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2017 Readers’ Choice Awards: Vote For Your Favorites Now!

It’s that time of the year again! All of the nominations were compiled and the top 10-15 (depending on how many ties there were) made it to the voting ballot. Voting is now open, and you can vote for as many (or as few) categories as you’d like. As always, there is also “other” as a choice. Thank you for taking the time to nominate and to cast your vote this year!

  • Voting: January 6th, 2017 through January 12th, 2017 10AM PST.
  • Results: January 17th, 2017

Voting is closed.

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2017 Editor’s Choice Awards | And the winners are…

I’m pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Editor’s Choice Awards! These are my absolute, all-time favorites across various categories, with each category having two winners: a high-end and a budget-friendly. If you’ve ever wondered what the best products in beauty are, based on my experience, this is that list! The winners include a mix of newer and older, tried-and-true formulas–these are the very best products that I have personally tried over the last 10 years. Hope you enjoy reading this year’s list! 🙂

AND THE WINNERS ARE…

P.S. — Don’t forget to nominate your personal favorites in our annual Readers’ Choice Awards!

2017 Readers’ Choice Awards: Nominate Your Favorites Now!

It’s that time of the year again! It’s time to nominate your favorite products and brands from 2016 as well as your all-time favorite formulas. We have tried to make it easier for readers as well as on our end when it comes to compiling nominees. You can start typing your favorite brand or product, and it will suggest what you’re looking for using our product database, but as always, you can write-in your favorites as well. All of the nominations will be compiled and the top 10-15 (depending on how many ties there are) will make the voting ballot. You do not have to nominate for every category; fill in as many categories as you wish to participate in.

  • Nominations: December 20th, 2016 through January 3rd, 2017 10AM PST.
  • Voting: January 6th, 2017 through January 12th, 2017 10AM PST.
  • Results: January 17th, 2017

Nominations are now closed.

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Best Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Pegasus Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Pegasus Foiled Eyeshadow

Here’s a look at the best Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows 🙂

01

Makeup Geek Fortune Teller

PPermanent. $9.99/0.06 oz.

Makeup Geek Fortune Teller Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "true yellow gold with a foiled finish." Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

02. Makeup Geek Untamed

Makeup Geek Untamed Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "bright coppery orange with warm undertones and a foiled finish warm coppery bright orange." Read full review.

A

03. Makeup Geek Take Two

Makeup Geek Take Two Foiled Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a dark, olive green with warm, golden undertones and a nearly metallic sheen. Read full review.

A

04. Makeup Geek Showtime

Makeup Geek Showtime Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "rusty brown with warm undertones." Read full review.

A

05. Makeup Geek Mesmerized

Makeup Geek Mesmerized Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "deep medium taupe with strong purple undertones." Read full review.

A

06. Makeup Geek In the Spotlight

Makeup Geek In the Spotlight Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "soft pink with coral undertones." Read full review.

A-

07. Makeup Geek Flame Thrower

Makeup Geek Flame Thrower Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "true brightened warm copper." Read full review.

A-

08. Makeup Geek Grandstand

Makeup Geek Grandstand Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "medium rose gold with slight taupe undertones." Read full review.

A-

09. Makeup Geek Daydreamer

Makeup Geek Daydreamer Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "light lilac purple with cool undertones and a foiled finish cool light lilac purple." Read full review.

A-

10. Makeup Geek Sorcery

Makeup Geek Sorcery Foiled Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a dark, bluish gray with cooler undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A-

11. Makeup Geek Jester

Makeup Geek Jester Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "bright mossy green with slight gold undertones." Read full review.

A-

12. Makeup Geek Magic Act

Makeup Geek Magic Act Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "light gold with yellow undertones." Read full review.

A-

13. Makeup Geek Masquerade

Makeup Geek Masquerade Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "bright medium plum with warm undertones and a foiled finish bright warm plum." Read full review.

A-

14. Makeup Geek High Wire

Makeup Geek High Wire Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "medium silver with subtle blue undertones medium silver with hint of blue." Read full review.

