Beauty must-have: Skin-Absolute by Filorga

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I’m an avid fan of Filorga since 1997 I believe, when I discovered for the first time.
Filorga has the most amazing Mesotherapy Treatments which are now only offered by Medical Aesthetic Centres and the results truly speak for themselves.

The Filorga retail range has been just as impressive over the years, never disappointing and always making use of the cutting edge trends and technolgy. Based on an impressive history such as this, it is not surprising that they have just launched a product which is … well a first, as far as I know, in the world of cosmetics.

Once again, French beauty specialist Filorga has surprised me with their newly launched Skin-Absolute Night cream, an anti-ageing night cream. But not your average night cream, as it contains… Meteorite extracts!  And in this instance it is a black cream …yes, you heard me correctly it is black! This product is truly out of this world!

 

Giving it a black lacquered texture, which disappears like magic when the cream is applied, this ground breaking black galenic increases detoxification and restoration of the skin during sleep, yielding a morning appearance that is transformed, more rested, plumper and more luminous.

With Skin-Absolute Night, Filorga wanted to make a reference to night and darkness, essential to our bodies and faces: it is indeed at night that young skin makes use of darkness by activating its ‘internal clock’ genes to repair and regenerate. These genes are activated less easily as we age, and are unable to distinguish day from night, or carry out their restorative functions, this is when creams like Skin-Absolute Night become essential!

Why meteorites? Meteorites are essentially composed of silicon. Silicon reserves within the body begin to deplete with age, particularly in certain tissues such as the skin, arteries and cartilage. The silicon contained within the meteorite extract in Skin-Absolute Night is vital for the synthesis of collage, elastin and hyaluronic acid, which lends the skin its soft and elastic texture. The meteorite extract is also what gives the product it’s black lacquered textures which disappears upon application.

 

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Filorga Skin-Absolute Night

Because the skin’s capacity to absorb greatly increases during the night, Skin-aBSolute® comprises an array of scientifically proven active ingredients to target the 4 most common ageing concerns: wrinkles, firmness, spots and radiance.

It’s texture:

This is a gel cream texture and although the product appears to be a rather ‘dense black’ in the jar , it is in actual fact a transparent, grainy and greyish black colour. It spreads over the skin easily, and a little goes a long way … no your skin does not go black, in fact it disappears into the skin without a trace. Ladies, you have hide your jar! Because of its wonderful texture its perfect for men and women!

It’s fragrance:

Due to the actives in Filorga which are common across the brand, many of the products have the fabulous soft fresh/lemony type smell which is divine. Skin Absolu Night shares this, but has the slightest mineral smell to it which I assume can only be attributed to the meteorite extract.

The  package:

Filorga’s packaging is always exceptional , high end and super luxe. This time the jar is a transparent square shaped jar showing the black cream contained within
The packaging is beautiful , elegant and sophisticated however not the most practical for travel in both weight and size.

It’s efficacy:

I have been using this product for nearing on  weeks now and my skin is loving it . I can see the benefits – especially in this season, coming with its share of bad skin effects. I am sure if we were genetically matched to a skin care brand mine would be Filorga. The Skin Absolu Night has helped to plump up lines and wrinkles and tightened the skin …  Meanwhile it’s soo busy lately, I am exhausted, and can’t wait for this year to come to an end. Tired on the inside, But hè…. you can’t see it on the outside.So I’m glad to have this Holy Grail.

 

Filorga’s Skin-Absolute Night should be applied at night, not to close around the eyes, after cleansing and the application of your Filorga serum,  a this layer.

Elizabeth Arden All Over Miracle Oil

Elizabeth Arden is back! When a bevy of celeb makeup artists and beauty experts all love a certain product, it’s worth investigating. Released on Thursday, Nov. 5, Elizabeth Arden’s new Eight Our Cream All Over Miracle Oil  already has a cult following, after just a short time on the market! And believe it or not: in many shops it was sold out in no time! Worldwide!!

