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[LIST] ELLE Beauty Awards Winners 2013

Filed under : Africa, Entertainment, Lifestyle

It’s been a grueling 12 months since the launch of the first ever ELLE South Africa Beauty Awards – 12 months that saw South Africa’s top beauty products pitted against each other in a beauty-filled battle to be the best across 12 categories!

Hilton Mer – Lee Ann Herbst

With so many tough decisions to be made over an entire year, ELLE made sure that the carefully selected judging panel consisted of only the best experts across all fields, and those who would be up to the task.

The judges were:

Jackie Burger, ELLE Editor

Lynette Botha, ELLE Beauty Editor

Meagan Whitehorn, Edgars Cosmetics Specialist Buyer

Dr Dilshaad Asmal, Dermatologist

Liz Ferrett, Stuttafords Marketing and Cosmetics Executive

Thea Guthrie, Clicks Beauty Marketing and Brand Manager

Melony Roux, Foschini Cosmetics Buying Manager

Joanne Wilson, Woolworths Head of Beauty

Algria Ferreira, Make-up Artist

Saadique Ryklief, Hairstylist

Shelene Shaer, Hairstylist and Hair Salon Owner

So finally – 12 months, 11 judges and countless reader votes later –  yesterday the 14th March,  the ELLE Beauty Awards arrived and  ELLE’s fabulous 17th birthday edition went on sale.


Lee-Ann Herbst – Ria Van der Merwe – Malaika Alf – Jackie Burger

The awards ceremony, hosted by ELLE and Stuttafords, was an elegantly intimate breakfast that lived up to all the expectation that was built up throughout the year. With so many beauty products being honoured, the event was just as fabulous as expected.

And now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for, the ELLE Beauty Awards winners are:

Best in Anti-ageing Moisturisers & Serums: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

Best in Foundations & Concealers: M.A.C Studio Fix Foundation & Powder

Best in Mascara & Eyeshadows: Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

Best in Haircare: Dove Daily Care Shampoo

Best in Cleansers & Exfoliators: Placecol AHA Exfoliating Cream

Best in Moisturisers & Masks: Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Mask

Best in Body Care: The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter

Best in Body Treatment: Bio Oil

Best in Sun Care: Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense for Face

Best in Blushers & Bronzers: L’Oreal Glam Bronzer

Best in Lipsticks & Glosses: M.A.C Lipstick in Russian Red

Best in Hairstyling Aids: Moroccanoil Treatment Oil


Lerato Matoko – Jackie Burger – Beverly Mwallo – Thalia Pallotta – Derynne Klaver – Araffa Mpungwe

Megan Whitehorn – Jackie Burger -Saadique Ryklief

The winners will also be celebrated in ELLE’s April edition – along with the magazine’s 17th birthday! Check out the ELLE April 2013 edition for a host of exciting birthday content, a fresh new look with some new features, and the launch of the ELLE Club!

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Duduzile Chiloane – who has written posts on Farai Today.

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