Marc Jacobs Charlotte lipstick

Marc Jacobs Charlotte lipstick

Marc Jacobs names lipstick after Princess Charlotte

Just after the jubilée of 100 years of lipstick, the new Marc Jacobs Charlotte lipstick, which has been inspired by the deepest saturated pink tones of an English rose, is part of the Le Marc lip crème collection.

The new shade will be exclusive in the UK to the luxury store Harrods, priced at £24 ($34). The Knightsbridge store comm ented on the news saying it was the biggest color cosmetics launch in its history.

Princess Charlotte, the first child, where a lipstick is named after, will celebrate her first birthday on May 2.

Guerlain Diamond Lipstick

The Guerlain Diamond Studded Lipstick

‘Diamonds are a girls best friend’

The Guerlain brand was established nearly 200 years ago in Paris, France, and is still one of the highest end manufactures of beauty products in the entiry world today. The hundreds of perfumes that Guerlain has created are the usual trademark of the company, but a lot has changed when Louis Vuitton bought out the company to give it a wider appeal in other markets. With over a dozen stores with the Guerlain name attached, lipstick is one of the hottest items for the brand.


An amazing way to mark 100 years of lipstick

Even they treat your lips vèry well, and their truely wonderful colors , a Guerlain lipstick is far from cheap with each tube usually selling for $50. The Diamond Lipstick is the cream of the crop with almost 200 diamonds on the tube, and being handmade of 18kt yellow gold with a price tag  of $62.000. If you want red lips that look like rubys , there are actually rubies coating the inner lining of the tube to better help you to get that look.

If you drop this kind of money, Guerlain will make the lipstick in whatever color you want, wich should be the standard for anything with this high of a price tag.

by Jean Amr






The Return of TOM FORD LIPS & BOYS


This season, Tom Ford returns with an exciting addition to its hit lipstick collection,’Lips & Boys’. The only lipstick you need in your purse this season.

Launched in December last year in sleek ‘clutch-sizes’ (miniature versions of 0.07 oz. vs. 0.10 oz.), these lipsticks have quickly established themselves as beauty essentials for the modern woman, someone seeking variety, oozing sensuality, exuding confidence… The Tom Ford Woman.


The inspiration for the collection comes from each colour named for a man past or present in Ford’s life.

I Love seeing a woman in a man’s suit. Why not have a lipstick named after a man?

Tom Ford

Here’s the dilemma: you grab your clutch before heading out to a party and after stuffing your ID, credit card, keys, cellphone and a few sticks of gum inside, you barely have enough room to fit any makeup.

What do you do? Well, we suggest getting Tom Ford’s new lipstick.

The fashion designer has solved one of the biggest fashion girl problems this holiday season with his collection of miniature lipsticks. Lips & Boys features 50 purse-friendly lip colors named after men who have inspired him, as well as those he admires.


25 of the bestselling favourites in classic cream texture make a highly, anticipated return, and these include Collin, Holdon and Giacomo. They are joined by 25 new boys in pearlescent, metallized finish and these include Ansel and Joaquin. In total, 50 luxurious shades, in 10 color families, round out the offering for the return of Lips & Boys. The array of shades are pretty impressive, ranging from decadent nudes like Henry, Orlando and Blake to the rich reds in Adriano, Rafael and Diego, smoothly glide onto lips for a luminous finish.

All the boys (Click photo to enlarge)

Each tiny tube of lipstick is housed in Ford’s signature burgundy and gold lacquered packaging and blended with ultra-hydrating ingredients like soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomilla flower oil.

Intended for use on its own, or layered with one another, these Tom Ford lipsticks are a blend of specially treated pigments to achieve pure colors with the richt balance of luminosity.


