Women’s Health Beauty Awards: And the winners are…

Women's Health Beauty Awards 2014

I’m a sucker for Beauty awards. With the massive amount of events and products that get sent over, it’s impossible to try everything so I really look to my piers to see what they love and it often inspires me as to what I want to try next. Women’s Health takes a unique spin in their beauty awards. Rather then pick the best by category — okay, they do that, but they take it a step further and categorize by key social moments— at work, after hours, at the gym, on vacation and every social moment.  WH editors and thousands readers tested and voted on hundreds of products across 5 categories and selected the 78 winners that are the best for every facet of a woman’s  life.

{Women’s Health Editor in Chief, Michele Promaulaylo, and Vice President and Publisher, Laura Frerer-Schmidt celebrate the Women’s Health #SocialMoments Beauty Awards Breakfast.}

Women's Health Beauty Awards 2014

To celebrate, they hosted their annual #SocialMoments Beauty Awards Breakfast, at the Andaz on May 29th presenting the winners and featuring an exclusive social media beauty panel where industry experts discuss ways to elevate your brand, how to develop successful digital campaigns and how to monetize your brand in the beauty sphere.

This year our panel will be moderated by Women’s Health Executive Director Amy Keller Laird and Site Director Carolyn Kylstra and panelists include Wall Street Journal’s Elizabeth Holmes, Birchbox’s Molly Chen, AOL’s Claudia Huapaya and Twitter’s Doug Jossem. So without, the winners of the 2014 Women’s Health Beauty Awards:

women's health beauty award winners

Best Deodorant

Reader: Secret Clinical Strength Stress Response Deodorant/Antiperspirant: Light and Fresh Scent

Editor: Dove Advanced Care Rebalance Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant with NutriumMoisture

Best Facial Cleansing Cloth

Reader: Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes

Editor: Aveeno Positively Radiant Makeup Removing Wipes

Best Dry Shampoo

Reader: Batiste Dry Shampoo Original

Editor: Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo

Best Sweat Proof Mascara

Reader: CoverGirl LashBlast Waterproof Mascara

Editor: L’Oréal Paris Butterfly Voluminous Waterproof Mascara

Best Post-Workout Frizz Tamer

Reader: John Frieda Frizz Ease Hair Serum

Editor: Living Proof Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 Styling Treatment

Best Tinted Lip Balm

Reader: Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Rose

Editor: Fresh Sugar Tulip Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15



Best Nail Polish for Work

Reader: OPI Nail Lacquer in Samoan Sand

Editor: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Lady Lavender

Best Concealer

Reader: Maybelline New York Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer

Editor: Almay Smart Shade CC Concealer + Brightener

Best Foundation

Reader: Bare Escentuals BareMinerals Original SPF 15 Foundation

Editor: Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup Compact

Best Eye Shadow/Shadow Palette for Work

Reader: Urban Decay Naked2 Palette

Editor: Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Best Lipstick/Lip Product for Work

Reader: Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Preview

Editor: Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Dusty Pink

Best Everyday Blush

Reader: NARS Blush in Orgasm

Editor: Clinique Cheek Pop Blush in Berry

Best Defining Mascara

Reader: Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Mascara

Editor: Clinique Lash Power Feathering Mascara

 Best Shine-Enhancing Hair Product

Reader: MoroccanOil Treatment

Editor: Ojon Rare Blend Oil Moisture Therapy Medium Texture


Hottest Lipstick/Gloss

Reader: MAC Cosmetics Tinted Lipglass in Oh Baby

Editor: Yves St Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain No. 33 Bourgogne Artistique

Best Dramatic/Volumizing Mascara

Reader: Lancôme Hypnose Mascara

Editor: CoverGirl Bombshell Volume by LashBlast

Best Eyeliner

Reader: MAC Cosmetics Fluidline Gel Eye Liner in Black Track

Editor: CARGO TexasLiner Liquid Eye Liner in Black

Best Fragrance

Reader: Chanel Coco Eau de Parfum

Editor: Ralph Lauren Midnight Romance Eau de Parfum

Best Hair Volumizer

Reader: Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Spray Mousse

Editor: Suave Professionals Natural Infusion Seaweed All-Day Body Leave-In Foam

Sexiest Eye Shadow

Reader: Urban Decay Naked2 Palette

Editor: Lancôme Color Design Sensational Effects Eye Shadow in Smoldering Cocoa

Sexiest Nail Polish Color

Reader: OPI Nail Lacquer Lincoln Park After Dark

Editor: Dior Couture Color Gel Shine and Long Wear Nail Lacquer in Mirage



Best Body Sunscreen

Reader: Neutrogena Ultra-Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 45

Editor: Australian Gold SPF 30 Lotion Sunscreen with Instant Bronzer

Best Sunscreen (face)

Reader: Neutrogena Ultra-Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 45

Editor: Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Face Oil-Free Lotion Sunscreen SPF 30

Best Self-Tanner

Reader: Jergens Natural Glow + Firming Daily Moisturizer Gradual Self-Tanner

Editor: Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster

Best Fun Nail Polish

Reader: Essie Nail Polish in Turquoise & Caicos

Editors: JINsoon Nail Lacquer in Pop Orange

Best Makeup Palette (Editors Only)

Editor: Sephora Color My Life Eye and Lip Makeup Tablet

Best Hair Texturizer

Reader: Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

Editor: L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Txt It Tousle Waves Spray

Best Bronzer (face)

Reader: Physicians Formula Magic Mosaic Multi-Colored Bronzer in Light Bronzer/Bronzer

Editor: CoverGirl truMAGIC The Sunkisser Bronzing Face Balm



Best Facial Moisturizer

Reader: Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer w/ Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15

Editor: Philosophy Miracle Worker Overnight Moisturizer

Best Daily Shampoo/Conditioner

Reader: Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo and Daily Moisture Renewal Conditioner

Editor: Clear Scalp & Hair Intense Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner

Best Body Wash

Reader: Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash with NutriumMoisture

Editor: Suave Creamy Almond & Verbena Body Wash

Best Body Lotion

Reader: Nivea Essentially Enriched Body Lotion

Editor: St. Ives Fresh Hydration Lotion Continuous Spray in Coconut Orchid

Best Facial Cleanser

Reader: Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser

Editor: Garnier Clean + Purifying Foam Cleanser

Best Eye Cream

Reader: Origins GinZing Eye Cream

Editor: Olay Regenerist Luminous Dark Circle Correcting HydraSwirl Eye

Best Razor

Reader: Gillette Venus Embrace

Editor: Schick Hydro Silk Sensitive Care

Best Hairspray

Reader: TRESemme Tres Two Extra Hold Hairspray

Editor: Bumble and Bumble City Swept Hairspray

Best At-Home Hair Color

Reader: L’Oreal Preference Permanent Hair Color

Editor: Clairol Expert Age Defy Collection Permanent Hair Color


1. Paul Mitchell NeuroCell Hot Roller System

2. Remington Ultimate Stylist Teardrop Wand

3. T3 Featherweight Luxe2i Hair Dryer

4. Panasonic Nanoe Flat Iron

5. Bare Minerals Perfecting Face Brush