The beauty industry’s movers and shakers gathered Wednesday morning at The Four Seasons Restaurant in New York City for the 12th Annual Beauty Inc. Awards Breakfast to honor the year’s most outstanding product launches, brands, retailers and marketers. Attendees were a who’s who in the beauty industry, including Leonard A. Lauder, chairman emeritus of the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.; Frédéric Rozé, President and CEO of L’Oréal USA; John Demsey, Group President of the Estée Lauder Cos.; Karen Fondu, President of L’Oréal Paris; Carol Hamilton, President of L’Oréal Luxe USA; Michele Scannavini, CEO of Coty Inc.; Heidi Manheimer, CEO of Shiseido America; David Greenberg, President of Maybelline New York-Garnier-Essie, Gina Boswell, Unilever’s EVP, Personal Care of North America; Julia Goldin, Global Chief Marketing Officer & Senior Vice President at Revlon, Inc and Jane Hertzmark Hudis, Global Brand President of the Estée Lauder Cos. For highlights on this year’s winners, check out the December issue of Beauty Inc. (shown in the photo above) which features Leslie H. Wexner of L Brands Inc. on its cover.

Beauty Inc. 2013 Winners:

Product of the Year, Mass:

Color Cosmetics: CoverGirl Clump Crusher by Lashblast Mascara
Skin: L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Glow Renewal Facial Oil

Hair: Infiniti Pro by Conair Curl Secret
Fragrance: Sonia Kashuk Bath & Body

Product of the Year, Prestige:

Color Cosmetics: Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy CC Lipstick

Skin: Ibuki by Shiseido

Hair: Color Wow Root Cover Up

Fragrance: Modern Muse by Estée Lauder

Brand of the Year, Mass:

NYX Cosmetics
Brand of the Year, Prestige:


Newcomer of the Year, Mass:

Newcomer of the Year, Prestige:

Ardency Inn

Retailer of the Year, Mass:

Shoppers Drug Mart

Retailer of the Year, Prestige:

Macy’s Herald Square

Retailer of the Year, Specialty:

Barneys New York

Launch of the Year, Mass:

L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare

Launch of the Year, Prestige:

Marc Jacobs Beauty

Ad Campaign of the Year:
Dove Real Beauty Sketches

Marketer of the Year, Mass:

Carolyn Holba, senior vice president, marketing, Maybelline New York- Garnier-Essie
Marketer of the Year, Prestige:

Veronique Gabai-Pinsky, global brand president, Aramis and Designer Fragrances

Corporate Social Responsibility Award:
Coty Inc.

Digital Innovator of the Year:
Dermablend Professional
EM Michelle Phan

Creative Influencer of the Year:
Gucci Westman

Visionary Award:
Leslie H. Wexner, L Brands Inc.