I'm so please to return this year as one of the judges for TVSN Influencers Choice Awards (as part of TVSN's Customer Choice Beauty Awards). I was one of the judges for the inaugural TVSN Influencers Choice Awards in 2021. This year, I'm judging seven categories and there are only two judges (instead of the four last year).
This is part of TVSN's annual Customer Choice Beauty Awards and you can vote for your favourites by clicking here: https://www.itvsn.com.au/beautyawards/categories
The categories that I am judging this year are:
Best Colour Cosmetic
Best Prep + Prime
Best Serum + Oil
Best Skin Resurfacer
Best Pamper Product
Best New Brand
Best Serum + Oil Finalists
And the finalists are,,,
retreatment BOTANICS is a skincare brand created by celebrity Olivia Newton John. This is an oil-free serum featuring an advanced complex of native Kakadu Plum, wild Desert Lime and Finger Lime. Packed full of Vitamin C, this serum also acts to balance out and even skin tone. Hyaluronic acid is included for plumping and hydrating. This serum is also meant to improve skin's elasticity.
The Jojoba Company Ultimate Serum. This is a light weight and hydrating serum that really packs a punch. Using naturally derived peptide Ameliox™, and two weights of Hyaluronic Acid, is is a very effective anti-aging serum. It also uses vegan collagen HumaColl21™, which is proven to outperform leading anti-ageing actives including retinol. It has Vitamin C and marine collagen to improve skin tone and elasticity.
Oil of Morocco Pure Argan Oil. Argan oil is a mid-weight oil which is packed with omega fatty acids, vitamin E, and linoleic acids, all of which work to lightly moisturize your skin, soften dry patches, and even reduce acne. Oil of Morocco's pure argan oil is recognised as one of the best argan oils in the market. You can use it on your face, body and hair.
Skinn Divine Elixir Luminous Skin Oil with Manuka Honey + C. This oil has so many great ingredients in it! It has:
Manuka Honey, Propolis, Royal Jelly and Pollen Extract
Prickly Pear Seed Oil (known to contain more Vitamin E than any other beauty oil)
Meadowfoam Seed Oil,
Bilberry Seed Oil,
Sea Buckthorn Oil
A complex of fermented oils
Kendi, Lupine and Immortelle oils
All of these combined make this one of the most beneficial oils I have ever used. It is great for hydration, smoothing, anti-aging, even skin tone and clearing up blemishes.
This oil can be mixed with your foundation for a dewy look.
Gatineau Age Benefit Youth Revitalising Oil-Serum. With 90 years of heritage in Parisian Skincare, Gatineau's powerful formulations combine natural ingredients with bio-technology to delivery transformative results. This a bi-phase formula with a top phase that is infused with beautiful oils, the bottom serum phase helps with cell turnover, smooths wrinkles and is meant to diminish uneven skin tone. i love using this one at night. I wake up to baby soft skin that feels silky smooth.
Best Prep + Prime Finalists
And the finalists are:
EVE PEARL Priming Moisturizer Treatment
Genie Instant Line Smoother
PUR No Filter Blurring Photography Primer in Rose Gold Glow
Mally Face Defender
Doll 10 Skin Perfecting Treatment Powder with Brush
EVE PEARL Priming Moisturizer Treatment. This is a light cream primer that is also a moisturiser. It helps your makeup apply smoother and last longer. The primer can even be used on its own as a moisturiser. Great for dry skin.
Genie Instant Line Smoother. A really innovative product that, when applied correctly, gives you an almost instant face lift. I've used this in different ways, for an eye lift, on the neck, around the jaw and also as a lip primer. It really does smooth away those fine lines.
PUR No Filter Blurring Photography Primer in Rose Gold Glow. This gives you a beautiful blurred effect and a perfectly highlighted look. It is very pretty on the skin. It keeps your makeup on for a decent time but might be too much for oilier complexions. I have also applied this on top of makeup as a cream highlighter and the effect is very pretty.
Mally Face Defender. This is the OG. Since this innovative product was released, many brands have tried to copy it with no success. It looks like clear wax but works like a powder balm. You can use it as a primer for a smoothing look, minimising the look of pores. It is great for oil control as well. I also use it on top of makeup to reset and refresh. As it is colourless, your makeup will look perfect.
Doll 10 Skin Perfecting Treatment Powder with Brush. This is such a finely milled powder. You use it as a primer, yes it is a powder primer, It also has skincare benefits and helps with blemishes. You can use it to set your makeup. The brush is comes with is so soft and fluffy.
Best Skin Resurfacer and Best Colour Cosmetic
And the finalists for "Best Skin Resurfacer (exfoliator)" are:
Genie Exfoliate 3
Nourish Kale Enzymatic Exfoliator
Skinn Non-Negotiables DermAppeal Microdermabrasion Treatment
Gatineau Anti-Ageing Gommage
Dr Nassif Detox Pads
Genie Exfoliate 3 and Nourish Kale Enzymatic Exfoliator
Genie Exfoliate 3. This is a cool self warming exfoliator that is meant to mimic microdermabrasion. My skin feels super smooth after using this! it smells like pineapples which is amazing. It uses Japanese Pearl Powder for physical exfoliation and Broemalin (pineapple) extract for chemical exfoliation.
Nourish Kale Enzymatic Exfoliator. This is a good multitasker as it is a cleanser, exfoliator and face mask in one. To use it as a face mask simply leave it on for 2-3 minutes before rinsing off. It uses pomegranate enzymes to gently exfoliate and organic kale extract helps to increase suppleness.
