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!
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!
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.
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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?
popsugar poll2012 BellaSugar Australia Beauty Awards: Vote For the Best Self-Tanner
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.
popsugar poll2012 BellaSugar Australia Beauty Awards: Vote For the Best Lip Product
Narrowing down the best new styling products was no mean feat. Especially when you consider the range of concerns — from frizziness to lack of volume to dry, damaged hair — that the products target and address. Still, we managed it in the end. Now you have the hard job of crowning the winner! Will it be Heidi's Instant Volume Powder by Schwarzkopf Extra Care, a powder-based root lifter that adds volume for up to 24 hours, Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier which essentially works like a makeup primer, ensuring other styling products give optimum results, Bumble and Bumble Concen-Straight Smoothing Treatment, an at-home smoothing treatment that helps make dry, coarse and unruly hair more manageable, TRESemmé TRES Two Hairspray, a Fashion Week staple thanks to its water-free formula that ensures there's no sticky residue, just firm, touchable hold, Redken All Soft Argan-6 Oil which is enriched with omega 6 and argan oil to deeply nourish and condition damaged hair, MoroccanOil Frizz Control Spray a year-round frizz and static controller or Dove Nourishing Oil Care Nutri-Oil Serum which uses coconut and sweet almond oil to make unmanageable hair soft and silky. Vote now!
popsugar poll2012 BellaSugar Australia Beauty Awards: Vote For the Best Styling Product
Foundation is one of our hardest-working cosmetics as we expect so much from it. It's not enough to simply even out skin tone and cover any flaws or blemishes, we now expect it to have all the benefits of our skincare with SPF to boot! These foundations and tinted moisturisers certainly tick all of the boxes, but which one shall be crowned best of the best? Have your voice heard by voting between Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus All-Smooth Makeup SPF 15 which helps to prevent and repair against UV damage as well as imparting a fresh and dewy finish, cK One Color 3-in-1 Face Makeup SPF 8, this weightless formula acts as a serum, primer and foundation giving a natural-looking finish, Napoleon Perdis Off Duty Tinted Moisturizer, a hydrating subtle hint of colour that's great for daytime, Giorgio Armani Designer Lift Smoothing Firming Foundation which claims to restore 10 years worth of luminosity and offer 12 hours worth of lifting action, Estée Lauder Invisible Fluid Makeup which provides natural-looking coverage that's light and breathable, Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Mousse Makeup which, with its whipped texture, blends easily and feels light on the skin and Max Factor Ageless Elixir 2-in-1 Foundation and Serum which uses soft-focus technology to diffuse light and minimise fine lines.
popsugar poll2012 BellaSugar Australia Beauty Awards: Vote For the Best Foundation
Between them, these body products promise to firm, tone and smooth, setting us on the pathway to perfect pins and much, much more. But which one will win earn your coveted vote and take out the Best Firming Body Product Award? Will it be Sisley Sisleya Anti-Aging Concentrate Firming Body Care, a premium product that combines the comfort of a cream with the effectiveness of a tightening agent and anti-ageing benefits of a serum, Clarins Extra Firming Body Lotion which uses lemon thyme extract, centella and bocoa extracts to improve the appearance of slackened skin, Elixia BodyShaper Cellulite Contour Crème which got a formula update in February making it more lightweight and fast-absorbing, Priori CoffeeBerry Body Shaping Complex, a 99 percent natural body treatment that targets tone as well as firmness or Soap & Glory Sit Tight, the lazy girl's guide to firming where the heat generated by sitting down puts the product to work!
popsugar poll2012 BellaSugar Australia Beauty Awards: Vote For the Best Firming Body Product
In the market for a new moisturiser? Wait and see what our readers say about these recent releases! Which one of the following seven products will be voted Best Moisturiser in the 2012 BellaSugar Australia Beauty Awards? Well that's up to you! Vote for Clinique Turnaround Overnight Radiance Moisturiser which optimises new cells, making your complexion better and brighter, NIVEA Anti-Wrinkle Q10PLUS Day Cream, a new, improved formula of the cult classic that helps the skin renewal process, Elizabeth Arden Prevage Hydrating Fluid, a lightweight daily moisturiser that helps to protect against environmental aggressors, Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Eventone Perfecting Cream which aims to reduce any skin discolourations and dark spots, Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex which has a penta-peptide and light optics formulation to offer hydration and reduced wrinkles, La Prairie Cellular Power Charge Night, a luxurious offering that retexturises, recharges and revitalises, leaving you with younger looking skin or Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector, a 5-in-1 BB Cream that offers UV protection, long-lasting hydration, complexion correcting and more.
popsugar poll2012 BellaSugar Australia Beauty Awards: Vote For the Best Moisturiser