Hollywood might have the Oscars, but we have the glamorous Glosscars.
This is the time of year we bonafide beauty buffs celebrate the best of the best in every facet of beauty. From fabulous fragrance finds, to the ultimate skin saviours – not to mention the umpteen glamorous glosses we’ve seen roll the gates this past year. But not every brilliant beauty buy can win, oh no - the beautyheaven Glosscars are bestowed upon the best beauty products in beautyheaven – as decided by bh members.

The votes have now been counted and the red carpet's rolled out. So with no further ado, we are delighted to announce that...


The beautyheaven Glosscars for 2010 go to...

 

View the winner by category (i.e. Make-up) by simply clicking on the links below or alternatively scroll down the page for a comprehensive list of all the winners.

Make-up 

Hands & feet

Skincare

Hair

Bodycare

Sun

Fragrance

Men's

Make-up

Best New Eyeshadow

Revlon Matte Eyeshadow

Why it's a winner: “The texture is like satin and they stay true to their colour on application. The light shadows are not overly pigmented, and produce a wash of colour, which makes for an ideal highlighter. The darker shades however, are highly pigmented and easily rival more expensive high-end brands.” – melmeko 

Best New Eye Liner

Mirenesse Superlong Wear Gel Eye Liner

Why it's a winner: “I love Mirenesse products and this is one of my favourite. I love to wear eyeliner and have always had trouble finding a suitable one. This is a great product and glids on so easily and smoothly with the rush and is in a great little jar so you will never have to worry about a broken pencil or sharpening. Lasts all day.” – Madstar

 

Best New Mascara

Maybelline New York Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara

Why it's a winner: “The brush is definitely quite big and chunky like the tube itself. I find that the main feature of this is the volume it gives. Just one coat can make your lashes more visible even from real far away. I have got so many compliments from this that i decided to get the waterproof version aswell.” – xCherrybliss

Best New Lip Gloss

Australis Colour Inject Mineral Lip Gloss

Why it's a winner: “I love how pigmented the gloss is whilst remaining sheer like in appearance. I also love the lychee fragrance and feel reassured to know it has UV filler to protect my lips along with the natural goodness of minerals along with Kakadu plum. I'm looking forward to trying more colours in the collection.” – Woo_Hoo

 

Best New Lip Plumper

Mirenesse Velvet Lip Lift Moisture Shine

Why it's a winner: “This gloss comes in a very attractive tube with a sponge tip applicator for easy application, I personally prefer these to the brush style applicators which I find can hold too much product and be a bit messy to use. The bottom section of the tube is clear so you see the exact shade you are getting. I also find this convenient when I'm doing my makeup as I don't have to fiddle around trying to work out what I've got, and I do have a lot. Overall this is a lovely gloss that is smooth, moisturising, non-sticky and comes in a nice range of colours.” – Stay C

 

Best New Lip Balm

Burt’s Bees Sun Protecting SPF8 Lip Balm

Why it's a winner: “The lip balm glides on easily with no fuss and its personal sized twist tube is convenient as you can put it in your pocket for daily use, anywhere, anytime! It lasts for months even with daily use and is a great item to have when travelling, just staying at home or hitting the outdoor's as it gives me peace of mind and lip protection from the sun keeping them safe from burning, blistering and splitting.” – Maxpower

Best New Lipstick

Australis Colour Inject Mineral Lipstick

Why it's a winner: “This lipstick glides on so smoothly and it feels creamy and comfortable to wear. It nourishes and softens the lips at the same time. It's fantastic that it has SPF15 included. All of those

benefits included at such a low price, now that's good value” – Whiteswan99

Best New Illuminator

Inika Light Reflect Highlighting Cream

Why it's a winner: “This is my favourite products in the whole of the Glosscars list. I love this cream, it is very versatile. It is easy to use on cheek bones, brow bone and even a little bit blended all over the face to give a beautiful glow. The cream is very hydrating and makes my skin feel great too. Great ingredients as well.” – Jane Doe  

 

Best New Blush

Clinique Quick Blush

Why it's a winner: “The Clinique Quick Blush is a portable, all-in-one brush and blush that swivels up to reveal a full brush, pre-loaded with cheek colour contained right in the cap. It is easy to use, and saves carrying a compact in your handbag, and due to the built-in brush, also cuts down on the items you have to carry around. Perfect! Colours are great so definitely a new favourite for me.” – Princess Fiona1

