Tom Ford Beauty Boys & Girls

Such great news! Tom Ford Lips & Boys goes to the fourth round by introducing 50 girls to his celebrated Lip Color collection. Named after women he admires in his daily life, from intimates to collaborators from around the world, the girls limited-edition collection debuts in clutch-sized, ivory and gold packaging. Designed to be worn on their own or layered with one another, each transforming color and finish amplifies a woman or man’s individuality, while inciting an insatiable desire to try more than one.

From lip color sheer in Lisa, Carine, and Amber to ultra-rich lip color in Emma, Grace, and Sasha, there’s a shade and finish for every girl. All shades are pictured below.

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Boys & Girls also introduces six new cream shades of boys showcased in a sleek, clutch-sized mahogany and gold case.

TO SHOP THE LIMITED EDITION TOM FORD BOYS & GIRLS LIP COLOR COLLECTION, CLICK HERE PLEASE.

LoL, Sandra

iconTom Ford Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheers: Row 1 – Alexis, Alicia, Amber, Beatrice, Carine; Row 2- Carolyn, Edita, Ellie, Fabiola, Greta

Tom Ford Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheers: Row 1: Ingrid, Isamaya, Julianne, Lara, Leigh; Row 2: Lena, Lily, Lisa, Marguerite, Natalia; Row 3: Nico, Nina, Rinko, Romy, Scarlett

Tom Ford Boys & Girls Ultra-Rich Lip Colors: Row 1 – Anne, Ashley, Bianca, Dakota, Emma; Row 2 – Gala, Georgie, Grace, Ines, Isla

Tom Ford Boys & Girls Ultra-Rich Lip Colors: Row 1- Joan, Katherine, Kyra, Loulou, Mariko; Row 2 – Marisa, Monica, Naomi, Rosie, Sasha; Row 3 – Sophia, Valentina, Violet, Zelda, Zoe

Photos: Courtesy of Tom Ford Beauty

L’Oréal Paris x Balmain

No matter your origin, no matter your tribe. Come together, be seen, be heard. Because we are all worth it.
Olivier Rousteing, Creative Director, Balmain Paris

Two years ago, Balmain already made a foray into the world of affordable luxury with its H&M designer collaboration. This fall, the #BalmainArmy will find new members of the tribe as L‘Oréal Paris has joined forces with Balmain’s creative director Olivier Rousteing for a collection of twelve limited COLOR RICHE couture lipsticks. One shade more beautiful than the other.

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Needless to say that Olivier Balmain’s knows how to run a social media hype. For the launch of the French house’s first lipstick, he is accompanied by twelve model muses that each has inspired one of the dozen shades.

This collaboration with L’Oréal is the perfect fit to provide customers with access to the bejeweled splendor of the long-established fashion house that was founded by Pierre Balmain in 1945 who defined France’s fashion renaissance after World War II. Continuing in the trailblazing spirit of the brand’s founder, Olivier Rousteing is inspired by the confident style of modern women and incorporates the maison’s mastery of embroidery and embellishment into his collections. His love for detail can also be seen in the amazing packaging of the lipsticks: a decadent ode to precious materials, such as emerald-green malachite, blue lapis lazuli, and onyx.

Three colour collections embody three femininities:

SAFARI TRIBE (Green Case)
905 BALMAIN INSTINCT: Ysaunny Brito (Star Shade)
647 URBAN SAFARI: Alexina Graham
648 GLAMAZONE: Luma Grothe
469 FEVER: Maria Borges

ROCK TRIBE (Blue Case)
467 FREEDOM: Soo Joo Park ( Star Shade)
650 POWER: Valentina Sampaio
902 LEGEND: Neelam Gill
901 REBELLION: Grace Bol

COUTURE TRIBE (Black Case)
356 CONFIDENCE: Doutzen Kroes (Star Shade)
355 DOMINATION: Lara Stone
468 LIBERATION: Cindy Bruna
256 CONFESSION: Ming Xi

I was over the moon when this exclusive box arrived at my door step a few weeks ago so that I could test each one of the shades. Being a huge Balmain fan as you know, this is a collector’s piece that I will keep forever.
(The golden clutch is a vintage Balmain piece.)

My favorite shade of all? 256 CONFESSION. It is the perfect nude shade.
(Metallic jacquard jacketicon by Balmain.)

Time to have a piece of Balmain on your lips. The L’Oréal Paris x Balmain Paris capsule lipstick collection launches today September 20, 2017 for CHF 21.90 each, in Switzerland at Coop and Manor.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Balmain and © Sandra Bauknecht

M·A·C Shadescents

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Matching your lips and nails is old fashioned. Now it is about matching your lipstick to your scent with the newest launch M·A·C. Shadescents are six new perfumes inspired by the baeuty brand’s most iconic lipstick shades.

