Win! FASHION Magazine’s 12 Annual Readers’ Choice Awards Winners

Beauty BasketWe all love a good list, and the best ones are these crazy all-inclusive surveys such as the Readers’ Choice Awards that FASHION Magazine puts out every year. It’s always interesting to see what products readers gravitate towards and that tried and true favourites will always have a place in consumers’ hearts.

Wanting to know more about what a FASHION Mag veteren had to say about the list, I asked Fashion Magazine Beauty Director, Lesa Hannah, whether there were any surprises in the list:

She said:

“We added a few categories this year and one was Dry Shampoo—I was surprised that Batiste won, since it’s from the ‘70s. With so many brands launching their own dry shampoos the last few years, I thought for sure it would be a newer one from a more widely recognized name. I was also surprised to see L’Occitane win for hand cream, since they are a small French brand and the product is a little pricey, but it clearly has a huge following (and that part doesn’t surprise me—the hand cream is amazing).”

I love that she mentioned L’Occitane since I am also slightly obsessed with their moisturizers. They are so thick and rich and since they use Shea Butter as the primary moisturizing ingredient, you’re getting a quality product.

And ever one for insider info, I wanted to know what she used. The answer? Burt’s Bees Lip Balm – a cult classic!

I always wonder why there are so many run-of-the-mill and not-always-the-best products on these lists. How come the cool new brands that are doing amazing research and putting out great products don’t make the winner’s circle?

It turns out that although those products are getting votes, they’re just not known enough to be winning in their categories. Lesa explains: “for the most part, mass brands win, and to me, that speaks a lot to availability, accessibility and just overall presence in the market place.”
And now here’s your chance to win: just enter a comment below and tell me your TOP FIVE FAVOURITE beauty products right now. I’ll pick a winner in a week.

And my top five right now?

– Avon CC Cream (it has SPF 50!)

– Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser

– Philisophy When Hope is Not Enough Serum

– Balenciaga Rosabotanica perfume

– Bobbi Brown Bronze Palette

Man, it was difficult to narrow it down to just five but I did it…

Now it’s your turn!

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13 Responses to Win! FASHION Magazine’s 12 Annual Readers’ Choice Awards Winners

  1. Elisa February 27, 2014 at 11:22 pm #

    My top five, in no particular order:

    -Boscia Luminizing Black Mask
    -Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Extra Strength
    -Urban Decay Naked Palette
    -Benefit Gimme Brow in Medium/Dark
    -Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM

  2. Tiff February 28, 2014 at 10:41 am #

    My top five right now:
    -bareminerals Marvelous Moxie Lipsticks – I loved my first one so much that I bought a second, they have great colours, they’re long-lasting, and I don’t feel like I’m putting junk on my lips!
    -Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder – absolutely the best powder I’ve ever used. I got this in a travel-size and even though the big one costs a fortune, I’ll definitely be shelling out
    -TARTE SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner – I have about six of these thanks to a Christmas set a year ago – so easy to use!
    -Clinique Quickliner – I’ve been using these for about 10 years now, still the best liners I have for nice, clean thin lines
    -Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash – got this as a sample from Sephora, am going this weekend to get the full thing

  3. rose February 28, 2014 at 7:13 pm #

    Maybelline Dream Matte Foundation
    Loreal Voluminous Mascara
    any blush by Physicians Formula
    Rimmel Matte Lipstick
    Marcelle Lux Gloss

    I always buy new items as they are introduced, but I have a stash of these basics as my “go to” and “no brainer” products when I am in a hurry and just can’t be bothered to experiment.

  4. Kathy Smith-Woodcock February 28, 2014 at 7:22 pm #

    Lise Watier age defy eyelid primer
    Clarins Blue Orchid face treatment oil
    L;Oreal Voluminous Butterfly mascara
    Lorac Pro to Go Palette
    Sephora Airbrush set of 5 makeup brushes I just bought (finally)

  5. mousecat February 28, 2014 at 8:15 pm #

    My current top 5 are: RoC Rentin-ox correxion,
    Olay Total Effects CC moisture plus a touch of foundation
    CoverGirl prima donna eye shadow,
    AVON moisture therapy intensive treatment and
    Body Shop body butter (in grapefruit)

  6. Miso February 28, 2014 at 9:04 pm #

    1) Neutrogena rapid tone repair day cream
    2) Argan oil
    3) NARS orgasm blush
    4) shu uemura foundation
    5) hourglass diffused light powder

  7. Sonja S March 1, 2014 at 12:24 am #

    My current top 5 (although I am looking for new ones!):

    Dove soap
    Carmax lip balm
    Body Shop body butter
    Rimmel concealer
    Quo eye shadow palette

  8. Sunshine G March 1, 2014 at 3:30 pm #

    My Top 5:

    *Garnier BB cream

    *Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser

    *CoverGirl prima donna eye shadow

    *Marcelle Lux Gloss

    *Bobbi Brown Bronze Palette

  9. Sandie March 1, 2014 at 4:56 pm #

    -philosophy cleanser
    -mac prolongwear concealer
    -stila stay all day eyeliner
    -Clinique bottom lash mascara
    -urban decay lip liner in Naked

  10. Gemstar March 1, 2014 at 7:25 pm #

    Philosophy Miracle Worker retinoid eye cream – gentle enough to use every night
    Dove Soap – even removes my eye makeup
    Jack Black Lip Balm – a men’s balm in a tube but great to put on at bed time – it lasts!
    Neutrogena Bath Oil – light sesame scent
    Marcelle cream blush in Raspberry – inexpensive and container lasts forever – I put over foundation, then follow with translucent powder and then use whatever powder blush color I feel like that day)

  11. Angela Mitchell March 1, 2014 at 10:09 pm #

    1. Principessa Bacio Me lip balm.
    2. Stila Forever Your Curl mascara
    3. Simple Eye Makeup remover
    4. Mereadesso Beautiful Body Balm
    5. Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner

  12. Amy March 3, 2014 at 10:42 pm #

    my fav.
    1. clarisonic – best cleanse of my life
    2. naked 3 – loving the beautiful pinks
    3. mereadesso all in one moisturizer – so good for your skin
    4. clinique lip treatments – beautiful color and so good for my lips
    5. benefit they are real mascara

  13. Henna March 12, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

    The winner of this contest is Sandie! Please check your email!