ESSENCE 2011 Readers' Choice Beauty Awards: Makeup

ESSENCE 2011 Readers' Choice Beauty Awards: Makeup
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 26, 2011

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OPI Nail Lacquer For a no-chip, long-lasting polish, OPI delivers salon worthy results every time. ($9, opi.com for salons)

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Sally Hansen Salon Manicure ($7, drugstores)

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Milani Baked Bronzer Make your cheeks shimmer and glow with this easy-to-wear bronzer. ($9, CVS stores)

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NARS Bronzing Powder ($32, Sephora)

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Maybelline Mineral Power Bronzer ($6, Target stores)

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MAC Bronzing Powder We gave this bronzer a glowing review because it’s simply the best! ($23, MAC retail locations)

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Maybelline Great Lash This mascara has been around for ages yet time and time again we fall in love with it. ($6, mass retailers)

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CoverGirl Lash Blast ($5, drugstores)

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Mary Kay Crème Lipstick For long-lasting color that goes on creamy smooth, this lipstick does the trick. ($13, marykay.com)

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MAC Mascara X This mascara makes your lashes look larger-than-life luxe! ($14, MAC retail locations)

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Lancome Definicils High Definition Mascara ($25, department stores)

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Avon Ultra Color Rich Moisture Seduction Lipstick ($7, avon.com)

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MAC Lipstick It has sheen, color, moisture and best of all, it stays put for hours! ($15, MAC retail locations)

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MAC Viva Glam Lipstick ($15, MAC retail locations)

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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)

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CoverGirl Perfect Point Plus ($4, drugstores)

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Sephora Collection Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner Need a eyeliner that won’t smudge? This winner is our top pick! ($12, Sephora)

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Clinique Quickliner for Eyes ($15, Clinique retail locations)

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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)

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IMAN Perfect Lip Pencil ($8, drugstores)

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MAC Lip Pencil For the perfect mate to your lipstick, this stay-put pencil gives you a kissable pout. ($13, MAC retail locations)

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MAC Cremestick Liner ($15, MAC retail locations)

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Avon Glazewear Lip Gloss This lip gloss is the best way to glow on the go and glides on silky smooth. ($6, avon.com)

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CoverGirl Queen Lip Gloss ($4, drugstores)

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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)

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CoverGirl Eye Enhancers If you’re looking for the best bang for your buck, this kit has got you covered. ($3, drugstores)

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Avon True Color Eyeshadow ($9, avon.com)

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MAC Eyeshadow These shadows boast of mega-rich pigments and a super smooth texture. ($15, MAC retail locations)

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Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Eyecolor & Urban Decay Eyeshadow ($13, bareescentuals.com)

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Carmex Carmex gets rid of cracked, dry lips with ease. ($4 for pack of three, drugstore.com)

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Vaseline ($3, drugstores)

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Carol’s Daughter Lip Butter For a super moisturizing treat that smells delish you’ll definitely want to try this balm. ($7, carolsdaughter.com)

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MAC Lip Conditioner Tube ($15, MAC retail locations)

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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)

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MAC False Eyelashes ($14, MAC retail locations)

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