Select three to receive a special container box

“I like the idea of lipsticks named after boys. Why commit to one when you can have several?” he explained in a press release. Now, that’s one way to kiss and tell!

by Jean Amr

Forget Me Not Guerlain Ne m’Oubliez Pas

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Since making its debut in push-up tubes 100 years ago, lipstick has been helping women pull themselves together, providing them with a stamp of self-approval that says: I know who I am, and I’m not afraid to flaunt it.

A fragrance inspired by the first wax lipstick can only be the making of Maison Guerlain. The fragrance in the limelight is a new ‘Ne m’Oubliez Pas’, a woody, spicy, oriental bouquet, named after the oldest perfume houses’ first modern-day wax-based lipstick with a refillable container and ‘push-up’ mechanism. The same named lipstick that came out was a revolutionary product at that time and since then, has been reintroduced in their modern Rouge Automatique line of maquillage. In the 1920s, Jacques Guerlain had also released a perfume with the same name; but whether this and the 21st century version share a history or notes, we will never know!

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The current ‘Forget Me Not’, which is the literal translation of the name, was developed by expert nose Thierry Wasser. The air of the fragrance has flowery notes with invigorating scents of spices. Cumin and cardamom along with plum make up the top notes, while the base has hints of patchouli, amber, moss and vanilla. The heart of it has sweet smelling immortelles, carnations, roses and cinnamon.

Top: plum, cumin, cardamom
Heart: rose, immortelle, carnation, cinnamon
Base: amber, patchouli, moss, vanilla

To go along with the historic name, the bottle too evokes a sense of historic French decadence, with its crystal-like bottle cover, the tasseled collar and plum colored liquid. A beautiful fragrance for those who know who they are, and are not afraid to flaunt it.


The ‘Ne m’Oubliez Pas’ is a limited edition fragrance that is exclusively available only at the flagship store at Champs-Elysees, Paris; and retails at extravagance of € 500 for a 125ml extract.



100 Years of Lipstick

Yvette Labrousse never left her home without fist applying her lipstick. The Cannes-based miss France got her first tube of the red lip color from her mother. And it has since become such a big part of her identity that she even wears it while she was doing her job in her mothers shop.

Miss France, Yvette Labrousse, Begum Um Habibeh Aga Khan

Yvette Labrouse, miss France 1930, the later Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan III (Click photo to enlarge)

It’s been called the red badge of courage, defined Marilyn Monroe’s unabashed sexuality and was a way for factory-working ‘Rosie the Riveters’ to hold onto their femininity while doing a ‘man’s job’. Its paradoxical history is long and colorful, but whatever the shade, lipstick has left its imprint on the cultural fabric.

Yvette Labrousse Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan

 Portrait of Her Highness The Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan III (private collection)(photo by Dorothy Wilding)  (Click photo to enlarge).

So what is it that makes women coat their lips with crushed beetle guts and processed cow fat day in and day out? For Yvette Labrousse, it made her feel powerful in that time. Coloring her lips was the last thing she did before walking out the door to face the world. The click of the tube opening and closing gives her the comfort of routine. But it’s more than makeup, it’s a source of confidence, sensuality and sometimes even armor.

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Rouge Volupté Shine No. 35 Fuchsia in Grunge Fall 2015

Yves Saint Laurent (Click photo to enlarge)

The intimate relationship between lipstick and ladies goes way back, to the Egyptians who stained their mouths with red clay and iron oxide. Over the centuries it has been seen as both an embellishment of the elite and a scarlet marker of sin. In the Victorian era, when femininity was linked to a childlike innocence and women were prized almost solely for their looks, crimson salves were banned in England. It wasn’t until the turn of the 20th century that lipstick came back into vogue. Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together.

Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together, Elizabeth Taylor, actress

Along with shattering countless other taboos, Hollywood also brought lipstick into the mainstream. While some women started secretly tinting their lips at home, actresses began coloring their pouts onscreen. And once Sarah Bernhardt, dubbed ‘the most famous actress in the world’, unveiled her red lips both on and off the red carpet, it was just a matter of time before others followed suit.

