Glass speaks to the judges of the Attracta Beauty Awards 2020

WHERE there’s a red-carpet event, there’s bound to be at least one of these talented artists present behind the scenes, working their hair and makeup magic on pretty much every famous model, celebrity and film star.

With their global influence and experience across prominent fashion magazines and ground-breaking catwalk shows, each judge’s of this year’s Attracta Beauty Awards work is steeped in iconography, and their clients span the most recognised faces on the planet.
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These beauty professionals are all passionate about beauty and only work with the most effective products in the industry to make their clients and the A-list people they work with look sensational.

The Attracta Beauty Awards judges are all chosen by Attracta Courtney for their extensive knowledge and hands on expertise to judge the different categories.


Attracta Courtney

The Attracta Beauty Awards were founded by Attracta Courtney who has over 20 years at the forefront of the make-up industry working with the world’s A-list models. Her combined love of fashion, beauty and art is always reflected in her makeup artistry and her work is regularly in the spotlight, gracing the most prestigious glossy magazines. Here is one of her favourites from the winners of Attracta Beauty Awards 2020.

Best Eye Treatment

“A super hydrating treatment for the eyes, with long lasting effects. Easy to use, brilliant results – top marks from the majority of the judges!” Attracta Courtney

Vitamin Injections London C The Difference Treatment Eye Masks, six pairs £36


The Attracta Beauty Awards 2020 Judges


Kim Brown

The  beauty director of Glass magazine, Kim Brown is renowned for her beautiful signature “no make-up” style, the contrast with her relaxed approach and love of strong colour has resulted in her work appearing in many diverse international leading publications.

Best Day Moisturiser

“The beauty of eczema calming cream really helped in calming my itchy psoriasis prone skin.  All natural and containing highly moisturising natural butters, Omega 3&6 among other ingredients for happy, soothed skin,” Kim Brown

The Beauty of Eczema Calming Cream, 100ml,  £12.00




Perfected his art as a hairstylist in Japan, before moving to the UK as a session stylist, where Gow’s produced work for cutting-edge style titles such as Glass Magazine, as well as collaborating with the photographer Rankin on numerous books and projects.

Best Dry Shampoo

Gow Tanaka says, “The best dry shampoo I’ve ever used.”

Tabitha James Kraan Compact Organic Dry Shampoo 15g,  £19


Tracie Cant

An inimitable talent as a global hairstylist and Artistic Director for Toni & Guy and Glass contributor, Traci has seen her work with screen and fashion icons including Kate Hudson, Scarlett Johansson, Debbie Harry, Miles Aldridge, David Bailey and Annie Liebowitz.

Best Cleansing Balm

“Argentum – la lune de velours – Nourishing oil milk cleanser – is the ultimate product. For style, fragrance, and most importantly, performance and brand ethos. I love it.” Traci Cant

Argentum la lune de velours – Nourishing Oil Milk Cleanser, 95ml – £98.00


Gina Kane

Known for her innovative approach to beauty, international make-up artist Gina Kane is recognised for the diversity of her beauty looks, the flawless quality of her skin finish and the committed and creative mood with which she approaches her work. Her work is driven by a love of colour, of artistry itself and the ephemeral drama of creating fantasy characters. She has produced editorial work for a wide range of leading international publications.

Best nourishing lip-balm

“Absolutely loved this lip complex specifically during sporting activity. I had a teenage sports man and woman also try this product to really road test it and they both loved it. Soothes and smoothes and is instantly effective. It treats and protects during sport when usually lips can get dry and cracked. Stays put and feels so comfortable and hydrating. Excellent product!” Gina Kane

Sports Hai Lip Hydrating Complex, 9ml, £26



Valeria Ferreira

Valeria’s style is timeless, her secret is to elevate natural beauty, enhancing it while achieving a look that is both fresh and modern. Valeria grew up surrounded by nature and developed an early interest in fashion and make-up. She followed her passion from her native Uruguay to Buenos Aires to London, and over 10 years later Valeria is now one of the UK’s most sought-after make-up artists, by leading photographers and A-List celebrities. Valeria has worked celebrities including Victoria Beckham, Margot Robbie and Lily James.

