2014 Epic Beauty Awards — Best of Natural Beauty

2014 Epic Beauty Awards — Best of Natural Beauty

Welcome to 2015 — the fourth year of the Epic Beauty Awards! Check out the lat­est win­ners in nat­u­ral beau­ty! Over the last year, I have test­ed dozens of prod­ucts (and lis­tened to all my amaz­ing read­ers) from each cat­e­go­ry to bring you the very best in make­up, skin care, body care, and hair care. FTC Notice: Some prod­ucts have been given to Epic Beau­ty Guide to review at some point in the past, but this in no way favors the pro­duct to win an Epic Beau­ty Award. All prod­ucts have been orig­i­nal­ly pur­chased or repur­chased by me. Affil­i­ate links and links to my read­er-request­ed curat­ed shop (Epic Beau­ty Bar) are used when they are avail­able, which sup­ports Epic Beau­ty Guide as a free resource for every­one, and in no way effects the win­ner selec­tion. Thank you for your sup­port! Let me know in the com­ments if you have any ques­tions, arti­cle sug­ges­tions, pro­duct sug­ges­tions, etc. 😉 Did I over­look a great pro­duct or cat­e­go­ry? Leave a com­ment so I know what to add for next year. Enjoy! ~Steph  x WINNERS! MAKEUP BEST FOUNDATION Gres­sa Min­i­mal­ist Cor­rec­tive Serum Foun­da­tion, $48 The love­ly Eliz­a­beth of Beau­ty Bets said it best: “One part mag­i­cal, mul­ti­vi­t­a­m­in serum…one part pow­der min­er­al make­up, this weird-in-a-good-way gel-like foun­da­tion melts into skin and man­ages to per­fect skin with just a cou­ple of drops.” Win win win! The ingre­di­ents are won­der­ful for all skin types, even those that are prone to acne or clogged pores. Check out beau­ti­ful Lil­ly of Gen­uine Glow and her stel­lar before and after. BEST CONCEALER Stu­dio 78 Paris Organ­ic Dark Cir­cles Con­ceal­er, $24 This is the first nat­u­ral con­ceal­er I’ve found that is for­mu­lat­ed specif­i­cal­ly...
2013 Epic Beauty Awards — Best of Natural Beauty

2013 Epic Beauty Awards — Best of Natural Beauty

Welcome to the third year of the Epic Beauty Awards! Don’t see a cat­e­go­ry you want? Did I over­look a great pro­duct? Leave a com­ment so I know what cat­e­go­ry to add for next year and what prod­ucts to review that I may have missed. FTC Notice Some prod­ucts have been given to Epic Beau­ty Guide to review at some point in the past, but this in no way favors the pro­duct to win an Epic Beau­ty Award. All prod­ucts have been orig­i­nal­ly pur­chased or repur­chased by me. Some affil­i­ate links or links to my read­er-request­ed curat­ed shop, Epic Beau­ty Bar, are used when they are avail­able, which sup­ports Epic Beau­ty Guide as a free resource for every­one, but in no way effects the win­ner selec­tion. Thank you for your sup­port! Let me know in the com­ments if you have any ques­tions, arti­cle sug­ges­tions, pro­duct sug­ges­tions, etc. 😉   WINNERS – MAKEUP Toggle the tabs to see all the winners. Best Foundation Vapour Atmos­phere Lumi­nous Foun­da­tion, $40 This foun­da­tion is per­fect for trav­el, creamy, non-dry­ing, and per­fect for near­ly all skin types (except oily and very oily, in which case W3LL Peo­ple Nar­cis­sist is a fan­tas­tic choice). Great cov­er­age for the full day with­out any orange-y oxi­da­tion col­or changes. Best Concealer W3LL Peo­ple Nar­cis­sist, $38 This foundation/concealer stick is pig­ment­ed enough to con­ceal dif­fi­cult under eye cir­cles as well as blem­ish marks with­out cak­ing or flak­ing. Best Eye Primer Vapour Stra­tus Soft Focus Skin Per­fec­tor, $54 This is per­fect for oily lids and keep­ing eye­shad­ow from creas­ing. This can also be used all over the face alone or under foun­da­tion for...
2012 Epic Beauty Awards

