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.

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    Giorgio Armani

    GIORGIO ARMANI MAESTRO FUSION MAKEUP, $62.

    WHY THE JURY CHOSE IT: 

    A foundation and skin corrector in one, this unbelievably lightweight formula provides flawless coverage with just a few drops. The secret? Five light oils that create a sensually silky finish. 

    WHAT THE JURY SAYS: 

    "Other formulas seem old-fashioned in comparison! This nongreasy veil adapts to your skin tone and looks incredibly natural."

    "The apothecary-style packaging is so chic, the applicator is playful, and the texture is just extraordinary. It's like a silky scarf that slips onto the skin and then disappears, leaving you extra-pretty. An ultra-sensual experience."

    "A small revolution, this new generation of foundations is made without water or powder—it uses pigmented oils instead. The result? A smooth texture and perfectly transparent coverage. It's my morning treat and is responsible for my daily glow."

    "A great lesson in sublimation by a master of foundations."

    Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
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