Sunday, January 10, 2016

Emily Awards 2015: Best Face Products!



The 2015 Emily Awards are here! Hopefully you've had a chance to check out my video where I outlined my top 10 best face products of the year! I've never done an "Emily Awards Top 10" before, but I thought it might make it extra clear which products were the best of the best... while ultimately counting down to a number one product. I'll do this for my Eyes, Lips, and Finale videos also! 


FOR EASY REFERENCE... 
A LIST OF THE TOP 10 FACE PRODUCTS FEATURED IN MY VIDEO:
  1. Cover FX Custom Cover Drops (Buy - More Info)
  2. ELF Studio Contour Palette (Buy - More Info)
  3. By Terry Hylauronic Hydra-Powder (Buy - More Info)
  4. Benefit Erase Paste in Medium (Buy - More Info)
  5. BECCA Afterglow Palette (Buy - More Info)
  6. Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation (Buy - More Info
  7. Laura Geller Baked Color & Contour (Buy - More Info)
  8. It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream (Buy - More Info)
  9. L'oreal True Match Pressed Powder (Buy - More Info)
  10. Glossier Soothing Rosewater Face Mist (Buy - More Info)
Still, for those seeking out some favorites in specific categories, I wanted to offer my drugstore and high end picks like I always do, here on my blog. Below you'll see the favorite products listed, as well as links that will direct you to where the item is being sold online (most "buy" links are affiliate links). I've also included "more info" links which will refer you to any videos I've done that offer more in depth information on the item.    

Over the course of the 8 years I've been doing the Emily Awards, new categories are added as needed. This year there is one additional category in the Face awards, and it's for face palettes- those that might combine various shades of blush, highlight, or bronzer, for example. I've tried many palettes of this type this year, so I felt the new category was necessary! 

I hope you're as excited about this new batch of Emily Awards as I am! Follow me on social media so you can stay up to date on the rest of the 2015 Emily Awards series in the coming days! 
Snapchat: emilynoel83 

* denotes the number of years a product has won. Products without and asterisk are first-time winners. Not every type of product has winners in both high end and drugstore categories.

Best Primer
  • High End: Make Up For Ever Step 1 Smoothing Primer (Buy)
  • Drugstore: Garnier 5 Second Blur** (Buy - More Info
Best Light Foundation/BB/CC
  • High End: It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream** (Buy - More Info)
  • Drugstore: Rimmel BB Cream (blue cap)** (Buy - More Info)
Best Full Coverage Foundation
  • High End: Cover FX Custom Cover Drops (Buy - More Info
  • Drugstore: Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation*** (Buy - More Info
Best Concealer
Best Loose Powder
  • High End: By Terry Hylauronic Hydra Powder (Buy - More Info)
Best Pressed Powder
  • Drugstore: L'oreal True Match Pressed Powder****** (Buy - More Info)
Best Powder Foundation 
  • High End: It Cosmetics Celebration Illumination Foundation** (Buy)
  • Drugstore: NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation** (Buy)
Best Bronzer
  • High End: Too Faced Sun Bunny (Buy - More Info)
  • Drugstore: Milani Bronzer XL- Fake Tan (Buy)
Best Contour
  • High End: Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Palette** (Buy - More Info)
  • Drugstore: ELF Studio Contour Palette (Buy - More Info)
Best Blush
Best Face Palette
  • High End: BECCA Afterglow Palette (Buy - More Info), Laura Geller Baked Color & Contour Palette (Buy - More Info)
  • Drugstore: Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palettes (Buy)
Best Cream Blush
Best Highlight
  • High End: BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid** (Buy - More Info)
  • Drugstore: L'oreal True Match Lumi Highlight in Rose (Buy)
Best Mattifier/Touch-Up
Best Setting Spray
  • High End: Glossier Soothing Rosewater Face Mist (Buy - More Info)
  • Drugstore: ELF Makeup Mist & Set (Buy)

Keep an EYE out for part two of the Emily Awards... starring the top 10 eye products!




30 comments:

  1. The awards this year are amazing! Thanks for all the effort you put into your work.

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  2. I love how well put together your information always is. You make it so easy for all of us. Thank You Emily.

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  3. Thank you Emily for still offering this to those that have followed you for years and years and have become accustomed to the Emily awards in this format. Love your new top 10 series though and appreciate all the work you put in to them year after year. Your yearly favorites are my absolute favorite and the one I look forward to the more because I feel like you offer the most info on the products you mention. I've always trusted your opinions and know I can rely on you no matter what. Love you and I love how you include Belle and the hubby too it's always so cute and well thought out! You put a massive amount of work into each video and it never goes unnoticed or appreciate!! Love you and wishing you tons of success and happiness in this upcoming year XOXO

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  4. Thank you for this, leaving it only at a top 10 would have kind of ruined the Emily Awards for me. I'd love to see a new category, "corrector", so we could have actual concealer recommendations as well. The two are quite different and correctors have taken over the concealer category.

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    1. Great idea - I would prefer that too. I need to know about both correctors and concealers :)

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  5. Thanks Emily! I just discovered you early in 2015. I remember binge watching your videos and I love the Emily Awards so I was so psyched when you put out today's video! Keep doing you... You're great! I am obsessed with your passion and excitement about makeup!!!

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  6. You were the very first YouTube "beauty guru" I ever watched and followed, over the years I have purchased numerous products after hearing your opinion and I am so very great full for your honest thoughts on products. The Emily Awards are so helpful when I am looking for something new or different to try. I know that making videos isn't as easy as you make it look, I really want you to know that your work is very much appreciated and valued! Thank you so much for your time and energy, you are still my favorite after all these years!

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  7. You were the very first YouTube "beauty guru" I ever watched and followed, over the years I have purchased numerous products after hearing your opinion and I am so very great full for your honest thoughts on products. The Emily Awards are so helpful when I am looking for something new or different to try. I know that making videos isn't as easy as you make it look, I really want you to know that your work is very much appreciated and valued! Thank you so much for your time and energy, you are still my favorite after all these years!

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  8. Is the "L'oreal True Match Lumi Highlight in Rose" you chose the liquid or powder version?

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    1. Zoey if you follow the link Emily provided, you'll see it is the powder.

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    2. I can't load the link, so thank you for letting me know!

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  9. Thank you for doing these every year! I especially love the twist this year!

    xx, A Little Dose of Makeup

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  10. Great job on Emily Awards! Appreciate you breaking it down still here! Great idea#

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  11. Really disappointed in the video this year :( I so look forward to the Emily Awards & I miss the old format! I wish you had done the complete videos like always & simply listed the top 10 on your blog for those who needed more focus. I liked hearing WHY each individual product won its category. And I'm kind of annoyed that some products you haven't previously mentioned won categories. WHY did it win that category? What did you like about it? How does it compare to others? Without the explanations, the list is meaningless.

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  12. As always great list! Saw the video too! Love from the Philippines!

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  13. Wow Emily! you've really covered all the basis this year. I'm so happy I checked out your blog to see BOTH the top 10 & the old format. Both will be so helpful for me. All throughout the year before any new makeup purchase I always refer to your Emily Awards to be sure I'm making a wise decision. thanks for all the work you put into these!

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  14. Hi Emily! Just want to say I love the new format! I think that it's not only meaningful to know your top picks in different categories, but seeing your top tens list makes me understand which of the products are an absolute priority to try. For example, seeing the custom cover fx drops were your top pick is great information. :-) Plus if we need more details on why you like some other products that are repeat winnders, we can check back to older videos. Great idea! Can't wait for more videos.

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