CEW AWARDS WINNERS

It’s that time of year: the winners of the Beauty industry BAFTA’s aka the CEW Beauty Awards have just been announced!

350 products across 27 categories were tested and voted for by 1000 CEW members, all of whom are industry experts. CEW stands for Cosmetic Executive Women and was founded in 1954 in the US. Read more about their work here.

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The main story this year was the emergence of British talent with homegrown brands making up over 70% of the winners AND the dominance of Charlotte Tilbury who became the first brand to scoop 4 awards!

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Other Brit winners were Liz Earle, Batiste, Neal’s Yard, Elemis, Delilah, Tangle Teezer and Margaret Dabbs. Here’s the full list:

First up in the ‘mass’ category which covers the more reasonably priced products.

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BEST NEW BATH & BODY PRODUCT 

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Body Lotion a new formulation for this much loved brand, all ethically and sustainably sourced and chock full of naturally fatty acids and proteins to keep skin radiant and healthy. Also evokes that instant beachy holiday smell.

 

BEST NEW HAIRCARE / STYLING / COLOURING PRODUCT 

This was a joint win for John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7 Day In-Shower Treatment – an innovative solution for fine limp hair using volume polymer technology and Josh Wood Instant Root Concealer Spray which will solve your roots probs in a few seconds flat and help you space out your salon visits and save a bit of cash.

VICHY

 

BEST NEW EVERYDAY FACIAL SKINCARE PRODUCT

I’ve already written a lot about Vichy Idealia Skin Sleep  – an excellent value product, great formulation and pleasing results. Lovely gel balm consistency, hydrating, gives skin a radiant glow. Fab.

ZERo

 

BEST NEW SKINCARE TREATMENT

La Roche Posay Serozinc – the beauty bloggers fave. A must for oily or blemish prone skin, helping mattify and hydrate plus preventing breakouts.

 

 

BAGSYBEST NEW MAKE UP – FACE                       Bagsy Wonder Wand double action concealer /highlighter pencil. Great idea, helping streamlining your essential kitby fulfilling two functions in one product. Boom.

 

EYELURE

BEST NEW MAKE UP – EYES

Eylure Brow Amplifier long lasting, gel formulation for beautifully groomed brows.

BURTS

 

 

 

BEST NEW MAKE UP – LIPS

Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lip Crayon Since the average woman consumes 6lbs of lipstick in a lifetime (yikes!) I guess it’s advisable to monitor what’s in your lip colour. This natural product contains, Shea butter, jojoba and kendi oil to moisturise and hydrate and glides on giving full and matte coverage. Thumbs up.

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BEST CLASSIC BEAUTY

Batiste Original Dry Shampoo What can you say about this other than its probably already in your bathroom cabinet and for good reason. A true, beauty must have.

 

 

BEST NEW BRAND

BEE GOOD RANGE

Bee Good lovely new, naturally focussed and eco friendly range made by and in support of our beloved British bees. Product testers loved this range, ticking a lot of boxes – price, ethos, efficacy, ingredients. Congrats to Bee Good. And power to the bees!

 

Here are the winners in the Prestige section:

BEST NEW BATH AND BODY

 

 

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Aromatherapy Associates Revive Body Scrub gorgeous natural ingredients will help revive and prep your skin as Summer approaches. Smells like a spa. Divine.

 

 

LIZEARLE HAIR OIL

 

BEST NEW HAIRCARE / STYLING / COLOURING

Liz Earle Beauty Co Botanical Shine Nourishing Hair Oil Liz getting in on the hair biz here. And why not? Using her trademark  botanical, natural ingredients, this oil nourishes the hair shaft, tames frizz and protects against hot n’ nasty styling tools. Hair SOS in a pump action bottle.

 

 

ELEMIS

BEST NEW EVERYDAY FACIAL SKINCARE PRODUCT

Elemis Pro Collagen Super Serum Elixir What do we want? Collagen. When do we want it? In 28 days please! Testers reported fantastic results with this after just a month. It’s plumping and smoothing and gets to work on fine lines and dullness. Impressive newbie in a very crowded market. Worth a try.

