For our 26th annual Best Beauty Buys, the InStyle team worked with leading dermatologists, makeup artists, hairstylists, wellness experts, fragrance connoisseurs, and manicurists to find out which products they can’t get enough of. Now, the votes are in — and you’ll want to get a hold of these 229 beauty game-changers.

Aside from fragrance, there’s nothing as utterly, irrefutably personal as your foundation shade. But for something that’s so uniquely different from one person to the next, foundation and concealer shade options have been extremely limited for people of color.

Even for brands with shade options in the double digits, the spectrum was only most expansive for light to medium skin tones. It wasn’t until Rihanna launched her Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation in 2018 with 40 tints across the skin tone spectrum, did many finally acknowledge the dumbfounding and disappointing lack of representation in foundation shades.

Since then, Fenty Beauty’s Pro Filt’r Foundation expanded its range to cover an additional 10 skin tones, making it all the easier to find the right shade. And apart from its inclusive range of shades, the foundation has long been praised as one of the most long-wearing, easily absorbed, and buildable options.

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