Small prices have once again won big rewards at this year’s Vogue Beauty Awards, with Dove and budget-friendly picks like The Ordinary taking home prizes.
The much-awaited beauty list hails the best products available in the beauty world, as voted by the readers of the fashion bible, who selected the winners and runner-ups of 17 categories from 136 entries.
The Ordinary was praised for its bargain £4.95 100% Niacinamide powder, which came second in the Best Budget Beauty Star performer category.
CeraVe Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum, which is priced slightly higher but still at an affordable £13.60, took home first place.
The Ordinary’s 100% Niacinamide powder, pictured, came second in the Budget Beauty Star Performer category, but has the smallest price tag on the list, at just £4.90
Elemis’s Ultra-Smart Pro-Collagen Night Genius, which retails at £195, came first in the Skintellectual Innovators category
Dove, one of the most popular high-street picks for creams and soaps, bagged the Inclusivity Lifetime Achievement Award.
But select brands were also awarded prizes, with Elemis’ Ultra Smart Pro-Collagen Night Genius, which costs £195, scooping the prize for The Skintellectual Innovator category.
This year’s picks also saw well-established brands battle out newcomers for prizes, with Fenti Skin winning the New Kid on the Block title over Hermes Make-Up.
Household name Charlotte Tilbury also won the Modern Classic Makeup Must-Have award with her Airbrush Bronzer, priced at £39.
Winners of Vogue Beauty Awards 2021 in full
THE MODERN CLASSIC MAKE-UP MUST HAVE
Winner: Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer £39
Runner-up: Benefit They’re Real! Magnet Mascara £24.50
THE COMPLEXION GAME-CHANGER
Winner: YSL Beauty Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation £36
Runner-up: BareMinerals Liquid Mineral Concealer £24
THE MAKE-UP PACKAGING MOMENT
Winner: Pat McGrath Labs Divine Rose II Mothership Palette £115
Runner-up: Dior Beauty Backstage Glow Face Palette £36
THE SKINTELLECTUAL INNOVATOR
Winner: Elemis Ultra Smart Pro-Collagen Night Genius £195
Runner-up: Skinceuticals Silymarin CF Antioxidant £145
THE BUDGET BEAUTY STAR PERFORMER
Winner: CeraVe Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum, £13.60
Runner-up: The Ordinary 100% Niacinamide Powder, £4.90
THE ULTIMATE SKINCARE SAVIOUR
Winner: Beauty Pie Japanfusion Genius Lift Elixir, from £40
Runner-up: Drunk Elephant TLC Sukari Babyfacial Mask, £67
THE HAIR STYLING SUPERSTAR
Winner: GHD Max Styler, £152.15
Runner-up: Aveda Heat Relief Thermal Protector and Conditioning Mist, £26
THE TEXTURED HAIR HERO
Winner: Kérastase Curl Manifesto Refresh Absolu Curl Refreshing Spray, £24.05
Runner-up: Living Proof Curl Definer, £33
THE HAIR HEALTH PIONEER
Winner: Olaplex No. 8 Moisture Mask, £26
Runner-up: L’Oréal Paris Elvive 8-Second Wonder Water, £21.60
THE BODY TRANSFORMER
Winner: Beauty Pie Super Healthy Skin Deluxe Moisture Body Crème, £40
Runner-up: Fenty Beauty Body Sauce Body Luminizing Tint, £40
THE BOUTIQUE FRAGRANCE
Winner: Jo Malone London The Blossoms Collection, from £105
Runner-up: Le Labo Baie 19 Eau de Parfum, from £130
THE BLOCKBUSTER FRAGRANCE
Winner: Tom Ford Tubereuse Nue Eau de Parfum, from £228
Runner-up: Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Dew Eau de Parfum, £110
THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK
Winner: Fenty Skin
Runner-up: Hermès Make-Up
THE INFLUENCER BEAUTY MOGUL OF THE YEAR
Winner: Vieve by Jamie Genevieve
Runner-up: Charlotte Tilbury
THE BEAUTY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Winner: Chanel No. 5 Eau de Parfum, from £86
Runner-up: Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer, £299.99
THE INCLUSIVITY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Runner-up: Mac Cosmetics
THE SUSTAINABILITY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Winner: The Body Shop
THE DIRECTOR’S CUT SPECIAL MENTION
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex, from £60
When it came to hair, GHD’s Max Styler, pictured, which costs £152.15, was awarded the title of Hair Styling Superstar
Household name Charlotte Tilbury’s £39 Airbrush Bronzer was crowned Modern Classic Makeup Must-Have
However, Charlotte Tilbury was beaten by Jamie Genevieve as Influencer Beauty Mogul of the Year, with the social media beauty taking home the title.
When it comes to haircare, Olaplex’s No. 8 Moisture Mask, costing £26, won the Hair Health Pioneer title, with L’Oréal Paris Elvive 8-Second Wonder Water, costing £21.60, a deserving runner-up.
YSL Beauty’s £36 Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation was crowned Complexion Game-Changer of the Year, with BareMinerals Liquid Mineral Concealer, which costs £24, being awarded runner-up.
Beauty and Lifestyle Director of British Vogue, Jessica Diner, said of this year’s list: ‘We are delighted to announce the winners of the Vogue Beauty Awards 2021.
Beauty Pie’s £40 Super Healthy Skin body cream won the Body Transformer Category. Beauty Pie also bagged the award for the Ultimate Skincare Saviour category with its Japanfusion Genius Lift Elixir, with prices starting from £40
Fenti Skin, the brain child of Rihanna, was named New Kid on the Block. Pictured: the brand’s Butta Drop Whipped Oil Body Cream refill, which costs £25
‘For our annual celebration of the very best the beauty industry has to offer, we selected nominees that are driving innovation, as well as pushing meaningful initiatives around sustainability and inclusivity.’
‘From skincare saviours to hair products that nourished in between long-awaited haircuts, to make-up launches, the results shine a spotlight on the products and brands that have got us through the past year and are a testament to the positive power of the beauty industry.’
Full coverage of the Vogue Beauty Awards 2021 can be seen here, and in the August issue of British Vogue, available on newsstands and digital download on Friday 2nd July.