P&B Beauty Awards 2012-2013: Editors Choice Results

by Mehak Shahani on January 10, 2013

in Peaches Blush Beauty Awards 2011

After you guys voted and crowned new winners for 2012-2013, its my turn to shower my favourite products of 2012 with the P&B Awards (*ta-ta-ta-tataaaaa*) . I feel like last year i tried much lesser products than usual- maybe because half of my time went in the house, the wedding and other stuff but beauty kind of took a back seat in 2012. Definitely changing that in 2013- definite focus on not just beauty but skincare routines.Yours Truly is not getting any younger!

Ofcourse these results are skewed towards brands i usually try or am attracted to, so again they dont reflect the ‘BEST’ in the category but they were the best of what i tried!

 

 

WINNER BEST LIPGLOSS HIGH END
MAC CREMESHEEN LIPGLASS

 Tried a ton of these this past year. Floating Lotus was this gorgeous, really pale, milky pink which i surprisingly loved. 

WINNER BEST LIPGLOSS BUDGET:
REVLON COLORBURST LIPGLOSSES

Close Second: Revlon Superlustrous Lipglosses  

(I just feel like iv gone through 3 tubes of Revlon papaya, and i love some of the other shades in it as well. They have a really nice consistency, texture and nice shade range, They also have the perfect opacity level that i like)

 
WINNER BEST LIPSTICK HIGH END:
MAC LIPSTICKS: Cremesheens

(I havent tried too many high end ones except maybe Lancome and Estee Lauder. Oh and Dior…and even though i love the lightweight feathery texture of the Lancome L’absolu Nu Lipsticks, just the kind of shade variety and the colors and textures you get in  Mac is unsurpassable. )

WINNER BEST LIPSTICK DRUGSTORE:  
COLORBAR CREME TOUCH LIPSTICKS (Reviews to Come)

Close Seconds: Faces Satin Matte Lipsticks , Maybelline Colorsensational Lipsticks, Colorbar Take me as i am

(I was a fan of the Colorbar  velvet mattes, but didnt like that they dried up. The Creme touch bring the pigmentation of the velvet mattes and the moisture of creme lipsticks. They also last a decent amount of time-not as long as the velvet mattes, but definitely better than most drugstore brands. Specially love Nude Coral in this.)

Click to read reviews on Mac Lipsticks
 

WINNER BEST LIP PRODUCT (OTHER THAN LIPGLOSS/LIPSTICK/BALM):   

MOST POPULAR LIPSTICK SHADE   
These are what i wore a lot in 2012: Mac Speak Louder for a bright pink, Deborah #19 which is one of my fav pinks, Mac Mocha, Faces Satin Matte Jazzberry Jam for work, Revlon papaya gloss cos thats a staple, Colorbar Nude Coral cos its just such a Me Shade, Colorbar Take Me as i am Lipcolors in Flirtatious Pink, Mac Mehr...
 
WINNER BEST POWDER  BLUSH HIGH END
MAC BLUSHES

 2012 was not a blush year for me, but nothing except MAC really tempted me. I loved my MAC Supernova, i absolutely am addicted to my Mac Mocha and i didnt really love anything else that much

WINNER BEST POWDER  BLUSH BUDGET
LAKME ABSOLUTE CHEEK CHROMATIC BLUSHES

I think these are highly under-rated. Yes, they have shimmer- but its a gorgeous, sheeny kind of shimmer. I own Day Sheen and Night Sheen and i love em both. Specially Night Sheen when you just want a glowy golden cheek- i just cant photograph it properly to show how glowy and gorgeous it is because it keeps looking matte in the photographs, but you may want to check out IVC’s review on them for better photos.

 
WINNER BEST CREAM BLUSH HIGH END
ILLAMASQUA CREAM BLUSHES

 Iv tried Dixie, and Iv tried Rude and i love how these feel! The color range is not huge, but there is something for everyone. Reviews to follow

WINNER BEST CREAM BLUSH DRUGSTORE
NYX CREAM BLUSHES

 I own a couple of these-Tea Rose, Glow, Hot Pink. Really like the texture, and glide-ability!

Click to read reviews on Nyx Cream Blushes

 

 

WINNER FOUNDATION HEAVY COVERAGE HIGH END
KRYOLAN TV PAINT STICK AS OF NOW .

