Summer Fridays, Supergoop, Drunk Elephant, Briogeo. Several winners at the 25 annual CEW Beauty Insider Awards had something in common: retail partnerships with Sephora. Marianna Hewitt and Lauren Gores, cofounders of Summer Fridays, made special mention of the retailer in their acceptance speech.

“It’s the power of the influencer and Sephora — they’ve only been in business a year, but boy do they have a following and people like the products,” said Carlotta Jacobson, president of CEW. “Sephora signed on before [Summer Fridays] even had packaging. When Sephora helps to build a brand, that’s powerful.”

New to the luncheon this year, held Friday at the Midtown Hilton, were the Rising Influencer Awards, a partnership with Preen.me acknowledging up-and-coming influencers in the makeup and skin-care categories. “It’s a way for us to promote the awards,” said Jacobson.

Influencers Angel and Dren held court on stage in a DJ booth where the CEW Board of Governors typically sits, playing the musical stylings of Cardi B, Tyga and Nicki Minaj for the crowd of beauty executives. The change was made in an effort to create a more party-like atmosphere at the awards, said Jacobson, and those in attendance were feeling it — WWD observed at least one table popping Champagne.

Wellness was an unavoidable topic. This year CEW added two awards categories, Beauty Wellness Supplements and Aromatherapy.

Winners were selected from more than 1,000 entries from more than 500 brands. Here, the 2019 CEW Beauty Awards Winners:

Acne Treatment: First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Acne Clearing Pads With White Clay
Antiaging Mass: Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Retinol Oil
Antiaging Prestige: Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate
Aromatherapy: Naturopathica Chill Aromatic Alchemy
Bath and Body Mass: Weleda North America Skin Food Body Butter
Bath and Body Prestige (Tie): Kopari Beauty Coconut Shower Oil and Rodan + Fields Enhancements Active Hydration Body Replenish
Beauty Tech Award: Perfect Corp. YouCam Makeup Platform
Beauty Wellness Supplements: Hum Nutrition Inc. Collagen Pop
Best Seller Mass: Olay Whip
Best Seller Prestige: Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex
Cleanser & Scrub: First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Acne Clearing Charcoal Cleanser With Probiotics
Eye Product Mass: L’Oréal Paris Unbelieva-Brow
Eye Product Prestige: Shiseido Americas Kajal InkArtist
Eye Treatment: Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream
Face Product Mass: L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Multi-Use Concealer
Face Product Prestige: Bare Minerals Bare Pro 16-Hour Full Coverage Concealer
Hair Coloring Product: Madison Reed Light Works Balayage Highlighting Kit
Hair Shampoo/Hair Conditioner: Living Proof Restore Dry Scalp Treatment
Hair Care/Styling: Drybar Hot Toddy Heat Protectant Mist
Hair Tools: Dyson Airwrap hair styler
Home Scent: Oribe Côte d’Azur Incense
Iconic Consumers’ Choice Beauty Award — Mass: Essie Ballet Slippers
Iconic Consumers’ Choice Beauty Award — Prestige: Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II
Indie Brand Beauty Award: Beautycounter
Indie Hair: Briogeo Hair Care Be Gentle, Be Kind Kale + Apple Replenishing Superfood Conditioner
Indie Makeup Beauty Award: Beauty by PopSugar Be Sweet Tinted Lip Balm SPF 15
Indie Skincare Beauty Award: Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask
Ingredients and Formulation: Supplier Award, Kobo Products Inc. 4 in 1 Multi-Purpose Sunscreen Cream
Lip Product Mass: Sun Bum Tinted Lip Balm
Lip Product Prestige: MAC Cosmetics Powder Kiss Lipstick
Lip Treatment: Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Collagen Lip Bath
Makeup Tools: It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Bye Bye Foundation Brush #22
Men’s Grooming: Method Sea and Surf body wash
Men’s Scent (Tie): Christian Dior Parfums Sauvage Eau de Parfum and YSL Beauty Y Eau de Parfum Moisturizer Mass: Olay Regenerist Whip Fragrance Free
Moisturizer Prestige: Drunk Elephant Protini™ Polypeptide Cream
Nail Product: Butter London Peel-Off Glitter Lacquer
Niche Fragrance: Atelier Cologne Musc Imperial, QVC 2019 Beauty Quest: Mineral Air
Rising Influencer Award (Makeup) Alina and Inessa, @theviketwins
Rising Influencer Award (Skin care) Kate, @the.skincare.diary
Skincare Tools (Tie): BeautyBioscience Rose Quartz Roller, Clarisonic Mia Smart
Sun Product (Bring on the Sun); Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40
Sustainability Excellence Award: Loli Beauty Inc.
Women’s Scent Mass: Flower Beauty Pretty Deadly Jasmin Venom
Women’s Scent Prestige: YSL Beauty Black Opium Eau de Parfum Intense

 

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