BEST IN BEAUTY
SA'S TOP BEAUTY BRANDS WERE HONOURED AT THE MUCH-ANTICIPATED ANNUAL MC PRIX D'EXCELLENCE DE LA BEAUTE AWARDS
every year, we gather to celebrate the best beauty products in the industry from skin care to make-up, as judged by our panel of top editors and beauty experts who try and test the submissions. For our 2014 Prix d’Excellence de la Beauté awards ceremony, we headed downtown to the Canteen @ Arts on Main, Jo’burg, who hosted us for the day. How did we celebrate our winners? With bubbly of course, and lots of it, thanks to JC Le Roux. A decadent afternoon tea of oysters, strawberries dipped in chocolate, delicate macaroons and petits fours was served, while beauty-industry insiders representing local and international brands, editors and celebrities mingled to the cool sounds of Shaun Jacobs. MC editor Aspasia Karras and beauty editor Mathahle Stofile delighted in announcing the well-deserved winners in our various categories. Guests were treated to a special gift bag including a charming bracelet from A Ring To It and a paisley printed make-up bag from Oilily. A beautiful day shared with beautiful people.
Clockwise from left A selection of beauty products; MC editor Aspasia Karras (left) and beauty editor Mathahle Stofile with L’Oréal’s Marketa Havlik-Liebenberg (centre); guests view the beauty products; a delicious spread from Canteen; Estée Lauder’s Lulu Ndevu, Corinne Majiedt, Jessica De Klerk, Natasha Bennett and Bruno Bertrand. Below, clockwise from right JC Le Roux bubbly; floral décor; Elizabeth Arden’s Alice Cardarelli and the brand’s senior make-up artist, Gina Myers; Shaun Jacobs entertains the crowd; make-up bag from Oilily; bracelet from A Ring To It.