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Best of Beauty: CEW Beauty Insider Awards 2017

* Annual CEW Beauty Insider Awards 2017
* Becca Cosmetics x Jaclyn Hill wins best collaboration
* Indie brands Charlotte Tilbury & Milk Makeup took home awards

At the Cosmetic Executive Women Organization held their annual Beauty Insider Awards ceremony at a luncheon last week in Midtown NYC. Over 1,000 various companies, beauty influencers, industry professionals and CEW members came out to the honor the best in beauty for 2017. While a number of well-established beauty and skincare brands were took home trophies, many young brands were awarded for their innovation and performance.

The awarded products were narrowed down from a pool of over 900 products and tested by the beauty experts on the council. Selections from both affordable, drugstore brands as well as luxury were considered for the CEW Beauty Insider Awards. While high-end brands took the lead in wins, indie brands were also present in this year’s awards including high-end cult favorites Charlotte Tilbury and Milk Makeup. “You know, we a saw a lot of smaller companies win this year, but it was also the smaller companies within the bigger companies, like Glamglow [owned by Estée Lauder],” president of CEW Carlotta Jacobson told WWD.

BECCA Cosmetics won best collaboration for their Champagne collection designed with beauty YouTube guru, Jaclyn Hill, while Fresh took home two trophies for their popular Sugar Cream Lip Treatments and Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-boosting Face Mask. Well-known brands including Olay and Shiseido were also winners at the CEW event, awarded for their high-performing products ranging from moisturizer to sunscreen.

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The rest of this years CEW Beauty Insider winners:

  • Blemish Busters 
    Clinique Solutions Acne + Line Correcting Serum
  • Turn Back Time (Prestige)
    Glamglow Gravitymud Firming Treatment
  • Does a Body Good (Mass)
    Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Yogurt Vanilla and Oat
  • Does a Body Good (Prestige)
    Origins Post Workout Paradise Warm Down Warming Lava Scrub
  • (H)appy Beauty
  • Keep It Clean
    Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-boosting Face Mask
  • All Eyes On Me (Mass)
    Sonia Kashuk Instant Smoke Stick
  • All Eyes On Me (Prestige)
    Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics
  • Eye On The Prize
    IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream
  • #NoFilter (Mass)
    L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation
  • #NoFilter (Prestige)
    NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint
  • Dying For Color 
    TEMPTU Airbrush 24-hour Root Touch-up & Hair Color
  • The Mane Attraction
    Drybar Detox Dry Condition
  • Hair-spiration
    Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast
  • Dyson
    Supersonic Hair Dyer
  • Iconic Consumers’ Choice Beauty Award (Mass)
    Olay Total Effects Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 15 Fragrance Free
  • Iconic Consumers’ Choice Beauty Award (Prestige)
    Clinique Clarifying Lotion
  • New Game In Town (Beauty)
    Charlotte Tilbury Beauty
  • New Game In Town (Fragrance)
    Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Scent of a Dream
  • New Game In Town (Makeup)
    Milk Makeup Holographic Stick
  • New Game In Town (Skincare)
    Farmacy Beauty Honey Potion
  • Seal It With A Kiss (Mass)
    NYX Professional makeup Lip Lingerie
  • Seal It With A Kiss (Prestige)
    NARS Velvet Lip Glide
  • Lip Service
    Fresh Sugar Cream Lip Treatments
  • Tools of the Trade
    IT Cosmetics Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin-perfecting Brush #702
  • Man Made
    Clinique for Men 2-in-1 Skin Hydrator + Beard Conditioner
  • Male Attraction
    Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme Ultime
  • S.O.S. – Save Our Skin (Mass)
    Laneige Water Bank Soothing Gel Mask
  • S.O.S. – Save Our Skin (Prestige)
    Glamglow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisurizer
  • Most Buzzed About Beauty Collaboration Award
    BECCA Cosmetics Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection
  • Nailed It
    Essie Gel Couture in Fairy Tailor
  • Device Advice
    Clarisonic Mia FIT
  • Bring On The Sun
    Shisedo Cosmetics America Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ for Sensitive Skin and Children
  • Sustainability Excellence Award
  • It Makes Scents (Mass)
    Vera Wang Embrace Marigold & Gardenia
  • It Makes Scents (Prestige)
    Dior Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming