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

Bronze & Turquoise Summer Makeup Musts

Fans of all over natural glow will love this summer’s bronze blush tones that made runway waves at many designers. Whether your personal style is bohemian or sophisticated chic, you can’t argue that naturally bronzed bone structure will make you look fresh-faced, which is perfect for the beach.

When you opt for some color, you should go for turquoise, wether on your eyes or your nails. You don’t have to be that dramatic, just a little turquoise liner is all you need to stay on trend this season. Here is what you will need (all limited edition):

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Summer Look 2017 «Bronze Goddess»

Bronze Goddess Summer Look Palette – CHF 70.00
Bronze Goddess Summer Lip Glow in Sunlit Nude – CHF 34.00
Double Wear Highlighting Cushion Stick in Champagne Glow – CHF 44.00

GUERLAIN
Summer Look 2017 «Terracotta»

Terracotta Sun Tonic Waterproof Bronzing Powder – CHF 69.00
Météorites Baby Glow Touch CC Luminizer for easy strobing – CHF 45.00

LANCÔME
Summer Look 2017 «Summer Swing»

Belle de Teint Bronzer & Blush in 01 Patio Méditerranéen – CHF 75.00
Le Stylo Waterproof in 06 Tempo Méditerranéen – CHF 34.00
Vernis in Love in 103 L’Esprit Libre – CHF 26.00

By the way the straw bag is exactly the same one by Sensi Studio for Eden Being I showed you a few days ago (click here please for the previous post). On one side it says «Making Memories», on the other side it has this hand-painted palm and waves. My favorite!
TO SHOP IT, CLICK HERE PLEASE.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Celebrity Style: Carolyn Murphy

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Today, I had an amazing day in NYC that was filled with so many outstanding impressions and special moments. One of them was meeting Carolyn Murphy, who has been the face of Estée Lauder for 15 consecutive years. The minute we spoke, it was a match made in heaven.

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She is not only so beautiful from the outside but also from the inside. Before I tell you more about this special encounter, I would like you to get inspired by her extraordinary outfit.

Get her look: Printed midi dress by Saint Laurent, embroidered suede shoulder bagicon by Aerin, Nim patent-leather sandalsicon by Alexandre Birman.

Stay tuned for more…

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

In NYC with Estée Lauder

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«All great things begin with a vision… a dream.» – Estée Lauder

On Tuesday, I flew to New York City as the first digital influencer for Estée Lauder Switzerland. During the next days, I will experience and share with you some really amazing moments. I will be meeting with Aerin Lauder and Carolyn Murphy, who has been the face for the American beauty brand since 15 years. I will visit the brand’s archives and be celebrating six decades of limitless luxury as the famous «Re-Nutriv» cream turns 60. In 1956, Estée Lauder introduced the «cream of creams» that marked the first milestone in creating a beauty empire. She was a true visionary and sold the product for $115 at a time when the average price of a moisturizer was $10.

estee_lauder_re-nutrivA warm welcome by Aerin and Carolyn with a handwritten note and some of my favourites.

Today, the American beauty brand is as trendsetting as 60 years ago, catering to different needs of women of all age groups. Their newest coup? The absolutely mind-blowing collaboration with Victoria Beckham.

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«I love to make women feel like the best versions of themselves.» – Victoria Beckham

That was Victoria’s vision for her collaboration with Estée Lauder. Incorporating her taste for wearability, quality and femininity, this makeup collection includes flattering hues, sleek packaging and blendable formulas.

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Don’t miss my hero buys that I brought with me to NYC (from left to right):
Eye Metals – Bitter Cloveicon, Lipstick – Brazilian Nudeicon, Lip Pencil – Victoria and Lip Gloss – Moroccan Heat.

The collection is inspired by four different metropoles that you can buy as a set, just click on the highlighted text to be transferred directly:

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TO SHOP THE COMPLETE VICTORIA BECKHAM x ESTEE LAUDER COLLECTION ONLINE, CLICK HERE. In Switzerland, it will hit the shelves on October 13, 2016.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Estée Lauder and © Sandra Bauknecht

Aerin – The New Fragrance Collection

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The beautiful AERIN Fragrance collection was first launched in 2013. Curated by Aerin Lauder, granddaughter of the famed Estée, and created with the finest ingredients, each of the fragrance bottles represents an aspect of the gorgeous brunette.

