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?

25 comments:

Karen said...

I love beauty awards and love going through the lists to see what products I have in my stash, smug in the knowledge that I know what I'm talking about ;)

I'm going to to pick up that Chanel smelly next month as my holiday scent :)

Keit said...

Not really, I rarely use any beauty products, not because I don't want to, but because I'm a bit lazy :D But your blog really hooked me up!

Adele said...

I do like to see what tops the list of beauty awards. It's a great way of trying new products too!
Have a fab Thursday Hun xoxo
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Emma Henderson said...

Karen, Adele, you are ladies after my own heart. Keit, we will convert you to a beauty obsessive yet! xo

The Dainty Dolls House said...

I enjoy seeing who's on the list and wins. It's quite fun. I sometimes like to guess who will win or who I'd give the award too :) Love beauty products :)))) xx

Anonymous said...

Dying to pick up a copy of this to see which products came out on top.

Oh and I'm so jealous of you meeting Lisa Eldridge!! She is an amazing makeup artist, love her <3

Now how do I get to meet her??! lol!

Gracie said...

I love beauty awards. I think it's just good fun for any beauty enthusiast. My local Superquinn only have the ginormous copy so I'm going to pick up the smaller one from somewhere else (hate huge sized magazines). And yes, the magazine ones are kind of sponsored (ahem.) but still are good fun. Can't wait for the beaut.ie awards!

little t said...

Oooooh, save me a copy??

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I always love checking out these lists and seeing what products I might want to try :)

Rowena @ rolala loves

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I must try the Dior lipstick and how cool that Maybelline won for the bb cream!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

I do pay attention to beauty awards in magazines. I'm happy to say, I've tried a lot of these except for the skincare regimens. HaHaHa These are great Emma!!! I just did a review for the BB Cream ;)
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Emma said...

I love that it's a good mixture of high end and lower end products. The only thing I've tried there is the Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid which I totally agree with, I love it! Really looking forward to the beaut.ie list, it's always a really interesting read!

Emma x

Anonymous said...

I would love to try Coco Chanel Noir! Love reading your blog - it helps me to stay up-to-date with the latest beauty products.

LUXESSED

Sunny & Star said...

I love Coco Noir. I have tried a few of these products and will definitely be trying more of them.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Alexandra said...

I love Lisa Eldridge! Her tutorials are so amazing.

Alexandra xo

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Leslie said...

Love the Nior ... and I ve heard lots of good things about the Burberry line. I'll look forward to reviewing the products in more detail!

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Oscarwells (Có) said...

oh i think i need to pick this up!!! :)

Krystal said...

great post! i never would have seen this so it was interesting :)

Sam said...

I always appreciate these type of issues, there are so many great products out there and you never know which one to try, at least we have Elle to sift them out.
Happy Friday hun!

Bravoe Runway said...

Oooo this is my one of my favorite magazines as well! Elle in the US always has great topics.

The Chic Sheet said...

Thanks for sharing!!!


XX,
Miranda

Johanna said...

Did you like the Coco Noir? I am intrigued!

fluff and fripperies said...

Johanna, I love it! Check out the link to my review :)

Coco said...

I am using the BB cream by Maybelline, and I find it spectacular. This summer I used Ambre Solaire Sun protection and it worked awesomely. I think the winners list is truthful enough!!