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Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Miracle Oil (Click photo to enlarge)

Why? Imagine one product to answer all your beauty desires. Rich in Omegas 6 and 9, with its nine all-natural extracts, vitamins and oils (including Korean Tsubaki oil, Boswellia resin, and Vitamin E), the newest addition to the Eight-Hour family has só many uses, I’m beginning to lose count…..

  • As a primer:

For healthy, radiant skin, you can use Eight-Hour All-Over Miracle Oil on your fingertips and apply it as a light, smooth veil onto the cheekbones, center of nose, and eyelids. It settles in seconds and provides a smooth canvas more makeup.

  • As a serum:

You can use it with a few drops under your day and night cream. Giving extra comfort to skin. In summer you may use it under (or mix it) with your aftersun.

  • All in one moisturizer:

It’s my go-to product for creating a head-to-toe seamless and smooth natural glow on the skin. A few drops mixed with your bodylotion or cream. One or two drops on your hands under your handcreme (or mix with it).

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Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour All Over Miracle Oil (Click photo to enlarge).

  • Foundation Booster:

Add a bit of the oil to your palm and mix with your foundation, for an extra nourished, glowy look.

  • Highlighter:

(Spritz it) on décolleté and face to add that extra glow. Use your fingertips to lightly tap the oil on the tops of cheekbones, leaving just enough behind for a subtle velvet sheen.

  • Curl Definer:

Yep, it works on hair too. Use the oil to keep your curly hair in shape.

Dry oils are rediscoverd, and vèry populair at the moment. And yes… maybe there are ‘better ones’, like La Mer and Estée Lauder, but they have a much higher price tag! And believe me… this one is more then perfect. A true, affordable Holy Grail! No wonder is is sold out…

by Jean Amr

 

 

LA MER Renewal Oil with Endless Possibilities

LA MER Renewal OilFrom LA MER: the new highly potent, multi-faceted elixir that is the Renewal Oil (Click photo to enlarge).

If you loved the wonderfully hydrating powers of La Mer’s signature Crème de la Mer, then you will love the brand new La Mer Renewal Oil, the brand’s first dual-phase oil that is designed to mimic the skin’s hydrolipidic structure of an emulsion of fat and water, with a overlying natural film of oil. Containing its legendary ingredient The Miracle Broth’s oils of eucalyptus and sesame as well as sea-sourced nutrients, treats the skin in a deeper way. The product is formulated for use on the face, but suitable for application on hair and body as well.

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Massage this nourishing formula into hair, cuticles and dry areas of the body as needed. With the Renewal Oil, your skin will be truly be transformed (Click photo to enlarge)

Cooler temps, indoor heating means dry skin for many people, women and men.  It has actually gotten ‘cold’ in here and I can already feel my skin changing. Oil formulas are a precious way to help heal dryness and skin with renewing, ageless benefits-resulting in a transformative, youthful and radiant glow.

Used daily, the Renewal Oil collagen production improves, visibly firming skin and helping softing the look of emerging lines and wrinkels. Day by day skin’s natural barrier becomes more resiliant, and it’s lifting and plumping the skin. Aromatic and soothing with the delicate scent of honeyed blossoms, the Renewal Oil is rich and nourishing and perfect for getting creative in beauty rituals. For women ànd for men!!

How to use, and some tips:

Versatility is key in this beauty product — Simply give the bottle a shake to activate the powerful bubbles of The Miracle Broth inside and you can layer it under makeup, use the new oil as a primer for your serum, use it as a primer, include it as a hydrating element in your night-time beauty regimen and even use it as a moisturiser on a daily basis. Or even add a few drops to your body lotion, handcreme or haircare.

Infused with the brand’s iconic Miracle Broth formula, the restorative powers of the Renewal Oil can be seen in just a slick.

by Jean Amr

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair

 

 

Estee Lauder Serums Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex IIWith this windy and rainy october weather, I’m looking for a skin saviour, one that hydrates and reduces fine lines. One of my all time favorites is Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II serum.

