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duce you to our glossy, powdered and pampered
world. This month’s makeover for marketing
This is the place where beauty is more than manager Sarah Dickens took place at
something to be hung up. Never taken too seri-
ously because, let’s face it, it’s what’s on the L’Oréal Professionnel salon Jean Jacques
inside that really counts! Hair Design in Wellington, New Zealand,
It’s the spot for having fun and a giggle; a re- with the genius of Paris-trained Jean
prieve from the demands of everyday life. Jacques (right). Jack Yan proﬁles him
We will be introducing you to talented, vibrant
people in the beauty industry, some whose
photographed by Douglas Rimington
names you may not recognize, but deﬁnitely
known by beauty insiders! You will see tons of gor-
geous products and treatments from within New ur makeover sub- Jean Jacques, ‘that they know more than you.
Zealand and abroad. Because we know that most ject, Sarah Dickens, ‘In New Zealand, people are nice and they
can’t afford a personal make-up artist or stylist, we called him a ‘mind- appreciate you.’
have found some of the top industry players in a reader’. It may not be They certainly have. Jean Jacques claims
variety of ﬁelds to give you their tips and tricks of the label Wellington, the majority of his clients have come from
the trade in real life (read usable) terms. We want New Zealand-based referrals and despite not speaking much
you to be your best: beautiful and gorgeous on the salon owner Jean English when arriving in Wellington, managed
inside and outside. Jacques would give to himself, but he to translate his customers’ wishes through sign
So light your candles, get something to drink, does believe that women have their own language.
maybe soak in a hot scented tub; and get ready inner beauty which he tries to bring from When tackling Sarah’s hair style, his pas-
for some fun. Come play with the Lucire beauty within. sion for working with new clients and creating
editors! Jean Jacques has had a life-long pas- something novel emerged. ‘I get excited be-
sion for hair. At age 12, he was offered a cause I want to see the ﬁnal look. It is not just a
job at a salon, which he did after school. job—there is excitement.’
He started at polytechnic at 16 and later For the season, Jean Jacques predicts hair
trained in Paris. In his native Beirut, he that is ‘more straight, silky, smooth; more [of-
had a salon for much of the 1990s. ten] than curly. I can’t see curls coming back.’
But he did not feel he had travelled. In He does believe his own style reﬂects his
1997, he felt it was time for a change and personality: ‘I like the easy look. I’m more
had heard about New Zealand. .
towards the “casual chic” I love the fact a client
After a few years, he opened his own can run her ﬁngers through her hair without
business in Wellington, selling his salon losing her style.’ He favours a softer look, rather
in Beirut. than a spiky one. ‘My average client is over
Describing the New Zealand style, 40 [and likes] elegant, chic and soft.’ His team
Jean Jacques says it is ‘more European’. help cover the spectrum of clients’ demands.
Seven years ago, Beirut styles were Jean Jacques’ long-term partnership with
more casual but the clientèle more L’Oréal Professionnel keeps the salon updated
Stevie Wilson is beauty editor of Lucire. demanding. They had a mentality, recalls with the latest colours and techniques. •
46 lu c ir e n ov em b er 2004
Sarah’s journey: a turning point
When asked about my makeover with Lucire
and Jean Jacques, one word pops into my
and asked if I would be interested in doing a
makeover. What better way to celebrate this
head: extraordinary. achievement and really make a new start?
First, I would like to express my gratitude to Having said this, I was completely beside my-
the Lucire team, especially to Jack Yan and self with nerves and trepidation. Since I was
Nicola Brockie, and to the wonderful Jean 14, my hair had never changed: I hid behind it
Jacques whose talent is unsurpassed. in so many respects; it, to me, was my secu-
Getting Sarah’s look My journey began back in May 2003. My rity blanket—long, blonde, left down to cover
sister had a birthday party at a friend’s place my face as much as possible.
