Beauty Alert September
Oooh la la!
Coco Noir is the new fragrance from Chanel which combines notes of citrus, rose, incense and patchouli, inspired by the dark canals of Gabrielle Chanel’s fav city, Venice.The velvety scent captured in a sexy black Coco bottle; so French and so chic
Gucci’s Inside trading
For Preen’s F/W12 Beatrix Potter inspired collection, Revlon’s global artistic director Gucci Westman created a modern English look. And we’ve been getting her insider-tips on recreating it. “I wanted to play off the British feel of the collection and highlight the great prints,” says Westman. “I used neutral colors on the eyes and created a flushed lip to give the girls an outdoorsy yet modern look.” Get the look using Revlon’s ColorStay Eyeshadow Quad in The Buff (for brows), Dhs58, Grow Luscious Lash Liner in Espresso, Dhs35, Gucci Westman’s Shadow Palette For Fall 2012, Dhs45, Powder Blush in Smoky Rose, Dhs45, Smoky Canvas Nail Enamel, Dhs30 and Super Lustrous Lipstick in Mink, Dhs 42. Lipstick in Mink, Dhs42.
Colour me Happy
Say a big hello to Yves Saint Laurent’s new seasonal make-up collection. Completely in line with the camo on the catwalks, the range is bursting with khaki coloured varnishes and chromatic eye shadow palettes. Get F/W12’s fresh dewy skin by sculpting cheekbones with the ‘Dare to Glow’ illuminator, before achieving that immaculate Cupid’s bow with a luscious scarlet lippy. The Femme Fatale has arrived. From Dhs105.
Clever skincare? It’s all in the mix. Ramp up your regime with La Prarie’s Advanced Marine Biology collection, featuring genius algae-based antioxidants which protect skin from irritation and environmental damage. The cleanser, tonic, eye gel and day cream all work hand-in-hand to achieve hydrated, happy skin. From Dhs285.
An NStyle modern manicure? Noir French tips are easy as 1,2,3...
STEP 1 Shape and file nails
STEP 2 Apply base coat
STEP 3 Paint black tips
STEP 4 Apply top coat
Over-the-counter help just got more personal. The new Apple iPad Skin Diagnostic Tool from Clinique can be your virtual dermatologist, advising what skincare products you should be using in just 90 seconds. Available in select stores and in a variety of languages, it even prints out a list of custom-fit recommendations.