I’m sure most of you remember all of the excitement buzzing around the #GlamBeauty100 for the past couple months! For those of you who missed my previous squealing, here’s a recap. Literally the day after I arrived in New York, I was invited on a whirlwind trip to Los Angeles to be a judge for the #GlamBeauty100.
As part of an exclusive group of style arbiters and experts, I helped to determine the definitive list of 2014’s best new beauty products alongside some serious beauty insiders. I mean, serious. The judging panel consisted of the best and brightest in beauty – a variety of makeup artists, hair stylists, colorists, manicurists, dermatologists, celebrities, and beauty bloggers. See below for the full list of beauty industry experts that took part…
The Beauty Gurus:
Charlotte Tilbury, Celebrity Makeup Artist
Deborah Lippmann, Celebrity Manicurist
Dr. David Goldberg, Renowned Cosmetic Dermatologist
Harry Josh, Celebrity Hair Stylist
Jin Soon Choi, Celebrity and Editorial Manicurist
Molly Sims, Model and Actress
Michelle Phan, YouTube Star, Makeup Entrepeneur, and Author
Rita Hazan, Celebrity Hair Colorist
Dr. Roy Geronemus, Renowned Cosmetic Dermatologist
Troy Surratt, Celebrity Makeup Artist
The Magazine Mavens:
Andrea Lavinthal, Beauty and Fashion Director, People
Jean Godfrey-June, Executive Beauty Director, Lucky
Heather Muir, Beauty Director, Fitness
Leah Wyar, Beauty Director, Cosmopolitan
The Digital Influencers, a.k.a. The #GlamFam:
Felicia Walker Benson, ThisThatBeauty.com
Jamie Stone, HonestlyJamie.com
Katie Manwaring, KatiesBLiss.com
Katie McBroom, MartinisandMascara.com (me!)
Leah Ashley, AFabLife.com
Mary Darling, AFabLife.com
Leesha Collinge, xSparkage.com
Rae Lyu, TheRaeviewer.com
Nicole Johnson, TheStyleMaven.com
Patrice Yursik, Afrobella.com
I told you there were some serious people judging this thing! I still feel so honored to be a part of this incredible group of people.
The official #GlamBeauty100 results went live this week, but before I share them with you, I just have to recap the fabulousness that went down on my trip to LA with my #GlamFam.
My epic beauty adventure kicked off with my arrival at the Petit Ermitage, a unique boutique hotel in my favorite part of Cali, West Hollywood.
We were welcomed with an amazing dinner at The Church Key where they whipped up alcoholic popsicles right at our table. (Throughout the trip we also dined at other killer restaurants including PettyCash. Get the “Drunk in Love” – trust me.)
The next day we woke up bright and early to get dolled up at Salon Benjamin for the big event. We had lunch on the (seriously fairytale style) roof and then headed over to the (amazingly adorable) beauty boutique Blushington for the official #GlamBeauty100 testing festivities!
We donned lab coats and dove into thousands of products to vote which ones are the best of 2014! I was like a kid in a candy store.
For even more of a taste of what we did that day, check out this video:
I also filmed some of my favorite tips and tricks for ya!
We shot some other fun footage as well, including a video on our top beauty icons (mine is Katy Perry, duh!) and also a video on our be-all-end-all favorite beauty secrets. To see the rest, be sure to subscribe to Glam on YouTube!
And now, as promised, I will share with you how you get to see the much anticipated #GlamBeauty100 list! The full list of winners can now be viewed on Glam and in the special Glam Top 100 Beauty edition of the GlamStyle App, which can be downloaded in the App Store. You’ll love it, trust me.
So, go download the app, feast your eyes on all of the amazingness we discovered, and also keep an eye out for my roundup of personal faves from our top 100, too!