Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss Shimmer

I have been a huge fan of Bobbi Brown’s Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss since their launch in 2020 (for a previous postwith a make-up tutorial, click here please). A beauty lover’s favorite, this easy-glide, never-sticky formula is everything you love about the bestselling Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss, that is now finally available in universally flattering shimmer shades. I am so happy about that!

Available in three shimmering shades enhance all skin tones.

Bare Sparkle (pearlescent champagne with pops of gold and copper pearl)
Bellini (pearlescent neutral pink with gold and subtle red pearl)
Kir Sugar (pearlescent burgundy with pops of gold, bronze, and silver pearl)

Swipe on lips and go – or layer over lipstick for a multidimensional look. This blend of nutrient-rich botanical oils offers a cushiony, comfortable feel and never disappoints.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Bobbi Brown
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Man Ray for Nars Holiday 2017

Beauty-lovers around the globe will adore the new NARS 2017 Holiday collection. The brand has previously partnered with various artists for its winter lineups. This season, the creations are inspired by iconic photographer MAN RAY and its electrifying art. Featuring vibrant new shades of lip gloss, eye shadow, lipstick, and blush, there is also a must-have golden highlighter that works for a wide range of complexions. But the excitement doesn’t stop there if you see the packaging.

My personal favorites: Duo Eyeshadow in «Montparnasse» (shimmering gold / iridescent orchid), Love Triangle mini gift set featuring the famous «Orgasm» shade in a Mini Blush and Lipstick and Overexposed Glow Highlighter in «Double Take».

Moreover, NARS is also releasing amazing gift sets which include mini iterations of its classic blush and lipsticks, along with new eye and face palettes.

In store now. It’s safe to say that we would love to add all of it to our wish lists.icon

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of NARS and © Sandra Bauknecht

MAC Pro Longwear Long-Last Lips

This summer, MAC Cosmetics introduces Pro Longwear Long-Last Lips, a brand new lip product that is specifically formulated to work overtime to seal and lock in all day moisture, without affecting colour’s vibrancy and brilliant shine. Personally speaking, I am fully convinced. The color stays on without fading but also leaves your lips comfortable for hours.

Stroke on the liquid lipstick for a rich color punch, then flip the stick and apply the clear hydrating topcoat.

Available in 15 robust, permanent shades for CHF 36.00 each.

Staunch Charactermetallic taupe-grey
Constant Companionwarm mid-tone nude
Unchangingsoft neutral lilac pink
Endless Possibilitiesburnt coral-orange
Stuck In Loveblushing mid-tone pink

Immortally Yoursbright red rose
Know No Boundsdeep bright magenta
You + Me 4Evacocoa brown
Single-Mindeddeep dark blue-red
Stuck On Youberry-red with gold

Truly Timelessmid-tone cool red
Clingpeachshimmering peach
For Keepsrose-plum with iridescence
Perennial Rosedusty pink with gold
Lasting Lustsmoldering red

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

In NYC with Estée Lauder


«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.


«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.


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

Giorgio Armani – Luxe is More

To celebrate the end-of-year holidays, Giorgio Armani Beauty has chosen to pay tribute to 30’s and 40’s film legends.

Queens of Hollywood Glamour, the enigmatic Marlene Dietrich, platinum bombshell Jean Harlow and flamboyant Rita Hayworth captivated millions of film-goers with their undeniable chic. Typical of the glamour of the era, their sophisticated style fascinates to this day: translucent complexions, radiant eyes highlighted with a subtle dash of eyeliner, and scarlet mouths to complete the look.


Giorgio Armani’s oversized Luxe Is More Face & Eye Palette features ten harmonious eyeshadow shades, a silky compact powder and two shades of cream foundation.
CHF 169.00


The now famous Giorgio Armani Eye Tint is available in three light-infused nude shades. The classic formula for this product has been enriched in ‘Mirage Bright Silver’ pearl particles and pigments to create dashes of silvery light to intensify the gaze:

N°16 Rose Platinum, N°17 Hollywood, N°18 Silver Mirage
CHF 52.00 each

Combined, mix and match-style with the Luxe Is More eyeshadows, the Eye Tint fluid can be used like an eyeliner or layered for a sophisticated look.

