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Elle 2013 Annual International Beauty Awards

Published on 01/20/2014 in Uncategorized

elle-00-january-international-beauty-awards-0113-xln-xlnFor this annual International Beauty Awards, editors from 44 ELLE editions around the world tested every beauty product on Earth to find the best-performing formulas. Here, editors praise the winning picks











Ultimate Conditioner

Made with a blend of argan and cottonseed oils, L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Nourishing Masque “softens hair without weighing it down.”

L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Nourishing Masque, $35









Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl creates “long, curled, and voluminous lashes without clumping or flaking.” Goodbye, lash extensions!

Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara, $28.50

Sephora     Macy’s     Nordstrom








Supermodel Hair Styler

“Light, never sticky” Kérastase Spray à Porter gives hair “texture and body” without adding weight. “Think Kate Moss in Ibiza or Gisele in Costa Rica.”

Kérastase Spray à Porter, $35

Official Site








Magic Bullet

“The fastest way to get Instagram-pretty” is via “a brilliantly bright lip.” ELLE editors love Givenchy Le Rouge, the best blend of balmy hydration and rich pigment.
Givenchy Le Rouge, $36

barneys.com     Sephora








Transformative Foundation

“Power duo” Lancôme Teint Visionnaire combines foundation and concealer with “amped-up ingredients” such as jasmonic acid and vitamin C that “can help to zap dark spots over time.”
Lancôme Teint Visionnaire, $60

Sephora     Macy’s     Official Site








Pre-Beach Boost

Editors use collagen-building Clarins Body Lift Cellulite Control “all over, not just on dimple-prone zones” for springier skin.

Clarins Body Lift Cellulite Control, $68

Nordstrom     Sephora








Perfect Polish

“Allergy-tested and fragrance-free,” Clinique A Different Nail Enamel For Sensitive Skins delivers a “strong, almost gel finish” without irritation.
Clinique A Different Nail Enamel For Sensitive Skins, $12.50

Nordstrom     Sephora     Macy’s






Double-Duty Wash

Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion Skin Conditioner—which absorbs immediately into wet skin—is so quick and easy to use that editors never have to skimp on hydration, “even during fashion month.”
Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion Skin Conditioner, $3.99









Suds Sensation

Bumble and bumble Surf Foam Wash Shampoo lends “fine city-girl hair that floaty, lovely, fluffy, surfer-girl feel,” even when there’s no surfboard in sight.
Bumble and bumble Surf Foam Wash Shampoo, $24

Sephora     Bloomingdale’s








Skin Saver

“The skin-care equivalent of a Chanel suit,” the anti-aging triumvirate of Chanel Le Jour de Chanel, La Nuit de Chanel, and Le Weekend de Chanel is “simple, chic, and supereffective.” Each lotion targets the face’s changing needs throughout the week.
Chanel Le Jour de Chanel, $85; chanel.com; La Nuit de Chanel, $85; chanel.com; Le Weekend de Chanel, $115; chanel.com







Exceptional Aroma

Floral and citrus Hermès Jour d’Hermès smells like “happiness and sunshine” thanks to a “beautiful white-musk base.”
Hermès Jour d’Hermès, $108; nordstrom.com     Sephora









Evening Essential

“A power nap for your face,” Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II gives the look of eight hours of rest, “even if you’ve only gotten four.”

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II, $62;

neimanmarcus.com     Nordstrom      Macy’s






Believable Bronzer

Not only does La Mer The Face And Body Gradual Tan create “skin the color of a supermodel on a swimsuit shoot,” it’s packed with anti-aging golden algae that also works to “turn back the clock.”
La Mer The Face And Body Gradual Tan, $85;

bergforfgoodman.com     NeimanMarcus     Nordstrom







Five-Star Face Mask

“A holiday pre-party essential,” GlamGlow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment “works miracles in just 10 minutes: Flakes are gone, and skin becomes smooth and radiant.”

GlamGlow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment, $69;

sephora.com     Beauty      Dermstore      Skinstore







Readers’ Choice: Best Mascara

“With just one coat,” Maybelline Great Lash mascara makes lashes look “darker, longer, and fuller.”
Maybelline Great Lash mascara, $6.19; drugstore.com










Readers’ Choice: Most Flattering Red Lipstick

“Ultrapigmented” M.A.C Ruby Woo suits all skin tones and hair colors. “A true classic!”
M.A.C Ruby Woo, $15;









Readers’ Choice: Favorite BB Cream

“Never chalky” Boscia B.B. Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 27 PA++ provides lightweight coverage and sun protection.
Boscia B.B. Cream Broad Spectrum SPF, $38;











Readers’ Choice: Top Spot Treatment

Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions Targeted Spot Treatment improves the appearance of blemishes “almost overnight.”
Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions Targeted Spot Treatment, $10

Drugstore     Official Site








Readers’ Choice: Must Have Shampoo

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk absorbs oil to create the perfect “day-two hair look.”
Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk, $18;

amazon.com     Drugstore     Skinstore     Folica

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