Second City Style 2013 Beauty Olympics: Makeup for Lips, Eyes and Face

April 29, 2013 • Beauty, Magazine

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It’s time to announce the winners of Second City Style’s Annual Beauty Olympics. Every year our Editors and a few select SCS readers bury ourselves in makeup and products to bring you the newest and best in beauty! There are always new surprises and products that will be inducted into the “can’t live without it” category. That’s the fun of testing every year (not the breakouts). So, we have swiped, glossed, scrubbed, cleaned and moisturized ourselves in order to give you this year’s best products for your lips, eyes and face. Here are the winners in this year’s Second City Style 2013 Beauty Olympics under the first category of Makeup: Lips, Eyes and Face.

Lips

Lip Gloss
Tie for Gold: Cargo Lip Gloss, $14
“…smells amazing…and delivers the most unbelievable shine for gloss” – Kelley, Second City Style Beauty Editor
Ck One Lip Gloss, $15
the best moisturizing lip gloss, that can be applied over and over – Lisa, SCS reader
Silver: Bite Beauty Lip Shine, $22
Bronze: Jouer Moisturizing Lip Gloss, $20

Inexpensive Gloss:
Gold: L’Oreal Colour Riche le Gloss, $5.99
“…I will never leave home without this. It’s now a staple in my bag and reminds me of a higher priced lip gloss…but even better” – Kelley, Second City Style Beauty Editor

Plumping Lip Gloss
Silver:  Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lip Gloss, $19

Lip Palette 
Gold: Cargo Lip Gloss Quad, $24

Long Wear Lipstick
Gold: Makeup Forever Aqua Rouge, $24
“stays put for hours on end… even through a long, hot wedding”  – Robin, SCS tester
Silver: Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour, $26

Inexpensive Long Wear Lipstick
Gold: COVERGIRL Outlast All-day Lip Color, $8.24
“I have never had anything where oil couldn’t remove it, I should say this is bullet proof” – who said this?
Silver: L’Oreal Infalible Le Rouge 10hr, $9.99
Bronze: L’Oreal Paris Colour Caresse by Colour Riche Luminous Lipcolour, $7.99

Inexpensive Long Wear Lip Gloss
Gold: L’Oreal 8hr Infallible le gloss, $9.99

Lip Stain
Gold: COVERGIRL LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm, $5.59
…was fun to glide on and provided a pop of subtle color with an all over-sheen. Makes you look like you just finished a cherry popsicle!” – Alia, Second City Style Senior Fashion Editor
Silver: Iman Cosmetics Luxury Lip Stain, $10
Bronze: L’Oreal Paris Colour Caresse Shine Stain, $7.99

Inexpensive Matte Lipstick
Gold: COVERGIRL Outlast Lipstain, $6.39
Silver: L’Oreal Paris Colur Riche Nurturing & Protective Lipcolour, $8.95
Bronze: L’Oreal Paris Colour Caresse by Colour Riche Luminous Lipcolour, $7.99

Moisturizing Lipstick
Gold: Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour, $26
Silver: Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick, $24
“I adore this lipstick! It’s moisturizing, long-lasting and enriched with antioxidants? Finally I don’t have to worry the lipstick I’m ingesting will kill me!” – Lauren, Second City Style Editor-in-Chief

Inexpensive Moisturizing/Longwear Lipstick/Balm:
Gold: L’Oreal Paris Colour Caresse by Colour Riche Luminous LipColour, $7.99

Inexpensive Moisturizing Lipstick
Gold: COVERGIRL LipPerfection Lipcolor, $5.59

Lipstick (plain)
Gold: Ck One Pure Color Lipstick, $16
“…fun colors, and amazing coverage” – Robin, SCS tester
Bronze: Khroma Joystick Lipstick, $8.99

Inexpensive Lipstick
Gold: COVERGIRL Queen Collection Lipstick, $5.59

Lip Balm
Gold: Jouer Essential Lip Enhancer, $14
“this made it to my nightstand, so that means something” – Lauren, Second City Style Editor-in-Chief

Inexpensive Lip Balm
Gold: L’Oreal Colour Riche Balm, $7.95
“… one of the best balms I have ever tried..and competes with the most expensive” – Kelley, Second City Style Beauty Editor

Eyes

Cream Eye Shadow
Silver: Jouer Crème Eyeshadow, $20

Powder Eye Shadow
Gold: Urban Decay Eye Shadow, $20
“…If I have never found the ultimate pigmented eyeshadow, I have now…beautiful!” – Kelley, Second City Style Beauty Editor
Silver: Ck One Powder Eyeshadow Quad, $28

Long-wear Eye Shadow
Gold: Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow, $20
Silver: L’Oreal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow, $7.95
“definitely serves up a velvety soft swipe of color and shine” – Alia, Second City Style Senior Fashion Editor

Eyeshadow Palette:
Gold: Ck One Powder Eyeshadow Quad, $28
“the packaging is brilliant and so modern…” – Stacy, SCS tester
Silver: Cargo Color Palette, $30
Bronze: L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quads, $7.95

Pencil Eye Liner
Gold: Cargo High Pigment Pencil, $16
Silver: Ck One Double-Ended Eyeliner, $17

Inexpensive Eye Liner
Gold: L’Oreal Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner, $8.95
“..this chubby pencil is fun, and is highly pigmented” – Alia, Second City Style Senior Fashion Editor
Silver: COVERGIRL Liquid Line Blast Eye Liner, $7.99

Waterproof Liner
Gold: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, $19
“Doesn’t. Budge!”  – Lauren, Second City Style Editor-in-Chief
Silver: Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner, $23

