Read My Lips

The eternally-glamorous red lip has recently undergone a seriously racy makeover, thanks to trailblazing makeup artist Isamaya Ffrench. Her eponymous beauty brand Isamaya Beauty has just launched its third collection, entitled LIPS, that literally screams «read my lips

We all know that packaging is important in our days, and Isamaya Beauty seems to have heard the call for action. Sex sells … therefore the latest product additions are head-turning phallus-inspired lipstick tubes, a playful take on the sexual innuendo marketing tactic that beauty brands have deployed forever.

But be careful, your better half might be jealous how many times per day you enjoy this glow job …


LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Isamaya Beauty
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My TV-Spot with Sisley Paris

Before flying to Brazil, I filmed with SISLEY Paris a TV-spot at Jelmoli about the most important S/S 2019 beauty trends that will air for the first time on May 31, 2019 at 6.30pm during «Lifestyle» on Tele Züri. SISLEY National Make-up Artist David Hahmeyer created three different looks on me that reflect what is in vogue now and explained which star products he used. The spot will be constantly repeated in case that you are missing out…

A big thank you to the Sisley team and the Tele Züri crew!

Every season poses an opportunity for the biggest names in makeup to decide how they would like to see the beauty world. For the S/S 2019 makeup trends, their focus was on clean, glowing skin, to create a no-make-up look. Effects were punctuated by just a single messy or unusual element, in this case preferably a wild graphic eyeliner to watercolor-esque eyeshadow in an eye-catching hue. For the evening, old-school glamour played an important role, with the focus on strong red lips combined with soft smokey eyes. This is a season of «everything is possible», and the S/S 2019 beauty trends certainly reflect that.

SISLEY Paris star products for the «No Make-up» look:
Phyto-Teint Expert Flawless Skincare Foundation
icon and Instant Eclat (a great product that you can also mix with your blush to create a highlighting effect).

SISLEY Paris star products for the «Statement Eyes» look:
Phyto-Eye Twist Long-Lasting Eyeshadow – 5 Lagoon icon
and Highlighter Blush – L’Orchidée Corail No.3.

SISLEY Paris star products for the «French Red Lips» look:
Blur Expert
and Le Phyto Rouge Lipstick – 42 Rouge Rio.


Now that the sun is finally coming out, you also may feel liberated to have more fun with your makeup, because the next few months are the perfect time to press restart and try new things.

LoL, Sandra

So happy with the results – thank you, David!

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

The Ultimate LaFerrari Style Reloaded



On the occasion of the bilateral summit between the Italian and German governments that took place at Ferrari on the 31st of August, Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne announced that FERRARI will produce an additional LaFerrari, one more than the original 499 planned.

The 500th LaFerrari of this limited edition series, the first hybrid supercar by the Prancing Horse, will be sold at auction to benefit the people of central Italy affected by the earthquake of the 24th of August.


LaFerrari literally means “The Ferrari” in most Romance languages, in the sense that LaFerrari is the ‘definitive’ Ferrari.

The project of the LaFerrari (project name, F150) was first unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show. Only 499 units have been built, and each cost more than 1 million US dollars.




A new piece for 2016, the HUBLOT MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire dresses Hublot’s Ferrari engine-inspired movement in an all-sapphire case so that you can match your watch to your car.
For more information, visit the Hublot website.



 in 409 Ferrari Red

And ladies, relax, to enjoy something in Ferrari style, we don’t need our wallets to explode. Just a gorgeous lipstick for ultimate red lips and the attention will be all yours… which means a Ferrari driver might not focus on his car but on you:-).

Watches, lipstick and cars – Ferrari Red is the common thread!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

Rihanna New MAC Viva Glam Spokeswoman


MAC Cosmetics has chosen Rihanna as their new spokesperson for 2014.
The dynamic beauty launches her VIVA GLAM campaign with sultry yet chic lipstick and lipglass in a creamy red frost. Personally speaking, I find her a great match.

