Oprah’s Best Picks – First Annual Spring Makeup Awards

Click here to see Oprah’s picks for her First Annual Spring Makeup Awards. Here’s the quickie list of the winners…what do you think? Here are my thoughts. :)

Best Foundation – Prescriptives Anywear Foundation Stick
Well anyone who has been reading for a month or two knows I love this product! It’s fantastic. I’m glad it’s getting some love.

Smartest Mascara – CoverGirl Lash Blast
Lots of gals love this mascara but it performed horribly for me. Flakes everywhere and the initial results weren’t even that impressive.

Best Nailpolish – Nicole by OPI Nic’s Sticks Paint N Go Nail Lacquer
I have not tried these nifty little gizmos but they look SO cool. Check them out on Ulta.com!

Best Eye Lash Curler – Shu Uemura Mini Eyelash Curler
I love my original Shu curler! I have not tried this new one. It’s tiny and designed to reach those hard-to-get-to lashes on the outer and inner edges.

Best Eye Shimmer – Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Tiger and Nomad
Chanel is way too rich for my blood! But these do look very pretty!

Best Lipstick – Cle de Peau Extra Silky Lipstick
All I have to say is these better be pretty freaking amazing, retailing for $50 each!

Best Skin Brightener – Rimmel Mousse Blush
I do enjoy a good mousse. I’d love to know if this lasts on oily cheeks. Anyone know? If not, mousse and cream blushes do make great bases for powder blushes on us oily gals…

Best Compact – Chantecaille Protected Paradise Compacts
I don’t have the kind of dough to spend on a $90 compact, even if it is gorgeous. 5% of proceeds go to a fund for fish preserves, which is cool and all but I’d rather just make an outright donation. 5% of $90 is only $4.50, people…and how many of these do you think have sold?

Boldest And Brightest Colors –
Lipmann Collection Nailpolish in Don’t Call Me Baby
Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Bonbon
Jillian Dempsey for Avon Horizon Blush in Coral
Oprah describes these as shocking colors that are actually fun to wear. They all look GORGEOUS. I have been lusting after that horizon blush, but I have so many blushes I can’t bring myself to purchase.

Best Application – Clinique Cream Shadow
These claim to be crease-proof…anyone know if that’s true? I haven’t tried them because usually cream eyeshadows do not work on my oily messy lids.

Best Mineral Makeup – Maybelline Mineral Makeup
Might be a great line but the shade range is not nearly as wide as many other mineral manufacturers. Other than the lack of being “pure” minerals, drugstore lines are so limited in their shade ranges.

Best Concealer & Cover-Up – Physicians Formula Mineral Wear in Green and Concealer Stick SPF 15
I haven’t tried these specific PF concealers but I adore ConcealRx.

Best Spring Makeup Collection – Yves Saint Laurent
Another collection that’s far too rich for my blood.

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