Best of Beauty Awards 2021: Tools

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Photographer: Jacq Harriet; Fashion Stylist: Herin Choi; Hair: Eric R. Williams; Makeup: Mariko Herano; Models: Laura at Elite, Cory at New Pandemics, Aalyah at IMG

It is no surprise that beauty tech is ever-evolving, but we continue to be blown away by the tool innovations we find each year during our Best of Beauty Award testing process — and this year's winners are no exception. Flatirons and curling irons are fancier and more intuitive than ever, offering the ability to meet a wide range of hair textures and styling needs. Updated makeup tools have made it a whole lot easier to recreate all of your saved TikTok looks, and applying false lashes is now nearly foolproof.

We don't know what we'd do without trusted beauty professionals, but time at home has turned many of us into skilled makeup artists and hairstylists. With this year's lineup of tools, all of which rightfully earned the coveted Best of Beauty Award seal, your artistry is about to be leveled up like never before.

Among the winners there is an incredibly lightweight blow-dryer from Drybar that smooths any hair texture without leaving your arms sore. There's also Glamnetic XoXo's Vegan Magnetic Lash, which eliminates the need for glue and a steady hand. And while many other brands have tried to steal the spotlight, we're giving Shu Uemura's iconic eyelash curler yet another win — because, well, there's just no duplicating it.

There's so much to be excited about. But focus your attention for a second on all of the top tools below that stole our hearts. When you're done, click over to see the full list of this year's 2021 Best of Beauty winners. Prepare to be wowed. —Nykia Spradley

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