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had a super day recently, attending the Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards at
Quaglino's in London. Combined with the Cosmo Girl Kiss of Approval
Beauty Awards - it was a red carpet event where the stars of the show
came in shapely bottles, voluptuous jars and shiny packaging. The Editorial
and Readers' choice products were judged and the winners announced to
the waiting audience.
The Beauty Awards are endorsed by celebrity judges and also judged by
industry experts. Over 115 products across 20 different categories.
the celebrity feedback:
Sugarbabes: "We think we've lived
every girl's dream by testing all these gorgeous products! We've certainly
had a lot of fun and we can't wait to tell everyone about the brilliant
new beauty gems we've discovered."
Rachel Stevens: "It's been wonderful
spoiling myself with all these great products. I feel totally refreshed;
my skin is glowing like never before. Armed with my new beauty knowledge,
I now know exactly what to shop for."
Redknapp: "It's been a real privilege to judge these Awards
- I've never felt so pampered in all my life! I've tried products I
wouldn't normally have chosen and proved that you don't have to spend
a fortune to look great."
Pictures from top: The Sugarbabes, Rachel Stevens, Louise Redknapp,
Justine Southall, publishing director of Cosmopolitan giving the opening
Article by Heather Bell
and industry judges had this to say:
Louise Court, Editor, Cosmopolitan:
“For the last month, I have been pouting, sniffing, primping, smoothing
and protecting my skin and hair with this year’s short-listed products.
I couldn’t wait to reveal the winners!”
Celia Duncan, Editor, Cosmo Girl!:
“I’ve been looking forward to this all year and have loved the judging
process. It’s brilliant to see that teens are seriously being catered
for, with more and more products created with their specific needs in
Ingeborg Van Lotringen, Beauty Director,
Cosmopolitan: “Judging the Awards has been a huge but satisfying task.
The quality of this year’s short-listed products was outstanding and
I’m thrilled to present our readers with the very best of the best.”
Daniel Sandler, Makeup Artist: “I’ve
really enjoyed being a Cosmo Beauty Awards judge – trying out all these
wonderful products on myself and a fair few friends. In fact, I’ve totally
rejuvenated my make-up kit with all my new and exciting favourites.”
Beverley C, Hairstylist: “I absolutely
loved judging the Cosmo Beauty Awards. Hours and hours of testing have
given me a great insight into every product and brand, and the emotion
and passion behind each one – it’s really fascinating.”
Vaishaly, Facialist: “I was flattered
to be asked to judge these Awards and, as a total beauty junkie, it
was a great opportunity to put my knowledge to the test! I’m always
happy to help when it comes to making women look and feel good.”
More photos from the event….
200 of the beauty industry's most senior executives attended the event.
All the results from the Beauty Awards will be included in the October
issue of Cosmopolitan.