Real Beauty Gold Star Awards: Best makeup from 2012

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Dolce & Gabbana Lace Collection Glow Bronzing Powder

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Refine your beauty routine with the best products of 2012 for your eyes, lips, face, and nails.



Dolce & Gabbana Lace Collection Glow Bronzing Powder

This fancy fashion line is always parading models in lace down the runway. Now, the brand showcases their signature fabric with this pretty shimmery bronzing powder.

$47; saks.com










Buxom Color Choreography Eyeshadow Palette

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Buxom Color Choreography Eyeshadow Palette

Steal the show with this customizable five-shade palette that offers a range of matte, shimmering, and sparkly finishes in a perfectly portable package.

$36; amazon.com















Clé de Peau Silky Cream Foundation

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Clé de Peau Silky Cream Foundation with SPF 23

This rich, full coverage cream foundation combines flawless coverage and lightweight texture to make your skin look absolutely luminous!

$120; nordstrom.com





(See also: Best makeup for your eye color)








Dr. Hauschka 'Inner Glow' Lipstick

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Dr. Hauschka 'Inner Glow' Lipstick

These subtle translucent lipsticks are 100% natural and add the perfect touch of shimmery color to your kisser. Enriched with castor seed oil, they also provide a richness that moisturizes and conditions.

$24; drhauschka.com














Lancôme Longwear Nail Lacquer

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Lancôme Longwear Nail Lacquer

For a bold style statement in a flash, dress your digits in these super quick-dry, glossy hues.

But the best part? They will stay chip-free for days.

$30; amazon.com












Laura Geller Ombre Baked Blush in Pink Blossom

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Laura Geller Ombre Baked Blush in Pink Blossom

We're still loving the ombré trend: totally cool, gradient hues on clothes and hair, and now makeup! These colors are actually baked on a terracotta pan in Italy for 24 hours before the product makes its way to your makeup case. Use the dual-sided brush and bellissima!

$32.50; laurageller.com













Lorac 'Unzipped' Shimmer & Matte Eye Shadow Palette

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Lorac 'Unzipped' Shimmer & Matte Eye Shadow Palette

This universally flattering nude eyeshadow palette contains ten highly pigmented shades that will sex up any look.

$40; sephora.com















L'Oréal 'Youth Code' BB Cream

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L'Oréal 'Youth Code' BB Cream

We can all agree that BB creams are awesome, right? This all-in-one skincare solution with light-reflecting particles and a hint of tint, evens, illuminates, corrects, moisturizes, and protects against UV rays in one step!

$11; amazon.com













NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

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NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

This easy-to-use rouge combines the convenience of a pencil with the application of a lipstick in a jumbo-size crayon design. Not to mention the non-drying formula lasts for hours–it takes us straight through work and to the after hours party.


$24; narscosmetics.com









NYX Cosmetics 'The Curve' Liquid Eyeliner

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NYX Cosmetics 'The Curve' Liquid Eyeliner

This black liquid liner is ergonomically designed to hold like a pencil for maximum precision and control to create a smudge-proof and long-lasting line.


$14.50; amazon.com












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