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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.

See the rest of the winners!

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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?

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.

Find out the rest of the winners!

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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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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!

2013 Editor’s Choice Awards

2013 Editor’s Choice Awards

Each year, Temptalia recognizes and honors standout brands and their products based on all of the swatching, testing, and trialing we have done over the years.  We specifically recognize performance over the past year with our “Best of Year” categories, along with selecting the very best products, whether new or old, across product types.  This year’s Awards features 83 categories with 159 winners from 76 different brands.

From the best eyeshadow base to best mascara to best shampoo to best blush, these are our very favorites. These are our tried and true products; go-to, holy grail-status products. When you wonder, “Well, what would Temptalia recommend?” Look no further than this list!  Last year, half a million readers looked towards our Editor’s Choice Awards as a reference.

Scroll down to see all of the awards or click the buttons below
to jump to a specific section!

Best of the Year

2012 Best High-End Brand of the Year

2012 Best Budget Brand of the Year

2012 Best High-End New Product

2012 Best Budget New Product

2012 Best High-End Niche Brand

And the Winner Is...

Le Metier de Beaute

Previous Best High-End Niche Brand Winners

2012 Best Budget Niche Brand

2012 Most Underrated High-End Brand

2012 Most Underrated Budget Brand

2012 Most Innovative High-End Brand

2012 Most Innovative Budget Brand

2012 Most Surprisingly Amazing High-End Product

2012 Most Surprisingly Amazing Budget Product

2012 Best Spring Collection

2012 Best Summer Collection

Previous Best Summer Collection Winners

2012 Best Fall Collection

2012 Best Holiday Collection

Previous Best Holiday Collection Winners

2012 Best High-End Eyeshadow Palette

Best Eye Products

2012 Best High-End Eyeshadow Base

2012 Best Budget Eyeshadow Base

Previous Best Budget Eyeshadow Base Winners

2012 Best High-End Cream Eyeshadow

2012 Best Budget Cream Eyeshadow

2012 Best High-End Loose Eyeshadow

2012 Best Budget Loose Eyeshadow

Previous Best Budget Loose Eyeshadow Winners

2012 Best High-End Powder Eyeshadow

2012 Best Budget Powder Eyeshadow

2012 Best High-End Eyeshadow Pencil

2012 Best Budget Eyeshadow Pencil

2012 Best High-End Glitter Eyeshadow

2012 Best Budget Glitter Eyeshadow

2012 Best High-End Glitter Eyeliner

2012 Best Budget Glitter Eyeliner

2012 Best High-End Liquid Eyeliner

Previous Best High-End Liquid Eyeliner Winners

2012 Best Budget Liquid Eyeliner

2012 Best High-End Pencil Eyeliner

2012 Best Budget Pencil Eyeliner

2012 Best High-End Gel Eyeliner

2012 Best Budget Gel Eyeliner

2012 Best High-End Dramatic Mascara

2012 Best Budget Dramatic Mascara

2012 Best High-End Natural Mascara

2012 Best Budget Natural Mascara

2012 Best High-End Lengthening Mascara

And the Winner Is...

Lash Mascara

Buxom

Previous Best High-End Lengthening Mascara Winners

2012 Best Budget Lengthening Mascara

Previous Best Budget Lengthening Mascara Winners

2012 Best High-End Mascara

2012 Best Budget Mascara

2012 Best High-End False Eyelashes

2012 Best Budget False Eyelashes

Best Face Products

2012 Best High-End Face Primer

2012 Best High-End Concealer

2012 Best Budget Concealer

2012 Best High-End Cream Foundation

Previous Best High-End Cream Foundation Winners

2012 Best Budget Cream Foundation

2012 Best High-End Liquid Foundation

2012 Best Budget Liquid Foundation

2012 Best High-End Powder Foundation

2012 Best Budget Powder Foundation

2012 Best High-End Tinted Moisturizer

2012 Best Budget Tinted Moisturizer

2012 Best High-End Setting Powder

2012 Best Budget Setting Powder

2012 Best High-End Bronzer

2012 Best Budget Bronzer

2012 Best High-End Cream Blush

2012 Best Budget Cream Blush

2012 Best High-End Powder Blush

2012 Best Budget Powder Blush

2012 Best High-End Contouring Powder

2012 Best Budget Contouring Powder

And the Winner Is...

