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BEST IN BEAUTY
The Brown Thomas Beauty Award Winners
You chose your beauty heroes from thousands of products across 20 categories. Now, meet the winners of The Brown Thomas Beauty Awards 2019.
You voted in your thousands (almost 10,000 entries in one week) and have championed the very best in beauty across our stores and online. Now, we are delighted to reveal the 20 winners, the cream of the beauty crop, as chosen by you.
Here at Brown Thomas, we pride ourselves on being the premier destination for beauty, leading the way when it comes to recognising and launching the world’s most exciting brands in Ireland, including Charlotte Tilbury, MAC and Nars, Tom Ford, Jo Malone London, Armani, La Prairie, Huda Beauty, and many more.
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation
Thanks to Nars’ Complexion Brightening Formula, this natural-looking finish foundation immaculately evens skin tone while improving skin’s brightness and texture. With 40 shades to choose from, this paraben, alcohol, and fragrance-free foundation was chosen as the best base in the business.
BEST TINTED MOISTURISER
IT Cosmetics CC Cream
Offering a hybrid of skincare and makeup, IT Cosmetics shines when it comes to makeup bag staples. Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ was a clear winner, and rightly so. It delivers a staggering seven products in one, including full-coverage foundation, hydrating anti-aging serum, and SPF 50+ physical sunscreen; all while muting skin imperfections and providing flawless coverage that won’t crease or crack.
BEST FOUNDATION WITH SKINCARE BENEFITS
bareMinerals Bare Skin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation
Packed full of natural ingredients, this foundation won your allegiance thanks to its brightening Vitamin C potency, non-chemical SPF 20 and antioxidant protection. Skincare benefits aside, this foundation is incredibly versatile, providing customisable coverage with a natural, flawless finish.
Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow
Charlotte’s cult following is not undeserved. This makeup artist’s 20 years of industry experience and expertise is present in every one of her products, none more so than in her Wonder Glow primer. This dewy formula transcends when it comes to smoothing over fine lines and imperfections, minimising pores and illuminating skin.
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
A great concealer should be lightweight, seamless and create a long-lasting finish. That’s just what you’ll find in Nars’ hydrating, crease-proof concealer that performs for up to 16-hours upon application. The #1 selling luxe concealer in the United States has proven itself a firm favourite amongst Irish customers.
NARS Orgasm Blush
This iconic product has yet to be beaten. Even a light dusting of Nars Orgasm over cheekbones delivers a natural-looking glowy and silky finish. 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.
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow
As far as hard-working beauty essentials go, none is more multi-purpose and versatile than your most-voted for bronzer, the Filmstar Bronze & Glow. This duo palette helps slim, sculpt, shorten and highlight features. It’s perfect for fair to medium skin tones and offers a buildable, subtle coverage with a sun-kissed finish.
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter
Combining the best properties of a primer and highlighter, the Hollywood Flawless Filter includes a Porcelain Flower Extract, which is a brightening ingredient derived from a Thai flower that has natural antioxidants and anti-inflammatories which enhances microcirculation and brightens skin. This offers a high-gloss, high-glow complexion-boosting effect. The result is a light-catching, soft-focused finish, that’ll leave your skin looking more flawless than your favourite Instagram filter.
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder
Adored by makeup artists and beauty enthusiasts alike, this iconic finishing powder took first place thanks to its lightweight matte coverage and long-lasting effect. The setting power of this product means you get longer out of your makeup look (up to 12 hours longer!) and its no-flashback formula makes it perfect for that sought-after photo finish.
La Prairie Foam Cleanser
La Prairie fought off tough competition to come out on top in this category with its award-winning cleansing foam. The water-activated mousse proved itself exemplary as a gentle makeup-removing and deep-cleaning skincare staple. A purifying, plant-based, high-tech and hydrating skincare essential that has made its way into thousands of morning and night-time routines across the country.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair
New serum formulas come and go, but Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair, the world’s first consumer skincare serum, still reigns supreme. You chose this multi-purpose serum, which is scientifically proven to maximise night-time renewal using ChronoluxCB™ Technology and Hyaluronic Acid for smoother, more hydrated and youthful skin that shows recognisable results in just four weeks!
La Mer Moisturising Cream
Performance is key when it comes to a daily moisturizer, and La Mer delivers every time with its moisturising cream. This luxe beauty brand is synonymous with high-quality skincare and their moisturiser embodies everything La Mer stands for. Enriched with Miracle Broth™, the legendary healing elixir that flows through all of the brand’s products infuses the skin with natural sea kelp renewing energies, ideal for combatting the tough, changeable climates that dry out and challenge the most sensitive skin.
BEST EYE CREAM
La Mer Lifting Eye Serum
Imagine waking up and feeling as though you’ve had a mini facelift? Well, that’s just what this rejuvenating eye cream promises, and visibly strengthens and brightens natural eye contours, from lid to brow. A luxurious and firm favourite in this category.
Benefit Badgal Bang! Bigger, Badder Volumising Mascara
The latest iteration of the Badgal Mascara formula blew its fellow category entries out of the water when it came to lash-enhancing preferences. It really is an all-powerful beauty tool, with a 36-hour, smudge-proof, water-resistant, volumising performance that separates and enhances lashes individually, without weighing them down.
BEST EYEBROW PRODUCT
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade
Eyebrow queen and self-made billionaire, Anastasia Soare, is a renowned world leader when it comes to brow tools and correctors. You chose Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade as best in show for its easy-to-use, waterproof brow colour, which sculpts and defines your brows giving a long-lasting, natural-looking finish. Whether you’re a brow aficionado or just getting started on your eyebrow-enhancing journey, discover her brand-new Boutiques in Brown Thomas Dublin or shop online.
Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks
When it comes to the evolution of eyeshadow formulas and application ideations, Laura Mercier’s interpretation of the beauty bastion won out for its effortless application, intense and pigment-rich shades, creamy look, and 12-hour wear. For a dramatic, smoky-eye effect, these sticks are perfection, and you chose it as the most qualified eyeshadow on the market.
M.A.C Matte Lipstick
Lipstick leaders, M.A.C, took first place with their inimitable classic, the Matte Lipstick. The formula that made the brand famous continues to serve up iconic beauty looks, with a high-colour payoff and no-shine finish. You agreed that this Matte Lipstick bullet should inhabit every handbag.
BEST MEN’S FRAGRANCE
Tom Ford Ombre Leather Eau de Parfum
The master of luxury himself, Tom Ford’s relatively short beauty legacy has already set a new standard within the industry, and is now renowned for his unique and high-quality classic beauty essentials. When it comes to a man’s favourite fragrance, Tom Ford’s iconic Ombre Leather Eau de Parfum stole gold. Expect a bold and heady blend of leather, warm spices, and notes of amber and white floral, which culminates in an instantly recognisable and distinctly masculine Tom Ford bouquet.
BEST WOMEN’S FRAGRANCE
Jo Malone London Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne
Fragrance is undeniably a personal preference, yet Jo Malone’s Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne remains a consummate favourite across the board. The signature scent is a combination of citrus lime and fresh mandarin, peppery basil and aromatic white thyme; a timeless classic that’s become the ultimate loved-by-all fragrance.
Glam Glow Supermud® Clearing Treatment
Since 2011, this brand has risen the ranks to become one of the most respected in the industry and liked on Instagram! It’s recognised globally for its fast-acting, innovative mud treatments that deliver instant, visible results. As their #1 best-selling mud mask, the Supermud® Clearing Treatment fights problem skin and skin imperfections with a blend of six acids which act together harmoniously to loosen, exfoliate and sweep dead skin cells, leaving skin renewed from within.