March 10th, 2022
Celebrating the latest and greatest products in UK retail beauty, The Beauty Awards from Beauty Magazine is now in its 21st year. Open to trade and public alike to vote, it brings industry, consumers and celebs together for an annual celebration of the best in the beauty world. We bring you a selection of the categories. Click here to see the whole list.
Makeup Must Have
They’re Real! Magnet is a 36-hour lengthening mascara with a magnetic force that draws out lashes to extreme lengths, making them look 40% longer. The innovative Extender Brush with magnetically charged core pulls the Magnetic Mineral Enriched Formula up and out, for extreme length and powerful lift.
The INKEY List
With its super-strong setting power, HD Brows Brow Glue is not your average brow gel; the budge-proof formula locks brow hairs in place all day long. The clear gel is easy to apply and dries quickly to set brows in the desired position, whether users want full, fluffy lamination-style brows, or need to tame unruly hairs. Unlike other soap-style brow products it doesn’t need to be mixed with water, so users can simply brush and go.
Expertly blending trusted skincare ingredients and colour correcting pigments, this multi-tasking primer blurs imperfections by counteracting three common skincare concerns of redness, sallowness and dullness. At the same time, it works to help bring back the skin’s natural radiance.
Best Beauty on a Budget
This Lip Mask delivers effective results from the first application, increasing in performance the more often it is applied. The luxurious gel-like texture melts into lips, fully absorbing for an intense treatment with a budget price tag. With the addition of natural peptides to the Original Balm formula, which is enriched with papaya (pawpaw), aloe vera, castor oil and olive oil, it plumps and smooths fine lines to create smoother and more defined lips.
This breakthrough formula with hyaluronic acid visibly smoothes the lip surface and enhances the lip contour with high shine for hydrated, fuller-looking, plumped lips. Plus, its XL wand transforms lips in an easy, one swipe application. This hydrating lip gloss is available in a full range of modern shades including Pearl, Ice, Amber, Topaz, Crystal and more.
This moisturiser provides light hydration and protection for sensitive skin without breaking the bank. Colloidal oatmeal helps to soothe dry skin, eczema and psoriasis symptoms triggered by allergens in the environment and moisturises skin to protect against irritants. It can be used as a moisturiser by smoothing into the skin in the direction of hair growth, or as a body wash in the shower to leave the skin feeling soft and comfortable.
Cult Cosmetic Product
The Miracle Complexion Sponge now features an antimicrobial infusion to help keep skin healthy. The revolutionary latex-free foam technology fights off everyday growth bacteria from old make-up, dead skin cells and more. The rounded sides blend larger areas of the face, while the precision tip can be used to cover blemishes and imperfections, and the flat edge is ideal to contour around the eyes and nose, leaving a smooth, enhanced complexion.
Benefit’s award-winning Hoola bronzer is available in four ‘sunsational’ shades, all featuring the same soft, blendable formula and matte finish that made the original Hoola a cult favourite. The Hoola bronzer collection ranges from light to deep so users can sweep on a natural-looking bronze whatever their skin tone. Each comes complete with a built-in mirror and powder brush for a sunless, seamless application and a natural matte finish.
This vegan formula is buildable, blendable and breathable, and is perfect for contouring, highlighting and effortlessly covering and concealing blemishes and dark circles. The lightweight sweat-proof and transfer-proof liquid concealer glides easily onto the skin with a doe foot applicator. Over 398 Lasting Perfection Concealers are sold every hour.
Best Beauty Accessory
This 10-piece pink make-up brush set includes essentials for face, eyes and lips. The vegan, cruelty-free set contains flat top buffer, large domed powder, small-angled blush, buffing concealer, large fluffy shader, tall-tapered blender, small-angled blender, angled brow, lip liner and fine eyeliner brushes, all made from high quality synthetic hair.
This is the ultimate ‘one and done’ set to master pro-styled looks for face, cheeks, and eyes. The set contains Blush brush, Deluxe Crease brush, Setting Brush and Expert face brush, all with ultra-plush synthetic bristles that are cruelty-free and easy to clean. Finally, the Miracle Complexion Sponge blends foundation into a luminous, dewy finish.
The Glow and Go Light Up Mirror is perfect for any make-up or skincare user’s needs, whether at home or on the go. Features include dimmable lighting settings, a USB charging port and a handy pop-out stand. Focus can be intensified up to 10 times with the unique magnetic magnifying mirror, which seamlessly attaches to the surface without leaving a trace. A sturdy protective sleeve is included to keep the reflection spotless.
