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LOOKFANTASTIC Beauty Icons 2021

LOOKFANTASTIC Beauty Icons 2021
Ellie Taylor
Writer and expert2 years ago
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Get your ballots at the ready, the LOOKFANTASTIC Beauty Icon awards are now open! From top trending newcomers to our buyers' favourites, we’ve handpicked the best beauty finds of the year and now it’s up to you to decide who takes the top spot. Split up into 23 catagories, cast your vote on the best beauty gifts, the best sustainable beauty brand, the best tool for sexual pleasure and much much more. Plus, every voter will get 20% off* to spend on their next haul!

Want to have your say on the best in beauty? Click here to place your votes.

Here’s a taste of the competition…

The Best Newcomer

Whether you’ve been stocking up on the COOLA Sun Silk Drops SPF30 to protect your complexion or indulging in a solo self-care session with the So Divine Irreplaceable Clitoral Suction Stimulator, cast your eyes on the best beauty newcomer of the year. Others include the stunning Natasha Denona Zendo Palette full of staple summer shimmers, the DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel for a super strong crunch-free hold and the Squalane and Probiotic Gel Moisturiser from clean beauty brand Biossance.

The Sun Saviour

SPF has slowly become a staple for many of us in our daily skincare routines. Not only does it protect your complexion from harmful UV rays, it also helps to reduce fine lines and dark spots. The La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Invisible Fluid SPF 50+ took TikTok by storm with its fast-absorbing formula whilst the REN Clean Skincare Clean Screen Mineral SPF30 allowed us to bask guilt-free in the summer rays.

The Blemish Buster

With maskne taking centre stage on our complexions for the best part of a year, many of us reached for new solutions to put our breakouts at bay. Cue the cult classic La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ and The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% High Strength Vitamin and Mineral Blemish Formula. Others who made the hit list included the FARMACY Deep Sweep 2% BHA Pore Cleansing Toner, REN Clean Skincare Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic and The INKEY List Succinic Acid Blemish Treatment.

The Best Facial Device

From face-gym workouts to blue light busters, our range of facial tools made the best at-home spa treatments whilst the salons were closed. Gua Sha your way into the day with the luxurious ESPA Rose Quartz Gua Sha Tool or cleanse away dirt and build up with the FOREO LUNA 3 Face Brush and Anti Ageing Massager. Other 5* favourites include the much-loved NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device, the Sensica Sensilight Pro Device and the Dr Dennis Gross Spectralite FaceWear Pro.

Click here to cast your votes.

*Brand exclusions apply.

Ellie Taylor
Writer and expert
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As a beauty fanatic I'm always on the lookout to try and experiment with new products! I’ve been writing about everything beauty for over 3 years and specialise in skincare so have plenty of tips and tricks to help put blemishes at bay and get your complexion glowing. Whilst being a content writer at LOOKFANTASTIC I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with incredible brands including Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana and La Mer, taking my understanding of the industry to the next level. In the past I’ve been a freelance makeup artist and have collaborated with brands including NYX and Revolution Beauty on a personal level, sharing my makeup creations for the world to see. My ride or die brands have to be PIXI, Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown and I can’t live without my trusty MAC Velvet Teddy!