M∙A∙C x Patrick Starrr – Destination Diva

After Patrick Starrr’s floral madness last spring, it is time to pack your bags for Destination Diva with his newest fall collection with M·A·C! Enjoy first-class colour as you jet-set away with sultry, smoky eye palettes and two très chic hues of Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour.

This collection is for the Ultimate Diva and will make anyone feel like the Primo Donna they were meant to be.

PATRICKSTARRR / Oh No She Beta Don’t Kit
Ultimate Diva Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour: cool nude
Sugah Mama / Eye Shadow x 4
Sugah Stick: soft caramel
Deception: cool medium brown
First Class: blackened brown
Damn She Olive: deep blackened olive
CHF 59.00

PATRICKSTARRR / Boy About Town Kit
Pattypout Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour: deep burgundy
Overpacked / Eye Shadow x 4
Primo Donna: golden bronze
Head Over Heels: mid-tone warm brown
Dance in the Dark: deep blackened brown
I’m Into It: dark red brown
CHF 59.00

This beautiful limited edition sets are exclusively available online now.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics 
#MACPATRICKSTARRR @patrickstarrr @maccosmetics

MAC Sharon & Kelly Osbourne Collection

MAc - Sharon - Kelly - Osbourne

The most fabulous mother-daughter duo of Sharon and Kelly Osbourne come to M∙A∙C with a two-part collection of statement-making hues for eyes, lips and face.


Sharon Osbourne (61) brings her unmistakable warmth and wit to the mother of all colour collaborations, featuring feminine shades and must-have beauty tools.


Sharons Must-Haves: DUCHESS QUAD (Eye Shadow x 4 in golden nudes and fiery browns, CHF 66.00) complement a soft palette of LIPGLASS (CHF 28.00) and PATENTPOLISH LIP PENCIL (Ruby, a mid-tone rose, CHF 30.00) in caramel and rose. Peachy cheeks with a hint of rose (POWDER BLUSH in Peaches & Cream, CHF 39.00) give skin a subtle satin finish. The Face Blender BRUSH (CHF 54.00) is a must for all beauty lovers. Limited-edition packaging in Sharon’s trademark red with lavender signature.


Kelly Osbourne (29) collaborates on a collection of fearlessly vibrant hues that work perfectly for day and night.


Kelly’s Must-Haves: BLOODY BRILLIANT QUAD (Eye Shadow x 4 in pale lilac and blackened plum, CHF 66.00) complement LIPSTICK in bright pink, orange and light lavender (pictured: Strip Poker, a matte light nude, CHF 31.00). Cool beige and soft pink MINERALIZE SKINFINISH DUO (CHF 45.00) highlights skin in a luxurious, mineral-rich formula for a polished perfect finish. Try to apply it with Kelly’s Flat Buffer BRUSH (CHF 69.00). Limited-edition packaging in Kelly’s iconic light violet with signature in red.

Love Kelly and Sharon’s beauty musts for MAC as much as I do? You don’t need to wait much longer… the collection is in stores now. (In Switzerland exclusively at Manor or online at www.maccosmetics.ch).

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

Chanel – Les 4 Ombres Eyes 2014 Collection

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Eyes 2014 Collection

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.


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.

Chanel eyeshadows 8

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)

Chanel Eyeshadows 6

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





Photos: Courtesy of Chanel

Summertime de Chanel 2012


Here is your preview of the beautiful Chanel Summer 2012 Makeup Collection:

Peter Philips, Creative Director of Chanel Makeup, replicates the natural glow of sunbathed skin with luminous bronze, gold and copper tones. Playing up a radiant complexion: Chanel embraces the season with perfect lips and nail shades, from fresh neutral shades to bright coral hues. I am pretty sure that the nail polishes will become a hit worldwide again.

Powder Summertime


Soleil Tan de CHANEL Harmonie Poudre de Soleil – Luminous Bronzing Powder
Bottom: 907 Sable Beige (Golden Beige), Top: 917 Sable Rose (Golden Pink)
CHF 80.- each

The new bronzers, each comprised of five unique shades lend subtle hints of warmth and shimmer to every complexion.
Blended altogether, the shades create a seamless bronzing effect; used on their own, the gold powders illuminate the complexion, while the darker shades sculpt the face when gently swept along its natural contours.


