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ELLE Canada/ELLE Quebec Beauty Grand Prix Awards

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ELLE Canada/ELLE Quebec Beauty Grand Prix Awards

Accolades for top beauty products were awarded last night in Montreal at the 2009 ELLE Canada/ELLE Quebec Beauty Grand Prix. More than 200 attendees representing 72 brands within the beauty care industry were on hand as the winners were revealed.

The annual awards ceremony honours top beauty products in 20 different categories. The competition is especially unique in that it is the only one in Canada that allows its readers to test the products and determine the winners. 750 ELLE Canada and ELLE Quebec readers from across the country tested 283 unlabelled, unmarked new and existing products over a 12-week period.

“The ELLE Beauty Grand Prix is a great program that our readers love,” explains ELLE Canada editor-in-chief Rita Silvan. “It’s a chance for them to try new products and become freelance beauty advisors to other readers telling them which hair, skin and make-up products perform the best.”

Adding to the excitement for 2009 was the addition of three new cosmetics categories; eyeliner, blush and tinted lip gloss as well as an expanded hair category that included hairspray, mousse and wax/pommade.

Overall, 47 winners were awarded in 43 categories.

The complete list of 2009 ELLE Canada/ELLE Quebec Beauty Grand Prix winners will be featured in the April issue of ELLE Canada, on newsstands March 9th.

FACE

1) DAYTIME FACIAL MOISTURIZER

Steal
Skin Genesis Oil-Free Moisturizing Lotion
L’Oréal Paris

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Vitamin C2 Skin Perfector
Lise Watier

Splurge
Beauté Initiale Energizing Multi-Protection Fluid SPF 15
Chanel

2) NIGHT CREAM

Steal
Positively Ageless Lifting and Firming Night Cream
Aveeno

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Argane Redensifying Lift Care
Galénic

Splurge
Extra Firming Night Cream
Clarins

3) EYE CONTOUR CARE

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Hydra-C Eye Contour Gel Cream
Marcelle

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Eye Revive Beauty Flash
Clarins

Splurge
Precision Sublimage Eye Essential Regenerating Eye Cream
Chanel

4) FACIAL CLEANSER

Steal - TIE
Vitaminized Cleansing Mousse
Fruits & Passion

and

Skin Genesis Pore Minimizing Gel Cleanser
L’Oréal Paris

Splurge
Precision Mousse Douceur
Chanel

5) EYE MAKEUP REMOVER

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Soothing Eye Makeup Remover with Corn Flower Extract
Klorane

Splurge
Bi-Facil Non Oily Instant Cleanser for Sensitive Eyes
Lancôme

 

COSMETICS

1) MASCARA

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LashBlast Mascara
CoverGirl

Splurge
Le 2
Guerlain

2) EYELINER

Steal - TIE
Line Exact Liquid Liner Pen in Black
CoverGirl

and

Unstoppable Eyeliner in Onyx
Maybelline New York

Splurge
Multiplay in Black
Pupa

3) TINTED LIP GLOSS

Steal
Lux Gloss Sheer in Sorbet
Marcelle

Splurge
Aqualumière Gloss in Diamond Rose
Chanel

4) MOISTURIZING LIP BALM

Ultimate Winner
Aquasource Moisturizing Balm Protective Lip Care SPF 8
Biotherm

5) BLUSH

Steal
Velvety Powder Blush in Blossom
Marcelle

Splurge
Blush-on Powder in Bronze
Lise Watier

BODY

1) BODY MOISTURIZER

Steal
Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion
Aveeno

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Lipidiose Nutritive Fluid for Body
Vichy

Splurge
Biosenses Nourishing Fortifying Body Balm
Biotherm

2) BODY SCRUB

Steal
Buriti Body Scrub
Fruits & Passion

Splurge
Soin Exfoliant Tonique Corps
Lierac

3) BODY WASH

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Happy Time Shower Cream
NIVEA

Splurge
La Source Relaxing Body Wash
Crabtree & Evelyn

4) ANTI-CELLULITE CREAM

Ultimate Winner
My Silhouette!
NIVEA

5) HAND CREAM

Steal
Hand and Nail Cream Réve de Miel
NUXE

Splurge
Repair Mains
Lierac

HAIR

1) SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER FOR NORMAL HAIR

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Vive Pro Nutri-Gloss Shampoo and Conditioner
L’Oréal Paris

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Hydrathérapie Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioning Balm
Matrix Biolage

Splurge
Bain Satin Complete Nutrition Shampoo and Nutritive Lait Vital
Kérastase

2) SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER FOR COLOUR-TREATED HAIR

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Brunette Expressions Shampoo and Conditioner
Pantene Pro-V

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Colour Extend Shampoo and Conditioner
Redken

Splurge - TIE
Seah Hairspa Blossom Bath Shampoo and Wrap Conditioning Lotion
Schwarzkopf Professional

and

Bain Miroir and Reflection Lait de Soin Chroma Reflect
Kérastase

3) HAIRSPRAY

Steal
Studio Line Design Finishing Spray
L’Oréal Paris

Splurge - TIE
InCharge Flexible Styling Spray
PureOlogy

and

Ultradynamics Extra-Firm Aerosol
AG Hair Cosmetics

4) MOUSSE

Steal
Fructis Style Curls & Shine Extra-Curls Mousse
Garnier

Splurge
Blonde Glam Dream Whip
Redken

5) WAX OR POMMADE

Ultimate Winner
Nutri-Sculpt Vinyle
Kérastase

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