Beauty

56 Beauty Buys that'll replace your current go-to's

In our previous post, we told you everything about what goes on behind the scenes at Elle India’s Beauty Awards. And for its eleventh edition hosted at Sofitel, BKC Mumbai, the verdict came in after a special jury put over 1200 products entries to test along with editors & readers votes too. Interestingly, The Body Shop, Clarins followed by L’Oréal Paris & Moroccan oil were among the top 3 beauty brands

to win most awards. Overall, the winners included 7 experts who’ve contributed to the industry. Also, a healthy mix of 56 beauty products made the cut across 28 categories in the beauty space. Which makes such superheroes instant must-haves on everyone’s shopping lists. Also, they’re bound to suit every beauty junkie’s and beginners beauty goals & budgets too. So, if you can’t wait any longer to discover which product won what then, we’re just about to fill you in –

1# MAD ABOUT MAKE-UP  

 –  Lipsticks & Glosses

Popular choice: ColorBar Feel The Rain Matte Lipstick

Editors’ pick: Shiseido Rouge Rouge

Shiseido Rouge Rouge ; Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Shimmer Brick

 –  Blushes & Bronzers

Popular choice: Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Shimmer Brick

Editors’ pick: Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Color Stick

 –  Eyeshadows & Liners

Popular choice: Chambor Extreme Eyes Long Wear Kohl Eye Pencil

Editors’ pick: Lancôme Grandiose Liner

Chambor Extreme Eyes Long Wear Kohl Eye Pencil ; Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup

  – Foundations

Popular choice: M.A.C Next To Nothing Face Colour

Editors’ pick: Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup

– Nail Colour & Care

Popular choice: Nykaa Nude Matte Nail Enamel

Editors’ pick: O.P.I Nail Lacquer

Nykaa Nude Matte Nail Enamel ; O.P.I Nail Lacquer

 – Mascaras

Popular choice: L’Oréal Paris Volume Million Lashes Extra-Black Mascara

Editors’ pick: Dior Diorshow Maximizer 3D Triple Volume Plumping Lash Primer

– Concealers

Popular choice: Bobbi Brown Retouching Face Pencil

Editors’ pick: M.A.C Studio Conceal And Correct Duo

 

2# SKIN SAVIORS

– Brightening Day & Night Creams

Popular choice: Forest Essentials Kumkumadi Teenage Night Cream

Editors’ choice: Clarins White Plus Pure Translucency Brightening Revive Gel

Clinique Pep-Start HydroRush Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 ; Clarins White Plus Pure Translucency Brightening Revive Gel

– Moisturisers

Popular choice: Clinique Pep-Start HydroRush Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20

Editors’ pick: Decléor Hydra Floral 24hr Hydrating Light Cream

– Face Masks

Popular choice: The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask

Editors’ pick: Clarins Extra-Firming Mask

Clarins Extra-Firming Mask ; Kama Ayurveda Kumkumadi Miraculous Beauty Fluid Ayurvedic Night Serum

– Anti-ageing Serums

Popular choice: Kama Ayurveda Kumkumadi Miraculous Beauty Fluid Ayurvedic Night Serum

Editors’ pick: L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser Renew Serum

– Anti-ageing Day & Night Creams

Popular choice: The Body Shop Oils Of Life Intensely Revitalising Gel Cream

Editors’ pick: Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream

– Serums & Face Oils

Popular choice: Kama Ayurveda Jwalini Retexturising Skin Treatment Oil

Editors’ pick: Clarins Boosters

Kama Ayurveda Jwalini Retexturising Skin Treatment Oil ; Clarins Boosters

– BB, CC Creams & Tinted Moisturisers

Popular choice: Lakmé 9 to 5 CC Color Transform Cream

Editors’ pick: Estée Lauder Crescent White Awakening BB Creme SPF 50 And Brightening Balm

Estée Lauder Crescent White Awakening BB Creme SPF 50 And Brightening Balm ; Lakmé 9 to 5 CC Color Transform Cream

– Suncare (SPF)

Popular choice: The Body Shop Skin Defence Multi-Protection Essence SPF 50

Editors’ pick: Avène Day Protector UV EX SPF 30

– Cleansers

Popular choice: Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Cleansing Oil

Editors’ pick: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil

 

Under-eye Care

Popular choice: L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 Eye Cream

Editors’ pick: Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift

– Exfoliators

Popular choice: Amway Artistry Essentials Polishing Scrub, Rs 1,400

Editors’ pick: Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant, Rs 4,995

Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant ; Moroccanoil Dry Body Oil

 

3# BODYGUARDS 

– Scrubs, Lotions, Creams & Butters

Popular choice: The Body Shop British Rose Body Butter

Editors’ pick: Moroccanoil Dry Body Oil

–  Hands & Feet Lotion

Popular choice: Amway G&H Lotion

Editors’ pick: The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector

 

4# HAIR HEAVEN

– Shampoos

Popular choice: Wella Professionals Oil Reflections Luminous Reveal Shampoo

Editors’ pick: Kérastase Discipline Bain Fluidealiste

Kérastase Discipline Bain Fluidealiste ; Wella Professionals Oil Reflections Luminous Reveal Shampoo

– Conditioners

Popular choice: L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Masque

Editors’ pick: Kérastase Spécifique Masque Hydra-Apaisant

Kérastase Spécifique Masque Hydra-Apaisan ; Moroccanoil Smoothing Lotion

– Hairstyling

Popular choice: Schwarzkopf Osis+ Grip Extreme Hold Mousse

Editors’ pick: Moroccanoil Smoothing Lotion

– Serums & Leave-ins

Popular choice: L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Rich Oil

Editors’ pick: Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo Dark Tones

Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo Dark Tones

5# FRAGRANCE FIX 

– Day Fragrances

Popular choice: Chanel No. 5 L’Eau

Editors’ pick: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Acqua

– Night Fragrances

Popular choice: Carolina Herrera Good Girl

Carolina Herrera Good Girl ; Jo Malone London Oud & Bergamot Cologne

Editors’ pick: Jo Malone London Oud & Bergamot Cologne

6# ALL ABOUT MEN 

 

– Grooming

Popular choice: Garnier Men Oil Clear Matcha D-Tox Gel Face Wash

Editors’ pick: Clarins Men Super Moisture Gel

Clarins Men Super Moisture Gel

– Men’s Fragrances

Popular choice: Davidoff Horizon Extreme

Editors’ pick: Bulgari Aqva Pour Homme Atlantiqve

People category award winners are –

–  Make-up Artist Icon: Mickey contractor

– Make-up Expert Rising Star: Sonam Chandna

– Fitness Expert: Namrata Purohit

– Skin Expert: Dr. Kiran Lohia

– Best Salon: Rosanno Ferretti

– Best Spa of the Year: Jiva spa

– ELLE Active Star: Malaika Arora Khan

– Written by Amaira Chhabria