Perfect for summer Chanel Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint



Les Beiges reveals every woman’s radiance with a sheer, nude makeup line inspired by natural beauty. Feel a sense of freedom with a new, lightweight range of nude foundation and a fresh array of colours that enhance you, naturally.

As a part of the Les Beiges portfolio, French maison Chanel introduces Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint, a foundation specifically designed for warm summer days. The Water-Fresh Tint, a true alternative to any heavy foundation, is a gel-like formula saturated with pigment micro-droplets. As its name suggests, the Tint delivers a water-fresh sensation and a healthy-looking glow, and it contains 75% of water.


Radiance comes from within. Les Beiges makes women feel confident by highlighting their natural beauty.

Chanel Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint is designed to create a bare-skin effect combined with eight hours of hydration and comfort, the Water-Fresh Tint can be used in three different ways.

  • Applied all over and used as a primer it creates a luminous makeup effect in combination with Chanel foundation.
  • The Tint can also be used as makeup for a fresh no-makeup effect.
  • Lastly, it can be used for touch-ups to even out and refresh the complexion. Simply apply the formula over Chanel foundation anywhere and anytime.



Chanel Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint arrives in six beautiful shades and comes with a application brush. The micro-droplet pigments, which look like small bubbles, are separated, so you have to use the brush to mix them together and apply.

The new face of the Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint campaign is French actrice Marine Vacth, a rising star in French cinema, ánd beauty.

Chanel Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint is available now at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Chanel.




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.






By Terry launches instagram-friendly foundation makeup

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If you’ve turned to beauty apps and filters to enhance your pictures on social media, you’re not alone. Tenthousands, if not millions of people use these sneaky apps to appear more photogenic. With the popularity of such apps, it seemed like a natural progression for French make-up guru Terry de Gunzburg to introduce By Terry’s Nude-Expert Duo Stick, an all-in-one stick foundation/highlighter to give your skin that beautiful flawless finish.

By Terry make-up artist and trainer Antonia Basile says de Gunzburg was inspired to create the after realising people sought help from beauty apps to look ‘Instagram-friendly’.

She observed that women turned to beauty enhancing filters on gadgets to look good. She decided to come up with a product that can help enhance a person to look natural and flattering on any given day.

Antonia Basile, make-up artist and trainer By Terry

De Gunzburg has added another feater in her cap with Nude-Expert Duo Stick as the first all-in-one foundation highlighter. The Nude-Expert Duo Stick is formulated for all skin types and come in 10 beautiful shades.

On one side, the matte foundation delivers seamless coverage with a blurring filter-like finish. On the other side, there’s the highlighter which enhances features and radiates skin tone. For the five fairest shades, the highlighter features a pearly light glow. For the five darker shades, the highlighter comes in a sunny light gold finish, which creates a radiant balance to match one’s skin tone.

Current shade lineup:



1 Fair Beige and 2 Neutral Beige


2.5 Nude Light and 3 Cream Beige


4 Rosy Beige and 5 Peach Beige


7 Vanilla Beige and 9 Honey Beige


10 Golden Sand and 15 Golden Brown

It features an integrated blending sponge on one end which allows women to effortlessly blend the product onto the skin. The washable integrated blending sponge can be easily detached from the applicator and cleaned with soapy water or a brush cleanser.

Enriched with By Terry’s exclusive – futuristic sounding! – I.M.C. (Intensive Mimetic Camouflage) technology, that mimics the appearance of flawless skin thanks to ‘filterlike’ correcting prisms and light micro-sensors to reflect the skin’s radiance for a seamless, ‘airbrushed’-style finish. that mimics the appearance of flawless skin thanks to ‘filterlike’ correcting prisms and light micro-sensors to reflect the skin’s radiance. Fine mineral powders melt into the surface of the skin to create a powdery silky veil. Spherical pixel-focus powder pigments blur fine lines and wrinkles, even the skin tone and conceal imperfections with radiance.

Face illuminators should be one of the must haves in any make-up bag. It helps your skin to appear dewy in the right places. Illuminators add luminosity to women’s best features. It helps to highlight cheekbones, bridge of the nose and even cupid’s bow. Emphasis on the right features can make lips fuller or eyes appear bigger.

