04 October 2012

Elle Beauty Awards 2012




My favourite issue of Elle magazine went on sale yesterday – yep, it’s the Beauty Awards! Selected by the amazingly talented Lisa Eldridge (have I mentioned that I met her?!), celeb hair stylist Luke Hersheson, cosmetic dermatologist Dr Sam Bunting and YouTuber Tanya Burr, better known as Pixi2woo, the issue lists the chosen top 100 beauty products of 2012.

This year’s winning products in the make-up category include: Dior Addict Extreme lipstick, Rimmel London Volume Flash Scandal Eyes Mascara, Burberry Sheer Eye Shadow, Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid Make-up and Maybelline New York Dream Fresh 8-in-1 BB Cream.

Top voted skincare products include Soap & Glory Make Yourself Youthful Super Serum, Shiseido Bio-performance Advance Super Revitalizing Cream, Olay Regenerist 3-point Treatment Cream, and YSL Forever Youth Liberator Cleansing Foam. Shamefully I haven’t tried a single item from that list!
And the best new scents in 2012? I got a kick out of seeing my new favourite, Chanel’s Coco Noir, voted as best oriental perfume - check out my review here. Dior J’adore L’absolu was Reader’s Favourite Floral, Chloe L’eau De Chloe best citrus fragrance (must try this one!) and Giorgio Armani Armani Code Luna EDT was found best fashion fragrance.
Another fluffy favourite, L’Occitane Ravissant Shower Gel, was voted best body wash while Creme de La Mer the Reparative Body was found best body moisturiser, and Garnier Ambre Solaire Golden Protect scooped the award for the best sun protection cream.

And while we’re on the topic, I can’t wait for the results of the Beaut.ie Best in Beauty Awards, headed our way this week. Entirely reader voted – there were more than 80,000 votes this year – across hair, skin, body and makeup, these are a brilliant reflection of the products Irish women love and use. You’re bound to find one or two new bits to try out.

Do you pay much attention to beauty awards, and have you tried any of the winning items above?
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