Look, No Make-up

Are you one of my beauty-obsessed readers who’s quick to notice even the most minor cosmetic tweak? Then this post is for you. Today, I would like to share my time-tested recommendation for the perfect concealer, foundation and powder trio.

One lovely morning in Zurich‘s Park Hyatt Hotel, I had the pleasure to try the three products by one of my favorite brands LA MER. All enriched with the brand’s coveted, ultra hydrating Miracle Broth™, the nourishing formulas blend seamlessly into the skin to conceal pores and even out texture. Forget the drying, cake-y powders of your makeup bag’s past, this is the answer to nailing the flawless complexion of everyone’s dreams. It is make-up that looks like no make-up.

Dream trio: Concealericon, Soft Fluid Long Wear FoundationiconPowder and don’t forget to use the right iconPowder Brush.

New to the family: Sheer Pressed Powder (to the left) is the ideal compact companion to create a healthy matte finish – wherever you go.

In the beautiful ambiance of one of the suites at Park Hyatt Zurich, we were able to explore the products and enjoy some yummy food. What a great idea to serve desert in your used cream pots (see photo below) … ladies, keep collecting!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of La Mer and © Sandra Bauknecht

M∙A∙C Ultimate Collection

MAC-Ultimate Collection

The epitome of bold luxury, M∙A∙C Ultimate combines an innovative design aesthetic with the sumptuous formulas of their Ultimate Lipstick and Sheer Mystery Powder. Ten new lip colours are utterly chic, while Sheer Mystery Powder smoothes onto skin in luminous hues that are barely there. Perfectly encased in modern geometric designs, this standout packaging features a sleek chrome finish in two cult-collectible accessories.


Ultimate Lipstick (CHF 36.00)

To Savour Light cool pink
Soft Pout Sheer pink peach with white pearl
Marque Soft light neutral pink
Ravishingly Rich Bright mid-tone orange
Femme-de-Luxe Bright pink
Catharina Fuchsia
Audacious Warm mid-tone red
Dangerously Chic Cool mid-tone red
Vogue en Violet Cool mid-tone violet
The Scene Deep berry

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Sheer Mystery Powder (CHF 71.00)

Light Medium Pale ivory
Medium Plus Tan beige
Dark Secret Deep caramel
Deep Dark Caramelized brown

The collection will be available in Switzerland at Globus and as an online exclusive from January 2015.
(In other countries the launch will be earlier, in the US in December 2014.)

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of MAC

Chanel Dentelle Précieuse

Chanel Dentelle Precieuse

Gabrielle Chanel considered lace to be “one of the prettiest imitations ever made of nature’s fantasies”(In L’illustration, 29 April 1939), because they reminded her of the incomparable designs embroidered across the sky by the leaves and branches of trees.
Inspired by this light and gracious adornment, the CHANEL Makeup Creation Studio has designed DENTELLE PRÉCIEUSE, an illuminating compact powder revealing two contrasting shades of beige, pink and bronze, to sculpt the face with a translucent finish full of light.

This limited edition beauty must is in Switzerland exclusively available at Jelmoli now.

LoL, Sandra

Photo: Courtesy of Chanel