2020 Green Global Beauty Awards - and an update on our team and industry
Hi there everybody! This is Dan with another blog from Italy lockdown!
In a minute I want to tell you some exciting news about the imminent launch of the 2020 Green
Global Beauty Awards but first here’s a little update from life in lockdown in the Brescia region of
Italy, one of the areas hit hardest by coronavirus.
Strangely, after over three weeks I feel like I’m getting used to this staying at home malarkey. It’s
definitely a sad time for all of us in Italy and tragic that so many people are losing loved ones.
However, it’s important for us to all stay fit, healthy and, most of all, positive during these
challenging and uncertain times. Some positives which I have taken are:
Doing online fitness classes with my old outdoor fitness gang from London. We used to train
together in the park at 6:30am three times a week, rain or shine. In fact, I remember once after
training through a huge downpour, that the local rugby coach furiously called all his players from the
park to demand why they couldn’t turn up to their training session while we all could! Anyway,
we’ve been training together online and its been great to see friends who I haven’t seen for four
Online Poker – A little less healthy but last night I had so much fun playing with my old school friends
online. We even did it in fancy dress. I’m kind of enjoying experimenting with the freedom lockdown
fashion gives. Anything goes!
Acting – Haha! A close friend and I are also practicing our (extremely) amateur acting skills through
facetime. We’re currently trying to work out what the heck is going on in Waiting for Godot.
Music – Well, I always have time for music but I’m enjoying learning new songs on the ukulele and
trying some beginner flamenco guitar techniques.
Another reported consequence from lockdown has been greatly reduced pollution and reduced
human impact on nature. Sadly, Brescia is one of the most polluted cities in Europe. I’m lucky to live
outside of the city and near the beautiful Lake Garda but the traffic can still get extremely bad here,
especially during the summer with a high volume of tourists and very few alternate route to get
between the towns on the lake.
The environment has been on everybody’s mind for quite a few years, but Greta’s recent campaign
has brought it even more to the forefront. Such a huge achievement!
We’ve already seen a lot of our previous award winners have business models which promote green
practices and this April we will launch the 2020 Green Global Beauty Awards. Entries open April 1 st
and these awards are obviously exclusively for green/clean brands. The Global Green Beauty Awards comes under the umbrella of the Global Makeup Awards for those brands who want to reflect their greener cleaner side with an awards specifically dedicated at their efforts.
With attitudes changing and people wishing to have a more eco conscious beauty regime, we couldn't think of a better way to recognize industry experts than with the 2020 Global Green Beauty Awards. Brands are welcome to enter both the Green Awards and the Global Makeup Awards.
There will also be categories for organic products, reflecting the demand from customers to use
more ethical skincare products on their skin. These awards are open to brands across the globe!
Don’t hesitate to enter if your brand strives to create ethical and environmentally friendly products!
That’s all for now folks but I’ll update you again soon! Until then, stay safe!
Best wishes to you all during these strange days. We would like to remind everyone and reassure you that the UK 2020 Global Makeup Awards is going ahead and will still be announced on 10th May.
Today’s blog is from our Global Makeup Awards team member Dan who is based in the lake garda region of Italy, currently in lockdown due to the virus.
Hi folks, here’s an update from a Londoner who’s been living in sunny Italy for the last four years. At
the moment, here in the Brescia region we are all in lockdown and can only leave our houses for
certain reasons, such as food shopping (only from the nearest supermarket), or medical
emergencies. We need to fill out a form for each trip out of the house and police can fine or even
imprison anyone who gives false information or moves around outside of their town without a valid
reason. However, the latest news is that if everyone respects the order to stay at home #IoStoAcasa,
hopefully that will make a big difference to the current infection rates. Apparently, the arrival of the
hot Italian summer will hopefully also help kill off the virus. Of course, there isn’t much known about
this virus at this stage and its possible that some news stories and internet rumour aren’t as accurate
as we’d like but the reassuring message being displayed from many different buildings is “andra
tutto bene” – everything’s gonna be all right”. I’m sure it will be but do hope we can get back to
“normality” as soon as possible.
