The Envelope Please: CEW 2017 Insider Beauty Award Winners
By Alison Blackman
The entertainment industry may have the Oscars, but the beauty industry has the Annual CEW (Cosmetic Executive Women) Insider Beauty Awards.
Eagerly awaited, the annual awards luncheon was held this year at the New York Hilton, a departure from the Waldorf Astoria, under construction.
The CEW Beauty Insider Awards Luncheon is the end result of sniffing, testing, scrutiny, and voting on more than 900 products from over 500 beauty brands competing to be a finalist and ultimately an award winner.
Who judges the products? They’re a committee of CEW members and beauty experts.
With more than 230 finalists, the awards luncheon literally leaves everyone breathless as the categories and contenders are showcased on big screen, and then the winner is announced!
While the attendees are professionals, the cheers for individual brands were loud and enthusiastic as each winner was announced.
So many of us were sending our congratulations out to social media, CEW was trending on Twitter!
This year, I was so excited to once again attend the awards luncheon.. a part of the beauty community, or an awards-hopeful, it’s the most exciting afternoon of the year for those who are interested in beauty products.
For people like me who are part of the beauty community, to CEW members, to those finalists hoping for a CEW Beauty Award, it is by far the most exciting day of the year!
Congratulations to all the winners!
Indie Brand Beauty Award – Charlotte Tilbury Beauty
Indie Fragrance Award – Charlotte Tilbury Beauty – Scent of a Dream
Indie Makeup Award – Milk Makeup Holographic Stick
Indie Skincare Award – Farmacy Beauty Honey Potion
BATH AND BODY
Bath and Body – Mass – Aveeno® Daily Moisturizing Body Yogurt Vanilla and Oat
Bath and Body – Prestige – Origins Post Workout Paradise Warm Down Warming Lava Scrub
Acne Treatment – Clinique Acne Solutions Acne + Line Correcting Serum
Anti-Aging Mass – Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Concentrate
Anti-Aging Prestige – GLAMGLOW GRAVITYMUD™ Firming Treatment
Cleanser & Scrub – Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-boosting Face Mask
Eye Treatment – IT Cosmetics® Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream™
Lip Treatment – Fresh Sugar Cream Lip Treatments
Sun Product – Shiseido Cosmetics America Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ for Sensitive Skin and Children
Moisturizer Mass – LANEIGE Water Bank Soothing Gel Mask
Moisturizer Prestige – GLAMGLOW GLOWSTARTER™ Mega Illuminating Moisturizer
Skincare Tools – Clarisonic Mia FIT
Hair Coloring Product – TEMPTU Airbrush 24-hour Root Touch-up & Hair Color
Hair Shampoo/Hair Conditioner – Drybar Detox Dry Conditioner
Hair Style/Hair Care – Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast
Hair Tools – Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
Eye Product Mass – Sonia Kashuk Instant Smoke Stick
Eye Product Prestige – Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics
Face Product Mass – L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation
Face Product Prestige – NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint
Lip Product Mass – NYX Professional Makeup Lip Lingerie
Lip Product Prestige – NARS Velvet Lip Glide
Men’s Grooming – Clinique For Men 2-in-1 Skin Hydrator + Beard Conditioner
Men’s Scent – Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme Ultime Perfumer: International Flavors & Fragrances
Women’s Scent Mass – Vera Wang Embrace Marigold & Gardenia Perfumer: Givaudan
Women’s Scent Prestige – Dior Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming Perfumer: Christian Dior Beaute
Nail Product Award –
Essie Gel Couture in Fairy Tailor
Makeup Tools Award
IT Cosmetics® Heavenly Skin™ CC+ Skin-perfecting Brush #702
Best Beauty App Award/
Most Buzzed About Beauty Collaboration Award
BECCA Cosmetics, Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection
Sustainability Excellence Beauty Award
QVC Beauty Quest Award
Best Seller Awards
Mass – L’Oréal Brow Stylist Definer
Prestige – Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette
Iconic Consumers’ Choice Beauty Award
Mass – Olay Total Effects Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 15 Fragrance-free
Prestige – Clinique Clarifying Lotion
Editor’s Note: Not every brand competes. If your favorites aren’t here it might just mean that they didn’t enter the contest.
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About CEW: Cosmetic Executive Women, Inc. (CEW) is a global, nonprofit professional organization of both men and women, from over 2,250 companies in the beauty and related industries.
CEW recognizes professional achievement and innovation in the industry to inspire the next generation of leaders.
CEW is based in New York City, and also hosts events for the beauty community in Los Angeles.
The CEW Foundation gives back to Cancer and Careers, a comprehensive program for people balancing work and cancer. For more information, visit the CEW Web Site