The following feature appears in the September 2016 issue of NYLON.
I can't believe this is our fifth annual beauty awards! I guess time really does fly by when you're having fun (and also sweating, crying, and swatching lipsticks in the beauty closet...), but in all serious, I feel very honored to have had the pleasure to work on each and every single one from the beginning, and even more honored to finally announce this year's winners.
Similarly to last year, I was inspired by some of NYLON’s quintessential It Girls: Mallory Merk, Alana Derksen, Bianca Valle, Sabrina Fuentes, Ceilidh Joy, Rachel Trachtenburg, Sasha Frolova, Ruby June, Seashell, Alexis Jae, Leaf, Coco Layne, Jazzeppi Zanaughtti—all of whom represent different facets of beauty, inside and out. Next up, we have the winning products themselves: After months and months of testing products alongside a team of experts, I finally narrowed it down to the best of the best. Needless to say, all the girls and the products featured are NYLON-approved, and I hope you guys get lost in these dreamy images (photographed by Anairam) the same way we do.
Until next time!
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Makeup: Lindsey Williams at Kate Ryan Inc. using Dior Addict. Hair: Travis Speck at Sally Hershberger Downtown. Manicurist: Fleury Rose at Bryan Bantry using Dior Vernis. Hair Assistant: Jamie Kottis at Sally Hershberger Downtown. Special thanks to Remy Moore.