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Handbag.com Beauty Awards 2011 - the winners

From: Spa at Home,

12
December
2011
Handbag.com Beauty Awards 2011 - the winners

At Wahanda, we’re a nosy bunch. We love to know what other people have on their shelves and in their makeup bags – so when the results of this year’s handbag.com Beauty Awards were announced, we couldn’t wait to have a gander. We’ve got to admit, we think handbag’s readers have chosen pretty well...

In addition to handbag.com readers voting for their star products, Diary Directory also provided an ‘industry insider’ verdict. Although some winners got both the consumer and the industry vote for their category, in other groups, the experts and enthusiasts were divided. Read on to discover which brands were crowned cream of the crop – we reckon you’ll want to add lots of them to your Christmas wish list...

Hair

We all want a super shiny mane, but it can be hard to know where to start. For luscious locks this festive season, why not try these perfect products? Alternatively, visit our hair hub to browse stylists near you.

Best Hair Treat: Moroccanoil Oil Treatment

Best Hair Styling Product: L’Oréal Elnett

Best Hair Tool: GHD Classic Gold Styler

Nails

There's no point in looking perfectly groomed if you haven't got neat nails to match. Treat yourself to a manicure and pedicure this party season, or give these brilliant brands a go.

Best Nail Polish Brand: OPI Nail Polish

Best Nail Care Product: Leighton Denny Crystal Nail File (handbag.com) / Seche Vite: Quick Dry Top Coat (DIARY directory)

Face

During the winter, our faces need a lot of care to keep them looking fresh and flawless. From skincare to makeup, handbag's readers know just what you need for a beautiful complexion.

Best Moisturiser - Normal/Combination skin: Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream

Best Moisturiser for Dry Skin: The Body Shop Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream (handbag.com) / Skinceuticals: Emolience (DIARY directory)

Best Spot Treatment: Sudocrem

Beat Cleanser: Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish

Best Lipstick: Chanel rogue coco

Best Eyeliner: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner

Best New Beauty Invention: Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System

'Best Eye Product: Garnier Caffeine Eye Roll On (handbag.com) / Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye (DIARY directory)

Best Foundation: bareMinerals Original SPF15 Foundation (handbag.com) / Chanel Vitalumiere Fluid (DIARY directory)

Best Primer: Smashbox photo finish primer (handbag.com) / Laura Mercier: Foundation Primer (DIARY directory)

Best Concealer: YSL Touché Eclat (handbag.com) / Bobbi Brown Concealer (DIARY directory)

Best Mascara: Max Factor Lash effect mascara (handbag.com) / Lancome Hypnose (DIARY directory)

Best Lip Gloss: Dior Addict ultra gloss (handbag.com) / Bobbi Brown Tinted Lip Balm (DIARY directory)

Best Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked Palette (handbag.com) / MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow -Satin Taupe (DIARY directory)

Best Blusher: Benefit Dandelion (handbag.com) / Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Pot Rouge For Lips And Cheeks (DIARY directory)

Body

Just because we hide under layers of woolly jumpers for the colder months, it doesn't mean we should neglect our bodies. Have a browse or our body hub for treatments to get you feeling more human again, or give these tried and tested products a go.

Best Fragrance: Chanel Coco Mademoiselle

Best Self Tan: Johnson’s Holiday Skin Body Lotion (handbag.com) / St Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse (DIARY directory)

Best Body Moisturiser: Palmer’s Cocoa Butter

Best Relaxing Bath Treat: Elemis Skin Nourishing Milk Bath

Best New Beauty Invention: Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System

Best Organic Brand: The Body Shop (handbag.com) / Dr.Hauschka (DIARY directory)

Best Beauty Blog: I am Fabulicious (handbag.com) / Lisa Eldridge (DIARY directory)

Best Celebrity Beauty Icon: Natalie Portman (handbag.com) / Kate Moss (DIARY directory)

Handbag Hero

We've all got a favourite product that we just can't rave about enough. The beauty lovers at handbag.com and the industry experts at Diary Directory have shared their favourites - what do you think?

The product you can’t live without: L’Occitane Hand Cream (handbag.com) / Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream (DIARY directory)

Inspiration

We all need a little inspiration every now and again. Whether you prefer to window shop, read the latest beauty news or steal celebrity style secrets, handbag know the best place to head on the web.

Best Online Beauty Shop: Feel Unique.com (handbag.com) / Boots (DIARY directory)

Best Organic Brand: The Body Shop (handbag.com) / Dr.Hauschka (DIARY directory)

Best Beauty Blog: I am Fabulicious (handbag.com) / Lisa Eldridge (DIARY directory)

Best Celebrity Beauty Icon: Natalie Portman (handbag.com) / Kate Moss (DIARY directory)

Celebrity Hair Icon: Kate Middleton

Know someone who's bananas about beauty? Why not put together a thoughtful Christmas hamper for them containing some of these award-winning products. For the ultimate pampering present, you could also slip in a Wahanda spa gift voucher. You'll notch up no end of brownie points...

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