11th Annual Readers’ Choice Beauty Awards: We reveal the winners you voted to the top

11th Annual Readers Choice Beauty Awards
Photographed by Adrian Armstrong. Styled by Michelle Burca.

11th Annual Readers Choice Beauty Awards
Photographed by Adrian Armstrong. Styled by Michelle Burca.

The results are in! You voted and we listened: From perfume and mascara to sunscreen and shampoo, we reveal the beauty products you voted top of the vanity in our 11th Annual Readers’ Choice Beauty Awards. This year more than 65 products make the cut across six categories, including nails, fragrance, makeup and hair. And as always, the Readers’ Choice Beauty Awards rewards products in a range of prices, allowing you to find favourite new products regardless of budget. Ready to see who made the cut? Pick a category below or read on to browse all the winners.

MAKEUP
HAIR
FACE

BODY
NAILS
FRAGRANCE


11th Annual Readers Choice Beauty Awards
Photographed by Adrian Armstrong. Styled by Michelle Burca.

Eyeshadow

Under $15 Cover Girl Eye Enhancers 3-Kit Eye Shadows
Over $15 M.A.C Eye Shadow

From our readers: “M.A.C eyeshadows are the best. Highly pigmented, all the colours you need including the top trends and they never flake!”

Eyeliner

Under $15 Maybelline Eyestudio Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner
Over $15 M.A.C Fluidline

From our readers: “M.A.C Fluidline is the best eyeliner I’ve ever used. It gives you that liquid looking eyeliner but in a gel form and it’s so easy to apply.”

Mascara

Under $20 Maybelline New York Volum’ Express Colossal Mascara
Over $20 Lancôme Hypnôse Mascara

From our readers: “I’ve experimented with lots of high-end brands but nothing compares to Maybelline’s Volum’ Express mascara. The brush ensures perfect application every time”

Lipstick

Under $15 Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter
Over $15  M.A.C Viva Glam Lipstick LipGLoss

From our readers: “M.A.C lipstick always leaves your lips looking luscious and full, doesn’t smudge easily and stays in place on a night out.”

Lipgloss

Under $15 Avon Glazewear Lip Gloss
Over $15 M.A.C Tinted Lipglass

From our readers: “M.A.C lipglass is an absolute necessity for my day-to-day beauty routine.”

11th Annual Readers Choice Beauty Awards
Photographed by Adrian Armstrong. Styled by Michelle Burca.

Foundation

Under $20 Cover Girl Clean Liquid Makeup
Over $20 M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15

From our readers: “The price is amazing, coverage is even and long-lasting, and the shades are always a good match. As a make-up guru, I will always choose Cover Girl foundation – foundation is essential to a flawless face!”

Concealer

Under $15 Cover Girl Smoothers Concealer
Over $15 M.A.C Select Cover-Up

From our readers: “Cover girl Smoothers Concealer goes on smooth, not much product is needed and gives full coverage all day and night. Flawless coverage all over.”

Face Powder

Under $20 Cover Girl Clean Pressed Powder Sensitive Skin
Over $20 M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

From our readers: “The M.A.C Mineralize powder is nice and light, easy to apply, doesn’t make my skin break out, comes in colours that actually match my fair skin tone, and it doesn’t make my skin chalky looking.”

Bronzer

Under $20 Physicians Formula Magic Mosaic Multi-Colored Custom Bronzer
Over $20 M.A.C Bronzing Powder

From our readers: “The perfect blend of shimmer and glow. I love that the M.A.C Bronzing Powder particles aren’t too huge so it is long wearing, and doesn’t make me look like I was playing in the glitter box after 8-10 hours of wearing.”

Blush

Under $20 Cover Girl Cheekers Blush
Over $20 M.A.C Mineralize Blush

From our readers: “M.A.C Mineralize Blush is a great product. Good colour, long lasting and the product itself is good value – # of applications/price. The product lasts forever (a year or so) and I apply it 2 – 3 times per day.”

