2016 Reader’s Choice Awards Voting

The nominees are in! Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to submit their nominations. Now, it’s time to cast your vote for the best of the year! Please feel free to abstain from voting in a category or voting other if none of the nominees work for you 🙂 Can’t wait to see the results!

  • Voting: January 4th, 2016 through January 11th, 2016 10AM PST.
  • Results: January 20th, 2016

Voting is now closed.

2016 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 2015 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 (57,000 products), 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 17th, 2015 through December 28th, 2015 10AM PST.
  • Voting: January 4th, 2016 through January 11th, 2016 10AM PST.
  • Results: January 20th, 2016

This is our first year doing it this way, so if you encounter any issues, please email nick[at]temptalia.com. Thank you!

Nominations are now closed. Thank you!

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Temptalia's Holiday Gift Guide

Temptalia's Holiday Gift Guide

Anastasia Lustrous Lip Gloss Set ($40.00) includes eight full-sized lipglosses, so it is a tremendous value! The glosses are an assortment of shimmers and creams, some semi-sheer and some totally opaque. The formula was a real surprise hit for me! (Read reviews or see swatches.)

Temptalia's Holiday Gift Guide

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator ($26.00) comes in two versions, Gilded Honey (gold) and Ballerina (rose gold), and both are fantastic, but I am partial to Ballerina myself. I keep both in my “holy grail” drawer, which is what I tend to wear when I have a non-testing day! (Read reviews or see swatches.)

Temptalia's Holiday Gift Guide

Inglot Freedom System + Eyeshadows ($7.00 per eyeshadow) have a limited selection now available online through Macy’s ! Whether you’re giving or receiving, a custom palette has that special touch of being personalized and you can give careful thought to the recipient when creating it. Inglot’s Pearl eyeshadows are my favorite of their finishes, but their Mattes are nice, too! (Read reviews or see swatches.)

Temptalia's Holiday Gift Guide

Laura Mercier Matte-to-Metal Caviar Stick Collection ($58.00) has become a set I look forward to each holiday season! The Caviar Sticks are creamy, jumbo eye pencils that can be used alone or as an eyeshadow base. They apply easily without tugging, last a long time on their own, and are shimmery enough to add depth but not too frosted. (Read reviews or see swatches.)

Temptalia's Holiday Gift Guide

Clarins Fix’ Makeup Refreshing Mist ($27.00) is a setting spray that is supposed to refresh as well as prolong the wear of your makeup–and it does! This was a savior whenever I was out and about during the summer, and what I really liked about it was that it was also comfortable to wear and didn’t feel like I put anything on my face.

Temptalia's Holiday Gift Guide

Origins Your Perfect World Set ($52.00) is a nice way to try out the Perfect World range, which is one of my go-tos. I’m a huge fan of Origins skincare, as I find it works well for my skin and doesn’t over-promise on claims. I’m actually half-way through my fourth or fifth A Perfect World SPF 25 jar! (Read reviews.)

Temptalia's Holiday Gift Guide

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color ($35.00) is a new formula that Bobbi Brown launched this year that features a really creamy, rich consistency that applies smoothly and is quite pigmented. The shade range has some real hits, like Soft Berry and Neutral Rose. (Read reviews or see swatches.)

Temptalia's Holiday Gift Guide

Philosophy Season of Sparkle Set ($27.00) includes three 6 oz. bottles of holiday scents. I’m a long-time fan of philosophy shower gels (they’re basically the only body wash I use!), and the holiday scents are typically my favorite. The best part? Lots and lots of scents of smaller sizes, which come in an easier-to-squeeze tube (softer plastic than the 16 oz. bottles) AND I can try more scents as it takes awhile to get through a full-size bottle. (Read reviews.)

Temptalia's Holiday Gift Guide

Estee Lauder Be Envied Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick Set ($37.50) features four shades from one of my favorite lipstick formulas! It’s a great way to try without purchasing them individually (you’re getting four shades to try for a little more than the price of one shade, though these are not full-sized, of course!). (Read reviews or see swatches.)

Temptalia's Holiday Gift Guide

Clinique Cheek Pop Blush ($22.00) is one of my favorite blush formulas, because the finish is luminous–glowing but not frosted, natural and never flat. I love shades like Peach Pop, Ginger Pop, and Cola Pop! (Read reviews or see swatches.)

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Sponsored: A Gift Guide for Limited Edition Favorites at Sephora

Temptalia's Holiday Gift Guide

Temptalia's Holiday Gift Guide

Make Up For Ever 15 Artist Palette ($59.00) should come as no surprise, given how much I adore the Artist Shadow formula! The brand’s limited edition palettes are a great way to snag several shades for way, way less than the cost of individual shades. (Read reviews or see swatches.)

Temptalia's Holiday Gift Guide

bareMinerals The Regal Wardrobe Eye & Cheek Palette ($39.00) has a mix of warm and cool-toned neutrals paired with four cheek colors. I really loved the eyeshadows, and I think they coordinated well together. (Read reviews or see swatches.)

Temptalia's Holiday Gift Guide

Anastasia Self-Made Eyeshadow Palette ($35.00) is an interesting mix of shades, finishes, and undertones–a little bit of everything–and it ended up being one of the more unique color combinations out there. It also won’t break the bank! (Read reviews or see swatches.)

Temptalia's Holiday Gift Guide

Jack Black It’s the Balm Lip Quartet ($25.00) includes four full-sized, squeeze-tube lip balms. I actually picked this set-up just for myself (not to review), as I’m a huge, huge fan of the formula. I’ve been liking Vanilla & Lavender a lot more than I anticipated. (Read review.)

Temptalia's Holiday Gift Guide

Stila Sending My Love Set ($49.00) is a perfect set for holiday giving, as it comes in decadent packaging that doesn’t even need to be wrapped. The eyeshadows are pigmented, long-wearing, and blendable, while the blushes complemented the shades of eyeshadows. (Read reviews or see swatches.)

Temptalia's Holiday Gift Guide

Sephora Ultra Shine Holographic Lip Gels ($14.00) are so sparkling! I’ve been reaching for them whenever I have a free few hours, because they have a lot of dimension. If you like sheer, shimmering gloss, whether alone or for layering, try to get your hands on these! (Read reviews or see swatches.)

Temptalia's Holiday Gift Guide

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Sky Liner Collection ($48.00) is a set of seven, travel-sized eyeliners that is a great value for anyone who has wanted to try the Highliner formula. Since the brand has fixed packaging issues on this set, I now can recommend this set again! (This is one of my favorite eyeliner formulas!) (Read reviews or see swatches.)

Temptalia's Holiday Gift Guide

NARS Fast Life Killer Shine Lip Gloss ($28.00) is a medium, rosy pink with tons of shimmer. I love how it is holiday-esque, but it isn’t your traditional red or gold lip! (Read reviews or see swatches.)

Temptalia's Holiday Gift Guide

Sephora Favorites ($25.00 to $99.00) are perfect for trying out bestselling products and formulas in deluxe sizes. They also work well for anyone who travels often and needs to have rollerballs or small sizes available.

What has been your favorite limited edition buy this season?