Clé de Peau Beauté: This Luxe Cushion Foundation Is Going To Be Your New BFF



Japanese luxury beauty brand Clé de Peau Beauté is known for products that feel great and actually work. And by that we mean their products give obvious results that you can see with the naked eye. So when we found out that it was going to launch its first cushion compact, we were intrigued.

Hydrating Essence Complex provides and seals in moisture, preventing dryness for up to 24 hours. It helps the foundation to blend effortlessly, creating a dewy, fresh-looking finish.

The brand initially never planned to create a cushion foundation, but finally caved to pressure from many of its fans and customers who were constantly asking for one. If you’ve ever tried any of Clé de Peau Beauté concealers or bases, you probably already know that no one does natural-looking makeup that feels more like skincare quite like them.

Long-Wear Cushion Gel helps the foundation to glide over pores and texture. Flexible, bouncy, bonding coverage with skin. Responding to its movement during the day. Resisting creasing and shine for all-day wear.

The Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Cushion Foundation has an ultra-fine texture that glides over skin and gives a weightless, dewy finish. But don’t be fooled. It can conceal flaws and hide pores with just one layer. It’s made with a long-wear cushion gel that feels almost bouncy, which allows it to move with your face without creasing or caking.

Clé-de-Peau-Beauté-Radiant-Cushion-Foundation-Closed-OpenEven in hot and humid weather you’ll be surprised that you don’t need to touch up even once throughout the day. Your complexion look fresh, radiant and shine-free for more than 12 hours. And even more importantly, your skin looks like skin, so people can barely tell you have anything on at all.

Soft Refocusing Powder gives a diffused effect over the surface of the skin, while also directing light beneath it to give lit-from-within luminosity. It has a natural-looking coverage, even when layered.

Another major plus: it is infused with a complex of platinum golden silk and Japanese pearls to hydrate, repair damage and boost radiance, so it acts almost like a serum. With continuous use, this multi-tasker will even help to boost skin clarity and smooth roughness. When you got your hands on the Radiant Cushion Foundation, you won’t be able to leave home without it.





Yves Saint Laurent’s new Holy Grail

For those who remember: Yves Saint Laurent Premier Teint, the most amazing Primer in the world of makeup. Sold in its beautiful square glass bottle with golden cap. But most important: the texture, and the colors where amazing!! This combination made them perfect to work with. – I loved yellow! If it was on stage (theatre, fashionshows), or on location (photoshoots), or for ‘simple’ home use, Premier Teint was a true Holy Grail! And then one day: sadly … stopped! And there was never another Premier Teint! Or?



Now Yves Saint Laurent welcomed another new addition the: Touche Éclat Blur Primer. Thanks to new three color pathways, the gel formulation instantly troubleshoots different skin concerns – thanks to motherhood – it will create a perfectly radiant complexion. In a flash, the skin appears refreshed and even in tone – yet so natural it could be bare.

Achieve a flawless complexion with the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Blur Primer; an innovative, colour-correcting primer powered by advanced blur technology that disguises imperfections

Arriving in three shades, each formulated to target different concerns, the illuminating primer revives lacklustre skin, adding a spark of radiance and evening out skin tone and texture. Which color is your perfect match to even out those small imperfections?

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Blur Primer comes in a 30ml flacon with pump – €49.





Yves Saint Laurent’s cult highlighter now comes in a glowy foundation


Touche Éclat is one of those cult products that has never really died down in popularity. A highlighter for some, an undereye concealer for others, it’s meant to add ‘ribbons of light’ on the face. And while the brand has more or less retained the formula and the clicky pen dispenser – how satisfying is it to press and release that smooth, glorious liquid – we were glad see new additions like more inclusive colours.

If you’re still a loyal fan of Yves Saint Laurent Beauté’s Touche Éclat, there’s a new foundation you need to know

While the original Touche Éclat is pretty much untouchable, new additions to the range include foundations (in a cushion and liquid form) and limited edition versions of that marvellous pen highlighter. The new All-In-One Glow Foundation comes in an unobtrusive slim tube. The small size slips easily into purses, and heck, even pockets, but packs a big punch.


Think of this as the ultimate dewy glow in a tube – great if you’re on the go and can’t afford to pack your arsenal of highlighting powders and primers with you. Dubbed a mistake-proof product, this is the kind of product even non-pros can master. You don’t even need a mirror, because it blends out so smoothly without telltale lines and demarcations usually seen from improper blending. It also gives skin a medium coverage and a beautiful natural, dewy glow.

