Best in Black Beauty Awards 2014: Makeup

These intense colors and complexion perfecting base shades give us just the right look.

ESSENCE.COM Mar, 26, 2014

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Revlon ColorBurst Balms ($9, Target). Rich pigment, three finishes and 30 color options equals lip perfection.

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Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30, Its time-released moisture complex works all day.

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Black opal Patent Lips ($7, Walmart, In stores only) offers shine with lipstick staying power.

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Lancôme Gloss in Love ($27, is a non-sticky, sheer hint of color.

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Maybelline New York Fit Me! Stick Foundation ($9, Walgreens) delivers easily applied matte coverage.

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Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Crème ($44, Sephora). This creamy formula comes in a full spectrum of browns.

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Rimmel London ScandalEyes Eyeliner ($6, CVS). Create top-notch cat eyes with its slim tip.

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Chantecaille Le Stylo Ultra Slim ($34, is ideal for liquid liner novices.

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Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Color ($5, Rite Aid, In Stores Only) gives the glossiness and finish of a gel sans the commitment.

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CND Vinylux Weekly Polish System ($10 for each polish, for salons). Chip-free color that lasts up to a week? We’re sold.

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Iman CC Powder to Crème Concealer ($15, Walgreens) provides skin care benefits while it cloaks blemishes.

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BareMinerals Correcting Concealer ($20, Sephora) comes in a wide range of deep shades.

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L’oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara ($9, Target). The wing-tip brush lifts, arches and defines outer corners of lashes.

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IT cosmetics Tightline Black Mascara Primer ($24, Ulta). Swipe close to the lash line for maxi- mum definition.

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Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Glaze Glisten Blush Stick ($9, Walgreens) adds a nice flush to cheeks.

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Make Up For Ever HD Blush ($26, These bold colors pop on the deepest of skin tones.

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NYX cosmetics Primal Colors ($5, has vibrant hues for high impact.

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Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot ($20, This creamy shadow won’t crease or budge.

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Pixi Natural Brow Duo ($16, Target) has smooth color on one end and a brow gel on the other.

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Dolce & Gabbana Shaping Eyebrow Pencil ($45, leaves you with natural-looking brows.