Estée Lauder – For Your Eyes Only

I am having such a lash obsession this fall with the launch of ESTÉE LAUDER‘s Pure Color Envy Lash Collection. You might ask why this new launch is so special. Here is the answer.

This brand new mascara – Pure Color Envy Lash Multi Effects Mascara (CHF 39.00) – comes with a dual hybrid brush that is said to do the work of three mascaras with just one twist. It has two sides – a nylon fibre bristle side which builds full on volume and lift to the lashes, and a silicone moulded side to provide limitless length and separation. You can use both sides at one for the full effect or just one side for a custom-made look. The mascara also nourishes your lashes.

But all those advantages or the waterproof version are not the reason why I am so excited about this launch. It is the coloured versions in purple, blue and green that I like so much along with the limited edition Crystal Lash Top Coat (CHF 35.00) that offers liquid pearls that surround lashes with a multi-faceted lighting effect that adds extra sparkle to your eyes. You will also love it!

If you are at the Estée Lauder counter, get also a bottle of the new Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix (CHF 88.00/15ml) This worldwide first ultra-nourishing, skin strengthening formula with an innovative 360° Matrix Technology gives eyes a fresh, “wide-open” look.

I am using it right now and it absolutely reduces the look of lines, wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles. Moreover it intensely nourishes with the help of hyaluronic acid. I apply it morning and evenings with the included massaging applicator by gently rolling it under each eye three times. Then I massage it in a 360° circle under the eye area and above the lid and finish it off by patting the rest with my finger until it is fully absorbed.

All products are available now.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Estée Lauder

Start a Lash Revolution

My avid reader know how much I love Sisley‘s So Intense Mascaraicon. But I have to admit, it has gotten competition.

«Brazen. Bold. Bad, bad, bad.» A new way to give your lashes the attention they deserve thanks to M∙A∙C Bold & Bad Lash. This revolutionary mascara is the ultimate product to create a 360-degree lash look from top to bottom. The dual-chamber package contains a brush for upper lashes, a brush for lower lashes AND different formulas in each. The larger brush delivers customized volume to the top, while the smaller brush creates smudge-proof definition to the bottom. Start a lash revolution!

Available online and in stores now for CHF 31.00!
LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics
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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.

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…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
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Brow CHF 34.00
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In stores now! I am sure that you have found THE ONE!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Lancôme
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Giorgio Armani Rouge & Black Ecstasy

Giorgio Armani Rouge & Black Ecstasy

Giorgio Armani‘s beautiful ROUGE & BLACK ECSTASY collection is inspired by two of the most prominent colors: red and black. Strong and seductive, those shades are made for the Femme Fatale inside you.

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I love the Rouge Ecstasy lipstick collection with its lightweight yet pigment-rich texture. Now there are three bold and vibrant new shades, all with oriental names.

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ROUGE ECSTASY CHF 56.00
#404 Spice – #405 Orient – #406 Sultan (pictured) – (all Limited Edition).

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All shades are also available as matte lip lacquers – LIP MAESTRO CHF 51.00 (#404 Spice pictured).

Part of this elegant collection is the new Black Ecstasy Mascara. Its high-tech technology that contains a black hosting polymer helps you to achieve thicker, longer and intensified lashes in a single stroke. Available in 4 different shades.

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BLACK ECSTASY CHF 51.00
#01 Obsidian Black (pictured) – #02 Armani Navy (Limited Edition) – #03 Wood – #04 Tadzio (Limited Edition).

In Switzerland, the new collection will be launched in September 2014. The perfect products for sensual red lips and dramatic black lashes. Love this collection and I am sure that you will, too!

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Giorgio Armani

Chanel – Les 4 Ombres Eyes 2014 Collection

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First launched in 1982, CHANEL‘s Les 4 Ombres, the ultimate cult palettes for the eyes, have enjoyed a tremendous success over all those years. In 2014, a new chapter is added with 8 new quads inspired by the house’s famous tweeds, the fabric Coco Chanel loved so much. Each palette contains four eye shadows, of which each represents a colored tweed thread.

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I have been a huge fan of these products and was all excited to try the new ones. Just one word, they are amazing and offer everything your little beauty addict heart desires.

