CEW Celebrates Innovative Beauty at Annual Awards

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Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) hosted its 2013 Insiders’ Choice Beauty Awards on May 17 at the Waldorf Astoria. Voted on by CEW members—which comprises over 5,500 beauty industry professionals—the ceremony recognizes the year’s most cutting-edge beauty products.

“The impact of today goes beyond the luncheon,” said CEW’s Jill Scalamandre.

Comedian Mario Cantone hosted the event, and kept the crowd roaring with his pop culture observations and beauty industry-related anecdotes.

“This marks Mario Cantone’s eighth year at the awards. He is CEW’s favorite comedian,” quipped Linda Wells, editor in chief of Allure.

A new component to the ceremony was the QVC Beauty Quest—a search for the next “big thing” in beauty. The winner, Neydharting Moor, chosen from six finalists, will be featured on QVC’s CEW Beauty Awards Show this summer.


Firmenich’s Jerry Vittoria and Annie Buzantian with Coty’s Lori Singer. LVMH’s Lev Glazman, Pamela Baxter and Terry Darland. Inter Parfums’ Andy Clarke (2nd r.) with Mane’s Westly Morris, Miranda Gordon, and Tony Cannone.
P&G’s Dennis Curran and JP Kuehlwein. Unilever’s Philippe Harousseau with Bliss’ Mike Indursky. Coty’s Marsha Brooks (c.) with Givaudan’s
Lori Niccoli and Rose Eckert.
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Givaudan’s Margie Opsasnick, Calice Becker, Rodrigo Flores-Roux and Frédéric Pignault. Frédéric Fekkai and Rebecca O’Brien of Fekkai. AMI’s Cheryl Kramer Kaye with Shiseido’s Jadzia Tirsch and Heidi Manheimer.
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Elysée Scientific Cosmetics’ Linda Marshall with Allure’s Linda Wells and Agnes Chapski Lord & Taylor’s Barbara Zinn Moore, Bloomingdale’s Howard Kreitzman, and Saks Fifth Avenue’s Deborah Walters. Josie Moran of Josie Maran Cosmetics with Mike Indursky of Bliss.
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Robertet’s Jennifer Powderly and Lauren Simpson. Giavudan’s Kate Greene with Arcade’s Diane Crecca. L’Oréal’s Cheryl Vitali, Silvia Galfo, Alexandre Choueiri and Gracia Walker.
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PZ Cussons Beauty’s Laurie Kilkenny and Maggie Ciafardini with Bold PR’s Danielle Levine. Coty’s Claire Fermont and Lori Singer (2nd r.) with Firmenich’s Jorgi Propato and Annie Buzantian. Firmenich’s Daria Holley with Avon’s Priya Upadhyay.
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Albéa’s Liz Forsyth, Olivier Boiteau and Cindy Lin with Mark’s Pamelia Lall. Lord & Taylor’s Barbara Zinn Moore, Claudia Lucas of QVC and Deborah Walters of Saks Fifth Avenue. Mane’s Meghan Rice and Westly Morris with Coty’s Carolyn Holtz.
see more photos in CW June 10, 2013 issue    

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