Today I’ve been wondering, - how has coronavirus impacted the beauty industry? Of course, there
are more important things to concern ourselves with, yet as I speak from the hardest hit area of
Europe, I also know how important it is to also distract ourselves from worry about COVID-19 and to
think about things that make us happy and feel good. For many of us, that includes our favourite
beauty products. That being said, obviously the current situation has had repercussions on planned
events, beauty awards and makeup awards over the coming months.
Here at Global Makeup Awards we have cancelled our Asia 2020 Awards Launch because of
coronavirus and the difficulty that will ensue for brands who are closed (logistics etc.) You will see it
launch next year or if this happens to blow over quicker than we think, you might even see the awards for ASIA at the end of 2020. For now, the main priority is to stay fit and healthy and to help other who need our help.
BEAUTY NEWS AS A RESULT OF CORONAVIRUS
Other news in beauty is that the large beauty trade fair - Cosmoprof in Bologna - has been
postponed to June 11-14th.
Also, the Natural and Organic Trade Show 2020 in the UK also has been postponed –
(https://www.naturalproducts.co.uk/) and will now be held on 7-8 July.
Here, we are working from home and plaaning something exciting for a ‘Green Beauty Awards’, stay
tuned for more information!
Anyway, that’s enough for today. I just thought I’d share an update with you from a Londoner in Italy
and wish you all the best during these difficult times. The sense of optimism and community here is
so strong; when we work together, we can overcome any challenge we face!
Ciao a tutti!
Good afternoon from London where spring is trying its best to nudge its way out in front of winter
but not very successfully (so far)!
Today I want to shine a spotlight on some of our previous winners.
SKOGEN had a great year last year, winning two gold awards and one silver for their Jasmine
Collection moisturiser and eye-cream products.
“Skogen” means “forest” in Swedish and I think this name perfectly captures the company’s ethos
which is to use all-natural ingredients and work in an environmentally friendly way while creating
top-quality beauty products. SKOGEN is based in New York and Sweden and has placed itself at the
forefront of high-end beauty product brands.
They are also featured in this month’s British edition of VOGUE magazine see online version here -
2019 UK Global Makeup Awards
BEST NIGHT CREAM GOLD WINNER
Night Cream- Jasmine Collection
BEST EYE CREAM GOLD WINNER
Eye Cream - Jasmine Collection
BEST MOISTURISER SILVER WINNER
Day Moisturizer Jasmine Collection
Another of our winners was Rose and Caramel. Established in 2010 with the objective of creating
the perfect tanner, Rose and Caramel’s initial breakthrough came with their launch of Nudity
Aerosol. Since then they have gone from strength to strength. A busy duo, Rose and Caramel have
recently been in Los Angeles, mingling with some huge influencers and visiting the LA Pretty Little
BEST BATH / SHOWER PRODUCT GOLD WINNER
ROSE AND CARAMEL
Purity Self Tan Removing Bubble Bath (world first)
BEST BRONZER/ HIGHLIGHTER SILVER WINNER
ROSE AND CARAMEL
Nudity Clean & Clear Cream Based Self Tan Aerosol
FOREO were worthy winners of our Best Beauty Electrical Device Gold Award for their LUNA 3
Despite the fact that six years ago the company consisted of just two employees, Foreo has
experienced amazing growth and success and now employs over 3000 people across the globe. The
company was founded in Sweden and takes great pride in hiring staff from a range of backgrounds,
which complements the company’s innovative approach and unconventional yet ground-breaking
way of pushing forward technological solutions.
BEST BEAUTY ELECTRICAL DEVICE GOLD WINNER
The final company which we want to highlight today is Dr Lipp, producers of 100% (not 99%) natural
products. Founded by the infuriatingly multi-talented and stunningly beautiful Pontine, while she
was working in Milan. Now based in both West London and a sweet Verbier chalet, Pontine searched
high and low for a lip balm which would meet her needs until she stumbled upon nipple balm as the
perfect way to keep her skin in prime condition.
