Let’s finish off the year with the final results from our Best of Fashion 2011 Awards. The last vote: Favorite Beauty Brand! Once again, it is apparent that you know what you like—our winner took the crown by a landslide—but you were also particularly discerning with our runners-up. On that note, click inside to discover who won!
WINNER: MAC Cosmetics
Is this really a surprise to anyone? Not so much. MAC consistently teams up with unexpected partners to create must-try collaborations, plus they release multiple collections every year. Accordingly, they were practically a shoe-in for you, dear readers.
Sephora as the runner-up? Also unsurprising. Many of you shop at the beauty behemoth, plus Sephora has its own signature collection chock-full with goodies.
Chanel deserves a place on this list for their nail polishes alone—the brand consistently serve up must-have polishes that sell out within days, and this year was no different.
This year Clinique released a set of Chubby Lip Balms. Plus, Clinique expanded on its iconic Black Honey products, making this a big year for the brand.
This year, CoverGirl celebrated its 50th anniversary, and it seems you celebrated along with the brand, making them your #5 pick.
6. Yves Saint Laurent
Numerous product launches this year—including the sought-after Volupte Sheer Candy line—made Yves Saint Laurent a very popular brand.
Metallic nail polishes had a major moment this year, and we can partly thank Dior for that—the brand’s Les Rouges O holiday collection was a huge hit.
They have some of the prettiest packaging around, plus some of the most wearable products, so it is hardly surprising that you voted them into your top ten.
They have some big-name beauty ambassadors and they teamed up with Project Runway on a cosmetics collection, bringing in some major brand awareness along the way.
10. Tom Ford
Tom Ford doesn’t do things by halves, so when he launched his signature color cosmetics collection this year, the beauty world—and you!—paid attention!