Olympia’s Wonderland

Last Friday afternoon, I was at the Lancôme press conference to learn more about the most beautiful upcoming collaboration hitting the shelves end of August 2017. Parisian fashion designer Olympia Le-Tan is joining forces with Lancôme to create a makeup collection that is full of vintage glam and sexiness.

STAR PRODUCT
Olympia’s Wonderland Palette – CHF 109.00

TEINT
Cushion Highlighter – CHF 62.00

EYES
Monsieur Big – CHF 35.00
Artliner – CHF 47.00
1967 Moderato
1975 Bleu
1976 Insoupçonnable

LIPS
Matte Shaker – CHF 30.00
1976 Insoupçonnable
1980 Olympia
1988 Rouge Profond

L’Absolu Rouge Le Bisou
1955 Rouge de Rose
1980 Olympia
1988 Rouge Profond

NAILS
Le Vernis – CHF 32.00
1967 Moderato
1969 Cardinal
1975 Bleu
1976 Insoupçonnable
Top Coat Amour (see below)

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Lancôme and © Sandra Bauknecht

M·A·C x Steve J & Yoni P

Game-changing Korean design duo STEVE J & YONI Picon strike a spunky balance between flirty frills and sporty thrills. Now, the couple introduces a M·A·C collection as cheeky and progressive as their fashion! Pinks, smoky-warm neutrals and playful, graphic packaging tap into the vibe of Seoul street style.

Powder Blush – Limited Edition – CHF 33.00
Peony Petal – satin bright bluish-pink
Sugar or Syrup – satin light yellowish pink

Yoni Attraction Lip & Cheek Palette – Limited Edition – CHF 49.00
Keep It Loose – warm pink
Secret Admirer – bright coral
Young at Heart – bright pink
Weekend Gateway – cool pink
Lazy Sunday – blush pink
Show Orchid – scorching pink

Touch Me Baby Eyeshadow Duo – Limited Edition – CHF 33.00
Soba – golden brown with golden shimmer
Keep on Twinkling – light frost pink

Midnight Fever Dazzleshadow Duo – Limited Edition – CHF 33.00
Let’s Boogie – black with sparkles
Sparkling Moment – black with purple and red sequins

Studio Eye Gloss – Limited Edition – CHF 28.00
Pearl Varnish – white mother-of-pearl

Zoom Lash Mascara – CHF 27.00
Black – black

Lipstick – CHF 28.00
Spotlight Me – radiant peach nut (Amplified)
Yoni Crush – shining orange-red (Amplified)
Candy Yum-Yum – matte neon pink (Matte)
A Killing Smile – matte bright pinkish-red (Matte)

Makeup Bag – Limited Edition – CHF 38.00

159SE Duo Fiber Blush Brush – CHF 54.00
217SE Blending Brush – CHF 34.00

In stores now exclusively in Switzerland at Manor Geneva, Basel and Zurich as well as online.
TO SHOP STEVE J & YONI P CLOTHING LINE, CLICK HERE PLEASE.
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LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

I Adore J’Adior

Last March upon writing today’s post, I knew already that the DiorJ’ADIORslingbacks will be undoubtedly the most sought after shoes of the season. Maria Grazia Chiuri, who is the first female designer to head up the house of Dior in it’s 70 year history, rocked her runway debut with slogan tees, tutu skirts and a shoe that has reached a cult status in an instant.

But ladies, it is not only the clothes and accessories, that make a woman beautiful. We also need to work on our radiance when nobody is watching us. Therefore I would like to recommend to you today Dior Prestige La Lotion Essence de Rose.

Combining the power of a fresh essence with the comfort of a milky lotion, this first step of your daily beauty routine in the morning (and at night) is drenched in hydrating agents to deeply moisturize the skin and to wrap it in a protective veil all day long. It doubles the age-defying effectiveness of your other products to reveal a fresher, more luminous complexion.

How It Works:
Through a unique process, Dior Science releases the vital essence concentrated at the heart of Rose de Granville cells and creates the patented Micro-Reviving Rose Water™. La Lotion Essence de Rose reinvigorates circulation and flow between skin cells. Full of life, the skin is infused with a natural rosy radiance again.

Personal experience:
My skin feels after only 4 weeks of use perfectly invigorated. It is softer, more supple and revitalized. Even after not sleeping a lot, my complexion is less dull and wrinkles seem diminish.

TO SHOP DIOR PRESTIGE LA LOTION ESSENCE DE ROSE, CLICK HERE PLEASE.
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LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Dior and © Sandra Bauknecht

La Mer World Oceans Day

June 8th marks World Oceans Day which is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. This year’s overall theme is «Our Oceans, Our Future», with the focus on encouraging solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter for a healthier sea life.

