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Curious about what beauty insiders picked as the best beauty products of 2016? The winners of the prestigious 22nd Annual CEW Beauty Insider Awards are in, and as always, Beautyinthebag editors cast our votes and some of our favorites won. (See the products with an *).
Held at the beautiful Waldorf Astoria in New York City, Tony Award winning actress, Laura Benanti hosted the event, the single beauty awards program in which the winners are determined exclusively by industry insiders. CEWâ€™s more than 6,000 U.S. members whittled the potential winners down to 212 finalists from more than 800 entries. Then the winners were chosen by CEWâ€™s Board of Governors and a select group of
Your hands and nails take a constant beating from the cumulative effects of sun exposure, cold, heat, wind, hot water, even paperwork and generally using your nails as a tool.Â (You know who you are!). What’s even worse is that they can really show your age if your don’t take steps to keep them soft, supple and well groomed on a daily basis.
Here are our 7 top hand-saving strategies:
Dry Cuticles – Best salvation for dry cuticles is frequent moisturizing with emollients, such as the cult classic L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Creme ($24). Rub it in a few times a day and pop a
â€œYou are probably looking at the luckiest woman in the world,â€ said Essie Weingarten, founder of essie, the ubiquitous brand of jaunty nail polish carried in salons around the world. Weingarten detailed her climb from bottling colors at home to selling her brand to Lâ€™OrÃ©al at last monthâ€™s Fashion Group International (FGI) beauty symposium entitled, The Art of the Beauty Start.
Weingarten was one of five panelists who spoke about ways that small, niche beauty brands can break into the marketplace and stay above the red line. Sponsored by Self magazine and The EstÃ©e Lauder Companies, the luncheon event drew a packed crowd to the New York Hilton for insights
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With tons of shows during New York’s Fashion Week, it’s hard to pinpoint makeup trends because they can be all over the place: designers don’t really share their trade secrets, and often, makeup artists are given just minutes to decide which look would BE best for the overall show. But as always, there were a few well-marked makeup and nail motifs particular to the 2014 Fall/Winter shows.Â Here are a few standouts.
Perfect, Glistening Skin
One thematic constant that ran through many Fall/Winter 2014 collections was glistening, perfect skin.
Romy Soleimani creates flawless, snow-like skin for
HONOR. Photo Credit: Beauty.com
Backstage at HONOR, the models’ beauty looks reflected th