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In the Spotlight: Lily Lolo, MissGuided Perfumes and Lusso Tan - winners in the UK 2020 Global Makeup Awards
Hi again friends,
I’m sorry. I just couldn’t stop myself from writing another In The Spotlight blog. I just love
investigating more about the companies and people behind the great products which were winners
in our beauty awards and make-up awards and I want everyone to know about them.
It's wonderful looking through their Instagram pages, reading the company bios and I particularly enjoy read their
blogs. Today I’ve highlighted 3 winners from the UK 2020 Global Makeup Awards which were held earlier this summer.
BEST INNOVATIVE PRODUCT SILVER WINNER -
The Summer Meadow Bath Bomb is loaded with essential oils carefully selected to heighten your
senses, hydrate your skin and give it velvety smooth texture.
Impressively, they will donate 47p to Mencap for every one of their Limited Edition bath Bomb’s
purchased. I love their choice of charity and their commitment to improving the lives of others.
They also write some super blogs. I especially enjoyed this one from last summer, which is very
relevant now in the midst of this current heatwave - https://lussotan.com/blogs/news/holiday-
BEST FRAGRANCE BRONZE WINNER -
Missguided Babe Power
I have to admit, in addition to having created a fantastic fragrance, I am also in love with the
company and products names which left me curious and keen to know more about the company and people behind the product.
The Missguided brand has a clear mission and that is to “empower females globally to be confident
in themselves and be who they want to be”.
This comes across clearly through the company branding which is exactly how they themselves describe it- bold, clear and forward-thinking.
These guys at Missguided understand the current climate and have really captured the attitude of women towards modern life, including social media, street style and popular culture. Run by Nitin Passi, who previously had a successful career in the New York Fashion Industry, he set-up by himself in 2009 and has gone from strength to strength. Clearly running his own business suits him and he expresses himself wonderfully through the brand.
Follow his adventures on Instagram -
BEST FOUNDATION GOLD WINNER - Lily Lolo
Founded in 2005 by Vikki Khan and named after her sisters, Lily Lolo is a British natural mineral
Their first foundation product managed to achieve cult status in natural beauty circles and the
company now has a wide range of products tailored towards customers who are looking for ethical,
high quality products. In fact, their cream foundation won gold in the UK 2020 Global Makeup Awards are our judges fell in love with it too. Did you know that it is 100% vegan foundation and made with nourishing jojoba and argan oils?
Using exclusively natural ingredients, the brand is inspired by the gift of difference and they create
products for every type of woman, regardless of age, style or skin-type.
In fact Lily Lolo are a cruelty-free brand, dedicated to remaining free from chemicals, parabens, perfumes or dyes.They are also proud to say that 90% of their beauty and makeup products are vegan-friendly.
We hope you enjoyed reading a little more information about the winners from the UK 2020 Global Makeup Awards which ha da record breaking year in terms of entries. We had over 350 entries so the best of the best were picked and we love highlighting those winners in our In the Spotlight beauty blogs.
My recent blogs showcasing some of our recent 2020 UK Global Makeup Awards winners have been pleasingly popular, I must say I love writing them! Today I would like to highlight some more wonderful
companies which not only have super products deserving of beauty awards but also have such
fascinating back-stories and positive contributions to our industry.
BEST ANTI AGEING PRODUCT GOLD WINNER
24K Gold & Manuka Honey Face Oil
Manuka Doctor was gold winner for best anti ageing product in the UK 2020 Global Makeup Awards. Manuka Doctor is a company with a firm foot still in its homeland among the fresh New Zealand
mountains where their expert Bee Keepers source high-quality, quality authentic Mānuka Honey.
The last few years has seen demand for the honey increase dramatically as more and more people
become tuned-in its well-being properties.
The origins of the company go all the way back to 1909 and the Manuka Doctor strives to keep their
production techniques as clean and pure now as they were in the beginning. Their philosophy is to
use the best ingredients from New Zealand and the remain a rare example of a New Zealand honey
company which runs its private business in a fully integrated way.