Christian Louboutin Rouge Matte Louboutin fall 2015

Christian Louboutin Rouge Matte Louboutin (Click photo to enlarge).

Until the early 1900s, lip salves were made primarily from carmine dye, extracted from dried insects, and applied with a brush. But around 1915 lipstick started appearing in cylindrical tubes, and within a few years everyone, from Estee Lauder to Elizabeth Arden to Chanel, was selling it. By 1936, the New York Times declared that lipstick was ‘as essential as clothes’ and ‘almost as vital as food’, and by 1940, 90 percent of American women wore it. “It wasn’t just lipstick, it was and is an icon,” says Veronique Vienne, a former art director and journalist for a number of American women’s magazines, including Harper’s Bazaar, Redbook and Elle.

Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick in Stronger Fall 2015

Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick in Stronger Fall 2015 (Click photo to enlarge)

As fashion and makeup trends have evolved over time, so has lipstick’s composition and color palette. Most contain some strain of wax, oil, fat, emollient and pigment. In the past, cow brains were the fat of choice, because they were cheap and just the right texture. And emollient, which typically includes vitamin E or aloe vera, acts as a moisturizer. Tints are produced using a combination of plant, animal, mineral or synthetic dyes, and there is a dizzying spectrum of shades, from the classic Coco by Chanel to Urban Decay’s F-Bomb. But regardless of brand or shade, lipstick and its cylinder often evoke phallic symbolism: Think about its long, rounded shape that grows in size before touching your mouth …(Sorry, nothing I can do. This is what psychologists say!)

Guerlain Lipstick Neiges et Merveilles Christmas Collection 2015/2016

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

And yet it tends to be the first makeup accessory mothers give their daughters, and it’s a must-have for many women, even those who forego eye shadow and foundation. There’s simply no other beauty product that possesses its cultural prominence. Perhaps Elizabeth Taylor best captured lipstick’s powerful influence when she instructed: “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together”.

Dolce&Gabbana Sophia Loren No.1 Red Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Sophia Loren No.1 Red Lipstick, 2015 (Click photo to enlarge)

Since making its debut in push-up tubes 100 years ago, lipstick has been helping women pull themselves together, providing them with a stamp of self-approval that says: I know who I am, and I’m not afraid to flaunt it. And there are many who’d agree with Yvette Labrousse who insists, “I can’t not wear it.”

by Jean Amr

Is L’Oreal Color Riche by Chopard the most exclusive lipstick in the world?

L’Oreal Color Riche by Chopard lipstick ad

When two of the world’s most glamorous brands come together, you can be sure that the result will be creative, compelling and memorable. These words perfectly describe the L’Oreal Color Riche by Chopard lipstick, a product that’s as beautiful as it is unique! Featuring a gold tube studded with glittering, blood red rubies, the lipstick is a glorious tribute to the iconic Color Riche lipstick. In the images, you see Chopard artisans applying each ruby by hand, to slowly create this masterpiece. The care and attention to detail is the same as you would see in any show-stopping piece of Chopard jewelry. A great peace of art to mark 100 years of lipstick.

L’Oreal Color Riche by Chopard lipstick designs

L’Oreal Color Riche by Chopard lipstick making of


On the inside, is a vibrant red lipstick bullet formulated with rich color pigments and micro oils to keep your lips nourished. A coat of this fiery red color is the perfect finish for any beauty look from vintage Hollywood glamour to femme fatale. If you’re anything like us, you would have reached for your credit card as soon as you laid eyes on this covetable lipstick, unfortunately it’s not that easy to snag this beauty. Only one of these highly exclusive lipsticks has been produced by L’Oreal and Chopard. You heard that right, just one! Such a pitty for those who can afford…. Maybe when you ask politly….

This one-of-a-kind lipstick will be displayed a few special events before being auctioned off for charity. We’ll be gearing up for a bidding war!