Second City Style Beauty Olympics 2011: Part 1: Makeup

April 19, 2011 • Beauty, Yahoo


Kelley Woods for Second City Style Magazine

It's that time again! The Second City Style team and a few select loyal readers have endured the long winter months of testing, applying, slathering and rubbing, all in the name of this year's Beauty Olympics! We tested hundreds of products to find the best of the best and the must-have products for 2011! From scrubs to foundations, the glossiest glosses, and the fluffiest brushes we've tested away for months to give you some of the best in beauty.
It's springtime and you may be ready for a new look – or just some new products! Whether it's the latest mascara for limp lashes, or a dewy foundation for changing skin, take notes or print this list for your next trip to the beauty counter! So without further ado, here are the medal winners of the 5th Annual Second City Style Beauty Olympics in various makeup categories:

Lip Gloss
Tied For Gold: MAKE UP FOR EVER Lab Shine Lip Gloss $18
"uhhmazing Shine!" – Kelley Woods, Second City Style Beauty Editor 
Tied For Gold: Bare Escentuals 100% Natural Lip Gloss $15
"Love this product! Not sticky and awesome "glossage" – Lauren Dimet Waters, Second City Style Editor-In-Chief
Silver: Beauty Addicts sweetLIPS Gloss $17
Bronze: Bodyography Lip Gloss $16

Plumping Lip Gloss
Gold: BareMinerals Buxom Big and Healthy Lip Polish $18
Silver: Bodyography Lip Vapour $22

Long Wear Lip Gloss
Gold: Jane Iredale Lip Fixation $29
Silver: Mally Beauty Ultimate Performance Lip System $22

Lip Stain
Gold: COVER GIRL Outlast Lip Stain $8.99
"If you aren't a lipstick or gloss girl, this is perfect, in that it feels like nothing but looks like everything. Perfect amount of color!" – Christina Riley, Artist
Silver: Jane Iredale Lip Fixation $29

Moisturizing Lipstick
Gold: Bobbi Brown Treatment Lip Shine SPF 15 $22
"..loved the slender tube and shape, and color was rich, my new favorite brand for lipstick" – Alia Rajput, Second City Style Senior Fashion Editor
Silver: 3 Custom Color Lipstick $21.50

Lipstick (plain)
Gold: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Intense $19
"the best lipstick I think was ever created..the colors are unstoppable…pure brilliance." – Kelley Woods, Second City Style Beauty Editor
Silver: Bodyography Lipstick $16

Lip Balm
Gold: Bodyography Lip Treatment $16
"Great texture with soothing powers! Stays on and revives my lips" – Carol Calacci, Second City Style Managing Editor
Silver: La Prairie Luxe Lip Treatment SPF 15 $50
Lip Pencil
Gold: Rimmel of London 1000 Kisses Lip Pencil $3.19
"Never in my 30+ years, have a seen a liner that last longer than these!" – Kelley Woods, Second City Style Beauty Editor
Silver: Bodyography Lip Pencil $13

Read more "Second City Style Beauty Olympics 2011: Part 1: Makeup" here.

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