Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

2014 Editor's Choice Awards

I’m pleased to say that our 2014 Editor’s Choice Awards winners have been announced! :) The Awards give me an opportunity to recognize and honor the products I’ve come to love the most each year, as well as over time. There are 80 categories, 154 winners, and 82 different brands who have won this year.  You can view the winners here!

P.S. — Don’t forget to nominate your favorite products and brands in the 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards! Nominations close January 16th.

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72 thoughts on “2014 Editor’s Choice Awards: And the Winners are…

  1. CatG

    Oh my, this list is so full of win (and I never use that expression)!!! So grateful there’s a printable version too. I agree with so many of these choices, so many of my HGs are here… So so glad Too Faced Pretty Rebel got the recognition it deserves too, it’s just outstanding but I know the competition was fierce haha! Glad to see Bare Minerals Ready eyeshadow, Buxom, L’Oreal and Sleek got some love too, I remain loyal to those brands as well. If I had a pick a product of the year, it would be the Ambient Lighting Powders, they rock my world and I can’t imagine my makeup life without them now! I suppose it’s been a great year in makeup for me… but I still have two Givenchy Le Rouges on my To-Buy list for the next time I visit Sephora!! I also am interested in ordering from Fyrinnae and checking out those Chanel cream-to-powder blushes!

  2. Wowww..there’s so much I have to try! Love the Givenchy Le Rouge and Maybelline lipsticks..
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  3. What incredible work dear
    its 1 here but I had to sit n type …

    this is TEMPTALIA n this is your pure dedication n hard work :)
    if not all next yr I wishhhhhh to see something designed by you in one of the category

  4. I am very pleased with the winners! I am not surprised that the Chanel cream blush got best high-end cream blush :-) And after seeing the Hourglass Mineral Veil primer win best primer, I decided to put it on my wish list.

  5. Thanks for putting together all this! It’s so interesting to see what came out on top for you across the whole year, in one place. It’s especially great to have it sorted by high end/budget, and fascinating to see how the two ‘ends’ match up on the same product!

    Here’s to another year of (hopefully fantastic) products! 😀
    Sylirael Recently Posted: Let your Inner Rockbard Out with Estee Lauder Pure Colour Lipstick in Fuchsia Fever (#60)

  6. Gina

    Thank you for the hard work! So excited to try some of them!

  7. Wow! Thanks for sharing and all the hard work put into this, Christine! I actually found out about this post a few minutes ago via Hourglass’ Twitter. Congrats on being (closely) followed by such great brands.

    Now let’s see where to get this La Prairie cleanser (and T3 blow dryer, and…) as you couldn’t advertise it better 😀

    • I’m having a great debate with myself on whether to repurchase the La Prairie cleanser (I know Nordstrom carries it online) or whether to try something else (which is what I’m supposed to do, lol).

  8. keG

    So fun to read the list of winners. I have quite a few new products I will need to add to my shopping list!!

  9. Tara

    Great list! – but I noticed that there is no eyebrow category? Perhaps I’m missing it. I was hoping to find who won for best eyebrow pencil, gel and powder.

    • Sorry, Tara – I haven’t tried enough products to make me an expert on those categories, so I don’t feel that they’re good award categories to have!

  10. mariam

    Great work! Do you have any suggestions for a good drugstore primer?

  11. Excellent picks! I wish I wasn’t at work so I could really run through them lol. I do agree though that Urban Decay, Cult Nails and Sleek had a really great year! Especially Urban Decay! I’ve always liked their eyeshadows but I branched out to their other products like their lipsticks and I just love them! So interested in trying out some of their new products for the year!
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  12. Miss J

    Thanks for sharing your favorites! So many great brands and products listed there!

  13. Yay for UD winning brand of the year! They came out with some amazing stuff this year! Well-deserved! I’m going to have to pick up that NYX Taupe now! Looks amazing
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  14. Valerie C.

    I love your picks! I need the slice tweezers asap. Thanks for the shopping list :)

  15. Shahela

    Hey christine, there’s a little mix-up in your awards. Under best budget curling iron, you put the same description you had for the remington shine therapy flat iron. There’s no mention as to why you like the hot tools curling iron.

