Vogue Beauty Awards 2014: Glamour meets Gorgeousness

VBA HALLVogue upped the ante at this year’s Beauty Awards as far as the glamour and Bollywood quotient was concerned .

It wasn’t just the list of invitees but the red carpet aura that infused the proceedings made it very Vogue.

At the end of the day every woman wants to feel more beautiful, transformed and definitely more glamorous with the products and services that are offered or written about.

This is something all of us deeply entrenched in the beauty industry often forget (I am as guilty) as we get excited about new products and new launches and fascinated by ingredient stories, new peptide chains and enzymes.

I am a bit biased  but in my opinion Vogue struck the right balance between Bollywood’s most Beautiful and Beauty’s most Influential.

Over 2000 products were sniffed, tried, tested, sprayed on and scrutinized by a formidable jury for the final list and over 15 industry and Bollywood professionals were honoured for their contribution and connection with the beauty industry.

I have the entire product list at the bottom of the blog so please see it as it is a good beauty wish list to have.

I was happy to see some of my favouirte brands and products including Hungarian brand Omorovicza’s Gold drops, Kama Ayurveda’s Kumkumadi range, Kerastase’s K mousse, Benefit’s Girl meets Pearl and an old favourite Chanel’s Sublimage on the list.

The lipstick category, one I am closely involved with, was a bit disappointing as this year has seen some really good textures and edgy shades and some revamping of cult shades but I leave you to decide.

Check out the new fragrance launch winners as well as the hair category especially girls with curls!

I was happy to cheer for Subhash Vagal’s ‘Best Make up artist’ award. Subbu is known for the luminosity her creates on skin and that lit within skin is his signature trademark. I have seen him at work and he spends a lot of time in skin prep and not so much in caking and coverage. In the age of instagrams this is the recipe for the perfect photo ready skin.

Benefit’s Jean and Jane Ford were honoured for their contribution to the beauty industry.

Benefit brings its Brow bars to India soon. I have said earlier this is a bit like taking coals to Newcastle because we are the global threading champs or so we’d like to believe but this may change the retail and service space.

Ramona Braganza was recognized as ‘Fitness expert’. She has moved to India recently after a successful stint as an A list Hollywood trainer. She looks incredibly fit and toned!

Dr Abhijit Desai who has won a Vogue Award earlier was awarded ‘Skin Expert’. He is one of those sane voices in an increasingly Botoxed world. I must say some familiar faces looked a wee bit changed since I last met them –you know what I mean 🙂

The fun part about an event like this is that the stars and star jury members – see jury member Shilpa Shetty in Monisha Jaisngh below, are very relaxed and accessible.

Shilpa Shetty, Jury Member at the Vogue Beauty Awards 2014,Taj Lands End,Mumbai

I loved actor Parineeti Chopra’s charming and disarming speech as she received her ‘Flawless face’ award. She looked incredibly chic in Dior .

Parineeti Chopra, winner of 'Flawless Face' at the Vogue Beauty Awards 2014,Taj Lands End,Mumbai

Twinkle Khanna wearing DVF made a witty and graceful acceptance speech for her ‘Timeless Beauty’ award.

Twinkle Khanna, winner of 'Timeless Beauty' at the Vogue Beauty Awards 2014,Taj Lands End,Mumbai

Siddhartha Malhotra in Armani, could have made a better speech as the ‘Most Beautiful man’ awardee but the collective swooning in the Taj Land’s End ballroom when his award was announced suggests that no one else thought his speech mattered.

Sidharth Malhotra, winner of 'Most Beautiful Man' at the Vogue Beauty Awards 2014,Taj Lands End,Mumbai-1

Kangana Ranaut wearing Namrata Joshipura, won the ‘Most Beautiful Face’ award and seems really happy with this win .


