MAKEUP

You, the readers, cast votes for your beloved makeup products in March to determine the Readers' Choice winners below. A second type of award for each category -- Rising Star Editors' Pick -- was based on months of testing done by our editors on new-to-the-market products. And now, on to the winners ...

Other award categories:
Hair | Face & Body

 

Blush

bareMinerals Blush

"The Bare Escentuals Blushes will make your cheeks come alive instantly! And, they will last all day without streaking either!" -- Reservechic

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Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

This highly pigmented, imprinted blush gives your cheeks a hydrating pop of color. And with eight available shades, you're bound to find a fave.

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Bronzer

bareMinerals Warmth All-Over Face Color

"All you need is a tiny bit of warmth to give you that beach-girl look. Dash [it] on in the morning and it lasts all day long." -- alictasia

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Physicians Formula Cashmere Wear Ultra-Smoothing Bronzer

Cashmere, indeed. It blends on easily and evenly for a flawless, natural glow that has a pretty hint of shimmer. 

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Brow Enhancer

Maybelline New York Ultra-Brow Brush-On Color

"For anyone with sparse brows this product is great! It is long lasting, the color is natural (no angry face), and easy to apply." -- hawaiianhottie

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It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil

This perfect-for-layering pencil is creamy and glides on easily, but lasts all day. And the unique tip allows for creating a thick or thin line with ease.

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Concealer

bareMinerals SPF 20 Concealer

"Don't think a powder can tackle your blemishes? Think again. I really like the coverage [it] offers as well as how natural it looks …" -- TheKeeper

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Temptu Undereye Concealer

This weightless concealer effectively covers dark circles and it magically blends seamlessly into your skin for an invisible, flawless finish.

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Eyeliner

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

"I have tried several shades and these pencils go on smooth and creamy with vibrant intense colors." -- SubCulture

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Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

This smudge-proof inky liner creates high-impact drama instantly and easily; it's our new go-to.

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EyeShadow

M.A.C. Eye Shadow

"They come in a million colors and finishes, you really can't go wrong. They are SUPER PIGMENTED and silky." -- Kenya

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Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencils

A shadow pencil that glides on effortlessly with rich pigments that lasts 'till the wee hours of the morning without flaking or smudging? Yes, it does exist.

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Foundation

bareMinerals 2-piece Powder Foundation & Brush w/SPF 15

"This [QVC exclusive] is a great product for bringing back your healthy skin, especially in the summer for light coverage and fewer... breakouts." -- sunNvegas

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Lancome Teint Miracle

Offers sufficient coverage, but without looking or feeling like makeup on your skin. The subtle light reflective quality and moisturizers truly make skin look "lit-from-within."

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Highlighter

BareMinerals All-Over Face Color

"Perfect for giving my face a little burst of glowing color without being overwhelming or fake looking." -- bolinda

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Benefit Girl Meets Pearl

This lightweight liquid subtly highlights features without a disco ball shiny finish. The sheer hint of pinky bronze helps skin look slightly sun-kissed, too.

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Lip Balm

Softlips Lip Protectant/Sunscreen SPF 20

"I always stock up on it because it is the ONLY lip balm that moisturizes my lips completely and immediately soothes." -- dancarina

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Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm

Smooth and luxuriously moisturizing balm with just the right hint of tint. Good to be worn all day, every day.

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Lip Gloss

Buxom Full-on Lip Polish

"I first noticed its divine vanilla-caramelish scent. Great coverage. [And,] the plumping action had a cooling feel to it and didn't sting one bit!" -- amyaub

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Make Up For Ever Lab Shine Lip Gloss

If you don't eat it before it hits your lips (the smell is that yummy), you'll get high-class shine with a silky smooth feel that's never sticky or clumpy.

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Lip Liner

MAC Lip Pencil

"It doesn't bleed through and it is very long lasting. They go well with MAC lipsticks and glosses. It's so fun to make new combinations!" – Kenya

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CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipliner

This liner not only prevents lipstick from bleeding, but also keeps it intact, which is a laud-worthy accomplishment -- especially when used as a base for red lip colors.

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Lipstick

M.A.C. Lipstick

"[There are] many colors and types for everyone, young and old! Great staying power, they don't smell bad, taste funky, or feel like glue." -- thedragonslady

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Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm

It moisturizes like a lip balm but provides enough color to replace your favorite lipstick. Weird-but-fun bonus: It smells like donuts.

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Mascara

L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara

"This is an inexpensive item that works excellently, so it's one of my staples. It thickens lashes very dramatically and is easy to apply." -- MakeupGuru

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Urban Decay Supercurl Curling Mascara

Girls with stick-straight lashes will love how long their curl holds with this mascara. Add in major length and definition; what's not to love?

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Multi-Tasker

Nars The Multiple

"The first swipe of this gives you lots of shine and glow. It has a pleasant scent and is easy to blend and build color." -- pynkNymphette

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Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum

This liquid eyeliner offers up strongly pigmented color without fading or transferring midday. The fact that it may help lashes grow a bit is just a bonus.

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Nail Polish/Treatment

OPI Nail Lacquer

"OPI is the gold standard for nail polish. The colors and finishes are endless, and the consistency is perfect." -- Thome

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SpaRitual Truth Collection Nail Lacquer

Smooth, vibrant and rich -- the formula in this squoval bottle is a favorite. The shades are never uninspired. Our current crush? The new-for-spring Circle of Life -- a shocking blue.

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Powder

bareMinerals SPF 25 Mineral Veil

"It blends right into my skin, makes my eyeliner stay on forever, and allows me to go a full day and still look fresh and shine-free." -- RavenLoudspeakr

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Neutrogena Healthy Skin Compact Makeup SPF 55

Perfectly even and flawless coverage without feeling thick or heavy, this powder foundation is priceless -- but cheap!

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Primer/Shine Control

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

"It really does live up to the hype. This makes my shadows blend easily, the color really pop and makes my shadows last all day!" -- leelu

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Murad Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer Dewy Finish

Need help faking smooth, youthful skin? Look no further. This primer leaves most others we've tried in the dust. Skin is left with a perfectly dewy finish.

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Tool

bareMinerals Baby Buki Brush

"You can't mess up with this brush! It almost forces you to apply your makeup evenly. Great quality." -- Furtiva

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It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Powder Brush

This fat, unbelievably soft makeup brush effortlessly buffs powder on to your face. Plus, its chubby, velvety handle is super easy to grip.

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