2009 Temptalia Readers' Choice Awards: VOTE!

3rd Annual Temptalia Readers’ Choice Awards for 2009 — VOTE NOW!

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!

Now, go! Vote for your favorite beauty brands and products!

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Michelle Avatar

I just submitted my answers. I love makeup surveys!

Best & worst MAC Collection was the toughest. I ended up choosing Style Black for best & Baby Bloom for worst. There were a few MAC collections that were disappointing this past year. let’s hope 2010 is better!

Lulee Avatar

this was fun! I totally forgot that Monistat can be used as a foundation primer…. i recently bought the korres one but jeeeeeez it is expensive. i might try the monistat first instead of opening the korres one 😀

shontay Avatar

I am passionate about Neutrogena face products. I’ve been using the face scrub and moisturizer for sensitive skin for about 13 years now and it’s great. I also love the MUFE aqua black liner and HD foundation and Primer.

I also had to show some Mac love by voting for the lip glass, even though the Chanel glossimers are close to my heart, also.

I had to vote for the 109 Brush because I use it everyday. So amazing! Why is it I seem to be the only person who loves penultimate? 🙁

The biggest surprise was the GP sticks. I thought they would suck like shadesticks, but they are pigmented and SMOOTH!

Style Warriors was the collection I voted for as the best Mac collection. I bought the most from that one and I actually still use those products. Baby Blooms is the worst. That crappy lip balm left a horrible, soapy perfume taste in my mouth somehow. I also can’t use Mac foundations so that part of the collection was useless to me too.

cmferrets Avatar

thanx so much christine for breaking it down for us! i chose BBR as macs best collection and put the naked honey collection as their worst only b.c it seemed like they just put out l/g and e/s that looked soo alike from the style warriors collection- so its like … whats the point ? i did get the skin salve and a perfume from it !

Pinch Avatar

but but but the link says the survey is closed? 🙁 am I too late, Christine? I was looking forward to vote 🙂

Enjoy the last minute Christmas preparations, Christine! Any update on Mellan (sp?)?

Ellen Avatar

I tried Emerald Sparkle and Ruby Red Pumps by China Glaze yesterday. I know who’s getting my vote for best nail polish! LOVE!

Worst MAC collection of this year, to me, was the Graphic Garden collection. I don’t know if I wound up with a bad batch or something, but I got both e/s palettes and ALL the shadows were chalky and unpigmented, not to mention one of ’em (don’t know which) gave me an allergic reaction on my eyelid!

Best was a toss-up between SugarSweet, Cream Team, Dazzleglass Creme, Double Dazzle, and Color Craft. I went with Cream Team, though, because I use Shy Girl/Boy Bait almost every day.

Christine Avatar

YAY! So glad you’re loving Emerald Sparkle & Ruby Pumps! They’re so amazinggg. Which reminds me, totally gotta do my Christmas nails, haha.

It was tough for me to pick a worst MAC collection — not because so many were good — but so many were just so-so.

Amanda W Avatar

I was happy to see most all of this year’s addictions listed somewhere 🙂 The survey made me realize how much I’ve been neglecting MAC this year though… so many collections I missed! Stupid “real life,” lol.

Tish Avatar

Great survey….There were quite a few misses for me with MAC this year…but I managed to choose the worse as High Def for me…so not memorable….I can’t wait to see all the results

Also, I am a makeup diva most times…But the Monistat Chaffing Powder Gel is amazing…I was happily surprised both performance and price was…I normally only use Smashbox or MUFE Matte

Jacquelyn Avatar

Just sumitted my votes. The best collection of this year is MAC for Hello Kitty! I went crazy with it! The worst collection this year was Baroque Boudoir since they didn’t have any unique shades for the lipsticks and lipglasses. That collection could’ve done better.

Lauren Avatar

My votes:

Benefit Coralista for best new product. Bobbi Brown Skin for best foundation. Cover Girl Lash Blast for best mascara. Clinique High Impact for worst mascara. MAC Cremesheens for favorite lipgloss.

Blonde, Brunette, Redhead for best MAC collection of the year! It just had such a good variety of wearable colors. Worst collection for me was Warm and Cozy, just because I was so disappointed by it, but I know that many people will disagree with me.


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