The 2013 Prix d'Excellence Beauty Awards

For the past 27 years, cutting-edge breakthroughs have played an essential role in our Prix d'Excellence Beauty Awards. This year, the best innovations were unanimously selected by our jury of 19 esteemed international journalists. Discover eight international and three American picks, chosen from hundreds of this year's launches. We have a hunch these exceptional winners will be tomorrow's best sellers.

May 6, 2013 3:00 PM
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The 2013 Prix d'Excellence Beauty Awards

This year, the best innovations—from featherlight foundations to potent laser-caliber creams—were unanimously selected by our jury of 19 esteemed international journalists. The "nude" makeup trend continues to grace the runways; eye treatments get powerful supplements; sensitive-skin types can finally reverse the signs of aging without redness or irritation; and lipsticks impart high shine that lasts. Discover eight international and three American picks, chosen from hundreds of this year's launches. We have a hunch these exceptional winners will be tomorrow's best sellers.

YVES SAINT LAURENT ROUGE PUR COUTURE VERNIS À LÈVRES GLOSSY STAIN, $34. 

WHY THE JURY CHOSE THEM:

YSL's pioneering antiaging research led to this unique radiance-boosting skincare product, and the luminous foundation (inspired by its cult favorite Touche Éclat highlighter pen) is pure genius. YSL's Vernis à Lèvres Glossy Stain—a lacquer that gleams like glass—also earned a nod.

WHAT THE JURY SAYS: 

"This new research is full of potential."

"Crazy-gorgeous colors, packaging worthy of a collector, treatments that make the skin glow, superbright stains—I wouldn't even lend mine to my best friend!"

"This lip stain is sure to spark a trend. Yves Saint Laurent proves its scientific expertise with Forever Youth Liberator and was canny enough to reinvent its hugely popular top seller with Touche Éclat Foundation."

"Anything by Yves Saint Laurent—from makeup to the substantive work they've done on antiaging research—brings together innovation, color, and fun."

"Bravo, Yves Saint Laurent, for this line of specialized skincare and totally irresistible makeup!"