We loved this product because we could see an approved appearance of our skin, reduced wrinkles and improved skin radiance. It is 2020's must have beauty product.
BEST BEAUTY TOOL GOLD WINNER
Skinvigorate Sonic Skin Care System
Mary Kay Mission – Enriching the lives of women and their families around the world. That’s a great mission statement! Furthermore, Mary Kay back it up by creating excellent products
which really do have a positive effect on women and their families!
Founded in 1963, Mary Kay’s original offer consisted of one foundation product along with four
skincare products. By the late eighties they had banned animal testing and created a recycling
programme. Soon after they achieved the impressive milestone of $1Billion wholesale sales.
According to Instagram Mary Kay China has just celebrated its 25 th Birthday.
The company’s standpoint on equality is inspirational and I absolutely love how they promote their
beauty products from a feminist standpoint as well as vocally getting behind the recent #BLM
movement. This is a company run by people who know who they are and what change they want to
make in the world. Mary Kay’s huge success only underpins the notion that you don’t have to
abandon your values to be successful.
The Skinvigorate Sonic Skin Care System provides you with a cleaner, impurity free face in just 60 seconds. It was truly deserving of a gold win in the UK 2020 Global Makeup Awards. The Skinvigorate also removes 4 x more dirt, makeup and pollutants compared to just hand cleaning at home. This means you are left with super clean skin, that looks fresher and rejuvenated. It really is a must have cleanser, up there with LumiSpa and Foreo Luna 3 skincare cleansers.
I’d love to tell you more about these brands but probably the best thing you can do is head over to
their websites to find out more about their history, their products and their latest news.
They are thoroughly deserving of their beauty awards and in this tough year so far, I definitely think
any products that help us feel better and healthier are a great thing,
By the way, here in Italy the weather is super-hot, just as it has been in the UK, and it is great to see
lots of German tourists have come back to Italy as soon as they could, to enjoy the food, culture and
beautiful scenery. It’s a huge boost not only to the tourism sector but to everyone’s mood. Living in
a ghost town started off like a novelty but it soon became quite draining!
Also, thank you for all your entries in the Global Green Beauty Awards and the 2020 USA Global Makeup Awards - watch out for their entry deadlines closing in mid july and 1st of August respectively.
Until next time!
Our beautiful UK 2020 Global Makeup Awards trophies have arrived!
Good (early) morning everyone!
It's Dominique here from the Global Makeup Awards. Today I'm up too early....3.45am because the sun is just rising, it's one day after the summer solstice. That's not a regular habit of mine... more just being someone who once sees the sun is up, I can never get back to sleep again, anyone else like that?
A little quick update with where we are with the awards. We currently have TWO awards open. We have both the 2020 Global Green Beauty Awards open (a green beauty awards alternative) and the 2020 USA Global Makeup Awards open. (This is like the other Global Makeup Awards you know and love, but this time we've branched out into the fabulous American market, where the is so much beauty innovation and expertise. We are so excited to be launching in the USA and for our USA beauty awards to be taking on a whole other shape and dimension. Entries for the Global Green Beauty Award end July 15th, and for the USA Global Makeup Awards the entries close August 1st. We don't normally have two awards running at the same time, but as you all know coronavirus has wreaked havoc on schedules and timings so we have had to have had a little reshuffle!
In other beauty related news, we have had delivery of our 2020 UK Global Makeup Awards trophies. They are so beautiful. We love our innovatively designed A6 perspex block beauty award trophies. They look so cute on a desk to celebrate a win or placed on a shelf.
If you have just entered our Global Green Beauty Awards or the USA Global Makeup Awards and would like to order one like in the picture, just let us know. Why not try and collect one for each global region that we run our awards in, or one each year? They cost £150 for one trophy celebrating one win, but be sure to let us know soon as you win as we have a short order window.
What do you receive when you win in our awards?
