ESSENCE 2011 Readers' Choice Beauty Awards: Makeup Aug, 26, 2011 ESSENCE 2011 Readers' Choice Beauty Awards: Makeup Best Nail Polish 1/36 OPI Nail Lacquer For a no-chip, long-lasting polish, OPI delivers salon worthy results every time. ($9, opi.com for salons) Runner-Up: Best Nail Polish 2/36 Sally Hansen Salon Manicure ($7, drugstores) Best Mass Bronzing Powder 3/36 Milani Baked Bronzer Make your cheeks shimmer and glow with this easy-to-wear bronzer. ($9, CVS stores) Runner-Up: Best Prestige Bronzing Powder 4/36 NARS Bronzing Powder ($32, Sephora) Runner-Up: Best Mass Bronzing Powder 5/36 Maybelline Mineral Power Bronzer ($6, Target stores) Best Prestige Bronzing Powder 6/36 MAC Bronzing Powder We gave this bronzer a glowing review because it’s simply the best! ($23, MAC retail locations) Best Mass Mascara 7/36 Maybelline Great Lash This mascara has been around for ages yet time and time again we fall in love with it. ($6, mass retailers) Runner-Up:Best Mass Mascara 8/36 CoverGirl Lash Blast ($5, drugstores) Best Mass Lipstick 9/36 Mary Kay Crème Lipstick For long-lasting color that goes on creamy smooth, this lipstick does the trick. ($13, marykay.com) Best Prestige Mascara 10/36 MAC Mascara X This mascara makes your lashes look larger-than-life luxe! ($14, MAC retail locations) Runner-Up: Best Prestige Mascara 11/36 Lancome Definicils High Definition Mascara ($25, department stores) Runner-Up: Best Mass Lipstick 12/36 Avon Ultra Color Rich Moisture Seduction Lipstick ($7, avon.com) Best Prestige Lipstick 13/36 MAC Lipstick It has sheen, color, moisture and best of all, it stays put for hours! ($15, MAC retail locations) Runner-Up: Best Prestige Lipstick 14/36 MAC Viva Glam Lipstick ($15, MAC retail locations) Best Mass Eyeliner 15/36 Maybelline Define-a-line Eyeliner You never have to sharpen this little guy which makes it perfect for us on-the-go gals. ($6, drugstores) Runner-Up:Best Mass Eyeliner 16/36 CoverGirl Perfect Point Plus ($4, drugstores) Best Prestige Eyeliner 17/36 Sephora Collection Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner Need a eyeliner that won’t smudge? This winner is our top pick! ($12, Sephora) Runner-Up: Best Prestige Eyeliner 18/36 Clinique Quickliner for Eyes ($15, Clinique retail locations) Best Mass Lip Liner 19/36 CoverGirl Queen Collection Lasting Lip Pencil If you’re in need of a lip liner that keeps lipstick in place, this is your perfect match. ($7, drugstores) Runner-Up: Best Mass Lip Liner 20/36 IMAN Perfect Lip Pencil ($8, drugstores) Best Prestige Lip Pencil 21/36 MAC Lip Pencil For the perfect mate to your lipstick, this stay-put pencil gives you a kissable pout. ($13, MAC retail locations) Runner-Up: Best Prestige Lip Pencil 22/36 MAC Cremestick Liner ($15, MAC retail locations) Best Mass Lipgloss 23/36 Avon Glazewear Lip Gloss This lip gloss is the best way to glow on the go and glides on silky smooth. ($6, avon.com) Runner-Up: Best Mass Lip Gloss 24/36 CoverGirl Queen Lip Gloss ($4, drugstores) Best Prestige Lip Gloss 25/36 MAC Clear Lipglass What we love most about this lip gloss is that it can be applied on top of matte color for an added boost of shine. ($15, MAC retail locations) 890273 26/36 Best Mass Eyeshadow 27/36 CoverGirl Eye Enhancers If you’re looking for the best bang for your buck, this kit has got you covered. ($3, drugstores) Runner-Up Best Mass Eyeshadow 28/36 Avon True Color Eyeshadow ($9, avon.com) Best Prestige Eyeshadow 29/36 MAC Eyeshadow These shadows boast of mega-rich pigments and a super smooth texture. ($15, MAC retail locations) Runner-Up: Best Prestige Eyeshadow 30/36 Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Eyecolor & Urban Decay Eyeshadow ($13, bareescentuals.com) Best Mass Lip Balm 31/36 Carmex Carmex gets rid of cracked, dry lips with ease. ($4 for pack of three, drugstore.com) Runner-Up: Best Mass Lip Balm 32/36 Vaseline ($3, drugstores) Best Prestige Lip Balm 33/36 Carol’s Daughter Lip Butter For a super moisturizing treat that smells delish you’ll definitely want to try this balm. ($7, carolsdaughter.com) Runner-Up: Best Prestige Lip Balm 34/36 MAC Lip Conditioner Tube ($15, MAC retail locations) Best False Eyelashes 35/36 Ardell False Eyelashes Nothing says sexy like a pair of go-there lashes. These guys are easy to apply and fun to wear. ($7, drugstores) Runner-Up: Best False Eyelashes 36/36 MAC False Eyelashes ($14, MAC retail locations) | SLIDE VIEW | LIST VIEW More From Essence ESSENCE Africa When Fashion Takes A Sacred Seat: Celebrating Eid-al-Fitr In Northern Nigeria Fashion We Can't Get Over These Stunning Embellished Looks From the 2017 BET Awards Celebrity Celebrities Take To Instagram To Celebrate The BET Awards Hair All of the Protective Styling Inspo You Need from the 2017 BET Awards Fashion Lovely Ladies in White at the 2017 BET Awards Entertainment Do You Know These 10 Things About Bad Boy Records?