Shades of blue: GG Marmont matelassé mini bag by Gucci and the limited edition Crème de la Mer Blue Heart.

iconTo commemorate World Oceans Day, La Mer has created as in previous years a special collector’s edition of its much coveted miracle cream «Crème de la Mer Blue Heart» which will be available from now for CHF 490.00 (100ml). The ultra-luxury skincare brand has long been a committed guardian in assisting with the protection of sea habitats. Inspired by its healing power and the natural regenerating properties of plants, the Crème de La Mer creator and aerospace physicist Dr. Max Huber looked to the sea to transform the look of his skin.

THE MISSION

The La Mer Blue Heart Oceans Fund launches with a focus on protecting ocean habitats by expanding Marine Protected Areas and empowering ongoing ocean conservation projects around the globe.

This year, La Mer is taking its mission a step further through a New York City-based art walk and auction in collaboration with ocean conservation organization Project 0 and the storied auction house Sotheby’s.

Here is a glimpse of the extraordinary sea-inspired sculptures on display in New York City through the end of June.

THE LA MER
WAVE WALK

Partnering with La Mer, Project 0 brought together some of the world’s most influential artists, designers and culture-makers to create their own wave-inspired, charitable works of art.

On display in New York City during the months around World Oceans Day, the artworks will be auctioned off with all net proceeds going to ocean protection efforts. The online auction will be live until June 23rd, 2017. Sotheby’s will auction off select wave sculptures in an exclusive, live charity event on June 21st in NYC.

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LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of La Mer and © Sandra Bauknecht
#LaMerBlueHeart – #LaMerWaveWalk

Beauty Trend Alert Yellow

Today we get a quick chat with MAC Executive Director of Makeup Artistry, Lyne Desnoyers (@lyne_desnoyers), a nomadic polymath for whom makeup is an act of storytelling. Memories – from her time living in Canada and more recently in Paris – inform the spellbinding and ethereal looks that she creates for shows and editorials. These days, an even wider array of experiences gathered while travelling for her global role add to her inspiration, but Lyne credits her time as a dancer with originally fuelling her lifelong love of makeup. Though a master of her craft, she doesn’t believe it has to be complicated. With a few key products, a healthy glow and enough energy, she explains us today the yellow beauty trend and that there is no need to be afraid of this vibrant colour which seems rather tricky to apply.

MAC Executive Director of Makeup Artistry Lyne Desnoyers 

Please explain us why yellow is  such a free-energized expressionist and why it is trending now?

I really loved how SS17 celebrated modern ways of making colour flattering! This was done through beauty details worn in classic placements but using free form techniques. Sometimes worn as an adornement, sometimes as a bold statement or as a simple gesture, these colour accents energize the face, they give freshness to a look in an unexpected way. Yellow is probably the most dynamic of all: solar and luminous, this colour brings almost a super highlight to eye makeup and has had many interpretations this season.

Haider Ackermann S/S 2017

How & where do you apply it best so that it will look elegant and is easy to do for consumers (a little artistry take on yellow)?

I personally find that the easiest way to wear yellow is to pair it with a neutral. For example as an eyeliner: first line your eyes as you would normally do with a dark brown or a black. Then you apply the yellow in a thin line right above it. It creates a very lovely 2 toned eyeliner with which you do not have to put any other eyeshadows since the yellow really brings out the lid.

Photo via @TicoXPassion

Another way I think works well also is to apply the yellow all over the mobile lid and then continue your makeup with warm browns in the crease, as eyeliner etc. What I like about this is that it is quite classic in the way it is executed, but the pop of yellow really makes it different and flattering. You can apply the yellow either as a transparent wash or in a more opaque “colour block” way. Both options work very well…it all depends how much impact you want! The secret in all cases, is to do a very transparent and soft focus skin…it is that contrast that makes the colour fresh looking and totally wearable.  

Products to have:

MAC PAINT STICK in Primary Yellow
MAC EYE SHADOW in Chrome Yellow
MAC CHROMALINE in Primary Yellow
MAC CHROMAGRAPHIC PENCIL in Primary Yellow
MAC LIPSTICK in Yellow You Dare

Have fun experimenting!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics and via Pinterest; Harper’s Bazaar Mexico

MAC Fruity Juicy

After yesterday’s post about Carmen Miranda’s legacy inspiring the fashion world, I have some more tropical moments this weekend.

Shake up the summer with a frootilicious collection of sun-kissed succulence by MAC Cosmetics. Take a sweet vacation of vibrant colour for lips and eyes with a stunning special packaging throughout! Love at first bite thanks to  the FRUITY JUICY pattern of papayas, pineapples, bananas and hibiscus flowers, that are also printed on the cap and the body of the products.

