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2009 Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards

Behind The Scenes at the 2009 Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards

On Tuesday morning, at the Kensington Roof Gardens in London, Cosmopolitan UK threw the 7th annual beauty awards bash of the year! Besides the flowing array of nibbles, coffee and tea, 82 products (and their trophy's) were showcased around the room for editors, PR's and guests to admire and test. Justine Southall (pictured on the far right), Cosmo's Publishing Director spoke about the state of affairs at the magazine whilst Ingborg Van Lotringen, Cosmo's Beauty Director presented the two newest awards for Breakthrough Product to Clairol Perfect 10 and the Classic Award to The Body Shop Body Butters.

This year’s panel of judges included Alesha Dixon, Rachel Stevens, facialist Anastasia Achilleos, makeup artists Caroline Barnes and Lee Pycroft, hairstylist Errol Douglas, Cosmo Editor Louise Court and Cosmo Beauty Director (pictured in the grey dress) and Ingeborg van Lotringen (kneeling). There were a total of 13 categories ranging from hair styling and treatments, to skincare, makeup and suncare and, 16 products were granted the 'Readers' Kiss Of Approval' award by those who voted via the magazine or online.






To check out the exciting full list of winners, read more.

  • Cosmo Beauty Classic Award:The Body Shop Body Butters
  • Cosmo Beauty Breakthrough Award: Clairol Perfect 10


  • Best Colour-Rich Lipstick: YSL Rouge Volupté Lipstick
  • Best Sheer Lipstick: Chanel Aqualumière Sheer Colour Lipshine SPF15
  • Best Lip Gloss: Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect
  • Best Lip Balm: Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1
  • Readers’ Kiss of Approval Ultimate Lipstick: MAC Lipstick


  • Best Mascara: Estée Lauder Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara
  • Best Eyeshadow: Rimmel London Colour Mousse Eyeshadow
  • Best Eyeliner: Clinique Cream Shaper For Eyes
  • Best Eye-Colour Palette: Givenchy Prisme Again! Eyeshadow Quartet
  • Readers’ Kiss of Approval Ultimate Mascara: Maybelline New York Great Lash


  • Best Cleanser: Kate Somerville Gentle Daily Wash
  • Best Facial Refresher:Dermalogica Antioxidant Hydramist
  • Best Eye Makeup-Remover: Simple Kind to Eyes Eye Make-Up Remover
  • Best Facial Scrub: Olay Regenerist Daily Thermal Skin Polisher
  • Readers’ Kiss of Approval Ultimate Cleansing Wipes: Simple Skincare


  • Best Foundation: Chanel Mat Lumière Long Lasting Makeup SPF15
  • Best Blemish Concealer: Bobbi Brown Face Touch-Up Stick
  • Best Tinted Moisturiser: Olay Complete Care Touch of Foundation
  • Best Face Powder: MAC Blot Pressed Powder
  • Best Cream/Liquid/Gel Blush: Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush
  • Best Powder Blush: MAC Mineralize Blush
  • Best Bronzer: Guerlain Terracotta Moisturising Bronzing Powder
  • Best Under-Eye Brightener: La Prairie
  • Readers’ Kiss of Approval Ultimate Blusher: Bourjois Little Round Pot Blusher
  • Readers’ Kiss of Approval Ultimate Foundation: Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse


