Sunday, December 13th, 2009

3rd Annual Temptalia Readers’ Choice Awards for 2009

Every year, Temptalia has been proud to hold an awards ceremony to honor and celebrate the best beauty brands and products, both new and old. (We also have to toss in a few “worst” categories!) Our first awards were held in 2007, followed by 2008. The full awards consist of both editor’s choices (aka my picks) and readers’ choices, which are based off of readers’ nominations and votes.

Like last year, for the next week or so, we’ll be taking your nominations for each of our categories in the Readers’ Choice Awards. We will then compile the top ten to fifteen nominees for each category and present it to everyone to vote later in December. Final results as well as my picks will be published in January/February 2010!

Thank you SO much, in advance, for participating in the nomination process for this year’s awards! I can’t wait to see what products are rocking your worlds!

Now, go! Nominate your favorite beauty brands and products!

If you have any problems using the survey below, please visit the survey via link instead.

Quick Tips:

  • Most categories are not specific to new products–meaning, they don’t have to be products released this year (2009). There are a few, and they usually call out “of 2009″ or “of the Year.”
  • If you don’t have an answer, don’t feel obligated to put one.
  • If you have questions, feel free to ask!

Note: I did not list ANY potential nominees or give examples for any category (excluding Best/Worst MAC Collection — we know the potential nominees there), because I do not want to influence the nomination process.


Discussion and debate are highly encouraged, and we expect community members to participate respectfully. When asking a question, please check the FAQ section (above) for information about purchasing, price, dupes, and the like. If you have general feedback or need technical support, please contact us.

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19 thoughts on “2009 Temptalia Readers’ Choice Awards: Nominations are open!

  1. Heather T

    I want to see what you chose, Christine!

  2. Leny

    Im pretty sure the best collection of the year will be Hello Kitty hands down !

  3. Yowza that took a long time, haha.

  4. Wendy

    God it took me a while to decide especially on the best brand question-can’t wait to see the results!

  5. Gotham

    That was a fun survey, excited to see the results! ^^

  6. Andrea

    That was fun.

  7. KC

    That was hard. Some my answers surprised even me. And picking the best MAC collection wasnt easy so I decided to go by the one that I spent the most money on (*whisper* $300 *whisper*).

  8. Shirry T

    Done! Love doing this!

    Oh, plz share your choice with us! 。◕‿-。

  9. Aisha

    Thanks Christine for this survey, i wanted to tell someone the 2009 top and worst choices. :)

  10. Hi Christine – I had a hard time chosing the best brand. I ended up putting down 2. 1 brand for skincare and 1 brand for makeup. Just wanted to let you know – I hope it didn’t disqualify my submission.