After weeks of trying, testing, and judging all the latest beauty products, Marie Claire magazine is proud to announce the local winners of the prestigious Marie Claire Prix d’Excellence de la Beauté 2012, the world’s premier beauty awards.
This year La Prairie walked away with top honours in the skin-care category, while Clinique took first place in the make-up category. The local category was won by Lamelle. The ceremony, hosted by Edgars, was held last night in Johannesburg in true Marie Claire fashion, recognising only the very best, and doing it in style.
“The Marie Claire South Africa Prix d’Excellence de la Beauté runs in conjunction with the International Prix d’Excellence de la Beauté, which is coordinated by Marie Claire France,” says Aspasia Karras, editor of Marie Claire. “In more than 25 years these beauty awards have become a global reference point in the beauty universe, and here in South Africa it’s no different.”
“I want to thank Edgars who, for the fourth consecutive year, partnered with us for the awards. They are the perfect fit, with a wide selection of beauty products in equally beautiful stores,” concludes Karras.
Marie Claire Prix d’Excellence de la Beauté South Africa winners are:
The Marie Claire Prix d’Excellence de la Beauté International winners are:
Estée Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator
Clarins Extra-Firming Body Cream and Lotion
Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10
Lancôme Visionnaire (LR 2412 4%) Skin Corrector
Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Foundation and Concealer
Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream
“Last year we created the inaugural Edgars Choice Award for Retail Innovation,” remarks Hugues Witvoet: Chief Executive; Edcon Department stores division. “This year, in recognition of the spectacular relaunch of this powerful fragrance brand, Edgars has awarded Aramis for Retail Innovation.
“Not only did Aramis showcase its Gentleman’s Collection range in alluring new-look packaging, it also introduced the first-in-South-Africa concept of gentlemen’s bars in store and shoe-shine events countrywide – combining must-have glam with a touch of theatre… Inspired! Using liqueured chocolates as shopper stoppers, Aramis fragrance specialists also interacted with customers encouraging them to visit the Aramis bar and test a variety of fragrances from the Aramis Gentlemen’s Collection. Congratulations and a job well done to all involved,” concludes Witvoet.
The results were decided collectively by local and international beauty editors of leading women’s magazines. This year’s local judging panel consisted of:
Mathahle Stofile - Marie Claire Nicolene Strydom - Cosmopolitan Mariska van Rooyen - Sarie Candice Lee Kannemeyer - Fairlady Thami Kwazi - True Love Cathi Trevor, - Good Housekeeping/Goeie Huishouding Chereen Gibson - O, The Oprah Magazine South Africa
All the local and international winners of this year’s Marie Claire Prix d’Excellence de la Beauté 2012 are profiled in the special edition April issue of Marie Claire, on sale from 19 March 2012.
Workshop Readers now have the opportunity to sample the nominated products at the Edgars and Marie Claire Prix d’Excellence de la Beauté readers’ event.
This workshop is scheduled for Wednesday 18 April at Edgars Melrose Arch in Johannesburg. Readers and Edgars Club members will receive beauty advice, sample products and enjoy canapés and cocktails.