We would like to send you notifications on the latest Product Review Club offers.

Reviewers' Choice Awards: Top-Rated Products of 2012

Posted by ChickAdvisor Team | Wednesday January 9, 201313 comments

Award season is upon us (psst--Golden Globes are coming up this Sunday!), and since it neatly coincides with the start of a fresh new year we're getting in the mood to give away a few shiny Awards ourselves.

And so without further ado, we present our annual ChickAdvisor Reviewers' Choice Awards: a list of the products that received the most praise from our members during the 2012 calendar year!


Best in BB Cream: Marcelle BB Cream

Best in Body Care: Dove Original Beauty Cream Bar

Best in Eye Makeup: MAC Eyeshadow

Best in Face Colour:  NARS Blush in 'Orgasm'

Best in Face Treatments: St Ives Apricot Scrub

Best in Foundation: Maybelline New York Dream Liquid Mousse

Best in Hair Care: Pantene Pro-V Aqua Light

Best in Lip Care: Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm

Best in Mascara: CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara

Best in Primer: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Best in Sun Protection: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock

Best in Teeth Whitening: Crest 3D White Whitestrips Intensive Professional Effects


Best in Feminine Hygiene: Tampax Radiant Pearl Tampons

Best in Household Cleaning: Mr Clean Magic Eraser

Best in Oral Care: Colgate Optic White Toothpaste

Best in Mom & Baby: GoodNites Disposable Bed Mats

Best in Food & Drink: Special K Fruit Crisps

Best in Shopping: Febreze CAR Vent Clips

Last but not least, we want to give a special shout-out to a few other products that particularly impressed us at ChickAdvisor HQ.  Here are our individual Editor's Choice Awards picks for 2012:

Alexandra's PickMake Up For Ever Aqua Rouge
This is an incredibly long-lasting and pigmented lip colour. The liquid lipstick end is very matte but there is a clear gloss end for more impact. I love that this is an all purpose lip colour, for work or a night out when I don't want to worry about reapplying.
Claire's Pick: Vichy ProEVEN Mineral BB Cream
I had been very loyal to my tinted moisturizer but lately found it wasn't up to the task.  I just discovered this BB Cream and I'm thrilled with the natural-looking coverage and balanced matte finish despite my combination skin.

Mandy's PickSamsung Galaxy Note 2
This phone is everything I need on the go and more: a 5.5-inch screen large enough to browse and watch videos, a quad-core processor that allows me to multitask, and really amazing battery life. Although the phone is significantly larger than traditional smart phones, It's still light and thin enough to conveniently carry it around.

Ali's PickNest Learning Thermostat
This thermostat quickly learns your heating/cooling patterns and is able to automatically adjust to your preferences.  My favourite feature is the smartphone app which lets you remotely adjust the temperature if you're away.

We're curious: which product blew you away in 2012? Add your comment below or post your review here!
More by ChickAdvisor Team
More on Best of Beauty, Reviewers' Choice Awards

Facebook Comments


on January 21, 2013  midnightsun2288  6,053 said:

My favorite product I discovered in 2012 was the Physicians Formula Eyelash Boosting Eyeliner.

on January 14, 2013  shanaz  5,781 said:

Smashbox BB cream impressed me so much! I will be repurchasing over and over again!

on January 11, 2013  LisaDrew  2,048 said:

There are so many of these products I love...especially the Nutrogena Ultra Sheer Sim Screen! It has become one of my favorite products! I also really enjoyed Chickadvisors segment on BT Toronto the other day!

on January 10, 2013  takoda  28,403 said:

There was so many great new products out last year that I can't pick just one as my favorite. I can't wait to try the CC Creams and I can't imagine what else they have in store for us this year. If its anything like last year its going to be a great one for us ladies!!

on January 09, 2013  LyrissaSmillie  9,449 said:

LOVE all these products! best list yet on Chick Advisor! Havent tried every single one, but theres at least one in each column that Ive tried & love them! could NOT live without St Ives Apricot Scrub, definitely my top product for 2012!

on January 09, 2013  umolive5  3,187 said:

I have to say that I just bought the Note 2 and I have not regretted it for one second. Best phone I have ever owned. I've also been looking at Illamasqua products a lot lately and I'm need of a blush so after reading that comment/review it will be the one I buy. Thanks for that!

on January 09, 2013  beautyinfinitum  2,742 said:

Great picks!

I want to try the MUFE Aqua Rouge so bad, especially the classic red shade!

on January 09, 2013  Ali de Bold  STAFF said:

@Becky - you just made me want to go shopping! And my makeup drawer is too full as it is.

@Fredamans - CC creams are so new most people haven't had the chance to try them yet (unless you're south of the border). Many brands are just going to be releasing them for 2013. I know some that are just about to release new BB creams too.

CC creams are more about colour correction and have a thicker coverage than BB creams, which are a light coverage all in one product. If you prefer thicker coverage than a CC cream will be your new best friend ;)

on January 09, 2013  LissaG  6,010 said:

Great products. I think 2012's major thing was the BB Cream, i'm interested to see what 2013 throws at us! (And more than just the CC Cream haha)

on January 09, 2013  fredamans  10,766 said:

My favorite soap, toothpaste, mascara and tampons.
Am I the only one who prefers a CC over a BB cream???!!

Add Comment:

Blog URL: