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Awardworthy Makeup
Whittling down spring 2009's impressive offerings to just 22 products was harder than we expected. Here, eight more that deserve recognition.
DiorSkin Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Makeup SPF 10
Most Imperceptible Camouflager:
DiorSkin Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Makeup SPF 10
It feels like your favorite silky, skin-smoothing moisturizer, but it gives your complexion the even tone you can usually get only from a fuller-coverage foundation.

$45; department stores
Stila Pearl Shimmer Gloss
Most Lustrous Lipcolor:
Stila Pearl Shimmer Gloss in South Sea Coral
Infused with real ground pearls, this gloss creates a perfect, sheer, glimmery sheen.

$22; StilaCosmetics.com
Revlon Matte Powder Blush
Best Thing Since the Shoe Phone:
Revlon Matte Powder Blush in Blushing Berry
The hidden mirror inside this compact pops out at the push of a button. Even better: The shade isn't the least bit sparkly, and the brush is surprisingly soft.

$10, drugstores
L'Oreal Paris Le Kohl Duo Shadow + Liner
Most Intriguing Twofer:
L'Oréal Paris Le Kohl Duo Shadow + Liner in Charcoal/Honey
On one end: a supersoft, easy-to-blend liner pencil. On the other: a sponge applicator loaded with silky eyeshadow (the powder is inside the cap).

$11; drugstores
Lancome La Laque Fever Ultimate Lasting Full Color Lipshine
Long Night Achievement Award:
Lancôme La Laque Fever Ultimate Lasting Full Color Lipshine in Furious in Fuchsia
This pigment-packed formula delivers color so lush and saturated, it's impervious to canapés.
 
$28; department stores
Bobbi Brown Face Touch Up Stick
Best Undercover Agent:
Bobbi Brown Face Touch Up Stick
It's perfect for reblending makeup that's become cakey by late afternoon or as an on-the-go fix for blotchiness.

$22; BobbiBrown.com
Avon Spectra Lash
People's Choice Award:
Avon Spectra Lash
One mascara, three effects: Just click the dial to give yourself a subtle tint, more dramatic lengthening, or a full-on glamorous fringe. There's something for everyone!

$9.50; Avon.com
Laura Mercier Custom Compact 6-Well
Most Gorgeously Adaptable:
Laura Mercier Custom Compact 6-Well
Choose your winning combination of crease-resistant shadows, sheer blushes, or creamy cake liners from the makeup artist's extensive collection—and never be stuck with a shade you won't wear.

$10, plus $22 for each color; BlueMercury.com