Non-Pencil Eye Liner
Gold: Dolce & Gabbana Glam Liner, $34
“luxury in a tube!… I love the rich, ultra thin liner and the colors are gorgeous” – Kelley, Second City Style Beauty Editor
Silver: Ck One Liquid Eyeliner Marker, $17

Inexpensive Non-Pencil Eye Liner
Gold: L’Oreal Paris The Super Slim Liner by Infallible, $8.99
“…L’Oreal does not go wrong with liquid liners… brilliant and easy to use” – Robin, SCS tester

Brow Filler (Pencil)
Gold:  Anastasia Perfect Brow Pencil, $23
Silver: L’Oreal Brow Stylist Pencils, $8.95
Bronze: Ck One Brow Pencil + Gel Duo, $22

Brow Filler (Powder)
Gold: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo, $23

Overall Mascara Gold
Gold: COVERGIRL Clump Crusher by Lashblast Mascara, $5.59
“This mascara rocks my world…and trust me, I have tried them all! Even if you apply your third coat 8 hours after the first two, it won’t clump.” – Lauren, Second City Style Editor-in-Chief
Silver: Laura Mercia Faux Lash Mascara, $24
Bronze:  Khroma Whip Lash Mascara, $9.99
“this mascara really did give me a subtle ‘Kardashian lash'” – Kim, SCS tester

Thickening / Voluminous Mascara
Gold: Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara, $20
Silver: L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Power Volume 24H Mascara, $7.95
“…like mascara on steroids” – Alia, Second City Style Senior Fashion Editor
Bronze: L’Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes, $8.99

Inexpensive Lengthening Mascara
Gold: L’Oreal Paris Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara, $9.95
“… this mascara took my lashes to Mars” – Kelley, Second City Style Beauty Editor

Waterproof Mascara
Gold: L’Oreal Paris Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara, $9.95
Silver: L’Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes, $8.99

Face (Foundation, concealer, blush, powders)

Liquid Foundation
Gold: Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup, $39
“amazing!… the first foundation I never needed to top with a powder” – Kelley, Second City Style Beauty Editor
Silver: Dolce & Gabbana Luminous Liquid Foundation, $59

All-In-One Foundation
Gold: Ck One Color 3-In-1 Face Makeup SPF 8 Oil-Free, $30
Silver:  Cargo OneBase Concealer + Foundation in One, $27

Inexpensive All-In-One Foundation
Gold: COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation, $9.49
“I have loved this foundation since the first time I tried it! In fact, it almost compares to my beloved Armani Luminous Silk Foundation and is about a sixth of the price! It literally stays put all day and covers beautifully. Bravo!”  – Lauren, Second City Style Editor-in-Chief
Silver: L’Oreal True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup SPF 20, $12.95
Bronze: L’Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17 Sunscreen, $7.99

Oil-Free Foundation
Gold: Laura Mercier ‘Oil Free Supreme’ Foundation, $43
Silver: Cargo Oil Free Liquid Foundation, $36

Matte Foundation:
Gold: Dolce & Gabanna Matte Foundation, $66

Powder Foundation:
Tie For Gold: Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation, $36
IMAN Second to None Luminous Foundation, $16
“…these are revolutionary in my eyes…the high pigmented, full coverage buttery richness is amazing…” – Kelley, Second City Style Beauty Editor
Silver: Flower Beauty Powder Trip Pressed Powder Foundation, $9.98

Tinted Moisturizer
Gold: Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint, $38
Silver: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20, $43
Bronze: Cargo Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20, $37

Under Eye Concealer
Gold: Jouer Age-Repairing Brightener, $32
“..one of the best brighterners and concealers around…” – Gina, SCS tester
Silver: Cargo Jet Lag Under Eye Concealer, $32

Inexpensive
Gold: COVERGIRL + OLAY Concealer Balm, $6.39
“I wish I had known about this product when I lost my makeup bag on a plane last fall and had to replace my makeup at the drugstore! It would  have saved me a ton of frustration. Covers brilliantly.”– Lauren, Second City Style Editor-in-Chief

Gold: L’Oreal True Match Crayon Concealer, $7.99
“I have been on the hunt for coverage in a pencil and this was the best drugstore find of them all. Got spots? Not any longer!” – Lauren, Second City Style Editor-in-Chief

All-Over Concealer
Tie for Gold: IMAN Second to None Cover Cream, $13
Perricone MD No Concealer Concealer, $45
“worked magic and my under eye circles disappeared” – Carol, Second City Style Managing Editor
Silver: Cargo blu_ray Concealer, $28

Pressed Powder
Gold: Cargo blu-ray Pressed Powder, $32

Powder Blush
Tie For Gold:  Cargo Powder Blush, $30
Urban Decay Naked Flushed, $30

Cream/Gel Blush
Gold: Ck One Color Cream + Powder Blush Duo, $25
“… gives me stay put color, all day… not many blushes do that” – Raina, SCS tester
Bronze: L’Oreal Visible Lift Color Lift Blush, $12.95

Bronzer
Gold: Urban Decay Naked Flushed, $30
“the perfect go to, blush and bronzer..and has me summer ready” – Elaine, Lawyer
Silver: Cargo Beach Blush, $30

Luminizing Lotion
Gold: Ck One Color Skin Illuminator, $20

Primer
Gold: Urban Decay Brightening & Tightening Primer Potion, $31
“…this primer is amazing and has made it into my makeup bag!” – Lauren, Second City Style Editor-in-Chief

Inexpensive Primer
Gold: L’Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur with SPF 30, $19.99
“…you should never have to buy another primer in your life..this primer does everything and makes your skin totally flawless” – Kelley, Second City Style Beauty Editor

Makeup Palettes
Gold: Sigma Beauty Paris Palette, $49

Read the rest of our results for the Second City Style 2013 Beauty Olympics: Skincare and Body Care, Nails and Tools.

– Kelley Epps Woods

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