We really do try to add value in our awards. Every winner in our beauty awards receives for free and entry in our Global Makeup Magazine, and for the moment that includes an image too. You also receive a paper certificate posted to your door and of course our iconic awards logo and a mention with back link on our website. But, if that's not enough for you and you would like something physical on your desk, then an additional perspex trophy is exactly what you are looking for.
We also announce the winners in Diary Directory. Have you signed up to it yet? It is such an amazing beauty tool to find out what is going on in the beauty events calendar, and their daily email is really interesting. You'll also never miss out on our awards dates this way either!
Will you ever run a gala?
A gala for our beauty awards is something we are so keen to do. What better event is there for networking, socialising, having a good knees up and of course for finding out the winners to the beauty awards with a celebration gala. However, for the moment with the coronavirus pandemic we need to keep things safe. As soon as things return to pre-apocalypse (kidding! but you know what I mean) then it is definitely something we will put on the table.
The sun is really coming up now and it's already time for another coffee. If you have received your UK Global Makeup Awards trophy please do send me a picture of it so I can feature on the website and social media. Our next UK awards isn't until January 2021 so let's keep the ball rolling and news about the 2020 awards hot hot hot!
Peace and love
USA 2020 Global Makeup Awards launch June 1st 2020
We are ecstatic to announce the launch of the USA 2020 Global Makeup Awards. We had over 350 entrants for the UK awards, and we are sure we are going to beat this record with the USA.
The USA is the global leader in beauty and cosmetics which means we can't wait to see their hottest launches for 2020. We were so excited to go to the North America, Las Vegas COSMOPROF beauty event this year, which has been postponed. It typically attracts over 40,000 guests which is quite incredible. They are hoping their June dates will now be in September but due to the coronavirus outbreak this might be postponed again. Let's wait and see!
Regardless of Las Vegas Cosmoprof, we will be going ahead with the USA 2020 Global Makeup Awards. We have some key dates for your calender so be sure to put down the following for our beauty awards:
USA 2020 GLOBAL MAKEUP AWARDS.
June 1st 2020 - Awards open for entries
August 1st 2020 - Awards entries close
August 10th 2020 - Last submission of product samples
September 10th 2020 - Winners Announced Online
To enter the awards we are looking only for the newest and freshest beauty products - so we are looking for products launched after January 2018 only. We require 6 x product samples which will be judged by our panel of judges. Please note that for shipping from the USA to the UK you will need to fill our the appropriate customs label! We have categories for makeup, skincare, body care, haircare innovation and more, so have a look at our USA 2020 Global Makeup Awards product categories list which is available to view now. The product entry page will be open from June 1st when the awards go live for entries.
From big to Indy brands, we have seen that everyone is in for a chance to win with our beauty awards. Winners will receive a paper certificate and an online winners badge for their gold, silver or bronze wins in the awards. Online they will also get a back link direct to their website and gold winners will also have a free image on our website to enhance their win.
If, however, green and clean is more your thing, then why not look into our Global Green Beauty Awards. This is open to brands globally and there are no launch date restrictions. There are categories for brands and beauty products which are green, organic, natural, ethical, zero waste, cruelty free or made from key natural ingredients. Entries for the Global Green Awards are open now until July 15th.
Drum roll please.... it's time to enter the UK 2020 Global Makeup Awards!
UK 2020 Global Makeup Awards - taking entries online
Hello there! It’s windy outside of our London office. We’re keeping safe indoors and want to use this
time to update you on some super changes we’ve just made here at the UK 2020 Global makeup
As of…now…you can enter your company into our awards online. That’s right, no need to battle the
elements to ensure that you’re up for consideration in the next round of awards. You can enter from
your nice, warm offices. Speaking of which, isn’t it great to be indoors and observe the extreme
weather through the window rather than being blown around in it?
Anyway, to enter online, simply visit www.globalmakeupawards.com website and click on 'enter awards' or go directly with this link –
You can choose to enter one product for one category for £100. This quickly pays for itself in terms
of boosting your SEO and driving you up the Google results listings. Furthermore, winners gain a rich
vault of social media promotional material and online winners’ badge which looks fantastic adorning
Additionally, we have a special offer to enter six products for unlimited relevant categories for £600.