Rihanna Viva Glam Products

The MAC AIDS Fund and the VIVA GLAM program are the heart and soul of the American makeup brand. Every cent of the selling price of those specially launched lip products is donated to the fund and goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Really worth supporting!

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I totally agree with Rihanna who said: “To me makeup is a major accessory. It can change an outfit, it can make the outfit, it can be the outfit, and that’s why I like to play with it. Lipstick can glam up a whole look- especially in red.” Buy yours and help!

LoL, Sandra

Viva Glam Rihanna_BTS Photo shoot_Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics_IMG_0787

Photos: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

Jasmin Rouge 2013 Color Collection

Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge 2013 Collection

Being a huge fan of Tom Ford‘s Jasmin Rouge scent, I couldn’t have been more excited about the new matching color collection. There almost nothing as sexy as red lips and nails. Cherry or crimson, mix and match, the latest launch for the season is a fun one with names such as Rouge Fatale and Vampire Kiss for your lips while you can paint nails in Trophy Wife (my favorite as seen on my nails below, the perfect red with a hint of pink shimmer) and Shameless. Love it.

Trophy Wife, Tom Ford

Prices are CHF 62.00 for the lipstick and CHF 42.00 for the nail polish.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Tom Ford and @ Sandra Bauknecht

Lancôme L’Absolu Désir Fall 2013 Makeup

Lancôme L'Absolu Désir Cover

She’s elegant, chic, superb and totally effortless. The Lancôme Fall 2013 L’ABSOLU DESIR Collection is a tribute to the Parisian woman – always sophisticated and never overstated. Kate Winslet is the face for this beautiful makeup look that is in stores now.


Rose Nu (06), Rouge Rayonnant (07), Caprice (132), Rouge Désir (186), Rose Désir (322) and Prune Désir (386) – CHF 45.00

The signature of Parisian elegance: timelessly red lips. To celebrate this symbol of French beauty, Lancôme pays homage to its cult lipstick, L’Absolu Rouge. Which is your colour for the week?


A Kiss from Paris (01) – CHF 65.00

I love this product! A precious powder with orange and pink-toned shades, specially crafted to bring out your skin’s radiance. Like a postcard from Paris, the gold-embossed black case features the Eiffel Tower, roses and lipstick kisses… a real collectible!


Purple Fiction (185), Black Sepia (385) and Grey Lumière (485) – CHF 26.00

For fall, Lancôme brings to you black, reinvented! Discover the 3 new Vernis in Love limited edition shades – enlivened with captivating colour and pigments in intense plum, brown and grey!

LoL, Sandra


Photos: Courtesy of Lancôme

Serge Lutens – Lèvres en Boîte


Lèvres en boîte: A colour in mind, your lips in a box. When you’re done, just shut it! Apart from your lip’s natural colour, there is no true “rouge”. Four shades offer a world of possibilities. Use one of the enclosed lip brushes with the special mixing pan and blend any combination of the four colours to create your own one. And of course, each shade of red may also be used individually.

Available in November 2012 for CHF 199.- / €145.-.
In Switzerland in Geneva (Globus), Lausanne (Bon Génie), Zurich (Jelmoli), Bern (Schütz) and Crans Montana (Parfumerie Internationale).
My foreign readers can shop the product here.

LoL, Sandra

Photo: © Sandra Bauknecht

The Click. The Red. The Allure


A lipstick is never innocent and is much more than just a beauty step
Elegant or provocative, lips dress up to reveal their intentions, marking a presence, a difference and an attitude. Intense and radical, each ROUGE ALLURE shade sparks the imagination, expressing the personalities of all women.

Like a prelude to the rush of colour, the object itself is a true statement. A real jewel in its contemporary case with pure lines, it delivers the sensation of authentic luxury. Press once and it reveals itself in just one click, reinventing seduction in an exquisitely feminine step.