11th Annual Readers Choice Beauty Awards
Photographed by Adrian Armstrong. Styled by Michelle Burca.

Shampoo

Under $10 Pantene Pro-V Fine Hair Solutions Volume Shampoo
Over $10 Aveda Color Conserve Shampoo

From our readers: “Pantene Pro-V Fine Hair Solutions Volume Shampoo smells great, incredible shine and moisture.”

Conditioner

Under $10 Pantene Pro-V Fine Hair Solutions Volume Conditioner
Over $10 Redken Color Extend Conditioner

From our readers: “My hair really does feel healthier after I use Pantene Pro-V Fine Hair Solutions Volume Conditioner. It doesn’t just wash out and leave my hair the same as it was before I conditioned it.”

Styling Product

Under $15 John Frieda Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon Finishing Crème
Over $15 Schwarzkopf Professional Osis Dust It Mattifying Powder

From our readers: “Defrizzes my curls without making them look greasy or weighed down. John Frieda Frizz-Ease has a good price.”

Hair Tool

Conair You Curl

From our readers: “My friend has Conair’s You Curl and it’s really amazing! My mom only uses Conair and I guess it just went onto me now! I really love their curling wands, they are really easy to use! I find that I can get either big voluminous curls or just soft waves. That’s what I love about Conair, they have a lot of options, and its really affordable and lasts quite a while!”

Colouring Kit

L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference

From our readers: “L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference is GREAT. Clarity of colour is great, and I love that they give you the option of two nozzles for the colour bottle – it makes colouring less of a headache.”

Highlighting Kit

L’Oréal Paris Couleur Experte

From our readers: “I always trust L’Oreal Paris with any highlighting. It gives you a natural look rather than harsh, bright streaks. Also affordable.”

11th Annual Readers Choice Beauty Awards
11th Annual Readers Choice Beauty Awards

Face

Moisturizer

Under $40 Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream
Over $40 Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief

From our readers: “Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream has SPF + age-defying + great scent + available at Costco = perfect.”

Cleanser

Under $15  Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser
Over $15  Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser

Eye Cream

Under $40 Avon Anew Clinical Eye Lift Pro Dual Eye System
Over $40 Clinique All About Eyes serum

Under $60 Avon Anew Platinum Serum
Over $60 Elizabeth Grant Biocollasis Complex Cell Vitality Revitalizing Day Serum

From our readers: “It feels lovely going on and it makes my crows feet seem to disappear, more and more over the years with continual use, and the puffiness is better. Elizabeth Grant Biocollasis Complex Cell Vitality Revitalizing Day Serum is a great product.”

Lip Balm

Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Tube

From our readers: “Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm is not greasy, has a subtle fragrance, and leaves lips feeling smooth.”

11th Annual Readers Choice Beauty Awards
Photographed by Adrian Armstrong. Styled by Michelle Burca.

Mask

Under $25 Yves Rocher Anti-Asphyxiation Flash Mask
Over $25 Clinique Acne Solutions Oil-Control Cleansing Mask

From our readers: “The Flash Mask is a great pick me up and leaves my face glowing.”

Exfoliator

Under $20 St. Ives Exfoliating Apricot Scrub
Over $20 Clinique 7 Day Scrub Rinse-Off Formula

From our readers: “St. Ives Exfoliating Apricot Scrub has been a constant go to for me, it’s always a staple in my morning routine. It’s not too harsh, and it smells wonderful.”

Sunscreen

Under $17 Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face Sunscreen SPF 60
Over $17 Ombrelle Complete SPF 60 Milk Lotion

From our readers: “Ultra Sheer goes on smooth and matte–perfect under makeup. It also has a photostabilizer which means it wears longer than some of the other sunscreens.”

Makeup Remover

Under $15 Neutrogena All-in-One Make-up Removing Cleansing Wipes
Over $15 Lancôme Bi-Facial Double- Action Eye Makeup Remover

From our readers: “I love Neutrogena All-in-One Make-up Removing Cleansing Wipes. They are absolutely the best in my opinion. It removes the most stubborn makeup, even waterproof mascara, in one easy step. The gentle, ultra-soft cloths leaves my skin thoroughly clean with no traces of makeup, dirt, and oil – so there’s no need to rinse! I use them daily. I will never be without them. The smell is delightful. I keep them on my bedside table and I use them each night to remove my makeup. My skin looks great!”

