La Bouche Rouge Lip Balm


Refill your favourite balm with this allergen-free, vegan formula

Deliver a pucker of lightweight colour with La Bouche Rouge’s White Balm refill. Formulated from entirely vegan ingredients, it is enriched with styrax sap to react with the pH and natural chemistry of your lips, helping to enhance your natural lip shade over time. Simultaneously moisturising, softening and smoothing skin. Its formula is fragrance free and absolutely free from micro-plastics, each refill also comes with a vegan leather case, making this your next sustainable favourite.

It is sold in a hand-made leather case that can be refilled indefinitely. The case is magnetic, so it’s very easy to change the refill. If you don’t want to buy a case and just the refill, it’s also possible! The refill case is made of paper (not super durable and it can become dirty quite fast).

La Bouche Rouge products are availabe at selected stores worldwide. More about La Bouche Rouge, soon here on Yakymour. Come into the beautiful world of La Bouche Rouge Paris.

Innisfree Releases New My Lip Balms

It’s a colourful May at Innisfree stores as it launched My Lip Balms. The new My Lip Balms are scented and comes in 9 different teas and shades! Scroll down to see them all!

Perfect for a natural lip look, each of the nine colours is scented with different teas that have infused these lip balms with a Tea Complex that prevents your lips from drying out. It also has sunflower oil, cupuacu butter, and jojoba oil to moisturize your lips as the lip tone settles to the temperature of your lips, so it’ll look different on everyone.

Innisfree My Lip Balms ate available at Innisfree stores andselected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Innisfree.

Vegan Rose Clay Natural Cheek and Lip Tint Balm by Curious Apothecary

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A vegan, all natural lip and cheek tint balm made with rose clay for natural beauty. This wonderful product will give you the perfect rosy glow. You can use this as a light lip stain though it’s main purpose is for cheek color. For those who prefer an uncomplicated product rather than loaded with silicones.

Natural never looked so good!

How we apply it – Dot on cheeks and use either fingers or a brush to feather the edges. Keep it dewy looking or powder it down for a more matte look. This color can work with all face tones. Blendable and buildable color! As this is a natural product, in cooler months please warm product up for a minute using your fingers to soften the product.

Curious Apothecary Rose Clay Natural Cheek and Lip Tint Balm is unscented, is preservative free, no propylene glycol, no beets and doesn’t contain mineral oil. It is made with emollient coconut oil, vegan waxes, and is perfect for sensitive and troubled skin. Natural never looked so good!





The Rosebud Perfume Company

Rosebud Perfume Company logo


Founded in 1892, the Rosebud Perfume Company set out with a simple mission: To provide simple, multi-usage products that are both affordable and effective. With the creation of the world famous, cult-favorite Rosebud Salve that boasts to be the cure-all for a wide array of skin ailments from blemishes to chapped lips to dry elbows, the family run Rosebud Perfume Company has solidified its place in cosmetic history.

Rosebud Salve is perfect for travel as an eye make-up remover, cuticle softener, sunburn easer, dry skin healer, and frizzy fighter. Use Rosebud Salve around the eyes and on the throat for severely parched, dry, or wrinkled skin.

Rosebud Perfume Company Salve

Rosebud Perfume Company



Payot Hydra 24+ Collection



Payot’s Hydra 24+ is a line of skincare that moisturizes while preserving the skin’s youth and protecting it against the harmful effects of pollution.

A unique fragrance and unparalleled textures to foster sensuality and serenity. Light formulas with striking freshness and high concentrations of water for hydration that can be seen and experienced. Products in the Hydra Collection offer a sensational skincare regime for normal to dry skin types of both men and women.


Three of the products from this line that utilize vitamin rich formulas to nourish, protect and hydrate the lips and complexion are the cleansing milk, cream moisturizer and hydrating lip balm and Hydra24 Creme Multi Hydrating Cream 50ml – Provides intense hydration for dehydrated skin.

