Introducing the 264
Best Beauty Products of 2022

It’s been two years of strides and setbacks, and although we haven’t completely figured out what life looks like postpandemic, our beauty routines have adjusted accordingly. We’ve become experts at applying mask-proof lipstick and found the best hand creams to combat dryness from constant handwashing. Some of us have found ourselves back in spas and salon chairs, masked and vaxxed, while others are still mastering the art of at-home dye jobs and DIY manicures.

As going-out makeup slowly but surely makes its return and skin-care continues to give us some much-needed self-care, Glamour’s 2022 Beauty Awards is dedicated to defining beauty on your own terms, whether that means rediscovering basic products you may have put down during the last two years or playing with bold TikTok trends like hyper-bright blush or colored graphic eyeliner. Our trusted panel of judges spent months narrowing down this list—with some help from Glamour readers—to find the greatest innovations in skin care, makeup, and hair. Here we present the beauty products bringing newfound life to our routines, to make our “new normal” feel a little bit more, well, normal.

All Glamour Beauty Award winners are independently selected by our panel of judges. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

About Our Methodology

Choosing the best beauty products of the year takes time and effort because authenticity is what matters most. Where do we begin? We start with a master list of thousands of products launched within the past year. From there our editors test and single out the most impressive items. Finally, our panel of judges—including beauty founders, dermatologists, influencers, editors, and other industry insiders who genuinely love beauty—vote on the finalists to help us select the winners. For our Readers’ Choice category, we received thousands of votes from Glamour readers around the country to narrow down the best products of the year according to you.

Meet the Judges