Beauty News

2009 Readers choice beauty awards

We’ve had a huge response to this year’s New Zealand Woman’s Weekly Beauty Awards. Now all the votes have been counted and we can announce the winners. These are the products you can’t live without – the ones you say really deliver on their promises and help you look and feel your very best. Congratulations to our winners and a big thanks to everyone who took the time to vote.

Best facial cleanser: Nivea Visage Gentle Cleansing Cream Wash $11.55

This wash is formulated to gently cleanse dry or sensitive skin and remove makeup without stripping away natural oils.

Best day cream or moisturiser: olay Regenerist $32.99

olay Regenerist protects skin from damaging UV rays while moisturising and regenerating with an active combination of anti-ageing peptides.

Best eye cream:

It was a tie between two great products –

Nivea Visage Expert Lift Eye Care $32.95

This product is designed to firm and hydrate the delicate skin around the eyes.

L’oreal Paris Derma Genesis Eye Contour Cream $39.99

The L’oreal product stimulates cellular renewal for younger-looking skin.

Best anti-ageing product for the face: olay Total Effects ooisturiser $32.99

This has seven anti-ageing therapies in one formula for younger-looking, more resilient skin.

Best self tan: Johnson’s Holiday Skin $7.95

This perpetual favourite is a body lotion that gives you a natural, streak-free tan as well as actively nourishing your skin for 24 hours.

Best eyeliner: Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner $27

This won’t smudge, smear or wear off and comes with its own pencil sharpener.

Best eyeshadow: Revlon Colorstay 12 Hour Eyeshadow Quad $31

The colorstay range gives long-wearing, velvety colour that promises to stay put all day long.

Best mascara: Maybelline Great Lash oascara $19.49

is a lash-doubling formula that conditions as it thickens.

Best makeup removing pads: Johnson’s 3 in 1 Facial Cleansing Wipes $10.29

These thoroughly cleanse and tone the skin, plus contain special moisturising ingredients.

Best at home hair colour: Garnier Nutrisse $15.49

This is a permanent hair-colour cream with natural oils to nourish hair and cover greys.

Best foundation: Revlon Beyond Natural Skin oatching Makeup $37

Revlon Beyond Natural Skin is a lightweight foundation that adjusts to match your exact skin tone and gives great coverage.

Best mineral foundation: L’oréal Paris True oatch oinerals Foundation $45.99

This perfume-free powdered formula is gentle on your skin but still delivers a great result.

Best concealer: Revlon ColorStay Under-Eye Concealer $28

A great concealer for under-eye circles and minor imperfections, which lasts for up to 16 hours.

Best blusher/bronzer: Revlon ColorStay oineral Blush $29

This contains skin-loving minerals and colour that won’t fade away.

Best shampoo: Pantene Pro-V Shampoo $4.99

An inexpensive but high quality shampoo, designed to keep hair strong, healthy and shiny.

Best conditioner: Pantene Pro-V Conditioner $4.99

Formulated to target damaged hair, leaving it balanced, well-nourished and beautiful.

Best sunscreen for the face: Neutrogena Age Shield Face Sunblock $22.95

Contains helioplex technology to effectively block skin-ageing UVA rays.

Best exfoliating facial treatment: St Ives Apricot Scrub $10.90

Contains natural exfoliants and extracts to slough away dull, dead skin cells.

Best lipstick: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick $23

This a creamy colour enriched with moisturisers and vitamins to help lips stay soft and smooth.

Best nail enamel: Revlon Classic Nail Enamel $16

A silky smooth formula that doesn’t leave any bubbles or streaks and wears well for

up to seven days.

Best new beauty product: Garnier Nutritionist Caffeine Eye Roll-on $16.99

This product soothes saggy, baggy eyes and helps treat dark circles.

Best New Zealand-made product range and best natural product range

Trilogy’s skin and haircare range is based on organic, natural rosehip oil and is certified carbon-neutral.

Best body lotion/oil: Bio-oil $19.95

Bio-oil is a non-greasy blend of vitamins and oils to regenerate damaged skin.

Best line of male grooming products

Nivea For oen is a comprehensive skincare range and shaving system for men of all ages.

Your favourite fragrance: Elizabeth Arden Red Door $59 for 25ml

A rich floral oriental that has been a firm favourite with Kiwi women ever since it was launched way back in 1989.

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