ELLE International editors’ top beauty picks.
45 beauty editors name their 15 favourite products of the year. #winning
For our third annual ELLE International Beauty Awards, we polled the most product-obsessed and discerning experts we know: ELLE editors. All 45 beauty pros from our network of global editions voted, and the results are in. Here are the most innovative, time-saving, straight-up-life-changing products of the year. h
Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate ($78). This serum was the first to target skin’s immunity; it also functions as a booster to any other skincare product in your cabinet. EDITOR’S POV
BEST CONDITIONER Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Conditioner ($42). This creamy conditioner contains a combination of six delicate oils to douse hair in unparalleled shine.
“It really helps manage and detangle coarse and rebellious hair. It leaves it soft and silky without weighing it down.” – Angélique Martel, beauty editor, ELLE Québec “I love that it literally expands hair, down to the last strand. It’s like a push-up bra for limp hair. It’s smart because it’s a styling shampoo—so as soon as you get out of the shower, your hair is already in a better state in terms of volume.”
“It’s so silky and light. I like the way it illuminates the skin and makes the complexion fresh and glowing. You look like you’ve just arrived from a summer vacation.”
“It’s the spray that all beauty editors brought with them on vacation in 2014. Sun protection that is finally sexy!”
Vichy Laboratoires Aqualia Thermal Light Cream ($38.50). Top up your skin’s lost moisture with this gel-based Vichy Thermal Spa Water-laced cream. The application alone lowers cortisol levels. EDITOR’S POV
– Marta Rudowicz, beauty director, ELLE Poland
– Barbara Huber, beauty director, ELLE Germany
Sisley Cellulinov ($265). Red algae, Indian-lotus extract and caffeine are blended together in a velvety whipped cream that firms slacking skin. EDITOR’S POV
– Alice Bursuc, beauty editor, ELLE Romania
– Emily Dougherty, beauty & fitness director, ELLE U.S.
– Janna O’Toole, beauty & fitness director, ELLE Australia Lancôme Grandiôse ($35). This mascara’s twisted wand and elastomermoulded brush translate into effortless application. It’s also the most stunning mascara design. EDITOR’S
La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil ($365). Eliminate dryness and restore glow with a weightless oil that glides over skin like liquid platinum. EDITOR’S POV
Shiseido Future Solution LX Total Regenerating Body Cream ($150). Tighten up, soften and eradicate dry bits of skin with this luxurious total-body cream.
– Branislava Kostic, beauty editor, ELLE Serbia
– Elisabeth Martorell, deputy beauty director, and Monique Le Dolédec, beauty director, ELLE France. For details, see Shopping Guide.
Yves Saint Laurent Baby Doll Kiss & Blush ($45). A hybrid lip/cheek stain that restores life to skin, presented in an exquisite casing? We’ll take 10. EDITOR’S POV
L’Oréal Paris Fibralogy Shampoo ($6). This deepcleansing shampoo fattens up and amplifies hair’s body the same wonderful way a croissant swells your waistline. EDITOR’S POV – Vanessa Craft, beauty director, ELLE Canada
– Belen Ucros, beauty editor, ELLE Belgium
Chanel Perfection Lumière Velvet ($48). This foundation contains soft-focus pigments that create a blurring effect, and the matte-velvet finish is straight-up addictive.
– Maria Taranenko, beauty editor, ELLE R