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College Beauty Awards: Face

Face makeup serves as the foundation of every look, from all natural to full going-out glam. As you build your cosmetics collection, it can be overwhelming to find the right products for your complexion. That’s why the Her Campus College Beauty Awards testers tried over 40 different products on their 10 unique skin tones and types. The list below details the top 10 best face makeup products of 2022, including foundations, concealers, bronzers, contours, highlighters, tanning products, and even sponges. 

In their thoughtful reviews, our Gen Z testers ranked comfortable and long-lasting formulas at the top of their list. As a result, these 10 favorite makeup products will stay on through your entire day, from studying in the library to your girls’ night out. The CBA testers also only selected products that felt lightweight and natural on their skin. It’s 2022, and you deserve full coverage without having to feel cakey all day. The following blendable formulas and easy-to-use products will give you a glowing, even base for any look you’re serving this semester. 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Magic Touch Concealer

The CBA testers unanimously love the Anastasia Beverly Hills Magic Touch Concealer. Emily says it brightens her undereyes and smooths the appearance of her skin without looking or feeling cakey. Oasiah and Maeve agree that just a little goes a long way with this buildable formula. $29.

ILIA Beauty True Skin Serum Concealer

The ILIA Beauty True Skin Serum Concealer is another fan-favorite among the CBA’s Gen Z testers. Dorilyn loves how its formula is creamy without feeling too thick on her face. Emily’s undereyes tend to get irritated by most concealers, but this ILIA product is gentle on her sensitive skin, providing the perfect coverage. $30.

St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Face Mist

The St. Tropez facial self tanning mist has become a new staple in the regimens of both Kyra and Eboni. This fine mist provides an even, subtle tan with a gradual build. Unlike many self tanners, this product strays from orange undertones and it smells great. Add a glow to your complexion with this one easy step. $30.

Rare Beauty Positive Light Liquid Luminizer Highlight

A little goes a long way with this pearly Liquid Luminizer Highlight from Rare Beauty. The testers love the dewy, glowing finish this gives their complexions. The formula feels light and comfortable on the skin and it’s easily buildable for a blinding, highlighted look. $30.

Too Faced Born This Way Flawless Coverage Natural Finish Foundation

The Too Faced Born This Way Flawless Coverage Natural Finish Foundation provides even, medium-to-full coverage while still feeling lightweight on the skin. Dorilyn and Kyra love how their faces feel makeup-free when wearing this natural finish. $30.

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

The Benefit Hoola Bronzer has been a cult favorite for years, and for good reason. The testers praise the subtle, matte, buildable bronze this product brings to any makeup look. This bronzer is the perfect addition to your cosmetics collection if you’re looking to bring soft warmth to your face without a harsh contour. $25.

e.l.f. Halo Glow Liquid Filter

This budget-friendly pick shocked the CBA testers with its luminous finish and rich, creamy formula. It brings a dewy glow to any complexion when worn alone or layered under a foundation. The Halo Glow Liquid Filter continues to gain deserved traction for its high quality and low cost. $14.

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

Fenty Beauty’s Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation is a game changer, according to CBA testers Dorilyn and Eboni. The formula is matte on the skin without appearing dry or cakey. This long-lasting product doesn’t require much powder to set, and it stays on all day. Another bonus: The shade range includes 59 different tones, so you can find the perfect fit for you. $35.

Charlotte Tillbury Hollywood Contour Wand

The lightweight formula of the Charlotte Tillbury Hollywood Contour Wand is blendable, buildable, and creates a contour that lasts all day. The small sponge applicator makes carving out cheekbones and nose contours simple, even for beauty beginners. In 2023, the CBA testers hope to see a more expansive shade range of this favorite formula. $50.

JUNOCo Bamboo Microfiber Sponge

Looking for a new makeup sponge? Add this JUNOCO Bamboo Microfiber tool to your cosmetics bag. Testers Zoë and Dorilyn love how easily this sponge blends their cream products, and how soft it feels on their skin. $7.

Kyra covers all things trending in the fashion and beauty spaces. She served as the editor of the 2022 Her Campus College Beauty Awards, and previously worked as the editorial lead of College Fashionista.