EDITORS' LETTER: REVEALING THE 2019 BEAUTY BIBLE AWARDS!
Want to know about the beauty products that really, really work? You’ve come to the right place. We are proud to unveil the results of the 2019 Beauty Bible Awards across 100 categories of product (including, for the first time on-line, Haircare and Suncare winners).
We were told recently by an industry insider that ours are ‘the only Awards that really count.’ There are indeed many different Awards out there – but ours are the only ones that put real products through their paces with real women in real-time, each product trialled over anything up to four months (for treatment products such as cellulite and ‘miracle’ creams). And wherever we can, we highlight the Best Natural products and the best affordable product in that category, which we call a ‘Beauty Steal’.
As ever, we had amazingly consistent results from our wonderful testers – and there have been over 30,000 of them, since we started back in 1996, making this the biggest independent trial of beauty products ever carried out in the world.
Every product review features detailed feedback from these real women – and we know you’ll be as fascinated to read their comments as we are.
So if you're looking for truly independent beauty wisdom, we hope you'll bookmark this site. Because if you’re looking for pretty much ANY kind of product, we really believe this is the best place to start - click here.
With love, as ever,
TIP OF THE DAY
It’s time to refresh your make-up bag for summer, but go through anything that’s left over from last year and edit it. Throw away waterproof mascaras that may be flaky, cake-y tinted moisturisers and anything that’s changed consistency (gone runny or gloopy). And if a product has an SPF (such as a lipstick or protective sheer balm), be aware that the number on the packaging isn’t what you’ll get this summer, because SPFs can diminish when products are kept for a while.
Do you use make-up sponges to apply foundation? Be sure to dampen them beforehand. Add a few drops of water, then squeeze, and you’ll find that foundation glides on far more smoothly.
Feeling sluggish? Rather than reaching for a sugary snack or caffeine, head to the loo and run your wrists under cold water for a few seconds to increase alertness.
It’s Earth Day - so what will you be doing to honour it…? One of the most important beauty switches is only to use organic cotton wool: a quarter of the world’s insecticides are used to grow conventional cotton. What’s more, if your cotton wool’s not organic, the chances are it’s genetically modified, too.
Not a tip, but a quote from Jamie Lee Curtis that we love (as fellow refuseniks when it comes to cosmetic surgery). ‘Avoid quick fixes,’ she says. ‘Plastic surgery, fillers, injectables… they are simply a way for someone to make money – and you miserable.’