 

 

CHARLOTTE CLAY MASK

BEST NEW SKINCARE TREATMENT

Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask Charlotte says this this nutrient rich Spanish clay mask will cleanse your pores and it’s BioNymph Peptide complex will give you dewy goddess-like skin. And who would argue with Charlotte? Not many people, tbh. This was the first of her four, yes four (!) winners.

 

CHARLOTTE FOUND 1

 

BEST NEW MAKE UP – FACE

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation ticks so many boxes, coverage, formulation, price and also range of skin tones, meaning it came out on top in this hotly contested category.

 

 

BEST NEW MAKE UP – EYESBENEFIT ROLLER

Benefit Roller Lash has a ‘hook n’ roll’ brush which grabs, separates, lifts and curls – all with an inky, black finish. Contains provitamin B5 and serin to condition and nourish.

 

 

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BEST NEW MAKE UP – LIPS

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution uses anti-oxidant Lipstick Tree extract and orchid extract to hydrate -this gives plumper pillowy lips and creamy matte coverage.

 

 

 

LIZ EARLE HOT POLISHBEST CLASSIC BEAUTY

Liz Earle Beauty Co. Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser

Perennial favourite. Also known as the ‘Safest Gift for the Woman in Your Life’ of all time. Quality ingredients, many fans would never use anything else. It’s won in this category for 5 years running. Not. Going. Anywhere.

 

DELILAH

BEST NEW BRAND Delilah is the brainchild of a make up artist, beauty director and photographer and this boutique British brand goes from strength to strength with it’s promise of everyday luxe with no parabens or animal tested products.

 

 

MJ2BEST NEW WOMEN’S FRAGRANCE

Marc Jacobs Decadence Heady, woody, sensual …and that’s just Marc!  Only joking. This is a sophisticated, opulent scent for the woman who means frickin’ business. Italian plum, Bulgarian rose and liquid amber plus Jacob’s trademark gorgeous packaging. MJ fans will not be disappointed. Gorge.

 

 

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BEST NEW MEN’S FRAGRANCE

BOSS The Scent Ginger spicy notes, maninka fruitiness and a leathery base make up up BOSS’s latest offering. Claims to have aphrodisiac properties which is always a winner, let’s face it.

 

 

Finally, these categories are either mass or prestige:

HAUSHCKABEST NEW CERTIFIED ORGANIC SKINCARE 

Dr Hauschka Night Serum Would you like to wake up, fresh, radiant and smelling of actual apple blossom? (Who wouldn’t?!) Look no further.

 

 

 

ST TROP 2BEST NEW SELF TAN OR SUNCARE

St Tropez Gradual Tan in Shower Lotion The clever clogs at St Tropez certainly get top marks for thinking outside the box with this innovative step up for fake tanners. No more rubbing, spraying and waiting to dry, get it all done as you shower.

 

 

DABBS2BEST NEW HAND, FOOT OR NAIL CARE

Margaret Dabbs Intensive Anti Ageing Hand Serum Harley Street legend and the ‘Queen of Pedicures’ Margaret Dabbs brings her unparalleled foot game to our poor hands. They don’t have to let the side down, de-age your mitts with this.

 

CHAZ RANGE

BEST BRITISH BRAND Charlotte Tilbury of course! Clearly the brand of the moment, Chaz has stormed onto the beauty scene and is taking no prisoners.  An impressive and inclusive range, winning legions of new fans daily.

 

 

TANGLE TEEZERBEST NEW BEAUTY TOOL OR ACCESSORY

Tangle Teezer Blow Styling Hairbrush  Innovative ‘teeth’ are what makes this tick, they stop pulling and tugging and help remove excess moisture to give you a quicker, smoother, frizz free blowdry.

 

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ECO BEAUTY AWARD Sponsored by Givaudan

Neal’s Yard Remedies Frankincense Incense Classic British brand Neal’s Yard promising an organic product which works in as little time as 30 mins (on your fine lines) and 7 days on your plumpness and overall skin condition. Amazing.

 

 

Have you tried any of these yet? Spill the beans if you have – which are your favourites Leave me a comment below and thank you for reading!

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