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Meet the jury of ELLE Beauty Awards 2019

Helping us sift through the standout stars in the business

By Drishti Kapadia  September 27th, 2019

On an overcast day in June, an array of beauty products and gadgets welcomed the jurors of the 13th edition of the ELLE Beauty Awards at the Olive Bar & Kitchen, Bandra. They spent the afternoon spritzing, swatching and testing products in search of the best formulas. Dermatologists Dr Jamuna Pai and Dr Kiran Sethi looked up ingredient lists with a critical eye and emphasised the importance of the right application techniques. Make-up artists Cory Walia and Deepa Verma favoured multi-purpose make-up with skincare benefits. Hairstylist Natasha Naegamvala picked outshampoos and conditioners that were tailored to Indian hair needs.

Cory Walia scores his favourite fragrances
From left: Cory Walia, Deepa Verma, Natasha Naegamvala, Dr Kiran Sethi and Dr Jamuna Pai
Dr Kiran Sethi looks for a no-chip varnish
Deepa Verma picks her ideal scent
ELLE's Supriya Dravid and Mamta Mody
Make-up artist Deepa Verma with Dr Kiran Sethi
Hairstylist Natasha Naegamvala
Make-up artist Cory Walia with Dr Jamuna Pai
Dr Jamuna Pai puts the entrants to the test
Natasha Naegamvala takes a break from assessing products
Dr Kiran Sethi

After a long day of deliberating, the jury left with a specially curated gift bag that included travel essentials by Paper Design Co, Teabox’s finest Darjeeling tea, artisanal breads by Qualia and a box of bonbons by Ether Atelier Chocolat.

Photographs: Kedar Nene