2022 ELLE International Beauty Awards: The Winners
Every year, ELLE beauty editors from around the world select their top picks in several categories, from skincare and makeup to body and hair care. What stood out in 2021? Read on to find out.
by : ELLE Canada- Feb 1st, 2022
Lash Idôle Mascara, Lancôme
Fanned out, lengthened and lifted lashes: That’s the promise of this well-thought-out mascara, which combines a curved brush that’s designed to perfectly fit the shape of the lashes with a formula that’s infused with white-tea extract. “What’s not to love? This is by far one of my top three favourite mascaras of all time. The brush catches every single lash, providing amazing separation, volume and a bulletproof effect. This is my new mascara idol!”– Carin Hellman, ELLE Sweden
Rouge Coco Bloom, CHANEL
This combines the intense colour of a lipstick, the shine of a gloss and the moisturizing power of a balm in perfect harmony. The patented formula, infused with oil micro-droplets, keeps your lips vibrant for eight hours. “This lipstick is a dream—it has lip-balm benefits as well as a vibrant-colour payoff that makes wearing a bright shade like berry, hot pink or fierce red all day totally effortless. Each lip colour has a hint of sophisticated shine that makes lips look juicy, conditioned and completely mesmerizing.” – Margaux Anbouba, ELLE US
Radiant Cream Foundation, Clé de Peau Beauté
This creamy tinted foundation, with its pearl- and silk-based illuminating complex, blends seamlessly while smoothing and unifying. What’s more, marjoram and water-chestnut extracts and hyaluronic acid help maintain a high level of hydration all day long. “This is such a beautiful foundation for those with dry skin. It looks natural, evens out skin tone and hides imperfections. It also looks amazing on more mature skin.”– Marthe Jakobsen, ELLE Norway
The Cream, Augustinus Bader
There’s a reason this cream has won the hearts of an impressive number of beauty editors and celebrities the world over: Its patented technology, based on amino acids, vitamins and synthesized molecules and developed by professor Augustinus Bader, promises to promote cellular renewal as well as nourish and protect the skin. “I can’t live without this! The formula is light and smooth, it evens out my skin tone and gives it a healthy glow and my skin stays hydrated all day. Plus, you can easily apply makeup over it. My skin has never looked better.” – Carolina Alvarez, ELLE Mexico
Abeille Royale Advanced Youth Watery Oil, Guerlain
Even more powerful than the first iteration, this new generation of Guerlain’s signature facial oil combines the power of four different honeys and royal jelly to deeply repair and plump the skin. “I add two to three drops of this oil to my daily serum to make a super-serum. I like the scent, which is invigorating when I use the product in the morning and soothing when I use it in the evening.”– Petra Windschnurer, ELLE Slovenia
LiftDefine Radiance Face Mask, Shiseido
Brilliantly conceived, this two-piece mask adheres perfectly to the face and jaw, infusing skin with a vitamin-rich serum and botanical extracts to boost collagen production and lift, brighten and strengthen. “I’ve used many sheet masks over the past few years, but this must be the most luxurious one. The scent, the texture, the amazing glow it gives me afterwards—it’s really that good. It’s my go-to whenever I have a big event or just want to feel confident in my skin before an important meeting.”– Shanice Zoeteweij, ELLE Netherlands
Glowscreen SPF 40 PA+++, Supergoop!
