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By Candice Sabatini

Every year, CEW (Cosmetic Executive Women) members vote for best new products in their Beauty Insiders’ Choice Awards. This year 625 product entries were tested and judged by over 4,900 beauty industry professionals, then narrowed down to 146 finalists, and last Friday, 29 of them were announced as winners. That testing involved a lot of spritzing, exfoliating, moisturizing, blushing, and hair washing!

At the elegant Waldorf Astoria Hotel, actor/comedian Mario Cantone was the MC and kept everyone laughing hysterically as the program moved along. Additionally, those that actually present the awards to the winners have run the gamut from the Housewives of Somewhere to Kim Kardashian. This year, CEW chose to have twelve online Beauty Editors handing out those awards, and I’m truly honored to say I was one of them. The thanks really goes to you, dear readers, for keeping Beauty News NYC so popular. Before the event, Covergirl graciously put us in the hands of their best hair stylists and makeup artists who treated us like celebrities and glammed us up so we looked our best on stage. Thanks Covergirl!

As a thank you for our participation, CEW gave us each a gift bag and has generously shared an extra to give to one of you. This is the exact same bag of goodies that I received and includes full sized products from Shiseido, Burberry, Laura Mercier, L’Oreal, Puristics, Aveeno, Palmers, Crest, Nuance, as well as samples of other products.

Here’s how to enter your chance to win your own glorious CEW gift bag:
First, friend us on Facebook at BeautyNewsNYC. Second, send us your name, address, phone number, and Facebook ID to We’ll select a winner at random on June 2nd. Please note that all information must be present in your email or you will not be entered.

Without further ado, the 2012 CEW Beauty Awards winners are…

Bath & Body Mass – Burt’s Bees® Richly Replenishing Cocoa & Cupuaçu Butters Body Lotion
Bath & Body PrestigeShiseido Cosmetics America Replenishing Body Cream

Acne TreatmentKate Somerville Skin Care 24-hour Pimple Punisher
Anti-Aging MassL’Oréal Paris Youth Code Serum Intense
Anti-Aging PrestigeShiseido Cosmetics America Future Solution LX Ultimate Regenerating Serum
Cleanser & ScrubFresh Sugar Lip Polish
Eye Treatment MassGarnier Ultra-lift Anti-wrinkle Eye Roller
Eye Treatment PrestigeEstée Lauder Idealist Cooling Eye Illuminator
Moisturizer MassRoC® Multi Correxion® Lift Anti-gravity Day Moisturizer with SPF 30
Moisturizer PrestigeStriVectin TL Tightening Neck Cream

Hair Care ProductOjon Instant Restorative Hair Serum
Hair Coloring ProductRita Hazan Salon Temporary Color Root Concealer
Hair Styling ProductBumble and bumble Bb. Texture Hair(un)dressing Crème

Eye Product MassL’Oréal Paris Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara
Eye Product PrestigeClinique Bottom Lash Mascara
Face Product MassMaybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer
Face Product PrestigeSmashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer
Lip Product MassCOVERGIRL Blast Flipstick
Lip Product PrestigeFresh Sugar Passion Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15

NAIL PRODUCTSally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips

MEN’S GROOMINGLab Series Skincare for Men Max LS Overnight Renewal Serum

Men’s Scent – John Varvatos Fragrance and Skincare Star USA
Women’s Scent MassCoty Beauty Heidi Klum Shine
Women’s Scent Prestige – Prada Candy Eau de Parfum Spray

SUNNeutrogena Corporation Wet Skin Sunblock Spray SPF 50


ECO BEAUTY AWARDNeutrogena Corporation Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser
* Sponsored by Givaudan and vetted by The Natural Step

Mass ProductSally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips
Prestige ProductLancôme Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector

Originally published May 2012
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