Second Annual Temptalia Beauty Awards 2008 – Winners, Part 3

Be sure to discuss the results of these categories in the comments! I’m eager to hear how much you agree with the results, or if you feel like the winner was not deserving at all!

Best Lipstick of 2008
Best Foundation of 2008
Best Face Primer of 2008
Best Facial Moisturizer of 2008
Best Makeup Remover of 2008
Best Body Scrub of 2008

MAC Lipstick is *THE* lipstick to own with a commanding 44% of votes to nail first place. MAC’s new Cremesheen lipsticks were in second place with 25% of votes. NARS Lipstick, despite being voted some of the worst lipsticks in a recent Hit List post on Temptalia, took third place with 9% of votes.

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Second Annual Temptalia Beauty Awards 2008 – Winners, Part 4

Here are the five final categories of the Awards! Please share your thoughts on winners, your picks, and all that jazz in the comments!

Best Facial Cleanser/Scrub of 2008
Best Finishing Powder of 2008
Best Tinted Moisturizer of 2008
Best Everyday Blush of 2008
Best Sunscreen (Face) of 2008

St. Ives Apricot Scrub is not just the best favorite body scrub this year, but it’s the best Facial Cleanser/Scrub! It won with 16% of votes, with Cetaphil trailing in second place with 12% of votes. MAC’s Volcanic Ash Exfoliator came in third place with 11% of votes.

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Second Annual Temptalia Beauty Awards 2008 – Winners, Part 1

Many votes were casts, many products nominated, and even more suggested during the voting process, but only few could be winners! Check out the winners for the first six categories of the ballot:

Best Brand of 2008
Best New Beauty Product of 2008
Best MAC Collection of 2008
Worst MAC Collection of 2008
Most Surprisingly Amazing Product of 2008
Most Disappointing Product of 2008

Is it really shocking that MAC won by a total and utter landslide? NARS and Urban Decay were second and third respectively, but they were just nowhere near the level of popularity as MAC for 2008!

See the rest of the winners!  Don’t forget… DISCUSS, DISCUSS, DISCUSS!! the results.  Surprised?  Disgusted?  Joyous?

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Second Annual Temptalia Beauty Awards 2008 – Editor’s Choice, Part 2

It was late in 2008 when I discovered the awesomeness that is Calvin Klein’s Light Glistening Gloss. It’s priced just a little bit more than MAC lipglass, but it feels amazing. I love the color range, and the subtle shimmer and high glossy shine it gives is stunning.

Here are my ten final picks for 2008!

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Second Annual Temptalia Beauty Awards 2008 – Winners, Part 2

MAC Brushes take the prize this year with 26% of total votes going towards the “MAC Brushes” selection. Coming in second was MAC’s 187 Brush on its lonesome with 16% of votes. Shu Uemura’s Eyelash Curler received a respectable 15% of votes, placing third overall.

See what products won:

Best Eyeliner
Best Eyeshadow Base
Best Mascara
Worst Mascara
Best Lip Gloss

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2009 Temptalia Readers’ Choice Awards: VOTE!

3rd Annual Temptalia Readers’ Choice Awards for 2009 — VOTE NOW!

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.

The nominations are in, and the top fifteen (or so!) for each category have been pulled and are ready for you to vote for your favorites!  This is one of my favorite things we do here at Temptalia, and I can’t wait to see the votes come in!  I’ll announce winners in January 2010.

Thank you SO much for participating in this year’s awards!

Now, go! Vote for your favorite beauty brands and products!

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Golden Globes Awards: L’Oreal Paris 2008 Red Carpet Compact

In celebration of the 2008 Golden Globe Awards, L’Oréal Paris continues its tradition of honoring Hollywood’s most talented women in film and television with an exclusive, luxury compact. Designed by Kwiat, one of Hollywood’s favorite diamond jewelry companies, the L’Oréal Paris 2008 Red Carpet Compact will be presented to the Golden Globes’ female nominees in all categories.

The L’Oréal Paris 2008 Red Carpet Compact is inspired by the glamour of awards season and the stars that make the night so special. In a beautiful, star-inspired design of Swarovski crystals set in 18K white gold on classic plated 18K yellow gold, this exclusive compact is a stunning design of beauty and brilliance. Complete with a “red-carpet” ruby crystal embedded in the push-button opening holding together two makeup mirrors on the inside, the L’Oréal Paris 2008 Red Carpet Compact is a luxurious, must-have red carpet accessory for each nominee to ensure she looks her best throughout the evening.

This stunning compact isn’t just for the stars. The L’Oréal Paris Red Carpet compact will be available to purchase at L’Oréal Paris retail stores (888-270-7743; suggested retail price $50). In keeping with L’Oréal Paris’ longstanding support of the OCRF, 20 percent of the retail sale price will benefit this vital organization.

For those who want the true Golden Globes experience of luxury and glamour, L’Oréal Paris has commissioned a limited edition gold and diamond version of the L’Oréal Paris Red Carpet Compact, valued at $4,900, to raise additional funds for the OCRF. Two of these compacts will be listed for sale through eBay Giving Works, eBay’s dedicated program for charity listings, with all funds generated benefiting the OCRF. The compacts will be auctioned on www.ebay.com/lorealparis beginning January 4 through January 14 with an opening bid of $500.

Second Annual Temptalia Beauty Awards – Last Chance to Vote

LET THE VOTING COMMENCE!

The nominees are in, so now it’s time for everyone to cast their votes so we can see what products topped 2008. Each category consists of nominees, but I still have an “other” choice for those who don’t find their favorites listed!

Please vote for your favorites!  Voting closes at 11:59 PST tonight!

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2009 Temptalia Readers’ Choice Awards: Nominations are open!

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!

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