Welcome to our 2018 Buro Beauty Awards. Discover 75 of the best skincare, makeup, haircare and fragrances, and vote for your favourites.

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THE CULT LIP COLOUR OF
THE YEAR

The 'it' shades on everyone's lips

Guerlain

Rouge G de Guerlain in 25

Guerlain’s iconic lipstick, now with customisable casing

Guerlain

Rouge G de Guerlain in 25

Guerlain’s iconic lipstick, now with customisable casing

Clarins

Joli Rouge Velvet in Woodberry

Your perfect MLBB shade with a rich, velvety finish

Clé de Peau Beauté

Lipstick in Dragon Red

A plush red that redefines luxury lipsticks

Laura Mercier

Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick in Vibe

We love this universally-flattering nude in an easy crayon

Yves Saint Laurent Beauté

Tatouage Couture in Electric Orange

Bold tangerine in the ultimate budge-proof stain

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The scent that millennials (and the young at heart) love

Fresh, flirty and fabulous scents with a youthful vibe

Burberry Beauty

My Burberry Blush

A sparkling floral that’s romantic and a little bit cheeky

Gucci

Gucci Bloom

This is what an English garden in full bloom smells like

Guerlain

Mon Guerlain

The most multi-faceted Oriental that wears like a scent tattoo

Juliette Has a Gun

Not a Perfume

An anti-perfume perfume for those who prefer discretion

Hermès

Twilly

Inspired by the Twilly scarf, this luxe blend rocks a spicy twist

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The brightening product for that Oscars glow

Serums, masks and exfoliators that reveal your inner radiance

ANIA

Brightening Marula Serum

Just five drops of this potent, hyaluronic acid-infused serum will have you glowing

Skinceuticals

Discoloration Defense

Super-powered dark spot corrector that is formulated with kojic acid

Pixi Beauty

Glow Tonic

The cult exfoliating toner that sweeps away dead skin for instant brightening

Fresh

Lotus Youth Preserve Rescue Mask

A 5-minute facial in a jar to reset tired skin and restore radiance

Eve Lom

Radiance Face Oil

This is super skin in a bottle, made with eight unique oils

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4

Most
natural
brow
enhancers

The tools and products for
effortlessly polished brows

Burberry Beauty

Full Brows

Full, flawless brows made possible with a double-ended liquid and powder pen

Burberry Beauty

Full Brows

Full, flawless brows made possible with a double-ended liquid and powder pen

Benefit

Foolproof Brow Powder

The perfect kit to create on-trend ombre brows

Laneige

Eyebrow Cushion Cara

An innovative liquid-to-powder texture even beginners can’t mess up

Dior

Backstage Brow Palette

The longwear powder and wax combo preferred by pro makeup artists

Les Merveilles Ladurée

Eyebrow Palette

Comes with a handy mini-spoolie and angled brush to sculpt every brow

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The eyeliner you could run a marathon in

Long-lasting liners that stay vibrant and stay put

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Marc Jacobs Beauty

Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon

Ultra-pigmented finish available in a spectrum of rainbow colours

Kat Von D Beauty

Tattoo Liner

The eyeliner that stayed intact even after a car crash

3INA

The Dot Pen Eyeliner

Get creative with a round tip for drawing dots, dashes, flicks and patterns

Urban Decay

Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner

Its super-thin, crazy sharp brush glides across for the ultimate precision lines

Lancôme

Grandiôse Bendable Eyeliner

A twist-every-way wand makes for easy peasy manoeuvering

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6

Best mask superheroes

The masks that give the instant results you need

Philosophy

Purity Made Simple Pore Extractor

Based on the iconic Purity cleanser, this rids blackheads non-abrasively

Skin Inc

Facial in a Flash Mask Series

A nine-way multi-mask that delivers visibly dewy skin in 10 minutes

111Skin

Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask

With fibres 500x finer than tissue masks, this is an instant face lift

Allies of Skin

Fresh Slate Vitamin C and Enzymes Brightening Cleanser + Masque

The ideal skin purifier and post-gym deep cleanse in one

Elizabeth Arden

Superstart Probiotics Boost Skin Renewal Biocellulose Mask

Packed with probiotics for perfectly balanced skin

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7

The product the man in your life needs

The fragrances and skincare to take his grooming routine to the next level

Tom Ford for Men

Skin Revitalizing Concentrate

A treatment oil packing a boost of nourishing hydration

Tom Ford for Men

Skin Revitalizing Concentrate

A treatment oil packing a boost of nourishing hydration

The Body Shop

Maca Root & Aloe Softening Shaving Cream

For an effortlessly smooth shave and hydrated skin

Diptyque

Tempo

Woody and nuanced, patchouli has never smelled more suave

Sulwhasoo for Men

Inner Charging Serum

Made with essences of Korean herbs to enhance skin vitality and regeneration

Clinique For Men

Maximum Hydrator Activated Water-Gel Concentrate

A burst of super charged hydration on the skin

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8

The beauty innovation that impressed

Science-driven skincare and gadgets that do more for your skin

Alcheme

Personalised serum

From selfie to serum, this is the future of customised skincare

ReFa

Clear

The innovative sonic ion upgrade to your daily cleansing routine

Renovatio

Activated Phenolics Cream

A broad spectrum antioxidant naturally derived from apples that soothes sensitive skin

