NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

Remember when I attended the Shiseido press conference last December. Now I am finally allowed to show you the new must-haves. Let me get started with an amazing foundation that has truly surprised me. NARS Cosmetics has introduced its new Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation, its first 16-hour fade-resistant foundation with full-powered radiance. Its unstoppable medium-to-full buildable coverage stays vibrant and fresh, as if just applied. First, I thought it has a little too much coverage but somehow magically it blends in with your skin after a few seconds leaving your complexion absolutely flawless.

Applying the new Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation at the press conference.

The staying power is enhanced by a patent pending technology that delivers a uniquely weightless texture with superior bendability for an imperceptible effect that looks like skin.
Formulated to improve skin hour by hour with skin optimizing complex—a blend of raspberry, apple, and watermelon extracts that helps support skin elastic fibers to smooth and improve skin texture – while specialized pigments recognize and fuse with your skin for your closest match yet.


Available in 33 skin-matching shades (how amazing is this range?!), from deep espresso to the fairest tones. Available for CHF 67.- each now.

To shop the new NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation online, click here please.

If you are at the counter or shopping online, don’t miss the new Spring 2018 look and the limited edition NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette that has 12 shimmering, matte and satin shades, ranging from pale-pink and nude to rose gold, so you can easily customize your look to suit every occasion. The colors are truly divine and its powder formula lasts all day long!

LoL, Sandra

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Get Party Ready with Bobbi Brown

Glowing skin, make-an-entrance shades for lips and eyes, must-have accessories and made-to-be-gifted palettes. Bobbi Brown‘s holiday edit makes it easy to ace party season.

CAVIAR & RUBIES COLLECTION

With the holiday season now on the horizon, beauty brand Bobbi Brown is getting in the festive mood with this its new “Caviar & Rubies” makeup collection that features items for the eyes and skin and that makes me just want to buy it for the name alone!

Bobbi Brown Caviar & Rubies Limited Edition Eyeshadow Palette – CHF 110.00
Bobbi Brown Caviar & Rubies Limited Edition Highlighting Powder – CHF 72.00
Bobbi Brown Caviar & Rubies Luxe Lip Color – CHF 47.00

STOCKING FILLERS

Bobbi Brown Evening Glow Eye Shadow Palette – CHF 74.00

Bobbi Brown Travel Brush Set – CHF 159.00

OPULENT GIFTS

Bobbi Brown Luxe Classics Mini Lip Set – CHF 169.00
Bellini – Uber Beige – Bond – Bahama Brown – Uber Rose – Tahiti Pink – Flame – Plum Brandy – Red Velvet – Imperial Red

Bobbi Brown Beauty Case – CHF 199.00

Bobbi Brown Deluxe Beauty Trunk – CHF 288.00

All products are in stores now.
BOBBI BROWN IS ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE AT NET-A-PORTER.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

Ombres Matelassées and Chanel N°51

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Let me introduce you the Ombres Matelassées, the new eye palette from Peter Philips, Creative Director of Chanel Makeup, that offers a new interpretation of the iconic quilted effect so emblematic of Chanel.

Held in a black rectangular case, the five shades Pear, Pale Gold, Gold, Golden Khaki and Black Night are presented in a harmonious crisscross arrangement. Simply apply as desired to the eyelids, using the double-tipped foam applicators and brush.

Application tips:
– Use the foam applicator to apply the eyeshadows and the brush to gently blend them, for a makeup look that mixes different shades.
– The two darker shades can be used damp as an eyeliner. Simply apply with the tip of a foam applicator, along the base of the lashes.

Available in Switzerland at Chanel boutiques from the beginning of April for CHF 85.-.

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In Paris, the Ombres Matelassées palette was pre-released at the re-opening of the Chanel boutique on 51, Avenue Montaigne last week.
This 600m2 boutique houses the unique world of Chanel and all of Karl Lagerfeld’s creations – Ready-to-Wear, handbags, shoes, jewellery and other accessories as well as fine jewellery and watches.

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The two floors of the new space were inspired by the finesse of Mademoiselle Chanel’s private apartment at 31 Rue Cambon.

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The conception of this new address was entrusted to New York architect Peter Marino, who is responsible for all of the Chanel boutiques across the globe.

LoL, Sandra

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Gris Montaigne

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Dior’s Spring 2011 make-up collection created by Tyen that will officially launch on January 14, 2011 has some fun new products and inventions.
In a very Parisian spirit, the new spring look is called Gris Montaigne and it features the iconic greys of the House of Dior paired with fresh, feminine shades of pink.

One of the top products is the nail polish 707 Gris Montaigne (CHF 37) that was part of the Gris City collection last November. For further information, read my previous post by clicking here.
The grey shade incorporates all the tones of Avenue Montaigne N°30 and is an indispensable addition to the newest model of the Lady Dior handbag line: The Lady Dior Grey. Matching your nails identically to your handbag sounds pretty elegant, don’t you think?

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The star product of Dior Spring 2011 make-up line is the limited eye-shadow set Dior Cannage that opens up to reveal four flattering shades perfect for the season. Paying tribute to the iconic Dior bag, the palette features such couture-like details as the quilted leather exterior and Dior letter charms. Available in 001 Gris Petit Jour & 002 Gris Soupir, each CHF 95.

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My personal favourite is the new Mascara Diorshow 360° in 090 Noir (CHF 59) that mimics a professional make-up artist’s hand. Inside there is a revolving brush that offers a dual rotation, meaning faster and slower motion depending if you want to use it on your lower or upper lashes.
You have to assemble it but that works very easy, see my demonstration below.
Thumbs up for super volume and length without being caky!

LoL, Sandra

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