Payot Hydra 24+ Hydro 24 Cream


Payot’s innovative Hydro-Dermo-Regulator Complex is a blend of Honey, Imperata and Baicalensis Extracts which controls, traps and retains the water into the skin for an intense and long-lasting hydration. The hydro-diffusing drip system provides continuous hydration and helps the skin maintain its natural moisture level whilst reinforcing its defenses against the first signs of aging. Hydra24 Creme is beauty care and well-being for women seeking comfort and softness for their skin. The rich, generous cream melts delightfully onto the skin and leaves it soft, supple and comfortable with a more youthful and fresh appearance.  From the first application your skin feels like it is brimming with moisture, ideally hydrated and instantly refreshed. The complexion looks younger, healthier and glowing with vitality

Payot Hydra 24+ Protection Levres SPF10 Hydrating Lip Balmpayot-hydra-24-protection-levres-spf10-hydrating-lip-balm

A Vitaminrich balm which repairs and nourishes dry and damaged lips. Protect your lips from all external aggressions with this luxurious Hydrating Lip Balm. Enriched with healing oils of Avocado and Macadamia, 24H Protection Levres provides comfort and softness to the lips whilst improving the healing process of damaged areas. A blend of Jojoba Oil and Vitamins B5 & E hydrates and nourishes the lips whilst protecting from atmospheric aggressions and free radicals. The lusciously rich balm texture is non-sticky and infused with African Shea Butter and Sun Filters which coat the lips in a cocoon of softness and protection. The lips are left beautifully soft, hydrated, soothed and protected.

Payot Hydra 24+ Lait Demaquillant Fraicheur Silky Smooth Cleansing Milk


A multipurpose cleanser which eliminates all traces of makeup and impurities in one single step. Specially formulated to maintain a perfectly balanced moisture level, Lait Demaquillant Fraicheur Silky Smooth Cleansing Milk imparts a delightful lightness and softness to the skin. Cranberry Extract, rich in Antioxidants, stimulates the skin’s natural protective barrier against oxidative stress and improves skin tone whilst Jojoba Oil protects against dryness. Ideal for normal skin types, Lait Demaquillant Fraicheur Silky Smooth Cleansing Milk regulates and restores balance to the skin and is enriched with Smithsonite Extract which tones and revitalizes the complexion. Lait Demaquillant Fraicheur Silky Smooth Cleansing Milk gently cleanses the skin and effectively dissolves makeup and impurities upon contact, leaving the skin feeling soft, supple and fresh.

Givenchy La Revelation Originelle Spring


Givenchy La Revelation Originelle Spring 2016 makeup collection is exactly what we all need these days. Gorgeous highlighter, and refreshing pink for lips, nails and cheeks. There are also a brown eye liner, grey mascara and colourful eye shadows.

For the face,

The star of the collection is definitely the uber gorgeous illuminator Poudre Lumiere Originelle, an enhancing powder for an imperceptible, soft focus finish. It is a light pink highlighter  that leaves the skin radiant and luminous. Quite possibly the most beautiful powder of the season! And then I mean: it’s result!



Givenchy Poudre Lumiere Originelle

There is also a new shade of the cult Givenchy Le Prisme Blush in 41 Lune Rosée which combines the following shades: peach, light pink, rose pink and coral. Seems like another must have to perk up the complexion.


Givenchy Le Prisme Blush in 41 Lune Rosée

I love the idea of the brand’s Mister Scrub which is a gentle exfoliator in a stick format and Mister Gentlebalm which is a lip balm that combines a moisture booster and a colour enhancer to nourish, hydrate and naturally reveal lip colour.


Givenchy Mister Scrub and Mister Gentlebalm 

For the eyes,

But if you love colour – there is something for you in this collection, too. Bright and colourful Givenchy Ombre Couture cream eye shadows in 15 Bleu Celeste and 16 Jaune Aurora.


Givenchy Ombre Couture 15 Bleu Celeste and 16 Jaune Aurora.

