Latina Beauty Awards 2016: The Best in Makeup

With additional reporting by Chantel Morel & Robyn Moreno

We swiped, brushed, primed, slathered, and tested hundreds of new beauty products to pick this year’s standout stars. We are thrilled to share the winners of the 2016 Beauty Awards — kicking things off with the best of makeup:

1. Yves Saint Laurent

Liquid Eyeliner

If you struggle with a cat eye, this one’s for you. YSL Beauté’s Eye Marker ($34, is as easy to use as, well, a marker. Use the flat side for a thick line or the tip for a thinner one. 

2. Benefit Cosmetics

Eyebrow Pencil

Angled on an arch-friendly slant, this mess-free, two-step Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Pencil ($24, makes fierce brows a breeze. 

3. Hourglass

Contour Palette

With Hourglass Illume Sheer Color Trio ($62, you don’t have to have Khloé K’s contouring skills to get your sculpt on. 

4. Lorac


Fake a full night’s sleep with Lorac Light Source Illuminating Highlighter ($22 ( Swipe it on your cheekbones, brow bones, and Cupid’s bow for a totally luminous look. 

5. Neutrogena

Tinted Moisturizer

Got acne? No problem. This lightweight base fights pimples while it covers ’em up. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Correct & Cover ($10,

6. Wet n Wild

 Ombré Lip

The ombré trend is still going strong. Mix and match these color duos for a fun, customized look. The super-affordable wand comes in three shade options that range from tame to bold. Wet n Wild Perfect Pair Ombre Lip Wand ($4,

7. Milani

Eyebrow Gel

Want Demi-worthy brows in a flash? Brush on Milani Easybrow Tinted Fiber Gel ($7, to tame strays, fill in spare spots, and create shape. Comes in five natural shades with a small, tapered brush that grabs every strand.

8. Tom Ford

Cream Shadow

This might be the sexiest eye makeup we’ve ever seen…or felt. The eight creamy metallic shades have a light, mousse-like texture that glides on like buttah and are so pigmented they’ll last way past last call. Tom Ford Cream Color for Eyes ($45,


9. Mary Kay


This creamy one-stop shop conceals dark circles, blurs fine lines, and covers everything from redness to zits. Mary Kay Perfecting Concealer ($16,

10. Make Up For Ever

Pencil Eye Liner

These easy-to-apply pencils come in a sick range of shades (20!) and finishes (five!), and the long-wear formula means they won’t run down your face or transfer onto your sheets. Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil ($21,

11. M.A.C

Eye Shadow Palette 

For the makeup luvah, M.A.C. Eye Shadow x15 palette in Warm Neutral ($65, offers endless color combos in shades ranging from pastels to darks, and formulas that include mattes, satins, and shimmers. Want to launch your own YouTube beauty channel? This’ll get you started. 

12. Guerlain


For a believable beachy glow, dust Guerlain Terracotta 2016 Original Bronzing Powder ($53, on your forehead, down the bridge of your nose, and on your chin for a natural hit of warmth.



13. Circa

Lip Liner

Eva Mendes’s line continues to amaze. This lip liner is long lasting, keeps your lipstick in check, and is rich enough to work as a stand-alone color. Circa High Definition Lip Contouring Pencil, ($10,

14. Charlotte Tilbury


When a shade is inspired by—and named after—Salma Hayek, you know it’s gotta be good. Charlotte Tilbury’s Hot Lips Lipstick in Secret Salma ($32, is a rosy plum that’s as chic and sexy as its namesake.

15. Julep

Lip Treatment

Camelia, avocado, rosehip seed, and grape-seed oils soothe and repair dry, cracked skin. Julep Tinted Lip Oil Treatment ($22,

16. Maybelline

Lip Paint

One swipe is all you need for traffic-stopping lips with Maybelline's Color Jolt Intense Lip Paint ($10,

17. NYX

Powder Blush

These gorge gradient shades look like a sunset in a package. They’ll look just as warm and glowy on your cheeks. NYX Ombré Blush ($10,




18. Nuance


Apply this complexion smoother before your foundation to keep your makeup game strong for hours. Bonus: it’s infused with Tepezcohuite bark (a tree that’s native to Brazil and Salma’s home country, Mexico), an antioxidant that also tones skin. Nuance Salma Hayek Flawless Finish Blur Perfection Primer ($14,

19. Chanel


For the gal who likes de todo un poco, this magic in a tube shines like a gloss, has the color payoff of a lipstick, and conditions like a balm. Plus, it comes in eight poppin’ shades. Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo Complete Care Lipshine ($37,

20. Revlon

Liquid Lipstick

Love a matte lip but hate how drying it can feel? Enter Revlon’s Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor ($9, The eight sexy, long-lasting shades will keep your labios bright and smooth. 

21. Sephora

Finishing Powder

Sephora Collection Matte Perfection Powder Foundation ($20, sets your makeup without making it look cakey. 

22. EOS

Lip Balm

You’ve probably got at least one of these hydrating bullets on you at all times. The new sweat-proof formula with SPF 15 means you can keep one in your gym bag and your beach bag, too. EOS Active Protection ($4,

23. CoverGirl

Volume Mascara 

Volume for days with a brush that gets every lash. Yasss! CoverGirl Super Sizer by LashBlast Mascara ($8,

24. L'Oreal Paris


The nifty sponge applicator takes you from light to medium coverage with a simple tap. Comes in 12 skin tone– and undertone-matching shades. L’Oréal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation ($17,

25. Urban Decay

Color Correctors

Here’s a refresher on color theory: shades on opposite sides of the color wheel cancel each other out. Using that idea, Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid ($28 each, comes in six shades that neutralize dark circles, dark spots, redness, sallowness, and dullness.