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As a person who is always searching for the most amazing beauty products, I am always digging through reviews, magazines, and more. I am always looking for products at the store that have the little “customer choice” stickers and I always want to know what the celebrities are using! Of course my ears would be perked at the sight of the CEW Beauty Insiders’ Choice Beauty Awards, the ONLY award voted on by industry experts. They spotlight the most innovative products of the year, and its list of 210 finalists makes shopping easy!

I wanted to share with you three of my favorite CEW Beauty Insiders’ Choice Award winners from this year, Dior Addict It-Lash Volumizing MascaraShiseido Perfect Cleansing Oiland Aerin Waterlily Sun perfume.

dior addict-it lash mascaradior addict it lash mascara brushdior addict it lash mascaraI am a die-hard lover of all things Dior, and specifically their mascara. Every special event I’ve had in my life I’ve worn Diorshow mascara to. Any special events in college, any time we’ve had pictures taken of our family, and to my wedding. It’s like my secret weapon.

Addict It-Lash is not quite the same, it doesn’t have the huge toothbrush-like wand. The formula is meant to volumize, lengthen, and have a vibrant black color to it. It’s easy to layer and makes my lashes look super full! I really love the effect I get from this. No clumps, and it’s super easy to wash off with a cleansing oil. And speaking of which, another beauty award winner…

shiseido perfect cleansing oilshiseido perfect cleansing oil picEver since I’ve discovered cleaning oil, my skin has never been the same. I used to go through tons of cotton balls and makeup remover every night. In the last year or so, I’ve been using cleansing oil at night to remove my makeup and following that up with another cleanser. Every morning, I refresh my skin by using cleansing oil before makeup.

The Shiseido Perfect Cleansing Oil is lightweight and takes off every trace of my makeup, even the waterproof stuff. It’s really gentle and hydrating too. I love using it by itself or to double cleanse. It’s not hard to see why this is winning all the awards! I also love that it comes with a clip under the nozzle so I could pack it to go with me somewhere and it wouldn’t spill everywhere.

aerin waterlily sun perfume bottleI am obsessed with fragrance, and always love to be wearing something unique that not everybody else has. Aerin’s Waterlily Sun fragrance is a special scent that would make a lovely signature scent. With notes of sicilian bergamot and jasmine sambac, it’s floral and watery while still being lightweight. This is such a beautiful scent and I feel so feminine when I wear it. I love that it is refreshing while still having a certain warmth about it. Also, I LOVE the packaging. 

aerin waterlily sun perfume capThe bottle itself is simplistic and minimalist and so elegant, and then you have the cap, which is this gorgeous green gemstone. It is worth every penny for the fragrance and the prestige packaging. I really do feel so fancy when I’m wearing this! 

aerin waterlily sun perfumeBecause I love these three products so much, I thought I’d give all three away to one lucky winner! If you are over 18 and in the US only, please enter to win! I’d also like to share the other awards finalists with you. I listed them below. I’ve tried and loved a bunch of these products. I find it interesting that so many of the products are trending based on what is really “in” right now in beauty and skincare- contouring, oils, anti-aging stuff, etc. Keep on scrolling to get to the giveaway! 

The 2015 CEW Insiders’ Choice Beauty Awards Finalists are:


Bath and Body Mass

AVEENO® – Eczema Therapy Hand Cream

Dove® – Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Wash with Nutrium Moisture

Jergens – BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream

St. Ives – Even & Bright Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Body Wash

Vaseline® – Intensive Care Advanced Repair Fragrance Free

Yes to Coconut – Polishing Body Scrub


Bath and Body Prestige

Ahava – Dead Sea Osmoter™ Body Concentrate Tone and Texture Correcting Serum

Aveda – Hand Relief™ Night Renewal Serum

bliss – Fatgirlslim Arm Candy

Molton Brown – Oudh Accord & Gold Body Wash

Moroccanoil – Body Soufflé – Fragrance Originale

Urban Decay – Naked Skin Body Beauty Balm



Acne Treatment

Borghese – Fango Purificante Purifying Mud Mask for Face and Body

Dr. Lin Skincare – Medicated Acne Cleansing Wipes

Estée Lauder      Clear Difference Targeted Blemish Treatment

Kate Somerville – Hydraclear Hydrating Acne Gel

MD Complete by Dr. Brian Zelickson – Healthy Skin Accelerator

Murad – Acne Clearing Solution


Anti-Aging Mass

Boots – No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum

Burt’s Bees® – Brightening Dark Spot Corrector

La Roche-Posay – Pigmentclar Intensive Dark Spot Correcting Serum

L’Oréal Paris – Youth Code Texture Perfector Pore Vanisher

NEUTROGENA® – Rapid Tone Repair Dark Spot Corrector

Yes to Blueberries – Face & Neck Oil


Anti-Aging Prestige

Clinique – Smart Custom-Repair Serum

Elizabeth Arden – Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide™ Caplet Serum

