VIVA, the home-grown, biggest selling women’s monthly glossy magazine across the Middle East, announced the winners of the 7th VIVA Beauty Awards, during a dazzling event which was held on Thursday night at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai.
The beauty extravaganza celebrated eternal beauty icons who continue to fascinate us and inspire the worlds of beauty and fashion, and was hosted by the glamorous TV presenter and savvy entrepreneur Zahirah Variawa, with hundreds of stylish guests in attendance, all gathered to honour the best products across the entire beauty spectrum.
This year there were 23 VIVA Beauty Awards presented across the prestige and mass market, and special categories, from Best Face Moisturiser and Best Foundation, to Best Hair Salon and Best Nail Spa, along with Editor's Seal of Approval and Editor’s Choice Cult Classic.
In the prestige market, the night’s highest accolades went to Chanel, a winner in 3 categories: Best Foundation, Best Perfume and Editor's Choice Cult Classic; and Kiehl's, winner of Best Body Product for the 2nd consecutive year. In the mass category Max Factor scooped 2 awards: Best Foundation and Editor’s Seal of Approval. JetSet was awarded Best Hair Salon and N.Bar Best Nail Salon.
Created in 2006, the VIVA Beauty Awards have played a key role in supporting the region’s beauty industry, whilst the VIVA Beauty Awards badge has become a recognizable and sought-after token for high-end prestige brands, and mass and speciality brands alike.
Earlier this year, VIVA celebrated its 10-year anniversary and debuted a new look in a handbag-friendly format - which makes the magazine the perfect accompaniment for the woman on the go, whilst it reaffirmed its focus on readers with a new slogan, ‘All About You’.
List of Viva Beauty Awards 2014 winners per category:
Best Foundation: Chanel Perfection Lumiére Velvet Smooth-Effect Make-up
Best Perfume: Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau De Parfum
Best Mascara: Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Instant Full Body Volume Mascara
Best Nail Varnish: Essie Nail Colour
Best Anti-Ageing Product: Clarins Double Serum
Best Hair Product: L’Oréal Professionnel Absolut Repair Masque
Best Face Moisturiser: Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF30
Best Lipstick: Christian Dior Rouge Dior
Best Body Product: Kiehl's Créme de Corps
Best Foundation: Max Factor Miracle Touch Liquid Illusion Foundation
Best Perfume: L'Occitane Magnolia & Mure
Best Mascara: Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara
Best Nail Varnish: OPI Nail Lacquer
Best Anti-Ageing Product: Pond's Age Miracle BB + Cream
Best Hair Product: TRESemmé Salon Silk Conditioner
Best Face Moisturiser: Olay Total Effects Day Cream
Best Lipstick: Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipstick
Best Body Product: The Body Shop Shea Body Butter
Best Hair Salon: JetSet
Best Nail Salon: N.bar
Editor's Choice Cult Classic: Chanel Allure Eau De Toilette
Editor's choice Most Innovative Product: Philips ActiveCare Jojoba Straightener
Editor’s Seal of Approval: Max Factor Whipped Creme Foundation
VIVA Magazine launched in 2004 and has become the biggest selling women’s monthly glossy magazine across the Middle East. A home grown brand, VIVA tackles all the issues relevant to a 30-something woman in the Middle East today. It reveals the latest fashion trends; best beauty buys and offers practical advice on life, love, money and career. The pages are filled with glamour and in-depth features - without taking itself too seriously. VIVA is the grown-up, reliable, clever and clued-up friend that every woman needs in her life.