Bronze & Turquoise Summer Makeup Musts

Fans of all over natural glow will love this summer’s bronze blush tones that made runway waves at many designers. Whether your personal style is bohemian or sophisticated chic, you can’t argue that naturally bronzed bone structure will make you look fresh-faced, which is perfect for the beach.

When you opt for some color, you should go for turquoise, wether on your eyes or your nails. You don’t have to be that dramatic, just a little turquoise liner is all you need to stay on trend this season. Here is what you will need (all limited edition):

Summer Look 2017 «Bronze Goddess»

Bronze Goddess Summer Look Palette – CHF 70.00
Bronze Goddess Summer Lip Glow in Sunlit Nude – CHF 34.00
Double Wear Highlighting Cushion Stick in Champagne Glow – CHF 44.00

Summer Look 2017 «Terracotta»

Terracotta Sun Tonic Waterproof Bronzing Powder – CHF 69.00
Météorites Baby Glow Touch CC Luminizer for easy strobing – CHF 45.00

Summer Look 2017 «Summer Swing»

Belle de Teint Bronzer & Blush in 01 Patio Méditerranéen – CHF 75.00
Le Stylo Waterproof in 06 Tempo Méditerranéen – CHF 34.00
Vernis in Love in 103 L’Esprit Libre – CHF 26.00

By the way the straw bag is exactly the same one by Sensi Studio for Eden Being I showed you a few days ago (click here please for the previous post). On one side it says «Making Memories», on the other side it has this hand-painted palm and waves. My favorite!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Lancôme Golden Riviera Summer Collection

Lancome Golden Riviera

For summer Lancôme presents the Golden Riviera Summer Collection (in some countries it is named French Riviera Summer Collection and the products may differ) that offers everything for your upcoming vacation by the sea. Transport yourself to the the South of France with a look that creates effortless shine and a golden glow.

Lancôme Bronzing Powder

Star Bronzer Golden Riviera (Limited Edition) for Face & Body – CHF 72.00
Star Bronzer Golden Riviera (Limited Edition) Bronzing Brush – CHF 59.00


Cils Tint – CHF 45.00
Noir (01)

My favorite product of this collection! Cils Tint by Lancôme is the first semi-permanent lash enhancer that delivers intense black color to your lashes with up to three days of wear. The waterproof, transfer-proof, wax-free formula tints your lashes and allows them to keep their natural flexibility, while the addition of rose oil provides care for optimal lash health and radiance.

City Miracle Lancome

City Miracle CC Cream Complexion Beautifier Daily Defense SPF 50/PA – CHF 49.00
Beige Dragée (01) – Peau de Pêche (02) – Beige Aurore (03)

The 1st CC Cream by Lancôme perfects your skin like a foundation, beautifies it like an illuminator and hydrates it like a moisturiser. With SPF 50 to help protect the skin, it can be applied with a brush or fingers all over the face to reduce the appearance of imperfections for natural and flawless-looking results.

Gloss in Love French Riviera

Gloss in Love – CHF 45.001
Glittermania (144) – Fizzie Rose (222) – Peach Show (146)


Vernis in Love – CHF 26.00
Marine Madrague (555) – Azur Pampelonne (557) – Or Citadelle (340)

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Lancôme

Lily Collins for Lancôme French Ballerine


Lily Collins is the face of Lancôme‘s Spring 2014 makeup collection FRENCH BALLERINE. Looking at her gorgeous brows, her beautiful complexion and her striking resemblance to Audrey Hepburn, it was only a matter of time before the actress and daughter of Phil Collins landed a beauty contract. And it couldn’t be a better fit as Lily’s grandmother, Jane Hale, was dancing en pointe professionally in the forties.


Her first campaign was lensed by Mario Testino. Lancôme‘s FRENCH BALLERINE features the most romantic products inspired by the pink satin ribbons sewn onto toe shoes. For every woman who ever dreamed of wearing a tutu.

Lancome Le Blush Highlighter French Ballerine

01 Rose Ballerine CHF 65.00

Lancome French Ballerine eyeshadows

D06 Rose Ballerine CHF 79.00

Lancôme Ombres Hypnose Dazzling

DO114 Topaze Dorée – DO215 Spinelle Rose CHF 48.00 each

Lancome Khol Hypnose Waterproof

07 Taupe CHF 36.00


010 Volumizer CHF 49.00
202 Mocha Queen – 302 Rose Oscar CHF 45.00 each


030 Undercoat Color Booster – 366 Rose Satin – 537N Pearl Grey CHF 26.00 each

This beautiful and romantic collection will hit the shelves this month in Switzerland.

