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Makeup Madness Challenge 2022: CHAMPION REVEALED - Check out the winner and Community Favorite makeup products!

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March has made its way to us, and to celebrate, we’re breaking out the beauty brackets for our second annual Makeup Madness Challenge in the BIC! For the next few weeks, eight popular makeup categories will go head-to-head in a showdown to snag the title of 2022 Community Champion makeup category. It’s up to YOU to vote on the winner … and share some tried-and-true beauty recs along the way (because why not?!). 😉

 

We kicked off round 1 with a matchup that sparked serious passion last year: lipstick vs. mascara. 🔥 Mascara ended up taking the crown in 2021, but who knows what will happen this year… especially since we’ll be adding new makeup categories to the mix in future rounds. 😏 Stay tuned!

 

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TO VOTE, hit the reply button below and tag a product you love that represents the category you’re voting for. For example, the lovely lipstick lover @WinglessOne might reply with “Lipstick! PAT McGRATH LABS MatteTrance™ Lipstick” 🥰💄

 

Let the games begin! Each new round of voting starts Fridays, and ends the following Thursday at 2pm PT:

  • ROUND 1 (3/4 – 3/10): Lipstick vs. Mascara (👑)
  • ROUND 2 (3/11 – 3/17): Primer vs Setting Powder (👑)
  • ROUND 3 (3/18 – 3/24): Concealer vs. Foundation (👑)
  • ROUND 4 (3/25 – 3/31): Contour vs. Highlighter (👑
  • ROUND 5 (4/1 – 4/7): Lipstick (👑) vs. Setting Powder 
  • ROUND 6 (4/8 – 4/14): Foundation (👑) vs. Highlighter 
  • FINAL ROUND (4/15 – 4/21): Lipstick (👑) vs. Foundation
  • CHAMPION REVEALED (4/22): 👑 Lipstick 👑

 

Click the “Reply” button below and vote for your favorite product (lipstick or foundation!), use the “#” sign to tag a specific one you love, then check back for the results and the next round of voting!

 

UPDATE 4/22/21: Thank you to everyone who participated in Makeup Madness 2022! This year's champion is 💄lipstick💋 - no pouting for our fellow lip lovers! Here were Community members' top-tagged lipsticks from your votes throughout the challenge:

  1. PAT McGRATH LABS MatteTrance™ Lipstick 
  2. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick 
  3. MERIT Signature Lip Lightweight Lipstick 
  4. GXVE BY GWEN STEFANI I’m Still Here Longwear Clean Matte Liquid Lipstick Original Recipe 
  5. TOM FORD Lip Color Lipstick 

 

We're also showing love to the most-tagged products in all the Makeup Madness categories this year - check them out here:

Re: Makeup Madness Challenge 2022: Tag your Favorite Category – Concealer vs. Foundation

Deciding to go with foundation! But this is actually so hard because I can see only using concealer and that being enough but obviously foundation gives more of a complete look!

Also maybe cheating a bit, but picking MERIT The Minimalist Perfecting Complexion Foundation and Concealer Stick Buff as my choice. Or #NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Sydney 

Re: Makeup Madness Challenge 2022: Tag your Favorite Category – Concealer vs. Foundation

Yes, it was a hard decision for me too.❤️ I agree foundation gives a complete look @sharelleh 

Re: Makeup Madness Challenge 2022: Tag your Favorite Category – Concealer vs. Foundation

@sharelleh, both the Merit and NARS are excellent choices. I love the convenience and ease of the Merit foundation stick! 💗

Re: Makeup Madness Challenge 2022: Tag your Favorite Category – Concealer vs. Foundation

@itsfi SAME! I was so pleasantly surprised at how well it works. I actually have two, one that I'll use as foundation and a slightly lighter shade if I only want concealer that day. 

Re: Makeup Madness Challenge 2022: Tag your Favorite Category – Concealer vs. Foundation

That’s smart to pick up two different shades @sharelleh! 😃 I may try picking up another shade, a darker one, to see how it works for a little sculpting. 

Re: Makeup Madness Challenge 2022: Tag your Favorite Category – Concealer vs. Foundation

I have to choose foundation although I'm going to cheat a little because neither of my current favs are truly marketed as foundations (although both have pretty decent coverage): the beautyblender BOUNCE™ Always On Radiant Skin Tint and the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer .

Re: Makeup Madness Challenge 2022: Tag your Favorite Category – Concealer vs. Foundation

@CookieGirl1, I didn’t even know BeautyBlender came out with a new foundation - a skin tint, no less! I’m happy with my assortment of skin tints / tinted moisturizers but it wouldn’t hurt to check it out, right??! 😉 Love the NARS TM - a classic! ♥️

Re: Makeup Madness Challenge 2022: Tag your Favorite Category – Concealer vs. Foundation

@itsfi I went into the Beautyblender tint with low expectations but it's honestly become an absolute fav for me.

