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And the winners are: Buro Beauty Awards 2017

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And the winners are: Buro Beauty Awards 2017
Buro readers came, they saw and they voted. Now we have the results of our first ever Buro Beauty Awards 2017. Take a first look at all the 10 winning products and tools below as well as the lucky eight who have won hampers worth $400 each

Buro 24/7 Singapore held its first ever Buro Beauty Awards in May this year and — after two weeks of reader voting and our judging panel's deliberation — here are the results. Because everyone loves numbers, here are some to get you started. The super-curated awards featured 10 categories with five nominees per category, for a total of 50 nominated products. Our unique awards showcase featured seven real women who represented the various categories.

Our judging panel of five experts — consisting of Buro Beauty Editor Renée Batchelor, beauty enthusiasts and celebrities Oon Shu An and Tabitha Nauser and makeup and hair gurus Rick Yang of FAC3INC and Emma Haddock of Indigo Artisans — made up 60 percent of the vote. The reason we wanted to give the judges a higher weightage? As the true experts who tried and tested these products on themselves as well as others, we felt they should have the biggest say in determining the final result. Our readers, however, were not left out. They came in full force, with 7,563 votes received in total and more than 450 entries submitted to win our beauty hampers filled with $400 worth of nominated beauty products. Reader votes accounted for 40 percent of the vote. Read on to find out the winning products, why our judges loved them as well as the eight, lucky readers who've won.

THE CULT LIP COLOUR OF THE YEAR
Winner: Nars Audacious Lipstick in Mona

Nars Audacious Lipstick in Mona
"This is such a beautiful brick red, which looks good on all skin tones, but especially deeper skin tones. It is long-lasting and so moisturising on the lips." — Tabitha Nauser

THE MAKEUP THAT LOOKS LIKE YOUR SKIN... BUT BETTER
Winner: IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream

"This was so easy to use. My complexion was flawless, but it looked like I was not wearing anything. Plus it comes with such a high SPF." — Emma Haddock

THE GENIUS BEAUTY PRODUCT WE WISH WE INVENTED
Winner: Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
"This is an epic invention. The hair dries faster and there is a silky finish even without brushes. Plus the design and wow factor matches up to its efficiency." — Rick Yang

THE INSTANT GLOW GETTER
Winner: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter
"Becca bases and highlighters are really amazing. This one gives a luminous glow that packs a punch without being too obvious." — Oon Shu An

THE SCENT THAT MAKES AN ENTRANCE
Winner: Tom Ford Beauty Black Orchid

Tom Ford Black Orchid
"What an enigmatic scent... like a midnight stroll in a garden." — Rick Yang

THE AGE ERASER
Winner: Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX

Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX
"A truly nourishing cream, this has a fine texture that sinks into skin, and a beautiful, light ginseng scent. Plus it really works on fine lines and wrinkles." — Renée Batchelor

THE CLEAN AND CLEAR CHAMP
Winner: Ania Rhassoul Clay Mask

Ania Rhassoul Clay Mask

"This smells amazing and purifies the skin without drying it out. It really is one of the most gentle clay masks I've ever used."— Oon Shu An

THE MARVEL THAT LEAVES YOU BRIGHT-EYED
Winner: Shiseido Vital Perfection Wrinklelift Cream and Mask

Shiseido Vital Pefection Wrinklelift Cream and Mask
"This really hydrates the eye area leaving the skin smooth and taking away the puffiness. My eyes definitely looked brighter." — Emma Haddock

THE BAD HAIR DAY BANISHER
Winner: Kevin.Murphy Smooth Again Wash & Rinse
Kevin.Murphy Smooth Again Wash & Rinse
"A godsend for unruly tresses, this tames your hair without weighing it down and negates the need to use styling products after. Plus it smells divine." — Renée Batchelor

THE SKIN INDULGENCE WORTH PAYING FOR
Winner: La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion

La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion
"It has an almost immediate brightening effect on the skin and I found myself not having to use a lot of makeup after applying this. The light texture means its easy to layer over other products as well." — Tabitha Nauser

SEE THE FULL LIST OF NOMINEES HERE

WINNERS OF THE $400 BEAUTY HAMPERS
Thanks to all the readers who participated by voting. The eight winners are listed below and will be notified by email on the 19th May 2017:

1. Vanessa Ong
2. Debbie Ng
3. Rachel Monkman
4. 
Wan Hui Keoy
5. 
Nandhana Silvarajoo
6. Alicia Chong
7. Leong May Yue
8. Lesley Anne Chan

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