In 10 versatile, natural-looking shades, this sought-after stick will help you match and flatter your natural assets. Watch how to get a camera-ready complexion with one of our Nude-Expert foundation filter techniques. From a natural, nude finish, a soft, luminous effect or a contoured look.

FILTER 1 – INVISIBILITY: How to achieve a no makeup look

Celebrity makeup artist Leslie Dumeix creates a natural and fresh complexion using the new Nude-Expert Duo Stick.

● Step 1: use the matte side to match your complexion.
● Step 2: apply both shades together to the centre of the face.
● Step 3: blend outwards using the integrated sponge applicator.


FILTER 2 – LIGHT FOCUS.: How to brighten up your complexion

Celebrity makeup artist Leslie Dumeix demonstrates how to achieve a LIGHT FOCUS filter using the new Nude-Expert Duo Stick.

● Step 1: choose a slightly lighter shade than your skin tone using the matte side as your reference.
● Step 2: using the matte side, draw inverted triangles below areas needing illumination.
● Step 3: blend using the integrated sponge applicator.


FILTER 3 – ULTIMATE FILTER: How to create a sophisticated contour look

Celebrity makeup artist Leslie Dumeix creates a sophisticated, contoured and highlighted face with the help of Nude-Expert Duo Stick.

● Step 1: use the matte side to match your complexion.
● Step 2: apply both shades together to the centre of the face.
● Step 3: blend outwards using the integrated sponge applicator.
● Step 4: using the highlighting side, apply to ‘light-catching’ areas.
● Step 5: using a darker shade, apply the matte side to the outer areas of the face.
● Step 6: blend using the integrated sponge applicator.

The travel-friendly size has been designed to fit into your purse, meaning you can have flawless coverage and a radiant glow all day long, on the go.




La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-in-Foundation



La Prairie is a Swiss beauty brand that combines science, art, and luxury to create extravagant skin care products for ageless beauty. Its origins can be traced back to the historical La Prairie Clinic in Montreux, Switzerland – a pioneer in anti-aging cellular therapy. Most of the products of this brand are based on a proprietary complex that protects the skin from aging and environmental damage – the Exclusive Cellular Complex.

Skin Caviar Essence-in-Foundation is the first formula to blend caviar science and color artistry, alongside the brand’s exclusive cellular complex and technologically advance pigments. The skin receives a natural-looking finish with build-able light-to-medium coverage.


Caviar Water captures the most delicate components of caviar in a pure, potent, highly concentrated infusion. La Prairie’s Exclusive Cellular Complex uses cutting -edge biotechnological research to give new life and energy back to the very cells where beauty is born. An SPF 25 provides a high level of sun protection, while PA++ guards specifically against UVA.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-in-Foundation comes in eight beautiful shades: Almond Beige, Satin Nude, Golden Beige, Pure Ivory, Honey Beige, Peche, Mocha and Creme Peche.

La Prairie has used a net-diffusing system to release the product and a simple push down on the cushion delivers a substantial amount (you can adjust this by pressing lighter/harder depending on your needs). Oh, and before I forget, the compact is refillable so once you’re done, simply top it up and you’re good to go.

Come into the world of La Prairie.




Marc Jacobs Shameless Foundation

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Marc Jacobs’ Shameless Foundation – an innovative, medium, buildable foundation with 24-hour wear and first-to-market, flashback-free SPF 25 for a youthful look is now available!

Have it all with Shameless Youthful-Look 24H Foundation. Inspired by Marc’s very own shameless attitude – and the tattoo on his chest that says ‘shameless’ – this innovative foundation lets your best self show all day long. It’s clinically tested for 24-hours of long-wear, and contains a first-to-market technology that encapsulates the SPF in pigment. This innovation makes the SPF visibly undetectable, so there’s no flashback in photos and no ashy, grey undertones in the formula.

Marc Jacobs Shameless Youthful Look 25h Foundation

This oil-free, weightless foundation provides buildable, medium coverage that blends seamlessly. The patented Infinity Milling™ process produces super-fine pigments that result in the most natural-looking, self-setting finish. The broad shade range was developed with artists and models worldwide to fit all skin tones and skin types. The perfect level of coverage allows for flexibility across the shade range – go deeper or lighter depending on your desired look.