What does this mean exactly? Your face will not be completely matte and flat, nor will it be too shiny. It gives a natural glow on just the right parts of the face (see Kravitz and Staz Lindes above) like the upper cheekbones and the high points of the forehead. Add some Touche Éclat where the light hits, and you’re good to go.



This foundation has a buildable coverage, so you can always add more throughout the day, and the hydrating formula ensures your skin stays (and looks) moist. The shades will suit most, but not all skin tones – those with darker complexions may not find a good match.

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat All-In-One Glow Foundation is available from 1 September at Yves Saint Laurent Beauté counters and selected stores worldwide.






Les Merveilleuses Ladurée’s autumn makeup collection is just too adorable


Les Merveilleuses Ladurée 2018 Autumn Collection is a treasure trove of exciting colors and playfulness inspired by the sophistication, merriment, and joie de vivre of teatime. Enjoy these beautiful, sweet ‘confections’ to your heart’s content making the most of life while looking beautiful for the new season.

Care to sit down for Teatime with us? Introducing our Autumn 2018 Collection, a treasure trove of exciting colors and playfulness. A collection that represents sweet confectioneries to your heart’s content.

Dubbed ‘Teatime with the Merveilleuses’, the products are fit for flatlaying with your high teas and gourmet coffee six ways to Sunday, what with a new blusher in loose powder form that comes packaged like a miniature tin of tea. There are five shades across girly pinks and peaches to give you a natural, dewy flush, and the same colour scheme can also be had with its equally adorable, tint-finish lipglosses. And adding sweetness points to ’em is the scent of coconut-meets-sugary confection every time you so much as twist open the tube. This is all just part one by the way, as the brand is serving up an extra dose of cute with a part two to the collection that consist of base products and limited edition liquid cheek colours.

Les Merveilleuses Ladurée Moisturizing Makeup Base SPF30/PA+++


This primer is infused with luxurious steam-distilled rose water for serum-like, superior moisturizing benefits, while an emulsion of ‘UV-cut powder’ and emollient oils gives your skin a smooth beautiful finish that last the whole day. It gives your skin a bright, dewy finish too thanks to the ‘hold polymer’, which consists of three types of water-soluble, highly moisture- retaining polymers with superior moisturizing benefits.


Les Merveilleuses Ladurée Limited Edition Compact Case


Gilded gold in a shell, one of the typical motifs of rocaille, a decorative style
fashionable in Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries, this limited edition compact is made for both the Powder Foundation and Pressed Powder. The luxurious golden compact finished with delicately embossed 24k gold.

Notice: the Powder Foundation & Pressed Powder is sold separately.


Les Merveilleuses Ladurée Powder Foundation


The rose-scented Powder Foundation comes in 3 shades. Contains an exquisite blend of ‘vein blue (blue pearl)’ powder and ‘UV-cut powder’ with a pale-blue-leaning hue towards skin clarity indicative of high birth and fragility back in the second half of 18th century. Generously contains ‘smooth rolling powder’ composed of multiple types of spherical powder particles for superior smoothness, lightness, and spread. The powder has Light-diffusing properties that gives an extra-fine, natural-looking makeup layer capable of diffusing the appearance of pores. It also has sebum-absorbing powder absorbs sebum and perspiration, resisting dulling.


Les Merveilleuses Ladurée Press Powder


The Press Powder in Rose Poudre creates the perfect base for translucent makeup. It contains an exquisite blend of ‘vein blue (blue pearl)’ powder and ‘UV-cut powder’ with a pale-blue-leaning hue towards skin clarity indicative of high birth and fragility back in the second half of 18th century.

Powder-case-and-Pressed-PowderPowder case and Pressed Powder

Offered in a special rose pink formulated to make the skin tone appear a notch brighter and more translucent that perfectly sets off cheek makeup. It gives a ‘pore-free’ smoothness with a feather-light, soft appearance, diffusing the appearance of textural unevenness as if seen through etched glass, and combats shine and dulling for long-wearing perfection.


Les Merveilleuses Ladurée Cheek Color Powder



This feather-light blush that’s made with net-like polymers with superior elasticity and powder particles to adhere to your skin all day gives your skin a soft, pure glow. It comes with a lovely ribboned puff and in adorable containers that resemble miniature Ladurée teas with gorgeous designs inspired by the flowers, plants, and butterflies loved by the Merveilleuses.

