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Dec 16, 2015

The ELLE International Beauty Awards presents the 14 best beauty products of 2015

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Makeup & nails
Dec 16, 2015

The ELLE International Beauty Awards presents the 14 best beauty products of 2015

By: ELLE Canada
 

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The 2016 ELLE International Beauty Awards

Best fragrance: Alaïa Paris Eau de Parfum Spray

Notes of peony, pink pepper and freesia top designer Azzedine Alaïa’s debut fragrance. EDITOR’S POV “The best way to wear Alaïa [is] every day. Even when I’m just wearing a sweatshirt and casual jeans, if I wear this perfume, I feel elegant.” – Migu Kim, beauty director, ELLE Korea Alaïa Paris Eau de Parfum Spray ($120 for 50 mL), at holtrenfrew.com. READ MORE: 22 ELLE international editors reflect on 30 years of beauty

By: ELLE Canada Source: Courtesy of Holt Renfrew Credits: ELLE Canada

The 2016 ELLE International Beauty Awards

Best sunscreen: Sisley Paris Super Soin Solaire Milky Body Mist SPF 30

UVA and UVB filters protect skin from sun damage, while mango extract and shea and camellia oils keep things moisturized. Grab one next time you’re in Europe. INSIDER ADVICE “It’s the best texture for suncare I’ve ever tried: light and non-greasy. It doesn’t smell like a sunscreen, and it has anti-aging benefits.” – Nuttika Ongksirimemongkol, beauty director, ELLE Thailand Sisley Paris Super Soin Solaire Milky Body Mist SPF 30 ($167), at sisley-paris.co.uk. READ MORE: The 7 hottest beauty buys for December  

By: ELLE Canada Source: Courtesy of Sisley Credits: ELLE Canada

The 2016 ELLE International Beauty Awards

Best lip colour: Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer

Beauty editors prefer their prodz to be like Kylie Jenner on Snapchat: always multi-tasking. That’s why we’re all for this moisturizing primer-lipstick combo. EDITOR’S POV “It’s so lightweight that you forget you’re wearing it, but the colour lasts all day.” – Vanessa Craft, beauty director, ELLE Canada Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer ($21), at clinique.ca. READ MORE: An editor's dessert-inspired winter beauty routine

By: ELLE Canada Source: Courtesy of Clinique Credits: ELLE Canada

The 2016 ELLE International Beauty Awards

Best shampoo: Kérastase Résistance Bain Thérapiste

This super-moisturizing shampoo is hydrating enough to be used post-conditioner. INSIDER ADVICE “Try double cleansing. The first lot gets product out, [and] the second really cleanses the whole hair shaft and scalp.” – Sophie Beresiner, beauty director, ELLE UK Kérastase Résistance Bain Thérapiste ($42), at kerastase.ca. READ MORE: The best holiday beauty gifts under $20

By: ELLE Canada Source: Courtesy of Kérastase Credits: ELLE Canada

The 2016 ELLE International Beauty Awards

Best iconic beauty product: YSL Beauté Touche Éclat Radiant Touch

Swipe this beloved highlighter across cheekbones, on your Cupid’s bow and down the bridge of your nose for a truly lit-from-within look. EDITOR’S POV “I remember makeup artist Terry Gunsburg [at Yves Saint Laurent at the time] demonstrating the utility of this magical product in enhancing the radiance of the skin. If we could have then imagined the international and phenomenal career of this discreet pen!” – Elisabeth Martorell, deputy beauty director, ELLE France YSL Beauté Touche Éclat Radiant Touch ($50), at holtrenfrew.com. READ MORE: 10 essential red lipsticks for the holidays

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The 2016 ELLE International Beauty Awards

Best body moisturizer: Vichy Laboratoires Idéal Body Balm

“If the ingredients work on the face, why not put them in a body cream?” asked the creators of this balm rich in hyaluronic acid and anti-aging LHA. EDITOR’S POV “It’s like a cashmere coat for the skin. The botanical oils soften the skin and make it incredibly smooth. And the smell is divine.” – Barbara Huber, beauty director, ELLE Germany   Vichy Laboratoires Idéal Body Balm ($27.50), at vichy.ca. READ MORE: 10 must-know beauty tips for wearing makeup while you're sick

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The 2016 ELLE International Beauty Awards