The Estée Lauder Advanced Repair has been Estée Lauder’s best selling product over 30 years. The formula has been reformulated over the past years resulting in the Synchronized Recovery Complex II. This latest version of the Estee Lauder Advanced Repair won numerous beauty prizes such as the InStyle Best Beauty Buy Awards 2014 Winner and the Elle Beauty Awards 2013 Winner.

But does that mean it works? First of all, in my humble opinion a beauty product can’t permanently erase wrinkles totally (and no Botox is not a beauty product). I do think, however, that a beauty product can improve the appearances of your skin a lot and may work as an anti-aging product. One of the reasons why I’ve been using the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair.

 

Estee Lauder Serums Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair, not just a true classic, but a Holy Grail (Click photo to enlarge).

Use the serum before your night cream or moisturiser in the evening by massaging it over your face and neck. The serum is a transparent fluid with a slightly orange colour and a pleasant smell. It’s vèry quickly absorbed by the skin without being sticky. When it is sticky: then you have used fàr too much, so the skin can’t absorbe it anymore.

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A few drops is enough (Click photo to enlarge).

I clean my skin, apply the Night Repair, brush my teeth and then apply my night cream  (just to make sure that it’s completely absorbed).

Because I love serums so much I’ve been using the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair am and pm. It maximizes the power of skin’s natural nighttime renewal. Skin feels smoother, hydrated, stronger, and lines and wrinkles look significantly reduced. Skin looks younger, more radiant, more even toned, it looked healthier, fresher and more rested in just for weeks!

Reveal a smoother, more radiant, younger look. Wake up to more beautiful skin every day.

In the time I traveled a lot to India (high humidity) and the outback of Turkey, Syria and Jordan (dry, vèry high temperateurs), sometimes I even used it for my body. In the evenings, after showering, applying a few drops on arms, hands, feet and underlegs. Sometimes in combination with (thin) aftersun or bodylotion. Walking through the hot outback is an attack on your skin. It is decadent to use a serum this way, but it’s comfortable (not sticky!), and it works perfect! It is costly, but on the other hand, if you look at the total sum of the trip, and the limited amount (weight and volume!) of what you have to take with you… it can’t be more perfect!

How to use:

Apply several drops on clean skin before your moisturizer. Smooth in gently all over face and throat

  1. Apply a drop on each fingertip of one hand.
  2. Touch fingertips of both hands together.
  3. Massage serum over face and neck, starting at the center, outward.

Tips:

  • On summer holidays: Leave your daycream at home. Use Advanced Night Repair in combination with your (Estée Lauder) suncream (as daycream) and aftersun! The perfect way to repair your skin, and keep your skin hydrated.
  • Before sleeping: apply one drop (for both hands) on the back of your hand, under your favorite (Estée Lauder) handcream.
  • Women: hide it for your boyfriend, husband, sons and daughters! When they discover this little magic from a bottle…

by Jean Amr

 

 

 

 

Tom Ford: Male Grooming Done Right

2013 was a Great year for Tom Ford. The time had come; the hotly anticipated Tom Ford for Men grooming, or beauty, range was dropped both in the UK and USA, with all eight products ready to buy from Harvey Nichols in the UK and Bergdorff Goodmann in the USA. This month, exactly 2 years ago the line has proven to be a true ‘future’ classic.

With many a man spluttering at a range that has a massive emphasis on cosmetics, you do have to stop and think that one in ten guys now openly admit to some facial enhancement through make-up, whilst this figure in some Asian countries is about 21 percent. However, this range from Tom Ford is not about short term fixes, bar a couple of items, but long term skin care that is beneficial for many years to come. Knowing that the man himself looks many years younger than he is, this range, in partnership with Estee Lauder, reflects his own regime; cleansing and moisturising twice a day.

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Tom Ford for Men Skincare and Grooming, fall-winter 2013-14 ad campaign featuring Tom Ford’s  favourite model Yuan Betancourt. Tom Ford once again photographed the campaign himself. (Click photo to enlarge). 

