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!
Brighter! Silkier! Fresher! All yours in record time with these winners
Best Face Wash
Kate Somerville EradiKate Daily Cleanser takes the top spot for its acne-fighting ingredients and refreshing feeling on the skin. $38.
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.
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 Wash
Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash wins because “it’s fresh and moisturizing, and it has an elegant fragrance,” Dr. Lima-Maribona says. $4.
Dove 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Product
NYX 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 Product
Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick topped testers’ lists because of its incredible staying power. It didn’t even leave lip prints on coffee mugs! $18.
Maybelline 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.
Softening moringa oil in Long Sexy Hair Luxurious Shampoo made testers feel that their strands were getting some well-deserved TLC. $17.
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.
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.