CEW’s Carlotta Jacobson with Nancy Schmidt of Macy’s.
More than 625 products helmed by 300 companies in the running for the 19th annual Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) Beauty Awards were on display at the organization’s Beauty Insiders’ Choice Awards Product Demo earlier this month. Roughly 2,100 industry insiders attended the event.
Following the demo, CEW members were invited to cast their ballots to select finalists in a total of 32 categories—who will be named on April 5. Subsequently, CEW’s board of governors will elect and announce winners during the annual Beauty Awards luncheon on May 17 at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria.
“For consumers, the CEW seal stands for a superior beauty product,” said the organization’s president, Carlotta Jacobson, “because it is the only award selected by industry insiders, who are experts in identifying the best in beauty.”
New this year was a “department store design,” CEW said, in which the event was conceived like a beauty counter for an increasingly interactive experience.
CEW also introduced a new “Tech Skin Care” category for skin care tools, as well as the “QVC Beauty Quest,” in which QVC shoppers will select six finalists and a winning brand—representing top-tier innovation—will be announced at the luncheon and featured on the channel.
Sponsored by supplier Givaudan, CEW has also announced the 2013 Eco Beauty Award finalists, which honors a product or line that has moved towards the goal of sustainability. Nominees include: Aveda, Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, Josie Maran Cosmetics, La Fresh Eco-Beauty, Nature’s Gate, Naturopathica Holistic Health, Nourish, Paula’s Choice, Weleda North America and Yves Rocher North America.
|Shiseido’s Shelly Collins, Jadzia Tirsch, Heidi Manheimer and Jennifer Standeven.||Jean Zimmerman of Oscar de la Renta with Allure’s Agnes Chapski and Barbara Zinn Moore of Lord & Taylor.||Avon’s Debbie Coffey, Patricia Perez-Ayala and Marcia Mossack.|
|Meredith’s Jeannine Shao Collins, Amway’s Candace Matthews and More’s Lesley Jane Seymour.||Macy’s Nancy Schmidt with Parlux’s Linda Levy and Diana Espino.||Cosmetic World’s George Ledes, Arcade’s Larry Berman and Firmenich’s Jerry Vittoria.|
|Firmenich’s Theo Spilka with Linda Marshall of Elysée Scientific Cosmetics.||Coty Prestige’s Emily Bond and Lori Singer (r.) with Mane’s Westly Morris.||Meredith’s Jennifer Kalat with Deborah Marquardt of L’Oréal USA.|
|Givaudan’s Cathy Torelli, CEI’s Justin Spiro and Coty’s Tina Leeds.||IFF’s Olivier Delcour, Mike Indursky of Bliss, Mane’s Westly Morris and Pierre Wulff of Robertet.||Firmenich’s Daria Holley and
|Robertet’s Christophe Maubert and Jennifer Powderly.||Givaudan’s Rose Eckert and Kathy Cameron.||Givaudan’s Linnette Cruz, Miranda Heroian and Margaret Opsasnick.|
|Arcade’s Taylor Ryan, Rich Nightingale, Marine Ravera and David Teets.||IFF’s Olivier Delcour and Coty’s Ruth Sutcliffe.||Mane’s Westly Morris, Inter Parfums’ Sioux Saunders, Mike Indursky of Bliss and Ellen Friedman of The Royal Promotion Group.|
|Bruce Teitelbaum of The Royal Promotion Group with Firmenich’s Jerry Vittoria.||Shiseido’s Johnny Burnais, LeAnne Armstead, Shelly Collins, Jennifer Standeven, Andrea Fazio, Kim Szczepanowski and Kathleen Loftus.||Bliss’ Mike Indursky, Daniel Sigafoos and Brooke Temner.|
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