The packaging is as decadent as you would expect from Tom Ford, and the adverts as hormonaly appealing, featuring his favourite model Yuan Betancourt, as usual from the man who could sell sex to a madam of the night. But what makes up the range? As you can see, the prices are not expensive but these are investment pieces however they do have a expertise and technology from the afore mentioned Estee Lauder who holds the lisence for the Tom Ford fragrances. I will indeed be putting these on my Christmas list…and I expect most of you will be too. 

Lòng gone are the days when men relied on just soap and water. The new grooming regimens designed for the discerning gentleman are easy to use and oh-so-effective.

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Juan Betancourt by Tom Ford (Click photo to enlarge).

For many years, women dominated the skincare market, apart from barber-approved unguents and robust colognes, men of our fathers’ and grandfathers’ vintage typically steered clear of so-called ‘beauty’ products in fear of emasculation. But, in recent years, things have deviated from the norm and we males have begun to care a little more (again) about the condition of our skin. The question now isn’t why we should start but why we didn’t start sooner.

Tom Ford range of male grooming products is just what the doctor ordered. Built on the ideal that men’s grooming should be straightforward and effective, Tom Ford for Men is a range of essentials every appearance-conscious gentleman requires to put his best foot (and face) forward.

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Juan Betancourt by Tom Ford (Click photo to enlarge).

This eight-piece collection consists of six multi-functional products and two grooming solutions. The former were formulated to improve skin texture and counter the effects of a man’s hectic lifestyle of late nights and sun exposure on the skin. The two grooming products in the same line were designed to correct flaws and improve skin’s appearance.

The secret behind the effectiveness of these products is the use of three specially formulated Tom Ford complexes, created by combining Eastern and Western practices. Using plant extracts, botanical agents, ingredients with soothing qualities and antioxidants, these complexes help in skin cleansing and rejuvenation. The first is the Tom Ford Purifying Complex, which promotes skin purification by removing toxins in the dermis. Second, the Tom Ford Skin Calming Complex helps reduce skin irritation and protects against environmental pollutants. Last, the Tom Ford Infusing Complex introduces nutrients to stimulate skin cell regeneration. All this culminates in a skincare range that is extremely easy to use and, yet, immensely effective The foundation of any skincare line is its cleanser and moisturiser.

Purifying Face Cleanser,

This cleanser features the Tom Ford Purifying and Skin Calming Complexes to leave skin exceptionally clean without tightness or dryness. It’s no lightweight when it comes to cleansing the skin of the impurities a life of whisky-imbibing, stogie-smoking, and smoggy city-dwelling can bring. A foaming gel cleanser, wich lightweight formula conditions and hydrates the skin as it unclogs pores and prepares skin for a smooth shave. It rinses beautifully without drying, so your face looks and feels smooth, refreshed and energized.

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Tom Ford for Men: Purifying Face Cleanser (Click photo to enlarge).

Tom Ford For Men Purifying Face Cleanser

Tom Ford for Men: Purifying Face Cleanser (Click photo to enlarge).

Intensive Purifying Mud Mask,

Then, there is the Tom Ford for Men Purifying Mud Mask. A weekly clay mask treatment is integral to your personal grooming routine. Tom Ford developed this time-signaling Mud Mask to counter the dulling and irritating effects of a busy lifestyle on the skin. As the mask turns light gray, it draws out oil, dirt and toxins and diminishes tension lines. When you rinse it off, your skin feels clean, hydrated and conditioned, and reveals a cleaner and more youthful-looking skin.

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Tom Ford for Men: Purifying Mud Mask (Click photo to enlarge).

Tom Ford For Men Mud Mask

Tom Ford for Men: Purifying Mud Mask (Click photo to enlarge).

Oil-Free Daily Moisturizer,

The Tom Ford for Men Oil-Free Daily Moisturizer is a vèry fast-absorbing, but comfortable moisturiser. A hydrating and conditioning moisturizer is essential to achieving well-kept skin. This lightweight, quick-absorbing, skin-mattifying moisturizer uses the Tom Ford Skin Calming and Infusing Complexes with a combination of luxurious butters to hydrate your skin, help reverse dullness and help reduce the look of fine lines and pores. It leaves your face looking toned, polished and reenergized.