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Just like the house’s iconic tweed jacket, these palettes can be worn in many different ways to create natural, intense, almond-shaped or smokey eyes! At the end of this post, you can find the tutorials for each of those looks, created with Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Tissé Vénitien.

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Les 4 Ombres – CHF 77.00

202 Tisse Camelia
204 Tisse Vendôme
208 Tisse Gabrielle
214 Tisse Mademoiselle
224 Tisse Riviera
226 Tisse Rivoli
228 Tisse Cambon
232 Tisse Vénitien (see below)

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Stylo Yeux Waterproof – CHF 35.00

905 Smoky Grey
906 Marron Glace
908 Iris
909 Bleu Metallique

Volume de Chanel Waterproof

Le Volume Waterproof – CHF 47.00

10 Noir
20 Brun
30 Vert Grise

Available in Europe (including Switzerland) starting Mid Mars 2014.
And now enjoy the tutorials on a sunny Sunday afternoon!

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Chanel

Dior Iconic Event – The First Photos

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The reason for my recent trip to Paris with Dior was the launch of the French house’s newest mascara and mono eyeshadow palettes. I am not allowed to show you all the photos yet as some more exciting things will be coming up. But here are some pics that give you an idea how amazing my shoot for the new Dior Iconic campaign was and of course all details concerning the new eye makeup beauty musts that are in stores now.

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The star of the event: DIORSHOW ICONIC OVERCURL
Spectacular volume and curl professional mascara

Born from the meeting between a high-performance “wave-curved” brush and a “K-Polymers” formula that holds a volume-boosting, shape-defining memory, Diorshow Iconic Overcurl lavishly thickens the lashes in an instant, creating a curl that is naturally more eye-catching from one day to the next. The brush is easy to handle, you can really catch even the tiniest lashes in one stroke. The formula is perfect thanks to a trio of oils and waxes that come with some pretty powerful volumising effects. The mascara rinses away easily with lukewarm water or with a makeup remover.

CHF 48.oo
Available in Over Black/ Over Brown and Over Blue

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DIORSHOW ART PEN
Long-lasting felt-tip eyeliner

With a calligraphic felt-tip applicator and a deep black gel-like formula (that can be rinsed with warm water), you will be able to create the perfect intense and precise line. I am sure that you will love its professional glide and exceptional hold.

CHF 49.00

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Wet & dry backstage eyeshadows

Colour is a question of fashion. On fabrics or eyes, it flies in the face of conventions, picks up new moods and dares to be transformed in a variety of combinations. Irresistible with their embossed “logomania” motif, the mono shades set the tone for a resolutely on-fashion gaze, running the full gamut of bold, fun or sophisticated creation.

These highly desirable colours come in two finishes:
– a very light daywear halo, applied with a dry sponge-tip;
– a vibrant, intense, flat colour with spellbinding reflections, when used with a slightly damp sponge-tip.

CHF 47.00

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Et voilà, for your eyes only…
The official Dior Iconic photo of my eyes in which I am wearing DIORSHOW ICONIC OVERCURL mascara in Over Black, DIORSHOW MONO eyeshadows in 386 Blue Denim (base) and 453 Spencer (crease & blend). My eyebrows were kept as natural as possible.

Hope that you will like it!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Dior and © Sandra Bauknecht

Hypnôse Star Is Boop-Oop-a-Doop

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First of all, there is no doubt that Lancôme produces the best mascaras in the entire world and the newest creation HYPNÔSE STAR is just a testament to my statement.

For their advertising campaign, inspired by the movies of the 30s, the famous French luxury cosmetics house is calling upon Betty Boop, the sexy cartoon character, and Daria Werbowy. “Betty Boop’s mischievous eyes and innate sensuality are combined with the contemporary spirit and confident femininity of Daria Werbowy,” Lancôme says. “Yesterday’s vintage glamour meets the glamour of today.”

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Wrapped in a sparkling case, Hypnôse Star combines a specially designed brush, which has three patents pending, and a “Black Diamond” effect fluid formula to sculpt lashes. Two flat sides deliver mascara to the lashes, including the shortest ones, while two oblique sides with longer fibers separate and lengthen lashes while fixing them in a curl.

Utilizing two types of wax, Hypnôse Star offers two formulas for light texture and robust volume. Different soft waxes provide a mistake proof application while hard carnauba wax forms a thin film over the entire lash surface and sets the curl.