There is a Givenchy Liner Couture in 2 Brown and the iconic, and makeup artists favorite Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes mascara in  3 Deep Grey. And both are a great alternative to black for a softer look.


Givenchy Liner Couture and Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes 3 Deep Grey Mascara

And for the nails,

The nail polish in this collection is the very easy to use and beautiful pastel pink Le Vernis in 29 Rose Divin

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NEW from Clinique: Sugar Pots – Sugar Scrub + Lip Balm

Clinique Sweetpots

Delectable color meets comfort and protection in this lip-lover’s treat from CliniqueClinique Sweet Pots, Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm is one indulgent duo for lips. This adorable macaron inspired packaging, houses a dual sided product that treats lips to a sugary exfoliator on one side and a moisture packed balm on the other making them immediately kissable and ready for your favorite color lip product.

The exfoliator buffs and removes dead surface skin and dry flakes from the lips while the balm contains ingredients to soothe and moisturize; providing six continued hours of shine. The concentrated moisture and quick hydration instantly moisturize lips.



Contains a combination of naturally derived ingredients to help exfoliate, condition and repair lips.

  •  Beet Sugar Granules
  •  Jojoba Seed Oil
  •  Shea Butter
  •  Avocado Oil
  •  Grape Seed Oil



Contains a combination of naturally derived ingredients to make lips soft and smooth and moisturized

  •  Aloe Leaf Extract
  •  Coconut Oil
  • Shea Butter and Murumuru Seed Butter




Seven moisture rich tints provide a sheer pop of nourishing color inspired by the flavors of macarons.

  •  Red Velvet
  •  Orange Blossom
  •  Pink Framboise
  •  Sweet Rose
  •  Candied Cassis
  •  Black Honey
  •  Citron Bleu (limited edition)



Apply a sugar scrub portion of Sweet Pots – Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm to the lips and softly massage with fingertips. Gently tissue off and finish by applying the lip balm all over the lip for a moisturizing hint of color. Clinique Sweet Pots – Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm is available beginning January 2016 at Clinique counters nationwide and for a suggested retail price of $19.50.


For your lips only: Dior Creme De Rose Smoothing Lip Balm

Dior Creme De Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm

It is no secret that I am constantly on the look out for lip products as my lips are the driest one can get in ‘central heating’ ‘freezing’ winter. It doesn’t help that I have a bad habit of biting my lips too. As a result, I have a lip routine going on that consist of exfoliating, regular lip mask and lip products dedicated for both day and night.

A (long) while back, I’ve heard some good reviews of Dior Creme de Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm so thought I should give it a go. For years(!) I used Guerlain Baume de La Ferté…. a true holy grail! Sold in a more ‘manly’ tube.  And sometimes La Mer The Lip Balm, like Dior also in a little jar).

Creme De Rose lip balm comes heavily rose scented and it did bother me the first few times using this but after awhile I kinda got used to it, besides the scent only lingered for a short while and it stopped bothering me within few minutes of application.

Dior Creme De Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm

Dior Creme De Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm (Click photo to enlarge).

Texture wise, it is very creamy to apply and feels quite lightweight on my lips despite containing shea butter, rose essential oil, emollients and vitamin A and E to keep lips smooth, soft, hydrated and nourished.

Even though it looks pink in the pot, it applies clear on lips making it perfect for both day and night application. I did find that the closest lip product that this makes my lips feel is the Guerlain Baume de La Ferté (yes!) and La Mer The Lip Balm, except that it is a bit more minty and has more slip on the lips and this is more creamier with a matte finish.

For the package: I love the more ‘manly’ (sorry) and handy tube above the little jar. But after the Guerlain Baume de La Ferté this is definitely now my second preferred ‘day’ lip balm product and due to its soothing base, it makes lipstick application a breeze too. In addition, it is considerably more affordable than La Mer, so win win for me!

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.


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.


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.

Juan Betancourt Tom Ford Skincare and Grooming

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.


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.


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.

Tom Ford For Men Oil-Free Daily Moisturizer

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!

