Photographed by Daria Ritch


Presenting: The 2015 Nylon Beauty Awards

the best of the best products in face, hair, nails, and more

Considering that I'm the only person who's worked on every, single one of our beauty awards, to say our fourth annual awards mean a lot to me is a total understatement. And talk about the pressure: What do I do to make this one different? What girl(s) do I feature? Which products are going to win?!

I started with the concept first: I was inspired by school superlatives (I won "Most Unique" back in my day), yearbooks, prom queens, and all things teen dreams. I also wanted to celebrate girls with different shapes, skin tones, personalities, and careers, so I reached out to some of my friends, who just so happen to be some of the coolest people we know:


(a.k.a., Rachael Finley),

Tallulah Willis


Niki Takesh


Lanna Lyon

, and

Jordan Rebello

. So, 


photo director Beth Garrabrant and I flew to Los Angeles and shot on site at Palisades Charter High School with our amazing photographer Daria Ritch, and then jet-set back to NYC to shoot the product winners.

Voted, tested, and reviewed, I tallied up the best of the best available out there. I hope you guys love the end result as much as I do! Here's to next year.

Xoxo, Jade


1. Best Powder Blush: Sephora Collection Colorful Blush in 05 Sweet On You and 09 I’m Shocked, $15 each.

2. Best Highlighter: Kjaer Weis Highlighter in Radiance, $56.

3. Best Makeup-Setting Spray: Japonesque Color Makeup Setting Spray, $29.

4. Best Tinted Moisturizer: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20, $44.

5. Best BB Cream: Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45, $39.

6. Best CC Cream: Giorgio Armani Luminessence CC Color Control Bright Moisturizer SPF 35, $52.

7. Best Primer: Kat Von D Lock-It Featherweight Primer, $32. 

8. Best Concealer: Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer, $8 each.

9. Best Foundation: Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation, $43 each.

10. Best Contour Kit: Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit, $40.

11. Best Bronzer: Stila Stay All Day Contouring Bronzer, $36.

12. Best Cream Blush: Rituel de Fille Inner Glow Cream Blush in Delirium and Desire, $24 each.

13. Best Translucent Powder: NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder, $36.

14. Best Powder Foundation: Chanel Les Beiges, $58 each.


1. Chanel Misia Les Exclusifs de Chanel Eau de Toilette, $280 for 6.8 fl. oz.

2. Balenciaga B. Eau de Parfum, $110 for 1.7 fl. oz.

3. Bulgari Eau Parfumée au Thé Bleu Eau de Cologne, $97 for 2.5 fl. oz.

4. Best Diffuser: Tocca Cleopatra Reed Diffuser, $48.

5. Byredo Gypsy Water Eau de Parfum, $145 for 1.7 fl. oz.

6. Chloé Love Story Eau de Parfum, $105 for 1.7 fl. oz.

7. Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum, $115 for 3 fl. oz.

8. Juicy Couture I Am Juicy Couture Eau de Parfum, $74 for 1.7 fl. oz.

9. Givenchy Dahlia Divin, $110 for 2.5 fl. oz.

10. Tom Ford Black Orchid Eau de Parfum, $115 for 1.7 fl. oz.

11. Best Rollerball: Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Rollerball Eau de Parfum, $29 for 0.33 fl. oz. 

12. Bond No. 9 Brooklyn Eau de Parfum, $275 for 3.3 fl. oz.

13. Best Perfume Oil: Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Pure Perfume Oil, $35.

14. Best Candle: Diptyque Paris Baies Candle, $60.

15. Prada Candy Florale Eau de Toilette, $90 for 2.7 fl. oz.

16. Best Unisex Fragrance: Maison Martin Margiela Replica Jazz Club, $125 for 3.4 fl. oz.

17. Thierry Mugler Alien Eau de Parfum, $120 for 2 fl. oz.

7. Best Liquid Eyeliner: Clinique Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen, $19.50.

11. Best Big Eye-Shadow Palette: Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette, $54.


1. Best Frizz Control: Living Proof No Frizz Humidity Shield, $22.

2. Best Hair-Cleansing Cream: Oribe Cleansing Créme for Moisture and Control, $44.

3. Best Hair Paste: Redken Move Ability 05, $19.

4. Best Hair Serum: Toni & Guy Classic Shine Gloss Serum, $13.

5. Best Volumizer: Kérastase V.I.P. Volume in Powder, $37.

6. Best Shampoo and Conditioner: OXG Healing + Vitamin E Shampoo and Conditioner, $8 each.

7. Best Hairspray: O&M Original Queenie Firm Hold Hairspray, $26.

8. Best Hair Oil: Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil, $39.

9. Best Mousse: Davines This Is a Curl Moisturizing Mousse, $26.

10. Best Hair Gel: Malin+Goetz Firm Hold Styling Gel, $22.

11. Best Sea-Salt Spray: R+Co Rockaway Sea Salt Spray, $25.

12. Best Hair Mask: Bedhead by TIGI Urban Antidotes Re-Energize Treatment Mask, $27.

13. Best Hair Color: Manic Panic High-Voltage Classic Cream Formula Hair Color in Blue Steel, $14.

14. Best Dry Shampoo: Batiste Dry Shampoo Original, $8.

15. Best Texturizer: Joico Hair Shake Finishing Texturizer, $18.


1. Best Hand Cream: Weleda Sea Buckthorn Hand Cream, $12.50.

2. Best Deodorant: Dove Cool Essentials Dry Spray Antiperspirant, $5.50.

3. Best Razor: Gillette Venus Swirl, $8.

4. Best Self-Tanner: St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse, $32.

5. Best Body Oil: Tata Harper Revitalizing Body Oil, $90.

6. Best Body Moisturizer: Kiehl’s Creme de Corps, $29.50 for 8.4 fl. oz.

7. Best Post-Shower Moisturizer: Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer with Refreshing Coconut Oil, $8.

8. Best Body Sunscreen: Avène Eau Thermale Ultra-Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion Spray SPF 50+, $30.

9. Best Bath: Lush Bath Bomb Sex Bomb, $7.

10. Best Body Wash: Soap & Glory Rich & Foamous Body Wash, $10.

11. Best Body Scrub: The Body Shop Mango Body Scrub, $20.

12. Best Shower Gel: Rituals Tai Chi Foaming Shower Gel Sensation, $15