Announcing: The winners of our 9th Annual Readers’ Choice Beauty Awards

The Beauty Awards
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The Beauty Awards
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You spilled the contents of your makeup bag and medicine cabinet to divulge your obsessions. Check out the winning polishes, products and beauty must-haves as chosen by you.

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NAILS

NAIL POLISH
For hands under $9
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Colour in “Lickety-Split Lime”
For hands over $9
OPI Nail Lacquer in “You Don’t Know Jacques!”

For feet under $9
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Colour in “Lively Lilac”
For feet over $9
OPI Nail Lacquer in “Lincoln Park After Dark”

BASE COAT
Under $9
Sally Hansen Ultimate Shield Fortifying Base & Top Coat
Over $9
OPI Natural Nail Base Coat

TOP COAT
Under $9
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat
Over $9
OPI Top Coat

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MAKEUP

FOUNDATION
Under $20
Cover Girl & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation SPF 22
Over $20
M.A.C Studio Sculpt Foundation SPF 15

POWDER
Under $20
Cover Girl Clean Pressed Powder
Over $20
M.A.C Select Sheer / Pressed Powder

CONCEALER
Under $10
Maybelline New York Mineral Power
Over $10
Benefit Erase Paste

BRONZER
Under $20
Rimmel Natural Bronzer SPF 8
Over $20
Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Pressed Bronzer

BLUSH
Under $20
Maybelline New York Dream Mousse Blush
Over $20
Nars Blush

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MAKEUP

MASCARA
Under $20
Cover Girl LashBlast Volume Blasting Mascara
Over $20
Lancôme Ôscillation

POWDER
Under $20
Cover Girl Clean Pressed Powder
Over $20
M.A.C Select Sheer / Pressed Powder

EYESHADOW
Under $15
Mark I-Mark Custom Pick Eyeshadow
Over $15
M.A.C Eye Shadow

EYELINER
Under $15
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Eyeliner
Over $15
M.A.C Eye Kohl
LIPGLOSS
Under $15
L’Oréal Paris Colour Juice Sheer Juicy Lipgloss
Over $15
Lancôme Juicy Tubes Jelly
LIPSTICK
Under $15
Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick
Over $15
M.A.C Lipstick

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FACE

CLEANSER
Under $15
Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser
Over $15
Mary Kay TimeWise 3-in-1 Cleanser

MOISTURIZER
Under $40
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream
Over $40
Clinique Youth Surge SPF 15 Age Decelerating Moisturizer

MIRACLE CREAM
Under $40
Avon Anew Clinical Advanced Wrinkle Corrector
Over $40
Elizabeth Grant Biocollasis Complex Advanced Cellular Age Defense Day Cream

EYE CREAM
Under $35
Avon Anew Reversalist Illuminating Eye System
Over $35
Clinique All About Eyes Rich

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FACE

SERUM
Under $60
Yves Rocher Cure Solutions Anti-Aggressions 24-Hr Antioxidant Shield Serum
Over $60
Elizabeth Grant Biocollasis Complex Cellular Age Defense Day Serum

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

MASK
Under $25
The Body Shop Tea Tree Face Mask
Over $25
Clinique Deep Cleansing Emergency Mask

READER’S FAVE
Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Cleansing Foam

“Faded my freckles so that they became ‘cute’ instead of ‘scary.’”
Mimi Lai Drivas, Toronto, Ont.

SUNSCREEN
Under $15
Coppertone Oil Free Faces SPF 30
Over $15
Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 45

LIP BALM
A tie between Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm and Blistex Lip Medex

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BODY

SOAP
A tie between Dove Beauty Bar and The Body Shop Satsuma

EXFOLIATOR
Under $10
St. Ives Exfoliating Apricot Body Wash
Over $10
The Body Shop Coconut Body Scrub

BODY WASH
Under $10
Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash
Over $10
The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Creamy Body Wash

RAZOR
Gillette Venus Embrace

SHAVE CREAM OR GEL
Gillette Satin Care Shave Gel

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BODY

SUNSCREEN
Under $15
Banana Boat Ultra Defense Sheer Protect Continuous Spray Sunscreen SPF 30
Over $15
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 55

SELF-TANNER
Under $18
Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer
Over $18
Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel

BODY LOTION
Under $8
Vaseline Intensive Rescue Extra Strength
Over $8
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion

CELLULITE CREAM
Under $20
Nivea Body Good-bye Cellulite Gel
Over $20
Biotherm Celluli Laser Gel

TEETH-WHITENING
Crest 3D White Whitestrips Advanced Vivid

TOOTHPASTE
Crest Whitening Plus Scope in Minty Fresh

DENTAL FLOSS
Oral-B Essential Floss

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HAIR

SHAMPOO
Under $10
Pantene Pro-V Fine Hair Solutions Flat to Volume Shampoo
Over $10
Aveda Shampure Shampoo

CONDITIONER
Under $10
Pantene Pro-V Fine Hair Solutions Flat to Volume Conditioner
Over $10
Aveda Shampure Conditioner

STYLING PRODUCT
Under $10
John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum Extra Strength
Over $10
Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother

HIGHLIGHTING KIT
L’Oréal Paris Touch-On Highlights

COLOURING KIT
L’Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Colour

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FRAGRANCE

READER’S FAVE
Ralph Lauren Romance

“My grandma always said to find a perfume you love and never change. As a perfume lady her whole life, she knows what she’s talking about. This is a classic.”
Patricia McElhinney, Mississauga, Ont.

WOMEN’S FRAGRANCE
Under $50
Avon In Bloom By Reese Witherspoon
Over $50
Chanel No. 5

MEN’S FRAGRANCE
Under $50
Old Spice Classic
Over $50
Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio

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EDITORS’ PICKS

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