Laduree-Makeup-Autumn-2018-Collection-Cheek-Color-Powder-01-Rose-PoudréCheek Color Powder in 01 Rose Poudré

Laduree-Makeup-Autumn-2018-Collection-Cheek-Color-Powder-02-Coquelicot.jpgCheek Color Powder in 02 Coquelicot

Laduree-Makeup-Autumn-2018-Collection-Cheek-Color-Powder-03-LinCheek Color Powder in 03 Lin

Laduree-Makeup-Autumn-2018-Collection-Cheek-Color-Powder-04-Rose-BonbonCheek Color Powder in 04 Rose Bonbon

Laduree-Makeup-Autumn-2018-Collection-Cheek-Color-Powder-05-Rose-Thé.jpgCheek Color Powder in 05 Rose Thé



Les Merveilleuses Ladurée Limited Edition Liquid Cheek Color

laduree-makeup-autumn-2018-collection3-buro247sg.jpgLiquid Cheek Color in 101 Thé Rose, 102 Thé Fleur d’Oranger, and 103 Thé Caramel

Get a dewy, natural-looking flush with this water-based ‘tint-type’ blush that has moisturizing agents that helps blend on your skin effortlessly. Once it’s dry, its highly resistant to perspiration and sebum that made it last longer. It can be layered by wearing Liquid Cheek Color under Pressed Cheek Color or Cheek Color Powder so you can create a multi-dimensional blush. You’ll also love the rich, relaxing fragrance inspired by Ladurée teas, formulated by combining the sweetness of caramel and chocolate with the tanginess of tea leaves. Remove the excess liquid by wiping the brush on the bottle lip and prevent dripping. Dot a few drops onto several points of the cheek before blending them out evenly with your finger using light, tapping movements.


Les Merveilleuses Ladurée Lip Gloss



Lipgloss in 11 Pas chassé, 12 Petit pas, and 13 Révérence

Modelled after the leg-shaped perfume bottles fashionable in the second half of the 18th century, choose between the two vivid hues and tint to give your lips a dewy, refined luster. It contains a ‘water reaction gel’, which forms a fine, uniform, close-fitting makeup layer in reaction to the moisture content of lips. Your lips will look and feel moisturized too thanks to the highly viscous oils in high concentration.


Les Merveilleuses Ladurée Makeup Pouch IV


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Feminine, round-bottomed, and soft-textured, this cosmetic bag is embellished with an embroidered motif of a small bird, another subject favored by the Merveilleuses with a metal kiss-lock closure features a design inspired by chinoiserie, a decorative style popular in 18th-century Europe. Les Merveilleuses Ladurée Makeup Pouch IV measures H19.5 cm, including frame x W15 cm.


Les Merveilleuses Ladurée Limited edition brush holder


A true must-have. Use this pretty limited-edition brush holder to add a glamorour touch to your dressing table.


Les Merveilleuses Ladurée Makeup Tray



Another true must-have. Use this pretty limited-edition tray to add a glamorour touch to your dressing table or as a fancy tray to serve teas and snacks to your loved ones.







Chanel breaks boundaries with its new makeup line designed for men




If there’s one thing that Chanel knows how to do it’s rewrite gender codes. Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel famously borrowed elements from men’s wardrobes for her designs – in the process introducing a generation of women to the chic and comfortable fashions that we have taken for granted. You know, like pants for women.

Now the iconic brand has turned its attention to makeup with its first line designed for men, Boy de Chanel, affirming that beauty is something for everyone regardless of gender. The brand starts with three elegant offerings in midnight blue packaging, that reflect the streamlined and simple routine a modern man might need. The line currently consists of a foundation, a lip balm and an eyebrow pencil.

What it has focussed on are, textures that are instinctive, formulas that are imperceptible and have longevity, as well as products that help men achieve a natural result. In the same vein that women (and drag queens) get a major confidence boost from a touch of well-applied face paint, men can do the same. This is what we know of the products so far.



Everything you need to know about the Boy de Chanel makeup line for men.