LoL, Sandra


Photos: Courtesy of Lancôme

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

Gloss in Love


Ever since its 2012 launch, Lancôme‘s Rouge In Love lipstick has become the cult must-have of every beauty addict. This season, the collection is enriched with a brand new generation of  gloss, so-called GLOSS IN LOVE.


Available in 12 In Love shades, those new lip glosses are infused with intense pigments and light-trapping mother of pearl for dazzling lips. The must-have accessory for every woman on-the-go comes moisturizes lips for 6 hours.

Gloss In Love Texture – PR Visual 6

From the softest of shades to pure pop tones, Gloss In Love is created in a palette of vibrant pinks, oranges and fuchsias to play with to your heart’s content! Not forgetting my favourite shade Just Strass, an ultra-iridescent flashy white to layer on or to use as an undercoat to transform any shade of lipstick or gloss…  with its subtle scent of mouth-watering vanilla, lifted by a fresh fruit cocktail, it is spring 2013’s absolute must-have!
In stores in Switzerland Mid May 2013. CHF 40.00 each.

Gloss In Love Texture – PR Visual 7
The ROUGE IN LOVE palette is enriched with 9 new colours, from radiantly pure reds to vibrant oranges and pinks… CHF 43.00 each

Gloss In Love Texture – PR Visual 9

4 new shades of VERNIS IN LOVE nail polishes will complement the look. CHF 25.00 each

Gloss In Love Texture – PR Visual 10

Discover it this summer; you’ll be hooked all year round.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Lancôme and © Sandra Bauknecht

Lancôme Happy Holidays 2012


Here is your preview of Lancôme’s Christmas 2012 makeup collection Happy Holidays which is all about the festive shades of gold, and red mixed with sparkling sequins!
The collection is inspired by Paris, the City of Lights, where, according to Lancôme, “illuminations resonate with enchanting shimmer”, clearly a suitable inspiration for a Christmas Collection.


Petit Trésor EyeshadowLimited Edition – CHF 39.-

My favourite product of the collection. These sparkling eyeshadows are woven like a mesh fabric and give a beautiful metallic effect while lasting up to 16 hours.

S112 Fil d’Or
S207 Fil d’Argent
S208 Fil d’Bronze


Les Paillettes aux YeuxLimited Edition – CHF 29.-

Shimmering loose powder to apply directly to lids or on top of other products for a glowy effect.

10 À la Belle Étoile
20 Lumières de Paris


Le Crayon KhôlLimited Edition – CHF 33

015 Jazzy Taupe
016 France in a Glance


L’Absolu RougeLimited Edition – CHF 44

181 Topaze Ecstasy
182 Rubis Exquisite
183 Grenat


Vernis In Love Limited Edition – CHF 25

522 Bubbly Gold
532 Ginger Swing
575 Flirty Red

The collection will be available in October 2012.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Lancôme

Best Fall Makeup Look: Midnight Roses

Midnight Roses

Lancôme has got my favourite makeup look for this fall: MIDNIGHT ROSES. The colours, designed around a purple spectrum, are so feminine and seductive.

Imagine midnight in Paris, the hour of untold possibilities…

In fall 2011, Lancôme introduced 29, Saint Honoré, a collection paying homage to Lancôme’s emblematic address. Today, marking the next chapter in this beautiful story, the French house invites us to number 29 on a secret street. A magical, coveted address. A perfect location that opens its doors at the hour when purple roses come into bloom…

It is here that the “Midnight Roses”, women among the most elegant in the world, emerge just after midnight. Somewhere between mystery and magic, the “Midnight Roses” collection showcases nocturnal seduction through each of its “purple-tinted” dimensions.

When night-time becomes a magical celebration… and as I just spent four magic days in Paris, I exactly know what Lanôme is talking about!

Let’s unveil purple’s deepest secrets:


L’Absolu Rouge Mat

For the first time, the mythical Absolu Rouge is as matte as velvet…
As comfortable and replenishing as ever thanks to its formula enriched with Pro-Xylane™, it caresses lips in three new seductive purple tones.