Make-up by Lancôme where there was a spa pool. We girls had a The day of the makeover arrived and
• Lancôme Mat Finish O3 Shine
Control Sheer Pressed Powder great night, pictures were taken and fun was although I was very wary it became apparent
• Lancôme Color id Self-Adjusting had. I was yet to realize that this night would I had no need to be. The wonderful team at
Colour Weightless make-up (bottom right) be a huge turning point in my life. Lucire and at Jean Jacques Hair Design did
• Lancôme Blush Focus in Lanawi (above Once the pictures had been developed, I everything they could to put me at ease. It felt
right) got a short, sharp shock back to the land of as if Jean Jacques had read my mind and got
• Lancôme Juicy Rouge in Guanaja lip reality: I was huge! This is no understatement: to work on my hair.
colour no. 140 (right)
it would seem that what had been reﬂected in A few hours later, I turned to look at my-
• Lancôme Hypnôse mascara
the mirror each morning was a warped sense self in the mirror. My eyes welled up when I
Hair by L’Oréal Professionnel of who I really was. I would tell myself that I saw the reﬂection staring back at me: a new
• L’Oréal Professionnel Majirel, between wasn’t big at all and it was just the way I was woman was here, and she was more self-
6·3 + 6·34 built and carry on. Once a picture had been conﬁdent and self-assured than the ﬁrst. My
• Bath: Kérastase Oléo-Relax Hair Bath taken there was no escaping the fact that my insides reﬂected the way I looked, positive,
for Smoothing Dry and Rebellious Hair weight had gone out of control. bright, bubbly and happy.
• Care: Kérastase Oléo-Relax Masque for
The next day, I joined Weight Watchers with It is easy to get caught up in what we
• Hair cut, layered and textured all over, my Mum and sister, who had already been should look like, the ideals we see every day.
with the ends thinned, resulting in a members for a few months. It was a daunting It was Lucire who taught me that to bring
long, layered, textured look day, but a day I knew must happen. I hopped the outside in closer to the inside was a true
• Kérastase Brume Nutri-Sculpt Flexible on the scales and almost fell off at the result! I representation of oneself and, once ac-
Hold Shine Mist for Dry and Sensitized Hair was mortiﬁed I had let it get so bad and vowed complished, a newfound conﬁdence would
• Kérastase Lumière Nutri-Sculpt Lu- that from now on, things would be different. emerge that would carry you throughout your
minizing Film Crème
Slowly, but surely, the weight started to come life both professional and personally.
Bill: nz$298 ($80 cut and blow-wave, $95 off. I found my close support network of friends My advice is: look after yourself, your mind,
foils, $98 permanent colour, $25 treat- and family, as well as weekly weigh-ins, were body and soul, surround yourself with positive
ment. Will vary depending on length of enough to make me stick to the programme. people and let nothing get in the way of your
hair). Seventeen kg later, Lucire approached me dreams.—Sarah Dickens
Do you still think that blondes had more fun? Think again!
Redheads are not only turning heads, but turning others green
with envy by Ashlea Tate and Stevie Wilson
ave you always dreamed of Products
being Gilligan’s Island’s favour- Bilotti, who keeps soap opera’s leading red-
ite redhead, Ginger? Wayne heads Brier, Smith, and Archer fabulous, knows
Bilotti, key hairstylist for the which products work best for this titian trio.
daytime hit drama One Life ‘If your hair is professionally treated, Red-
to Live, told Lucire everything ken is great. They have an amazing line of
you’ll need to know to make Shades EQ (professional equalizing condi-
your red look ravishing. tioning colour gloss professional demi-perma-
nent haircolour),’ Bilotti suggested. If you’re a
do-it-yourself girl, Bilotti recommends Sexy
Shades Hair Concepts.
There are three levels of red, Bilotti explains, ‘It leaves a nice shine without having to use
‘a red–gold base (strawberry blonde) à la ac- a lot of products, which can create some hair from top:
tress Kathy Brier (who plays Marcie Walsh); problems,’ Bilotti explained. ‘Plus, it has a soy Famous
a red–violet base (light auburn), sported by leave-in conditioner—great for hair.’ redheads in
Hillary B. Smith (Nora Buchanan); and the A long-term conditioner especially for colour-
straight, ﬁery red base that’s Melissa Arch- treated hair, glaze, is also a ‘must’ according and Julianne
er’s (Natalie Vega) hair colour of choice.’ to Bilotti. Lasting four to ﬁve weeks, glaze will Moore. Sexy
For more wow-power, think about highlights. lock in your red hue, making the twinkle in your Hair Concepts’
Big Sexy Hair
‘Using lighter tones around the face and darker tresses last longer. line. Redken
hues toward the back is a very popular style Shades EQ for
that will also give your “do” greater dimension,’ conditioning.
said hairstylist guru and ceo of Sexy Hair Con- Sexy Hair
cepts, Michael O’Rourke. Shine Hair Spray.
