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There’s nothing better than having excellent face products in your makeup bag. Face products are really the base of your makeup routine, so you want to make sure you’re covered with tried-and-true favorites. Foundation, concealer, powder, and bronzer should all be on your list of products to pick up this year. Sometimes, narrowing down the list of brands that make these face products can be a little tricky because of the research that needs to be done to ensure you’re getting the right products for your skin. 

Not to worry, Her Campus has you covered. This year, our writers and editors tested a ton of beauty products to find the best of the best — including all the face makeup your heart desires. From blurring sticks to serum foundation and setting spray, these nine face care products won the Her Campus 2023 College Beauty Awards, and the products on this list will have you running to your nearest Ulta Beauty to add them to your cart.

Real Techniques Face Base Multiuse Makeup Brush Set ($20)

When applying makeup, you’re going to want brushes that blend your products like a dream, and with the Real Techniques Face Base set, you’ll be good to go. This vegan and cruelty-free brush set will have you feeling like a makeup expert in no time. “These brushes have great versatility,” Tina shared. “I was able to do my entire makeup routine with these four tools!”

Stila All About The Blur Instant Blurring Stick ($30)

This blurring stick is perfect for priming your face and smoothing your skin before you apply your products. Monyka says, “The blur was instant the moment I swiped it across my normally-large pores. I’ve used it as a makeup primer as well as on a clean face, and I loved the results both times.” 

Youthforia Date Night Skin Tint Serum Foundation ($48)

This one-of-a-kind serum is great for everyday use. The clean ingredients make it easy to set into your skin and are even safe to sleep in. “I’m OBSESSED with this foundation,” Julianna says. “The color match was gorgeous, and the finish was stunning. It looked dewy and natural, but provided enough coverage to cover blemishes and discoloration. It’s a win for me.”

Jason Wu Beauty Tinted Moisturizer Meets CC Cream ($20)

This product from Jason Wu is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a radiant glow finish. The product is lightweight and simple to apply — just smooth it into the skin with clean hands. “I will be using this as my go-to foundation from now on,” Shayna says. “It’s very light on the skin, but covers everything you need it to. It has a great consistency and lasts all day. The packaging is nice and minimalistic.” 

Glossier Stretch Fluid Foundation ($34)

Looking for a moisturizing foundation that leaves a natural look? Well, look no further. Glossier’s Stretch Fluid Foundation is makeup magic with its ability to blend effortlessly — and it lasts up to 12 hours. “I loved the feel and coverage of this foundation. It doesn’t have a specific scent, which is great, and the price is worth it for the coverage and quality of the product,” Rachel says. “I was pleasantly surprised by the coverage of the foundation because Glossier usually has minimal coverage.”

Physicians Formula Butter Glow Concealer ($13)

The Physicians Formula Butter Glow Foundation is truly a winner. This long-lasting, multi-use, radiance-boosting concealer can be used to brighten, highlight, smooth, or cover blemishes. “This whole product is 10/10!” Chyna says. “The consistency makes it easy to blend in, and the sponge makes it easy to apply under my eyes without worrying about it possibly getting into my eyes.” 

Keys Soulcare It’s Like Skin 2-In-1 Concealer + Tint ($28)

Available in 40 different shades, this Keys Soulcare skin tint has two of your most-needed makeup products in one. This non-comedogenic product is enriched with skin-loving elements that hydrate, brighten, and balance the skin. “I love a minimal makeup look, and this product did exactly that,” Wila Mae shared. “I liked how light the formula felt on my skin, and I was able to build more makeup on it without it feeling cakey.”

Physicians Formula Butter Glow Pressed Powder ($16)

Looking to achieve a super glowy makeup look? Well, with the Physicians Formula Butter Glow Pressed Powder, your dreams will come true, plus much more. This formula suits all skin tones and leaves a radiant look that’ll have you ready to take on the day! “I love a compact powder, especially one that gives me a big glow,” Chyna shares. “It made my under eyes glow, and I used it a bit as a highlighter.”

Beautyblender BOOST 4-In-1 Firming Peptide Setting Spray ($33)

With your makeup guaranteed to stay in place for up to 18 hours, the Beautyblender setting spray can also be used to plump your skin, reduce shine, and give you a radiant finish! “It made me look dewy without being greasy, which I always look for as someone with oily skin,” Rachel shared. “I love the spray nozzle on the bottle. It comes out easily and gives you the perfect amount of product. It’s also great for travel.”

Diamond Moore is a Style contributor for the Her Campus national team. She writes articles about beauty, style, and decor. Beyond contributing for Her campus, Diamond is also a Newsbreak contributor, where she has her own page that keeps readers updated on the latest news regarding celebrity and pop culture. She recently earned her Bachelor's Degree in Media Communication from Saint Xavier University in May 2023. Diamond's favorite hobbies include watching Netflix documentaries, creating video and audio productions, and doing freelance photography. She is a big Marvel geek, and hopes to one day become a successful movie producer or creative director and have her own media company.