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Tom Ford for Men: Oil-Free Daily Moisturizer (Click photo to enlarge).

Skin Revitalizing Concentrate,

When your skin is depleted or dry, adding a multifunctional treatment oil into your regimen before moisturizing is one of the simplest ways to energize and regenerate it. This concentrate contains the highest concentration of the Tom Ford Skin Calming and Infusing Complexes, plus essential oils and other enriching natural ingredients. Lightly scented with vanilla, patchouli and bergamot, this treatment oil helps fight the effects of fatigue on the skin and also promotes skin repair as you sleep. It deeply hydrates and nourishes the skin and it conditions it before shaving and soothes it afterwards. Your skin has fewer fine lines and greater resilience against damage. An amazing product. Call it a Holy Grail!

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Tom Ford For Men Skin Revitalizing Concentrate (Click photo to enlarge).

Anti-Fatigue Eye Treatment,

The eyes are the first place people look when they meet you. They are also the first part of your face to show signs of aging and fatigue. The bane of most professionals (hunched, as we so often are for hours at a time, over blinking digital screens) is tired eyes and Tom Ford for Men Anti-Fatigue Eye Treatment helps tackle this. It lifts and firms the skin around the eyes, thus reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This multi-beneficial, restorative eye treatment is infused with the Tom Ford Skin Calming and Infusing Complexes, to lift and firm the look of the skin around the eyes, helping to diminish the look of lines and wrinkles. The silver-tip applicator helps to cool your skin to help reduce visible puffiness, leaving your eyes looking refreshed and awake. Like the Skin Revitalizing Concentrate, a Holy Grail.

Tip: The Anti-Fatigue Eye Treatment , when possible, keep it in your fridge. It’s more refreshing and works even better against puffy eyes, and relief to tired eyes. It may be applied more often per day.

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Tom Ford For Men Anti-Fatigue Eye Treatment (Click photo to enlarge)

Hydrating Lip Balm,

One side effect of living in a place with erratic weather is chapped lips. Tom Ford for Men Hydrating Lip Balm is a sure way to prevent that from happening. One of the simplest things a man can do to improve his looks is to combat dry lips and improve their smoothness and texture. The Tom Ford ultra-emollient lip balm contains a unique blend of natural oils (like almond), avocado extract, vitamins and butters to soothe and condition. The balm seals in moisture, helping to protect lips from the effects of any kind of weather so they look and feel comfortable.

For those who are more willing to take a walk on the wild side, there are two flaw-correcting products: Tom Ford for Men Concealer and the Tom Ford for Men Bronzing Gel. The former perfectly blends and hides skin imperfections, while the latter adds that after-sun glow to your skin, perfect for preventing your skin from looking too pasty outside of summer.

Tom Ford For Men Hydrating Lip Balm

Tom Ford For Men Hydrating Lip Balm (Click photo to enlarge).

Concealer for Men,

Every man’s face occasionally suffers from redness, blemishes, under-eye circles or razor nicks. These things can be swiftly camouflaged with concealer in a natural-looking way. Tom Ford For Men Concealer is a practical, simple tool: a twist-up stick that is offered in three shades. It can be applied with your fingers after your moisturizer or eye treatment, and it will seamlessly blend into the skin as it hides imperfections.

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Tom Ford for Men: Concealer (Click photo to enlarge).

Tom Ford For Men Concealer

Tom Ford for Men: Concealer (Click photo to enlarge).

Bronzing Gel,

Developed to mimic the look of a few minutes of sun on the skin and lift the complexion with a healthy-looking touch of color, the Tom Ford Bronzing Gel is made with a water-based, oil-free formula that blends in easily without masking your skin’s natural features. It features the Tom Ford Skin Calming and Infusing Complexes to calm and comfort the skin. The Bronzing Gel can be used all over the face, or simply swiped onto the places the sun would naturally hit you harder: the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose and the top of the forehead.