Available now for CHF 44.-.

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Werbowy wears “Noir Midnight” Hypnôse Star mascara, Ombre Hypnôse eyeshadows “Erika F” I202 and “Strass Black” S310 and “Beige Diaphane” 03 Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation. Lips are enhanced with “Sequins d’Amour” 170N Rouge In Love lipstick.

Ombre HypnoseNew OMBRE HYPNÔSE eyeshadows are available for CHF 39 each in 24 amazing shades.

Have a look at this super-cute video in which we will learn from Mrs Boop that “all stars have a secret,” before Daria chimes in with Betty’s signature boop-oop-a-doop!

LoL, Sandra

Photos & Video: Courtesy of Lancôme

My Look: The Kite Runner Dress

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This was my look for the Versace for H&M fashion show last week in NYC. The fabric pays tribute to the iconic Versace prints and as you know I love Mary Katrantzou’s designs! This dress with its wide bell skirt is truly a piece of art for me.

My outfit: Kite Runner dress by Mary Katrantzou, necklace by Prada, sparkling booties by Chanel, tights by H&M and cocktail ring”Diorette” by Dior Haute Joaillerie.

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My make-up: Eyeshadows “Vanilla”, “Electric Eel” and “Atlantic Blue” by MAC, Blue Instant Definition Mascara by Clarins, Blush “Orgasm” by Nars and Lipgloss “Buff” by Bobbi Brown.
On my nails: “Graphite ” by Chanel.

LoL, Sandra

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Accentuate Your Eyes with Clarins

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Today, I would like to introduce you to an eye makeup collection that is easy to apply. Do you like smokey eyes, natural or dramatic, but don’t know how to get the look?
Clarins gives you the answer with their new products that are truly amazing.

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The eye shadows play on colour for a variety of looks. The formula can be used dry for a natural result or wet for an intense, sophisticated touch. The extremely supple texture provides perfect hold all day long.

Ombre Minérale 4 Couleurs comes in six colour combinations., CHF 62 each.

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Each variation comprises two satin shades, a darker eye shadow liner and an iridescent highlighter to mix and match to suit you.

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How to apply the eye shadows:

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Step 1: Make-up

Apply shade 1 on one half of the top eyelid, up to the inner corner of the eye, then shade 2 on the other half, up to the outer corner of the eye.

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Step 2: Intensify

Using the finer applicator, accentuate eyes with the shadow liner 3.

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Step 3: Illuminate

Apply the highlighter 4 in touches on the brow bone.

The final step is the mascara. Clarins has invented a cutting-edge technology which makes applying mascara simple: The Instant Definition Mascara.

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The new mascara comes in three different colours, CHF 41 each.

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Here is the easy technique in 2 steps:

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Step 1: Apply make-up to lashes

Apply mascara to top and bottom lashes, from root to tip, with the fibre brush. The creamy texture allows you to customize the volumizing effect as you apply, to create the look you want.

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Step 2: Define the eyes

With the elastomer brush, apply mascara to the smallest lashes at the inner and outer corner of eyes, top and bottom. Groom and separate lashes one by one and optimize the distribution of mascara.

Have fun accentuating your eyes!

LoL, Sandra


Doll Eyes

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Here comes the new super mascara by Lancôme: Hypnôse Doll Eyes.
The latest version of the iconic Hypnose mascara gives you long and voluminous doll eyelashes, a little like a ’60s Twiggy. It is the first mascara that is scented with a very feminine floral and hypoallergenic perfume which makes it a true pleasure applying it. The brush ensures perfect separation of all lashes, even the shorter ones, while adding length and volume. I am using the mascara at the moment and I am completely convinced of its quality.

Mascara Doll Eyes CHF 44

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The new mascara is accompanied by four pastel coloured eyeshadow palettes, called Baby Glam, Baby Nu, Baby Romance and Baby Pop to finish off your ­’60s look to perfection.

Palettes CHF 75 each

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The campaign that was shot by Mario Testino stars famous supermodels Daria Werbowy, Arlenis Sosa and Elettra Wiedemann.

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And that it is definitely worth investing in a beautiful look tells us this quote of the world’s most famous doe-eyed icon:
“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.”

– Audrey Hepburn

To be launched in Switzerland in July, in other countries already available since a few days.

Enjoy your weekend!

LoL, Sandra