Taupe

NYX

2012 Best High-End Highlighter

2012 Best Budget Highlighter

Previous Best Budget Highlighter Winners

2012 Best High-End Finishing Powder

2012 Best Budget Finishing Powder

2012 Best High-End Makeup Removing Wipes

2012 Best Budget Makeup Removing Wipes

2012 Best High-End Makeup Remover

2012 Best Budget Makeup Remover

Best Lip Products

2012 Best High-End Lip Balm

2012 Best Budget Lip Balm

2012 Best High-End Tinted Lip Balm

2012 Best Budget Tinted Lip Balm

2012 Best High-End Lip Scrub/Treatment

2012 Best High-End Lipstick

2012 Best Budget Lipstick

2012 Best High-End Long-Wearing Lipstick

2012 Best Budget Long-Wearing Lipstick

2012 Best High-End Liquid Lipstick

2012 Best Budget Liquid Lipstick

Previous Best Budget Liquid Lipstick Winners

2012 Best High-End Lipgloss

2012 Best Budget Lipgloss

2012 Best High-End Lip Liner

2012 Best Budget Lip Liner

Best Nail Products

2012 Best High-End Nail Lacquer

2012 Best Budget Nail Lacquer

2012 Best High-End Quick Drying Coat

2012 Best Budget Quick Drying Coat

Previous Best Budget Quick Drying Coat Winners

2012 Best High-End Top Coat

2012 Best Budget Top Coat

2012 Best High-End Base Coat

2012 Best Budget Base Coat

Previous Best Budget Base Coat Winners

2012 Best High-End Cuticle Treatment

2012 Best Budget Cuticle Treatment

Best Skincare Products

2012 Best High-End Facial Cleanser

2012 Best Budget Facial Cleanser

2012 Best High-End Gel Cleanser

2012 Best Budget Gel Cleanser

2012 Best High-End Foaming Facial Cleanser

2012 Best Budget Foaming Facial Cleanser

Previous Best Budget Foaming Facial Cleanser Winners

2012 Best High-End Daily Facial Exfoliator

2012 Best Budget Daily Facial Exfoliator

2012 Best High-End Facial Exfoliator

2012 Best Budget Facial Exfoliator

2012 Best High-End Facial Mask

2012 Best Budget Facial Mask

And the Winner Is...

Fresh Face Mask

LUSH

Previous Best Budget Facial Mask Winners

2012 Best High-End Toner

2012 Best Budget Toner

And the Winner Is...

Tea Tree Water

LUSH

Previous Best Budget Toner Winners

2012 Best High-End Daytime Moisturizer

2012 Best Budget Daytime Moisturizer

2012 Best High-End Evening Moisturizer

2012 Best Budget Evening Moisturizer

2012 Best High-End Cleansing Oil

2012 Best High-End Body Wash

2012 Best Budget Body Wash

2012 Best High-End Body Moisturizer

2012 Best Budget Body Moisturizer

2012 Best High-End Body Scrub

2012 Best Budget Body Scrub

Previous Best Budget Body Scrub Winners

2012 Best High-End Sunscreen

2012 Best Budget Sunscreen

2012 Best High-End Hand Cream

2012 Best Budget Hand Cream

Best Tools

2012 Best High-End Eyelash Curler

2012 Best Budget Eyelash Curler

And the Winner Is...

Eyelash Curler

NYC Cosmetics

Previous Best Budget Eyelash Curler Winners

2012 Best High-End Makeup Brushes

Previous Best High-End Makeup Brushes Winners

2012 Best Budget Makeup Brushes

And the Winner Is...

Sonia Kashuk

Previous Best Budget Makeup Brushes Winners

2012 Best Tweezers

And the Winner Is...

Slanted Soft-Touch Tweezers

Slice

Previous Best Tweezers Winners

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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