I’m surprised (and quite happy about it!) that we covered nearly as many orange-based reds as blue-based reds. I just feel like we ended up with a very well-rounded bunch of reds we were able to feature over the past three months, which is such a good thing. It means I was able to tested out numerous shades and variations, but it also means that everyone was able to see that variety, too!
I’m not too keen on orange-reds on myself, but my favorites on myself were Dolce & Gabbana Sheer, Guerlain Geisha, La Prairie Rouge Clair, MAC Rockocco, and Urban Decay Revolution. My absolute favorites in terms of formula and application overall (whether or not I liked it on me) were Giorgio Armani #401, Chanel Coromandel, Dolce & Gabbana Fire, La Prairie Rouge Clair, and Urban Decay Revolution–they just applied effortlessly and looked it.
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!
Lots of cool, more blue-based reds… Of course, it’ll come as no surprise, but Chanel’s Dragon is definitely one of my favorite reds. It’s almost neutral, but I’d still say it runs just a wee bit cool (and it’s definitely not orange-y–that’s Coromandel!). I also really enjoyed Dolce & Gabbana’s Ruby, Guerlain’s Greta, and MAC Russian Red.
I don’t think you can really go wrong with any of the reds featured throughout the Scarlet Season, just because none of them were bad. They’re all respectable shades of red. I think it’s really about what kind of red you’re looking for (the finish, the hue, the brightness, the undertone!). So…