Estée Lauder – Re-nutriv Ultimate Diamond Sculpting/Refinishing Dual Infusion

Origins – Plantscription Anti-aging Power Serum

philosophy – No Reason to Hide Multi-imperfection Transforming Serum

Shiseido Cosmetics America – Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate


Cleanser & Scrub

Cetaphil – Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths

GLAMGLOW – Powermud Dualcleanse Treatment

Origins – Ginzing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser

philosophy – Purity Made Simple Deep-clean Mask

Shiseido Cosmetics America – Perfect Cleansing Oil

St. Ives – Even & Bright Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub


Eye Treatment Mass

Avon – Anew Clinical Absolute Even Dark Circle Corrector

Boots – No7 Youthful Eye Serum

Burt’s Bees® – Brightening Eye Treatment

L’Oréal Paris – Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Eye Smoother

Olay – Regenerist Luminous Dark Circle Correcting Hydraswirl

Vichy Laboratoires – Idéalia Eyes


Eye Treatment Prestige

Elizabeth Arden – Prevage Anti-aging + Intensive Repair Eye Serum

Estée Lauder – Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-aging Eye Balm

Fresh – Black Tea Age-delay Eye Concentrate

Kiehl’s Since 1851 – Super Multi-corrective Eye-opening Serum

Origins – Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-bright Dark Circle Minimizer

Shiseido Cosmetics America – Benefiance Wrinkleresist 24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask


Lip Treatment

ChapStick – Hydration Lock Day & Night

Fresh – Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy

NIVEA – A Kiss of Care & Color

Softlips – Cube 5-in-1 Lip Care

Tony Moly – Bbo Bbo Lip Balm

Yes to Coconut – Cooling Lip Oil


Skincare Tools

bliss – ‘Pout’-o-matic Spa-powered Lip Perfecting System

Boscia – Konjac Cleansing Sponge with Bamboo Charcoal

Clarisonic – Smart Profile Sonic Cleansing Device

Clinique – Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush

FOREO – Luna™ T-sonic™ Cleansing and Anti-aging System

Philips – Pure Radiance Facial Cleansing System


Sun Product

Hawaiian Tropic – Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance Lotion Sunscreen SPF 30

La Roche-Posay – Anthelios 30 Cooling Water Lotion

NEUTROGENA® – Ultra Sheer® Stick Sunscreen SPF 70

Shiseido Cosmetics America – Ultimate Sun Protection Spray SPF 50+

Supergoop! – Sun-defying Sunscreen Oil with Meadowfoam SPF 50

tantowel – Face Tan


Moisturizer Mass

AVEENO® – Positively Radiant® CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Burt’s Bees® – Brightening Even-tone Moisturizing Cream

Laneige – Water Sleeping Mask

Olay – Regenerist Luminous Facial Oil

Simple – Ultra-light Gel Moisturizer

Yes to Carrots – Fragrance Free Intense Hydration Night Cream


Moisturizer Prestige

AERIN – Rose Balm

DARPHIN – Stimulskin Plus Multi-corrective Divine Cream

Elizabeth Arden – Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide™ Moisture Cream SPF 30

GLAMGLOW – Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment

Origins – Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-mushroom Skin Relief Soothing Face Cream

philosophy – Renewed Hope in a Jar



Hair Coloring Product

Garnier – Color Styler Intense Wash-out Color

John Frieda – Colour Refreshing Gloss

L’Oréal Paris – Superior Preference Mousse Absolue

Revlon – Colorsilk

Rita Hazan – Ultimate Shine Color Gloss

Wella Professionals – Koleston Perfect Innosense


Hair Shampoo/Hair Conditioner

Alterna Haircare – Caviar Anti-aging Replenishing Moisture Milk Leave-in Conditioning Spray

Bumble and bumble – Bb. Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Conditioner