Best Mascara

“It is a great overall mascara, gives volume and length and doesn’t clump. It is not waterproof but is proven to be very long-lasting.” Valeria Ferreira

Arbonne  Speak Volumes Mascara, 10g, £28.00



Florrie White

Hugely celebrated and respected make-up artist, Florrie has more than 15 years of experience, with her work appearing in many coveted titles.  Florrie has worked with a variety of celebrity talent, including Alexa Chung, Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Emily Blunt.

Best Make-up Gadget

“My new best friends! Finally great quality reusable make-up pads which feel great, wash incredibly well and look good. I now wash my face with a water cleanser at night as these pads allow precision so I don’t end up with a wet pyjama collar like I use to with a muslin cloth. Revolutionary to my skincare routine!” Florrie White

Chok Beauty Reusable Makeup Remover Pads £14.99



Sara Raeburn

With a career spanning over 35 years, Sara is one of the most experienced make-up artists in the business. Oozing creativity and character, she is constantly in demand and has created looks for Hollywood stars, music legends and supermodels alike.

Best Facial Oil – Natural

“Loved the texture, performance, smell and weight of this oil soothing and nourishing, combined with a Gua Sha or facial roller deepens the facial massage and balance energy flow. Heavenly!” Sara Raeburn

Wild Source apothecary Miracle Oil Rosehip & Thistle, 5oml, £50.00







Ben Cooke

Ben Cooke is one of the most celebrated and adored hair stylists in the industry. His reputation for effortless glamour has helped him establish an enviable roster of clients from Carey Mulligan and Olga Kurylenko to Nicole Scherzinger.  Ben was the scissor wizard behind Victoria Beckham’s headline grabbing POB (bob cut). Editorially and for advertising campaigns, he has worked with many of the world’s most famous photographers such as Annie Leibovitz and Ellen Von Unwerth creating beauty and fashion shoots for leading publications.

Best Conditioner

“Lovely rich conditioner, hair felt good and was very shiny. The Conditioner is a gorgeous thick and creamy texture. Smelt good, clean and fresh.” Ben Cooke

Centred Daily Calma Conditioner, 250ml, £22



Theresa Yee

Theresa is senior beauty editor with 12 years’ experience in the cosmetic industry and highly experienced trend forecaster, she is responsible for predicting trends, two years ahead of season. She is also a part-time fitness instructor.

Best Cleanser – Natural Luxury

“This product is full of good surprises…from the moment I opened the tub – the jet-black colour – to the soft marshmallow-like texture with tiny beads that gently exfoliates the skin. It made me really excited to use this product. The big tub makes it really easy to scoop the product out.  A very innovative product – it can be used in multiple ways – as an exfoliator, cleanser, mask – and the results are impressive. Hydrating, luminous and super clean – my skin looked and felt amazing after using this product and that’s why I am gave it top marks.” Theresa Yee

Lumity Nutrient Rich Skin Saviour 4-in-1 Cleanse, 100ml, £48



Sabrina Gayle

London-based manicurist. Sabrina Gayle’s  A-list model and celebrity clientele includes Keira Knightley, Dua Lipa, Lily Donaldson, Cate Blanchett, Eva Longoria, Kate Winslet and Lupita Nyong’o. She has contributed to many elite publications.

Best Cleanser – Luxury

“I absolutely loved this product! It is rich and luxurious with a moisturising, cleansing experience, suitable for all skin typesages and it is vegan-friendly. The pump action bottle is convenient for a quick and easy application also making it great for travelling. The light formula is more versatile without losing anything on the texture or performance. Once washed off, your skin isn’t left feeling oily only hydrated, revitalised, refreshed and balanced.”

Emma Hardie  Moringa Light Cleansing Gel, 100ml, £34



Dr Sophie Shotter

Leading cosmetic skin doctor and hormone specialist who is often called upon by skincare brands for her expert knowledge and opinion. Dr Shotter seeks out product ranges with robust clinical papers and considers everything from their sustainability credentials to each product’s texture and delivery system. Dr Shotter is also the founder and medical director of Illuminate Skin Clinic.

Best Facial Serum – Natural

“I loved using this beautiful serum. It is lightweight yet feels nourishing, sinks into the skin quickly and leaves a gorgeous radiance to the skin. One of my favourite products from this year’s awards, and I’m still using it now!”

Ilody Luxmi Hydrating Radiance Serum, 30ml, £72