The Glosscars 2011: your winners! - makeup
Hollywood might have the Oscars, but we have the glamorous Glosscars.
This is the time of year that we bonafide beauty buffs celebrate the best of the best in every facet of beauty. From fabulous fragrance finds, to the ultimate skin saviours – not to mention the umpteen glamorous glosses we’ve seen roll the gates this past year!
But not every brilliant beauty buy can win, oh no - the beautyheaven Glosscars are bestowed upon only the best beauty products in beautyheaven – as decided by you, our bh members.
The votes have now been counted and the red carpets rolled out. So with no further ado, we are delighted to announce that...
The beautyheaven Glosscars for 2011 go to...
View the winner by category (i.e. Makeup) by simply clicking on the links below or alternatively scroll down the page for a comprehensive list of all the winners.
Best New Eyeshadow
Maybelline New York EyeStudio Quads
Why it's a winner: “They are so fantastic to blend, and I find they don’t ‘ball up’ like some other cheap eyeshadows do, and when I used the darkest colour wet, I found that it didn’t create a hard layer on top of the shadow which is sometimes difficult to remove. They are finely milled which makes layering different colours for a multi-dimensional a breeze!” – Jozzzy
Best New Eyeliner
L'Oreal Paris Infallible Eyeliner
Why it's a winner: “I have this eye pencil in the shade Shimmering Black and it provides wonderful colour pay-off and is a very dramatic black shade, perfect for adding extra glam to a night time look with ease. Added convenience of never having to sharpen the eyeliner again, especially when in a rush and you can never find your eye pencil sharpener!” – Aleksandra
Best New Mascara
Rimmel London 1-2-3 Looks Mascara
Why it's a winner: “I have 1-2-3 in black and that's just what it is, a deep, true black that frames my brown eyes beautifully. Rimmel claim that "The lash-strengthening technology offers long lasting smudge-proof and flake-proof wear" and I do think that my lashes seem to fall out less since using it and I can attest to the smudge and flake-proof-ness of the product.” – Stay C
Best New Lip Liner
BECCA Nude Liner
Why it's a winner: “Being double ended, there’s a variety of ways I could see it being used. Right now I tend to use the beige end to shade when needed and the pink-ish colour to define. It's such a versatile lip liner, that feels like a dream to apply and I'm yet to find any other one I prefer in anyway!” - JayeKaye
Best New Lip Gloss
Estée Lauder Pure Color Gloss
Why it's a winner: “Every girl has a favourite when she picks a gloss to use- and mine is, hands down, the Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss. The elegant packaging is beautiful and eye-catching, the gold lid just exuberates flashiness and glamour.” – captaincheeky
Best New Lip Balm
Burt's Bees Rejuvenating Lip Balm with Acai Berry
Why it's a winner: "The smell is sensational and it smells subtly of berries which I really do love and the reason why I purchased this lip balm was because of how it is jam packed with goodies such as providing the lips with free radical-fighting antioxidants while vitamins A, C, D and E and omega oils provide lips with rejuvenation.I would do anything to protect my lips and with this inexpensive lip balm, why not?” - Hk_Candy
Best New Lipstick
Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lip Color
Why it's a winner: “The lipstick bullet allows for easy, precise application and allows you to get into the inner corners of the mouth with the tip. With an affordable price tag of $16.95, amazing range of colours, a creamy formulation that sets itself aside from other lipsticks on the market, this is definitely a lipstick range, which I will continue to purchase from.” – Aleksandra
Best New Blush
BECCA Beach Tint in Raspberry
Why it's a winner: “BECCA Beach Tint is a gorgeous and versatile crème stain that can blended easily and effortlessly on the cheeks for a healthy rosy flush, or applied to the lips for a pretty pout. Lip/cheek stains and other products with long wearability and durable staying power are becoming increasingly popular in today's beauty market.” – Evanescencessy
Best New Bronzer
Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Bronzing Powder
Why it's a winner: “This mineral bronzing powder from Elizabeth Arden is fantastic. The mineral contents make it not only a better but certainly, I believe, look so much nice and more natural when applied. It leaves the skin with a nice and healthy glow.” – Princess Fiona1
Best New Illuminator
Benefit Girl Meets Pearl
Why it's a winner: “The best illuminator ever created. I mix a bit with my foundation as I have a drier complexion and it amazingly gives my skin the most gorgeous moisturised glow without being over-the-top. I also like to dab GMP on my cheekbones, brow bone, cupids bow and just in the inside corners of my eyes to really open up the eye are and it also takes years off as it gives the illusion of firmness and sculpture.” - Gofton
Best New Concealer
Maybelline New York Superstay 24Hr Concealer
Why it's a winner: “This concealer does what it promises. I have it in cream, and use this to cover my blemishes and under eye, and it has done wonders. On top with my foundation, the concealer helps to cover all these imperfections and as it stays the whole day, I don’t have to reapply or worried that it might slide off my face. Definitely buying this again when mine finishes” – Vivalicious Beauty
Best New Foundation
Maybelline New York Superstay 24Hr Foundation
Why it's a winner: “Its really long lasting, which meant all day oil coverage. It made my skin feel really soft and smooth, and I didn't even have to finish it with a powder like I do with my normal foundation. I'll definitely be buying this again, it's a much cheaper, and nicer alternative to the foundation I had been using!” – Cherry Ace
Best New Primer
Australis Ready Set Go Finishing Powder
Why it's a winner: “I have found that when worn with makeup this powder keeps my face looking freshly done for ages and I feel confident that my T-zone is covered. It is so easy to use, just unscrew the lid and dip your brush in, tap it so that the product embeds in the bristles and shake off any excess before sweeping it over the face in whichever areas you need. The quality of this product is excellent and I would highly recommend it, even though the price tag makes it a budget buy, particularly as it never seems to run out!” – HMad
Best New False Lashes / Lash Growth Serum
Why it's a winner: ”To be honest when I first got this I really thought that it was just one of those gimmicky products that wouldn't actually do anything, I mean how would it possibly work right? WRONG! Boy I was wrong this stuff is really amazing. I used it as directed and within a few weeks my lashes were so, so much longer, healthier and definitely appeared thicker as well!” – Madamebfatale