2013 Readers’ Best Loose Foundation

With 15.4% of votes, Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Original is your three-year favorite.  Runner-ups included: MAC Mineralize (14.8%) and Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Matte (9.8%).

Other Nominees

Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre, Clarins Skin Illusion Loose Powder, Dior Diorskin Nude Loose Powder, Everyday Minerals, Illamasqua Loose Powder, Korres Wild Rose Mineral Foundation, Laura Mercier Mineral Powder SPF 15, Lily Lolo, Maybelline Mineral Power Powder Foundation, Meow Loose, Smashbox Halo Powder, Urban Decay Surreal Skin Mineral Makeup

2013 Best High-End Powder Eyeshadow

bareMinerals’ Ready range is an eyeshadow formula I could use and use exclusively and not feel like I was missing out. It is a truly excellent formula with a wide range of colors and finishes. They are consistently top notch in quality, but I love that they really reach across the spectrum of color. You have pops of color plus a strong neutral range. I’ve been a huge fan of the Ready eyeshadow range since it debuted, and I continue to be impressed by each new release.

2013 Best High-End Lengthening Mascara

Buxom Lash is amazing for length; you can easily achieve mile-high (long) lashes without ever clumping.  It also separates and defines lashes very well.

2013 Best High-End Foaming Facial Cleanser

It’s a rich, foaming cleanser that is activated by applying a pearl-sized amount onto wet skin. One thing I love about this product is just how little you need–seriously, a pea-sized amount is more than you really need.

2013 Best High-End Daytime Moisturizer

The formula is really lightweight, which is my favorite part about it, and it dries down within a minute. It spreads easily across the skin without feeling like you need gobs of the stuff for good coverage. It comes in a convenient skinny cylinder with a pump for easy and sanitary application.

2013 Best High-End Evening Moisturizer

It’s thick and creamy, feels rich without being heavy, but absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave any greasy feel behind. My skin felt hydrated and lush; like it had a little extra spring in it because it was fully moisturized.  I’ve repurchased this a few times now, because it’s just that good that I don’t want to test anything else!