CEW PRESENTS BEST IN BEAUTY AWARDS

Byline: Julie Naughton

NEW YORK — “My grandmother always told me that beauty is skin deep, but ugly is ugly to the bone,” cracked MTV veejay Ananda Lewis at beauty’s answer to the Academy Awards, the seventh annual Cosmetics Executive Women (CEW) Best In Beauty Awards. Lewis was a presenter at the awards, held Wednesday at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel here. Anne Zehren, publisher of Teen People, served as the master of ceremonies for the raucous event, which featured musical performances by Mary Mary and Element and celebrity presenters that included Lewis, Live With Regis and Kelly’s Kelly Ripa and supermodels Christy Turlington and Veronica Webb.
After presenting singer Brandy with a newly created award, the New Face of Beauty, Robin Burns, president and chief executive officer of Intimate Beauty Corp. and CEW chairman, noted that the 269 entries in the 16 prestige and mass categories represented a 28 percent increase in entries over last year.

The winners:
Best New Facial Skin Care Product in Limited Distribution: Estee Lauder’s Idealist Skin Refinisher
Best New Makeup Product in Limited Distribution: Lancome’s Photogenic Skin-Illuminating Makeup SPF 15
Best New Women’s Scent in Limited Distribution: Michael Kors Fragrances’ Michael-A Modern Perfume
Best New Men’s Scent in Limited Distribution: Intercosmetics’ Gucci Rush for Men Best New Hair Product in Limited Distribution: Bumble and bumble’s Bumble South Surf Spray
Best New Bath or Body Treatment Product in Limited Distribution: Clinique’s Stop Signs Hand Repair
Best New Sun Product in Limited Distribution: Estee Lauder’s Go Bronze Tinted Self-Tanner for Body
Best New Home/Environment Scent: Kiehl’s Deluxe Scented Candle
Best New Facial Skin Care in Mass Distribution: Olay’s Olay Daily Facials
Best New Makeup Product in Mass Distribution: L’Oreal’s Feather Lash Softly Sweeping Mascara
Best New Women’s Scent in Mass Distribution: Avon Incandessence Eau de Parfum Spray
Best New Men’s Scent in Mass Distribution: Avon’s Perceive for Men Cologne Spray
Best New Hair Product in Mass Distribution: John Frieda Professional Hair Care’s Frizz-Ease Wind-Down Relaxing Creme
Best New Bath or Body Treatment Product in Mass Distribution: Curel’s Extreme Care Body Lotion
Best New Sun Product in Mass Distribution: Avon’s Skin-So-Soft Blue Blast Moisturizing Suncare Disappearing Color SPF 30
Best New Home/Environment Scent in Mass Distribution: Coty Beauty US’s Healing Garden ZZZTheraphy Serene Dreams Pillow and Room Spray