For the annual Best in Black Beauty Awards, our beauty editors slathered, sprayed and spritzed hundreds of creams, lotions and potion to find the top makeup, skin care, nail and hair picks on the market.

Whether you’re searching for a new foundation that glides and hides, or you’re in need of a new lipstick, these award-winning makeup products have our stamp of approval.  Take a look at our list and jot down your favorites for your next trip to the makeup counter.

We’d love to hear about some of your favorite hair and beauty picks!  Share them in our ESSENCE Reader’s Choice Poll.