Hillary B. Smith Melissa Archer Kathy Brier
48 lu c ir e n ov em b er 2004
Red aftermath: maintaining Don’t forget the cut
your mane Colour is inﬂuencing other parts of hair
You need to think about two things when you majorly. In July, Lucire attended the L’Oréal
colour your hair: everyday care and long-term Professionnel Colour Trophy Awards
care. in Auckland, New Zealand (as covered dur-
ing August on our web site), where Burnet-
Everyday care ta Haswell of Servilles Mission Bay
Use a gentle shampoo and wash just the roots. took home the Supreme Award. Haswell’s
Try not to wash your hair every day. Shampoo- principle was the cut and colour had to work
ing more frequently will out your hair. with the outﬁt, approaching hair as part of a
Don’t forget protective products, especially complete ensemble.
those containing a light silicone protein. When Lucire covered this, we knew that
‘This is especially important if you blow-dry Haswell would win. Our online editorial page
or ﬂat-iron your hair on a regular basis, which put it down to looking at auras, but for those
can take a toll on your hair,’ O’Rourke explained. who prefer a more down-to-earth explana-
‘The right protective products will coat the hair to tion, everything did go right for her: her
smooth and seal but won’t weigh hair down,’ complete approach, a stunning model and
O’Rourke said. leading photography gave the entry enough
extra pizazz to take home the trophy.
Long-term care So it was expected that we kept our eye
Maintaining your colour and the overall health on Servilles Hair a little more in the remain-
of your hair is important. der of the third quarter, and now the fourth.
‘The cuticle gets roughed up in the second The same company is taking its 3 De-
to third week,’ O’Rourke explained. grees collection to Italy to showcase it to
To minimize this problem, use a soy and 1,800 hairdressers from 20 countries. The
wheat protein which works from the exterior collection emphasizes ‘a cut within a cut,’
to the interior, like Sexy Hair Concept’s Silky according to the Servilles release, ‘with the
Treatment line. colour being the inﬂuence for the second
‘The product will penetrate the cuticle to cut.’ Servilles is steadily expanding its inter-
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close it, preventing oxidation, which causes national education programme and leading
red colour treatment to fade,’ O’Rourke said. the way in hairdressing.
‘Plus, it reseals and remoisturizes the hair, The year has also brought Servilles a
top: Wayne Bilotti, One Life to Live’s executive hairstylist increasing the lifespan of the hair colour.’ Global Salon Business award, numerous
Laurie Cacioli and actress Bree Williamson (who plays
Jessica Buchanan). group image above: Marc
If you notice a little fading, touch up roots other hairdressing awards including the
Anthony Hair Care Rich Reds collection. above left: with a permanent colour and then use a semi- Salon Team award and Young Colourist of
More products from Michael O’Rourke: his Fresh permanent colour for the rest of the hair, which the Year, as well as being a ﬁnalist in the
Concepts Vitalitea moisture conditioner. above centre: will also help with the appearance of fading. Redken–The Face New Zealand and winning
Fresh Concepts Rejuicinate moisture shampoo. above
right: Michael O’Rourke’s Sexy Hair Concepts’ Soy Tri- And don’t forget to have your hair trimmed the Schwarzkopf Salon of the year award.
Wheat leave-in conditioner. often to prevent split ends and keep your col- Servilles celebrates its 20th year in busi-
our-treated hair looking and feeling its best. • ness with a New Zealand Runway show on
October 22 in Auckland. It promises that ‘it
will be a show like no other’.
Visit Servilles at www.servilles.co.nz. •
Ashlea Tate is a Los Angeles-based correspondent for Lucire.
Stevie Wilson is beauty editor of Lucire.
Finding and choosing the right fragrance can be like
ﬁnding a needle in a haystack. Here’s the best for the
changing season by Stevie Wilson
n the northern hemisphere, fall is a time of change. With the chang-
ing seasons come slightly cooler temperatures (despite the lack of seasonal
transition seen in the rest of the country); children going back to school, and
impending holidays looming large on the calendar.