Foreo

UFO

The 90-second face mask that delivers a decadent treatment in a flash

Shiseido

Essential Energy Moisturizing

A delicate and silky cream that comes in 64 different handcrafted jars

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9

Best face sculptors

These create the perfect contour and definition

Fenty Beauty

Match Stix Matte Skinstick

Concealer-meets-contour in a super chic, magnetised stick

Make Up For Ever

Artist Face Color

Easy-blend face powders you can mix and match in a customisable palette

Hourglass

Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick

The most seamless, creamy, and lustrous highlight in a tube

Chanel

Palette Essentielle

It’s everything your face needs for defining in one sleek multi-use compact

Nars

The Multiple

Versatility is its middle name, be it for eyes, cheeks or lips

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10

The foundation that makeup artists love

The cult and new offerings that give skin a truly flawless, second skin finish

Clé de Peau Beauté

The Foundation

The ultra-luxurious, re-texturising base to blur all imperfections

Shu Uemura

Petal Skin Fluid Foundation

Mineral fine-pigments deliver a semi-matte and semi-glow poreless coverage

Lancôme

Teint Miracle Hydrating Foundation

Second-skin foundation that intensifies the skin’s radiance

111Skin

Teint Miracle Hydrating Foundation

HG second-skin foundation that intensifies the skin’s natural radiance

Laura Mercier

Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation

Weightless 15-hour wear that’s sweat, humidity, water and transfer-resistant

Marc Jacobs Beauty

Shameless Foundation

The first flashback-free foundation with a natural, self-setting finish

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The most covetable beauty brand of the year

The brands that got everyone talking

Fenty Beauty

Rihanna’s beauty brainchild that’s out there repping diversity and changing the conversation

Hera

K-beauty at its most luxurious and sophisticated

Three Cosmetics

This Japanese import works a modern and minimalist aesthetic in all its skincare and makeup

Chantecaille

Backed by luxury botanicals, this is French formulation-meets-New York chic

Giorgio Armani Beauty

Like couture for your skin, expect only the best formulas and textures

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The hair miracle that leaves you best tressed

Good hair day weapons of tress protection

OUAI

Wave spray

Easy, breezy beach hair in a bottle from the cult brand

OUAI

Wave spray

Easy, breezy beach hair in a bottle from the cult brand

Vernon Francois

Mist Nourishing Water

An amino-enriched saviour for damaged hair

Olaplex

The Original Hair Perfector No.3

The ultimate at-home reviving mask that delivers pro results

Shiseido Professional

The Haircare Airy Flow Shampoo and Conditioner

Breakthrough Flow Motion Technology tames even the most unruly hair

Kérastase

Extensioniste Serum

Makes hair stronger and less prone to breakage

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The eye marvel that works wonders

Creams and serums that leave you bright-eyed

IT Cosmetics

Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream

It’s bye bye to tired eyes, and hello to instant brightening

IT Cosmetics

Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream

It’s bye bye to tired eyes, and hello to instant brightening

Chanel

Blue Serum Eye

Bottles longevity ingredients from regions where people live longer and better

Caudalie

Premier Cru The Eye Cream

A luxe eye serum with soft focus pigments to fake that 8-hour beauty sleep

Sulwhasoo

Time Treasure Renovating Eye Serum and
Golden Eye Care Massager

The 24K gold-plated massager makes this the ultimate eye care ritual

Jyunka

Ageless Eye

Banishes those bags and fine lines while lifting and firming the eye contours

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The age eraser

Timelessness in a bottle

Clarins

Double Serum

The 8th edition of the iconic serum has been reformulated with turmeric for even better benefits

Clé de Peau Beauté

The Firming Serum

An anti-ageing serum that promises a 4D lifting effect

La Prairie

Line Interception Power Duo

This dual chamber day and night multi-tasker does away with separate moisturisers

Jyunka

M+ Fluid

Chock-full of pure vitamin C, this potent serum is your shield against free radicals

Biologique Recherche

La Grande Crème

A soon-to-be classic from a cult brand, that is handcrafted in small batches

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The sunscreen the sun is afraid of

Sunscreens that feel weightless but offer maximum protection

Kiehl’s

Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF50/PA++++

Hydrates, protects, and fights the early signs of ageing

Kiehl’s

Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF50/PA++++

Hydrates, protects, and fights the early signs of ageing

La Prairie

Cellular Swiss UV Protection Veil SPF50/PA++++

A luxurious sunscreen that treats and protects

Supergoop

Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF40

A totally invisible, antioxidant-rich SPF that doubles up as makeup primer

Sisley

Phyto-Blanc Brightening Daily Defense Fluid SPF50/PA++++

Shields against the sun and corrects dark spots simultaneously

SK-II

Atmosphere Airy Light UV Cream SPF50+/PA++++

Formulated with the miracle pitera to prevent skin surface damage

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JUDGES

Our panel of five beauty insiders will account for 60 per cent of the vote. The winners in each of the 15 categories will be revealed on 24 September 2018.

Nigel Stanislaus

Makeup artist

Marie Soh

Hair and makeup artist, 27A