The CEW Beauty Insider’s Choice Awards is one of the highlights of the year in beauty. In my Last Post I shared the 2008 CEW Awards Finalists. Now it’s time to share the winners. But before the actual awards ceremony, there’s a cocktail hour and a chance for the press to photograph some of the presenters. Here’s Kylie Bax, wearing a vintage Chanel dress.
The delightful (and funny) Sex and The City star, Mario Cantone has been the Master of Ceremonies for the past four years. Watch some clips of Mario Cantone at the 2007 Beauty Awards http://cew.org/movies/MarioCantoneEdited.mov To download the video, right-click on the link and select “Save target as…”*courtesy of CEW
Once everyone settled into the ballroom, the very short speeches began. Here’s Allure Beauty Editor Linda Wells making some opening remarks. One fact that struck me was that there are something like 32,510 blogs dedicated to beauty, with 13,00 dedicated just to hair!
With 135 finalists in 27 separate categories, it’s challenging to keep the awards show moving forward on schedule, but this years show moved briskly, with short introductions and even shorter speeches by the winners. Clearly, executives in the beauty business world know how to say “thanks” with precision and grace. Last years coveted awards were designed by Lalique and featured a woman’s torso. This year, the awards were Tiffany crystal and were large, round, flat disks. You can see some of them on Mario Cantone’s podium, and also on the table to the right of him. Winning one of these awards isn’t just a pretty thing to put on a shelf in the office. The CEW Beauty Insiders Choice Awards are really is “the Oscars” of the beauty world. The pink CEW seal that winners can proudly display on their product shows that the product is one of the best of the best. Press overage of the Beauty Award Winners reaches upwards of 150 million consumers, so it’s a big deal to win. I’m pleased to be a part of this and share both the event, and products with my readers in this blog and the What Works Beauty, Cosmetics & Fashion review columns.
AND THE WINNERS ARE:
The CEW Indie Award: a tie between Betty Beauty and Clark’s Botanicals
Body Treatment- Mass: Olay Thermal Pedicure
Body Treatment- Prestige: Origins The Way of the Bath Matcha Tea Body Scrub
Facial Skincare Acne Treatment: Bare Escentuals Blemish Therapy
Facial Skincare Anti-Aging-Mass: Olay Regenerist Micro-sculpting Cream
Facial Skincare Anti-Aging – Prestige: Shiseido Bio Performance Intensive Skin Corrective Program
Facial Skincare Cleanser and Scrub – Mass: Dove SkinVitalizer
Facial Skincare Cleanser and Scrub – Prestige: Philosophy Micro-massage Exfoliating Wash
Facial Skincare Eye Treatment – Mass: Olay Regenerist Eye Derma-Pod Anti-Aging Triple Response System
Facial Skincare Eye Treatment – Prestige: SK-II Signs Eye Cream
Facial Moisturizer – Mass: L’Oreal Paris Revitalift UV Daily Moisturizing Cream with Mexoryl SX
Facial Moisturizer – Prestige: Estee Lauder Hydra-Bright Skin-Tone Perfecting Moisturizer
Makeup Eye Product – Mass: CoverGirl LashBlast
Makeup Eye Product – Prestige: DiorShow Blackout Mascara
Makeup Face Product – Mass: Almay Smart Shade
makeup Face Product – Prestige: Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Extreme Ultra Firming Makeup SPF15
Makeup Lip Product – Mass: L’Oreal Paris Infallible Never Fail Lipcolour
Makeup Lip Product – Prestige: YSL Lip Twins
Men’s Grooming: Clinique Skin Supplies for Men M Cover
Hair Care and Coloring Product – Mass: Garnier Fructis Hairspray
Hair Care and Coloring Product – Prestige: Frederic Fekkai Ironless Straightening Balm
Sun Product-Mass: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 70
Sun Product-Prestige: Estee Lauder Multi-Protection Sun Towelettes for Body SPF 15
Men’s Scent: Bond No. 9 New York Andy Warhol Silver Factory
Women’s Scent – Prestige” Marc Jacobs Fragrances Daisy Marc Jacobs
Scented Bath and Body-Mass: Johnson’s Softoil Melt Away Stress Massaging Moisturizer
Scented Bath & Body-Prestige: Tom Ford Beauty Black Orchid Finishing Oil Spray
THANK YOU TO CEW FOR INVITING THE ADVICE SISTERS TO THIS EVENT!