  16. Lots of fab products listed, but particularly happy to see Sleek included in your editorial list: such amazing products and so reasonably priced even if they are rather difficult to track down. The Romance palette is one of my personal favs as well which I tracked down based on your positive review.

    • Now with Amazon as a retailer for it, I don’t mind so much tracking down Sleek here in the U.S. Just trust Amazon more in case anything goes awry, lol!

  17. Amanda R

    Thanks for putting this together! I reference the Editor’s Choice Awards all the time when looking for new products.

  18. Amazing!!! So much work goes into this blog I’m blown away. Thanks!!!!
    meganlisa Recently Posted: YSL Beauty Flower Crush Spring 2014 collection: Pivoine Eye shadow, lipsticks in 32 and 33 (coral and poppy)

  19. Oh My! there is so much I wanna try from this list! I always trust your reviews and recos. What better way to make a wishlist/nextlist! :-). You have mentioned many of my favs this year. Not surprising since most stuff i get are based on ur reco/reviews Christine :-)
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  20. Thank you so much for all your hard work in preparing your extensive list! Quick question, when I click on the link at the bottom of previous winners some of them took me to a page that said chanel and then listed your biggest makeup fails of 2013 — that was what happened when I clicked on the link to the chanel bronzer that won in 2009 and other took me to just a list of products by that company. Are the links at the bottom, for previous winners, supposed to link to that products review or just a list of products you have reviewed by that company. Sorry for the rambling question!

    • Hi Elisa!

      Some products have won and I haven’t actually posted reviews of them (because unfortunately, I test and take photos for more than I can actually write about!), so in the instance where there is not a specific review, it will link to the brand’s category (where any and all posts featuring that brand are listed)! :)

      Hope that helps!

  21. Amber

    Didn’t know where to post this. But will you be reviewing the raved about anastasia dipbrow pomade? I believe mac released something similar.

  22. Such a lot of work into this great post, it’s inspired me to send in my nominations sooon!
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  23. KK

    WOW Christine!! Thats one exhaustive list! Shows your hard-work and dedication to the craft – not just in compiling the list but the whole year thru of testing, photographing, writing about products!! Hats off to you!

    And much to my hubby’s annoyance – i see a number of products going on my “to buy” and “wish list” (yes, they are separate!!).

  24. Stacey

    Hah! Didn’t see any Mac.

  25. Phoebe

    I look forward to this even more than the reader awards! Thanks for putting this together. I think I only disagree with one product on there! (the MUFE liquid liner)

    I’m definitely going to have to try that Givenchy Le Rouge lipstick!

  26. Emi

    It was really fun to read about your picks!
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  27. Anonymous

    Thank you for once again putting this list together, I refer back to it frequently. One category that I would love to see included in the future is brow product. This is a must have product for many people and it would be so helpful to have more reviews in the future. Thanks,

    • Thanks for the suggestion! I don’t feel comfortable giving winners for brow products, because I don’t test very many, and I don’t have the requisite experience to really be able to judge the very, very best as I am able to for say lipstick :)

  28. Josie

    Has Guerlain’s Parure Gold been discontinued?! I just bought it in December after reading all your reviews and I LOVE IT. Makes me want to buy a backup in case – I tried Lingerie de Peau and it just wasn’t the same!

    • Yep, it was discontinued in July actually!

      • Josie

        I didn’t even realise! Which of Guerlain’s other foundations (or other brands) do you feel is most comparable? Wondering if it would be worth getting a back up, or to just wait and see what Guerlain comes up with over the next while? How long would it take you to go through a bottle at the rate you use it?

        • I don’t think any of Guerlain’s other foundations that I’ve tried are comparable… perhaps Extreme, since that is more full coverage, I think, but I haven’t tried it.

          If it’s your every day foundation, worth getting a backup so you at least have some time to ponder what’s the next buy! Foundations last me 3-6 months, I’d say, if I used it 4-6 days a week. I haven’t finished a bottle of Guerlain foundation before, lol!

  29. bfaajs

    Great list….I actually ordered a Sleek eye palate directly through them…..received it in about 2 1/2 weeks…..great palate…..thanks for all of your hard work….