The new foundation comes in 29 beautiful shades, you can see each below on models, so you can have an easier time picking which hue is right for you.

Marc Jacobs Shameless Foundation Colors

Shameless liquid foundation also beautifies from the inside out with skincare benefits, including phenomenal hydration. It contains snow mushroom, which is known for its impressive ability to hold onto water – it’s like nature’s dupe for hyaluronic acid. The formula also contains blue daisy extract, known to visibly diminish the complexion-dulling effects of pollution. Together, they help your skin look hydrated, plumped, and more youthful. Go ahead, show off your skin shamelessly.

Go ahead, show your skin shamelessly!





The No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum Foundation

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Your best looking skin, instantly smoother, firmer and more radiant. No7’s Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum Foundation, has been created to provide an optimum level of coverage that doesn’t migrate to, or settle in fine lines.

To help women achieve flawless skin, the foundation is blended with a mix of optical blurrers and light-reflecting particles. Instantly blurring the skin, these particles help reduce the signs of ageing by reflecting light away from fine lines and wrinkles, to help skin look flawless. Enriched with anti-ageing skincare ingredients from their No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum, this foundation instantly improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles, firmness and uneven skin tone. Pores and discolourations look reduced for a flawless looking, radiant complexion.

Combatting the signs of ageing, these super-charged ingredients include matrixyl 3000 plusTM – the concentration is equal to that of No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day Cream so there’s no compromise on wrinkle reduction; Hibiscus extract – helps support collagen production to make skin look and feel smoother and firmer; unique anti-oxidant complex (vitamins C & E, ginseng root extract, mulberry extract) – which works hard to protect the skin from environmental damage throughout the day; and flexible polymer film formula that glides over lines and wrinkles, flexing with every facial movement, maintaining skin’s flawless appearance. All day hydration restores suppleness and plumper looking skin. SPF 15 helps to actively protect skin from the ageing effects of the sun. Shake before use. Blend on smoothly and evenly with your fingers, No7 Flawless Finish Blending Sponge or No7 Foundation Brush.

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The flexible formula stays in place all day and doesn’t migrate into fine lines and wrinkles despite the thousands of daily facial expressions you make. This comfortable feeling foundation is proven to deliver the ideal level of coverage for ageing skin, which doesn’t mask your natural beauty, keeping skin looking healthy and flawless all day.

Shake before use. Blend on smoothly and evenly with your fingers, No7 Flawless Finish Blending Sponge or No7 Foundation Brush.

The foundation is available in skin-true shades across the No7 Match Made range – aiming to be 100% sure of the perfect match and is available from Boots stores and at







Kat Von D teaches us the power of stippling

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When Kat Von D launched her beauty brand in 2008 exclusively with Sephora she was set to shake up the industry. Now the artist is leading the way with a new set of techniques… Next year marks Kat Von D Beauty’s 10th anniversary on the Sephora beauty shelf discovers the artist’s top makeup tips.

Everyone has different skin texture. The easiest comparison is to compare (skin) to fruit: apples, oranges and peaches. The apple skin type is super smooth and shiny with no pores. Secondly, you have an orange, which is the skin type with more pores. Lastly you have the peach, which has visible fine hair.

Kat Von D

Here Von D describes the ultimate foundation application according to skin type…

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Shiny, Smooth Skin (The Apple)

Start from the centre of the face and work outwards. With the stippling brush work in small circles and build the custom coverage that you want.

Bumpy, Pore Prone Skin (The Orange)

To achieve flawless skin, dip the brush into the foundation and stamp it across the skin. Then blend the foundation using the bare minimum coverage.

Fine Hair Face (The Peach)

Use less than one pump of foundation and avoid adding more texture by using too much product. Be conscious in the direction that you apply the foundation, work downwards with your brushstrokes. Follow the same direction as your hair. Then blend.

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Kat Von D Beauty is available exclusively at Sephora….






Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Gel Touch Foundation

Maison Chanel’s Healthy Glow Gel Touch Foundation makes a welcome addition to the range of Les Beiges foundations. Let’s just say it is Chanel’s take on the perfect tinted moisturiser − with moisture being the operative word.