Tom Ford For Men Skin Revitalizing Concentrate

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.

Tom Ford For Men Anti-Fatigue Eye Treatment

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.


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.


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:


by Jean Amr

Hunter Lab, the name you need to know for men’s skincare

Hunter Lab is the newest brand in town for the modern man who wants to look after their skin. The 100% Australian-owned, Melbourne-based company who have crafted a natural skincare range specifically for guys which will help your boyfriend/brother/father protect, hydrate and care for their skin. Made by men for men, it’s an interesting addition to the beauty scene.


Hunter Lab is a new approach to super natural skincare for the modern man. We call them super natural skincare tools because we craft the very best of nature specific to the needs of men’s thicker skin to deliver products of the highest efficacy which are an absolute pleasure to use. Hunter Lab hopes to remove the stigma and awkwardness surrounding using and buying skincare and present a brand men are excited to use daily, proud to display in their bathrooms and driven to advocate amongst their mates.

Hunter Lab is focused on encouraging their brethren into healthier, astute living through the development of a methodical, effortless daily skincare routine utilising these highly effective and addictive skincare tools. These skincare tools were fashioned out of a frustration with the current uninspired, chemical-intensive, sometimes repackaged-feminine products which pervade today’s male skincare market.

Handsome Hairy Bear

At Hunter Lab they have found a way to bottle their combined years of experience in marketing, cosmetic product development and packaging design into building a brand focused on outstanding craftsmanship which inspires and effects action and change in an under utilised every day necessity in men’s health – skin care. They aim to reinvigorate the marketplace by uniting the traditional grooming experience with the high quality, natural, scientifically formulated and environmentally sustainable expectation of today’s market, and provide skincare solutions which set the benchmark for men interested in healthy living.

They have crafted their skincare tools to remedy man’s unique skincare needs, to compliment his hectic lifestyle, and to add modern inspired design, provocative textures and hard working simplicity into his daily life.

For the record, men’s skin is significantly different to women’s – their skin produces more oil, as well as being thicker and having a tougher skin texture. This is why men sometimes need a little help when it comes to choosing skincare for themselves. And, the other obvious added bonus? You can stop them from raiding your treasured beauty cupboard and using your favourite products when you’re not looking.


Hunter Lab Hand & Body Wash is an addictive multi-purpose wash made up of a blend of tangerine and grapefruit essential oils, it’s also topped off with a subtle hint of caramel and vanilla. Delicious. His skin will feel instantly fresh and clean. Plus, the modern matte black packaging will look slick in any bathroom – his or hers.

The real cream of the crop is Hunter Lab Cleansing Facial Scrub. Packed full of skin-nourishing goodies like sugarcane and macrobiotic sea minerals, this exfoliant will remove dirt, restore moisture and stimulate cell renewal. Worth every darn penny.

But, the real work horse of this skincare range is Hunter Lab Anti-Aging Elixir, a potent, lightweight gel serum. This bad boy will kick start cell renewal and we guarantee he’ll be scoring compliment from the ladies and some dudes.

The perfect partner to this is Hunter Lab Daily Face Fuel Moisturiser (aka the perfect answer to your man’s dry, dull or damaged skin). The addition of macadamia and passionfruit seed oil will keep his skin’s moisture levels in check (without leaving any sticky or oily residue).

The fifth and final product of the range – and don’t be scared off by this one, fellas – is the Hunter Lab Matte Lip Balm (the key word here being matte). Whether he works in an air-conditioned office or outdoors rain, hail or shine, chances are his lips are dry, chapped or cracked (particularly during the cooler months). That’s where this salve comes in handy. There’s nothing florally or fruity about it – with just castor oil, beeswax and vitamin E – meaning he won’t just wear it, he’ll actually go back for more. The best part is it’s completely matte so no one, except for him, will none the wiser.

Instead of your man stealing skincare from you, you might even find yourself doing the same. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

For more information, you are welcome at Hunter Lab