But i also feel like i need to try  a lot more to know this category better

WINNER FOUNDATION HEAVY COVERAGE DRUGSTORE

MAYBELLINE DREAM LIQUID MOUSSE
 
 
WINNER FOUNDATION LIGHT TO MEDIUM COVERAGE HIGH END
MAC FACE AND BODY FOUNDATION

WINNER FOUNDATION LIGHT TO MEDIUM COVERAGE DRUGSTORE

BOURJOIS HEALTHY MIX
 Click to read reviews on Mac Face and Body Foundation

WINNER BEST CONCEALER 

INGLOT UNDER EYE CONCEALER  
I am on my fourth tube, i use concealer mainly for dark circles which is why i dont like any f the stick/pen concealers which exist since they are not meant for under eye area really. inglot is this really runny liquid, and the perfect way to apply this is to dab your brush in water and then apply with the damp brush . It matches my skintone perfectly and gives me a great nights sleep!
 
 
WINNER BEST SINGLE EYESHADOWS BUDGET
LOREAL COLOR INFALLIBLE EYESHADOW FROM LOR ELECTRIC
WINNER BEST SINGLE EYESHADOWS HIGH END
Between MAC and Inglot. Theyr both gorgeous shadows!

WINNER BEST  EYESHADOW PALLETTE HIGH END
Hmm…Havent Really tried any high end pallette this year. I did try the Urban Decay Black Pallette which i bought from paris. But honestly, i was not that impressed. Though the pigmentation was superb, the fallout was way too much!

WINNER BEST  EYESHADOWS  PALLETTE BUDGET

SLEEK I DIVINE PALLETTES

Definitely need atleast one of these if you are on a budget. They are better quality than most of the Nyx ten color pallettes and iv used my Oh So Special Pallette a LOT !

 Click to read reviews for Sleek I Divine Pallettes

WINNER BEST COLORED EYELINER PENCILS HIGH END
MUFE AQUA LINERS
I literally drooled at the color selection in these in Dubai. These are possibly the best eyeliners i have ever tried to date.

WINNER BEST COLORED EYELINER PENCILS DRUGSTORE

TIE BETWEEN CHAMBOR DAZZLE and COLORBAR I GLIDE
Love both the variants, I think you NEED to pick up Chambor Brown Dazzle and Colorbar Coal Mine for sure ! You also need Colorbar Prunella if you love purple!
 

WINNER BEST KOHL PENCILS HIGH END
LANCOME LE CRAYON KOHL NOIR
Love it. Its my everyday kohl.  

WINNER BEST KOHL PENCILS  DRUGSTORE

MAYBELLINE COLLOSAL 
WINNER BEST LIQUID EYELINER HIGH END
?? None that caught my fancy!
WINNER BEST LIQUID EYELINER DRUGSTORE
MAYBELLINE HYPERGLOSSY EYELINER
 
WINNER BEST NEW PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
 REVLON COLORBURST LIP BUTTERS and COLORBAR TAKE ME AS I AM LIPCOLOR
 
 
WINNER BEST HIGHLIGHTER HIGH END
DIOR AMBER DIAMOND. I got one long back and i still love it. But i also feel that its restricitive in the sense that because it has color in it you cant wear it on top of  everything. So a more versatile one is BENEFIT FINDING MR.BRIGHT KIT which is my go to highlighting kit. MAC LIGHTSCAPADE MSF also deserves a mention
WINNER BEST HIGHLIGHTER DRUGSTORE
COLORBAR RADIANT GLOW HIGHLIGHTER PEN
 
WINNER BEST INDIAN BEAUTY BRAND

COLORBAR
(PS: A lot of people think Loreal, Revlon etc are Indian brands.They are not. Indian brands are only Lakme, Colorbar, Lotus Herbals, etc)

This year im going to give it to Colorbar. Last Year, Lakme Took it with Lakme absolute launching right at the end of 2011. But 2012 didnt see any other big launches from Lakme. Colorbar on the other hand came out with their take me as i am lipcolors, their cocktail bright nail polishes and a ton of other stuff…i dont like the fact that they hiked up random prices of items, but its definitely been the more active brand for me.

