Results! My Women Stuff Readers’ Choice Awards 2012 Winners!

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Alrighty then. I know its been a while but I’ve finally got the results ofthe MWS Readers’ Choice Awards 2012! 😀

I will tell you that some of the shortlisted products and brands surprised me and when I tabulated the winners in each category, it was like you’d read my mind. So without too much ado, here are your winning choices, and the winners of the Celebrate October giveaway.


Favourite Makeup Remover

  • Bioderma
  • Biore Cleansing Oil
  • Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Oil ~ WINNER!
  • L’Oreal Gentle Lip & Eye Makeup Remover
  • Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil (2011 Readers’ Choice)

Favourite Face Cleanser

  • Hada Labo Tamagohada AHA/BHA Facial Wash ~ WINNER! (2011 Readers’ Choice too!)
  • Vichy Normaderm Cleansing Gel
  • Cetaphil Cleanser
  • Laneige Multi Cleanser
  • Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Face Wash

Favourite Toner/Lotion

  • SKII Facial Treatment Essence
  • Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion ~ WINNER! (2011 Readers’ Choice too!)
  • Laneige Power Essential Skin Refiner Moisture
  • Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal Extract Toner
  • Clinique Clarifying Lotion

Favourite Facial Scrub or Exfoliator

  • Clarisonic
  • St. Ives Apricot Scrub ~ WINNER! (2011 Readers’ Choice too!)
  • Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Skin Brightening Exfoliator
  • Demalogica Daily Microfoliant
  • Laneige Multiberry Yogurt Peeling Gel

Favourite Hydrating Face Moisturiser

  • Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief ~ WINNER! (2011 Readers’ Choice too!)
  • Chanel Hydra Beauty Gel Cream
  • Estee Lauder Hydrationist Maximum Moisture Cream
  • Laneige Hydrating Water Bank Moisture Gel
  • Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream

Favourite Whitening/Brightening Face Moisturiser

  • SKII Whitening Source Derm Brightener
  • Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Whitening Emulsion
  • Laneige White Plus Renew Emulsion
  • Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening Milk
  • Clarins White Plus HP Whitening Velvet Emulsion ~ WINNER!

Favourite Anti-Aging Face Moisturiser

  • Olay Regenerist Cream ~ WINNER!
  • Clinique Repairwear Intensive Cream
  • SKII Stempower Cream
  • Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Face & Neck Cream
  • SKII Signature Treatment Cream

Favourite Hydrating Face Serum

  • Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex ~ WINNER!
  • Estee Lauder Hydrationist Moisture Barrier Fortifier
  • Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate
  • Clarins Hydraquench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase
  • Laneige Water Bank Essence

Favourite Whitening/Brightening Face Serum

  • Clarins White Plus HP Intensive Whitening Smoothing Serum
  • Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector
  • Diorsnow D-NA Control White Reveal Essence
  • Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Corrector
  • SKII Cellumination Essence ~ WINNER!

Favourite Anti-Aging Face Serum

  • Dior Capture Totale One Essential Skin Boosting Super Serum
  • Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex~ WINNER!
  • Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate
  • SKII Facial Treatment Repair C
  • Kiehl’s Powerful Line Reducing Concentrate

Favourite Face Mask

  • My Beauty Diary Masks
  • Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX ~ WINNER (2011 Readers’ Choice too!)
  • Dior Capture Totale One Essential Mask
  • SKII Facial Treatment Mask
  • Clarins Hydraquench Cream Mask

Favourite Eye Cream or Gel

  • Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum ~ WINNER! 
  • Aesop Parsley Seed Antioxidant Eye Cream
  • Esmeria 5-Repair Eye Gel
  • Clinique All About Eyes (2011 Readers’ Choice)
  • Clarins Defining Eye Lift

Favourite Sunscreen/Sunblock

  • Shiseido Perfect UV SPF50+ ~ WINNER!
  • Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defence Sunscreen SPF50 PA+++
  • Clarins UV Plus HP Day Screen High Protection SPF40 UVA/UVB Anti Pollution
  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock
  • Biore UV Perfect Milk

Favourite Natural or Organic Skincare brand

  • Aesop ~ WINNER!
  • Origins
  • Esmeria (2011 Readers’ Choice Winner)
  • Melvita
  • Jurlique


Favourite Face Primer

  • Laura Mercier Oil Free Primer ~ WINNER!
  • Smashbox Photo Finish Face Primer (2011 Readers’ Choice)
  • Benefit The Porefessional
  • Shu Uemura UV Underbase Mousse
  • Benefit That Gal

