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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Dior

DIOR DIORSKIN NUDE COMPACT, $50.

WHY THE JURY CHOSE THEM:

The Nude Compact, which is packed with ultrafine opalescent powder, is handy for both full coverage and quick touch-ups. The liquid foundation melts into skin, hides imperfections, and makes your face glow. Mineralized waters hydrate while light-reflecting pigments adapt to any environment, and the extensive shade range is outstanding. 

WHAT THE JURY SAYS: 

"All the luxury of haute couture can be found in this foundation: the texture, the skin-matching shades, the packaging. It's a dream!"

"Absolutely superb! The powder brightens the skin without too much shimmer and easily adjusts to its environment."

"Its velvety texture masks dark spots and wrinkles but gives the skin a dewy finish. The compact version is a must-have—and leaves skin fresh."

"Again, Dior attains perfection with this Nude—and the powder's worth it, too!"