More sophisticated than a lip gloss, and more radiant than a matte lipstick, the must-have Lip Maestro lip lacquer is more desirable than ever before with a ‘Fire Spectral’ pearl- enriched formula. Iridescent pearl particles have been added to the classic formula for the first time to enhance the original matte finish with unique luminosity. And let’s not forget the velvety-soft feeling upon contact with the lips, and the unparalleled comfort even after several hours of wear.

N° 405 Orient, N° 406 Sultan, N° 414 Pure Red, N° 507 Boudoir, N° 508 Pearly nude, N° 509 Ruby Nude, CHF 51.00 each

The collection is in stores now. I am absolutely in love with these products!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Giorgio Armani

MAC Collaborates with The Simpsons


Make-up that’s Marge approved! But no yellow face paint and a giant blue beehive are required! Here is another odd couple partnering together, one that you might have never thought of: M·A·C collaborates with The Simpsons™ on a limited-edition makeup line launching in Switzerland as an online exclusive and other countries in September 2014. (It had been pre-sold before for one day only during the San Diego convention COMIC-CON in July).


The ten-piece collection contains eyeshadows (CHF 66.00), blushes (CHF 36.00), false eyelashes (CHF 21.00), lip glosses (CHF 28.00) and some fun nail stickers (CHF 25.00).


Color your friends green, mmh, I mean yellow, with envy!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

Bobbi Brown – Hollywood Glam Collection

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Today, I would love to share Bobbi Brown‘s beautiful Hollywood Glam Collection that is mainly dominated by the festive colors of gold, red and black. Perfect to get the right Christmassy sparkle. Doesn’t Katie Holmes looks absolutely gorgeous wearing the new must-have shades of the holiday season?

Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Eye Palette


What to pair with a leading lady-worthy lip? This palette plays the perfect supporting role to any look, from the season’s rich reds to alluring nudes. Featuring a mix of cool and warm colors for eyes with glitter and flat finishes, it includes a dual ended mini Eye Shadow Brush too.

CHF 125.00 (Limited Edition)

Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Lips


Red lips really never go out of style and this “Old Hollywood” shade is the perfect shade to sport red pouty lips.

CHF 40.00 (Limited Edition)

Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Nails


A great complement to a dramatic Hollywood red lip or a sultry smokey eye, Bobbi’s nail lacquers polish off your look, making you glam from head to toe. Fun and festive, these two glitter polishes (Chrome and Solid Gold) add texture and a pretty touch of color, and can be layered over Siren Red or Tuxedo Black for added drama.

CHF 27.00 (Limited Edition)

Old Hollywood Eye Liner


With an improved formula and felt tip, this easy to use pen-style liner delivers the blackest black line. Inspired by the crisp cat-eye looks of the silver screen, this eyeliner is destined to be your go-to trick for standout eyes every time.

CHF 38.00

Lipgloss Old Hollywood


Bobbi’s limited edition shade of red (Siren Red) lets your smile take center stage. This Lip Gloss gives lips a brilliant, high-shine look and contains soothing botanical extracts to keep lips supple and soft. The other three sparkling High Shimmer Lip Glosses (Candlelight, Rosé and Pure Gold) provide a light-catching glimmer on bare lips (or added dimension over your favorite lipstick).

CHF 35.00 (Limited Edition)

Old Hollywood Bobbi Brwon eyesLONG-WEAR CREAM SHADOW STICK

Effortless and high impact-that’s the essence of Bobbi’s Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick. This do-it-all formula glides on tug-free and can be used to shade, define, smoke up and highlight eyes. Available in three shades Tuxedo Black (New), 24 Karat (New) and Bronze (Limited Edition).

CHF 38.00

In stores November 2013.

LoL, Sandra


Photos: Courtesy of Bobbi Brown

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In the beginning of January, a few days after I came back from Qatar, I had the chance to meet the lovely Eduardo Ferreira, International Artistic Director for Bobbi Brown, who was in Zurich to present the newest launches personally. What an honor!

We got together at the Grieder Bar and bonded immediately. He is not only extremely charming, fun and witty, but also highly professional and interesting to talk to.


