The Zoe Report Presents The 2018 Beauty Awards

The Beauty Industry is all about reinvention, so keeping up with the latest and greatest releases is a full-time job. More accurately, it’s our full-time job, which is why we’re sharing the best new products across the categories of hair, makeup, and skin care. We also tapped a few of our favorite professionals to share the picks that made it into their kits this year, along with some genius, time-saving tips.

Our judges run the gamut from glitter-obsessives to devout disciples of the barefaced movement. Fittingly, these award-winning picks are diverse, but equally game-changing.

Dirty Penny Glitter


Lemonhead LA

"I love to experiment with glitter, and this is a super cool brand I discovered that I am loving. I actually used these on Beyoncé at Coachella!" — Sir John

Healthy, cooperative hair is a universal beauty goal, whether you strive for air-dried nonchalance, perfect coils, or a voluminous blowout. These winning products and tools efficiently deliver both immediate and long-lasting benefits.

Volumizing Hair Spray



"This hair spray is everything! It adds a lot of volume and holds curls super well." — Shani Darden

For anyone who has looked at a child’s skin and felt a pang of (shameful) jealousy, this category is for you. A radiant complexion takes diligent maintenance. Our winners span a breadth of cutting-edge serums, gadgets, masks, and treatments sure to bolster any regimen.

Jet Lag Mask


Summer Fridays

"This mask rehydrates my skin to another level, and I am obsessed. I apply it on planes or any day when I need a little help to look alive because it removes any puffiness and refreshes tired skin." — Jen Atkin

Even world-class professionals swear by affordable beauty buys (just check out our experts’ picks for proof). Ranging from face primers to body exfoliators, these winners are instant classics that retail for $30 or less.

Honest Beauty Extreme Length Mascara & Primer



"This is the best mascara I’ve ever used! It makes your lashes long and full without clumping." — Shani Darden