InStyle Awards 2013

Every year InStyle collate the ‘Best Beauty Buys’ from various brands and products around the world, and this year has brought us some of the most amazing new formulas as well as some old favorites that have had you looking great this last year.

Tried and tested by leaders in the beauty business – whether it be make up artists working behind the scenes on fashion shoots, the hairstylists that create amazing catwalk look, the manicurists known for their celebrity clients and skin care gurus that give A-listers their flawless skin.

Best Mineral Base – bareMinerals Original SPF15 Foundation

BareMinerals SPF15 Mineral Foundation

The kindest, most natural make up that covers blemishes to leave your skin looking flawless and feeling healthier

Best Hair Texturiser – Surf Spray by Bumble & Bumble

Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray

A salt infused styling spray that gives your hair that beach wave texture without having to be by the sea.

Best For Instant Shine – Shine on (and on) by Bumble & Bumble

Bumble & Bumble Shine On Finishing Spray

A lightweight glossing mist that provides you with high shine at any time

Best Smoothing Product – techni Art Liss Control by l’oreal professionnel

L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni Art Liss Control - Smooth Control Gel-Cream

Ideal for blow drying naturally curly or frizzy hair, make sure that your hair is always looking smooth and silky every time you step out of the house

Best Hair Volumiser – Thickening Hairspray by Bumble & Bumble

Bumble & Bumble Thickening Hairspray

Perfect for dull, lifeless hair, provide yourself with lift, control and structure that works on every hair type.

Best Colour Range – Pureology Hair Care

Pureology Hair Care

The number one hair care brand in America that delivers gentle natural based products for long lasting hair colour.

Best Split End Remedy – Split End Correcting Treatment from Pureology

Pureology Essential Repair Split End Correcting Treatment

Nourishing distressed hair to help seal split ends and protecting colour vibrancy

Best Heat Protector – Techni Art Hot Constructor

L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni Art Hot Style Constructor

This spray styles and fixes your hair without it being left to feel heavy or sticky. Suitable for all hair types

Best Shampoo For Dry Hair – Bain Satin 1 by Kerastase

Kerastase Bain Satin 1

Perfect for normal to dry hair, this luscious shampoo gently nourishes your hair whilst smoothing to leave hair soft, supple and boasting intense shine.

Best Shampoo For Oily/Combination Hair – bain Divalent by kerastase

Bain Divalent

Perfect for oily scalps and dry sensitized ends, oxygenating your hair to leave it feeling clean, nourished and beautiful once more.

Best Facial Exfoliation – Daily Microfoliant by Dermalogica


Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

Leave skin looking noticeably smoother and brighter with this unique Dermalogica

Best Spot Treatment – Overnight Clearing Gel by Dermalogica

Dermalogica Medibac Overnight Clearing Gel

Combat blemishes with this cleansing, revitalizing and calming treatment for your skin

Best Detoxing Mask – Rescue Mask by Eve Lom

Eve Lom Rescue Mask

The best mask around for removing make up, dirt and bacteria to leave your skin looking smooth and fresh again

Best Moisturiser for Normal/oily skin – Active Moist by Dermalogica

Dermalogica Active Moist

A silky, lightweight oil free moisturiser that quickly absorbs into your face. Hydrating your skin whilst nourishing for a polished finish.

Best Tweezers – Tweezerman


The best Tweezers around, pluck and tweeze your way to a more groomed finish.

Best Self Tan – St Tropez

St Tropez

Streak free, bronzed finishes every time with St Tropez

Best Shower Gel – Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash by REN

Ren Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash

Ideal for dry or sensitive skin, feel the benefits of the expensive essential oils within this revered body wash

Best Body Oil – Moroccan Rose Otto Ultra Moisture Body Oil by REN

Ren Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil

With 100% natural fragrances, immerse your down time with the Queen Of Flower oils

Best Nail Colour – Essie


Rich colours, chip resistant formula and long lasting. Essie provides everything you’ve ever wanted in a nail polish

Best Foot Cream – Shea Butter Foot Cream by L’Occitane

L'Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream

Keep feet looking and feeling amazing with a formula rich with nourishing benefits of Shea Butter

Best Conditioner for Oily/Combination Hair – The Rinse by Paul Mitchell

Paul Mitchell The Rinse

A lightweight, detangling conditioner that helps to provide you with a soft and silky feel with every wash

Best Eco/Organic range – Aveda

Aveda Hair Care

Cleanse, condition and revitalise your hair with the power of natural and organic ingredients found in Aveda hair care

Best Conditioner for dry hair – moisture repair conditioner by moroccanoil

Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Conditioner

A rich conditioner with Argan oil infused throughout, find your hair thoroughly hydrated and nourished with just one wash

best leave in conditioner – leave in (rinse out) conditioner by Bumble & bumble

Bumble & Bumble Leave In Conditioner

A lightweight conditioner with a rich formula that doesn’t weigh down hair whilst leaving hair healthy and full of life again

best curl enhancer – curl conscious defining creme by bumble & bumble

Bumble And Bumble Curl Conscious Defining Cream - For Fine Curls

Define your curls whether they be natural or chemical make sure your curls spring to life every time you style

Best hair oil – moroccanoil


Voted the best hair oil for a reason. The Argan oil tames frizz, nourishes and leaves hair healthy again

best flat iron – v gold classic style from ghd

Ghd Gold Classic Styler

A luxury styler that not only provides you with great looking hair, but smooths frizz and gives you a comfortable hold throughout the styling process

best hair dryer – compact by parlux

Parlux 3200 Compact Ceramic Ionic Hair Dryer

Providing you with professional blow drying that’s quick, efficient and easy to use.


Jessica Lawson - Makeup Expert

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