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Ruby Woo Very matte, vivid blue-red (Retro Matte) – Ruby Woo Woody floral with hints of deep red leather

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Candy Yum Yum Neon pink (Matte)- Candy Yum Yum Fruity floral gourmand with notes of tropical fruit and cotton candy

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Lady Danger Vivid bright coral-red (Matte) – Lady Danger Woody floriental with notes of wild cherry 

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Heroine Bright purple (Matte) – My Heroine Woody leather with notes of saffron, incense smoke, and cordovan leather 

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Creme d’Nude Pale muted peach beige (Cremesheen) – Creme d’Nude Amber musk evoking the vibrant sexiness of naked skin

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Velvet Teddy Deep-tone beige (Matte) – Velvet Teddy Wild honey and creamy musk

The fragrances are available in Switzerland from February 2017, in other countries like the US they have launched already. Which Shadescent are you?

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

Meet the New Boys

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«I love seeing a woman in a man’s suit. Why not have a lipstick named after a man?» – Tom Ford

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My dearest ladies, it is time for you to meet the new boys. Tom Ford has it all worked out for us, lipsticks and the stronger sex, what else do we need. LIPS & BOYS is a 50-piece lipstick lineup that unveils now 25 new shades, literally 25 new boys, including for the first time, 10 modern matte shades, all available now for CHF 39.00 (2g) each.

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From nuanced nudes like Bradleyicon and Alexandericon to the unabashed bold reds of Nicholas iconand Dominicicon, all lipsticks come with specially-treated pigments that deliver pure color to suit our every mood. What I love most about them is the small size as they fit perfectly in my evening clutches.

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My favourite shades? Patrickicon, a fresh and vibrant coral and Ashtonicon, a rosy berry.

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If you are living in Zurich, come and visit Jelmoli this weekend. You are invited to experience the new lipstick collection in the presence of some handsome male models – each of them representing another type of boy. And of course your favorite one will pose with you for a cute selfie that you can share on instagram with the hashtag #TFLIPSANDBOYS.

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For all living abroad, the new shades are also available online HERE.
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LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Johannes Diboky and Courtesy of Estée Lauder

Edward Bess – Makeup That Wakes Up

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Beautiful natural colors that suit every women, makes up that wakes up, that provides you with that certain glow we all wish for. Recently, I got a request from a dear reader about the products I use for my nude lip colors, here you go: meet EDWARD BESS – of course not without serious hair envy. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Edward Bess would discover his muse early on. With an innate sense of style and attention to detail, Edward has dissected beauty around him for as early as he can remember.

Even as a young boy my mother and three sisters looked to me for beauty advice – a glimpse into my future guiding women to look their best.

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At age 15 on a trip to New York City, Edward auditioned for the Professional Performing Arts School to study theater. Edward’s acceptance into the famed Manhattan theater school exposed him to cultural inspirations at every turn. As Edward continued his theater studies, he was approached to consider modeling. At age 18, fully immersed in modeling, Edward moved to work in London. His days were filled with castings and photo shoots as he soaked up the adventure of living abroad. These experiences would further influence and define Edward’s style as he set out to share his vision for women.
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The face of beauty would be revolutionized by Edward’s next endeavor. “I decided to create a collection of lip colors that flattered all women – and would never go out of style,” he says. Assembling ten lipsticks and five glosses together in a sleek lacquer box, Edward named his first foray Lip Wardrobe. He debuted his lip colors in 2006 at Bergdorf Goodman, meeting with customers excited for his hand-picked shades. Edward’s talent and passion for beauty was clear – Lip Wardrobe sold out on its debut.

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As word spread, women flocked to meet the 20 year old behind the buzz and have Edward personally select their lip colors. Edward expanded his range and introduced wearable shades for the eyes and face, also unveiling his Black Sea skincare range.

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In 2010 Edward Bess launched at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills, establishing the brand’s pared-down philosophy across the country. The long list of celebrity followers continued to grow. Edward Bess made his international debut in Paris with the launch of his coveted collection at Colette in 2012, satisfying the demand abroad for the brand’s signature edited look.

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Defining Lip Liner – Natural
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 Today, Edward’s collection has conquered the world of beauty all over the world and I have become a very big fan. His passion for making the world a more beautiful place, one woman at a time, lies at the heart of his “less is more” approach to beauty.

