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…
The Scarlet Season: Dolce & Gabbana Sheer Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Sheer Shine Lipstick ($30.00) is a glossy, orange-based red. It’s smooth, feels moisturizing, and is richly pigmented. Even though the Shine formula is designed to deliver semi-sheer color, this particular shade definitely gives lips plenty of color. I’d personally consider it an opaque shade that gives full color coverage. It’s like a redder, slightly more tamed version of Fire. Since it’s a Shine lipstick, it doesn’t have the same richness or creamy feeling as The Classic Cream formula, but on the other hand, it has a glossier finish and feels more hydrating once on lips.
What about you? Would you wear this red?
The Scarlet Season is a series of posts showcasing and featuring my favorite shades of red lips–from glosses to lipsticks that runs through December 2009. You can sure expect to see a lot of red this holiday season!
Oh, many, many lipsticks and glosses have been highlighted over the past three months (roughly 55 in sum). Here’s a general summary and link round-up of all of the reds from the series. I also included a list by price point, in case you’re looking for a budget-friendly red or an ultra luxe shade.
Over the next few days, I’ll break it down and highlight some shades together with photos and commentary. Stay tuned!
For now, make sure you didn’t miss any reds you were hoping to see covered this season…