Dove® – Oxygen Moisture Shampoo

Fekkai – Full Blown Volume Foam Conditioner

Living Proof – Curl Conditioning Wash

L’Oréal Paris – Advanced Haircare Volume Filler Thickening Shampoo

Ojon – Rare Blend Moisture-rich Cleansing Conditioner


Hair Styling/Hair Care

Alterna Haircare – Caviar Anti-aging Perfect Texture Finishing Spray

Aveda   – Smooth Infusion™ Naturally Straight

Bumble and bumble – Bb. Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer

Fekkai – Hair Fragrance Mist Crème Vanillé

Living Proof – Instant Texture Mist

Zotos Professional – 180 Pro Miracle Repair Damage Eliminator Treatment


Hair Tools

CHI – Smart Titanium Ceramic Hairstyling Iron

Drybar – Buttercup Blow Dryer

ghd Professional, North America – Curve Creative Curl Wand

Infiniti Pro by Conair® – 3Q™

T3 – Whirl Trio Interchangeable Barrel Styling Wand

VOLOOM – Hair Volumizing Iron



Anthony – Wake Up Call

Dove Men + Care – Aqua Impact Shampoo

Jack Black – Deep Dive Glycolic Facial Cleanser

Lab Series Skincare for Men – Age Rescue+ Water-charged Gel Cream plus Ginseng

NIVEA – Sensitive Shaving Cream

Vaseline® – Men Spray Lotion Fast Absorbing



Eye Product Mass

Coty Inc. – Rimmel London Scandaleyes Rockin’ Curve Mascara

COVERGIRL – Full Lash Bloom by Lashblast Mascara

FLOWER – Eye 2 Eye Eye Marker & Volumizing Mascara

L’Oréal Paris – Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara

NYX Cosmetics – Two Timer Dual Ended Eyeliner

Sonia Kashuk – Dramatically Brightening Kajal


Eye Product Prestige

bareMinerals – 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow Broad Spectrum SPF 15

Benefit Cosmetics – They’re Real! Push-up Liner

Christian Dior – Dior Addict It-lash Fabulous Impact Vibrant Colour Mascara

Lancôme – Grandiôse Mascara

Smashbox Cosmetics – Full Exposure Palette

Urban Decay – Perversion Mascara


Face Product Mass

Almay® – Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup

FLOWER – Glisten Up! Highlighter Chubby

Laneige – BB Cushion

L’Oréal Paris – Visible Lift Blur Foundation

NEUTROGENA® – Nourishing Long Wear Makeup

Sonia Kashuk – Chic Defining Contour Stick


Face Product Prestige

Charlotte Tilbury – Wonderglow Instant Soft-focus Beauty Flash Primer

Clinique – Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm

Coty Inc. – CK One 3-in-1 Concealer Pen

Laura Mercier Cosmetics – Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide

Shiseido Cosmetics America – Future Solution LX Total Radiance Foundation SPF 20

Smashbox Cosmetics – Camera Ready BB Cream Eyes Broad Spectrum SPF 15


Lip Product Mass

Burt’s Bees® – Lip Crayon

FLOWER – Kiss Me Twice Lip & Cheek Chubby

L’Oréal Paris – Colour Riche Extraordinaire Liquid Lipcolour

NYX Cosmetics – Butter Lipstick

Revlon – Colorstay™ Moisture Stain

Sonia Kashuk – Dewy Luxe Lip & Cheek Balm


Lip Product Prestige

Christian Dior – Dior Addict Fluid Stick Fabulous Wear High Impact Glossy Colour Lip Hybrid

Clinique – Chubby Stick Baby Tint Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm

Estée Lauder – Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Smashbox Cosmetics – Always Sharp Lip Liner