LIPSTICK – CHF 28.00

• Calm Heat – mid-tone nude (matte)
• Shy Girl – creamy neutral coral beige (cremesheen)
• Love At First Bite – bright fuchsia (amplified) – (I love!)
• Sí, Sí, Me! – deep violet (satin)

CREMESHEEN GLOSS – CHF 32.00

• Cha-Cha-Cha – warm peachy pink
• Shake, Shake, Shake! – bright apricot orange
• La Salsa – soft purple
• Summer Succulence – cool beige

EYE SHADOW x6 Fruit à la la – CHF 60.00

• Glamour Light – warm beige (satin)
• Soleil, So Lovely – dirty grey nude (matte)
• ¡Arriba! – frosty rose (frost)
• Carnal Charm – bright burnt orange red (matte)
• Fuchsia Fury – bright blue pink (satin)
• Cocktail Black – deep brown grey with pearl (satin)

EYE SHADOW x6 Love in the Glades – CHF 60.00

• Greystroke – tinted white grey (satin)
• Cumulus – mid-tone frosty grey (frost)
• Bye Bye Bahamas – soft chocolate with pearl (frost)
• Palm Leaves – soft grey green (satin)
• Neoprene Green – bright frosty emerald (veluxe pearl)
• Russian Blue – dark blackened blue grey (matte)

EYE SHADOW x6 Oh My Banana – CHF 60.00

• Retrospeck – beached blonde (lustre)
• Big Kahuna – true gold (frost)
• Soft Brown – soft golden peachy-brown (matte)
• Electric Mandarin – champagne orange (satin)
• All’s Rosy – deep pink rose (matte)
• Land of Delights – mid-tone cranberry

BRONZING POWDER – CHF 35.00

• Refined Golden – finely spun golden with soft pearl
• Banana Bronze – medium-deep toned neutral matte bronze

MAC STUDIO SCULPT BRONZING POWDER – CHF 41.00

• Delicates – neutral deep bronze with fine gold shimmer
• Delphic – coppery bronze with gold sparkles

PEARL MATTE FACE POWDER – CHF 41.00 (I love!)

• Oh My, Passion! – shimmery tan / light soft yellow /bluish pink / bright coral

LUSTRE DROPS – CHF 32.00

• Bronze Hero – rich deep bronze
• Sun Rush – peachy bronze with gold pearl

PREP+PRIME FIX+ – CHF 26.0 with coconut scent

BRUSH 

• 125 Split Fibre Dense Face Brush – CHF 54.00
• 126 Split Fibre Large Face Brush – CHF 67.00

MAKEUP BAG – CHF 38.00

In stores now.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

Jo Malone New Exfoliating Shower Gel

 Jo Malone is extending its Bath & Body line with the launch of three new exfoliating shower gels that cleanse and polishe skin in one easy step. With just the right balance of exfoliating ingredients, it is perfect for an effortless and pampering daily routine.

Soft jojoba beads, finely crushed walnut shells and bamboo stem work together to delicately smooth away dryness and impurities. Your skin is left feeling soft, reinvigorated and primed to receive the benefits of your body cream.

Geranium & Walnut Exfoliating Shower Gel
Developed to complement every Jo Malone fragrance, this shower gel layers crisp, vibrant geranium with the warmth of walnut.

Pomegranate Noir Exfoliating Shower Gel
Ruby-rich juices of pomegranate, raspberry and plum are spiked with pink pepper and laced with Casablanca lily and spicy woods.

Lime Basil & Mandarin Exfoliating Shower Gel
It revives your body with Jo Malone’s signature fragrance Lime Basil & Mandarin. Peppery basil and aromatic white thyme bring an unexpected twist to the scent of limes on a Caribbean beach.

Available in Switzerland from June 5th, 2017 for CHF 47.00 exclusively at Globus Geneva, Globus Glattzentrum and Jelmoli Zurich.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Jo Malone London and © Sandra Bauknecht

30 Years of Guerlain Météorites Pearls

This year, Guerlain celebrates the 30th birthday of its iconic Météorites Pearls and launches a special and limited edition of these famous, luminous spheres in a light pink packaging for S/S 2017, called Météorites Happy Glow. The famous light-catching pearls were created in 1987 by Dominique Szabo, Creative Director of Guerlain Makeup at the time, who wanted to offer women pure radiance with these little helpers that act as a concentrate of optical technologies.

Needless to say that over the last 30 years, they have managed to evolve into a product that keeps on offering more and more. Pioneers of color correction and glow sublimated by optics, Météorites pearls have been enriched with “Rainbow” and “Star Dust” technologies to make the invisible visible and to reveal more light on the skin.