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First, five distinct scents have hit the shelves– Gardenia Rattan, Amber Musk, Lilac Path, Ikat Jasmine and Evening Rose. They are now complemented by three new scents, all perfect for summer. The sun is shining today, I can smell spring being around the corner, isn’t that the best feeling ever?!

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MEDITERRANEAN HONEYSUCKLE
Floral Citrus

Escape to the sun-drenched, azure-blue Mediterranean. Sweet Honeysuckle and sparkling Grapefruit take you there, evoking lush flowers and shimmering beaches. Italian Bergamot, sun-warmed and citrusy and Mandarin Oil impart lasting freshness. Lily of the Valley and lush Gardenia build to the sensuality and richness of Jasmine Sambac Absolute. A fragrance as magical and elegant as its inspiration.

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For the packaging, Aerin got inspired by the different shades of the ocean and the sky.

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WATERLILY SUN
Floral Watery

Like sunlight reflecting on water, bright Sicilian Bergamot and Lush Dewy Greens entice the senses for an invigorating, luminous first impression. Delicate, yet alluring Waterlily and softly exotic Jasmine Sambac add layers of depth and intensity, warmed by sweetly inviting Musk. The effect is bright, dewy and fresh.

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The box is reminiscent of vibrant flowers in Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny.

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IRIS MEADOW
Floral Green Woody

Like walking through an open field wild with flowers, Iris Meadow beckons with crisp green notes infused with lush florals and deepened by warm, energizing woods. Effervescent Mandarin and vibrant Blackcurrant blend with fresh florals. Iris, emboldened by Egyptian Jasmine, balances the scent with vibrant depth while Cedarwood melts into creamy, woody musks.

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During spring time, Aerin loves to travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco. She mostly stops at Paso Robles for a wine degustation. There she loves to look at the delicate desert flowers that bring a touch of green to the vast landscape.

All three new scents come in two different sizes as Eau de Parfum Spray, CHF 132.00 (50ml), CHF 200.00 (100ml). Also available as Body Cream for CHF 80.00 (150ml).
Finally in stores in Switzerland exclusively at Globus.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Estée Lauder

Paying Tribute to the Late André Courrèges

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«Where do his tennis dresses, his sailor dresses come from? Where did he find them? On the steps of Delphi. In the wardrobe of Electra. They are modern and they are antique
Violette Leduc ‘Is Courrèges Wearable?’ Vogue, 1965.

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September marked Courrèges‘ first runway show in 13 years, and the House’s new designers Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant offered a fresh take on the iconic «Space Age» classics. The LVMH Prize finalists got down to the basics, a great start to revive André Courrèges’ famous label of the ’60s. Unfortunately, Monsieur Courrèges, who retired from his vocation in the mid-1990s, won’t experience this relaunch to the fullest. Last week, he lost his 30 year battle with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 92.

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Born in 1923 in France, Courrèges was a major force in ’60s fashion and helped define a generation. After graduating in engineering, he studied fashion and textile design which got him a job at . He Balenciaga for ten years, where he developped his great skills in cutting garments. In 1961 he launched his own eponymous fashion house.

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His breakthrough came with his 1964 «Space Age» collection. Stars such as Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve loved the designer’s ground-breaking geometry, plastic miniskirts and futuristic textiles.

Courreges7Moschino’s S/S 2013 show was a copy of Courrèges’s 1965 collection (here seen at Audrey Hepburn).

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His favorite silhouette was known as «Moon Girl» look, that he embellished with oddities such as googles and astronaut helmets.

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Courrèges was also known for his extremely short angular mini skirts and trouser suits in black-and-white. Over many years, there was a dispute with Mary Quant, who claimed to have first popularized the miniskirt. Regardless of who came first, his skirts were definitely the shortest and his creations came to symbolize the Swinging Sixties.

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In 1967, Courrèges married his assistant, Coqueline Barriere who took over artistic direction of the company upon his retirement. In 2011, the couple sold a majority stake of their company to two Frédéric Torloting and Jacques Bungert, the two former co-presidents of the Paris branch of Young & Rubicam.

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Last Spring, Estée Lauder and Courrèges collaborated and launched a 12-piece make-up, including the first false lashes for the beauty giant, and added Kendall Jenner as their face. To shop, please click here.

French President Francois Hollande paid tribute in a statement that described Courrèges as a “revolutionary designer” who “made his mark on French haute couture.”

Another fashion icon has left our planet. Rest in peace, Monsieur Courrèges and thank you!

