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Vogue India celebrates the best in beauty at Vogue Beauty Awards 2012

Cover star of August issue Kajol is awarded ‘Timeless Beauty’

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | August 3, 2012

Alex Kuruvilla and Namita Kuruvilla at the Vogue Beauty Awards

Vogue India celebrated the best in beauty at the third edition of the Vogue Beauty Awards. The glittering awards ceremony honoured the best beauty products, services and professionals across categories ranging from skin care, anti-ageing, make-up, fragrances, hair care and hair styling.

Attendees included celebrities, socialites and heads of eminent beauty brands in the country. Hosted by Vogue India Editor Priya Tanna and Vogue India Beauty Editor Parizaad Khan, the event began with personalities from the beauty and glamour industry walking the red carpet followed by cocktails and the awards ceremony.  There are a total of 55 awards this year, including 42 awards related to products and services and 13 honouring the best beauty related talent.

Cover star of the Vogue August issue, Kajol received the ‘Timeless Beauty’ award, whilst ‘Most Beautiful Man’ was awarded to Farhan Akhtar and ‘Beauty of the Year’ was bagged by Deepika Padukone. Other winners included Ileana D’Cruz for ‘Fresh face’ and Diana Penty for ‘Debutant’.

Anil Chinnappa won Best Make-up Artist, Suresh Natarajan won Best Photographer and Angela Jonsson won Best Model. Whilst Best Hair Stylist was awarded to Savio Jon Pereira, Best Hair Colourist went to Rod Anker. The Best Skin Expert award was won by Harshna Bijlani, Best Fitness Expert by Zareen Watson and Best Nutritionist by Pooja Makhija.

Over 1100 products were rigorously scrutinized and personally tested by an expert panel of judges comprising industry experts such as Mickey Contractor, Dr. Malavika Kohli, Kanta Motwani, beauty mavens Nargis Fakhri, Sonali Bendre, Simar Duggal, Namrata Barua Shroff, Nisha Jhaveri and Vogue editors Priya Tanna and Parizaad Khan.

Entries were invited from all beauty brands retailing in India which were judged by the panelists through a thorough and detailed process held between March-April at the Taj Land’s End.

Speaking on the occasion, Priya Tanna, Editor Vogue India said, “Vogue Beauty Awards demonstrates our growing commitment towards beauty, which is integral to the magazine’s DNA as is fashion. Vogue Beauty Awards has grown from strength to strength in the past few years and has achieved distinction of becoming one of the most prestigious Beauty Awards in the industry. The overwhelming response we received last year from our readers, industry professionals and experts has encouraged us to widen the scope and reach of the awards, making it bigger and better than before.”

On being presented Timeless Beauty Kajol said, “Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder and is eternal. You are beautiful because you believe you are. I would like to thank Vogue for giving me the Timeless  Beauty Award. I also want to thank all those people who made me feel beautiful from inside, my family, friends and all those amazing fans.”

Deepika Padukone on being presented ‘Beauty of the Year’ said, “My idea of beauty is embracing my strengths as well as my flaws, being confident and hardworking. It’s a great feeling to receive such a prestigious award from Vogue India.”

Vogue Beauty Awards was well attended by Mumbai’s glitterati, with Bollywood stars like Kajol, Deepika Padukone, Diana Penty, Sonali Bendre, Ileana D’cruz, Farhan Akhtar, Zoa Morani, Zarine Khan, Dia Mirza, Shahana Goswami, Monica Dogra and Poorna Jagannathan walking the Red Carpet. Also seen at the event were models Fleur Xavier, Dipannita Sharma, Nina Manuel and Hasleen Kaur. The city’s crème-de-la crème like Atul Kasbekar, Rohan Vazirall , Satyaki Ghosh, Hemant Bakshi, Hemansu Kotecha, Ajay Pahwa were also seen at the event along with the presence of the esteemed panel of judges.

