With so many new products spilling from shelves and counters, finding the best items for the money can feel overwhelming. But for beauty editors, there's nothing like the thrill of trying a new serum or shampoo - and finding one that really works.

After testing thousands of mascaras, hair sprays, body scrubs, and the truckloads of other products that arrived on our desks throughout the year, we've narrowed it down to nine of our favorite products.

Click through our list above to see the best beauty products of 2012.