Parents Latina's 2018 Mom-Approved Beauty Awards

Parents Latina 2018 Beauty Awards Hair Heroes
Jeffrey Westbrook
Put a bunch of Latinas in a room and chances are that we’ll soon be swapping beauty advice—when we find the perfect base or an amazing curl cream, we have to share it. Case in point: We asked readers to test this year’s makeup, skin, and hair launches. Here, the products they can’t stop talking about.
Jeffrey Westbrook
Jeffrey Westbrook

Must-Have Makeup

Best Foundation
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation Full Coverage Moisturizer With SPF 50+ 
“Not as heavy as foundation,” this tinted moisturizer still “provides good coverage” and great sun protection. “It can be hard to find the right color, but this line’s shades are just right,” said one mom. $40.

Best Concealer
Urban Decay All Nighter Concealer 
“I look like I finally got sleep,” one woman told us. Enough said. $29.

Face Palette
Pixi by Petra PixiGlow Cake
This ombré face palette is so convenient, said one mom. Swirl your brush in the lighter shades for a daytime look, and then use the darker colors for night, added another tester. $28.

Best Brow Product
Hourglass Arch Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel 
Testers raved about this tinted gel’s ability to give a “natural result” and “precise application” with the dual-sided brush. $28.

Best Eyeshadow
Stowaway Cosmetics Smokey Eye Palette
Not only did multiple moms swoon over this palette’s slim size, but they also loved the shimmery and matte color selections and how “easy they are to apply.” $20.

Best Eyeliner
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Liner
This soft pencil stays put all day and comes in six shades. It “gave my always-tired-looking eyes a nice pop,” one mom reported. $9.

Best Mascara
Benefit BADgal BANG! Mascara
Moms applauded this “clumpproof” formula, saying their eyelashes “almost looked fake” and “fanned out beautifully.” $24.

Best Lip Product
Maybelline New York SuperStay Matte Ink
Testers applied this liquid lipstick, sipped their drinks, then did a glass check: “no lip smudges!” $9.50.

Jeffrey Westbrook
Jeffrey Westbrook

Skin Savers

Best Cleanser
Cetaphil Gentle Foaming Cleanser
This “gentle” foam “removed glitter eyeshadow, no problem,” much to our makeup-loving moms’ approval. $8.

Best Serum
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Multivitamin Booster
Testers were amazed at how “healthy and glowy” this hyaluronic-acid gel made their skin look. $18.

Best Moisturizer
Zue Beauty Daily Facial Moisturizer
Moms appreciated this quinoa based moisturizer’s “rich texture” and “glowy effect.” Bonus: The brand supports farmers in Colombia. $35.

Best Eye Cream
The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Eye Mask
The cooling sensation of this eye cream made testers feel “instantly more awake.” $32.

Best Night Cream
Mary Kay TimeWise Age Minimize 3D Night Cream
Apply this before bedtime and you’ll wake up with “supersoft and hydrated skin.” Its antioxidants and peptides support collagen production while also combating free-radical damage. $32.

Best Mask
Sephora Collection Peel-off Mask
This orange peel-off formula was so “satisfying to remove” and offered an “immediate brightening effect.” $20.

Best Body Wash
KORRES Olive Oil and Cactus Pear Shower Gel
Make your time in the shower count. This gel’s “invigorating scent” gave moms the “oomph to get through the day.” $21.

Best Body Lotion
Dove DermaSeries Dry Skin Relief
Moms liked that this “nongreasy” fragrance-free lotion wouldn’t compete with their perfume. $11.

Jeffrey Westbrook
Jeffrey Westbrook

Hair Heroes

Best Shampoo
Not Your Mother’s Naturals Matcha Green Tea & Wild Apple Blossom Nutrient Rich Shampoo
“My scalp felt truly clean,” one mom noted, while another said her hair looked “shiny and lifted.” $9.

Best Conditioner
Herbal Essences Blue Ginger Foam Conditioner
“I love the foam!” one mom tester raved, adding that its “airy” texture leaves hair feeling “light yet well conditioned,” so detangling is a breeze. $6.

Best Dry Shampoo
Batiste Dry Shampoo in Rose Gold
It is budget-friendly, smells fruity, and soaks up excess oil. “My hair looked and felt fresh when I used this,” one mom shared. $8.

Best Hairspray
TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray
The lightweight spray “doesn’t leave that sticky feeling you get with most hairsprays,” so you can “still change and style hair often.” $6.50.

Best Styler
Pantene Pro-V Leave-In Conditioning Spray Curl Perfection
Members of the curl gang know a good detangler is key. Moms loved that this product “helped with tangles and knots” while leaving curls “soft and bouncy.” $4.

This article originally appeared in Parents Latina Magazine as '2018 Parents Latina Mama Bonita Beauty Awards.'

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