Famed for her fabulous presenting skills in Strictly Come Dancing, it was no shock when Tess Daly launched her ‘Daly’ beauty brand back in 2009: she already had the Californian glow, and we – as a nation of fake tanners – were happy to try to re-produce her golden sun-kissed look, desperately wanting a piece of her beauty ritual. So, as the collaboration hit Marks & Spencer shelves the make-up brand skyrocketed in sales, thus cementing Tess’ latest achievement in winning ‘Best New Make-up & Perfume Brand’ from the industry’s prestigious Rodial BEAUTIFUL Awards.
Now in its 2nd year you may be mistaken for thinking that this is an easy accomplishment to win, however, with a judging panel that would put Simon Cowell to shame (it’s made up of the industry’s toughest, fabulous, and most acid tongued make-up artists, fashion designers, journalists and jewellery designers) this was no mean feat to win. Tess was up against some of the industry’s toughest’s new collections which included Topshop’s Make-up brand, Nicola Roberts for her Dainty Doll range and Mary Greenwell’s PLUM collection – I’d say she came out trumps.
Held at the infamous Sanderson Hotel, other worthy winners also included model-of-the-moment, Amber Le Bon for ‘Freshest New Face’, and veteran fashion designer Sadie Frost for ‘Classic Glamour’. Judges included Vogue’s make-up artist de jour Charlotte Tilbury, fashion designer Julien Macdonald and interior designer Kelly Hoppen amongst others.
To view the ‘Daly’ beauty range click here