Favourite Liquid Foundation

  • Dior Diorskin Nude Skin Glowing Makeup SPF15 Liquid Foundation ~ WINNER!
  • Bourjois Healthy Mix liquid foundation
  • Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Liquid Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Silk Cream Foundation
  • Revlon Colorstay Makeup Liquid Foundation (2011 Readers’ Choice)

Favourite Powder Foundation

  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Powder Makeup
  • Laura Mercier Mineral Powder
  • ZA Perfect Fit 2 way foundation ~ WINNER!
  • Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Radiant Powder foundation
  • Bobbi Brown Oil Free Even Finish Compact Foundation

Favourite Tinted Moisturizer

  • NARS Tinted Moisturizer
  • Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturiser
  • Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser ~ WINNER!
  • Shiseido The Skincare Tinted Moisture Protection
  • Bobbi Brown Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser

Favourite BB Cream

  • Bobbi Brown BB Cream
  • Diorsnow UV Shield White Reveal BB Cream
  • Maybelline Clear Smooth Minerals BB Cream ~ WINNER! (2011 Readers’ Choice too!)
  • Estee Lauder – CyberWhite Brilliant Cells Extra Intensive BB Créme Multi-Action Formula SPF 35/PA+++
  • Laneige Snow BB Soothing Cushion SPF50+ PA+++

Favourite Concealer

  • Make Up For Ever Full Cover ~ WINNER!
  • Diorskin Nude Skin Perfecting Hydrating Concealer
  • Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage
  • Laura Mercier Undercover Pot
  • Laura Mercier Secret Concealer

Favourite Loose Powder or Setting Powder

  • MAC Prep + Prime Translucent setting powder
  • Guerlain Meteorites Perles Illuminating Powder
  • Make Up For Ever Super Matte Loose Powder
  • Chanel Natural Finish Loose Powder
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ~ WINNER!

Favourite Highlighter or Illuminator

  • Guerlain Meteorites Perles Illuminating Powder ~ WINNER!
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector
  • YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch
  • Benefit High Beam
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightener

Favourite Blush

  • NARS Powder Blush
  • Burberry Light Glow Natural Blush
  • Benefit Box o Powder blush
  • Estee Lauder Pure Color Blush
  • MAC Powder blush ~ WINNER! (2011 Readers’ Choice too!)

Favourite Eyeshadow

  • Urban Decay Naked Palette 1 ~ WINNER!
  • Dior 5 Couleur Eyeshadow Palette
  • Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Silk Eyeshadow
  • Estee Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette 2

Favourite Eyeliner

  • Bobbi Brown Longwear Gel Eyeliner (2011 Readers’ Choice)
  • Guerlain Eyeliner & Kohl pencil
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil Eyeliner
  • Maybelline Hypersharp Liquid Eyeliner ~ WINNER!
  • Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Liner

Favourite Eyelid Primer

  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion ~ WINNER! (2011 Readers’ Choice too!)
  • NARS Smudgeproof Eye Primer
  • Etude House Proof 10 Primer
  • Laura Mercier Eye Creme

Favourite Mascara

  • Maybelline The Falsies ~ WINNER!
  • Kiss Me Heroine Long & Curl
  • Benefit Badgal Mascara
  • Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes
  • Clinique Lash Power Mascara

Favourite Eyebrow Pen/Pencil/Product

  • Empro Triangular Brow Pencil
  • Shu Uemura Hard Pencil 9 ~ WINNER!
  • Estee Lauder Automatic Brow Pencil Duo
  • Diorshow Brow Styler Ultra-Fine Precision Brow Pencil
  • Kate Designing Eyebrow Powder

Favourite Lipstick

  • Revlon Colourburst Lipstick
  • Dior Addict Lipstick ~ WINNER! (2011 Readers’ Choice too!)
  • Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick
  • Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick
  • Burberry Lip Cover Lipstick

Favourite Lipgloss

  • Dior Addict Ultra Gloss ~ WINNER!
  • Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipgloss
  • NYX Megashine lipgloss
  • Guerlain Kiss Kiss Gloss
  • Bobbi Brown Lipgloss

Favourite Lip Balm

  • Lucas’ Papaw Ointment
  • Kiehl’s Lipbalm #1
  • Maybelline Baby Lips ~ WINNER!
  • Vaseline Lip Therapy
  • Burt’s Bees Lipbalm

Favourite Makeup Brushes

  • Ecotools
  • Lunasol
  • Bobbi Brown
  • Laura Mercier

Hair, Nail & Body

Favourite Fragrance

  • Annick Goutal Petite Cherie
  • Chloe-Chloe ~ WINNER!
  • Chanel Chance
  • Marc Jacobs Daisy
  • Elizabeth Arden Green Tea

Favourite Body Lotion or Cream

  • Vaseline Body Lotion ~ WINNER!
  • Crabtree & Evelyn Body Lotion
  • L’Occitane Body Lotion
  • The Body Shop Body Butter
  • Nivea Body Lotion

Favourite Hand Cream

  • L’Occitane Hand Creams ~ WINNER!
  • Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy
  • Aesop Resurrection Hand Balm
  • Clarins Hand Cream
  • Jurlique Rose Hand Cream

Favourite Hair Care Brand

  • Kerastase ~ WINNER! (2011 Readers’ Choice too!)
  • L’Oreal
  • Scwarzkopf
  • Aesop
  • Tsubaki

Favourite Nail Polish

  • Sally Hansen
  • OPI ~ WINNER! (2011 Readers’ Choice too!)
  • Essie
  • Etude House
  • Dior

And now for the Celebrate October Winners – there are 3 this year who will share this loot!

celebrate october

Winners are : Alison, Ching, Norissa Chavez

I will be contacting you by email and you will have 48 hours to respond or your prize is forfeit. I’m very strict about that so make sure you check your email and your spam box.

Thank you everyone for helping make the Readers’ Choice Awards 2012 a great success!

Now tell me: Did any of the results surprise you? Or perhaps your favourite products won?

I was actually quite interested in the shortlist, more than the winners. There are quite a few products there I haven’t tried, and did you notice a couple of products that won last year also won your hearts this year? I love that! 😀

Paris B

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Cik Suzlin November 19, 2012 at 8:48 am

Wow. At last!


Paris B
November 21, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Haha yes, at last. Took me a while to get through them all.


Catherine November 19, 2012 at 8:55 am

Yaay! Some of my favs won, some of brands/products which I dont even know :) Interesting to see what others like :)


Paris B
November 21, 2012 at 2:11 pm

I thought so too! Some of them are Asia based so that might explain the popularity locally


November 19, 2012 at 9:02 am

erm looks like i am not using the mainstream stuff, LOL, or not the best stuff. damn ><
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Paris B
November 21, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Actually, me neither! 😛


November 19, 2012 at 9:53 am

I went “Whoa” at Hada Labo. Didn’t realise it’s such a popular item! Yay for Estee Lauder ANR winning and I also see some Dior faves out there. Some surprises here and there, but the staples are there, I guess :-)
Congratulations to the winners, brands and readers
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Paris B
November 21, 2012 at 2:12 pm

I was surprised at Hada Labo too but I can understand the popularity because of the really affordable price point, and they do work well :)


Jean November 19, 2012 at 10:20 am

ah.. hada labo big winner! i am big fans of their product too!! congratz to the lucky winner~~


Paris B
November 21, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Yeah! I wasn’t too surprised LOL!


Sze Ling November 19, 2012 at 10:36 am

Yay! More things to add to the to-try list. 😛 We’re such enablers! Ho ho ho…

There are definitely a few intriguing items on the short list. But a lot of the old-time favs are still the winners. :)
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Paris B
November 21, 2012 at 2:13 pm

That’s what struck me too. I see a lot of “classics” up there in the shortlist and winners list and that actually makes a lot of sense!


Ting November 19, 2012 at 11:14 am

Very surprising results but interesting nevertheless. :)

I think it’s high time to try the Hada Labo products now, isn’t it?


Paris B
November 21, 2012 at 2:14 pm

I think the winning Hada Labo products are worth a try. I’ve used them myself and they are pretty good stuff :)


Bugs November 19, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Oohh… have to check out Hada Labo cleansers soon. At the moment, only using and loving the sunblocks in white bottle (Moist Emulsion) and blue bottle (UV Whitening Emulsion).


Paris B
November 21, 2012 at 2:18 pm

I like the Super Hyaluronic Acid Face Wash although the Tamagohada one is really good too. But my sensitive hands couldn’t handle that .


