The golden statues are being handed out Sunday night, so we decided to announce some winners of our own.
You can imagine how working at a beauty boutique leads to an overflowing bathroom. We LUX ladies try a lot of product. But, as much as we’re addicted to the new, there are several stars we reach for again and again. When an item is selected by a team of beauty junkies as being a fave, you know it’s a keeper.
If there’s one thing we love more than trying products, it’s sharing our finds with others. On my team’s eighteen individual Top 10 lists, I found eleven must-haves that show up again and again. In our own words, here they are: the 3rd Annual LUXademy Awards!
BEST OF SKINCARE:
Best Skincare Secret Weapon: Indie Lee Blemish Lotion- $28.00
A miracle product for dealing with breakouts, “this product zaps pimples right out of the water! It is easy to apply, inexpensive and truly dries out those blemishes” for clearer more radiant skin.
Best Morning After Product: Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels- $34.00
We use this must have ‘wonder worker’ in the mornings to “brighten, de-puff and soothe” dark, puffy eyes in 10 minutes to get back to our “usual (non-puffed) self”.
Most Addictive Treatment Mask: Glam Glow YouthMud and SuperMud Masks- $69.00
Fully equipped with a cult following, this facial-in-a-jar that pulls “all the blackheads and excess oil off my skin” while leaving it “soft, firm and healthy looking” is impossible to resist.
BEST OF HAIR CARE:
Best Dry Shampoo: Principessa Bianco & Notte Breeze- $25.00
This dry shampoo “keeps hair smelling fresh, even when I’m too lazy to wash.” It keeps bangs from clinging together” and provides “amazing second day lift”. The darker shade is also a saviour for brunettes, as “it blends right in”.
Best Hair Style Helper: Bumble and Bumble Prep- $22.50
You’ll find prep in many of our bathrooms due to it’s amazing time-saving tricks as a ‘detangler, style-refresher” and conditioner. It prolongs and enhances other products and can be “used on day two to bump up yesterday’s style”
BEST OF COSMETICS:
Most Outstanding Lip Color: Ilia Lip Conditioners (all shades)- $27.00
“Everything you want in a lip colour” that also “looks great on everyone.” “Shea butter hydrates lips instead of drying them out, plus they are Canadian made!” Sheer, layerable colours are versatile and “play nice with others”.
Best Thing to Ever Happen to Nail Lacquer: Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab- $46.00
Instead of waiting at the salon under UV lights, LUX ladies have been “saving time and my nails” with the Gel Lab. This base and top duo is “easy to apply, looks beautiful, and extends the wear of my lacquer while staying shiny.”
BEST EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
Best Everyday Must-Use Product: Marvis Toothpaste- $12.00
Always a favorite, we “love how fresh and clean it makes your whole mouth feel” with a “great taste”. The unique flavours are a “special treat to wake up in the morning”. They look gorgeous on the bathroom counter too.
Best Hand Cream: Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream- $15.00
Winter-dry hands at LUX have never been softer or more hydrated thanks to this “non-greasy” cream that “sinks right in” and leaves our “hands feeling great all day long”. “It feels like such a luxurious treat!”.
Best Travel Companion: Maskeraide Facial Sheet Masks- $8.00
“Complexion perfection on the go”, individually wrapped Maskeraide masks are convenient for travelling because they are no-mess. With many varieties to choose from, you can “try a different mask depending on what your skin is asking for”.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
Lifetime Achievement for Most Outstanding Mascara: Geisha Ink Ultra Volume Mascara- $30.00
Our top selling item EVER, this mascara has proven its worth through “hot yoga class, swimming in the ocean and performing on stage without smudging” while adding volume and drama.
Lifetime Achievement for Most Outstanding Eyeliner: Geisha Ink Liquid Eyeliner- $30.00
No liquid eyeliner is as easy to use as Geisha Ink because it has a “perfect tip to provide precision” even for “first-time users. It is smudge proof and water proof. The only liner that will let you have a perfect cat-eye after swimming.”
And there you have it! Click here to buy all the winning products ONLINE NOW!