I made it guys! Last night I was running around, my phone died, my hair was array but somehow I still made it to the 2016 Shape Beauty Awards and was able to celebrate so many of my favorite brands! This year marks the publications 14th Annual Beauty Awards, and their editors teamed up with legendary makeup artist Matin, dermatologist David E. Bank, hairstylist Paul Labrecque, and fragrance developer Ruth Sutcliffe to test hundreds of new products and assemble a lineup of the year’s ultimate beauty buys in every category.
I’m barely scratching the surface of the 87 top picks selected from hair, skin, makeup and more in my above photo. But I would say between the gift bag and my mega beauty stash I’ve tried more than half the winners. In fact everything to the left are products that have been on my radar that I haven’t had a chance to try including the Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Cream, Biore Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub, and L’Oreal La Palette Lip that I’ve been DYING to! And everything to the right I have tried and are complete winners in my book! Mega thumbs up and congratulations on choosing the Clarisonic Mia Fit, Laura Geller Filter Finish Setting Powder, Clarins Booster Detox, Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water, Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream and new Shiseido Rouge Rouse lipsticks which are beautiful (the whole range is filled with a 16 piece red lipstick collection that are creamy and full of pigment). Most all of these you’ve seen me post about but it always makes me excited when products I love win.
The winning brands got to pick up the physical award at last nights ceremony. How cute is it? My photo doesn’t do it justice. The awards are split up into 5 different categories: The Best Fragrances For Every Personality, Drugstore Products Every Girl Should Own, The Best Hair Products On The Market, The Best Skin-Care Products, The Best Makeup Of The Year and The Best Workout-Friendly Beauty Products For Your Body. You can check out the complete list at shape.com/topics/beauty-awards or pick up the October 2016 issue now on stands featuring all the winners.
Also speaking of beauty awards, Glamour Magazine is also debuting their Beauty Awards this month in their October issue now on stands. I actually helped judge the Best New Beauty Products of 2016 category (If you click “read more” you see my name!). Even though there were other categories I’ll go ahead and share the winners in mine since I’m so proud: The Best Creative Face Mask (GlamGlow GravityMud Firming Treatment), The Best Micellar Water (Neogen Real Flower Cleansing Water in Rose), The Best Color Corrector (It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Correcting Cream), The Best Contouring Product (Nudestix Sculpting Pencil), The Best Strobing Product (Glossier Haloscope), The Best Co-Wash (R+Co Analog Cleansing Foam Conditioner), and The Best Breakthrough Lipstick (The Estee Edit Lip Flip Shade Transformer). For the complete list of winners visit glamour.com/gallery/best-new-beauty-products-2016#8 or pick up the October issue of Glamour!
If you’re overwhelmed with products and need me to talk through anything shoot me a snapchat or instagram/tweet/comment me @prettyconnected and we can chat it through. xoLara