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CEW Announces Annual Beauty Awards Winners

A Digital Beauty Guide is introduced to spur sales at retail.

NEW YORK — Mixed in with  dozens of awards at Cosmetics Executive Women’s 21st annual Beauty Awards, held Friday at the Waldorf Astoria was a new twist that CEW president Carlotta Jacobson hopes will drive sales at retail.

The Insiders’ Choice Digital Beauty Guide, which will be launched  Monday, is an interactive digital magazine for consumers that includes winning and finalist products, beauty tips, trend forecasts and clickable icons to purchase products from retailers. An online version of the guide will be available on, and an app version will be available on the Apple App Store and Google Play by using the search term “CEW Beauty Awards Insiders’ Choice Guide.” The winning products are highlighted in red.

CEW chairwoman Jill Scalamandre, senior vice president for the Philosophy brand and chief marketing officer for Coty skin care, noted that QVC will feature the products on July 30, and said Nordstrom is also planning to feature the winners.

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Last year’s host, actress-comedian Aisha Tyler, returned to the same role this year, delivering an energy-filled monologue that was at times peppered both with sexual innuendos and profanity — which the crowd of more than 1,100 attendees appeared  to enjoy. Tyler also made a point of taking a selfie with Martha Stewart, on the stage as an awards presenter.

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For the first time in award history, there was a tie in the Eco Beauty Award category — between Coola Suncare and Marula Pure Beauty Oil. This award, sponsored by Givaudan, is given to a brand that has moved further toward the goal of sustainability.

QVC’s Beauty Quest Award, which offers the winning brand an opportunity to hawk their wares on the channel, went to investment banker-turned-product developer Jill Scalisi for her line, Scalisi Skincare, founded in 2012.

CEW’s more than 6,000 members in the U.S. selected 210 finalists from more than 750 entries. The 2015 CEW Beauty Award winners are:

Acne Treatment

Estée Lauder: Clear Difference Targeted Blemish Treatment


Anti-Aging Mass

La Roche-Posay: Pigmentclar Dark Spot Correcting Serum


Anti-Aging Prestige

Shiseido Cosmetics America– Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate


Bath and Body Mass

Jergens: BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream


Bath and Body Prestige

Urban Decay: Naked Skin Body Beauty Balm


Best Seller Award Mass

Coty Inc.: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel


Best Seller Award Prestige

MAC Cosmetics: Mineralize Skinfinish Natural


Cleanser & Scrub

GlamGlow: Powermud Dualcleanse Treatment


Eco Beauty Awards presented by Givaudan

Coola Suncare

Marula: Pure Beauty Oil


Eye Product Mass

Flower: Eye 2 Eye Eye Marker & Volumizing Mascara


Eye Product Prestige

Lancôme: Grandiôse Mascara


Eye Treatment Mass

L’Oréal Paris: Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Eye Smoother


Eye Treatment Prestige

Shiseido Cosmetics America: Benefiance Wrinkleresist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask


Face Product Mass

Laneige: BB Cushion


Face Product Prestige

Charlotte Tilbury: Wonderglow Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash Primer


Hair Coloring Product

L’Oréal Paris: Superior Preference Mousse Absolue


Hair Shampoo/Hair Conditioner

Living Proof: Curl Conditioning Wash


Hair Style/Hair Care

Living Proof: Instant Texture Mist


Hair Tools

T3: Whirl Trio Interchangeable Barrel Styling Wand


Iconic Beauty Award Mass

Crest: 3D White Whitestrips


Iconic Beauty Award Prestige

Estée Lauder – Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex


Indie Brand Beauty Award presented by Piper Jaffray & Co.



Lip Product Mass

Sonia Kashuk: Dewy Luxe Lip & Cheek Balm


Lip Product Prestige

Dior: Addict Fluid Stick


Lip Treatment

Fresh: Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy


Men’s Grooming

Lab Series Skincare for Men: Age Rescue+ Water-Charged Gel Cream


Men’s Scent

Dior: Homme Eau for Men


Perfumer for Men’s Scent

Parfums Christian Dior


Moisturizer Mass

Laneige: Water Sleeping Mask


Moisturizer Prestige

GlamGlow: Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment


Most Buzzed About Mass

L’Oréal Paris: Advanced Suncare Quick Dry Sheer Finish Spray SPF 50+


Most Buzzed About Prestige

Lancôme: Grandiôse Mascara


Nail Product

Coty Inc.: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel


QVC Beauty Quest Award

Scalisi Skincare      


Skincare Tools

Foreo: Luna T-Sonic Cleansing and Anti-Aging System


Sun Product

Shiseido Cosmetics America: Ultimate Sun Protection Spray SPF 50+


Women’s Scent Mass

Coty Inc.: Love 2 Love Jasmine + Sparkling Mimosa


Perfumer for Women’s Scent Mass



Women’s Scent Prestige

Coty Inc.: Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream


Perfumer for Women’s Scent Prestige