Re: Makeup Madness Challenge 2022: Tag your Favorite Category – Concealer vs. Foundation

I also vote foundation !!! I definitely can just use concealer but I use foundation more. Right now my favs are Kosas Tinted Face Oil Comfy Skin Tint Tone 09 SEPHORA COLLECTION Clean Glowing Skin Foundation #39 MERIT The Minimalist Perfecting Complexion Foundation and Concealer Stick Cream  I love how the merit can be used as both foundation and concealer so not sure if it would count 🤣

Re: Makeup Madness Challenge 2022: Tag your Favorite Category – Concealer vs. Foundation

Yes to foundation! @ather I don't know why, I think concealer is more complicated. Foundation you can just slap it on without effort 🙂 .

Re: Makeup Madness Challenge 2022: Tag your Favorite Category – Concealer vs. Foundation

@Buootiful  I agree. Concealer ids great but I can’t live without foundation 🤣

Re: Makeup Madness Challenge 2022: Tag your Favorite Category – Concealer vs. Foundation

Yaaaay TeamFoundation @ather! 🙌🏼 These are some great choices. Love ‘em all! 🥰

Re: Makeup Madness Challenge 2022: Tag your Favorite Category – Concealer vs. Foundation

@itsfi  I’m hoping tower 28 sunny days is also on my list soon 😝

Re: Makeup Madness Challenge 2022: Tag your Favorite Category – Concealer vs. Foundation

Alright @TeamBIC, I've made up my mind, and I didn't even have to flip a coin to make my decision. 😂 The season / weather and my skin probably have a lot to do with it, but I've reached for foundation every day this week, only once reaching for concealer and even then, I wore foundation. So, FOUNDATION, it is! 

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My current "go to" is Tower 28 Beauty SunnyDays SPF 30 Tinted Sunscreen Foundation. I'll be picking up another tube during the sale, one shade up, for my summer shade. Westman Atelier Vital Skin Full Coverage Foundation and Concealer Stick came in handy for a quick and easy face for Zoom calls. Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Perfect Glow Flawless Oil-Free Foundation earns its HG status having been a staple among my bases for...oh gosh, for probably a decade now. 💖

 

Re: Makeup Madness Challenge 2022: Tag your Favorite Category – Concealer vs. Foundation

@itsfi I liked the sample of Tower 28 Beauty SunnyDays SPF 30 Tinted Sunscreen Foundation I tried! It might make it’s way in to my sales cart too… I’d like something more lightweight for everyday wear. I see you have the Ilia foundation back there too… any thoughts on how it performs? 

Re: Makeup Madness Challenge 2022: Tag your Favorite Category – Concealer vs. Foundation

@alexasteph, the Tower 28 is great for light, everyday wear. It’s buildable but the coverage will still be light. To me, it’s lighter than a tinted moisturizer. 

The Ilia, while still light in consistency, feels like a hydrating serum when applied, but without tack or stickiness. It also has a bit more heft than the Tower 28, both in terms of feel/weight and coverage. You can layer it as well but maybe just one additional very thin layer (whereas with Tower 28, I can apply 2-3 also thin layers without it feeling like it’s too much or pilling). 

I don’t know if a swatch will help to show consistency but here’s how they compare: 

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Re: Makeup Madness Challenge 2022: Tag your Favorite Category – Concealer vs. Foundation

Oh, thank you so much for the swatch comparison! @itsfi  I might have to try the Tower 28 but go to a Sephora that lets sunshine in to get a more accurate match. 🙂

Re: Makeup Madness Challenge 2022: Tag your Favorite Category – Concealer vs. Foundation

Happy to help @Buootiful😊 It's a great idea to see a swatch of it in real life, in indoor lighting and natural sunlight.

Re: Makeup Madness Challenge 2022: Tag your Favorite Category – Concealer vs. Foundation

@itsfi That is so helpful, thank you! Your description of the Tower 28 and how the sample has performed for me sounds exactly like what I’m looking for. You said you were getting a shade up for summer though - is it lightweight enough the shades are pretty forgivable between seasons? 

Re: Makeup Madness Challenge 2022: Tag your Favorite Category – Concealer vs. Foundation

@alexasteph, you should probably be able to use one shade for a few seasons. I have Melrose and that’s a great match for me mid-fall thru maybe late spring/early summer. It could actually work through summer too (and thus, year round) as I really don’t get too much darker naturally, or if I did, I can apply bronzer to the parts of my face that gets hit with the sun more. Except for the last couple of years, I have used a self tanner or a bronzing serum (something like Drunk Elephant’s D-Bronzi) in late spring and summer so that’s where I was thinking about the next shade up. However, as we’ve been chatting about it, I suppose I could stick with Melrose and use that as the mixing agent with the DE-like product. 🤔 I will have to try that out this weekend. Thank you!! 

Re: Makeup Madness Challenge 2022: Tag your Favorite Category – Concealer vs. Foundation

@itsfi   Luminous Silk is perfection!

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