  • Best Everyday Moisturiser: Chanel Hydramax + Active Moisture Cream
  • Best ‘Green’ Skincare: REN Rose Synergy 012 Restoring Facial Serum
  • Best Face Mask: Chanel Sublimage Hydrating Masque
  • Best Blemish Buster: La Roche-Posay Effaclar K
  • Readers’ Kiss of Approval Ultimate Moisturiser: Nivea Visage Anti-Wrinkle Q10 Plus Day Cream SPF15
  • Best Anti-Ageing Moisturiser: Dior Capture R60/80 XP Ultimate Wrinkle Restoring Crème
  • Best Age-Defying Serum: Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Protective Recovery Complex
  • Best Line-Fading Eye Cream: Givenchy Radically No Surgetics Day & Night Eye Treatment
  • Best Age-Busting Night Cream: Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Night Cream
  • Readers’ Kiss of Approval Ultimate Anti-Ageing Product: No7 Protect and Perfect Beauty Serum
  • Best Body Cleanser: Good Works Good Karma Shower Gel
  • Best Body Scrub: Jo Malone Vitamin E Body Treatment Scrub
  • Best Bath Bubbles or Milk: Philosophy Field of Flowers
  • Best Bath and Body Oil: Aromatherapy Associates Revive Morning Bath & Shower Oil
  • Best Hair Removal Product: Gillette Venus Breeze
  • Best Body Moisturiser: Lancôme Nutrix Royal Body Butter
  • Best Deodorant: Dove Hair Minimising Anti-Perspirant Deodorant
  • Best Body-Firming Potion: Elizabeth Arden Prevage Body Total Transforming Anti-Aging Moisturizer
  • Readers’ Kiss of Approval Ultimate Body Lotion: Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Lotion
  • Readers’ Kiss of Approval Ultimate Hair-Removal Product: Gillette Venus


  • Best Hairspray: L’Oreal Paris Elnett
  • Best Volumiser: Shockwaves Styling Plus Gloss & Body Mousse
  • Best Frizz Controller: John Frieda Weather Works Style Sealant Crème
  • Best Home Colourant: Clairol Perfect 10
  • Best Shampoo: Charles Worthington Time Defy Moisture Renew Shampoo
  • Best Conditioner: Paul Labrecque Daily Condition Moisture Mud Instant Repair
  • Best Leave-In Treatment: TRESemmé Curl Hydration Leave-In Cream
  • Best Hair Mask: Kérastase Masque Chroma Riche
  • Readers’ Kiss of Approval Ultimate Hair Colourant: L’Oreal Paris Excell 10’
  • Readers’ Kiss of Approval Ultimate Shampoo & Conditioner: Herbal Essences Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Best Hairbrush: Goody Gel Handled Brushes
  • Best Make-Up Brushes: Daniel Sandler
  • Best Heat Styler: GHD IV Styler
  • Best Beauty Gadget: Neutrogena Wave
  • Readers’ Kiss of Approval Ultimate Hairstyling Gadget:GHD IV Styler


  • Best Facial Sun Protection: La Roche-Posay Anthelios Extreme Fluid SPF50
  • Best All-Over Sun Protection: Lancaster Suncare Tanning Lotion SPF15
  • Best Anti-Ageing Sun Protection: Clarins Sun Wrinkle Control Cream High Protection
  • Best After Sun: Lancaster Tan Maximiser Soothing Moisturizer
  • Readers’ Kiss of Approval Ultimate Suntan Lotion: Nivea Sun Moisturising Sun Lotion SPF15

Self Tanning and Bronzing

  • Best Facial Self-Tan: Garnier Ambre Solaire No Streaks Bronzer Dry Face Mist
  • Best Body Self-Tan: St Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse
  • Best Gradual Self-Tan: Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Natural Bronze Body Lotion
  • Best Wash-Off Body Tanner: Guerlain Terracotta Teint Doré Bronzing Spray for Body
  • Readers’ Kiss of Approval Ultimate Self Tanner:St Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Spray


  • Best Hair Texturiser: Fudge Matte Hed
  • Best Face Cream: Biotherm Homme Force Supreme Neutralizer
  • Best Shaving Lotion: Clinique Skin Supplies for Men M Shave Aloe Gel
  • Best Eye Cream: Lab Series Instant Moisture Eye Gel
  • Readers’ Kiss of Approval Ultimate Aftershave: Boss Aftershave Lotion

Hands and Feet

  • Best Nail polish: Revlon Nail Enamel
  • Best Hand Cream: Jurlique Citrus Hand Cream
  • Best Foot Treat: Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Cracked Heel Foot Cream
  • Best Nail Rescuer:Sally Hansen Miracle Cure
  • Readers’ Kiss of Approval Ultimate Nail Polish: OPI Nail Lacquer

Photos Courtesy of Jessica Long

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