Readers' Choice Awards: Makeup

When it comes to makeup, you want the best. From the brightest lipstick to the best makeup remover, here are the products our readers voted as their faves. 

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Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy in Teatro ($34, giorgioarmanibeauty.com)

"This is the perfect shade for any girl. I didn't have to reapply, and my lips didn't feel dry at the end of the day." -Crystal Davies, Little Rock, AR

2 of 10

Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Cherrywood ($26, bobbibrown.com)

"The pencil gave a really precise application with great color payoff!" -Donielle Manning, Atlanta

3 of 10

L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Le Gloss in Raspberry Splash ($8, lorealparisusa.com)

"If you're looking for a great hue that isn't too glossy and doesn't have to be reapplied often, this is it." -Takia Epps, Gaffney, SC

4 of 10

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadow ($18, sephora.com)

"The liquid formula doesn't give you that annoying 'fall out' or 'creasing' effect that happens with powder or cream shadows." -Charis Satchell, Huntington, NY

5 of 10

Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara in Over Black ($29, dior.com)

"My lashes looked long, smooth and natural, and not like I'd slathered on ten coats of gooey mascara." -Eunice Johnson, Charlotte, NC

6 of 10

Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black ($10, CVS)

"I always thought gel liners were messy and difficult to use. After trying this one, I've changed my mind. The outcome was dramatic and gorgeous!" -Anika Blandon, College Point, NY

7 of 10

L'Occitane Immortelle Milk Makeup Remover ($28, usa.loccitane.com)

"It took off all of my makeup without that stiff-face feeling afterward." -Lonna Gordon, New York City

8 of 10

Skindinavia The Makeup Primer Spray ($35 for 4 oz, skindinavia.com)

"I'd never tried primer, but now I can't live without it. It makes my skin silky, and applying my makeup is easier." -Jewel Figueras, Pembroke Pines, FL

9 of 10

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Tipsy ($26, tartecosmetics.com)

"This coral tint gives me just enough color to look like I'm blushing and glowing." -Whitney White, vlogger, youtube.com/Naptural85

10 of 10

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Liquid Makeup ($39, Sephora)

"My skin looks naturally flawless with this light and blendable formula." -Patrice Grell Yursik, blogger, afrobella.com