Monday, January 12th, 2009

Be sure to discuss the results of these categories in the comments! I’m eager to hear how much you agree with the results, or if you feel like the winner was not deserving at all!

Best Lipstick of 2008
Best Foundation of 2008
Best Face Primer of 2008
Best Facial Moisturizer of 2008
Best Makeup Remover of 2008
Best Body Scrub of 2008

MAC Lipstick is *THE* lipstick to own with a commanding 44% of votes to nail first place. MAC’s new Cremesheen lipsticks were in second place with 25% of votes. NARS Lipstick, despite being voted some of the worst lipsticks in a recent Hit List post on Temptalia, took third place with 9% of votes.

Find out the rest of the winners!

Make Up For Ever HD replaces MAC Studio Fix Fluid as your top foundation of the year, with 18% of the vote. But don’t despair, Studio Fix Fluid still holds second place with 15% of votes, while its powder counterpart comes in third with 14% of votes.

Smashbox Photo Finish continues its winning streak with 34% of you lovin’ it as your primer of choice. MAC’s Prep + Prime (Face) captured 23% of votes making it second in this category. Make Up For Ever’s Primer falls in third with 10% of votes.

Olay/Oil of Olay squeaked into first place just barely, with a mere four votes separating it from second place winner Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel/Lotion. In third place was Cetaphil, a solid and dermatologist-recommend choice. The voting in this category was particularly skewed, with no one nominee receiving more than 14% of total votes.

If you thought the race was tight between Facial Moisturizers, it was even closer in this category! Lancome Bi-Facil beat out MAC Makeup Remover Wipes by 2 votes. TWO! Bi-Facil takes first place, with MAC’s Removing Wipes come in second. Cilnique’s Take the Day Off comes in third, only slightly behind the two front runners.

St. Ives Apricot Scrub is the favorite body scrub of 25% of you. Bath & Body Works’ Scrubs takes second place with 16% of votes. MAC’s limited edition Volcanic Ash Exfoliator comes in third place with 14% of votes.

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13 thoughts on “Second Annual Temptalia Beauty Awards 2008 – Winners, Part 3

  1. kat

    Is there any reason why you are posting these spaced out in parts? It seems like you’re just trying to increase the number of posts, but it’s sort of confusing and would have been better to just put them all in one post. I also feel this way about how you separate the swatches from your reviews… seems redundant. I guess in the case of these posts it encourages conversation about each product to post them in small batches, but I don’t get why the swatches and reviews are separate.

    • Fie

      I think the reason to why is that it’s much easier for others to discuss parts of the results rather than discussing the whole lot. It would get very confusing and hard to scroll up and down if you want to refer to the results. :)

    • Hi Kat,

      For the awards, I wanted people to have an opportunity to discuss and comment. I know if I saw 23 awards posted, I’d get lost and not even remember half!

      As far as swatches, a lot of people come here for MAC related news and posts. I find that some people only care about swatches, others only care about reviews, and some people like both but refer to swatches. Having the swatches separated helps make it easier to search for what you want. I also like to keep the loading time down by separating photos, because not everyone has a fast connection.

  2. Shayla

    I’m thinking it’s probably post length, Kat. I do a lot of web work for the company I work for, and generally speaking, the longer the post the less likely someone is to read it in full. Also, I’m not sure with WordPress, but I’m sure at some point there are limits to how long you can make your posts.

    Just my thoughts :)

    • I agree. At some point people loose interest when reading a post. It’s like when you make a PowerPoint presentation, one the tricks to keep people interested is not adding more than 5-6 lines per slide.

      Personally, I prefer posts like this, I am so ADD-ish most of the time LOL.

    • Haha, that’s SO true. And just like pictures make it more likely people will read a post!

  3. Vee

    I’m glad to see MAC lipsticks won!

    As to the above posts…. I would have liked to see two posts instead of three given the content but I understand the need to divide them. And not everyone has high speed so this allows for people with slower net to load pages. Oh, and I like the reviews & swatches being separated. I’m usually looking for one or the other!

  4. Lydia

    I’m so pleased you did this, I love that it is totally unbiased, unlike magazines when you don’t know just how unbiased the opinion is. I agree with most of these!

    As for the above comments, it would be nice to discuss the results of the poll instead of trying to make out that Christine has an ulterior motive with her posts. She has the best beauty website going and obviously puts a lot of effort into it all.

    • whitnee

      I don’t think the person who asked the question necessarily thinks she has an ulterior motive. Sometimes people are just curious about why someone does something, and it’s perfectly fine to ask. The person may not have been discussing the results of the poll, but they were discussing this post as well as others that are related. I too was curious when I saw part one, but didn’t bother to ask. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with asking such a question.

  5. Yeah! The Olay moisturizers had change my skin for the absolute good. The Regenerist serum is amazing. I just love them.

    And oh yeah, the apricot scrub is one of my staples in my skincare regime. Nothing like it to remove dead skin cells and have your it feeling so so soft.

  6. I think I might have to try the SmashBox Photofinish primer. Especially since it won out over MAC Prep + Prime Skin (which I adore)!