BEST LIPGLOSS GOLD WINNER - Dr. Lipp
Moisturising Colour Tints,
BEST LIP BALM GOLD WINNER - Dr. Lipp
So, please do check out these marvellous companies and their excellent products. We love our job
and we love working with and using the best beauty products on the mark-up. It’s really a privilege
for us to work with industry leaders and to share information about them with you. Stay tuned for
more In the Spotlight articles coming soon! And remember that our UK 2020 Global Makeup Awards will be announced on 1st April 2020.
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.
Winners have been announced for the 2019 Scandinavian Global Makeup Awards. Read the full list of winners here.
Happy New Year to you all. In case you missed it due to the hectic Christmas period, here are the
results of the 2019 Scandinavian Global Makeup Awards.
Finally, we can announce the winners of the 2019 Awards bur before we tell you who they are we’d
just like to say a big thank you to all the companies who entered. The competition was fierce and it’s
just wonderful to see the benchmarks continually being raised. We’re grateful to have access to the
wide range of quality products on offer from companies in the beauty industry and we all appreciate
the progress and developments made over the last year.
So, without further ado, here are a few of this year’s Gold Winners in the 2019 Scandinavian Global Makeup Awards:
BEST PRIMER GOLD WINNER: KORENTO COSMETICS, Soft Velvet Primer
BEST MASCARA GOLD WINNER: LAVINDE, Lavinde Beyond Volume & Curl Mascara
BEST BRONZER / HIGHLIGHTER GOLD WINNER; KORENTO, Rose Quartz Highlighter
Hair and Body Care Categories
BEST SHAMPOO OR CONDITIONER GOLD WINNER: Biovène Barcelona, Biovène Barcelona Pink
BEST BATH / SHOWER PRODUCT GOLD WINNER: ROSE AND CARAMEL, Purity Self Tan Removing
Bubble Bath (world first)
BEST HAIR MASQUE GOLD WINNER: ARGANICARE, Castor Oil Hair Masque
BEST BODY PRODUCT GOLD WINNER: NUORI VITAL, Body Balm
BEST CLEANSER GOLD WINNER: BAIE BOTANIQUE , Rose Cupuacu Enzyme Cleaner
BEST MOISTURISER GOLD WINNER: BARR SWEDEN, Multivitamin Facial Cream
BEST NIGHT CREAM GOLD WINNER: SKOGEN, Night Cream- Jasmine Collection
BEST EYE CREAM GOLD WINNER: SKOGEN, Eye Cream - Jasmine Collection
We’d also like to give a special mention to the Editor's Choice Winners:
Our Editor's Choice Gold Winner was ELENI & CHRIS for their Anti-ageing face serum.
Eleni and Chris are a mother daughter team who have built an empire with their beauty brand.
Despite very different approaches and backgrounds, the duo have identified their mutual passions
and inspirations which are drawn from their Scandinavian roots.
Our second Editor's Choice Gold Winner was THE PERFECT V for the Vanicure Essentials Kit (Gentle
Wash + Gentle Exfoliator + VV Cream + VV Beauty Sheet).
The Perfect V was founded by AVONDA NELSON URBEN who six years ago left the chaotic New Yorkscene to set up home and business just outside of Copenhagen, Denmark.
A massive congratulations to all the Gold and Silver Award winners. Not only are your products
game-changers but you are playing a key role in driving the industry forward as a whole. Our judges
had a hard time picking winners and spent hours and hours testing and reviewing all the products in
each category, but they are all satisfied with their final choices and pleased to have played their part
in the awards process.
To enter these awards, the products needed to be Scandinavian Beauty Products and available to
buy in Scandinavia or be from brands or products originating in Scandinavia.
Global Makeup Awards shows the latest trends as reviews only new products. If you would like to
enter our next awards, please do get in touch.
The 2019 Scandinavian Global Makeup Awards will be announced on 10th December!