A-

15. Makeup Geek Legend

Makeup Geek Legend Foiled Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark coppery brown with warm, orangey undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A-

16. Makeup Geek Curtain Call

Makeup Geek Curtain Call Foiled Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark red with warm, coppery undertones and a frosted sheen. Read full review.

A-

17. Makeup Geek Whimsical

Makeup Geek Whimsical Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "light silvery pink with a foiled finish frosted silvery pale pink." Read full review.

B+

18. Makeup Geek Starry Eyed

Makeup Geek Starry Eyed Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "light champagne beige with slight pink undertones and a foiled finish." Read full review.

B+

19. Makeup Geek Fantasy

Makeup Geek Fantasy Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "int green with a foiled finish frosty mint green." Read full review.

B+

20. Makeup Geek Pegasus

Makeup Geek Pegasus Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "light, bright aqua with a foiled finish intensely bright light aqua." Read full review.

B+

21. Makeup Geek Charmed

Makeup Geek Charmed Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "muted silvery light olive with taupe undertones and a foiled finish." Read full review.

B+

22. Makeup Geek Center Stage

Makeup Geek Center Stage Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "bright royal blue." Read full review.

B+

23. Makeup Geek Nostalgic

Makeup Geek Nostalgic Foiled Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a metallic finish. Read full review.

B+

24. Makeup Geek Caitlin Rose

Makeup Geek Caitlin Rose Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "bright amethyst purple." Read full review.

B

25. Makeup Geek Houdini

Makeup Geek Houdini Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "deep emerald teal green." Read full review.

B

Glossover Breakdown

89%

Average Score
A
16
B
11
C
2
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
8.5
pigmentation
9.5
texture
9
longevity
7.5
application
5
Total
89%
product
8.5
pigmentation
9.5
texture
9
longevity
7.5
application
5
Total
89%

Reader Reviews

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4 Stars
7
3 Stars
5
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1
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2

Based on 2 Reviews, 23 Quick Reviews

The Good: Creamy (10), Great Value (8), Buttery (8), Easy To Apply (7), Smooth (5), Blendable (4), Travel-friendly (1), Long-wearing (1), Crease-resistant (1)

The In-Between: Highly Pigmented (12), Buildable (4), Sheer (1)

The Bad: Fades (7), Creases (6), Hard To Apply (5), Powdery (2), Fall Out (1)

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The Good: Creamy (10), Great Value (8), Buttery (8), Easy To Apply (7), Smooth (5), Blendable (4), Travel-friendly (1), Long-wearing (1), Crease-resistant (1)

The In-Between: Highly Pigmented (12), Buildable (4), Sheer (1)

The Bad: Fades (7), Creases (6), Hard To Apply (5), Powdery (2), Fall Out (1)

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2016: The Tale of the New Logo & Updated Design

Oooh, something looks a little different! After blogging for 10 years, it was time for a fresh look and feel! Our new logo was designed by the very talented Tara Esposito (highly recommend her; she was fantastic to work with, creative, and even the initial comps were all logos I could have seen used). From there, we spent the last three months working on an updated design with a lot of changes to the code itself. The redesign process was focused on two aspects: 1) improving the user experience on mobile (and small devices), and 2) improving consistency across style and elements across the site. Temptalia is a lot more than just a blog, and we recognize that it can be completely overwhelming, especially for readers who are newer to the site!

For mobile, we tried to address the following: 1) more important information within the first screen as much as possible, 2) reduce scrolling, 3) minimize unnecessary space on left/right/top/bottom to maximize what you see one each screen. When it came to consistency in styling, it was primarily about using the same terminology more consistently throughout the site along with simplifying product badges and then using different sizes. It was also about further prioritizing what actions are available and where, and being more in sync about what pieces of information are most important on the blog, compared to the Dupe List or the Foundation Matrix.

As always, please let us know of any errors either in this post or if it seems like a larger issue, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Nick at nick[at]temptalia.com.

Below, I’ll discuss some of the larger changes made:

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