2013 Readers’ Best Eyeshadow Base

Urban Decay’s Primer Potion continues to be readers’ go-to eyeshadow base for the sixth year in a row–and that’s as voted by 37.0% of readers (down from 46.2% last year).  Runner-ups included: MAC Paint Pot (13.7%) and Too Faced Shadow Insurance (13.4%).

Other Nominees

Bare Escentuals Prime Time, Benefit Stay Don’t Stray, E.L.F. Mineral Eyeshadow Primer, Laura Mercier Eye Basics, Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper, LORAC Behind the Scenes Eye Primer, Make Up For Ever Eye Prime, Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR Eyeshadow, NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, NYX Eyeshadow Base, NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil, Tarte Clean Slate 360 Creaseless 12-Hr Smoothing Eye Primer

2013 Readers’ Best Cream Eyeshadow

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR Eyeshadow beat two-year winner MAC Paint Pot in a spectacular fashion with 27.8% of votes. Runner-ups included: MAC Paint Pot (16.8%, down from 28.0% last year) and Chanel Illusion d’Ombre (9.0%).

Other Nominees

Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner, Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow, Buxom Stay-There Eye Shadow, Estee Lauder DoubleWear Stay-In-Place Shadow Creme, Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow, Illamasqua Cream Pigment, L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow, Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream, Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color, Smashbox Limitless 15-HR Wear Cream Shadow, Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil

2013 Readers’ Best Loose Eyeshadow

It was a much closer race to the top this year, but MAC Pigments still managed to come in on top with 22.6% of votes (down from 33.8% last year). Runner-ups included: L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow (17.5%) and Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow (9.2%).

Other Nominees

Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Eyecolor, Barry M Dazzle Dust, Fyrinnae Eyeshadow (Loose), Illamasqua Pure Pigment, Inglot Pigment, MAC Crush Metal Pigment, Make Up For Ever Star Powder, NYX Loose Pearl Eyeshadow, OCC Loose Colour Concentrate, Shiro Cosmetics Eyeshadow (Loose), Sugarpill ChromaLust, theBalm Overshadow

2013 Readers’ Best Powder Eyeshadow

With another large-margin victory, Urban Decay Eyeshadows take top spot with 34.8% of votes (up from 34.5% last year). That makes it two-years in a row! Runner-ups included: MAC Eyeshadows (14.9%, down from 24.1% last year) and Inglot Eyeshadow (7.0%).

Other Nominees

Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Ready, Bobbi Brown, Burberry Beauty Sheer, Chanel, Dior, Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense, Guerlain, L’Oreal Infallible, NARS, Tarina Tarantino, theBalm, Too Faced, Wet ‘n’ Wild Color Icon

2013 Readers’ Best Liquid Eyeliner

With 11.5% of the vote (down from 14.6% last year), Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliners managed to beat out two-time winner L’Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Eyeliner, which came in second with 11.1% of votes (down from 15.9% last year). In third place was Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner with 8.8% of votes (down from 12.9% last year).

Other Nominees

Eyeko Skinny Liquid Liner, Illamasqua Precision Ink Eyeliner, Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, Lancome Artliner, LORAC Front of the Line PRO Waterproof Eyeliner, MAC Superslick Liquid Eyeliner, Maybelline Line Stiletto Ultimate Precision Liquid Eyeliner, Physicians Formula Lash Boosting Eyeliner, Revlon ColourStay Liquid Liner, Sephora Long-Lasting 12HR Wear Eye Liner, Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner, Wet ‘n’ Wild MegaLiner Liquid Eyeliner

2013 Readers’ Best Pencil Eyeliner

Urban Decay dominated this category with 40.7% of votes (down from 42.4% last year) and grabs the win for the fourth time. Runner-ups included: Make Up For Ever Aqua Eye Liner (6.8%, down from 8.4% last year) and Milani Liquif’Eye Liner (6.5%, down from 9.5% last year).

Other Nominees

Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner, Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Waterproof Eyeliner, Lancome Le Crayon Khol, MAC Eye Kohl, MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil, MAC Pearglide Intense Eyeliner, NARS Large Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner, NYX Slide-On Pencil, Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner, Tarina Tarantino Eye Dream Hyperliner, Too Faced Perfect Eyes Eyeliner, YSL Dessin du Regard Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil