The Vogue Beauty Awards recently concluded at a star-studded event in Mumbai, and the results are pretty interesting, with some of the most-loved brands by beauty bloggers making the cut. I personally have certain go-to products that I always keep going back to, but there are lots of products here that I’ve done some research into and decided you should try, and will be reviewing them in the coming months. Let’s look at the Vogue Beauty Awards winners now, shall we?
- Category: Skincare: This category covers every product in your CTM regimen as well as anti-ageing products. I think it has a healthy mix of brands, some of which I think would be interesting to try out the next time I visit Sephora. The winners are –
Moisturiser : Day – Clinique Superdefense Daily Defense Moisturizer: I love Clinique’s skin care products – especially their foundation range. They’re very light, non-fussy and smooth, so it’s no wonder that this one made it to the favourites!
Cleanser: Za Total Hydration Fresh Foamy Cleanser: I was first introduced to Za through a workshop conducted by My Envy Box, where I met and wasamodelforMegumiMitsui from Za to demonstrate skin techniques. She taught me the right way to apply toner, which I will cover in a future blog post. Their cleansers are very soft, and have a creamy lather. When you wash it off, it’s a squeaky-clean feeling and your skin doesn’t feel dry at all. This one’s well-deserved 🙂
Sunscreen: L’Oréal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence: In a country like ours where it gets so hot that you literally feel like you’re melting, it’s hard to use sunscreens with very creamy or thick formulas. Most of us would sweat it off and get exposed to UV rays anyway. I liked this one for its light texture – it blends like water seamlessly into skin and you don’t feel like you’re caking it on, plus it actually does prevent harmful tanning. Thumbs up for making it to the Vogue Beauty Awards!
- Category: Hair: My hair story is pretty varied – when I was 3 I had curly, wispy ringlets and then it grew straighter as I got older, finally settling at thick and wavy at the ends. So I got to try a lot of different products throughout my life till now. Here are the hair winners!
Shampoo: Normal Hair – Kérastase Discipline Bain Fluidealiste – I’ve heard a lot of good things about Kérastase, in terms of it helping you get that super smooth hair you’ve always craved. With the new Kérastase salons too, I’ll get to try this out soon. I’ve done a bit of research and found mostly positive reviews about the smoothening abilities of this baby.Conditioner: Normal Hair: TRESemmé Hair Spa Rejuvenation Conditioner: Ok, I LOVE TRESemmé shampoos and conditioners, though sometimes if you’re not careful with the amount you use, you could end up with an oily scalp or slightly greasy hair. As a brand that works well with Indian hair too, I’m on board with this one.
De-frizzer or Smoothening Serum – TONI & GUY Glamour Serum Drops: I’ve always seenTONI & GUY as more of a hair styling brand (sprays,texturizers, gels, wax, the works) so this comes as a bit of a surprise. Would you like this to be reviewed? Do let me know in the comments.
Dry Shampoo: L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni Art Fresh Dust: Dry shampoo is one of the best inventions for us busy modern women. Sometimes you just couldn’t be bothered with going through the whole routine – or an emergency meeting/date/event comes up and there’s no time to wash. I like the Percy & Reed collection, so if this is anywhere close to that it’ll be my new go-to dry shampoo. Have you tried it? What did you think?
- Category: Makeup: Our favourite category! Lots of well-deserved entries as well as new kids on the block.
Lakmé Absolute Face Stylist Concealer, Honey – Lakmé does a good job when it comes to its foundations, kajals and concealers for those on a budget. This concealer has a smooth finish and provides decent coverage.
Setting Powder/ Compact: Chanel Vitalumière Loose Powder Foundation N°40. The Chanel Vitalumière range has mixed reviews in terms of its liquid foundation range – the loose powder provides that flawless finish to your foundation regimen.
Benefit Chachatint Cheek & Lip Stain: I’ve been hearing so many rave reviews about Benefit that I’m not surprised about this one. Will get it and review it for you lovelies on my next trip home!
M.A.C Eye Shadow X15, Warm Neutral: A gorgeous palette for those of us who like to keep our eye shadow subtle, good for workwear too and suits our Indian skin tone. The colour payoff is typical M.A.C. A winner!
L’Oréal Color Riche Pure Reds Lipstick, Pure Garnet: These 7 stunning shades of red were released in partnership with the brand’s 7 beautiful ambassadors from all over the world. Pure Garnet, the shade represented by Sonam Kapoor, is a rich plum that will look just beautiful against Indian skin tones.
- Category: Fragrance: There were a lot of new releases this year and a few remade classics as well such as Miss Dior. Here are the winners – as a fan of woody, musk-basedandvanillaundertonescents, I’d probably pick Hypnotic Poison from Christian Dior as a favourite. The other winners –
Floral: Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet & My Burberry
Citrus: Chanel Chance Eau Fraîche
Gourmand/Fruity: Giorgio Armani Sì Intense
New Launch: Chloé Love Story & Valentino Uomo
Men’s Fragrance: Bvlgari Man In Black
What did you think of the Vogue Beauty Awards? Are there any products you think they left out? Leave your comments below!