Skinn Non-Negotiables DermAppeal Microdermabrasion Treatment. This uses very fine fine mineral crystals from the Dead Sea. It is rich in five different stabilised forms of Vitamin C crystals, as well as Kakadu Plum (which has the highest concentration of Vitamin C in any plant).
Gatineau Anti-Ageing Gommage. This has a very interest texture, It applies like cream balm and you keep massaging it till it starts to pill. Then you rinse it off with warm water. A very gentle exfoliator.
Dr Nassif Detox Pads (60 Pads). I really like the size of these detox pads. They are about twice the size of your normal cotton pads. They really deep clean and exfoliate your skin. This is an old favourite of mine, this is a treatment you use 1-2 times a week.
Doll 10 Lip Smoothie Lipstick; Mally Evercolour Shadow Stick Extra and Eve Pearl Liquid Lipstick
Doll 10 Lip Smoothie Lipstick. A lovely lipstick that has lip-quenching nutrients, vitamins, and 10 nourishing ingredients. It lasts for a fair period. It is creamy and smooth.
Mally Evercolour Shadow Stick Extra. I love eyeshadow sticks! They make makeup so fast and easy. The Mally ones are quite good and once they set, they are budge proof. There are 24 shades to choose from.
Eve Pearl Liquid Lipstick. This has Aloe, Coconut Oil, vitamin E and natural grapefruit extract. It feels beautiful on the lips and is very nourishing. It is almost like a lip gloss as it has a bit of shine to it.
PUR Big Look Mascara. "Made with Argan Oil - a revolutionary ingredient, loaded with lash-loving omega fatty acids, vitamin E and antioxidants - Purs waterproof mascara with argan oil evenly coats each lash in beautiful, budge-proof colour. Go big with our exclusive, clump-resistant wand, ensuring a smooth, no-mess application-even in tough inner corners! This waterproof lash enhancing mascara is the last waterproof mascara that you will ever need!"
This is a good nourishing waterproof mascara.
Genie Million Dollar Lash Mascara. This has a triple blend of botanical waxes that helps to nourish your lashes. I like the curve of the lash wand which makes it very easy to apply and lift lashes.
Best Foundation Finalists
The finalists are:
Doll 10 T.C.E Super Coverage Foundation with brush
EVE PEARL HD Dual Foundation & 201 Contour Blender Brush
Mally Complexion Perfection Foundation
PUR 4 in 1 Pressed Mineral Foundation
Skinn Scientific Colour Foundation and Concealer
Doll 10 T.C.E Super Coverage Foundation with brush. This is a great foundation if you have skincare issues like cracks/blemishes. It has soothing ingredients including Vitamin C, Magnesium, Green Tea Extract & Aloe Vera Extract. It uses a special blend of silk pigments and so feels weightless on the skin. This is buildable to full coverage. A little does go a long way. The brush that it comes with is perfect for buffing the foundation onto your skin.
EVE PEARL HD Dual Foundation & 201 Contour Blender Brush. This is applied using Eve Pearl's "reverse contouring" method. So you apply the lighter shade to where you would put your contour and vice versa. It is made with Esters (the base of high-end cream skincare), coconut oil extract (not oily), vitamin E and professional grade rich pigments. This no water added to it. So it is very concentrated. A little goes a long way. the brush is comes with is such great quality. It really helps apply and blend out the foundation so well.
It is fragrance free, paraben free and petrolatum free. It works well on blemish prone skin as it doesn't contain any irritating ingredients.
Mally Complexion Perfection Foundation. This is light weight foundation that is buildable. It sits quite well on the skin.
PUR 4 in 1 Pressed Mineral Foundation. This is the perfect foundation for busy people. This 4-in-1 Mineral powder is your foundation, concealer, finishing powder and SPF all in one. This also has skincare benefits with a Ceretin Complex, powered by a non-irritating blend of Encapsulated Retinol, Lactic Acid, Shea Butter, and Ceramides which help gently promote cell turnover while helping to diminish the look of fine lines, and wrinkles. It also helps with uneven skin tone.
This foundation is also buildable from medium to full coverage. For those with dry skin, a hydrating primer would work well with this foundation.
Skinn Scientific Colour Foundation and Concealer. I love this foundation and concealer combo. The coverage is amazing and it feels so good on the skin. I use it most when I have dry patches as it has a serum in it. It has three forms of Hyaluronic Acid to help the skin stay hydrated.
Best Pamper Products Finalists
The finalists for "Best Pamper Products" are:
butter LONDON Jelly Preserve Strengthening Treatment
Lisa Hoffman Set of 5 Bracelets with Fragrance Charm w/ Ginger Lily
L'Occitane Rose Eau De Toilette
Nails Inc Superfood Repair Oil Hydrating Nail Treatment
Prai Scent of a Woman Eau De Parfum
butter LONDON Jelly Preserve Strengthening Treatment are lightly tinted and give you a sheer look of colour while treating your nails.
" Enriched with skin-pampering ingredients and a unique technology-based encapsulated nail care complex of hydrolyzed vegetable proteins, Acai, Tea Tree Oil, Arginine and Vitamin E that help keep nails strong and healthy looking, this 10-Free, multitasking butter LONDON tinted nail preserver acts like a second-skin, delivering continuous, all-day nourishment to dry, brittle nails.https://www.itvsn.com.au/product/72024/143094"