Emily Awards 2011! LIPS

Hi everyone! I can't believe we've already made it to part 3 of the Emily Awards! This video was probably my longest editing process yet. I can't believe how much I can talk about lip products... probably my most obsessed-about category of makeup! You may notice a lot of repeat favorites, but there are also lots of NEW favorites in the different color families this year. With the color categories, there is no specification in terms of high end or drugstore... it could be either. Some of my priorities with lip products include the texture & feel on the lips, as well as color variety and ease of application. As with my other Awards lists- some categories just don't have a favorite!

*Denotes the number of years a product has won. This is the fourth year for the Emily Awards.

Best Lip Balm
  • High End: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment
  • Drugstore: EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm**
Best Tinted Lip Balm
  • Drugstore: Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter
Best Lip Liner
  • Drugstore: Jordana Easyliner Lip Liner***
Best Jumbo Lip Pencil
  • High End: Bare Escentuals Buxom Big & Health Lip Sticks** and Tarte LipSurgence
  • Drugstore: NYX Jumbo Lip Pencils**
Best Lip Plumper
  • High End: Bare Escentuals Buxom Lip Gloss**
Best Lipstick
  • High End: MAC***
  • Drugstore: Revlon Colorburst** and Milani HD Advanced Lip Color
Best Lip Gloss
  • High End: Philosophy Lip Shine**
  • Drugstore: Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss*** and NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss**
Best Pink Lip Products
  • Lipstick: Estee Lauder Lavish Pink
  • Lip Gloss: Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Pink Pop
Best Berry Lip Products
  • Lipstick: Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie, MAC Lipstick in Craving**
  • Lip Gloss: ELF Super Glossy Lip Shine in Mauve Luxe**
Best Red Lip Products
  • Lipstick: NYX Ultra Moist Lip Wear in Sheer Red***
  • Lip Gloss: Bare Minerals 100% Natural Lip Gloss in Pomegranate
Best Neutral Lip Products
  • Lipstick: Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Spotlight Beige
  • Lip Gloss: Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Foiled, Mally Lip Gloss in Blossom, NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Cosmo
Where to buy...
There's still more!
Don't miss the FINALE coming soon!


  1. Thanks so much for the shade recommendations and for showing each one on your lips... This is so helpful, particularly for someone who also doesn't have super pigmented lips... I know you said you don't either and it's much easier to choose colours based on this as opposed to swatches on the hand or arm

  2. I love Emily awards and I am glad Revlon lip butters made it to the awards. They are my absolute favorite these days.

  3. I love Emily Awards too!!
    I haven't watched any of those yet, but I cannot wait to watch them :)
    And maybe run to drugstores...lol

  4. As always, your reviews are very helpful and informative! Thanks so much!

    And thank you, thank you, thank you for letting us know that "what you see in the tube is what you get" with the Revlon glosses. I have wasted so much money on glosses, trying to guess what they'd actually look like on the lip and getting it wrong--it is really not amusing. Glad to know there is a fairly predictable brand! None of the Revlon products are cheap, but I'm willing to pay their prices if I know what I'm getting.

  5. I hardly ever watch beauty vids anymore but when I do u'r ALWAYS 1 I return to cuz I think u're honest. U made a mistake in ur blog u said 'Best Red Lip Products
    Lipstick: NYX Ultra Moist Lip Wear in Sheer Red***' but ur vid says 'NYC'.

  6. Hey emily! GREAT video/ blog post! Thanks so much for all the hard work! It's very appreciated :) I noticed you put NYX sheer red instead of NYC, just caught it and thought I would let you know! Thanks again!

  7. Love that you added shade recommendations. I actually have a lot of your shade recs and agree with all of them. LOVE THIS.

  8. Hi Emily, Long-Time viewer of yours here!

    Great Emily Awards videos!!! I value your opinions. I have a TUTORIAL REQUEST: Could you please do a tutorial on Loreal 24 hour Infalliable Color Eyeshadow? It is a new product I just found that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE but would like some more ideas on applying it. (Iced Latte and the Brownish Bronze Color are my favorites)

  9. I absolutely LOVE your Emily Awards. I do have a question about something that was not included in the awards for lips. You didn't mention any lip stains that you like. Do you have any lip stain favorites???

  10. Hey Emily! Love your videos. I'm always excited when you upload a new video. I've learned so much from you, and you inspire me to create a beauty blog.
    Please do check it out (and subscribe, it'll mean the world to me =) )



  11. Emily, I love your videos so much! Watching you has inspired me to start my own channel and blog. Even though I'm not really a makeup person, I'm so curious to try all the stuff you review in your videos because you are so thorough and informative. You have such a sweet personality, I always look forward to when you have a new post. I guess why people like you so much is we feel as if we are your friend, even if we don't actually know you. Definitely my favorite guru of all time.

  12. Wanted to wish Tyler and Pup Happy Birthdays! (Noticed they were approaching on your calendar in your How I Make Videos clip.)

    Hope they both have wonderful birthdays full of love, family and friends! :)

  13. Hey, very well set Blog you got. I am following it. Can you please follow mine as well:


  14. Love all of your videos. Did you know that the EL Lavish Pink lipstick was a limited edition and is no longer available?


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