A glittering Who’s Who in beauty gathered at The Hilton Midtown Hotel in NYC yesterday to hear the winners of CEW’s 2023 Beauty Awards. Jessel Taank, one of the cast mates of The Real Housewives of New York City, hosted the sold-out luncheon, which was attended by over 1,000 guests. “As someone who is passionate about beauty and a self-proclaimed beauty enthusiast, it is such an honor be in the same room with beauty mavens such as L’Oréal, Estée Lauder, Ulta Beauty, Sephora and more,” said Taank (catch CEW Insider’s Instagram Stories today to get a taste of the atmosphere). Hena Doba, Cheddar News’ Anchor/Breaking News Correspondent, co-presented the awards alongside Dr. Dhaval Bhanusali, a prominent NYC dermatologist. “Handpicked from a dizzying pool of 1,120 product entries, our 35 winners bear the stamp of approval from over 9,000 CEW members,” writes Amy Synnott, here at CEW. “While there are many different beauty award programs out there, these awards are the only ones chosen by our membership, a global group of beauty industry insiders.

For the third consecutive year, CEW partnered with Cheddar News and IPSY to extend voting to the masses who cast their votes for two coveted People’s Choice Awards: Launch of the Year and Influencer of the Year. Raymond James presented the winners in the Indie Category of industry disruptors and trailblazers.

Last week, industry experts discussed the future of digital influence and commerce at CreatorIQ’s Connect Summit in Los Angeles. “The creator economy is expected to reach a staggering $480 billion by 2027, according to a report released by Goldman Sachs,” writes Polly Blitzer for CEW, reporting on the one-day event which featured 40 panels and presentations. With over 300 experts in attendance, topics covered included beauty, fashion, entertainment, and technology with presentations by Somer Tejwani, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing at Too Faced Cosmetics, Michelle Crossan-Matos, Chief Marketing Officer at Ulta Beauty, and Aida Moudachirou-Rebois, Senior Vice President, Global CMO of M.A.C Cosmetics.

Catch up on these and other beauty news stories below.

Announcing The CEW 2023 Beauty Award Winners. Amy Synnott reports from the Beauty Awards Winners Luncheon, which took place at The Hilton Midtown Hotel in NYC yesterday. (CEW)

Coty Cancels Part Of Its Stake in Wella. Coty Inc lifts its full-year revenue forecast, also reporting continued success with fragrances such as Gucci Flora and Burberry Her. (WWD)

Cosbar Replaces Shen Beauty in Brooklyn. The luxury beauty store expects to open in the next several weeks in time for holiday. Shen Beauty, once the shining star of beauty retail, shuttered its doors suddenly in August. (GLOBAL COSMETICS NEWS)

Spate Reveals Gaps In The Skin Care Market. In its new Whitespace Opportunities in Skincare report, Spate identifies some key areas for innovation and exploration. (CEW)

Oddity Tech Reports Strong Q3 For Il Makiage And SpoiledChild. The parent company of both make-up brands reports $94 million in net revenue in the third quarter. (BUSINESS OF FASHION)

Estée Lauder Lowers Forecast For The Rest of The Year in its Asian Business. “Estée Lauder has revealed the extent of its current challenges after posting fourth-quarter results showing that net sales declined by 10%, sending stock prices to a six-year low,” reports Cosmetics Design. (COSMETICS DESIGN)

Introducing The Chocolate Glazed Manicure. Brands and creators will want to dip into one of winter’s key nail trends, achieved by casting a hint of shimmer over a rich brown nail colour to obtain the “chocolate-glazed” effect. (REFINERY 29)