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...
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...
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...