CATEGORIES

Products will be divided into luxury or mass/drugstore 

 

Luxury Cosmetics
Any product launched in a Department Store (Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom), Spa, Salon, Specialty Store and online

Mass/Drugstore Cosmetics
Any product introduced to consumers in the Food, Drug or Mass Merchandiser retail channels (Target, Walgreens)

Skincare (Women and Men)

Body: Products such as shower gels, body scrubs, liquid and bar soaps, creams, oils, balms, moisturizers, lotions, hair removal and other products that are applied for the purpose of cleansing, hydrating and soothing the body

 

Face: Products such as cleansers, creams, gels, oils, mists, scrubs, masks, balms, moisturizers, lotions, serums, dark spot corrector, makeup remover and other products that are applied for the purpose of cleansing, hydrating and soothing the face

 

Eye: Products such as creams, gels, oils, serums, lotions and other products that are applied for the purpose of reducing the look of puffiness around the eye area

 

Lips: Products such as scrubs, balm, butter, conditioners and other products that are applied for the purpose of cleansing, hydrating and soothing the lips

 

Sun: Products used to protect the skin from UV rays

Tools: Products such as dry brushes, rollers, massaging wands, lights, steamers, stones, tweezers, extractors and other products that are used for the purpose of enhancing the beauty regimen


Odor: Products such as deodorant and others that are applied to reduce or eliminate body odor for men and women 

Makeup (Women and Men)

Face: Products such as primer, BB cream, CC cream, foundation, concealer, blush, bronzer, setting powder and spray

 

Eyes: Products such as mascara, false eyelashes, liquid and pencil eyeliners, eyeshadow, eyeshadow palettes, brow pomades, brow pencils

 

Lips: Products such as lipsticks, lip glosses, lip stains, lip balms, lip plumpers, lip sets and lip liners 

 

Gadgets & Tools: Devices including makeup brushes, blenders, applicators, microneedles, blotting papers, eyelash curlers and tweezers 

Hair Care (Women and Men)

Hair Wash: Wet and dry shampoos and other products that are applied for the purpose of cleansing the scalp and hair 

Hair Treatment: Conditioner, leave-in treatments, masks, oils, serums, scalp exfoliants and other products that are applied for the purpose of nourishing and strengthening hair and beards

Styling: Gel, putty, mousses, hairsprays and other products that are applied for the purpose of styling hair

Tools: Brushes, combs, flat-irons, hairdryers, curlers and other tools used for the purpose of styling hair

Fragrance

Women: Parfum, perfumes, eau de toilette, oils, body sprays created to be worn by those who identify as female

Men: Cologne, parfum, eau de toilette, body sprays created to be worn by those who identify as male

Unisex: Parfum, eau de toilette, body spray created to be worn by both men and women

RULES OF ENTRY

Only products belonging in the categories listed will be considered for evaluation at this time.

 

Entries will be tested over a 90-day period by a panel of judges, which include board-certified dermatologists, estheticians, chemists, celebrity hairstylists, makeup professionals, influencers and editors. 

Finalists and winners will be announced in October 2021, during our virtual awards ceremony and through a series of engaging content to include digital articles, video tutorials and social media giveaways. 

EXCLUSIONS: 

  • Limited edition products and product gift sets

  • Brands/products that contain pornographic material, hate messages, defamatory statements

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Late product submissions will be disqualified. No refunds.

  • 6 additional full-size products are required for all finalists to participate in a reader giveaway

  • An entry gives FusionMedia Properties (SIGNATURE BRIDE & Best of Beauty Awards) permission to use the brand’s images/texts/logos for promotional purposes

 

DISCLOSURE:

SIGNATURE BRIDE takes the potential for conflict of interest very seriously. We do everything in our power to minimize occurrences of conflict while ensuring that the best-performing products and tools are recognized.