College Beauty Awards

Her Campus is thrilled to announce our first-ever College Beauty Awards, a curated list dedicated to highlighting the best in beauty for college women. We went through an intense process to recognize these award winners: testing products for nine months, polling students in our college communities, reading the reviews on every cosmetic retail site, and speaking with several estheticians, dermatologists and makeup artists. Basically, we did the hard work for you to provide a gold standard that college women can look to among drugstore, indie and prestige brands.

The products below check all the boxes for students right now; they're at a reasonable price point, they're Instagram-worthy, they deliver the best results, and they come from brands that our community legitimately loves. We’re calling out cult favorites that really work, but we’re also talking about industry newcomers that already own our hearts, among others!

So consider this an official recommendation for what you can rely on across every beauty category, whether you're looking to shop an affordable acne solution or just want to learn more about that matte lip your friend keeps posting in her feed. These winners received all the praise from students, so we’re confident standing behind them.

We hope you have fun discovering these game-changing products.

Love you, stay glowy,

The Her Campus Beauty Team