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 Cream/Gel Eyeliner

With a staggering 31.1%, MAC Fluidline is now a six-time winner in the category.  Runner-ups included Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner (19.2%) and Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner (11.5%, up from 10.0% last year).

Other Nominees

Clinique Brush-On Cream Liner, E.L.F. Studio Cream, Essence Gel, Inglot Gel, L’Oreal Infallible Gel Lacquer Liner, Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream, Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Gel, Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof, Stila Smudgepot, Tarte EmphasEYES Aqua-Gel, Wet ‘n’ Wild MegaEyes Creme, YSL, Effet Faux Cils Longwear Cream Eyeliner

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

2013 Readers’ Best Highlighter

It was a tight race between the top three, but MAC Mineralize Skinfinish emerged as the winner with 13.4% (down from 19.7% last year) of the votes.  theBalm Mary Lou-manizer was second with 11.8% (up from 7.3% last year) of votes and Benefit High Beam was third with 10.9% of votes (down from 16.9% last year)

Other Nominees

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector, Benefit Girl Meets Pearl, Benefit Watt’s Up!, Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick, Dior DiorSkin Shimmer Star, Guerlain Meteorites Pearls, LORAC Perfectly Lit Oil-Free Luminizing Powder, MAC Cream Colour Base, MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish, NARS Albatross Highlighting Blush, NARS The Multiple, Tarte Amazonian Clay Shimmering Powder, Too Faced Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder

2013 Readers’ Best Cream Blush

Now a two-time winner, MAC Cremeblend Blush secured 12.7% of votes (down from 14.7% last year) to win.  Runner-ups included: Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge (8.7%) and NYX Cream Blush (8.3%).

Other Nominees

BECCA Beach Tint, E.L.F. Studio HD Blush, Illamasqua Cream Blush, Make Up For Ever HD Blush, Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush, NARS Cream Blush, NARS The Multiple, Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush, Stila Convertible Color, Tarte Cheek Stain, Urban Decay Afterglow Cream Blush, YSL Crème de Blush