Best New Bronzer

Clinique Almost Bronzer SPF15

Why it's a winner: “I love the natural bronzed glow the product provides, once applied to the areas of my face where the sun would naturally hit, my face was radiant and positively glowed. The key feature I love about this product is the ability to sculpt your jawline and define your cheekbones by applying the product underneath the cheekbones and creating high definition.”  – aleksandra

 

Best New Concealer

Maybelline New York Mineral Power Liquid Concealer

Why it's a winner: “This liquid concealer is a cheap and very versatile concealer. I use it as a concealer for under-eye circles, scarring and even as an eye makeup primer. What I love about it is that it is so easy to apply- just screw the top off and lightly dot the sponge applicator on the places you want to cover up. I say 'lightly' because it is quite pigmented and a little goes a long way. Not only does it last over AND under makeup, but it lasts a mighty long time, too. An absolute steal for around 15 dollars and an absolute gem, too!” – captaincheeky

Best New Foundation

Mirenesse Skin Clone Compact Mineral Powder Foundation

Why it's a winner: “"I am a total foundation junkie. I've have tried a LOT of foundations and the Skin Clone ranks right up there with the best of them. I look for specific things in a foundation and Skin Clone ticks most of my most imporant boxes: Coverage wise, it gives excellent coverage of my blemishes and under-eye dark circles without me needing to put on tons of the product to achieve a flawless complexion. The result is a fresh-faced, natural look that looks like beautiful skin instead of great makeup." – vainpot

 

Best New Primer

L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Smoothing Resurfacing Primer

Why it's a winner: “The primer looks like a light pink mousse, but slightly thicker when you feel it. It doesn't feel heavy on application though, you just dab a few spots strategically on your face and blend it easily all over the skin. After I apply my skin seems to be in "soft focus", it blurs out all the little imperfections like pigmentation, spots and fine lines. The finish is quite matte and velvety to the touch and it sets almost instantly.” – Hmad

Hands & Feet

Best New Hand Product

Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Hand Treatment

Why it's a winner: “I bought this cream, and although pricier than supermarket brands, you notice results immediately and then with time, your hands improve everyday. My hands are now soft, smooth and well hydrated. My hands use to age me 10 years so I use to try and hide them.” – Shop A Everyday

 

Best New Nail Polish, Colour or Collection

Revitanail Nail Lacquers

Why it's a winner: “I put this on 'MUST-HAVE' list when they appear on the glosscar. I had the nailcare for brittle, weak nails, but not the colour one. So for a change of colour i bought 1 (miss scarlet), as i dont have any pink at all, and had always stucked by red. And scarlet sounds deadly! The first thing i noticed was the shine when i polished it on, like diamond. and i finished it off with revitanail topcoat. This lacquer has lasted for one and half week without chipping. Also, it dries quickly without the need to wait for too long, unlike other products.” – Vivalicious Beauty

Best New Nail Treatment

ORLY Flawless Fix Corrector Pen

Why it's a winner: “Designed for precision, this product includes extra tips to disperse the polish remover evenly. It removes all traces of excess polish leaving the skin around my nails and cuticles thoroughly clean. This handy little gadget is ideal for at home manicures to correct any nail polish imperfections.” – melmeko 

Skincare

Best New Exfoliant

Garnier Skin Naturals Pure Active Blackheads Uprooting Scrub

Why it's a winner: “I absolutely love thsi product, my sister bought it and i was guilty of trying it out, and havent regretted it since. 
it has dramatically reduced the number AND appearances of pimples and or black heads that i usually get, combined with the toner, smooth, dramatically less oily skin was just a major bonus. i love it for its extra affordable price as well, so i will continue to repurchase this!” – Tsuki

Best New Face Mask

Clinique Turnaround Instant Facial

Why it's a winner: “Want glowing, fresh, vibrant skin in a hurry? Clinique's Turnaround Instant Facial is my favourite choice. Applying this once a week was enough to keep my sensitive skin brightened, though it can be used 2-3 times weekly if desired. Applying a small amount over cleansed dry skin, I simply leave it on for 5minutes then using lukewarm water gently massage it's granules over my face (avoiding eye area) and rinse off thoroughly. It works to exfoliate both physically while it sits on the skin and mechanically when massaged over the skin.” – goddesmagick