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Tom Ford for Men: Bronzing Gel (Click photo to enlarge).

Tom Ford For Men Bronzing Gel

Tom Ford for Men: Bronzing Gel (Click photo to enlarge).

For more information: http://www.tomford.com

 

by Jean Amr

Guerlain Neiges et Merveilles Christmas Collection 2015/2016

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Guerlain Neiges et Merveilles Christmas Collection 2015/2016 (Click photo to enlarge)

As many of you know, I’m a great Guerlain fan! In skincare, their fragrances, and their maquilage. Always wondering what kind of new colors they would bring for the new season. And maybe, …maybe new products. Guerlain is many times it’s time far a head. Innovative. A bit early maybe, but Guerlain’s Christmas collection (available Nov 1st) reminds us that the Winter season can be just as anticipated as Summer.

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Guerlain Meteorites Enchanted Snowflakes Neiges et Merveilles Christmas Collection 2015/2016 (Click photo to enlarge).

An ideal gift: precious powder in beautiful packaging. From the entire collection of limited edition Guerlain Neiges et Merveilles Christmas Collection 2015/2016 the absolute leader according to the degree of expectations, are the meteorites. A harmonious blend of exclusive coloured Meteriorites Pearls in the shape of snowflakes to sublimate the face, neck, and décolleté. The formula in an exclusive technology of Meteriorites, playing with a mix of colours and pure reflections. The resulting shades and make-up look is a fresh, tender and delicate colour mix (white, beige, champagne, gold) giving light and radiance to create a soft iridescent make-up finish..

Guerlain Neiges et Merveilles Christmas Collection 2015/2016

Guerlain Neiges et Merveilles Christmas Collection 2015/2016 (Click photo to enlarge).

Guerlain’s Meteorites powders are sinds day one my ultimate favorites to work with. No matter wich version you choose, true Holy Grails! The loose ‘little balls’ or the compact ‘travel’ version. Meteorites Voyage Enchanted Skin-Illuminating Matte Powder. A new generation of formula to set make-up and mattify complexion resulting in a soft focus effect. It is a must have product to be applied all over the face or for touch ups. It comes in a universal shades suitable for all skin types! The Meteorites may be a bit more expensive then other powders, but when you use them right, they last (much) longer!! And the effect is …àmazingly beautifull.

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Guerlain Palette Ors et Merveilles Neiges et Merveilles Christmas Collection 2015/2016 (Click photo to enlarge)

A refined golden palette and ideal partner to easily sublimate your festive make-up anywhere and everywhere. A complete colour palette offering an infinite number of possible looks, by adding a touch of colour to the cheeks and eyes. Combining two levels of sophisticated make-up essentials for the eyes (1st level) and cheeks ( 2nd level). In terms of shades, the top layer consists of 5 iridescent eyeshadows shades to illuminate and sculpt the look while beneath there are 2 matte. A beautiful gift!

Blushes: a Rosewood & Coral shades. And 2 pearlescent blushes: a Pink and Iridescent Red.

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Guerlain Terracotta 03 Neiges et Merveilles Christmas Collection 2015/2016 (Click photo to enlarge).

An exclusive edition of the powder with white and sparkling silicone sleeve. For me the most surprising in the collection was the availability of bronzing powder in snow case. Perhaps there is a certain logic. Speaking the truth, I myself long ago renounced colored blush, bronzers performs this role (and a hint of light sculpting program), vobschem Guerlain surprised, it turned out.

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Guerlain Rouge G- 967 Merveilleux Rose Neiges et Merveilles Christmas Collection 2015/2016 (Click photo to enlarge).

A collector’s edition of the jewel lipstick with a refined design composed of snowflakes. The shades is Rouge G (#3 worldwide): 62 Georgia. The lipstick color may not so unique (a natrual beauty!), and the case not the most convenient, this beauty with a gold button would be want by many!

