It's time to reveal the final winners in our 2012 BellaSugar Australia Beauty Awards. Turning our attentions to all things body, find out which products — including body wash, self-tanner, firming body product and fragrances for ladies and gents — earned the high praise of our readers. From a shower gel designed (and used!) by a supermodel to some hot home-grown heroes, all are well worth a coveted spot in your bathroom. So what are you waiting for? Find out what they are!
We'd all like bombshell strands like Miranda Kerr and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley but when faced with approximately 3.7 million products in the haircare aisle, it can be tricky knowing what new shampoo, conditioner or styling product to try. Luckily you're one step closer to finding out as our readers have helped crown the best of the best when it comes to repairing, frizz-fighting, colouring, cleansing, styling and refreshing your strands. Care to find out the results?
Yesterday we revealed the winning skincare products in the 2012 BellaSugar Australia Beauty Awards and today we're turning our attentions to makeup. Step right this way for the big reveal. Find out which two products battled it out in the mascara category, which cult buy was a front-runner right from the start in the lip line-up and which brand was lucky enough to scoop not one, but two awards for its base products. Ready to see what needs adding to your kit?
The votes are in and we can finally reveal the products that scooped the accolades in our first ever BellaSugar Australia Beauty Awards! We'll be bringing you details on all of the winners this week so stay tuned. First up, let's see which new releases our readers voted for in the skincare category. If you're on the hunt for a new moisturiser, eye cream or serum, be sure to see what ones our readers rated before hitting the shops!
Voting for the 2012 BellaSugar Australia Beauty Awards is well underway and you have until midnight on Friday, July 13 to vote for your favourite new product releases that launched between June 2011 - May 2012. Here is your guide to all of the categories that you can vote in.
This is it: the final category in the 2012 BellaSugar Beauty Awards! Help us decide the Best New Hair Colour release by voting below. Pick from John Frieda Precision Foam Colour, a premium at-home hair colour that offers even coverage and true colour using foam technology, La Biosthetique Glam Colour Advanced in Crystal (07), a shine-enhancing deep conditioning product designed to freshen up platinum blonde hair, removing any brassy tones, Revlon Professional 100ml Nutri Color Crème Tubes which have an enriching formula that's great for maintaining hair health and colour between salon visits, Schwarzkopf LIVE Salon Permanent Mixing Colours, a 2-step at-home hair colour designed to give salon-like multi-tonal highlights and lowlights, KEVIN.MURPHY Color.Bug, a wipe-on, wipe-off hair powder designed to provide an instant, fun colour change for one night.
We're seeing fresh fragrances take on spicy scents in the battle to be crowned Best Men's Fragrance in the 2012 BellaSugar Beauty Awards. Who will take out the title? Well that's for you to decide! Pick from: Gucci Guilty Pour Homme, a sexy award-winning scent that opens with notes of Italian lemon, mandarin, crushed green leaves and a pop of pink pepper, Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb which was created by perfumer Olivier Polge as the male version of Flowerbomb, Guess Seductive Homme which certianly seduces the senses with its spicy top notes of cardamom, mandarin pulp and pink pepper, Armani Code Sport by Giorgio Armani, a fresh, masculine scent that hits the spot with its minty, citrus and woody blend, Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Sport, a sleek and sporty scent which features bergamot, grapefruit, nutmeg, vetiver roots and cedar or Yves Saint Laurent L'Homme Libre, an energetic blend of Calabrian bergamot, violet leaves, basil, star anis, nutmeg, pink pepper, patchouli, vetiver accords, resin and warm leather. Vote for your favourite to win now.
We don't want much from our eye products. Just a little de-puffing, fixing of dark circles, brightening, concealing and maybe helping us fake a few extra hours sleep. That's not too much to ask is it? Luckily it isn't with these crop of recent releases. The trouble is, which one is so good that it's going to be crowned Best Eye Product in the 2012 BellaSugar Australia Beauty Awards? Will it be Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Premiere Intense Moisture and Renewal Regeneration Eye Cream which helps to strengthen the delicate skin around the eye area as well as reducing the appearance of puffiness, dark circles and crows feet, Aveeno Positively Radiant Eye Illuminator which features vitamin B3 and light diffusion technology to help your eyes look fresh and, Simple Kind to Eyes Eye Make Up Corrector Pen, a precision-point eye makeup remover pen, Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye, a fragrance-free product that targets fine lines, under-eye circles and puffiness or Lancôme Rénergie Multiple Lift Volumetry Yeux Eye Duo which features a firming and de-puffing cream as well as an illuminating concealer?
In the Best Self-Tanner category we have five finalists fighting it out to be crowned the winner in our 2012 BellaSugar Beauty Awards. What will one will get your vote? Mecca Cosmetica Sun Idol Tinted Self Tanning Mousse, a lightweight, hydrating formula that develops in a few hours, Garnier Ambre Solaire Bronze Minute Tinted Moisturising Gel which dries in just 60 seconds to leave a buildable, natural-looking tan, St. Tropez Natural Vegetan Self Tan Lotion which features avocado butter and mango seed oil and is designed for sensitive skin, Ella Baché Great Tan Without Sun which has been re-formulated to feature next-to-no odour or Youngblood Mineral Illuminating Body Tint which is a mineral-based product that gives a glow to fair-medium skin?
In the past 12 months hybrid lip products have taken off. Whether it's a gloss that has the staying power of a stain or a lipstick that has the nourishing feel of a balm, will these new-gen formulations take out the Best Lip Product in the makeup category of our awards? We'll soon find out! Going head to head are: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture, a medium-full coverage product with colour that lasts all day, Maybelline SuperStay 14HR Lipstick which offers great colour pay-off with long-lasting hold, MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass which is the same great Lipglass formula in a clickable pen-style product, Estée Lauder’s Pure Color Sensuous Rouge Lipstick which has a creamy outer layer and an inner liquefied core for colour, moisture and shine, NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss, a nourishing, volumising gloss in a great range of colours and Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter which combines a balm-like texture with subtle colour.