2012 Epic Beauty Awards

Welcome to the second year of the Epic Beauty Awards! Don’t see a cat­e­go­ry you want? Did I over­look a great pro­duct? Leave a com­ment so I know what cat­e­go­ry to add for next year and what prod­ucts to review that I may have missed. FTC Disclaimer Some prod­ucts have been given to Epic Beau­ty Guide to review at some point in the past, but this in no way favors the pro­duct to win a 2012 Epic Beau­ty Award. All prod­ucts have been orig­i­nal­ly pur­chased or repur­chased by me. Some affil­i­ate links are used when they are avail­able, which sup­ports Epic Beau­ty Guide as a free resource for every­one, but in no way effect the win­ner selec­tion. Thank you for your sup­port! WINNERS – MAKEUP Toggle the tabs to see all the winners. Best Foundation Vapour Organ­ic Beau­ty Soft Focus Foun­da­tion, $48 My vol­un­teer pro­duct testers loved how creamy and non-dry­ing this foun­da­tion was – all report­ed great cov­er­age for the full day with­out any orange-y oxi­da­tion col­or changes. Best Concealer Mon­ave Con­ceal­er Pen­cil, $11.50 Works per­fect­ly to con­ceal blem­ish marks with­out cak­ing. Best Under-Eye Concealer Jane Iredale Circle/Delete in Peach #2, $25 Excel­lent for con­ceal­ing dark cir­cles caused by thin­ner skin and under-eye veins. If you have blue, green, or pur­ple under-eye cir­cles, this con­ceal­er is fan­tas­tic. Best Eye Primer All Nat­u­ral Face Mag­ic Eye Shad­ow Primer, $7 This was the only paraben-free, non-tox­ic eye primer I tried that felt great, allowed eye­shad­ow to blend, and did its duty of com­plete­ly pre­vent­ing creas­ing. Best Eyeshadow Tarte Call of the Wild Ama­zo­ni­an Clay Eye Shad­ow Palet­te, $36 Tarte’s eye...
2011 Epic Beauty Awards — First Year Ever!

2011 Epic Beauty Awards — First Year Ever!

This year I decid­ed to take my annu­al “must-have prod­ucts” round-up and punch it up a notch. Thus, I intro­duce to you…dun dun dun… The First-Ever…2011 Epic Beauty Awards. I know there will be some miss­ing cat­e­gories this year (i.e. foun­da­tion primer, lip pen­cils, lip stain, etc.). The only rea­son for this is that there are cer­tain cat­e­gories I did not try, and I did not want to put up any prod­ucts I haven’t per­son­al­ly test­ed. If you have any cat­e­go­ry or pro­duct sug­ges­tions, leave a com­ment so I know what to check out![/notification] FTC Disclaimer This should go with­out say­ing, but I’ll men­tion it any­way – no com­pa­ny can buy their way onto this list. Some prod­ucts may have been given to Epic Beau­ty Guide to review at some point, but this in no way favors the pro­duct to win an Epic Beau­ty Award. All prod­ucts have been orig­i­nal­ly pur­chased or repur­chased by me with my own cash dol­lahs. Some affil­i­ate links are used when they are avail­able, which sup­ports Epic Beau­ty Guide as a free resource for every­one, but in no way effect the win­ner selec­tion. Thank you for your sup­port! WINNERS – MAKEUP Tog­gle the tabs to see all the win­ners. Best Concealer RMS Beau­ty Un-Cov­er Up, $36 Best Under-Eye Concealer Jane Iredale Enlight­en Con­ceal­er, $29 Even though this is dark orange in the pot and I thought it would nev­er work with my fair skin, it turned out to be fan­tas­tic for cov­er­ing under-eye cir­cles (includ­ing the blue/purple type). I learned that a lit­tle goes a long way, and that it looks even more amaz­ing when...