NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – With new beauty products coming out everyday in a multi-billion dollar industry, how do you choose?
The answer lies in the best beauty products picked during an elite competition in Midtown Manhattan, reports CBS2’s Cindy Hsu.
The Cosmetic Executive Women Beauty Awards, or CEW, are considered to be the “Oscars” of the beauty industry.
There are 1,000 products competing in 46 different categories, everything from hair to make up to wellness. Beauty products are an $86 billion industry and growing.
CEW is a non-profit trade organization made up of more than 10,000 beauty professionals. The members vote for the awards, looking for the most innovative and creative beauty products at all prices.
“We go from masks, things that are $2.99 all the way up to prestige and luxury $300 dollars and up,” said Andrea Nagel of Cosmetic Executive Women.
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One of the latest trends is a mask for under your eyes. Face rollers are also big, such as one made of rose quartz and works on minimizing pores and puffiness.
Brow application for eyebrows, smudge-proof long wearing formulas are hot.
Shiseido has come up with a 12-hour eye liner that can also be used for eye shadow and brows if you use a dark color.
If you love face masks, but not the mess, Sephora has a face mask applicator so you can keep your hands clean and bacteria off your face.Butter London has come up with a glitter nail polish that you can peel off with no need for harsh polish removers.
For hair, you’ll find an unusual looking dryer from Dyson designed to protect the hair and not give out so much heat.
It also has eight different attachments including one that blow dries and curls at the same time.
Cosmetic Executive Women beauty awards in New York City. (Credit: CBSN New York)
Complete List Of 2019 Winners
BATH AND BODY
Bath and Body Prestige: Kopari Beauty Coconut Shower Oil
Bath and Body Mass: Weleda North America Skin Food Body Butter
Home Scent: Oribe, Côte d’Azur Incense
Beauty Tech Award: Perfect Corp., YouCam Makeup Platform
Hair Style/Hair Care: Drybar, Hot Toddy Heat Protectant Mist
Hair Tools: Dyson, Airwrap™ hair styler
Hair Shampoo/Hair Conditioner: Living Proof, Restore Dry Scalp Treatment
Hair Coloring Product: Madison Reed, Light Works Balayage Highlighting Kit
Indie Makeup: Beauty by POPSUGAR, Be Sweet Tinted Lip Balm SPF 15
Indie Brand: Beautycounter, Beautycounter
Indie Hair: Briogeo Hair Care, Be Gentle, Be Kind Kale + Apple Replenishing Superfood Conditioner
Indie Skincare: Summer Fridays, Jet Lag Mask
Face Product Prestige: bareMinerals, BAREPRO 16-Hour Full Coverage Concealer
Makeup Tools: IT Cosmetics, Heavenly Luxe Bye Bye Foundation Brush #22
Eye Product Mass: L’Oréal Paris, Unbelieva-Brow
Face Product Mass: L’Oréal Paris, True Match Super-Blendable Multi-Use Concealer
Lip Product Prestige: MAC Cosmetics, Powder Kiss Lipstick
Eye Product Prestige: Shiseido Americas, Kajal InkArtist
Men’s Grooming: method, sea + surf body wash
Nail Product: butter LONDON, Peel-Off Glitter Lacquer
Niche Fragrance: Atelier Cologne, Musc Imperial
Men’s Scent: Christian Dior Parfums, Sauvage Eau de Parfum
Women’s Scent Mass: Flower Beauty, Pretty Deadly Jasmin Venom
Men’s Scent: YSL Beauty, Y Eau de Parfum
Women’s Scent Prestige: YSL Beauty, Black Opium Eau de Parfum Intense
Skincare Tools: BeautyBioscience, Rose Quartz Roller
Lip Treatment: Charlotte Tilbury Beauty, Collagen Lip Bath
Skincare Tools: Clarisonic, Mia Smart
Eye Treatment: Drunk Elephant, C-Tango™ Multivitamin Eye Cream
Moisturitzer Prestige: Drunk Elephant, Protini™ Polypeptide Cream
Acne Treatment: First Aid Beauty, Skin Rescue Acne Clearing Pads with White Clay
Cleanser & Scrub: First Aid Beauty, Skin Rescue Acne Clearing Charcoal Cleanser with Probiotics
Anti-Aging Mass: NEUTROGENA®, Rapid Wrinkle Repair Retinol Oil
Moisturizer Mass: Olay, Regenerist Whip Fragrance Free
Sun Product: Supergoop!, Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40
Ingredients And Foundation: KOBO Products Inc., 4 in 1 Multi-Purpose Sunscreen Cream
Sustainability Excellence Award: LOLI BEAUTY INC., LOLI BEAUTY INC.
Beauty Wellness Supplements: HUM Nutrition Inc., Collagen POP
Aromatherapy: Naturopathica, Chill Aromatic Alchemy
QVC BEAUTY QUEST AWARD
QVC Beauty Quest Award: MINERAL AIR, Mineral Air
For more on the winner’s list, see the CEW website at CEW.org/awards-honors/beauty-awards/.