Holly November 19, 2012 at 12:59 pm

St. Ives is the best scrub ever! Cheap but outstanding performance! I have been using it over a decade! I use it on my face and body, but one tube still seems to last forever!
I miss their cucumber eye gel, it is also an excellent product! When I was a teenage and has no budget at all for skincare, that bottle of eye gel save my whole face ( I was lazy too to put too many stuffs on my face back in that time :P)


Paris B
November 21, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I have to agree with you about St. Ives scrub being cheap and good. A bit rough for my face now, I feel, but great stuff for the body!


casey23 November 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Ok I was kind of shocked, I believe Hada Labo is the Taylor Swift of this survey :)))) I noted some items to try for later (especially from whiitening/brightening categories) but other than that I believe only one or two of my choices were winner, I feel like I need to take a look at new items, I really feel I’m out of my game.


Paris B
November 21, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Haha well, its cheap and most of the items do work well which is why I can see it being popular :) If you have a chance to, do try them. I don’t think you’re out of your game at all. Not all of us have to like and use the same things – I don’t 😉


November 19, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Some were expected, some are a bit of a surprise…time to take a look at some of the unexpected winners! 😀
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Paris B
November 21, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Haha so which do you plan to try? 😛


Shija November 19, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Wow.. thats a great list of shopping for future purchasses :)


Paris B
November 21, 2012 at 2:23 pm

I never thought about it that way, but it makes sense!


Marla November 19, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Wow, some of those surprised me. Thanks for this list.


Paris B
November 21, 2012 at 2:23 pm

You’re most welcome – its a whole new shopping list there! 😉


Ching November 19, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Yay!!! Happy happy happy!!!

Back to the results… Wow…Appears to be a huge (price) gap amongst the winners with the bulk coming from pharma brands…hmmm… Maybe stratification by age groups will produce different results? Food for thought… 😀


Paris B
November 21, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Haha! Yes I did notice that in the Skincare category, many pharmaceutical brands won while in makeup, many high end brands won. Hmm… I think breaking it down further would make the polls harder to control but its probably a good indication of what people are looking for – price vs quality 😉


pawprints November 19, 2012 at 8:13 pm

I’m so glad Laura Mercier is shortlisted in so many categories!


Paris B
November 21, 2012 at 2:25 pm

I’ve tried a couple of the shortlisted items recently and am surprised! I quite like them! :)


Camy November 19, 2012 at 9:26 pm

wooo! congrats congrats!


Rin November 19, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Thanks for all your effort Paris & to those who were involved. I’m happy to see that some of the skincare and makeup items I use are on the lists. Hehe. I do use makeup but I haven’t tried a lot of brands. These lists will be my guide ^^ While I was reading, I was like, “I should try this, I should try that too” Hehe!


Paris B
November 21, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Aww thank you Rin :) It makes a good place to start looking for product recommendations doesn’t it? 😀


Alison November 20, 2012 at 1:14 am

AAAAHHH! Yay, yay, yay!

I voted non-stop for the Dermalogica Microfoliant and the Clarisonic, so the St Ives must have some serious fans out there! So many unexpected winners, but I’m so glad the ballz got some love! Guerlain’s highlighters are exceptional, and are always a favourite among beauty bloggers.


Paris B
November 21, 2012 at 2:33 pm

LOL! And you must be a huge fan of the Dermalogica and Clarisonic! :) I was very surprised to see Guerlain Meteorites make it. Everyone always says its so pricey when I talk about it and then to suddenly see it win is mind boggling LOL!


Lily Liyana
November 20, 2012 at 1:20 am

Yeay for Hada Labo!!! Love their Hyaluronic Acid and I’ve been recommending it to family and friends for the last 3 years…No regrets~

Estee’s ANR is a definite winner…30 years of R&D is evidence that they know what’s best!

Am surprised that some of the good stuff here are of the shelf items that are affordable.

Anyway, thanks for this list PB!


Paris B
November 21, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I actually love that most of the products are affordable. Goes to show you, good stuff or at least popular stuff can come cheap too :)


Issa November 20, 2012 at 4:10 pm

yay! I’m one of the celebrate october winners… thank you so much! some of my favorites won too :)


Paris B
November 23, 2012 at 11:54 pm

congratulations, Issa!


LSY November 20, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Thanks for this Paris! Although most of my favs didn’t win, I am still excited about a whole new list of goodies to try.


Paris B
November 24, 2012 at 12:13 am

You’re most welcome, LSY! Maybe one of them may end up your fave too!


November 24, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Wow, so many of my favourites in there! Well done all!


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