Urban Decay – Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss

YSL Beaute – Baby Doll Kiss & Blush



Men’s Scent

Acqua di Parma – Colonia Leather Eau de Parfum

BPI Shiseido – Issey Miyake Nuit d’Issey

Christian Dior – Dior Homme Eau for Men

Ermenegildo Zegna – Essenze Peruvian Ambrette

John Varvatos – Artisan Acqua

L’Occitane en Provence – Eau de Cade


Women’s Scent Mass

Avon – Luck for Her

Coty Inc. – Love 2 Love Jasmine + Sparkling Mimosa

Demeter Fragrance Library – Pistachio Ice Cream Cologne Spray

FLOWER – Cherished

Paris Hilton Fragrances – With Love


Women’s Scent Prestige

AERIN – Waterlily Sun Eau de Parfum

BPI Shiseido – NARCISO by Narciso Rodriguez

Burberry – My Burberry Eau de Parfum

Coty Inc. – Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream

DKNY – MYNY Eau de Parfum

Viktor&Rolf – Bonbon



butter LONDON – Nail 999 Rescue System

Christian Dior – Dior Vernis Couture Colour Gel Shine and Long Wear Nail Lacquer

Coty Inc. – Sally Hansen Miracle Gel

essie – Fashion Playground

OPI Products, Inc. – Infinite Shine Gel Effects Lacquer

ZOYA – Cosmo Pixie Dust



Babo Botanicals

Blind Barber

Drunk Elephant








Intelligent Nutrients


Marula | Pure Beauty Oil™

Soap & Water

Surya Brasil



CLEAN Perfume

Kjaer Weis llc

Le Couvent des Minimes

Philip Kingsley

Scalisi Skincare

stubble & ‘stache




Aquaphor – Healing Ointment

Crest – 3D White Whitestrips

Dove® – White Beauty Bar

Q-tips® – Cotton Swabs

St. Ives – Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

Vaseline® – Jelly Original



Aveda   – Shampure™ Composition

Benefit Cosmetics – Benetint

Clinique – Almost Lipstick in Black Honey

Donna Karan – Cashmere Mist

Estée Lauder – Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II

Fresh – Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15




Dove® – Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Wash with Nutrium Moisture

L’Oréal Paris – Advanced Suncare Quick Dry Finish Spray SPF 50+

Nexxus – Color Assure Pre-wash Primer

Simple – Ultra-light Gel Moisturizer

Suave Professionals – Visible Glow™ Self-tanning Body Lotion



Anastasia Beverly Hills – Contour Kit

Estée Lauder – Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Glossier – Phase 1 Set

Kiehl’s Since 1851 – Oil Eliminator 24-hour Anti-shine Moisturizer for Men

Lancôme – Grandiôse Mascara

Too Faced Cosmetics – Cat Eyes Ferociously Feminine Eye Shadow & Liner Collection



And the giveaway!


Beauty Awards Prize!

45 Comments on Cosmetic Executive Women Beauty Awards Finalists (and Giveaway!)

  1. Never Say Die Beauty
    July 9, 2015 at 3:15 pm (2 years ago)

    Gee, if CEW finds itself with an extra Smashbox BB Cream Eyes, I would love to try that on my red eyelids for review. CEW is a very cool organization. Love the list with so many products to try!

  2. Anastasia
    July 9, 2015 at 3:22 pm (2 years ago)

    I love Aerin Waterlily Sun, it’s one of my favorite summer fragrances this year!

  3. Julie L
    July 9, 2015 at 5:45 pm (2 years ago)

    I could not live without my Fresh Sugar lip treatment! I’m addicted to it!

  4. Tashina
    July 9, 2015 at 6:06 pm (2 years ago)

    It’s awesome to see cruelty free brands on the list!

  5. Erika
    July 9, 2015 at 7:54 pm (2 years ago)

    That cleansing oil sounds fantastic and the fragrance, like something I’d love.

  6. Phyrra
    July 9, 2015 at 9:02 pm (2 years ago)

    I LOVE that green cap

  7. Colleen Boudreau
    July 9, 2015 at 9:51 pm (2 years ago)


  8. Kath Thefabzilla
    July 9, 2015 at 11:24 pm (2 years ago)

    I love Aerin Waterlily too. Nice summer scent.

  9. MarciaF
    July 9, 2015 at 11:32 pm (2 years ago)

    I love to read the list of their picks even though I think too many of the same big brands are mentioned. It’s great though when they pick the lesser known products like Voloom and Foreo Luna.

    • justina
      July 10, 2015 at 1:41 am (2 years ago)

      My favorite thing ever is to look through what products made what lists! There are so many I agree with and a few that I don’t. But I also love seeing the lesser known brands on there!

  10. Neha Kaul
    July 9, 2015 at 11:42 pm (2 years ago)

    From the list above, it’s the Laura Mercier Flawless Foundation Fluid that I find unbeatable when it comes to sheer coverage- it really is like second skin! Outside the list, it would have to be Clarins Instant Concealer that I love the most!

  11. Cindy (Prime Beauty)
    July 9, 2015 at 11:45 pm (2 years ago)

    I’ve always liked the Dior mascaras, have used the Shiseido oil and love that too!

  12. Destany
    July 9, 2015 at 11:48 pm (2 years ago)

    Great giveaway!

  13. Nidia - Lit From Within
    July 10, 2015 at 12:32 am (2 years ago)

    I have a sample of the Aerin Waterlily, and it’s been my perfume all summer long! It’s nice, and bright, and citrusy. It doesn’t have the cool bottle yours does, though! How pretty. Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Diana Devlin
    July 10, 2015 at 8:59 am (2 years ago)

    I’ve recently discovered Aerin fragrances and cosmetics – I love them! I own Amber Musk but Waterlilly Sun sounds perfect for the summer!

