Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards names this years winners

The Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards took place yesterday at The Roof Gardens in Kensington. In total the industry expert panel and celebrity judges judged 82 products. This included 16 products which were granted the ‘Readers’ Kiss Of Approval’ award by Cosmopolitan’s readers who voted for their favourite products via the magazine and online at The winning products included two awards that recognise long-term cutting-edge excellence: Cosmo Beauty Classic Award and Cosmo Beauty Breakthrough Award. The winners represent the best in class for every element of beauty, from hair-styling and cleansing, to skincare, toolkit and suncare. This year’s judges were:

Dr Nick Lowe, Consultant Dermatologist
Michael Douglas, Hairstylist
Marcia Kilgore, Founder of Soap & Glory and Fitflop
Tracy van Heusden, House of Fraser beauty buyer
Lisa Eldridge, Make-up artist
Amelle Berrabah, Sugababe
Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Singer
Louise Court, editor, Cosmopolitan
Ingeborg van Lotringen, Beauty Director, Cosmopolitan
Kate Turner, Beauty Editor, Cosmopolitan
Philippa Chapman, beauty assistant, Cosmopolitan

For the full list of winners, please see below:

Beauty Breakthrough Award
Lancôme Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate

Beauty Classic Award
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant

Beauty Breakthrough Award
Lancôme Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate

Beauty Classic Award
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant


Best colour-rich lipstick
Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick

Best sheer lipstick
Dior Sérum de Rouge Luminous Colour Lip Treatment

Best lip gloss
MAC Crèmesheen Glass

Best lip balm
YSL Top Secrets Re-Plumping Concentrate Lip & Contour Shaper

Readers’ Kiss of Approval Ultimate lipstick
MAC Lipstick


Best mascara
Dior Diorshow Extase

Best eyeshadow
Shu Uemura Pressed Eyeshadow

Best eyeliner
Rimmel London Flash Eyeliner

Best eye-colour palette
Givenchy Prisme Again! Eyeshadow Quartet

Best eyebrow groomer
Benefit Brows A Go Go

Readers’ Kiss of Approval Ultimate Mascara
Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara


Best cleanser
Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm

Best facial refresher
La Roche Posay Physiological Soothing Toner

Best eye-makeup remover
Clinique Rinse-Off Eye Makeup Solvent

Best facial scrub
Olay Regenerist Daily Thermal Skin Polisher

Readers’ Kiss of Approval Ultimate cleansing wipes
Simple Skincare Cleansing Facial Wipes


Best high street foundation
Maybelline Dream Creamy Foundation

Best premium foundation
Chanel Mat Lumière Long Lasting Makeup SPF15

Best blemish concealer
Lancôme La Touche Pro Concealer

Best tinted moisturiser
Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation

Best face powder
No 7 Perfect Light Pressed Powder

Best blush
Daniel Sandler Watercolour

Best bronzer
Guerlain Terracotta Moisturising Bronzing Powder

Best under-eye brightener
YSL Touche Éclat

Readers’ Kiss of Approval Ultimate blusher
Rimmel London Mono Blush

Readers’ Kiss of Approval Ultimate foundation
Max Factor Miracle Touch Liquid Illusion Foundation


Best everyday moisturiser
Biotherm Aquasource Skin Perfection

Best green skincare
Aromatherapy Associates Fine Line Face Oil

Best face mask
Ole Henriksen Feel the Difference Perfecting Mask

Best blemish buster
Dr Nick Lowe Spot Treatment Gel

Readers’ Kiss of Approval Ultimate moisturiser
Olay Total Total Effects 7 in 1 Anti-Ageing Day Moisturiser


Best anti-ageing moisturiser

Dior Capture R60/80 XP Ultimate Wrinkle Correction Creme

Best age-defying serum
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex

Best line-fading eye cream
Origins Gin-zing Brightening Eye Treatment

Best age-busting night cream
Clarins Multi Active Night Cream

Readers’ Kiss of Approval Ultimate anti-ageing product
No 7 Protect & Perfect Beauty Serum


Best body cleanser
Dove Visible Effects Body Wash

Best body scrub
Soap & Glory Scrub ‘Em & Leave ‘Em

Best bath treat
Chanel No 5 Essential Bath Oils

Best hair-removal product
Braun Silk-Épil Pro

Best body moisturiser
Liz Earle Superskin Body Cream

Best deodorant
Garnier Mineral Deodorant

Best body-firming potion
Clarins High Definition Body Lift

Readers’ Kiss of Approval Ultimate body lotion
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Lotion

Readers’ Kiss of Approval Ultimate hair removal product
Gillette Venus


Best hairspray
Charles Worthington Front Row Forever Lasting Hairspray

Best volumiser
Shockwaves Styling Plus Gloss & Body Mousse

Best frizz controller
TRESemmé Smooth Memory Spray

Best home colourant
Clairol Perfect 10

Best shampoo
L’Oréal Elvive Full Restore 5 Shampoo

Best conditioner
Andrew Collinge Purity Moisturising Conditioner

Best leave-in treatment
John Frieda Root Awakening Treatment

Best ethnic haircare
Kérastase Fluide Oléo-Relax Slim Cream

Readers’ Kiss of Approval Ultimate hair colourant
L’Oréal Paris Excell 10

Readers’ Kiss of Approval Ultimate shampoo & conditioner
Herbal Essences Shampoo & Conditioner


Best hairbrush
Tangle Teezer

Best make-up brushes

Best heat styler
Babyliss Elegance 2100

Best beauty gadget
Travalo Purse Spray

Readers’ Kiss of Approval Ultimate hairstyling gadget
GHD IV styler


Best facial sun protection
Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess

Best all-over sun protection
Nivea Sun Protect & Bronze Sun Lotion

Best anti-ageing sun protection
Clarins Sun Wrinkle Control Cream

Best aftersun
Piz Buin Allergy Aftersun Soothing Lotion

Readers’ Kiss of Approval Ultimate suntan lotion
Nivea Sun Moisturising Sun Lotion


Best facial self-tan
Garnier Ambre Solaire No Streaks Bronzing Dry Face Mist

Best body self-tan
He-Shi Express Liquid Tan

Best gradual self-tan
Xen Tan Transform Luxe

Best wash-off body tanner
L’Oréal Glam Bronze for Legs

Readers’ Kiss of Approval Ultimate self-tanner
St Tropez Self-Tan Bronzing Spray


Best hair texturiser
Fudge Matte Hed

Best face cream
Bulldog Eco-System Moisturiser

Best shaving lotion
Clinique Skin Supplies for Men M Shave Aloe Gel

Best eye cream
Lab Series Instant Moisture Eye Gel

Readers’ Kiss of Approval Ultimate aftershave
Boss by Hugo Boss Aftershave Lotion


Best nail polish
Illamasqua Nail Varnish

Best hand cream
This Works Perfect Hands

Best foot treat
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Cracked Heel Foot Cream

Best nail rescuer
Jessica Critical Care

Readers’ Kiss of Approval Ultimate nail polish
Rimmel London 60 Seconds Nail Polish