December is an exciting month, we’re all looking forward to Christmas, presents, delicious food and
seeing our families and friends. What else could we possibly want? Well, for those who work in the
make-up industry, an award to acknowledge all the passion, effort and creativity they have put in to
driving forward their products would be a nice cherry on the top after a hard year!
Additionally, for millions of customers around the world, a stamp of approval on a product which
confirms its quality and value is a very useful tool when faced with a myriad of options! In a world
where it can be hard to know which the best option is, an award from a trusted source makes things
just a little but easier. Judges at The Global Makeup Awards have decades of experience in the
industry and know everything there is to know about what makes a great product!
It’s also been a busy twelve months for us, and we are also looking forward to finishing the year with
a bang! 2019 has brought a record number of entries, and we can safely say that the bar continues
to rise. The competition has been strong, and it warms our hearts to see the advances made in the
Makeup products are continuously developing, improving and adapting in an ever-changing industry.
This can’t happen without a lot of blood, sweat and tears behind the scenes. As we near the holiday
period and a well-earned chance to relax and re-charge it is time to assess the year’s achievements
and to recognise the passion and exertion that has been involved in creating amazing new products
that satisfy the highest of expectations in a fast-paced world.
Picking the winners has been a difficult task and our six judges have meticulously analysed every
product entered into the competition, ensuring that every entry has been scrutinised and tested.
They have had the pleasure of testing a wide range of quality makeup products from a number of
brands but then been faced with the arduous task of scoring and ranking the products.
Now, the time is here to announce the results, and, on the 10th December, we will name the
winners of the Gold and Silver awards.
A massive thank you to all the companies who entered, and to our six esteemed judges who
approached their roles with enthusiasm, professionalism and diligence.
We’re starting the festive season on a high, who will be a winner this year? Not only does a win
reward the company and employees with recognition of their efforts but they will receive added
promotion and exciting content on social media and improve their SEO. The Scandinavian Global
Makeup Awards certificate looks great in the office and the logo makes an eye-catching and
attractive addition to your website and promotional material. As a wise woman once sang – “All I
Want for Christmas is a Scandinavian Global Makeup Award”, who will be crowned winner this year?
It's been a glorious July and so the team at the Global Makeup Awards thought we would go for a team day. Nothing brings about brainstorming of ideas like sitting in a beautiful summer garden in the rolling countryside. So we booked a luxury country house in the lovely countryside of Oxfordshire. We were taken by the friendly drivers from Sprinters Travel who took our whole group there from Marlow in a stylish Mercedes minibus which the whole girl gang loved!
The group was travelling from across areas like Windsor, Marlow and London, so we thought Oxfordshire was the perfect place to unwind, relax and brainstorm our big projects for 2020. We are currently open with the Scandinavian Global Makeup Awards but we still have big and huge things to make nexts years awards even bigger. So many beauty, cosmetics and makeup brands participated in the Global Makeup Awards this year, so we wanted to see what we can do to make next year even more awesome.
We want to celebrate even more winners, so we will be adding 'commended' winners to our list for those brands who don't place first or second place but still deserve a mention. We will also revisit our categories - there's big things out there in the world of hand and nail care and we want to recognise that. Our perspex trophies were also a huge success so we want to continue with our makeup awards trophies next year and continue with their beautiful style.
Over a glass of two of bubbling prosecco, the girls in the team had even more ideas. We want to see more GMA branding, more stamps, more compliment slips, more boxes and more work on social media. So be prepared to see our Global Makeup Awards logo take over next year in the 2020s. Next years awards will be bigger and better as we take the cosmetics and makeup side of the awards by storm! There are so many makeup brands that are out there ant nor recognised enough, so we want more and more brands to be participating! We absolutely cannot wait!
The team also love anything a bit fancy, so we will putting in a few luxury categories next year to find out the creme of the creme beauty and cosmetics products. As we only look at newly launched products each year it means consumers will know the hottest makeup products around, and to win a luxury category will really mean something for the big brands.
Galas in London?