This lightweight formula is fast absorbing, but leaves the skin with a refreshed, dewy and lustrous appearance, perhaps because it is packed with hyaluronic acid derivatives, enabling it to retain the skin’s natural moisture. The formula boasts 56% water, and is enriched with hyaluronic acid to ensure 8 hour long hydration. It’s definitely one for the dry skinned gals out there, you’ll get a sheer glossy coverage that covers up some general redness and discoloration. The medium coverage, gently scented gel allows the complexion to peep through, giving a smooth, even finish that can be touched up and perfected, without looking streaky, but doesn’t do much to hide blemishes or scarring.

It also contains SPF 25 and Kalanchoe extract, an active botanical ingredient with protective properties, which makes it perfect for using during the summer months. It is also available in a range of 9 skin tones.



It’s all housed in expectedly gorgeous refillable packaging complete with applicator sponge and mirror. Like most cushions this is plastic, but it doesn’t feel cheap nor is it too hefty that it’ll take up precious real-estate in your purse. The mirror is of superior quality and is very easy to apply makeup with. There’s the usual cushion puff that lays over the plastic closure of the product. To access you just pop it up to reveal the cushion. It can be popped into your makeup bag for touching up, ensuring a flawless look throughout the day.

How to use:

Press the sponge into the fine fabric screen to neatly dispense the perfect dose, then gently pat onto the skin. Or with the special Healthy Glow Gel Touch Foundation brush, work always from the inside, to the outside…




Estée Lauder’s Dynamic duo


For your makeup to glide on like a dream, you either have the smoothest skin to begin with. Or you fake it. For the latter scenario, there’s the Estée Lauder Crescent White Brightening Makeup Base SPF30/PA+++. It has lavender pigments to tone down skin dullness, sallowness and dark spots. And since we all know how dry, flaky skin can make even the best foundation streak, this makeup base is also all about keeping up the moisture levels for hours. This same devotion to keeping your skin well-hydrated is present, too, in the brand’s Crescent White Hydra-Bright Essence Makeup SPF30/PA++. It plumps up skin, balances oil levels, and blurs the appearance of fine lines, pores, dark spots and uneven tone. Smart makeup? Definitely on my yes list to work with.

Estee Lauder Introduces Double Wear Cushion BB All Day Wear Liquid Compact SPF 50 / PA +++

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Makeup pioneer Estée Lauder has recently introduced what will become every woman’s must-have in their makeup bag and that is the brand new Double Wear Cushion BB All Day Wear Liquid Compact SPF 50 / PA+++. Their new cushion makeup promises to give smooth and natural coverage that has lasting effect thatnks to the power of Double Wear.


We know and love the original Double Wear Stay-In-Place liquid foundation for its matte finish that ensures unsightly mid-day shine doesn’t stand a chance, but note that the Double Wear BB Cushion variation is decidedly more dewy. The skincare ingredients in the formula work to leave a hydrated, glowing-from-within finish that will make you look perpetually fresh-faced; silk powder and the brand’s pigment technology prime the skin for an even finish, Always.


This cushion foundation is light and can do so much more than just give you all day coverage. The Estée Lauder Double Wear Cushion BB All Day Wear Liquid Compact SPF 50 / PA +++ primes and also moisturizes the skin thanks to its specialised blend of skincare ingredients. It also gives the skin a dewy glow while controlling oil and shine, therefore leaving your skin looking natural and radiant. The cushion foundation will feel like a second skin thanks to its lightness and its extremely buildable, giving you the coverage of your choice and power to minimise pores, fine lines and imperfections. The skin will look flawless and colour will last for up to eight hours, making touchups a thing of the past!

If you’re worried that the lighter coverage won’t do enough to keep the dreaded oil slicks from appearing on your face, rest assured that this cushion fights sebum the all-natural way: with cold water kelp extract, to help balance the skin’s natural oil production and ensure they don’t go into overdrive. Bonus: SPF50/PA+++ protection, which makes this pretty much a ‘summer’ weather necessity.

Estée Lauder Double Wear Cushion BB All Day Wear Liquid Compact SPF50/PA+++, is retailing at $68 and refils are availble at $52