Being in his element to create makeup looks that every woman will adore, he suggested that he tries out the newest products right away on me. I am sure that you can imagine the looks I got from the other guests. Very funny!


Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks are my new best friends after Eduardo explained me how to use them. I have to admit that I had always found the application of this kind of stick pretty difficult but their texture is amazing.


These creamy eyeshadows have just hit the shelves in eight highly pigmented shades, they are easy to use thanks to their do-it-all formula which glides on tug-free and can be used to shade, define, smoke up and highlight eyes. In subtle to eye-popping shades that last for up to 8 hours without creasing, flaking or fading, it’s a stroke of genius. Just swipe on and go.


Available in Vanilla, Golden Pink, Sand Dune, Iced Blue, Forest, Shadow, Bark and Violet Plum.
(Eduardo used Vanilla, Bark and Violet Plum on me, like on Katie Holmes who is the face of the campaign and Bobbi Brown’s first celebrity testimonial).
CHF 40.00 each



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“Confidence is everything, but a little makeup can’t hurt.”

Launching in Switzerland this month, Bobbi Brown’s newest compact foundation will surely be a bestseller . Imagine your can’t-live-without liquid foundation in a fuss-free compact. Thanks to the twenty different shades, it can be perfectly matched to your skin tone and texture, it never looks fake or makeup-y, just like smooth, even skin. With 12 hours of flawless, oil-free wear, all you see is your skin – at its best. Plus, it’s completely portable, too – with a hidden sponge applicator right in the compact – so you look polished wherever you go.


Available in 20 different shades. CHF 65.00 each.


Eduardo finished off my look with some products from the new LILAC ROSE COLLECTION which is absolutely amazing. Don’t miss out those must-haves in stores now:

Bobbi_Brown_Sparkle_Eye_Shadow_LilacSPARKLE EYE SHADOW by Bobbi Brown (Limited Edition)
Lilac Sparkle, CHF 40.00

Bobbi_Brown_Lip_Gloss_pink_lilacLIP GLOSS by Bobbi Brown (Limited Edition)
Pink Lilac, CHF 35.00

For my Swiss based readers, I have some amazing news. The lovely Eduardo Ferreira will be in Zurich from April 8-13, 2013 and you can meet him at the Bobbi Brown counter at Globus (Phone 0800 820 823). Don’t miss this chance!

LoL, Sandra


Photos: Courtesy of Bobbi Brown 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

Tom Ford Beauty


After conquering the world of fashion, fragrance and film, Tom Ford has brought his impeccable vision to the world of beauty. His first cosmetics collection features a complete range of colour and skin treatments.


It all started last September in New York with a lipstick… my first beauty product by Tom Ford was the Lip Color 07 Pink Dusk, a lovely soft pink shade that goes with everything. The texture is truly amazing, leaving your lips moisturized while providing them with rich colour.


The next time I was back in the States, I couldn’t resist to get more. I truly recommend the eyeshadow palettes. The colours stay on the whole day and you can play with the effects as the textures can be built up, from soft to bold. The glittering shades can be tapped over the lid for an overall glamorous look, perfect for New Year’s Eve.

From left to right:
Eye Color Quad 01 Golden Mink,
Lip Color 14 Sable Smoke, Lip Lacquer (a great way to let your lips shine, it works with all shades or can be worn alone) and Lip Gloss 02 Rose Crush.

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From left to right:
Cheek Color 01 Love Lust (a perfect peachy tone), Eye Color Quad 09 Violet Dusk and 10 Titanium Smoke, Nail Lacquer 10 Viper and 09 Plum Noir.

Those nail polishes are amazing! They stay on forever without loosing their brilliance!


In Europe, Tom Ford Beauty is available aready in selected stores, such as Harvey Nichols in London or Printemps in Paris. In Switzerland, the complete range will be available in March. At the moment, you can buy only the lipstick collection.

Please enjoy the photos of Tom Ford’s beauty campaign photographed by famed duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott featuring supermodel Lara Stone and designer Tom Ford himself, plus some stills. I love those pics! Isn’t Lara looking absolutely stunning and flawless?!

LoL, Sandra


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TF PiPhotos: Courtesy of Tom Ford