This provides even higher exposure of your brand to the judges (and to the public) and means a
greater chance of being recognised in the Global Makeup Awards. By entering the product with your
6 samples you gain the chance for our panel of 6 judges to judge your product.
All products are carefully tested and marked according to their efficacy with gold or silver awards
going the products which score the highest. All winners receive an online winner’s badge as well as
So, why not make one of your 2020 goals be to enter and win one of our prestigious awards? What
else are you going to do this week that could be as potentially rewarding? Exercise? I wouldn’t risk it,
its very windy out there. Anyway, you could do some desk-based exercises while entering online.
Don’t hesitate! Enter today and grab a super award, your competitors could have already submitted
So, please keep safe during these crazy storms. Take care travelling home and once you arrive, use
this opportunity to again enjoy the weather from the safety of your home comforts. Here the Global
Makeup Awards, we particularly enjoy snuggling up in our bedrooms with a good book, some
ambient lighting and music, comfy pyjamas and a great book while outside the rain falls and the
wind howls. What is your best environment while reading for pleasure? If you’re a beach holiday
kinda book person but you’re experiencing weather similar to us here in London, where would you
like to go? Or, if you’re already enjoying a more mild climate, are you yearning for the sound and
smell of some rain outdoors while you lose yourself in a book?
Please note - entering for an award does not guarantee a win. Only those products voted as Gold or
Silver by the judges can win.
2020 UK Global Makeup Awards opening January 2020
Happy New Year everybody. Have you made any resolutions yet?
Well it’s not too late to add another to list, something a little more special and exciting than joining the gym or reducing time wasted on your phone! How about winning an award for your make-up company? That would be a highlight you could really look back on when you’re reviewing your achievements as we approach next Christmas (I know, I know, sorry! Too soon!). It’s true though, as not only would the glory of winning an award be a wonderful feeling of recognition, the additional social media marketing and exposure would further propel your product into the orbit of discerning consumers.
Furthermore, a shiny trophy adorning your offices makes a great talking point and an inspiration to continue your great work!
Here at the UK Global Makeup Awards we had a fantastic 2019. Our job really is great; we have the
privilege of trying, testing and reviewing the best products on the market and discovering all the
newest products and companies. Last year we were hugely impressed with all the companies who
entered the awards, but we feel that in 2020 the standards are going to be even higher!
So, we are excited to announce that the 2020 Global Makeup Awards are now OPEN! YAY! Don’t
hesitate! Apply now to stand a chance of being a winner.
A winner’s award is a great sign for customers who have a difficult choice to make when facing
which products to spend their hard-earned money on. Choosing which make-up product to buy
when there seems to be an ocean of choice can be an overwhelming experience. Thankfully, a
trusted award goes a long way and can make all the difference to sales.
As for the companies themselves, they benefit from wide-exposure and recognition from within the
industry. Finding material to use for social media marketing can often be difficult and time-
consuming. Winning an award, however, provides a wealth of material which can be used over the
course of a year. Photos of the trophy, photos of staff with the trophy etc. and naturally there are
the shares and retweets.
All brands are welcome to participate. Both large and small companies have reaped great rewards
from getting involved while consumers appreciate the low-down on all the latest beauty trends.
Products are reviewed by a panel of judges on their efficacy, value and quality. The judging process
is extremely intense, and your products will be thoroughly analysed and reviewed. That’s not to say
its an entirely unpleasant experience for our experienced judges, they love their work, but they do
have the highest of standards and expectations.
So, if one of your goals this year is to win an award for your work, go ahead and get involved with
our awards. Nothing will round off the year better than the whole team being able to share in a
prestigious win, a definite marker to further build upon.
Danny's updates on the beauty awards
Read more about the great brands who win the Global Makeup Awards and Global Green Beauty Awards. Mostly written by Dan in Lake Garda, Italy!
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