The 2019 STELLAR Beauty Heroes: Makeup

You voted for your fave makeup products - here are the winners.

Celebrities, influencers, models, brands and the media all play a huge part in what we choose to put on our faces. From recommendations to catchy merchandising, alluring price points and good ol’ ads, we’re influenced by countless factors.

But we wanted to find out what the average woman spends her hard-earned money on, what she repurchases and what floats her beauty boat. You completed our survey in your hundreds, and here’s what you had to say – first up, makeup!

Best Foundation

Winner: Estée Lauder Double Wear, €40

Runner Up: MAC Studio Fix Fluid, €32

Editor’s Choice: NARS Radiant Longwear, €45

Best Powder

Winner: MAC Blot Powder, €26.50

Runner Up: Laura Mercier Loose Powder, €42

Editor’s Choice: Laura Mercier Glow Powder, €42

Vicki says… “If you’re a fan of the original translucent powder, try Laura Mercier’s new Glow formula – all the same setting benefits with added radiance.”

Best Undereye Concealer

Winner: Catrice Liquid Camouflage, €3.50

Runner Up: MAC Pro Longwear, €23.50

Editor’s Choice: Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer, €30

Best Cover-Up Concealer

Winner: Benefit Boing Airbrush, €24

Runner Up: NARS Soft Matte Concealer, €30

Best Blush

Winner: Benefit Galifornia, €34

Runner Up: NARS Orgasm, €32

Best Bronzer

Winner: Benefit Hoola, €34

Runner Up: Rimmel Sun Shimmer, €7.99

Best Contouring Product

Winner: SOSU by SJ Contouring Palette, €29.95

Runner Up: Inglot Freedom System HD Sculpting Powder, €10

Best Highlighter

Winner: The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer, €22.95

Runner Up: Benefit High Beam, €27.50

Best Combination Palette

Winner: BPerfect LMD Palette, €29.95

Runner Up: Sculpted by Aimee Connolly, €31.95

Best Eyeliner

Winner: Inglot AMC Gel Liner 77, €15

Runner Up: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, €21

Editor’s Choice: Bourjois Le Pinceau, €9.99

Vicki says… “I love Chanel and Benefit’s offerings, but if you’re looking for a bargain then Bourjois’ liquid liner can’t be beaten.”

Best Eye Pencil

Winner: Inglot Kohl Pencil, €13

Runner Up: Rimmel Superstay Kohl, €4.75

Best Mascara

Winner: Benefit Bad Gal Bang, €27

Runners Up: Benefit They’re Real and Roller Lash, both €27

Vicki says… “Benefit totally dominates the mascara game with their three premium products, and it’s not hard to see why as they each have their own benefits – Bad Gal Bang for volume, Roller for curl, and They’re Real for lengthening. Pick your poison!”

Best Single Eyeshadow

Winner: MAC Eyeshadow, €17

Runner Up: Inglot Freedom System Mono Shadows, €6

Best Eyeshadow Palette

Winner: BPerfect Carnival Palette, €45

Runner Up: Blank Canvas Master Palette, €34.50

Editor’s Choice: PS Beauty Nudes, €10

Vicki says… “If you’re a fan of hyper pigmented shadow, you can’t go wrong with the winners. For every day though, I swear by PS Beauty – affordable, good quality and colour payoff, and you can customise too, so no unused colours!”

Best Eyebrow Product

Winner: Benefit Gimme Brow, €26.50

Runner Up: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade, €22

Best Lashes

Winner: Rebeluna, €14.99

Runner Up: SOSU by SJ, from €5.95

Editor’s Choice: Kiss Blowout, €6

Vicki says… “Perfectly full and fluffy without being heavy or needing to trim. These are my absolute faves.”

Best Lip Gloss

Winner: Luna By Lisa, €30

Runner Up: MAC Lipglass, €17

Best Lip Pencil

Winner: MAC, €16

Runner Up: Rimmel, €4.79

Editor’s Choice: Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat, €22

Vicki says… “I didn’t even know I had any lips until I met the Pillow Talk pencil! All fab.”

Best Lipstick


Winner: MAC, €19

Runner Up: Charlotte Tilbury, €32

Editor’s Choice: Rimmel Stay Matte, €7.99

Vicki says… “Stays in place, perfectly matte, suit-all shades – a bargain and a bloody good lippie.”