Guerlain Eyeshadow Blush Neiges et Merveilles Christmas Collection 2015/2016

Guerlain Eyeshadow Blush Neiges et Merveilles Christmas Collection 2015/2016

Guerlain Neiges et Merveilles Christmas Collection 2015/2016 The matte and creamy texture of Rouge G l’extrait M65 and a new gloss top coat with a shimmering glossy result (Click photo to enlarge).

The formula of the Maxi Velvet is a creamy and ultra-matte texture with a strong color impact (shade and formula similar to the Rouge G L’extrait M65 PARESS). It’s perfect for sophisticated look this season. On the other hand, Gloss d’Enfer is formulated with a glittered transparent white colour, intended to be applied as a top coat.

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Guerlain La Laque Couleur No. 903 Merveilleuse Neiges et Merveilles (Click photo to enlarge).

Another surprise: Guerlain La Laque Couleur No. 903 Merveilleuse Nuit, in the collection. Maybe because a color like this, you would expect in a YSL or Christian Dior collection. It is a beautiful magnetic purple shade, to illuminate the nails.

Christmas collection Guerlain 2016: shine, shine, remembering in itself a girl, playing in the snow, sledding, catching huge snowflakes and believe in magic, no matter what!

All products may be found at Guerlain Boutiques and Institutes & selected counters, November 1st, 2015 This year it will be a wonderful and beautifull winter.

by Jean Amr

Beauty is in the EYE of the Beholder, Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Eye Crème

The NEW Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Eye Crème is joining Estée Lauder’s famous Re-Nutriv range this fall. Earlier this year, the brand has broadcasted the launch of its Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Crème, and now, the range has been extended to include a targeted Eye Cream. Same as all other products from the Re-Nutriv range, the new Crème is formulated with rare and precious Black Diamond Truffle Extract, which promises to deliver next-generation sculpting results, and transform your skin into radiant, more contoured, and visibly younger. The extract is made from one of nature’s rarest ingredients, which has been transformed through a secret process into a pure, precious extract. The only thing that we know about the process is that it involves no less than 10,000 (!!) hours of work…

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The formula of Estée Lauder’s new Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Eye Crème is described as a breakthrough fusion of repair serum and moisturizer. It promises to re-awaken your eyes and make their contour appear brighter, firmer, and more lifted. The cream also boosts natural collagen production, while restructuring your eye region so it looks more radiant, more even-toned, and visibly tightened.

Quest for rare beauty.

As any other high-end skin care product, the new Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Eye Crème features a luxurious, sensual texture, which feels both plush and velvety. The product is delivered in a luxurious glass bottle with gold-colored interior and high-polish gold-colored lid. The brand has also designed a special diamond-cut applicator wand, which delivers a refreshing, cooling sensation.

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Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Eye Crème (Click photo to enlarge).

You’ve tried everything from whole sticks of concealer, to cucumber eye patches, to tear trough treatments (Google it), to getting a little more sleep, albeit tough considering you work till stupid o’clock every day. And sadly, you’re still rising from your bed like a sleepless zombie, confronted by the same eye-bag look you’ve been trying to expunge for the last few months (or years … you’ve lost track). But what if there were something better; something simpler, easier, and faster to apply that’ll guarantee to turn your eye droop upside down? Something that, on top of the defibrillating buzz it’ll give to your eyes, could make them look ten years younger again? That thing, FYI, would be Estée Lauder’s Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Eye Crème. So ditch everything you’ve ever known about eliminating eye-bags, because it clearly hasn’t worked for you anyway, and get a load of this: the Re-Nutriv formula has youth-sustaining technologies that have been proven to increase skin’s natural collagen production by 215% after 73 hours;  consists of Black Diamond Truffle extract that stimulates natural skin vitality (to keep you looking bright and healthy); and has Refined 24K Gold traces and anti-irritants that mean it’ll feel light as cotton to apply. What could be better?

Rating: 10/10 despite it’s price, a true Holy Grail

Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Eye Crème is priced at $250.00 for 15 mL / 0.5 fl. oz. Available at selected stores, Estée Lauder online, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales.

by Jean Amr