It’s almost the end of the year, which means it’s time for the 2016 Justine Beauty Awards! We’ve got you covered with our top picks for skin, hair, beauty and more, and they’re all here just in time to make the perfect stocking stuffers. Find your new fave must-have products on our list today! If you want professional help, then check out this pediatric dermatologist.
ONE. Commitment-phobe’s friend
Splat Hair Chalk $5
If you’re a gal who doesn’t like commitment, especially when it comes to your hair color, you’ll love these hair chalks! You can create fun (and temporary) highlights in minutes. When you’re ready to mix it up or return to your natural color, just shampoo!
TWO. Biggest Game Changer
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water All-In-1 Waterproof Makeup Remover $9
Cleansing without water? Talk about a game changer! Tap water can actually contain minerals that can be harsh to skin, and believe it or not, this product requires no rinsing. Plus, you won’t believe how soft it makes your skin feel!
THREE. Best Secret Ingredient
Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser $8
Charcoal is all the rage in the beauty world these days. It cleans pores deep down, removing buildup and preventing blackheads. This cleanser is a Justine fave because it’s tough on breakouts, but super gentle on skin.
FOUR. Best Beauty Newbie
Clean & Clear Deep Action 60 Second Shower Mask $6
This product launched last summer and since then, we’ve been hooked! Don’t get us wrong, we love treating ourselves to a “spa day” as much as the next girl. But sometimes hitting the pause button to relax just isn’t in our schedule. So a 60-second face mask we can use in the shower? Yes, please!
FIVE. Product to Put on Repeat
Pure Silk Shave Cream $3
Admittedly, we might be known to skip a shave (or two!), but this product is a must even for girls who never take a break from the razor. It lathers up for a nice close shave and leaves skin soft and moisturized.
SIX. Comeback Kid
Dickinson’s Extra Strength Deep Cleansing Astringent $6
Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel has been around since 1866, but we love this new formula that contains Eucalyptus, which cleanses pores deep down. This old-school wonder will keep your face fresh all year round!
SEVEN. Best #nofilter Product
Zapzyt Acne Wash $6
For most of us, breakouts are a fact of life, but they don’t have to be! We can’t get enough of this face wash. It’s packed with acne-fighting ingredients that zap zits before they ever form. Use daily for flawless skin, no filter required!
EIGHT. Guaranteed Good Hair Day
Garnier Whole Blends Hydrating Mask with Coconut Water & Vanilla Milk Extracts $7
Every now and then our hair needs a pick-me-up, especially during the dry winter months. This mask delivers a big dose of hydrating ingredients, leaving locks super shiny and soft.
NINE. Snooze Button Queen
Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Dry Shampoo $6
On days when you’ve hit the snooze button one too many times, or days you just wanna skip a shampoo, give your hair a just-washed look by spritzing this dry shampoo directly on roots. Even compared to pricier brands, Not Your Mother’s dry shampoo is a Justine editor fave.
TEN. Best “One and Done”
Maybelline New York Dream Bronze BB 8-in-1 Beauty Balm Sun Kissed Glow Perfector $9
Talk about a multi-tasker! This bb cream has a built-in bronzer, giving you a sun-kissed glow year round.
ELEVEN. Fake It Til Ya Make It
Jergens Natural Glow Instant Sun Sunless Tanning Mousse $13
This self-tanner uniquely works with your skin tone to mimic the natural glow you get from the sun. Plus it dries in 60 seconds, making application foolproof.
TWELVE. I Woke Up Like This
Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Overnight Treatment $20 Ulta
This invisible treatment absorbs quickly, then works all night to fight breakouts while you snooze. Talk about getting your beauty sleep!
THIRTEEN. Extra Credit
Circa Beauty Color Exposure Lip & Cheek Stain $13 Walgreens
This multitasking master doubles as a lip and cheek stain and gives you the perfect flush. Toss it in your purse for a quick color boost on the go!
FOURTEEN. Lashes Like Whoa
Catrice Lash Boost Lash Extension Fibers $7 Ulta
Trust us, apply a coat of this before any mascara for lashes that really wow! It coats your lashes with tiny fibers, making them appear longer and fuller. Ooh la la!
FIFTEEN. Cult Classic
Maybelline New York Great Lash Mascara $5
There’s a reason this mascara has been on every “best of beauty” list since, like, forever. It’s everything we want in a mascara – length, volume, definition – without the stuff we don’t.
SIXTEEN. Beauty Hack
Essence Cosmetics Pure Nude Highlighter $5
When you’ve spent all night cramming for your physics exam, this highlighter can help you fake a “well-rested glow.” Dot it in the corner of your eyes and swipe across the top of your cheek bones, and no one will guess you’re running on just a few hours of sleep!
SEVENTEEN. Brow Envy
NYC New York Color Browser Brush-On Brow Kit $4
We love this all-in-one brow kit! The powder is more natural than a pencil and the grooming wax helps keep brow hairs in place.
EIGHTEEN. Best Beauty Dupe
Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Fix Foundation Stick $12
This stick foundation is super easy to apply, and it’s a perfect dupe for a high-end product that is more than three times the price. (ahem, we’re talking about the $46 Bobbi Brown Foundation!)
NINETEEN. Splurge Worthy
Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask $40
While it might look like something out of a sci-fi movie, it’s actually a mask that uses light to zap bacteria and treat acne. And the price tag is much cheaper than a trip to the dermatologist’s office.
TWENTY. #BTB Beauty Throwback
Lip Smacker Cherry $3
Okay, we confess… this lip balm has been staple in our beauty bags since middle school, but we are suckers for the cherry flavor. Plus, it gives us just the right amount of barely-there color.