Allure magazine readers recently chose their top 50 makeup
artist products of 2010. How did your favorites stack up?
In their annual search for the best makeup products, Allure
magazine asked readers to chime in on their absolute,
all-time favorite products. Readers got to hand out awards
in two categories per product: one for discount/drugstore
bargains and one for slightly more expensive fare found in
department/makeup specialty stores.
Here's how the top honors stacked up for 2010's best makeup
Lips: A "muted mauve" took home the top prize for
discount/drugstore find. The shade has light-reflecting
particles that make lips look just a bit glowy in any light.
As for a slightly more upscale lip look, a neutral pink won
both for its complexion-friendly color and its worthiness as
a feel-good buy. All sales of this lipstick benefit the M.A.C
Aids Fund. In gloss looks, a "sophisticated berry" by L'Oreal
and a soft pink version of the specialty/department store
lipstick winner earned the top honors.
Blush: It comes as no surprise that the ever-popular Orgasm
(don't look at us, it's really called that!) blush by Nars
once again earned the top spot for favorite blush. The
department store buy has been a consumer and makeup artist
product favorite for years thanks to it's "just back from a
run" peach-colored glow. (Yes, a run. Get your mind out of
the gutter!) As for discount store winners, a sweet pink
called Natural Rose took the award for its ability to look
great on every skin tone.
Eyes: When it comes to favorite eye looks, voters showed
their undying love for sexy going-out colors by giving the
discount store awards to a deep, sparkly black and "disco
ball" silver palette called Metallic Shadow Duo as well as a
double-ended eyeliner that featured a smudging tool built
right in. As for department store buys, an eye-illuminating
shade called Shroom (doubles as a cheekbone highlighter!)
and a self-sharpening eye pencil called Blackest Black also
got a nod.
Face: A crème foundation infused with moisturizer won
the top spot for discount store foundation while a mineral
foundation won in the department store category. For
concealer, consumers still loved their minerals for a
high-end look but gave the prize to a purse-friendly
"coverstick" perfect for on-the-go touch ups.
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