360 Rose Aphrodisia, 361 Rose Sortilège, 160 Rouge Hypnôse (All three one shots)
CHF 44.- each


L’Absolu Crème de Mat

For the “Midnight Roses” collection, L’Absolu Crème de Brillance has undergone a transformation and become completely matte. The smoothness of a gloss, the coverage of a lipstick, the comfort of a cream texture.

100 Potion d’Amour, 300 Magie Pourpre, 301 Prune Élixir (All three one shots)
CHF 44.- each


Blush Highlighter

Like reflected moonbeams dancing on the banks of the Seine…
The Blush Highlighter captures the unique light that bathes Paris at midnight. Crafted thanks to a new technology combining a high-comfort “marshmallow” texture with an illuminating effect, this extremely fine, light-infused powder is adorned with an embossed emblematic Lancôme rose. The powder feels whisper-soft on application, leaving just a veil of sheer pearly radiance.

– Applied in delicate strokes following the lines of the shoulders, the Blush Highlighter beautifully emphasises a low-neck dress.
– Delicately applied using a sponge applicator, it catches the light, playing with “matte and gloss” contrasts.

001 Moonlight Rose (One shot)
CHF 65.-


Vernis In Love

A manicure resonant with the colours of Parisian night-time…
This season, Vernis In Love plays with a trio of shades infused with mystery: an intense purple, an urban khaki and a timeless powdered beige. Lancôme also creates a magical formula: a top coat that completely transforms nails, instantly turning them velvet-matte.

453 Infusion de Prune (One shot), 250N Beige Poudré, 280N Cosmopolitan Kaki, 030 Givre Magique – Top coat (One shot)
CHF 25.- each


Le Regard Pro

A must-have to enhance eyebrows and eyes in a handbag-friendly case. Le Regard Pro contains three universal shades of brown for made-to-measure mixing to redefine eyebrows, as well as a highlighter to apply just below the eyebrow arch for added depth. Created to suit all skin tones, the four shades can also be blended on the eyelid.

The crucial detail: the compact also contains a pair of tweezers. For perfect brow-grooming.
(One shot) CHF 75.-


Hypnôse Brow Shaper

In one simple step, this transparent gel structures eyebrows. To be used alone for a natural effect, or combined with Le Regard Pro to ensure make-up lasts through to the early hours.
(One shot)
CHF 35.-

Le Crayon Khôl

Incredibly creamy and highly pigmented, Le Crayon Khôl casts a spell on eyes with this season’s it-shade: bewitching purple.

014 Prune Crépuscule
(One shot) CHF33.-

Hypnôse Drama

A true essential to perfect eye make-up: The iconic mascara, the instant and full body volume expert, in its “timeless black” shade.

01 Black
CHF 44.-

Lancôme Midnight Roses makeup collection for fall 2012 is available now. For a night of untold possibilities…

LoL, Sandra

Stills: Courtesy of Lancôme

Lancôme – Rouge and Vernis In Love

Vernis in Love

Have a closer look at Lancôme’s ROUGE IN LOVE.
Those featherlight lipsticks last for six hours, even the darker shades. I am in love!

True love stays and never fades. Finally, this is the long-wear lip colour you love to wear. This collection of radiant, high-potency colours offers delightful comfort. Discover the lip colour that describes you best and let your lip colour speak to uncover your mood, any time of the day.


Jolis Matins: Fresh shades for daytime wear. Jolis Matins shades are identified with the letter M in the shade number.


Boudoir Time: Pop shades for cocktail hour. Bourdoir Time shades are identified with the letter B in the shade number.


Tonight is My Night: Intense shades for magical nights. Tonight is My Night shades are identified with the letter N in the shade number.

Vernis in Love

Inspired by the new Rouge In Love lip collection, Lancôme’s Vernis in Love is a high potency nail laquer perfectly themed in three moods to compliment your lips. With ultimate brillance, rich colour, and a mistake-free application, your nails will love the lasting shine and pop of colour that stays put for days. Truly fantastic are the small bottles which are perfect for travelling.



Rouge IN LOVE, CHF 43.- each
Vernis IN LOVE, CHF 25.- each

In stores now.

LoL, Sandra

IMG_8281Photos: Courtesy of Lancôme and © Sandra Bauknecht