Readers favorite makeup, skin and hair picks

1Readers' favorite makeup, skin and hair picks

The very best of beauty

The reviews are in! From must-have moisturizers and lust-worthy lipstick to can't-live-without conditioner, our Walmart Beauty editors have selected readers' top-rated beauty essentials.

Count on these products to keep you looking fantastic through the holidays and beyond. Plus, they make foolproof stocking stuffers. But don't take our word for it—get the inside scoop from our readers!

Makeup must-haves

Feeling holi-dazed but needing to look fresh and festive at the flip of a switch? With their ability to instantly perk up your face, these products seem less like makeup and more like magical wands.

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lip Color

82% of readers recommend

Readers declare that after wearing this perfect pop of bright color for the first time, they feel an irresistible urge to collect more colors—and we honestly can't blame them.

Gorgeous colorI am a professional make up artist and I love all of the new Vivids lipsticks by Maybeline, I bought all of the colors. Great addition to my make up kits.   –mleconn, Georgia  

Hard Candy Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer With Concealer Pencil

83% of readers recommend

Flawless coverage and value make this hard-working concealer a top pick for our readers. Whether you want to brighten dark under-eye circles or hide blemishes, this concealer has you covered.

Love it!Great concealer, color is perfect, not too dry or oily. Use a very small amount for best results. Was so impressed I bought one for a friend!   –nillysmom, Wis..  

L'Oreal Paris Infallible Lacquer Liner 24H Eyeliner

100% of readers recommend

In one smooth stroke, L'Oreal has converted our readers from pencil to gel eyeliner—forever. Top lid, lower lash, sweat-soaked workouts: this liner stays put all day. Start the clock, ladies!

Love the ease of use!I am 42 years old and am just NOW figuring out how to do cat eyeliner on my eyes. I was intimidated by liquid liners, and the pencil liners were too hard. This stuff fits the bill! I am now doing cat eyeliner like a pro! It stays on and is not hard to remove. Love this stuff and will keep it in my makeup collection forever!   –NunJoBizNess, Calif.  

Skin savers

When holiday stress, excessive merriment and the elements take their toll, it can show on your skin. There's no return policy for your complexion, so pamper it with these specially formulated, reader-approved products.

Dove Extra Dry Skin Formula With Cream Oil Body Lotion

96% of readers recommend

Do you believe in miracles? Our readers do! From healing painfully dry, tight skin to relieving eczema, this formula is the holy grail of hydration. Readers report it's also perfect for normal skin.

EXCELLENT product!While using this product for the first time, I just kept touching my skin because it felt so great! I finished the product and decided I should use up some of the other lotions I had on hand. Within a few days, my skin was feeling so dry and tight that I made a special trip to Walmart to buy. In fact, I bought two—one for home and one for the office. LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!   –ThatsMrsToYou, Okla.  

Neutrogena Cream Original Formula, SPF 15 Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle

92% of readers recommend

Our readers seem to have found the fountain of youth in these 1.4-oz containers. Women of all ages are reporting dramatic reductions of fine facial lines and age spots as well as smoother, younger looking skin. This retinol and SPF 15 one-two punch formula will help you stop time in its tracks.

Important to read the label before buying...This is a wonderful product that does exactly what it says. It's erased my wrinkles for years. It has actually made my skin stronger. All my husband's friends think I'm his age, but he's 10 years younger than me. I'd say that's pretty good proof of the product's ability to do what it says.   –AMcho, Tenn.  

L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Golden Balm Face, Neck & Chest Moisturizer

73% of readers recommend

With age comes wisdom—and wrinkles. But our readers with more mature skin are excited to have discovered the ultimate moisturizing treatment, without the luxury price tag. Readers report glowing, more youthful looking skin with significantly reduced wrinkles. Use it in addition to or in place of retinol-based treatments.

Best Moisturizer Ever!This moisturizer leaves my skin looking so smooth and radiant. I no longer have the dry patches. It is very rich, but not greasy, and does not have an overpowering smell like many other, much more expensive moisturizers. Fine lines are less noticeable. Please keep this product in stock. I will return again and again.   –cwordwoman, Md.  

Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Cleansing Pads

95% of readers recommend

Are effective acne solutions like unicorns: mythical? Our readers don't think so! Whether you want an easy way to keep normal skin fresh or intense blemish-busting power, these cleansing pads are for you. Readers report lightening-fast results and reduced acne and blackheads—without facial dryness.

Love it!This product is amazing! I have used it for a couple of days, and my skin looks and feels better already. My dark spots are fading, I haven't had any breakouts, and I have fewer blackheads. My skin has a glow to it now, and I love it! I have mild acne, and it works for me. I am happy with this product and would recommend it to anyone.   –Curlysue, Calif.  

Hair helpers

Temperatures may dip, but the holidays will put the heat on your hair. Before firing up your styling tools, stock up on products that condition and protect. Pamper your hair throughout the season, and it'll look as lustrous come New Year's Eve as it did before that first bite of Thanksgiving turkey.

Suave Professionals Almond and Shea Butter Conditioner

97% of readers recommend

Our readers rave about how unbelievably soft and shiny their hair is after using this mega-moisturizing conditioner. And they give it bonus points for value compared with more expensive brands. Ideal for all hair types, this conditioner is especially effective for curly, thick or coarse hair.

Very surprised by the incredible qualityI have been in the beauty industry for many years and have even helped design products, so I rarely believe the hype. I tried this Suave conditioner because I was looking to take a break from my other brand, which is $16 a bottle. Suave is just as good and maybe even a little better than the other more expensive one. I absolutely recommend this.   –davidslefthand, Texas  

Remington S5500 Anti-Static Digital Ceramic 1" Flat Iron

90% of readers recommend

No one likes breaking up around the holidays. But our readers seem to think now is the perfect time to dump that expensive flat iron and start fresh with this affordable tress-taming tool. Women love this little straightener's ability to take on thick, curly hair in no time flat. Your hair is about to go from poofy to perfect.

Straight and steady!After my super expensive flat iron ceramic plate had fallen out, I decided a twenty-dollar straightener would do just as well. And I was so happy I was right! This straightener heats up in less than a minute, and although the plates may seem small, they can get any hair job done. I have thick curly hair, but if this straightener can flatten out my kinks, I'm positive it can make your hair beautiful too.   –BeautyQueen23, Conn.  

Fructis Style Flat Iron Perfector Sleek & Shine Straightening Mist

85% of readers recommend

Ladies: step away from the flat iron—at least long enough to pick up a bottle of this protective, argan oil-infused straightening mist. Our readers report easier styling, less frizz and smoother, shinier hair. Bye-bye frizz; hello fabulous!

WowI didn't even know it was possible to get my hair straighter. I use a flat iron and sometimes a hair dryer. I never even realized my hair wasn't getting that straight until I splurged on this. It smells amazing. Even before you actually use the heat, it does a little bit of straightening itself.   –Kimberly5, Ky.  

Editor's note: Some reviews were edited for length and style.

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