11th Annual Readers Choice Beauty Awards
Photographed by Adrian Armstrong. Styled by Michelle Burca.

Body Wash

Under $7 Dove Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Wash
Over $7 The Body Shop Satsuma Shower Gel

From our readers: “Dove Body Washes are the best. They leave no residue and they leave my skin silky smooth and moisturized! I never have that rough feeling on my skin like I still have soap on me. It’s great! I also like that a percentage of sales goes to help girls.”

Body Lotion

Under $15 Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion
Over $15 The Body Shop Satsuma Body Butter

From our readers: “With Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion I am never dry. Perfect results. Great price. Smells good.”

Scrub

Under $10 St. Ives Exfoliating Apricot Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash
Over $10 The Body Shop Satsuma Body Polish

From our readers: “Rubs gently, has no perfume and leaves me smelling fresh afterwards. St. Ives Exfoliating Apricot Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash leaves the skin smooth, not dry, not peeled, just fresh and soft.”

Shave Cream or Gel

Skintimate Skin Therapy Dry Skin

From our readers: “Skintimate Skin Therapy Dry Skin has a surprising amount in one container, smells good, lathers well and sticks.”

Razor 

Gillette Venus Embrace Razor
From our readers: “VENUS! I love this brand so much, it gives me a perfect shave and keeps my legs smooth and knick-free!”

11th Annual Readers Choice Beauty Awards
Photographed by Adrian Armstrong. Styled by Michelle Burca.

Self-tanner

Under $18 Jergens Natural Glow Firming Daily Moisturizer
Over $18 Clarins Delicious Self-Tanning Cream

From our readers: “Jergens Natural Glow has a moisturizer in it too. It keeps my skin soft and it gradually tans, so i look tanned and not fake.”

Sunscreen

Under $15 Coppertone Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30
Over $15 Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 30

From our readers: “Neutrogena’s Dry-Touch has been my favourite for years. This sunscreen is light and not greasy at all and is the only product I’ve tried that doesn’t cause me to breakout.”

Cellulite Cream

Under $50 Yves Rocher Body Shaping Program Effect Cellulite Serum
Over $50 Biotherm Celluli Laser D. Code

From our readers: “Biotherm Celluli Laser D. Code is great because it has more than one option for different types of cellulite allowing you to customize your product for better results.”

Hand Cream

Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream

From our readers: “I work in a restaurant and am constantly washing my hands which can leave them really dry… I have found Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream is best at keeping them smooth!”

Soap

Dove White Beauty Bar

From our readers: “Dove White is a great pure and non-irritating bar soap. I’ve always used it on my kids without any problems. Clean scent… the way a soap should smell. No soapy residue on my shower walls!”

11th Annual Readers Choice Beauty Awards
Photographed by Adrian Armstrong. Styled by Michelle Burca.

For Hands

Under $9 Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in “Kook-A-Mango”
Over $9 OPI Nail Lacquer in “Tickle My France-y”

From our readers: “OPI has always worked wonders by keeping my nails looking healthy and like I got a real manicure. Chip free, inexpensive and an all over great product that I would recommend.”

For Feet

Under $9 Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in “Watercolor”
Over $9 OPI Nail Lacquer in “Big Apple Red”

From our readers: “OPI Nail Lacquer in “Big Apple Red” gives me nice color and coverage. It dries fast and lasts a long time.”

11th Annual Readers Choice Beauty Awards
Photographed by Adrian Armstrong. Styled by Michelle Burca.

For Women Chanel N0 5

From our readers: “When I wear that fragrance it tends to draw a lot of men who always stop me and compliment how I smell.”

For Men Hugo Boss Bottled

From our readers: “Makes my senses tingle in a very good way.”