hydrating”...”less puffiness”—moms couldn’t say enough nice things about IT Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye Cream. $38.

Best Daily Moisturizer
Far more than just a hydrator, Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream works to decrease fine lines and wrinkles long after you apply it, thanks to its special sustained-action technology, Dr. Lima-Maribona explains. $28.

Best Body WashOlay Ultra Moisture Body Wash wins because “it’s fresh and moisturizing, and it has an elegant fragrance,” Dr. Lima-Maribona says. $4.

Best DeodorantDove Dry Spray Antiperspirant gets glowing reviews for sheer convenience: It dries quickly and doesn’t leave telltale white marks, and it’s available in 12 fragrances. $6.
 

Jeffrey Westbrook
Jeffrey Westbrook

Makeup MVPs

Best Foundation
Moms praised the Laura Geller Cover Lock Cream Foundation because it smoothly covers acne, pigmentation—even tattoos—in an instant. Expert tester Stephanie Flor suggests warming it with your hands for the most even application. $38.

Best Concealer
Testers loved that less really is more with La Roche-Posay Toleriane Teint Color Correcting Pen. One click delivers enough tint to conceal any spot. As one mom said, “the brush made covering blemishes a breeze.” $25.

Best Mascara
The lash-boosting technology in Physicians Formula Eye Booster Lash Contortionist Mascara uses individual fibers to build volume. Flor recommends rolling the wand from root to tip for a fuller look. $11.

Best Eyeliner
A marker tip on the Hourglass Voyeur Waterproof Liquid Liner makes it so easy to apply. One tester called it “perfect.” Enough said. $34.

Best Brow ProductNYX Professional Makeup 3-in-1 Brow Pencil gets points for shortening your morning routine: With one product you can define brows using the pencil, fill them in with powder, then set with brow gel. $13.

Best Lip ProductUrban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick topped testers’ lists because of its incredible staying power. It didn’t even leave lip prints on coffee mugs! $18.

Best BlushMaybelline New York Master Blush Palette offers three shades for your cheeks, plus a highlight color for your cheekbones. You can change up your blush hue or—Flor suggests—even mix them. $13.

Jeffrey Westbrook
Jeffrey Westbrook

Hair Heroes

Best Shampoo
Softening moringa oil in Long Sexy Hair Luxurious Shampoo made testers feel that their strands were getting some well-deserved TLC. $17.

Best Conditioner
Plant proteins, such as the cactus extract in Garnier Fructis Moisture Lock Conditioner, strengthen hair without weighing it down, says expert tester Kattia Solano. $5.

Best Dry Shampoo
For those no-time-to-wash days, moms loved John Frieda Luxurious Volume Volume Refresh Dry Shampoo. “It leaves hair shiny and has no product buildup,” says Solano. $7.

Best Hairspray
Testers were floored at how well Verb Strong Hairspray kept their hair in place all day without feeling one bit sticky. $14.

Best Curl Enhancer
Thanks to a special polymer complex, Schwarzkopf göt2b Volumaniac Bodifying Mousse keeps curls full—as well as frizz- and crunch-free. $6.

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