TO SHOP THE EDWARD BESS COLLECTION ONLINE, CLICK HERE PLEASE.
Also available at Osswald Zurich.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Edward Bess
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A Modern Take on Lipstick

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Meet Bobbi Brown‘s new modern take on lipstick: the new NOURISHING LIP COLOUR OIL-INFUSED SHINE, which is available in 16 shades.

What is it: Everything you want for lips and more. Combines deeply emollient natural oils with an incredibly lush, comfortable texture and luminous shine.

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Who is it for: Anyone who wants a nourishing lip color that moisturizes and leaves lips with a luminous shine.

Why is it different: A nourishing wash of color for lips that’s infused with a luxurious blend of Avocado, Babassu and Jojoba Oils, plus Olive Oil Complex, Cocoa Seed Butter and Vitamins C and E together, they treat lips with deep hydration while creating a barrier that locks in moisture. The potent formula conditions instantly and over time, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for smooth, supple lips. Rich color pigments are suspended in a lightweight, clear base for pure, crisp color with a brilliant, even finish.

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Favourite shadeALMOST PINK – A pale neutral pink. It is not as dark as the picture but gives your lips a very nice, natural shade.

Available now. Don’t forget to enter the code BBSANDRA at checkout to receive a free full-size lipgloss (while stock lasts). This offer expires on April 16, 2016! Only one day left!
Click HERE to enter the online shop!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Bobbi Brown

Hot Lips

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Lipsticks are certainly back this fall and not only on handbags (Monogramme lipstick printed textured-leather clutch by Saint Laurent). Let your lips do the talking and pay homage this season to the beauty icon in rich and trendy shades. From blood-red to smudgy, just-kissed stains, you choose the intensity. From left to right:

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Goth Girl

Chanel Rouge Allure
N°109 Rouge Noir
A classic since 1994, this shade dresses lips with an unmistakable attitude.
CHF 48.00

YSL Rouge Couture

Vampire Red

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N°1 Le Rouge
Being part of YSL’s Holiday Look 2015, this lipstick comes with kisses all over.
CHF 48.00

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Fine Wine

Shiseido Perfect Rouge
N°RS 656
Intensive ultra-pigmented color that moisturizes your lips.
CHF 40.00

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Dangerous Colour

Clarins Joli Rouge
N° 742 Joli Rouge
A classic red in a rich and creamy formula.
CHF 34.50

Matte Lipstick Urban Decay

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Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick
Matte Bad Blood
A classic suede-like finish – careful, it is highly addictive!
CHF 27.50

Clinique Rebel Pop

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Clinique Pop Lip Colour & Primer
N°21 Rebel Pop
Rich color plus a smoothing primer in one.
CHF 33.00

Estee Lauder Modern Muse Le Rouge Bottle

A Statement in Red

Estée Lauder Modern Muse «Le Rouge»
An oriental floral fragrance inspired by the color red, seductive and ultra feminine as a lipstick itself.

Top notes: Red currant, raspberry, pink pepper and saffron
Middle notesBulgarian rose, may rose, jasmine and magnolia petals
Base notes: Patchouli, vetiver, madagascar vanilla and ambrette

CHF 68.00 (30ml), CHF 98.00 (50ml) and CHF 138.00 (100ml).

This post is also available in German and French on the Marionnaud blog.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands and © Sandra Bauknecht

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Colour

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Bobbi Brown‘s boldest, most vibrant lip color ever: LUXE LIP. This sumptuous formula dramatically boosts moisture levels while intensely rejuvenating lips, keeping them comfortable and conditioned—even after it’s removed. Now in 30 shades, with a sleek gold tube. It’s luxury, redefined. I am obsessed.

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Kate Upton is the face of the campaign. You can watch the video at the end of this post but before I would like to invite you to enjoy Bobbi Brown’s insider tips on the right lip make-up.

What makes this new lip color formula so special?

BB: Luxe Lip is our most luxurious lipstick yet. It glides on effortlessly and gives lips rich, vibrant color with an ultra- luxurious finish. The nourishing formula is packed with moisturizers and peptides that work behind the scenes to make lips look softer and smoother—even after it’s taken off.

What does luxury mean to you?

BB: It’s all about the simple pleasures – a book you can’t put down, really good espresso, a hot bath after a long day. When it comes to beauty, luxury is defined by things that are timeless and made with the very best ingredients.

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 Can you describe the process of how you name lip colors?