Boy de Chanel Le Teint Tinted Fluid

The foundation is called Le Teint Tinted Fluid and is meant to be invisible to the naked eye. It gives that coveted, second skin effect while allowing the skin to breathe –  a must have for any men’s skincare or makeup product. This one is lightweight, enriched with hyaluronic acid and helps to resist sweat and sebum, and currently comes in four shades. Because men need SPF protection too, this comes in SPF25/PA++ to shield against skin-ageing UVA and UVB rays.


Boy de Chanel Le Baume Lèvres Matte Moisturizing Lip Balm

The Le Baume Lèvres Matte Moisturizing Lip Balm softens and hydrates the lips with a matte texture and is packed with jojoba oil, shea butter and vitamin E while still maintaining a weightless effect. Do men want a chic, Chanel lip balm with a non-shiny finish? We have a feeling this will be sùrprisingly popular.


Boy de Chanel Le Stylo Sourcils Eyebrow Pencil 

Lastly, the French Maison zeroes in on what men truly need to complete a polished visage with an eyebrow pencil. The Le Stylo Sourcils Eyebrow Pencil is waterproof and long wearing and comes in four shades, with a spiral brush on one end to groom the brows and adjust coverage. We already know many men who indulge in eyebrow grooming – and these aren’t even those of the metrosexual ilk – so this product is likely to be a hit. Although, we’re pretty sure there is no gender when it comes to eyebrow pencils or in fact any makeup, the fact that a major fashion and beauty house has designed a line for men to make them feel more comfortable with the idea is a step in the right direction.

The Boy de Chanel makeup line will first launch in South Korea on September 1, according to WWD. It will then roll-out internationally to and in Chanel boutiques between November and January.





Yves Saint Laurent Extends its Top Secrets Collection



Yves Saint Laurent is HOT! More news from YSL Beauty! The famous French Maison is getting ready to extend its Top Secrets skincare collection designed for makeup lovers in mind. The highly successful range comprising luxurious, lightweight formulas that serve as a perfect makeup base welcomes the brand new Moisturizing Prep Lotion and the reimagined Instant Moisture Glow Ultra moisturizer.

Yves Saint Laurent Top Secret Moisturizing Prep Lotion 


YSL-Top-Secrets-Moisturizing-Prep-LotionTop Secret Moisturizing Prep Lotion is inspired by makeup artists’ favorite skincare products. A peerfect hydrated skin is the secret to your foundation looking flawless, and this deeply moisturizing and extremely lightweight lotion will hydrate and smooth your skin while eliminating any shiny spots or dry areas. The lotion acts as a fantastic primer because it gives a nice velvety texture to the skin. Its unique microbubble formula penetrates deep into the skin to deliver a potent dose of moisture. It also softens the upmost layer of the skin, allowing your foundation to glide on nicely and stay fresh for a long time.

Yves Saint Laurent Top Secret Moisturizing Prep Lotion is available in a 150 ml bottle with a handy spray.


Yves Saint Laurent Top Secret Instant Moisture Glow


YSL-Top-Secrets-Instant-Moisture-Glow-Ultra-GlowTop Secret Instant Moisture Glow (40ml) arrives in a fresh new Ultra Moisture version. This featherlight, skin-perfecting moisturizer provides no less than 72 hours of continuous hydration. Its sensorial texture incorporates the blurring technology which gives it a final effect of an invisible foundation, leaving the skin perfectly even and soft like satin. The seasonal upgrade includes two types of plant-derived waxes to lock-in moisture and smooth the skin’s surface for a lit-from-within radiance.

Yves Saint Laurent Top Secret Instant Moisture Glow is available in a 40 ml tube.





Yves Saint Laurent Yconic Purple Collection



Last year, French Maison Yves Saint Laurent appointed the renowned French makeup artist, Tom Pecheux, as its new global beauty director. Following up in the steps of Lloyd Simmons, Tom Pecheux is now breathing new life into YSL Beauty using cutting-edge technologies and his distinctive artistic approach. This upcoming fall, Yves Saint Laurent introduces its first makeup collection designed by the legendary artist.


The limited edition Yconic Purple Collection for Fall 2018, available from August, is centered around purple, one of the most defining colors of the fall. The collection includes one interesting product innovation, Couture Chalk, and some all-time favorites in new shades and color harmonies.


Yves Saint Laurent Yconic Purple Couture Palette Collector 


Yves Saint Laurent Yconic Purple Couture Palette Collector is a 5-pan eyeshadow palette that features a flirtatious purple in combination with a sophisticated nude, midnight blue, earthy bronze and pristine white.

