2018 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 2017 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, 2017 through January 3rd, 2018 10AM PST.
  • Voting: January 8th, 2018 through January 14th, 2018 10AM PST.
  • Results: January 20th, 2018

Best of the Year

Nominate your favorites based on what happened in 2017 (either what the brand did or what products were released!). If you don't see your favorite auto-suggested, just write it in, and we'll manually include it in the nominations!

What was the high-end brand that most impressed you during 2017?
What was the budget brand that most impressed you during 2017?
What was the most innovative brand during 2017?
What was the most underrated during 2017?
What was the niche brand that most impressed you during 2017?
What was your favorite new product that came out during 2017?
What was your favorite eyeshadow palette that released during 2017?

Best Eye Products

Share your all-time favorites below -- they don't have to be new for 2017. If you don't see your favorite auto-suggested, just write it in, and we'll manually include it in the nominations!

Best Face Products

Share your all-time favorites below -- they don't have to be new for 2017. If you don't see your favorite auto-suggested, just write it in, and we'll manually include it in the nominations!

Best Lip Products

Share your all-time favorites below -- they don't have to be new for 2017. If you don't see your favorite auto-suggested, just write it in, and we'll manually include it in the nominations!

Best Nail Products

Share your all-time favorites below -- they don't have to be new for 2017. If you don't see your favorite auto-suggested, just write it in, and we'll manually include it in the nominations!

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Kim Avatar

Whaaat?! No! Not sure if it means anything, but I always look forward to this! I know it’s a ton of work for you, but I’d rather volunteer as seasonal help for your team than for Temptalia to not have this!

Thanks for all you do, Christine!

Nancy T Avatar

Since this has to be one of my favorite yearly events in the beauty world, I am truly happy from the bottom of my heart that you decided to keep the tradition going this year, Christine! We all know how hard you work on the blog, and this particular feature might be a PITA for you by now, but let me just say how very much I appreciate your choosing to do it!

Rachel R. Avatar

I feel a little empty after doing this, which is a reflection on the makeup industry and myself, not Temptalia at all. Most years, I have a hard time deciding what to nominate because there were so many things that I loved. This year, so many brands slipped, or just had stuff that wasn’t interesting, that I had to really think if there was anything I loved for some of the best of 2017 stuff. I ended up changing a few of my all-time favorites, too. Sad times.

Grace Avatar

Ditto! I started out thinking it was because I was on a replacement only buy, but by the end of the survey I realized the reason my low buy was so easy this year was because not a lot held my attention. Colour Pops My Little Pony collection got me, but that was almost more about nostalgia.

Nicole D Avatar

Done! Thank you Christine for doing it again this year. Personally, I’ve found it easier and faster to fill in (as compared to last year).

I would strongly encourage the other readers to take a few minutes and submit their choices. It’s not just a way to respond to Christine’s efforts to provide us with a platform where we can express our makeup preferences, but it’s also a way to make our voices heard. Brands keep an eye on this blog.

Amy Avatar

I just wanted to comment that I’m impressed with the design of your survey. It has the flexibility of allowing us to nominate anything, while still automating as much as possible. I nominate temptalia for most high-tech beauty site. 😉

Seraphine Avatar

I love this!

Do I have to submit my choices all at once? There are some categories that are easy for me and some that will take time to think about. So if you leave some categories empty when you submit, can you go back later to fill them in? (Please forgive my technical ignorance!)

It makes me realize how many products I haven’t tried yet, so I can’t nominate them, like Pat McGrath lipsticks!

Elizabeth Avatar

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Just wanted to give back to this great community. 🙂

Anne Avatar

Thanks for doing this! Can’t wait for the results. I learned about so many new products as a result of getting my daily email and checking the blog. Many are my new obsessions and often don’t cost a fortune.

Kristene Avatar

Had to write in the Marc Jacobs coconut face primer… that paired with the Urban Decay Self-Adjusting has been my grail this year, SO GLAD I pulled the trigger on the MJ.

KYLIE Avatar

The MJ is the best primer ever !! It hurt really bad to spend that amount on it but it’s really worth it ! I use it every day now. Do you think the UD self adjusting would work for an extra pale princess? I have a hard time finding foundations that are my shades so rn, I use MJ coconut primer with the make up for ever water blend foundation. These pair perfectly with each other since they are both water-based but I do want to change it up though.
I have very dry skin.

Kristene Avatar

I think the Self-Adjusting would be great for very fair skin. I myself am a Marc Jacobs Genius Gel 22 Bisque Light, and Nars Sheer Glow in Gobi is a close match (the MJ is the perfect match though) so I’m pretty close to the fair end of the spectrum with no real discernible undertone. You should swing through Sephora and grab a sample of it; I literally use half a pump over the MJ primer and I dot it on forehead, chin, and cheeks, then work it in with my hands (same for the MJ). Honestly between these two products, I could skip foundation and go right to my Urban Decay Naked concealer and then set with powder from there and go about my day. They offer quite a bit of coverage without much product at all.

My skin varies but year-round I use either Belif Aqua Bomb or Moisture Bomb and it keeps the dry air from AZ and CO at bay. I know you didn’t ask for suggestions but if you come across any Belif samples for free, it might help.

iTag Avatar

I always confused to choose a beauty or makeup products. Lots of beauty/makeup products That I want it, not for My Needs.. lol..
Coz I don’t have enough budget for It. So with this Vote, make me easier/decide to choose and willing to buy & try the right one for Me. Thank You Temptalia for “choice Award” by readers Vote as such a tradition. I can’t wait to results!

Emily O. Avatar

I was surprised that my honest answer to “best liquid liner” was Nonie Creme’s Colour Prevails. It wasn’t with us long, but I reach for those liners every damn day over MAC, Stila, KVD, Lancôme etc…

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