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This year in beauty was one for the books, making our task of filtering through and uncovering
some of the best products for our first-ever monthly POPSUGAR Beauty Awards that much
harder. There was much to celebrate: we awarded our favorite conscious beauty products,
Black-owned brands, zit zappers, budget buys, and so many more, with a total of 217 product
winners out of thousands of submissions, all tested and vetted by our trusted team of editors.

Now, as we wrap up 2021, we knew there was no better time to reflect on the biggest
and best moments, changemakers, and innovations in beauty. These eight best-of-the-year
winners have changed how we use our products and where we buy them, they've broken
industry boundaries and records, and, most importantly, they've shifted how we think
about beauty as a whole. Introducing the best of beauty of 2021.

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