In 2012, ROUGE ALLURE explores a new range of colours that are more intense than ever before. To give colour all of its power, the formula evolves, while maintaining com­fort and gentleness. It is designed to enhance colour with the help of highly concentrated extremely fine pig­ments. And because colour dazzles even more on supple, protected lips, the formula is en­riched with moisturising and antioxidant agents, such as sweet almond oil, sappan wood and green tea.



The style of CHANEL can be traced in black and white. Free and unpredictable, red enriches its palette, setting off elegant ensembles with a note of boldness and imperti­nence.

For Gabrielle Chanel red is more than a colour, it is an attitude and a sign of distinction. Paradoxical and intriguing, but never innocent, red shimmers and makes a statement. On lips, it combines strength, femininity and allure.

The new ROUGE ALLURE collection puts red in the spotlight to match every style.


97 INCANDESCENTE, a flamboyant red with insolent radiance.
98 COROMANDEL, a luminous and precious orange-red.
99 PIRATE, an ultimate, slightly bluish red (see photo above).
102 PALPITANTE, an exquisite shade of raspberry red.
104 PASSION, a dazzling and absolutely glamorous red.
105 INIMITABLE, an intense, irresistible red with pearly reflections.


88 ÉVANESCENTE, a natural beige for a sophisticated nude effect.
90 PIMPANTE, the subtle seduction of a peach tone.


91 SÉDUISANTE, a natural pink, hesitating between candor and spicy charm.
93 EXALTÉE, a true fuschia, deliciously provocative.
94 EXTATIQUE, the freshness and playfulness of an intense bluish pink.


95 ENJOUÉE, a fresh, energising coral pink.
96 EXCENTRIQUE, an absolutely bold and luminous apricot shade.


108 DÉTERMINÉE, a violet-plum brown with a bewitching character.
109 ROUGE NOIR, the revolutionary deep red, now a classic.
110 DÉLURÉE, the brazen originality of a deep brown.

CHF 48.- each

Crayon Levres


New shades of lip liners will be launched to match with the most flamboyant shades of ROUGE ALLURE:

55 FUSCHIA (new)

CHF 34.- each

Le Vernis


For a radical makeover, ROUGE ALLURE is coordinated with iconic CHANEL nailpolishes:

565 BEIGE, a universal and iconic shade (new).
617 HOLIDAY, avant-garde and a future classic, this intense and sophisticated coral becomes part of the legend (new, depending on the market).
473 COROMANDEL, a timeless and extremely feminine orange-red.
08 PIRATE, the must-have flamboyant red (my favourite red).
18 ROUGE NOIR, deep, mysterious and inimitable.

CHF 35.- each

Available in Mid September 2012.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Chanel

Meet L’Wren Scott


Meet fantastic L’Wren Scott, the brainchild behind the eponymous label. Born 1967 as Luann Bambrough in Utah, the former model is noted for her height of 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 meters) and a frequent companion of Mick Jagger.

L'Wren Scott and Mick Jagger, Photo: Kevin Mazur

L'Wren Scott and Mick Jagger, Photo: Kevin Mazur

As a tall teenager, she took her first steps in making clothes. Later, she worked as a stylist and a costume designer before starting her own line that has become quickly a favourite among red carpet celebrities.

Her F/W 2010 collection, Tuxedo Terrace, presents a modern take on tuxedo dressing with great pieces for cocktail and black tie attire. Available at NET-À-PORTER.


Another gorgeous collaboration will hit the counters in November. The leggy designer teamed up with Lancôme to create an exclusive make-up look for the upcoming holiday season.

The slate gray nail polish had already been on the models’s nails during L’Wren Scott’s F/W 2010 runway show. Must-haves will also be Hypnôse Drama Mascara in a limited-edition shimmery silver and the sultry red shade for lips.

A classic look that will work perfectly this upcoming season.

LoL, Sandra