TO SHOP THE NEWEST DESIGNS BY COURRÈGES ONLINE, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
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LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Courrèges, Estée Lauder, via Vogue, AGIP/RDA/EVERETT COLLECTION, Getty Images 

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

Shiseido Lipstick Fall 15

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

True Blood

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

Clinique Rebel Pop

Dark Passion

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

News from Estée Lauder for Fall 2014

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Tuesday evening, I attended the Estée Lauder press conference in Zurich at the Metropol restaurant. The famous house celebrates this years its 50th anniversary in Switzerland and has been since decades the number one beauty brand in the country. Therefore we were spoilt with this yummy cake and amazing products.

Many new launches will take place during the next months but two have absolutely caught my eyes and I couldn’t wait any longer to share them with you.

Enlighten Range by Estée Lauder

The new ENLIGHTEN range is designed to work as a trio to provide prevention and treatment for pigmentation, day and night. It includes a moisturizer, a serum and a completely new product, the EE (Even Effect) cream. Yes, after BB and CC creams, there is now an EE cream, not a double D! It gives you an even skin tone while defending environmental stressors, protecting against UV rays with a SPF 30 and building a barrier against pollution and free radicals. I have been sold immediately!

Enlighten Serum CHF 95.00 (30ml) and CHF 142.00 (50ml)
Enlighten Moisturizer CHF 95.00 (50ml)
Enlighten EE Cream in Light, Medium and Deep CHF 52.00 (30ml)
In stores from October 22, 2014.

 

Modern Muse Chic

The house’s new flanker fragrance MODERN MUSE CHIC is a warm and sensual scent that I personally like much more than the original Modern Muse that had been launched last year.
Please click HERE for the interview with the face of the campaign Arizona Muse.

FLORAL WOODY MUSK

Top notes: Plum and artemisia
Middle notes: Jasmine sambac, tuberose and lily
Base notes: Cashmere wood, agarwood, labdanum, patchouli, ebony tree, musk, madagascar vanilla and suede

Modern Muse Chic Eau de Parfum Spray is available from September 2014 for CHF 68.00 (30ml), CHF 98.00 (50ml) and CHF 138.00 (100ml).

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Estée Lauder and © Sandra Bauknecht

Estée Lauder Derek Lam Collection

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Attention, ladies! This new limited edition minaudière filled with amazing beauty essentials by NY Fashion Designer, Derek Lam, and Tom Pecheux, Creative Makeup Director for Estée Lauder, who was in charge for the runway show’s makeup look, will be flying off the shelves.

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Previewed during New York Fashion Week, the look inspired by the runway for lips and eyes includes: The Mascara in Black Black, The EyeShadow in Smoked Gold, The Kajal Crayon in Near Night (a navy pencil liner), The LipColor in Smoked Blush and The Gloss in Barely Gold.

All tucked inside this beautiful Derek Lam navy satin clutch that features the designer’s signature dumbbell clasp.

In Switzerland the gift set is available at Jelmoli for CHF 98.00.

LoL, Sandra

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Liu Wen at Derek Lam’s S/S 2014 runway show
Photos: Courtesy of Estée Lauder

At the Launch Party of Modern Muse in NYC

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Estée Lauder unveiled Modern Muse, the new fragrance inspired by the intriguing duality of today’s woman, with a spectacular muse-themed party held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum during New York Fashion Week.

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The glamorous event was attended by fashion, art, design, media, and film industry luminaries and their muses and I felt very honored to have been invited.

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The highlight of the evening was a performance by The Dolls: Mia Moretti and Margot, who curated an unforgettable musical experience, in celebration of all modern muses, with live vocals by Margot and the debut of their new single “Southern Swing (Ft. The Original Pinettes).”

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Enjoy my photos from this amazing night and see all the celebs which were there!

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The face of the campaign:

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Gorgeous Arizona Muse (Click here to read the interview I did with her).

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Designer Olivier Theyskens and his muse Anouck Lepère.

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Estée Lauder’s spokeswomen: Hilary Rhoda and Joan Smalls.

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Tom Pecheux, Creative Makeup Director for Estée Lauder, with Carine Roitfeld and the Olsen Twins.

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Actress Drew Barrymore

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Joan Smalls with me

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Talking to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen whom I just saw again in London for an event with net-à-portericon. The post will be coming up shortly. So please stay tuned!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht