This morning, we were lucky enough to attend the sixth annual Redbook MVP Beauty Awards breakfast, possibly the one day a year where fully made-up women gather at 8 a.m. to celebrate beauty products and score a very impressive swag bag.
Redbook publisher Mary Morgan and editor-in-chief Stacy Morrison were on hand to welcome guests, which included reps from all of the beauty product makers who received awards, from Cover Girl to Avon to Sally Hansen and perfumier Coty. The awards themselves, announced by beauty director Cheryl Kramer Kaye and beauty editor Krista Bennett DeMaio, highlighted “life’s little luxuries,” or small comforts that women find in pampering themselves, even in the midst of a recession. And they’re right: don’t underestimate the power that a $7 lipstick has to lift your mood.
After the jump, some photos of today’s breakfast event
(left to right) Redbook beauty director Cheryl Kramer Kaye, editor-in-chief Stacy Morrison and publisher Mary Morgan
Avon’s associate manager, media Nicole Riemma and senior media manager Maria Givens with Redbook publisher Morgan (right)
Morgan (left) and Morrison pose with the PR team from Beiersdorf, Christina Stejskal and Leslie Kickham
Maybelline’s media director Heather Roff, VP of Integrated Communications Deborah Marquardt and director of PR Sara Younger show off their award
Morrison, Kaye and Morgan with Revlon’s Jeanie Hannaway, Kiki Rees and Stefani Cohen
(Photos by Doug Goodman)