2013 Readers’ Best Face Primer

Attention, attention–changing of the guards!  Benefit the POREfessional has beaten four-time winner Smashbox Photo Finish Primer with 12.9% of the vote (up from 8.0% last year)!  Smashbox still came in second with 12.8% of votes (down from 15.0% last year).  Third place went to Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer with 9.2% of votes (up from 5.3% last year).

Other Nominees

bareEscentuals bareVitamins Prime Time, Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum, Lancome La Base Pro, Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Oil-Free, Laura Mercier Radiance Foundation Primer, L’Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base, MAC Prep + Prime Face, Make Up For Ever HD Primer, NARS Pro-Prime Pore Refining Primer, Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer, Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-HR Perfecting Primer, Too Faced Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer

2013 Readers’ Best Concealer

With (12.0%) of votes, Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer wins! Runner-ups: MAC Pro Longwear Concealer (9.0%) and MAC Studio Finish (8.5%, down from 13.4% last year).

Other Nominees

Benefit Boi-ing, Benefit Erase Paste, Cle de Peau Concealer, Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Concealer, Hard Candy Glamoflauge, Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer, Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, MAC Select Moisturecover Concealer, Make Up For Ever Full Cover Waterproof Concealer, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer, OCC Conceal

2013 Readers’ Best Liquid Foundation

There’s been a bit of a shakeup in this category!  Revlon ColorStay took 11.9% of votes to come in first, while Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua was in second with 10.2% of votes. Third place went to previous four-time winner Make Up For Ever HD, which generated 9.5% of votes (down from 13.3% last year).

Other Nominees

Estee Lauder Double Wear, Giorgio Armani Maestro, Guerlain Lingerie de Peau, Illamasqua Skin Base, Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H, Laura Mercier Silk Crème, L’Oreal True Match Magic Lumi, MAC Face & Body, MAC Pro Longwear, Make Up For Ever Mat+ Velvet, NARS Sheer Glow, Urban Decay Naked Skin, YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating

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 Readers’ Best Powder Foundation

Now a three-time winner, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural led the category with 20.3% of votes (down from 24.0% last year).  Runner-ups included: MAC Studio Fix Powder (15.5%, up from 11.3% last year) and Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Ready (7.3%, new to shortlist).

Other Nominees

Benefit Hello, Flawless, CARGO blu_ray Pressed Powder, Chanel Mat Lumiere  Luminous Matte Powder, Clinique Almost Powder, Cover FX Powder FX Mineral Powder Foundation, Dior Diorskin Pressed Powder, Jane Iredale PurePressed Base, Laura Mercier Mineral Pressed Powder SPF 15, Make Up For Ever Duo Mat, Maybelline Dream Matte Powder, NARS Powder, Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Powder, Pur Minerals Pressed Mineral Foundation

2013 Readers’ Best Setting Powder

With 14.2% of votes, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural came out on top.  Runner-ups included: Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder (12.7%, down from 15.9% last year) and Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder (8.1%).

Other Nominees

bareMinerals Mineral Veil, Chanel Poudre Universelle Compact, Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre, E.L.F. Studio HD Powder, Guerlain Meteorites Illuminating & Mattifying Pressed Powder, Guerlain Meteorites Pearls, Kryolan Anti-Shine Powder, Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder, MAC Blot Powder, MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder, Maybelline Dream Matte Powder, Tarte Smooth Operator Finishing Powder