Best moisturizer: Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Sérum

Droplets containing camellia oil (Coco’s favourite flower and a potent moisturizer) plump and nourish grateful skin. EDITOR’S POV “This delivers the lasting intense moisture bomb of a heavy cream or balm but in a shockingly light serum. I applied it at the beginning of a long-haul flight from NYC to Asia: 18 hours later, my skin was still happy and hydrated.” – Emily Dougherty, beauty director, ELLE US   Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Sérum ($125), at Chanel beauty counters. READ MORE: Holiday beauty gifts totally worth the splurge

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The 2016 ELLE International Beauty Awards

Best mascara: Dior Diorshow Mascara

Two things that we thought could never be improved: Drake’s dance moves and this mascara. But Dior managed to prove us wrong when it revamped this industry fave with microfibres that mimic lash extensions and a tube that prevents dreaded mascara dry-out. EDITOR’S POV “The best got even better with a supercharged formula that volumizes and conditions in a single swipe.” – Janna O’Toole, beauty and fitness director, ELLE Australia   Dior Diorshow Mascara ($34), at Dior beauty counters. READ MORE: 9+ must-have beauty buys for the best sleep ever

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The 2016 ELLE International Beauty Awards

Best anti-cellulite cream: Clarins Body Shaping Cream

Smooth on this organic quince-enriched cream to firm up your waist, thighs and arms. INSIDER ADVICE “Try aqua biking twice a week. It’s one of the best sports to fight cellulite [and], on top of that, it’s fun!” – Maria Aziz, editor-in-chief, ELLE Middle East   Clarins Body Shaping Cream ($63), at clarins.com. READ MORE: The holiday beauty collabs you don't want to miss this season

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The 2016 ELLE International Beauty Awards

Best foundation: Lancôme Miracle Cushion All-in-One Liquid Compact Foundation

K-Beauty for the win (again). The 800,000 pores of this cushion compact ensure even and natural application of this cooling, wrinkle-fighting foundation. EDITOR’S POV “It is the first foundation that totally meets all my demands: super-light, weightless coverage, a fresh feel on the skin, a perfect match with my skin tone and high usability.” – Marianna Partevyan, beauty and health editor, ELLE Ukraine   Lancôme Miracle Cushion All-in-One Liquid Compact Foundation ($48), at lancome.ca. READ MORE: Why you love the scent of your hair products so much

By: ELLE Canada Source: Courtesy of Lancôme Credits: ELLE Canada

The 2016 ELLE International Beauty Awards

Best anti-aging product: Estée Lauder New Dimension Expert Liquid Tape

Half the fun of this collagen- and elastin-booster is in the application—it literally glides around eyes, cheeks and mouth like you’re icing a cake. The other win: skin-smoothing results. EDITOR’S POV “It lifts and firms the skin for a more sculpted look instantly. Great to use the morning after a late night out.” – Vanessa Chia, beauty and health director, ELLE Singapore Estée Lauder New Dimension Expert Liquid Tape ($78), at esteelauder.ca. READ MORE: How to properly take care of your nails come winter

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The 2016 ELLE International Beauty Awards

Best conditioner: René Furterer Absolue Kératine Ultimate Renewal Mask

This luxe mask contains amino-acid-rich plant keratin to help rebuild frazzled hair. INSIDER ADVICE “Your hair needs as much care as your facial skin.” – Thi Khanh Ngoc Nguyen, senior beauty editor, ELLE Vietnam René Furterer Absolue Kératine Ultimate Renewal Mask ($65), at renefurterer.com. READ MORE: 4 reasons why floral scents work for winter

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The 2016 ELLE International Beauty Awards

Best mask: Caudalie Instant Detox Mask

The fruit cocktail of ingredients (detoxifying grape skins and pulp and radiance-boosting papaya) and clarifying coffee in this mask wake up tired skin. EDITOR’S POV “This mask fights against dry skin and stimulates circulation for a more flattering look.” – Angélique Martel, beauty editor, ELLE Québec Caudalie Instant Detox Mask ($39), at clarins.com. READ MORE: The modern way to wear seductive scents

By: ELLE Canada Source: Courtesy of Caudalie Credits: ELLE Canada

The 2016 ELLE International Beauty Awards

Best hairstyling product: Bumble and Bumble Surf Infusion

This sea-salt spray is infused with oil, so hair looks beachy but never crunchy. EDITOR’S POV “It gives you that fresh, sexy vibe that breaks men’s hearts.” – Lavinia Gogu, beauty editor, ELLE Romania   Bumble and Bumble Surf Infusion ($35), at sephora.ca. READ MORE: The best beauty advent calendars of the season

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