This morning at New York's The Four Season Restaurant, the trade publication WWD Beauty Biz awarded top accolades over breakfast to the year's biggest industry players.
With categories like Most Innovative Marketers and Ad Campaigns of the Year, the glitzy affair shines a spotlight on the behind-the-scenes executives who orchestrate the strategies that have you yearning for the newest moisturizer or lipgloss.
YouTube sensation Michelle Phan picked up the Newcomer of the Year award for her how-to video expertise, while Leonard Lauder was honored with the committee's first Visionary Award for his life's work with The Estée Lauder Companies.
The Best Executed Launch Strategy highlights brands who took high risks on big ideas, and won big.
Pantene won the hair care category for the complete reformulation, repackaging and relaunch of its classic haircare line -- which we covered in-depth -- while Marc Jacobs Bang was rewarded for its pushing-the-boundaries ad campaign that focused more on flesh than fragrance.
If you haven't made your list for Santa yet, the ceremony's complete list of 25 winners below may give you some sparkling new ideas.
Leonard Lauder, Chairman Emeritus, The Estée Lauder Companies
Newcomer of the Year
Michelle Phan aka Rice Bunny
Most Innovative Marketers of the Year
Carol's Daughter, My Life by Mary J. Blige (Prestige, Company)
P&G Beauty, Her (Mass, Company)
Pamela Baxter, LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics (Prestige, People)
Claudia Poccia, Mark, Avon Products, Inc (Mass, People)
Breakthrough Products of the Year
Chanel (Prestige, Makeup)
Maybelline (Mass, Makeup)
Clinique (Prestige, Skin Care)
Johnson & Johnson (Mass, Skin Care)
L'Oréal (Prestige, Hair Care)
Garnier Fructis (Mass, Hair Care)
Womanity by Thierry Mugler (Prestige, Fragrance)
Most Innovative Ad Campaigns of the Year
Old Spice (Mass)
Best Executed Launch Strategies of the Year
Estée Lauder, Blue Dahlia Collection (Prestige, Makeup)
Revlon (Mass, Makeup)
Kiehl's Cross-Terrain Collection (Prestige, Skin Care)
L'Oréal Paris, Go 360 Clean (Mass, Skin Care)
Bumble & Bumble / Sephora Partnership (Prestige, Hair Care)
Pantene (Mass, Hair Care)
Retailers of the Year
Macy's (Department Store)