Ombres Contraste Duo – Eyeshadow Duo
37 Sable – Emouvant (Beige and Brown)
CHF 60.-C Khol

Le Crayon Yeux – Precision Eye Definer
47 Brun Intense (Deep Brown)
CHF 33.-


Le Crayon Khôl – Intense Eye Pencil
75 Pêche Cuivré (Coppery Peach)
CHF 32.-

Lipsticks Summertime


Rouge Coco Shine – Hydrating Sheer Lipshine
437 Empreinte (Soft Beige) and 447 En Vogue (Bright Coral)
CHF 46.-

Lipgloss Summertime

Lèvres Scintillantes – Glossimer
327 Sirocco (Beige) and 337 Calypso (Coral)
CHF 41.-

Chanel Lacquers Summertime


Le Vernis – Nail Colour
597 Island (Golden Beige), 607 Delight (Bronze) and 617 Holiday (Bright Coral), see photo of my nails below
CHF 35.-

Holiday chanel

Summertime 6

Here my favourites of the SUMMERTIME DE CHANEL collection:

Soleil Tan de Chanel in 907 Sable Beige, Rouge Coco Shine in 437 Empreinte and 447 En Vogue, Lèvres Scintillantes in 337 Calypso, Le Vernis in 617 Holiday and Le Crayon Khôl in 75 Pêche Cuivrée

Available in Switzerland end of May 2012.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Chanel and © Sandra Bauknecht

Guerlain Terra Azzura by Emilio Pucci


As you already know, I am a huge Emilio Pucci fan. So you might imagine my excitement when I heard about the Italian house’s collaboration with Guerlain. The limited edition make-up collection which is called TERRA AZZURA BY EMILIO PUCCI for GUERLAIN draws inspiration from Italy in summertime and offers everything you need for the perfect summer glow.


The collection consists of eleven products with accents of the Italian Riviera, created by Olivier Echaudemaison, Guerlain Creative Director, and Laudomia Pucci, Pucci Image Director.

For a previous interview that I did with the wonderful Laudomia Pucci, please click here.


Those two products above are my collection’s favourites:
The Terra Azzura powder is very versatile to use. For a natural effect, you apply just the bronzing shade all over the face. For a bronzed complexion, you blend the three blusher shades and sweep them along the top of the cheekbones to sculpt the face. 
The Khôl Kajal is another easy-to-use product. Applied solely along the inside of the lower eyelid, it underlines and enhances the eyes with a provocative depth. Worked in a thick line along the upper lashes, it adds modern sophistication and widens the eyes.

Below you can explore the delightfully sunny shades:

Pucci Palette

Terra Azzura
Bronzing Powder & Blush, CHF 103.-


Météorites Perles d’Azur
Illuminating Powder – Pure Radiance, CHF 76.-

Pucci Shadows

Ecrin 4 Couleurs
Long-Lasting Eyeshadows, Captivating Colours, N°13 Capri, CHF 80.-

Pucci Khol

Terracotta Khôl Kajal
N°02 Blu Acqua, CHF 48.50


Mascara Le 2 De Guerlain
Two Brush Mascara for 360° Lashes, N°14 Blu 2 Pucci, CHF 53.50

Pucci Gloss

Terracotta Gloss
Moisturising Gloss – Sheer & Shine Finish,
N°10 Porto Fino, N°11 Porto Ercole and N°12 Porto Azzuro, CHF 44.- each

Pucci Vernis

Terracotta Vernis
Nail Polish, N°02 Riviera and N°01 Paradisio, CHF 35.- each

The products will be available in a limited edition starting the 4th of May, 2012.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Guerlain/Emilio Pucci and © Sandra Bauknecht

Bobbi Brown Spring 2012: Neons & Nudes

Nudes & Neons

With the ongoing neon trend, Bobbi Brown’s spring 2012 collection Neons & Nudes is the perfect make-up look to complement your new bright outfits. This season, Bobbi’s mixing easy-to-wear neutrals with bright jolts of colour.

„I love the juxtaposition of subtle with not-so-subtle colours – it’s about highlighting one feature at a time.“

Bobbi Brown

I recommend getting a bright orange lipstick and wearing it for example with a neon pink sweater. Keep the rest of your make-up simple and neutral.


Lip Gloss

NEW! Limited Edition
Lip Gloss

Citrus, Cosmic Pink and Ultra Violet, each CHF 35.-


NEW! Limited Edition
Lip Colour
Atomic Orange, Neon Pink and Ueber Beige
each CHF 35.-

Blush BB

NEW! Blush 
Nude Peach and Nude Pink, each CHF 41.-


NEW! Limited Edition
Ultra Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Including 6 classic shades: Stone Eye Shadow, Chino Eye Shadow, Pink Chandelier Metallic Eye Shadow, Praline Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow, Champagne Truffle Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow and Cocoa Berry Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow.
CHF 88.-


Cosmetic Bag, CHF 48.-

As for me, I like to emphasize my eyes and therefore love Bobbi’s new two bright eyeshadows:
Bluebell Eyeshadow and Ultra Violet Shimmer Eye Shadow, each CHF 37.-

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I freshen the look then with a nude blush and neutral lips. My favourites: Blush in Nude Pink, Lip Colour in Ueber Beige and Lip Gloss in Ultra Violet.

All products are in stores now!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht and Courtesy of Bobbi Brown

Accentuate Your Eyes with Clarins


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.


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.


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


How to apply the eye shadows:


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.


Step 2: Intensify

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


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.

p7The new high-tech double brush was inspired by the way classic mascara is applied. The brush lengthens and separates every lash, including short ones, for a spectacular „wide angle“ result.

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



Here is the easy technique in 2 steps:


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.


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