BB: Inspiration for shades comes from everything I see in my daily life – from fabrics to countries to food. In this collection you’ll find names like Red Velvet, Sunset Orange, and Raspberry Pink. It’s also important that each name help women understand what the color actually looks like—makeup shouldn’t be complicated. Russian Doll is inspired by the color of cheeks and lips after being outside in the cold—rosy red. It’s a subtle, yet statement-making lip color. Parisian Red is inspired by French style. French women are known for their sexy, effortless brand of cool so this is the color that you can wear without any other makeup and still look pulled together. It is true red that instantly brightens up the complexion. And the shade Your Majesty is inspired by London—one of my favorite places in the world. When I’m in London, I’m constantly on-the-go—visiting my favorite sights, restaurants and meeting with friends. Your Majesty delivers just the right amount of depth – it’s sophisticated and royal – making it the perfect lip color to wear from day to night and on any occasion.

Any tips to finding the perfect everyday lip color?

BB: To find the most flattering nude lipstick, use the natural coloring of lips as a guide. The best shade will either match or be one or two shades brighter or darker than lips.

What is a beauty must when wearing bolder lip colors?

BB: Make sure lips are smooth and conditioned before applying lipstick; bright color can accentuate uneven lip texture. And for the most precise look, use a Lip Brush to apply lipstick; keep color within the natural lines of lips. Also, make sure to keep the makeup balanced—bright and bold lips look most modern with simple eye makeup.

When Luxe Lip meets the Lust List: super-talented Australian artist, Sally Spratt, created 15 hand-drawn mood boards featuring the gorgeous new shades and the countries that inspired them.
For the full list, click here please.

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The new lipstick collection is in stores now for CHF 47.00 each.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Bobbi Brown

Amazing Lipsticks by Christian Louboutin

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CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN BEAUTÉicon launched with a glossy, long-lasting nail polish in the very same shade of red as the soles of the designer’s glamorous shoes. The collection has now expanded to include the most luxurious range of lipsticks in satin, matte and sheer finishes. What’s more, each beautifully packaged color can be worn as a pendant.

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PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SHOP THE NEW CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN LIPSTICKS ONLINE.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Christian Louboutin Beauté
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Tom Ford Lips & Boys

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This will be my new beauty addiction for February: this limited edition collection consists of 50 clutch sized lip colors named after the characters in Tom Ford’s life. Finally, I can fit my favorite lip color in the teeny-tiny little bags that we all will carry this summer. Here is the selection to choose from, another tough one.

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NUDES TO BROWNS
Holden – Vanilla suede (existing shade)
Beau – Blush nude (existing shade)
Henry – Warm sable (existing shade)
Gustavo – highly pearlized rich mocha with purple pearl
Pavlos – intense cherry brown

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SILVERS TO BLACKS
Casey – highly pearlized white
Orlando – highly pearlized pinky platinum
Peter – highly pearlized rose gold
Stavros – highly pearlized rich grey
Alasdhair – rich blackened orchid

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METALLICS
Kyril – highly pearlized clean white silver
William – Pink dune (existing shade)
Sebastian – highly pearlized gold copper
Omar – highly pearlized intense rich bronzed copper
Blake – highly pearlized reddish copper

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LIGHT PINKS TO MAUVE
Ian – highly pearlized metallic pink rose
Flynn – neutral pale pink
Addison – Pink dusk (existing shade)
James – Twist of fate (existing shade)
Richard – Negligee (existing shade)

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POP PINKS TO ROSES
Alexander – light rose pink
Patrick – pasty muted coral
Michael – vibrant pinkish coral with small level of pearl
John – hot blue pink with heavy pearl
Giacomo – deep rose

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FUCHSIAS TO MAGENTAS
Preston – bright pop blue pink
Justin – vibrant rich blue pink with blue pearl
Cooper – Pure pink (existing shade)
Jack – rich blue orchid
Francesco – intense blue magenta

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CORALS TO ORANGES
Luca – highly pearlized pink/peach coral
Matthew – pasty coral yellow undertones
Adriano – True coral (existing shade)
Tomas – highly pearlized burnt metallic orange
Rafael – bright tangerine

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REDS
Rory – clean yellow gold
Diego – more intense version of “Firecracker”
Alejandro – Slander (existing shade)
Luciano – Deep blue cherry red
Leonardo – Smoke red (existing shade)

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VIOLETS TO ORCHIDS
Olivier – highly pearlized soft lavender pink
Julian – light pearlized pasty white lilac
Pablo – bright magenta
Xavier – Violet fatale (existing shade)
Liam – rich grape

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PLUMS
Colin – Indian rose (existing shade)
Cary – Casablanca (existing shade)
Didier – Moroccan rouge (existing shade)
Guillermo – rich purple fig
Wes – intense blackened plum wine

I want all the boys for me… The limited edition collection will be available in Switzerland from February 23, 2015 at the Tom Ford counters Jelmoli Zurich and Globus Geneva.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Tom Ford