Parents' Mom Knows Best Beauty Awards 2018
Best In Makeup
The “light” texture was lovely to apply. Mom testers cheered for the “natural” tints that “made lips look so plump!”
These “not-sticky” glosses come in a nifty, clickable pen. “I’ve used mine every single day since I got it,” one mom said.
AOA Go Brow Mascara ($1)
Testers were wowed when they heard that this “quick to apply” brow tint that “easily tamed unruly hairs” cost only one buck!
Moms “loved, loved, loved” the versatility of these “pretty” colors. The smokyeye how-to was a bonus.
This soft pencil “glides on so smoothly,” “didn’t smudge,” and “gave my always tired-looking eyes a nice pop.”
It’s everything you want: a “super-black,” “clump-free” formula that gives “fuller” lashes.
“I look like I finally got sleep,” one tester told us. Enough said.
Testers liked the feeling of this “Play-Doh-like” formula. Apply it on cheekbones and lids for a “natural, no-streak” glow
When moms applied this “silky” pink primer before makeup, they discovered “minimized pores” and “a pretty radiance.”
Your “imperfections vanish” after you blend in this “fabulous,” long-lasting matte formula, which “doesn’t feel cakey.”
“Not nearly as heavy as foundation,” this still “provides good coverage” and “great sun protection.”
Best In Body
Mama testers were already fans of this “safe for sensitive skin” brand—and thrilled to start using this “creamy” aloe vera wash.
Crushed pomegranate seeds whisk away dead cells, while shea butter leaves “amazingly” smooth skin. The “delicious scent lingers after your shower.”
It felt “amazingly luxurious” to spread this “decadent” cream on dry spots like heels and elbows or on “just-shaved legs,” our testers said.
Moms adored the “handy” pump. Plus, the sweet almond oil and shea butter blend offers up a “fresh, clean scent” and “silky skin.”
Pregnant testers raved that the “not greasy” lotion made it easy to get dressed afterward and added: “Only time will tell if it works!”
Best In Skin
Moms loved this “gentle, but hardworking” formula that “takes everything off in one rinse!”
Olay Daily Facials ($9.50)
These wipes stay dry till you wet them. “They’re the most practical thing ever and perfect for diaper bags,” said one mom.
It’s like a spa in a bottle, “making your face feel nice and warm” as it polishes skin with volcanic sand and fruit acid.
Hooray for a toner that “doesn’t strip skin.” “I found extra time in the day to use it,” one mom said.
A few testers called it “the best product overall!” This gel makes skin visibly “healthier and glowy.”
As lightweight as water, this “feels nice going on,” leaves skin “smooth,” and “smells great” too.
Moisturizer with SPF
This “scent-free” and “rich” cream brightens, smooths, and protects skin.
Deemed “worth the splurge,” it “hydrates and reduces puffiness without any irritation,” our tester moms reported.
The “mess-free” swipe-on applicator makes this antioxidant-rich mask “so fun and easy to use.”
“I could actually feel my skin getting tighter,” exclaimed one tester.
Best In Hair
The scent is “amaaazing!” plus it leaves hair looking “shiny” and “lifted.”
Conditioner for Normal Hair
This lightweight formula is “gentle” enough to use daily and “smells nice”—a bit like “baby powder!”
Conditioner for Fine Hair
“I love the foam!” said one mom tester, adding that its “airy” texture leaves hair “light yet so conditioned.”
A non-aerosol powder that “leaves no white residue on my super-dark hair,” one woman said, and it has an incredible “clean-hair-but-better” scent.
An extra-fine mist “doesn’t leave that sticky feeling you get with most hairsprays,” so you can “still change and style hair as much as you want!”
Two weeks into spraying this tincture each day, one tester reported that her hair “felt thicker” and “didn’t break as much.”
Grapeseed oil in this mask creates such a “silky feeling” that one tester wanted to “run out and buy more,” while another said, “This is my favorite hair product ever.”
This. Is. Foolproof. You’ll look naturally bronzed, never orange or streaky, with this easy-to-use gradual self-tanner.
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What would we do without this all-purpose, fixes-everything salve? We rub it on all of our dry or dull spots.
Essie Nail Polish ($9)
Dishes... bathtime... playground shenanigans. This lacquer can stand up to it all.
When we can’t risk a midday sweat storm, this is our tried-and-true savior. Goes on clear, dries quickly, and offers the max level of wetness protection.
These glycolic-acid peel pads have healed our acne, evened out our skin tone, and smoothed the texture of our skin. We swear by them!
When we want bold red, we reach for this timeless tube.
We’ve slathered this multi-use, vitamin enriched formula on our pregnant bellies and smoothed it into our scaly, midwinter limbs.
This article originally appeared in Parents Latina Magazine as 'Mom Knows Best Beauty Awards 2018.'