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Brown Thomas Beauty Awards

AND THE WINNERS ARE...

You voted in your thousands for your favourite go-to beauty essentials this March from our selected products across 26 competitive categories. Now it’s time to meet the winners of The Brown Thomas Beauty Awards 2020. Let's hear it for the winners...

BEST FOUNDATION

Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

This silky smooth, lightweight fluid foundation won your vote thanks to its skin-brightening, flawless finish. Created with Micro-fil™ technology, the Armani makeup bag staple effortlessly blurs imperfections, creating a beautiful base that lasts all day long.

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Luminous Silk Foundation

GIORGIO ARMANI

€48.20 - €49.19

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BEST FOUNDATION WITH SKINCARE BENEFITS

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Illumination with SPF 50+

It’s safe to say this skin-boosting foundation has solidified its status as a cult favourite. Lauded for its long list of results including brightening, colour-correcting, anti-aging and skin-protecting, this foundation has earned its place in your beauty hit list as a one-stop beauty essential.

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Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+

IT COSMETICS

€38.86

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BEST PRIMER

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter

No surprises in this year’s primer category. Charlotte Tilbury’s wonder formula is the ultimate high-gloss, filter-effect, skin-priming solution for all skin types. Its soft-focus effect helps illuminate skin and makes lines and pores appear smoother for an all-round pre-makeup glow.

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Hollywood Flawless Filter

CHARLOTTE TILBURY

€39.35

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BEST CONCEALER

When it comes to concealing, NARS reigns supreme once again this year. Their long-wearing, crease-proof formulation is loved by professionals and everyday makeup users alike for a luxurious texture and luminous finish that hides imperfections seamlessly.

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Radiant Creamy Concealer

NARS

€30.00

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BEST BLUSH

NARS Blush Orgasm

Retaining its title for the second year running, Nars classic Orgasm blush remains the go-to for thousands of you. Designed with superfine micronised powder pigments, this blush is a universally flattering shade across all skin tones and a go-to product that has stood the test of time.

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Blush

NARS

€31.48

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BEST BRONZER

M.A.C Bronzing Powder

Sun-kissed season is here and you crowned M.A.C.’s small but mighty bronzer as the industry’s best glow-getter. A lightly frosted, tinted powder that gives skin sheer, natural colour effects and highlights? It’s a yes from you.

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Bronzing Powder

MAC

€28.04

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BEST HIGHLIGHTER

M.A.C Mineralize Skin Finish

Fixing foundation and tending to touch-ups has been made easy thanks to this multi-tasking domed powder. M.A.C.’S highlighter allows for a slow-baked, natural, yet light-filled finish, designed to elevate every makeup look.

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Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC

€30.99

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BEST POWDER

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder

This finishing powder secures the coveted title for the second year in a row thanks to its lightweight matte look and long-lasting effect. The setting power of this product means you get longer out of your makeup look – up to 12 hours longer, in fact, and its no-flashback formula makes it perfect for a photo finish.

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Translucent Loose Setting Powder

LAURA MERCIER

€42.30

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BEST CLEANSER

Kiehls Ultra Facial Cleanser

While this isn’t a new product, it’s certainly a beloved one. Skin saviours Kiehls scooped this category’s award with its gentle, pH-balanced liquid cleanser. Formulated for all skin types, this skin staple delivers on deep cleaning without moisture loss time and time again.

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Ultra Facial Toner

KIEHLS

€19.67

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BEST HYDRATING SERUM

Pestle and Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum 30ml

This multi-award winning serum from Irish brand Pestle and Mortar takes gold for its youth-boosting effects. Packed full with Vitamin E, its velvet finish means it also works as a skin-plumping makeup primer, hydrating and soothing even the most sensitive skin.

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Pure Hyaluronic Serum 30ml

PESTLE & MORTAR

€42.30

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BEST MOISTURISER

La Mer, crème de la mer moisturiser (original)

The La Mer moisturiser that started it all. You voted in your thousands for this luxuriously rich cream that immerses skin in deep moisture, helping soothe dryness. Skin feels soft-to-the-touch, supple and smooth. Dry lines appear softened. Unlock the power of a radiant transformation, day and night.

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Crème de la Mer 60ml

LA MER

€260.68

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BEST EYECARE

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex 15ml

Promising to dramatically reduce puffiness, fine lines and dryness, while brightening dark circles and hydrating for up to 24 hours, this eye cream won your vote for ticking every possible box when it comes to an eye-cream checklist.

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Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex 15ml

ESTEE LAUDER

€53.12

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BEST FRAGRANCE

Jo Malone London Lime, Basil & Mandarin Cologne

This classic fragrance is still a firm favourite, winning your top choice in this highly competitive selection. Jo Malone London's signature fragrance offers peppery basil and aromatic white thyme together in a scent beloved by all.

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Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne

Jo Malone London

€53.12

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BEST MASCARA

Lancôme Hypnôse

There’s no shortage of innovation when it comes to this category, but you chose a tried and tested mascara that continues to wow when it comes to lashes that have the IT factor. Building up to six times more volume without clumping, Hypnôse’ PowerFull brush glides through for lash separation and even application from base to tip.