Designed by Tom Pecheux, the eyeshadow palette features a flirtatious purple that pairs perfectly with a sophisticated mude, midnightblue, earthy bronze and pristine white. The La Lacque Couture, in Mauve Alternatif, is an edgy pop of color that brings a sultry twist to complete the look for this Fall.


How to use it:

– With two tools for lining, blending or coloring, the palette is the perfect accessory for anyone wanting to dress their eyes in a day to night look.

– Apply the bold purple across the eyelid, then illuminate with the rusty-brown under the brow and in the crease of lid to open up and bring drama to the eye.

– For a more intense effect, line close to the eye with the midnight blue and pop the white against the inner corners of your eyes.

– This subtle but sexy eye look pairs perfectly for fall with one of the sophisticated Tatouage Couture true nudes.

– Choose from Tatouage Couture in shades 25, 26, 27, 28 to create a full face look that balances the elegance of aclassic nude lip and the intensity of a smokey plum eye.


Yves Saint Laurent Couture Blush



Designed by Tom Pecheux, Yves Saint Laurent introduces the new range of Couture Blushes, featuring the iconic Yves Saint Laurent Envelope bag design. The new blush features an updated, improved formula, available in a full range of colors, including this promising highlighter shade No 1 Gold Pearl.


Yves Saint Laurent Couture Chalk


Yves Saint Laurent Couture Chalk is something quite original – a box set featuring 4 eyeshadow crayons: blackened purple, dusty rose, golden bronze, and red. The limited edition set is designed by Tom Pecheux and inspired by Yves Saint Laurent, the designer, who used chalk to sketch fashion designs on a board in the atelier of French fashion house Christian Dior.


Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick



Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick comes in a Couture gold case that unveils a moisturizing and protective texture, enriched with new pigments, that gives your lips an extremely comfortable silky finish. The range of unique shades is inspired by the three Yves Saint Laurent emblematic colours: Red, Fuchsia and Orange.

For the Yconic Purple Collection, the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick arrives in two new shades, a plummy purple, and berry red

  • Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick 81 Violine Désinvolte
  • Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick 82 Rouge Provocation


Yves Saint Laurent Vinyl Cream Lip Stain

Yves Saint Laurent Vinyl à Lèvres Vinyl Cream Lipstick is a lip stain / lip gloss hybrid that promises to create an opaque, gloss finish that lasts for up to 10 hours, while remaining amazingly comfortable. The caring, liquid formula provides sensual comfort combined with reflective vinyl gloss. The Vernis à Lèvres Vinyl Cream Lipstick, available in 12 shades, is based on a velvety-soft, non-sticky, and extremely lightweight formula that moisturizes lips.

For the Yconic Purple Collection, the Yves Saint Laurent Vinyl Cream Lip Stain provides a sheer wash of color in two new shades:

  • Vinyl Cream Lip Stain 417 Beige Bounce
  • Vinyl Cream Lip Stain 418 Purple Sound


Yves Saint Laurent Tatouage Couture Matte Stain

Yves Saint Laurent Tatouage Couture Matte Stain is a a revolutionary lip formula that gives an ultra-matte, high impact color and a lightweight, naked-lip feel. The smooth, glide-on formula dries down instantly and stays fresh for 8 hours. The exclusive liner-like applicator allows for precision outlining and filling in.



  • Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain 25 Beige Secret
  • Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain 26 Neutral Underground



  • Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain 27 Carmine Encounter
  • Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain 28 Nude Undercover

Now the new liquid matte lip stain Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain arrives in four seasonal new shades. It gives your lips matte tattoo-like color that is lightweight and non-drying.


Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture



Yves Saint Laurent La Laque is a long-lasting nail polish presented in a sleek elongated glass bottle imprinted with the timeless and iconic YSL logo. Each of the shades provides high-gloss finish and comes with a formula that blends Verbena and Rose Oil to strengthen, moisturize and protect nails from chipping and cracking.

For the Yconic Purple collection, Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture is available in two beautiful new shades for a sultry color twist that completes the fall look.

  • La Laque Couture 107 Violet Underground
  • La Laque Couture 108 Mauve Alternatif

Yves Saint Laurent’s Yconic Purple limited edition collection for Fall 2018 is available at counters and selected stores near you.