 

Best New Moisturiser – Day

Clinique Comfort on Call

Why it's a winner: “I am a lover of Clinique and a victim of sensitive skin, so when BH announced the arrival of Comfort on Call, I was one VERY interested lady! I was so keen in fact, that I couldn’t wait for my sample to arrive so I headed to my nearest Clinique counter and spoke with the staff there. They were confident that this product would be ideal for my reactive skin and sent me home with a sample pot.” – jayne

Best New Moisturiser – Night

Trilogy AGE PROOF Replenishing Night Cream

Why it's a winner: “This is worth the price not only for the wonderful natural ingredients that plump up the skin and make your skin feel just divine but the fact that it's natural and is made in New Zealand, close to home. When you wake up in the morning skin is so smooth. Trilogy is a name to keep in mind, very worth every dollar.” – Gofton

 

Best New Age Management Product

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex

Why it's a winner: “This high quality serum goes on so easily that you don't have to apply very much - it spreads and soaks into the skin very quickly - I expect a full-sized bottle would last for ages. It's non-greasy so I never, ever woke up with greasy skin problems and in fact, I could wear it during the day under my makeup without a problem. I generally suffer from an oily T-Zone so I have to watch what 'rich' products I use but with this Night Repair serum I had absolutely no problems at all.” – softness

Best New Spot Treatment

Neutrogena Rapid Clear Fight and Fade Spot Gel

Why it's a winner: “After only a few days of use, I am delighted to report that my pimples are indeed disappearing quickly. What has surprised me most is that my heavily pigmented scars (lovely reminders of break-outs and sun exposure!!) are actually fading, as promised! I am so delighted that I have found something that truly works on my temperamental problem skin. I am getting faster results than I get from my more expensive lotions and potions.” – scentsation

 

Best New Eye Treatment

Mirenesse Power Lift Superstar Eye Serum

Why it's a winner: “This is a great eye cream. It has a thick consistency but instantly absorbs into the skin. It really did iron out my fine lines. The packaging is brilliant - it’s a pump pack and one pump of the cream is the perfect amount for both eyes. Whilst this is expensive, it is worth every cent as it works and a little bit goes a long way and there is no wastage as the pump pack squirts out exactly the right amount.” – beautystar

Best New Wash/Cleanser

Neutrogena Wave Power Cleanser

Why it's a winner: “I bought this a while back ago (obviously last year) and it was a great treat for my face. The vibrations gave a gentle massage to my face. I loved the foaming pads that they had provided, it made my skin smooth and silky feeling and on top of that my skin didn't dry out after washing the product off my face.” – Nicoletmy

 

Best New Toner

Garnier Skin Naturals Pure Active Pimple Reducing Toner

Why it's a winner: “This toner has got to be the best toner i've used thus far, its amazing. 
I cleanse my face and tone it with this wonder toner, and i find that my face doesnt turn into an oil slick after putting on my moisturiser. This is an achievement in itself, as i usually cleanse, tone and moisturise but i become oily, the only thing ive changed in my skin care regimen was the toner, and the difference was tremendous. One bottle lasts for a REALLY long time. 
So the price of th eproduct is REALLY worth the quality and how long the product lasts. Nice one Garnier!” – Tsuki

Hair

Best New Shampoo

Batiste Diva Dry Shampoo

Why it's a winner: “I suffer from oily hair and as expected from Batiste, their dry shampoos are awesome! I use this dry shampoo in between washes it helps keep my hair from looking yucky and greasy - it's a life saver! My hair is thin and flat this helps gives me voluminous hair with that extra oomph, and the smell is just decious. It is definitely easy to use, no water no fuss spray on, massage and out the door.” – KaynJay

 

Best New Conditioner

Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Conditioner

 

Why it's a winner: “It‘s great to have a supermarket priced conditioner that gives such a luxury product feeling. This conditioner is rich and creamy and smells like berries. It left my long hair smooth and tangle free.” – sdbenjamin

