First-ever panel of judges comprised of traditional and new media editors, experts, influencers and trend spotters selected the top 100 beauty products of the year

BRISBANE, Calif– November 17, 2014 – Mode Media (corp.mode.com), a top 10 US media property with over 250 Million unique users worldwide, today announced the inaugural Glam Top 100 Beauty Awards. Launched on Glam.com and via a special edition on the Glam Style app, which can be downloaded in the iTunes store, the inaugural Beauty 100 Awards covers the very best new beauty products of 2014, from mascara and blush to moisturizer and hair styling tools. Top 100 Beauty winners were tested and evaluated by an unprecedented panel that brought together celebrities, beauty editors and experts, as well as leading online beauty influencers, representing the broadest range of opinions and needs to define the best new products.

Judges for the Glam Top 100 Beauty included Molly Sims, Michelle Phan, celebrity makeup artists Charlotte Tilbury and Troy Surratt, hair aficionados Harry Josh and Rita Hazan, celebrated manicurist Deborah Lippman, esteemed dermatologists Dr. Roy Geronemus and Dr. David Goldberg, People’s Andrea Lavinthal, Cosmopolitan’s Leah Wyar, Fitness’ Heather Muir, and Lucky’s Jean Godfrey-June. A diverse group of trusted bloggers and vloggers, including Leesha Collinge of xSparkage, Patrice Yursik of Afrobella, Rae Lyu of The RAEviewer and Leah Ashley and Mary Darling of A Fab Life also gathered to test the top products and vote on the winners.

“Who better to determine this year’s best than this respected collective of experts and influencers who use and recommend these products on a daily basis? Their broad range of influence and experience are unmatched and we’re proud to have brought them together,” said Nola Weinstein, Editor-in-Chief of Glam. “The 2014 Glam Top 100 Beauty award winners truly are the best of the best.”

Winners were carefully selected from 1,258 submissions in 25 categories, with four winners in each category. Highlights include:

Women’s Fragrance: Dolce by Dolce & Gabbana
Oral Care: Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Pink Edition
Natural/Green: Yes to Coconut Cleansing Wipes
Lipstick: AERIN Rose Balm Lipsticks
Nail Polish: NARS x 3.1 Phillip Lim Nail Polish

The full list of winners can be viewed on Glam and in the special Glam Top 100 Beauty edition of the GlamStyle app, which can be downloaded now in the App Store.

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About Mode Media

Mode Media, formerly Mode Media, was founded in Silicon Valley in 2004 with a simple, yet powerful idea—that people are the curators of content. Our mission is to help people create, curate, distribute, discover, and socially share content they love by building incredible products that power and delight our ecosystem of users, advertisers and content businesses.

Mode Media is the 10th largest company in the United States Top 10 Media Properties, according to comScore, and reaches more than 250 million monthly unique visitors globally.

Mode Media operates 7 lifestyle channels: Glam, Brash, Bliss, Home, Entertainment, Foodie and Tend; and also hosts the annual Foodie Top 100 Restaurant Awards chosen by the world’s top critics. Glam Style is one of Mode’s top channels that reaches 26 million unique users a month—with 14M mobile users and 8.4 million digital video users a month according to comScore’s October 2014 report.

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Media Contacts:
Jeri Vizza, Senior Account Executive, SHIFT Communications
415.591.8432
jvizza@shiftcomm.com

Jill Byron, SVP Marketing, Mode Media?415-516-4529?jillb@mode.com