Characteristics:

  •  Three color harmonies are created to meet the needs of color correction and brightness of light, medium and dark skin
  • Each of the harmonies contain 6 shades of powdered pearls compacted with a specific benefit and effect.
  • Under the hairs of the brush, these 6 shades of pearls mix perfectly for a smart multi-benefit color correction with a natural finish and a “supernatural” appearance.

In 2017, Météorites celebrate their 30th anniversary. On this occasion, they reinvented themselves with the collector products that promise a very desirable “rosy glow” and continue to diffuse the scent of violets signature to the Météorites Guerlain line. The limited edition collection that says “Happy Birthday” offers 4 new products that pay homage to the mildness of the spring:

Météorites Happy Glow PearlsLight Revealing Powder Pearls – CHF 87.00

The new limited edition pearls offer a new color harmony with a combination of corrective and brightening pearls to erase the signs of fatigue and restore the natural glow f the skin. The largest “Rainbow Glow” pearls amplify light with multicolored pearl particles, while the 3 other colors each provide a special benefit: Champagne to reflect the light, Purple to neutralize yellow and attract the light and Pink for the refreshing effect against a dull complexion.

Météorites Happy Glow Blush– Light-Sculpting Compacted Pearls of Powder – CHF 63.00

Inspired by the the Météorites Voyage and their micro-pearls of powder compacted in a travel case, this 2-in-1 product  is both blush and highlighter, ideal for a quick boost of radiance. Rainbow Glow pearls bring a boost of light thanks to the multi-colored pearl particles, Pink pearls are there for a refreshing anti-dull effect and Fuchsia pearls revive the skin’s radiance and give a fresh boost to the complexion.

KissKiss Lipstick (Le Rouge Crème Galbant) – CHF 54.00

The two new Météorites collector products are accompanied by two new colors of the KissKiss lipstick in limited edition. Two new colors have a rosy finish: Blossom Glow, a bold pinkish red, and Pearly Pink, a more tender and glossy pink.

Météorites The Brush – CHF 51.00

Guerlain also launches a new version of the Météorites Brush with improved and highly practical design. It is even softer and stronger at the same time, still as easy to use and makes the emblematic G* gesture of the Météorites a piece of cake.

*G gesture – From the center of the forehead to the cheekbones through the temples, then continue down the face and neck. On each side of the face.

In stores now.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Guerlain

Midnight Magic for Your Skin

I am travelling quite a lot at the moment which can be extremely stressful for the skin. Therefore I love to take GLAMGLOW‘s DREAMDUO Overnight Transforming Treatment with me.

Its promise to wake up makeup ready with an instant sexy Hollywood glow is true. DREAMDUO will give you plump, hydrated skin in one night in only two steps:

Step 1 (Pearl): DREAMSERUM is an overnight melt-in serum
Step 2 (Gray): DREAMSEAL is a nourishing moisture boost

Plumping isn’t just for lips anymore, DREAMDUO is midnight magic for your skin.
In stores for approximately CHF 60.00 (40g), for example at Marionnaud.

Stay sexy! I am off from Cannes to Venice for a masquerade ball.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Monsieur Big

At the moment, I really like to put the emphasize on my eyes when it comes to make-up with voluminous lashes and a bold eyeliner. As if Lancôme read my mind, their newest product launch Monsieur Big is catering to this demand.

A new mascara with a best kept secret! It is the equation of a big, soft brush and an ultra black, volumizing and long wearing formula that makes it different. Get ready to meet your match, and forget all the others!

What it is:
This BIG volume mascara delivers instant heart-stopping volume with up to 24 hour wear that lasts all night, and even the morning after, for your biggest, blackest, boldest lashes yet.

What it does:
You’ll know Monsieur Big Mascara is the one at first stroke. The BIG brush and ultra-creamy formula glides like silk onto lashes to deliver up to 12x more volume* with up to 24 hour wear. No touch-ups, flaking and smudging. Perfect for your BIG evening out AND even the morning after.

BEFORE…

…AFTER – 12x more volume than bare lashes.

What else you need to know:
Monsieur Big’s brush has a unique shape with soft, wavy fibers to deliver the perfect amount of formula with the very first stroke. His ultra-creamy formula has supple waxes and polymers to adhere immediately to lashes for BIG, buildable volume and length. Apply one coat and you will see why Monsieur Big is the one. Keep applying and you’ll forget all the others.

Monsieur Big is accompanied by a marker for the perfect line and a brow stick that is available in different shades.

Mascara CHF 35.00
Marker CHF 35.00
Brow CHF 34.00
00 Highlighter 01 Blonde 02 Chestnut 03 Brown 04 Ebony

In stores now! I am sure that you have found THE ONE!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Lancôme
#LancomeOfficial