Chanel Launches a Make-Up Line for Men

Breaking news! CHANEL launches its first men’s make-up line, BOY DE CHANEL.
First available in Korea on September 1, 2018, it will be available in the rest of the world from November 2018 online, and from January 2019 in CHANEL stores.

By creating BOY DE CHANEL, CHANEL reaffirms the ever-changing codes of an unchanging vision: beauty is not a matter of gender; it’s a matter of style.
With its sleek blue night packs, the BOY DE CHANEL line consists of three essential products: a foundation, a lip balm and an eyebrow pen. Three make-up enhancers, to erase imperfections with accuracy, undetectably. Each offers textures for instinctive use, imperceptible formulas and a long, infallible hold for a natural result.Why shouldn’t men start to do the same efforts we take every morning! To more gender equality – be only you!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Chanel
#BOYDECHANEL #BEONLYYOU #CREATEYOURSELF

EOS – Evolution of Smooth

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Can a lip balm make you smile? EOS thinks so and invented a lip balm (EOS Smooth Spheres Organic Lip Balms ) that is 95% organic, 100% natural, and paraben and petrolatum free. Delightfully flavored and packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter, and jojoba oil, these lip products have caused a hype among beauty lovers. But not everyone was pleased with its nourishing results.

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Last year, EOS was in the news as there was a class action lawsuit in the US filed for severe allergic reaction to the iconic lip balm. Now, this has been settled and the brand is said to have updated its packaging to address the adverse reactions some customers have had.

Personally speaking, I have those little «ping pong balls» in an array of colors plastered around my house, in my car and my hand bags. I have never had an allergic reaction to them. But as I tend to have very dry skin, those lip balms alone would not be enough and I still need more nourishing products at night.

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Recently, I was invited to their press event at Haute restaurant in Zurich. Overlooking the Swiss city, I was able to indulge in the world of EOS and learnt some interesting facts:

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– It is the beauty brand with the highest social media engagement.
– The pomegranate flavor sells best in Europe whereas the strawberry one is the bestseller worldwide.

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– The ones that come with the swirl packaging (EOS Visibly Soft™ ) have a more nourishing effect as they have an extra dose of cocoa butter and shea butter, which is great for winter.
– The only one with an SPF is the yellow lemon drop (see photo below).

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EOS lip balms are available for CHF 6.90 at Manor in Switzerland!
Happy Sunday!

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © David Biedert Photography

Him/Her Lipcare by Giorgio Armany Beauty

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Every thought of sharing your lip balm with your boyfriend? Now, it is the time! Giorgio Armani launches HIM/HER LIPCARE, a moisturizing and nourishing lip balm that is sure to appeal to women and men alike with a “My lips but better” result.

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Available in several shades, it slips into a pocket or a bag for easy travel and can be applied in one quick and easy stroke anywhere, at any time. While the result is always natural, it can be custom-applied for an added touch of seduction.

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The range comes in six soft and natural shades, including the N°1 clear.
Shades N°2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 blend with the natural colour of the lips to suit individual skin tones.

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Men can thus choose a shade to match their skin tone for a natural effect, or opt for a neutral balm like the N°1 clear.

Both men and women will appreciate its nourishing and restorative action when applied in several coats as a night treatment. Available now for CHF 45.00.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Giorgio Armani Beauty

L’Occitane Shea Butter Fortune Flowers

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This October sees the launch of L’Occitane‘s extremely beautiful limited edition Shea Butter Fortune Flowers collection. The colourful range was inspired by two West African traditions: Basket weaving and storytelling. Decorated with striking motifs that evoke the baskets woven by women, the collection captures the delicate scents of “fortune flowers” whose qualities are praised in popular folklore.

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Generosity is another African tradition – so it made perfect sense to include a fund-raising soap in this collection. All profits from the sale of this product – sales price in store minus taxes, transport and production costs – will go towards fighting preventable blindness in developing countries.

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The limited editions come in three new scents to captivate the senses:
ROSE PETALS: Evokes the sweet floral notes of rose with a hint of the sugar-coated scent of candied almonds.
DATE BOUQUET: Recalls the mouth-watering essence of this deliciously sweet fruit.
MANGO FLOWER: Reveals a full and zesty aroma – the olfactory signature of the wide open spaces of Burkina Faso.

HAND CREAM (Rose Petals, Mango Flowers, Date Boutique) 30ml (CHF 10.-)
HAND CREAM COLLECTOR 150ml (CHF 27.-)
ULTRA RICH BODY CREAM (Rose Petals, Mango Flowers, Date Boutique) 100ml (CHF 31.-)
LIP BALM (Rose Petals, Mango Flowers, Date Boutique) 15ml (CHF 15.50)
SOLIDARITY SOAP (Rose Petals) 50g (CHF 2.50)
Available Mid October 2012.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of L’Occitane and © Sandra Bauknecht

Perfect Lip Colours for Dry and Sensitive Lips

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Let me introduce you to NOVALIP DUO by La Roche-Posay: The first lipstick which allies a record rate of skincare and a vibrating colour, for a perfect lips surface, which fixes and reflects colour all day-long. This is the solution for all of you with sensitive and dry lips who avoid or fear wearing lipsticks, due to its tendency to emphasize lips imperfections and its sensation of discomfort.

Novalip - Packshot II1. 46% of skincare inside: LHA + 8% glycerin and D-Panthenol, which deeply hydrates up to 9hours, repairs and smooth lips, to prepare a perfect lips surface.

2. An ultra-resisting and protective colour film, which enhances skincare efficiency, maintaining 9h hydration while magnifying colour all day-long.

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Available now in 15 nuances (brown, rose, red, coral and nude hues) at selected pharmacies for CHF 27.- each.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of La Roche-Posay