Calling all beauty addicts!

Updated Jul 07, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
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We are looking to you for some beauty advice! Answer these short questions and tell us about what products you can’t get enough of. The best part? You will also be entering a chance to win an assortment of the winning beauty products.

The survey for our anticipated fourth Readers’ Choice Awards is now live, and we want to hear from you! Tell us all about your new essentials, and coolest beauty discoveries – and your picks will be spotlighted in our October issue. This year we added something a little extra to show how much we appreciate your support. Each person to complete the survey will be entered for a chance to win some of the winning products.

For many of us, our relationship with beauty has shifted over the past couple of months. But whether you’ve perfected a new 7-step skincare regime, or realized all that contouring can take a break, you likely had some thoughts about your makeup, hair and skincare routines. And so we want to know: What products got you through these past few months? Was it a deep-conditioning hair mask, or maybe a face serum and gua sha stone that brought you a much-needed moment of zen, or perhaps it was a Zoom-worthy mascara you can’t stop recommending to your friends? Take a minute and share your latest obsessions here! We’ll soon tally the submissions and reveal the winner in our biannual Beauty issue.

We can’t wait to hear your winners!



The InStyle Readers’ Choice Awards Survey Sweepstakes

Void outside the 50 United States, District of Columbia and where prohibited. Do not proceed to enter if you are not at least 18 years of age and a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States, or the District of Columbia, at the time of entry. By participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final in all matters relating to this sweepstakes.


SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The InStyle Readers’ Choice Awards Survey Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on 7/7/20 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on 7/20/20 (“Sweepstakes Period”).

HOW TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, visit and locate The InStyle Readers’ Choice Awards Survey. Then, follow the instructions to complete the online form and take the survey and submit to receive one (1) entry in the Sweepstakes random drawing. For entry into the sweepstakes, you must take the survey in full. Your response to the survey will not increase or decrease your chances of winning. Entries that are not complete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Sponsor. You may take the survey as often as you like, but you are only allowed one (1) entry throughout the Sweepstakes Period and you must fill in the information requested. You may not enter more than once by using multiple email addresses, multiple identities, or other devices in an attempt to circumvent these rules. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion Sponsor.

By entering the Sweepstakes, you are indicating that you have read, understood and fully agree to these Official Rules. Any person found to be using multiple identities to enter the Sweepstakes will be declared ineligible to win. Multiple entries from any person using different email addresses or through the use of any other robotic device or artifice to enter multiple times for an individual will be deemed invalid. Entrants subject to all notices posted online including but not limited to privacy policy. Limit one (1) entry per person using only one (1) email address throughout the Sweepstakes Period. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated or mechanical means or means which subvert the entry process will be void. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

OPT OUT: If you wish to participate in The InStyle Readers’ Choice Awards Survey but do not wish to participate in the Sweepstakes, please send an email to and you will be removed from the Sweepstakes drawing.

ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is open to individuals who are legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and 18 years of age or older. Employees of Sponsor and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Sweepstakes and each of their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate family members (regardless of where they reside) or household members, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. “Immediate family members” shall mean spouses, parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, and their respective spouses. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.

SPONSOR: Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa (“Sponsor”).

WINNER SELECTION/DRAWING: On or about 8/1/20, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period to select one (1) potential winner. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winner will be notified by individual e-mail and may be required to complete and return Affidavit of Eligibility, IRS W9 form, and Release of Liability/Publicity within five (5) days of date of notification or an alternate winner may be selected in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner or a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate winner may be selected at random from all remaining eligible entries. Attempts will be made to contact and/or verify up to two alternate winners. After three attempts to verify a winner for the unfulfilled prize fails, the prize will not be awarded. No substitutions are permitted except if a prize or any portion of prize is unavailable, in which case a prize or portion of prize of comparable or greater value will be awarded. Prize is not redeemable for cash. Prize is non-assignable or transferable except to a surviving spouse.

PRIZE (1): One (1) winner will receive one (1) basket of editor-selected beauty products.

Total ARV of beauty basket prize package: $250.00

GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS: Winner will not receive any difference between actual and approximate retail values of prize items. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winner may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Winner is responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. Released Parties (as defined below) disclaim all and any liability for the actual provision, quality or nature of any prize accepted by a winner.

The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

PRIVACY: Registration at is required to enter the Sweepstakes. When you register, we collect personally identifying information about you, including your name and email address. The information that you provide will be added to a centralized Sponsor database and you will simultaneously be registered for Sponsor’s other websites as well. Your email address will not be sold or rented to third parties. For more information about how Sponsor uses the information you provide, see Sponsor’s privacy policy at

ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or the prize (or portion thereof) awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at a AAA regional office in New York, NY; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages including attorney’s fees or any other damages, other than for entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

RELEASES: By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release Sponsor and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Sweepstakes and each of their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all actions, claims, injury, death, loss or damage arising in any manner, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Sweepstakes and/or acceptance, use or misuse of the prize.

OTHER: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, undelivered, garbled or misdirected entries, surveys or registrations; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries and surveys, the announcement of the prize, or in any Sweepstakes-

related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this Sweepstakes if the Sweepstakes is compromised by virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention, epidemic, pandemic, or any other causes which, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, proper play or integrity of the Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation or termination, Sponsor reserves the right to select the potential winner in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to date of cancellation or termination. In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account associated with the entry and he/she must comply with these Official Rules. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Except where prohibited by law, entry constitutes permission to use each entrant's name, hometown (city and state), voice, biographical information, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding this Sweepstakes in all media now known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise, the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner’s list, if applicable. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations. Winner will be issued an IRS 1099 tax form in the amount of the prize retail value as stated herein.

WINNER’S NAME: For the name of the winner, available after 8/20/20, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Winner’s Name, The InStyle Readers’ Choice Awards Survey Sweepstakes, 1716 Locust St, LN-428, Des Moines, IA 50309.