Best New Hair Treatment

Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Split End Protector Mask

Why it's a winner: “I started applying this after my most recent hair cut, and 1 month later my hair still feels healthy at the ends. While I still find split ends (which is normal in my length hair) they are harder to find and the amount is a lot less. Ends still look healthy and this is so easy to use and smells great while using it.” – Bundybites

 

Best New Curler

VS Sassoon MiniPRO Curling Tong VSCD63A

Why it's a winner: “My 9 year old daughter received this curling tong as a Christmas present and adores it! 
We both have dead straight hair (no kinks in sight in our family unfortunately) and this is great for my daughter to use on special occasions to give her some much wished for curls. 
The ceramic barrel heats quickly and the tongs are easy to use (even for hairstyle challenged mums like me!). The tongs give loose, silky curls all the way from the roots to the tips. The tongs are stylish (my daughter loves the red colour) and we love the cool looking heat resistant black and white travel pouch supplied. A great bargain buy!!” – Woo_Hoo

 

Best New Straightener

Jilbère de Paris Euro 3500 Ceramic Ionic Straightener

Why it's a winner: “It is the best straightener I have ever used. I was saving up for GHD but my hair dresser convinced me to buy this one instead. I had seen her use it on my hair and was quite impressed but wasn't sure if I would get the same results at home. But it is so easy to use and I can get the same fantastic results at home. It heats up quickly and gets quite hot, which means I can get poker straight hair in minutes, without exposing to heat for longer time, which means less damage. I have long hair and I get straight perfect hair from roots to tip. My hair looks so shiny. No frizz at all!” – Jane Doe

Best New Hair Dryer

VS Sassoon MiniPRO Dryer VS245A

Why it's a winner: “I bought this to replace my mini Philips as it did not dry my hair properly. I am so surprised with this product, because it dries my hair so quick, yet give some volume to my hair too. It dries my hair properly and the best of all, on days that i dont have time to dry my hair entirely, i can take this with me everywhere

because of the free travel pouch. Price wise, it is very affordable and Vidal Sassoon is totally a trustable brand.” – Vivalicious Beauty

 

Best New Styling Product

Kérastase Paris Nutritive Nectar Thermique

Why it's a winner: “As someone who straightens every day, and blow dries every second day, I need to protect my hair from the constant heat and damage I am subjecting my locks to. I tried Kerastase Nutritive Nectar as I know Kerastase is renowned for quality hair products. I know my hair is in safe hands with Nectar Thermique!” – BeautyMe

 

Bodycare

Best New Body Moisturiser

Natio Spa Coconut and Shea Body Butter

Why it's a winner: “Anything with Marshmallow in the name has me hooked! This product is best applied 10 minutes after hopping out of the shower, if you apply it straight after it sits on top of the skin and stays a white colour. I saw a great improvement to my skin especially in the dry areas including knees and elbows. The texture is quite thick and you may need to use a little more than you normally would. I also applied it straight before going out to my legs and arms which provided a glistening glow without looking oily.” – Beautalicious

Best New Body Exfoliant

Palmolive Coconut Body Butter Shower Scrub

Why it's a winner: “I bought this to see if it was worthy of a glosscar and lo and behold it is now my new best-friend. As soon as i opened it i thought i was on a tropical island the beautiful smell of coconut and a hint of vanilla went wofting up my nose. 
It has a rich creamy lather that feels wonderful on your skin, it doesn't scratch your skin either like some exfoliates can if you use them roughly. My skin has a lovely glow to it now and you can stil smell a hint of coconut as the day goes by.” – Lesley11

 

Best New Bath Product

Dove Go Fresh Burst Body Wash

Why it's a winner: “I simply adore this body wash! It is a staple of my morning shower routine - the fresh fruity scent puts a smile on my face even on on dreary Monday morning! The bottle is sturdy and the flip-top lid locks into place; and the product is a gorgeous pearly-peach colour. I find I need to squeeze it into my shower puff as opposed to the product just running out - which means I only use as much as I need. A very small amount of product lathers up enough to wash my whole body - I was very impressed with how far it goes.” – bluerose

 