This super-light, slightly tinted pearlescent formula goes on like a charm—whether worn solo or under makeup—creating a luminous complexion and protecting skin from UV rays and blue light. “I’m ashamed to say it, but until recently, I wasn’t the most diligent about sun protection. This product has changed everything. Its texture is super thin, so you don’t feel it at all after application, and it doesn’t ‘pill’ when you apply your makeup. It also gives your complexion a nice glow, which is great when you wear it on its own.”— Théo Dupuis-Carbonneau, ELLE Québec and ELLE Canada
Tonic Body Balm, Clarins
This toning cream is as enchanting for the senses (thanks to aromatic essences of geranium, rosewood, mint and rosemary) as it is stimulating for the skin (thanks to ginseng and apple-seed oil). Use it after a bath or shower for an instant at-home spa. “When it comes to body care, I always believe in Clarins. This balm smells and feels divine. I love that my whole bathroom is fully scented after a shower.”– Younji Jung, ELLE South Korea
Le Sculpteur, Sisley Paris
This emulsion, a collaboration between Sisley Laboratories and the University of Paris, is made with caffeine, pink-pepper oil and ginger, plankton and mandarin extracts and is designed to adapt to the body’s biorhythm. Massage it in—morning and night—for visibly smoother, firmer and more toned skin. “The gel-in-oil emulsion texture gives the skin a fresh feeling and a velvety finish. I like the natural fragrance of lavender, sage, marjoram and rosemary.” – Yvonne Yang, ELLE Taiwan
Green Makeup: Mascara
Impossible Mascara, Kjaer Weis
We love the winning duo that is this incredible mascara, which combines a dual-sided recycled-nylon brush (a curved side for adding volume and dimension and a flat side for lengthening and defining) with a nourishing formula made with carnauba wax, beeswax, marula oil and raspberry water. “Unfortunately, most clean-mascara formulas on the market do not deliver on volume, length and hold. Instead, they tend to flake and smudge. Not this one! It gives lifted, full, separated lashes that last until evening. The refillable packaging is also a huge benefit.”– Barbara Huber, ELLE Germany
Skin Food Body Butter, Weleda
Although extremely rich in nourishing ingredients like cocoa and shea butters, this formula melts into the skin upon application, leaving it silky and hydrated for hours. A must-have to get through the Canadian winter. “I’ve tried almost every product in this line by Weleda, and this is the jackpot item. It absorbs into your skin in just a couple of minutes, leaving it feeling truly moisturized, not sticky. Love!” – Dariya Nogayeva-Alishkevich, ELLE Kazakhstan
Green Hair Care
Love Smoothing Conditioner, Davines
Use this conditioner to transform frizzy, unruly hair into a mane that’s silky and shiny in record time. The secret? Olive extract, an ingredient rich in fatty acids and vitamin E, harvested in Messina, Italy. “Italian pride! This mask really can control frizzy hair in less than a minute. And the brand’s environmental loyalty is impressive.” – Michela Motta, ELLE Italy
Curl Manifesto Bain Hydration Douceur Shampoo, Kérastase
Curly hair’s new best friend, this shampoo is enriched with ceramides and manuka honey and eliminates oil and residues while enhancing curls. “I am a curly girl who loves her hair straight, and this shampoo—and the whole line—made me love my waves beyond just beach time. It gives me defined, shiny, flexible curls.” – Marianna Partevyan, ELLE Ukraine
Dry Texturizing Spray, Oribe
Adopted (and loved!) by industry pros and celebrities alike, this texturizing two-in-one spray absorbs oil at the roots and gives hair maximum volume, all without the cardboard effect. What’s more, it has Oribe’s signature fragrance. “Magic in a bottle. This spray doesn’t feel like anything on the hair, but it helps to fluff it up and primes it for the next steps of hairstyling. On lazy days, a quick spritz can help shape the face-framing pieces of hair.” – Chelsea Tang, ELLE Singapore
No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner, Olaplex
The secret to this conditioner? It has a patented technology that helps relink broken bonds in the hair fibre, leaving strands stronger, shinier and softer with every use. Goodbye, split ends; hello, healthy locks! “Oh, Olaplex, how you’ve changed our lives (okay, our hair) with your rebuilding, strengthening ways. Now that we can get the goods at home and not just at the salon, we’re truly hooked. This conditioner is another excellent addition to the line.” – Jennifer George, ELLE UK
Eden-Roc Eau de Parfum Spray, Christian Dior Fragrances
With this liquid sunshine, François Demachy, former perfumer at Dior, wanted to pay tribute to the emblematic Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on the French Riviera. He succeeded: The notes of white flowers unfold on a mineral canvas and evoke the caress of the sun on the skin just after a swim in the sea. “This amber fragrance reminds me of swimming in the Mediterranean Sea. The tangy, salty top note smells like the perfect afternoon breeze.” – Younie Tsang, ELLE Hong Kong
Price: $330 for 125mL
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