Something really huge which the team is keen to move forwards with is an awards gala ceremony in a nice hotel in central London. We think it is important to recognise the winners of the global makeup awards in style, so this is a goal we want to work towards in the coming years. The Global Makeup Awards had its inaugural opening in 2019, so we still need to grow a little bit as a brand in order to hold a large gala. A gala is absolutely our end goad as it will truly celebrate the brands in style and show our awards off as the top makeup awards globally! We would like to then introduce this in Stockholm or Denmark as well as in New York.
We had many requests this year already to hold a gala to celebrate the beauty awards but it was not somewhere where we were at yet. However, keep an eye out as this is something we will be wanting to bring out in the near future. Anything glam is always on the teams agenda at the GMAs. So with a gala it will be a really opportunity for all to really show off the best makeup and cosmetics by having the brand partners showing up wearing their best and newly launched makeup and beauty products!
After a great day of team building and brainstorming in the sun, it was time for us to jump on our luxury minibus by Sprinters Travel and to travel back home in style. What a truly great day spent with excellent people planning big things for the GMA's next year!
The Global Makeup Awards 2019 is proud to be featured by Noughty!
It makes us burst with pride to see that the UK 2019 Global Makeup Awards is featured by none other than Noughty! You can read their feature of being a silver winner in the 2019 makeup awards above or go straight to their website and read about there win there. It is so great for brands to be promoting their win and we couldn't be prouder to see our logo on their website. We know consumers can't wait to see what the hottest products of 2019 are, and our logo is a great way of guiding them!
Noughty came second, silver place, in the Global Makeup Awards for the cateogry of Best Shampoo/ Conditioner. This was with their product - To the Rescue Intense Moisture Hair Treatment which has an RRP of £8.99. This hair treatment is made specifically for dry and damaged hair. It is 97% natural too (hence the funky name of noughty - as the idea is without horrible extra chemicals.) It is packed with sweet almond and black oat extracts which makes it a great super quenching treatment. This product will help you hydrate, restructure and transform hair in distress.
This rescue remedy smells deliciously of vanilla and works on even the most stubborn, frizz and dry hair. For best results, wash, put in and wrap in clingfilm. It can be used as an intense treatment by leaving it on the hair a little longer. Our judges were truly wowed and can't recommend this glorious product enough.
Our name at the Global Makeup Awards loved the Noughty hair treatment. If you are looking to try it for yourself you can find their To The Rescue here. A big thank you to noughty for entering the awards and for your great write up about us on your website!
Top Tips on promoting your Global Makeup Award win
With 40 categories, and both gold and silver winners with each category, - we have 80 winners in the UK Global Makeup Awards 2019. So now its time for some of those big award winners to promote their wins! We've seen some great ways to publicise the wins, so we thought we would share some ideas with you in case you're wondering how to make the most out of your 2019 Global Makeup Award win.
Creative social media posts
We love the look of Yardley London's social media posts. They have used the stunning floral design from their Flowerful Collection to create a summery border. In the post is their Gold award winning product - Luxe Gardenia Eau de Toilette. They have also inserted into this create social media post their gold winners badge from the Global Makeup Awards 2019. We love the final look of this post as it suits the beautiful June weather which is the month their award was won in. It matches the beautiful name of their collection - the Flowerful collection and is a great way to grab attention on social media. Why not create something similar with a fun border to promote your award win?
What a creative post from argentum apothecary! We absolutely adore the art work which is in keeping with their band style. An extremely innovative and creative way to promote their three wins for Best Luxury Brand, Best Packaging and Best Cleanser. We really do adore what they have done with their win as it makes it look like a burst of sunshine with the hands beautiful cupping the awards logo. This post is really so creative, this really does deserve some gold stars for their innovation and creativity to make something so beautiful to promote their win. The mix of black and white contrasting against the colour of the logo is stunning. Thank you argentum apothecary for not only your award winning beauty products, but also your innovation and style in promoting them!
We would love to see how you have promoted your award this year? Or maybe you are thinking of entering your brand next year and have been inspired by some great ways to promote your win!
Well done again to all the winners!
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