Best New Hair Removal

Venus Spa Breeze

Why it's a winner: “I have finally found a perfect razor for perfect smooth legs! Spa Breeze is an absolute necessity for the girl on the go! So easy to use and very convenient. It has in-built gel pads which transform into a foaming shaving cream when wet. No more using hubby's shave gel and saves so much time! The fragrance is to die for! 
The razor has a three blade system which is flexible and glides on the contours of my legs. I have not cut myself with this. The foaming gel bars are moisturising as well, leaving my skin soft without one bit of dryness or razor burn. I have also used it on my bikini line with great success!” – Delicious Girl

Sun

Best New Sunscreen

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30+ 

Why it's a winner: “This is one of the best sunscreens I have every used. It does apply quite thick and is a small bottle but you only need a tiny little bit and it absorbs instantly into your skin. 
When wearing it I dont feel like I am wearing anything at all and it applies quite matt onto the skin. It never leaves me looking oily or shinny and it great under foundation or a primer. 
I am impressed with this sunscreen as it gives me protection but doesnt leave me looking like an oil slick. Even though I have the one for oily skin it keeps my skin nice and hydrated and doesn’t dry my skin out. I love it” – ray_jay

Best New Self-Tanning Product

Garnier Ambre Solaire Natural Bronzer

Why it's a winner: “Sorry again girls but I must vote for this product in the glosscars 2010!! This product is a tanorexics staple item! The result is a light, natural looking tan that can be layered for a more dramatic colour. The 360 degree nozzle ensures the perfect application for those who may be starting to tan and it's oh-so easy to get hard to reach places (like behind the knees). Say goodbye to orange hands because the featherlight formula does not need to be rubbed in! With my medium skin tone I find 2 applications is best for flawless skin followed by a shimmering body lotion or shimmer powder!” – Jemma128

 

Fragrance

Best New Women's Fragrance

Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture

Why it's a winner: “We have five senses, one of which is our sense of smell. I am a believer that pleasant fragrances can improve our mood and sense of well-being; I choose perfumes based on this and how it changes my mood. This is a truly unique, fresh and flirty fragrance with just a hint of sophistication. What makes this scent is enticing is the balance of sweet and fruity notes of berries and jasmine, and a softer muted musk of caramel and vanilla. I find that these blend together to bring a wonderfully uplifting fragrance. To top it off, the bottle itself reflects this girly aroma with the sweet satin bow. I will definitely continue wearing this fragrance. Smell good, feel good!” – Stensen 

Men's

Best New Male Skincare Product

L’Oreal Paris Men Expert Hydra Sensitive 24H Moisturising Cream Multi-Protector

Why it's a winner:  “My hubby is your typical soap and water kind of guy so getting him to use a moisturiser was going to be a hard convincing task. He initially received this in a pack as a present and started using this as a balm after shaving. He was so pleased with the results (I was pleased with the results also) that he now uses it daily before he goes to work for fresh, soft hydrated clean skin.
The cream is in a pump dispenser and has a thick white lotion like consistency that absorbs straight into the skin without feeling heavy or greasy. It has a beautiful masculine scent which makes it more appealing for the guys.
Hubby's skin looks more fresh and youthful after he has started using this. His face stubble is less harsh and more softer also and doesn't feel so sand paper like.
Hubby loves this and I love that he is now taking more care of his skin and looking great. I love L'Oreal Paris products myself so I'm glad my man can also find benefit from using their wonderful range. Highly recommend.”

– Beauty Obsession

Best New Male Grooming Product

Gillette Fusion Phenom

Why it's a winner: “Absolutely the best razor around , yes I used it for myself after my hubby used it, you know, so it wasn't really, really sharp. Gillette has been our choice of razor ever since we had to shave. With such amazing precision and smoothness Power Phenom is by far the best.” – Gofton

 

Best New Men’s Fragrance

Calvin Klein cK Free

Why it's a winner: “Free is defined as; ability to act at will; not under compulsion or restraint, Not imprisoned or enslaved; being at liberty and Not controlled by obligation or the will of another. 
Being free is being independent and In true Ck style the newest addition to their range stays true to its name… cKfree is independent and relaxed, not uptight, no frills, Just a great everyday fragrance for men. It is fresh and masculine at the same time. The spice of the tobacco and coffee add a difference to cKfree that is like no other. Having patchouli in the base gives the fragrance a sexiness that is hard to resist. I’m generally not a huge fan of cK fragrances as I find they all smell to similar, however cKfree has changed my opinion. This is the perfect fragrance for a free spirit.” – Jac