Vogue India awards best in beauty

03 Aug,2012

By A Correspondent

 

Vogue India celebrated the best in beauty at the third edition of the Vogue Beauty Awards. The glittering awards ceremony honoured the best beauty products, services and professionals across categories ranging from skin care, anti-ageing, make-up, fragrances, hair care and hair styling.

 

Attendees included celebrities, socialites and heads of eminent beauty brands in the country. Hosted by Vogue India editor Priya Tanna and Vogue India Beauty Editor Parizaad Khan, the event began with personalities from the beauty and glamour industry walking the red carpet followed by cocktails and the awards ceremony.  There are a total of 55 awards this year, including 42 awards related to products and services and 13 honouring the best beauty related talent.

 

Speaking on the occasion, Priya Tanna, Editor Vogue India said: “Vogue Beauty Awards demonstrates our growing commitment towards beauty, which is integral to the magazine’s DNA as is fashion. Vogue Beauty Awards has grown from strength to strength in the past few years and has achieved distinction of becoming one of the most prestigious Beauty Awards in the industry. The overwhelming response we received last year from our readers, industry professionals and experts has encouraged us to widen the scope and reach of the awards, making it bigger and better than before.”

 

Cover star of the Vogue August issue, Kajol received the ‘Timeless Beauty’ award, whilst ‘Most Beautiful Man’ was awarded to Farhan Akhtar and ‘Beauty of the Year’ was bagged by Deepika Padukone. Other winners included Ileana D’Cruz for ‘Fresh face’ and Diana Penty for ‘Debutant’.

 

On being presented Timeless Beauty Kajol said: “Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder and is eternal. You are beautiful because you believe you are. I would like to thank Vogue for giving me the Timeless Beauty Award. I also want to thank all those people who made me feel beautiful from inside, my family, friends and all those amazing fans.”

 

Deepika Padukone on being presented ‘Beauty of the Year’ said, “My idea of beauty is embracing my strengths as well as my flaws, being confident and hardworking. It’s a great feeling to receive such a prestigious award from Vogue India.”

 

Anil Chinnappa won Best Make-up Artist, Suresh Natarajan won Best Photographer and Angela Jonsson won Best Model. Whilst Best Hair Stylist was awarded to Savio Jon Pereira, Best Hair Colourist went to Rod Anker. The Best Skin Expert award was won by Harshna Bijlani, Best Fitness Expert by Zareen Watson and Best Nutritionist by Pooja Makhija.

 

Over 1100 products were rigorously scrutinized and personally tested by an expert panel of judges comprising industry experts such as Mickey Contractor, Dr. Malavika Kohli, Kanta Motwani, beauty mavens Nargis Fakhri, Sonali Bendre, Simar Duggal, Namrata Barua Shroff, Nisha Jhaveri and Vogue editors Priya Tanna and Parizaad Khan.

 

Entries were invited from all beauty brands retailing in India which were judged by the panelists through a thorough and detailed process held between March-April at the TajLand’s End.

 

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