 
WINNER BEST INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY BRAND
MAC & MAYBELLINE

 I dont think this category has that much competition-Maybelline really did step up this year with some amazing new launches like the color tattoo eyeshadows, the hyperglossy eyeliner, and some new mascaras but in terms of International Beauty Brands, there is no brand which generates as much buzz as Mac does. Loreal deserves a mention because L’or Electric was a fun collection, but otherwise so significant excitement generated from any other major beauty brand.

WINNER MOST DISSAPOINTING PRODUCT

For me there were a lot of dissapointing products:

Lakme Absolute Lip last was definitely one of the worst products i tried, and after all the buzz about it being like this longwear lip stain etc, it was a total bummer. I also think that to an extent the Clinique Chubby Sticks were slightly disspointing  not because they were bad , but because the hype around it was too much for what is essentially a tinted balm. Mac Pro Long Wear Lipglasses were also dissapointing-they felt sooo sticky and gloopy almost like glue!

WINNER BEST MAC COLLECTION
Umm.. Tough call. I loved some products of the Cremesheen and Pearl collection, Some of the Heavenly Creatures Collection and also the Hey Sailor Collection! But the last one mostly for packaging!

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azra January 10, 2013 at 3:36 pm

note taken :) thankx mehak. . .
My cosmetic haul is vry influencd by ur recommendatn eva since i startd readn it :)

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Sumathi January 10, 2013 at 3:38 pm

I too use Sleek’s Oh So Special palette a lot. It’s my favourite palette(out of the very few that I have).
I just got maybelline hyperglossy and i’m really loving it. Also planning to get revlon colorburst papaya finally :)
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mehak January 11, 2013 at 10:40 am

Ooh revlon papaya -at first i was like meh! Whats so great about it. But now i literally wear it everywhere!

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Preeti Kaur January 10, 2013 at 3:42 pm

I have not had good experience with Colorbar but seeing it as your fav brand in 2012, I am gonna try few other products as well :) Thank u for encouraging me :P

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mehak January 11, 2013 at 10:39 am

OOh which products did tou try that disssapointed you? Eyeshadows? Those r quite dissapointing…

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David January 10, 2013 at 4:32 pm
Bhumika January 10, 2013 at 4:43 pm

I love Revlon Papaya and Sleek oh So Special..agree on mac and inglot eyeshadows..inglot has sooo many of them ! And colorbar take me as I am too..only revlon lip butters were a lil overpriced..I loved Maybelline Color Tattoos the most this year..
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mehak January 10, 2013 at 6:31 pm

OOh im not much of a cream eyeshadow person you know…but yr right those r really great!

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Rajvi Bhow January 10, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Hey Mehak,

Really appreciate your efforts to list down winners in so many categories.

It would really help if you can put links to your individual reviews for the winning products for us to know more details.
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peachesandblush January 10, 2013 at 6:03 pm

Hi Rajvi,
Sure will do

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Swati January 10, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Wow! This much have taken a lot of effort! Really appreciable! Thanks! I want the sleek oh so special palette now…. Have my eye on it since forever.
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Niesha January 10, 2013 at 10:42 pm

I had a great experience with Maybelline this year. I loved the hyperglossy liner.
and the Nyx cream blushes are my favorite ..:) love them!!
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Shikha January 11, 2013 at 10:47 am

Mehak, I have dark circles under eyes and I do not use any under eye creme or concealer to hide them. Rest of my face is normal. I used Maybelline BB cream for hiding them, since I don’t use much makeup I felt weired and could see that after 4-5 hours eye area looks more darker. I read your reviews for INGLOT UNDER EYE CONCEALER and I can relate to when you said panda eyes dark circle. I would like to try this out.
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mehak January 11, 2013 at 12:10 pm

m sure yll love it ! Its awesome!

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MissBoPeep January 11, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Looks like I have been under estimating Colorbar all this while. Those lovely neon makeup bags on their walls beckoned me but I ignored. Time I hit the store. :)

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Sukanya January 12, 2013 at 12:54 am

absolutely agree with the sleek palette <3 .. love3 the one i won in your giveaway <3
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tanveer January 13, 2013 at 9:03 pm

I loved reading this.. I’m totally gonna check out MAC lipglasses & the Lakme Blushes :D
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Riya January 14, 2013 at 11:48 am

Lakme blush i need to buy now. Thanks for this list.
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