Allure Fêtes Best of Beauty

1 AllureCondé Nast’s Louis Cona, Allure’s Linda Wells
and P&G Prestige’s Donald Loftus.

Beauty bible Allure doled out its much-coveted red badges to 245 of the year’s best beauty products at a swanky cocktail reception for the magazine’s 16th annual Best of Beauty Awards. Held at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Monday, September 10, over 400 industry notables comprised the “festive, beautiful crowd” in attendence, said Allure publisher Agnes Chapski.

2 AllureAllure’s Linda Wells and Agnes Chapski with Elizabeth Arden’s Francine Gingras and Kathy Widmer.

In her address, Chapski spoke to the magazine’s enduring reliability despite the changing times. “Although the media landscape has changed, Allure continues to offer content with credentials to our eight million readers monthly.”

Editor in chief Linda Wells, who likened the event to the “Olympic gold medal of beauty,” spoke about the ‘lipstick index’—a term coined by Leonard Lauder to describe increased spending on beauty products during a recession due to the category’s position as affordable luxury. Wells herself put forth a different theory. In tough economic times, “women tend to focus more on appearance in order to attract a rich mate,” she quipped.


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Agnes Chapski, P&G’s Kim Yates, Linda Wells and Nick Makhatadze of Starcom Worldwide. Linda Wells, Revlon’s Julia Goldin and Agnes Chapski. Kate Somerville’s Michelle Taylor and Bliss World’s Mike Indursky with Linda Wells and Agnes Chapski.

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