Kangana Ranaut, 'Beauty of the Year' at the Vogue Beauty Awards 2014,Taj Lands End,Mumbai

For all the red carpet looks go to http://www.vogue.in/voguebeautyawards – Jury member Niamat Bakshi’s Peter Pilotto dress is worth checking out,so is actor Neha Dhupia in Heumn and model Fleur Xavier in Max Mara while Actor and jury member Dipannita Sharma rocks the look in Frou Frou  by Archana Rao (below)

Dipannita Sharma, Jury Member at the Vogue Beauty Awards 2014,Taj Lands End,Mumbai

Vogue’s  List of winners:



Moisturiser: Day

Estée Lauder DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme

Moisturiser: Night

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream Intense Hydration


Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Serum


Omorovicza Gold Night Drops

Skin Tone Corrector

Estée Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator

Derma Brand

La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL + Dry Touch Gel-Cream Anti-Shine


Avène Gentle Gel Cleanser

Exfoliating Product

Omorovicza Copper Peel


Kama Ayurveda Kumkumadi Brightening Ayurvedic Face Scrub


L’Oréal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence Sunscreen Moisturiser SPF 30

Face Mask

Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective White Hydrating & Clarifying Treatment Masque


L’Occitane Immortelle Brightening Moisture Mask


Moisturiser: Day

Clinique Superdefense Daily Defense Moisturizer

Moisturiser: Night

Chanel Sublimage La Crème Texture Suprême


Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Serum

Eye Cream

Vichy LiftActiv Retinol HA Eyes



Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation, Honey


Chanel Les Beiges All-In-One Healthy Glow Fluid, N°30


M.A.C Studio Conceal and Correct Palette, Medium Deep

BB/CC Cream

Bobbi Brown BB Cream, Medium, SPF 35an

M.A.C Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm Compact, Medium, SPF 30


Dior Pore Minimizer Skin Refining Matte Primer

Setting Powder or Compact

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder, N°40


Benefit Benetint


Benefit Girl Meets Pearl

Eye Shadow

Givenchy Le Prisme Eyeshadow Quartet, Siena Silhouette

Eye Liner

L’Oréal Paris Super Liner 24H Water Proof Gel Eyeliner, Black

Kohl Pencil: Guerlain Kohl 

Lakmé Eyeconic Kajal, Green


Lancôme Hypnôse Star Mascara


L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick, Raspberry Syrup

Lip Gloss: Lakme Absolute lip Gloss in Rust crush 

Nail Polish

YSL La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer, Beige Leger


Leighton Denny Nail Colour, I Love Juicy

Make-up Remover

Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover


Fragrance: Day

Valentino Valentina Acqua Floreale EDT


Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina Eleganza EDP

Fragrance: Night

Elie Saab Le Parfum

Classic Fragrance

Ralph Lauren Romance EDP


Chloé EDP

New Launch

Giorgio Armani Si EDP

Fragrance: Men

YSL La Nuit De L’Homme EDT


Davidoff Cool Water Night Dive EDT


Shampoo: Normal Hair

Oscar Blandi Jasmine Smoothing Shampoo

Conditioner: Normal Hair

Philip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Conditioner

Shampoo: Treated Hair

Kérastase Resistance Bain Force Architecte

Conditioner: Treated Hair

Sebastian Professional Penetraitt Conditioner

Hair Mask or Deep Conditioner

Moroccanoil Weightless Hydrating Mask


L’Oréal Professionnel Liss Unlimited Keratinoil Complex Masque

Hair Oil

Moroccanoil Treatment Light


De-Frizzer or Smoothening Serum

Toni & Guy Classic Shine Gloss Serum


Kérastase K Mousse Bouffante


Toni&Guy Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray


Kérastase K Forme Fatale Strong Hold Gel

Definer For Curly Hair

L’Oréal Professionnel tecni.art Hairmix Spiral Splendour


TIGI Bed Head Foxy Curls Contour Cream

Hair Colour: Home

L’Oréal Paris Casting Crème Gloss

Hair Colour: Salon

Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect








One Comment Add yours

  1. coralcrueue says:

    great post. I had no idea that Lakmé Eyeconic Kajal came in Green. have to keep updated 🙂

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