Hair Styling Hero
This brush gently detangles both natural hair and clip-in extensions while maintaining volume and smoothness thanks to its Duo-Bristle technology, which offers the perfect ratio and density of natural to soft nylon bristles. Made with vegan and cruelty-free bristles, a lightweight and ergonomic design, and a high-quality natural bamboo wood paddle, it reduces breakage and distributes natural oils to rid hair of tangles and boost volume and shine.
Designed by ghd stylists and engineering heat experts, ghd bodyguard allows users to create flawless styles without worrying about damage. With the two-fold action of protecting polymers and conditioning agents, the ghd heat protection system helps to prevent cuticles from lifting by improving the smoothness of the hair surface, ensuring sleek and smooth locks every time.
Bond Builder Split End Remedy instantly seals 98.6% of split ends and helps protect, repair and strengthen existing and broken bonds to help prevent new splits from forming. With results that last up to three washes, it forms a shield on the hair to help prevent future damage caused by UV, pollution and heated styling tools, with up to 220°C heat protection.
Electrical Styling Saviour
Offering portable, powerful styling with the guaranteed performance of a regular ghd tool, unplugged tops up hair styles anytime and anywhere. The cordless styler charges in just two hours from a car, laptop or plug socket to deliver up to 20 minutes of continuous use. The ceramic-coated plates glide through hair snag-free to deliver 65% more shine.
Offering salon volume in up to half the time versus separate drying and styling, this styling tool features Direct ION Technology and Thermaglide Ceramic Coating for even heat distribution and healthy-looking, shiny hair. Activated charcoal bristles refresh hair styles and revive second day hair, while the detachable design for on-the-go use enables endless creativity.
This wand is the ultimate styling tool. The conveniently interchangeable barrels create versatile curls, waves and ringlets, while nano-titanium plating ensures consistent static-free heat, producing thick, smooth curls with virtually no frizz. The wand features a 360° swivel cord and fast heat time and comes with a heat-proof mat and protective glove.
The Remington T-Series Hair and Beard Kit helps achieve a ‘fresh from the barbers’ look from the comfort of home. It delivers professional results thanks to the premium 38mm T-Blade, which cleanly cuts through all hair types. With a range of attachments for versatile styling, the kit includes a Precision Stubble Comb, a Full Foil Shaver and nine barber grade hair combs ranging from a grade 1 to grade 8, for professional cutting and high-performance trimming.
This male make-up and grooming range from pro artist Benny Hancock features cruelty-free products designed to enhance rather than conceal. The Moisturising Face Perfecter contains SPF 15 and anti-pollution properties to hydrate and repair skin, while the Beard Definer wash-off formula is perfectly pigmented for easy blending and application. The range also includes Corrective Pen, Brow Definer, Pressed Cream Bronzer, Lip Balm and Buffing Brush.
Hydra Energetic Wake-Up Shower Gel is the first Men Expert shower gel powered by taurine. Packed with vitamins, this ingredient provides an energetic and explosive sensation when applied on skin, giving a shot of energy to provide men with the perfect morning pick-me up. The multi-purpose formula is suitable for body, face and hair.
Best Beauty Brand
Olaplex is a professional hair care line founded on the principle of delivering patented, high-performance and proven results. Its patented and proprietary technology is an award-winning hair reparative system trusted by stylists worldwide. The brand’s ultimate goal is to make its consumers look as beautiful on the outside as they feel on the inside.
The INKEY List was born from a belief that better knowledge powers better decisions. The brand knows that the world of beauty, and particularly skincare, can be confusing. It also knows that people are curious and want to understand more about their skin so they can make the right decisions; not just now, but for its ever-changing needs. The range includes effective, ingredient driven cleansers, moisturisers and skin treatments for every skin type, so users can build their ideal routines.
Benefit Cosmetics believes that ‘laughter is the best cosmetic’. The brand has always pushed the envelope with its instant beauty solutions, creative storytelling and unique packaging. Among its most popular bestsellers are the POREfessional primer products, They’re Real mascaras and eyeliners and Hoola bronzers. They’re also big on brows – it’s the number one premium brow brand in the UK. The popular 24 Hour Brow Setter holds brow hairs in place with its flexible, flake-free formula.
Benefit also took home the Product of the Year trophy for They’re Real! Magnet Mascara.