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Hypnôse Mascara

LANCÔME

€31.97

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BEST BROWS

Benefit FoolProof Brow Powder Duo

Bringing the brow game, Benefit’s taming and shaping kit takes first place in this year’s awards with its portable eyebrow kit and mirror. Compact, precise and long-lasting, brows can be catered to, defined and set any place, any time.

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FoolProof Brow Powder Duo

BENEFIT

€27.05

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BEST EYE PALETTE

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eye Palette

Each of these palettes comes in a harmonious colourway of four essential shades and, with its easy to use application, ensures fool-proof desk-to-disco eyewear. As the winner of Best Eye Palette, you can be sure every look, dramatic or day time, will pack a Tilbury-worthy punch.

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Luxury Eye Palette

CHARLOTTE TILBURY

€49.19

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BEST LIP

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick

Based on the award-winning makeup artist’s fuller lips trick, this wonder lipstick creates the illusion of a fuller, wider pout and is enriched with Lipstick Tree extract and Orchid Extract to protect, soothe and hydrate to a soft, buildable cashmere finish.

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Matte Revolution Lipstick

CHARLOTTE TILBURY

€31.48

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MEN'S FAVOURITES

CLINIQUE Clinique For Men Super Energizer™ SPF 40 AntiFatigue Hydrating Concentrate 48ml

Loved for its multi-purpose properties, men love this lightweight, gel moisturiser that instantly energizes skin with 12 hours of anti-fatigue power and fights modern aggressors that can tire skin and accelerate ageing. Plus, with its sweat-resistant and humidity-resistant formula, this concentrate makes for the ultimate gear bag essential.

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Clinique For Men Super Energizer™ SPF 40 AntiFatigue Hydrating Concentrate 48ml

CLINIQUE

€51.15

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GAME-CHANGING PRODUCTS

Glamglow Thirsty MUD Mask

Masks don’t come any more high-tech or effective than Glamglow, and their Thirsty MUD Mask came in as your number one facial treat. As a unisex, hydrating, moisturising, restoring, replenishing and calming tonic, this face-saver is second to none.

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THIRSTYMUD™ Hydrating Treatment 50g

GLAMGLOW

€48.20

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BEST EXFOLIATOR

Pixi Rose Tonic

Naturally soothing and rich in nutrients, Pixi's tonic helps to tone, balance pH, minimize redness and calm skin while rehydrating, replenishing and refreshing all in one – a true skincare multi-tasker that impressed voters across the board.

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Rose Tonic

PIXI

€23.12

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BEST BRIGHTENING SERUM

The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA Serum

The Ordinary continue to lead the way in results-driven skincare that not only works hard but is affordable, clean beauty and cruelty-free too. Their brightening solution's Purified Alpha Arbutin and Hyaluronic Acid components make for an unmissable part of any skincare regimen.

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Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA

THE ORDINARY

€8.90

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BEST BEAUTY TOOL

Beauty Blender

It’s impossible to imagine a world without this piece of beauty kit, and it seems you agree - Beauty Blenders continue to stay firmly in the hands of makeup lovers all over the country. Simply apply product and use this small but mighty sponge to create a flawless foundation finish.

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The Original Beautyblender®

BEAUTY BLENDER

€17.71

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BEST SUN CARE

Kiehl's Ultra-Light Daily UV Defense Anti-Pollution SPF50

With effective daily SPF topping our skincare agenda, it’s high praise indeed for Kiehls who snapped up this coveted award. The daily ultra-light formula intensely moisturises skin while using pollution-deflecting technology for ultimate defense.

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Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Anti Pollution SPF50

KIEHLS

€33.00 - €41.00

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BEST NEW BRAND TO BROWN THOMAS

Sunday Riley

If the name doesn’t quite ring a bell it’s time to take note; Sunday Riley has won the hearts of Brown Thomas Beauty Awards voters, solidifying its place in the Irish beauty market. Dedicated to proven, measurable results that are noticeable immediately, Sunday Riley is a skincare brand powered by science and balanced by botanicals. There’s a game-changing product for every skin type in this clean, vegan and cruelty-free line.

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CEO Glow Oil

SUNDAY RILEY

€37.73 - €76.73

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BEST SERVICE

Beauty Style Team Beauty Essentials Lesson

For Beauty Style dream team Aidan Corcoran and Elena Costello, offering clients the very best in skin and beauty advice is the key to their service. Whether joining the duo for a makeover or to try a new product, the team's expertise has helped so many of you achieve your individual makeup goals.



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BEAUTY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Estée Lauder The Breast Cancer Campaign

We are delighted to give this special honour to The Estée Lauder Company. Since Evelyn H. Lauder co-created the Pink Ribbon and started The Breast Cancer Campaign in 1992, Estée Lauder has been committed to uniting and inspiring people around the world with its mission to create a breast cancer-free world. This award marks the incredible work they do each year to spread this message and raise vital funds for Breast Cancer research.



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