The list of the award categories and winners of the Vogue Beauty Awards 2012 is as follows:

SKINCARE

  • BEST MOISTURISER: DAY – Chanel Hydra Beauty Gel Crème + Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
  • BEST MOISTURISER: NIGHT – Estée Lauder Time Zone Night Anti-Line/Wrinkle Creme
  • BEST SERUM – Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex
  • BEST EYE CREAM – Dermalogica AGE Smart Multivitamin Power Firm
  • BEST CELLULITE CREAM – Shiseido Body Creator Aromatic Sculpting Concentrate
  • BEST SKIN TONE CORRECTOR – Lancôme Visionnaire
  • BEST RANGE FOR SENSITIVE SKIN – La Roche-Posay Toleriane
  • BEST CLEANSER – L’Oréal Paris Hydrafresh Instant Freshness Foaming Gel

ANTI-AGEING

  • BEST MOISTURISER: DAY – Olay Regenerist Regenerating Cream SPF 15
  • BEST MOISTURISER: NIGHT – Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer Night + L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Night
  • BEST SUNSCREEN – La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Extreme Fluid SPF 50+
  • BEST SERUM – Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate
  • BEST EYE CREAM – Clarins Advanced Extra-Firming Eye Contour Serum

MAKE-UP

  • BEST FOUNDATION – Chanel Perfection Lumière Long-Wear Flawless Fluid Makeup SPF 10, 50 Beige + M.A.C Matchmaster Foundation SPF 15, 5.0
  • BEST CONCEALER – Make Up For Ever HD Concealer, 355
  • BEST BLUSH – Estée Lauder Signature Satin Creme Blush, 04 Berry Light
  • BEST EYE SHADOW – Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow, 85 Mirifique
  • BEST EYE LINER – L’Oréal Paris Waterproof Gel Eyeliner, Black
  • BEST KOHL PENCIL – Lakmé Nine to Five Kohl Ultimate
  • BEST MASCARA – Dior Diorshow Black Out Waterproof Mascara, 099
  • BEST LIPSTICK – Inglot Lipstick, 103
  • BEST LIP GLOSS – Guerlain KissKiss Essence de Gloss, 460
  • BEST NAIL POLISH – Butter London Nail Lacquer – Vernis, Snog
  • BEST MAKE-UP REMOVER – Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover
  • BEST BRONZER – M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, Dark

FRAGRANCE

  • BEST FRAGRANCE: DAY – Miss Dior Eau Fraîche
  • BEST FRAGRANCE: NIGHT – Chanel Coco Mademoiselle + Narciso Rodriguez for Her
  • BEST CLASSIC FRAGRANCE – Bulgari Rose Essentielle
  • BEST NEW LAUNCH – Valentino Valentina
  • BEST FRAGRANCE: MEN – Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Pour Homme Sport

BEST OF HAIR CARE

  • BEST SHAMPOO: NORMAL HAIR – Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Moisture Kick Shampoo
  • BEST CONDITIONER:NORMAL HAIR – Philip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Conditioner
  • BEST SHAMPOO: COLOURED OR DAMAGED HAIR – Kérastase Reflection Bain Chroma Riche  Shampoo
  • BEST CONDITIONER: COLOURED OR DAMAGED HAIR – Kérastase Reflection Masque Chroma Riche
  • BEST HAIR MASK/DEEP CONDITIONER – The Body Shop Rainforest Radiance Hair Butter

BEST OF HAIRSTYLING

  • BEST VOLUMISING PRODUCT – TIGI Catwalk Your Highness Root Boost Spray
  • BEST TEXTURISING PRODUCT – Sebastian Professional Texturizer
  • BEST DE-FRIZZER – Moroccanoil Treatment
  • BEST DEFINIER FOR CURLY HAIR – Kérastase Nutritive Oléo-Curl Curl Definition Cream
  • BEST HAIR SPRAY – L’Oréal Professionnel Elnett Satin Hair Spray
  • BEST HAIR COLOUR FOR HOME – L’Oréal Paris Casting Crème Gloss, 323 Dark Chocolate
  • BEST COLOUR FOR SALON – L’Oréal Professionnel INOA, 5.35 Light Golden Mahogany Brown

BEST OF BEAUTY

  • MAKE-UP ARTIST – Anil Chinnappa
  • PHOTOGRAPHER – Suresh Natarajan
  • MODEL –  Angela Jonsson
  • HAIRSTYLIST – Savio Jon Pereira
  • HAIR COLOURIST –  Rod Anker
  • SKIN EXPERT –  Harshna Bijlani
  • FITNESS EXPERT –  Zarine Watson
  • NUTRITIONIST –  Pooja Makhija

BEST OF BOLLYWOOD

  • FRESH FACE – Ileana D’Cruz
  • DEBUTANT – Diana Penty
  • BEAUTY OF THE YEAR –  Deepika Padukone
  • MOST BEAUTIFUL MAN – Farhan Akhtar
  • TIMELESS BEAUTY –  Kajol

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