On Thursday the 14th November, Australia and New Zealand’s top beauty PRs and journalists were recognized for excellence at the 2013 beautydirectory Star Awards.

Held at The Tea Room at QVB and sponsored by Veet and Scholl Party Feet, the awards categories were open to all Australian beauty media and both in-house and agency PRs for beauty brands, with an expert judging panel selecting the winners for 16 categories.

Judges for the media awards included Myer general manager of cosmetics and concessions Liz Webster, Priceline communications manager Gabby Tully, David Jones planning manager for beauty Sarah Kennedy and ModelCo founder and CEO Shelley Barrett.

INSTYLE Editor Cameron Pine with the winners of the Star Beauty PR Launch Event category, Tailor Maid Communications

Judges for the PR awards included Who beauty editor Danielle Jackson, Women’s Health beauty editor Caelia Corse, POPSUGAR Australia health and beauty editor Alison Larsen, and Social Diary founder Tiffany Farrington. Our very own Editor of INSTYLE, Cameron Pine, was proud to also judge the PR awards categories and presented two awards at the ceremony.

Congratulations to all of the winners!

 

Star Beauty Journalist Awards

Star Beauty Feature finalists

Winner: Eleanor Pendleton at InStyle Magazine for 101 Best Beauty Buys

Alexis Teasdale at SHOP Til You Drop for Hot Dollar

Caelia Corse at Women’s Health Australia for The WH Bible of Frizz-Free Hair

 

Star Beauty Interview finalists

Winner: Sherine Youseff at madison for The Amazing Races

Kimberley Nissen at The Plastic Diaries for How To Find Your Signature Fragrance

Phoebe Parsons at culture Magazine for Make-up, best-sellers and brushes… Oh my!

 

Star Beauty How-to finalists

Winner: Sigourney Cantelo at Vogue Australia for Ten Trends to Try

Lucy Adams at marie claire for Eye Spy

Michelle Wong at Lab Muffin for DIY Custom Lipstick; or, How to use up old lippie Part 1

 

Star Beauty Visual finalists

Winner: Alexis Teasdale at SHOP Til You Drop for Colour Therapy

Alex Noonan at marie claire for Editors’ Choice

Eleanor Pendleton at InStyle Magazine for Evening Star

 

Star Beauty Blog finalists

Winner: Andrea Zanetich at Fox in Flats for DAREcember: Putting style back into the silly season!

Kimberley Nissen at The Plastic Diaries for The Truth About Cruelty Free

Lara Hill at Swatch Girl for The Myth of Hair

 

Star Beauty Video finalists

Winner: Jess Melliza at Miss J. Shopaholic for VS Sassoon Big Hair Styler 1000.

Cherie Herrmann at beautyheaven for Tutorial: how to apply dry shampoo correctly.

Olivia Mackinnon at beautyheaven for How-to: Blake Lively’s Fishtail Braid

 

Star Beauty Writer – Blogger finalists

Winner: Andrea Zanetich at Fox In Flats

Lilit Spargo at Makeup and Macaroons

Michelle Wong at Lab Muffin

 

Star Beauty Writer – Online finalists

Winner: Sigourney Cantelo at vogue.com.au

Alison Larsen at POPSUGAR Beauty

Cherie Herrmann at beautyheaven

Olivia Mackinnon at beautyheaven

 

Star Beauty Writer finalists

Winner: Sigourney Cantelo at Vogue Australia

Aimee Leabon at Prevention

Sherine Youssef at madison

 

Star Beauty Outstanding Contribution to Beauty Journalism

Alex Noonan at marie claire

 

Star Beauty Outstanding Contribution to Beauty Journalism – New Zealand

Carolyn Enting at Mindfood

 

Star Beauty Public Relations Awards

Star Beauty PR Brand Event finalists

Winner: Clinique for Clinique Skin Supplies for Men & GQ Erase the Past Dinner

Ecoya for Ecoya Flagship store opening

La Prairie for White Caviar and Crown Spa Launch

 

Star Beauty PR Launch Event finalists

Winner: Tailor Maid Communications for People for Plants launch

La Prairie for Exceptional Beauty Around the Clock

Maxted Thomas PR for Burt’s Bees Nature Knows Colour launch event

Lancôme Australia for Lancôme Absolue launch

 

Star Beauty PR Blogger Event finalists

Winner: Clinique for Find Your Perfect Lipstick event

Frank PR for Clearasil Perfecta Wash blogger briefing

Clinique for A Taste of Clinique

 

Star Beauty PR Briefing finalists

Winner: Avon for Avon A-F33 Email Attack

La Prairie for Cellular Power Serum Australian press launch

Kiehl’s Australia for Kiehl’s 2013 Skincare launches

 

Star Beauty PR Practitioner of the Year finalists

Winner: Alexis Green, communications manager at Clinique

Ai San Beaumont, marketing and PR manager at La Prairie

Anita Providel, PR & communications manager at COTY Australia

 

Star Beauty PR Team of the Year finalists

Winner: Sarah Humphries Agency

Maxted Thomas PR

Tailor Maid Communications

 

Star Beauty Outstanding Contribution to Beauty Public Relations – New Zealand

Elysia Shanks at Maxted Thomas NZ

 

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