  15. Sherry B.
    July 10, 2015 at 9:25 am (2 years ago)

    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway! I would like to try all of these to the point where I can’t make up my mind which I’m most excited about.

  16. Rebecca B
    July 10, 2015 at 12:04 pm (2 years ago)

    My favorite is my sunscreen and lots of sleep:)

  17. Heather
    July 10, 2015 at 12:15 pm (2 years ago)

    Love these products you mentioned, however I am intrigued by your lip color! SO pretty

  18. Juanita
    July 10, 2015 at 3:19 pm (2 years ago)

    Thanks for giving me the opportunity to try these products!

  19. amy pugmire
    July 11, 2015 at 9:31 pm (2 years ago)

    I love my estee lauder double wear foundation.

  20. Shaimaa
    July 12, 2015 at 2:25 am (2 years ago)

    Bobbi Brown Lipstick Red Burnt

  21. Rosie Areola (Heather)
    July 12, 2015 at 1:42 pm (2 years ago)

    I love trying out new foundations so I’d say that’s my favorite beauty product.

  22. Erin Ortiz
    July 12, 2015 at 8:15 pm (2 years ago)

    I love the Kiehls pore minimizer.

  23. Lisa
    July 12, 2015 at 9:04 pm (2 years ago)

    I love Rosebud Salve.

  24. LaTanya
    July 12, 2015 at 9:49 pm (2 years ago)

    Pacifica makeup remover wipes

  25. brenda disimone
    July 12, 2015 at 9:51 pm (2 years ago)

    i love to bath and body works body scrubs.

  26. Melissa S
    July 12, 2015 at 10:42 pm (2 years ago)

    I love bb cream for the summer months.

  27. Alison Tolar
    July 12, 2015 at 10:50 pm (2 years ago)

    I looove St. Ive’s apricot scrub. It’s cheap and effective.

  28. sarah k
    July 12, 2015 at 11:10 pm (2 years ago)

    Lip balm is one of my favorite products and sunscreen

  29. Alona Y
    July 13, 2015 at 12:15 am (2 years ago)

    Right now my favorite is the Urban Decay electric palette.

  30. Christina M.
    July 13, 2015 at 6:57 am (2 years ago)

    Whatalist! Thank you. (Also, just fyi, the pinterest link you provide in the rafflecopter isn’t working.)

  31. MaryG.
    July 13, 2015 at 7:28 am (2 years ago)

    My favorite beauty product is my Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum…it’s so good!

  32. Lulubelle
    July 13, 2015 at 9:00 am (2 years ago)

    DHC’s Deep Cleansing Oil!

  33. Laura Royal
    July 13, 2015 at 5:01 pm (2 years ago)

    I love Tula eye cream!

  34. Alyssa H
    July 13, 2015 at 5:12 pm (2 years ago)

    I love the Amber Musk Aerin perfume! Also a lot of the perfumes on the list surprised me!

  35. Michelle Castagne
    July 13, 2015 at 9:12 pm (2 years ago)

    I like yes to grapefruit correct and repair brightening facial towelettes.

  36. Nataile Brown
    July 14, 2015 at 8:11 pm (2 years ago)

    Currently, my favorite beauty product is theBalm’s Mary-Loumanizer. LOVE it!! Thank-you for this generous chance. 🙂

  37. Sara Cehennemden
    July 15, 2015 at 3:53 pm (2 years ago)

    I love my Amazemitt 😀

  38. Cynthia Richardson
    July 15, 2015 at 10:51 pm (2 years ago)

    My favorite beauty product is Paula’s Choice serum booster

  39. Andrea Darst
    July 16, 2015 at 10:53 pm (2 years ago)

    I’ve always loved Dior Diorshow New Look mascara but recently tried Butter London Iconolast mascara just as much!

  40. Cara Kirkland
    July 17, 2015 at 10:34 am (2 years ago)

    I love Annmarie Gianni Aloe Herb Facial Cleanser. It cleans so well and smells so heavenly and fresh and its all natural!

  41. Christy Peeples DuBois
    July 17, 2015 at 5:04 pm (2 years ago)

    There are so many gorgeous beauty products available that it’s difficult to say which is my favorite. However, anytime I see beauty products I always start looking at the lipsticks and lip liners first so I am saying lipsticks are my favorite.


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