In the southern half, spring has sprung, also with a lighter temperament.
So now is a great time to test drive some new fragrances for yourself and
for holiday gift-giving (if you shop that far ahead).
The dilemma is what to buy? What—from the dizzying array of 2004 fragrance
launches—to choose? Where to ﬁnd something that is so unmistakably “you”?
There are two ways to go: ﬁrst, the larger brands (Estée Lauder, Lancôme,
Chanel and Elizabeth Arden) have lots of scents to try.
Moschino Very Sexy for Her²
Moschino has created super new fragrance that’s sure to turn a lot of Very Sexy for Her² is a provocative
heads. Moschino Couture is for the woman with wit, panache and fragrance from Victoria’s Secret. This
conﬁdence in her abilities and her presence. Vibrant and exuberant, it is a isn’t for the shy ones, but for those who
lively fragrance that is both fruity with lush ﬂoral blossoms with a dry-down are comfortable in their own skin and not
of woods, amber and vanilla that deﬁnitely underscore the sexiness of the afraid to show it. This is a sensual blend
female! of blackberry, white ﬂowers along with
black plum, patchouli and other unusual
Notes accords. Great body products, and don’t
Top: bergamot, pepper, mandarin. forget Very Sexy for Him² which blends
Heart: poppy seeds, jasmine, pomegranate ﬂower and peony. quite nicely for a “his and her” coordinat-
Base: benzoin, vanilla, cedar wood. ing duo. Sleek packaging is done in pink
for her, and blue for him!
Armani Mania Notes
‘The essence of radiance’ is the tag line on Top: blackberry, freesia, peony, Casa-
this fragrance. Clean packaging echoes blanca lily.
the simplicity of the Armani line yet Bottom: skin suede, white patchouli,
the fragrance underscores the complex black plum.
design elements. It’s essentially a woody,
aromatic ﬂoral that is a blend of intense
androgynous notes that present a warm Ralph Lauren
yet clean top note blend blossoming into
voluptuous, fresh white ﬂowers that intro- Glamourous
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duce hints of powder and wood and are Daylight
supported by a base blend of woods, am- This new fragrance from
bers, and musks. Rich, lively and deﬁnitely Ralph Lauren is a lighter
for a woman who knows her strengths version of the original Glam-
and isn’t afraid to show them off. ourous eau de parfum. The
ﬁve signature notes include
Notes dewy pearl ﬂower, Leona pul-
Top: Moroccan laurel, Sicilian green meris, Casablanca lily, exotic
mandarin zest, blackcurrant fruit, pink Siam wood and Cashmere
pepper Heart: magnolia, peony, lily of the musk—the perfect scent for
valley and Provencal iris. daytime glamour.
Base: Virginia cedar, creamy sandal-
wood, amber, vanilla and white musk.
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Prada fragrance is an entirely new
way of wearing Prada. Created by
Miuccia Prada marrying the tra-
ditional Prada values of tradition
and quality with innovation and
technology, this subtle fragrance
is classically feminine with a
modern approach. Rooted in am-
ber, the fragrance is deﬁnitely a
marriage of traditional with mod-
ern. Created on four elements:
Pure (sandalwood oil); Addictive
(patchouli); Precious (Labdanum
resin) and Profound (Benzoin from
Siam). The fragrance is spicy, redolent of amber and
vanilla like scents while giving off a soft woody aroma.
The collection includes eau de parfum and spray eau de
parfum, bath and body products plus a more intense
eau de parfum all packaged in a powder pink box with
champagne label with prune logo. Deﬁnitely catch this
one while you can.
Top: Italian bergamot oil, bitter orange oil, Sicilian
mandarin oil, Mimosa absolute.
Middle: rose absolute, Schimus Molle absolute (South
Christian Dior Pure Poison American pink peppercorns), Indonesian Patchouli oil.
This fragrance is all about ‘the seductress Base: labdanum resinoide, Tonka bean absolute, va-
within; where seduction is instinctual, positive nilla absolute, Indian Sandalwood oil, Benzoin resinoide
yet intense and mysterious’. Echoing previ- from Siam.
ous Poison fragrances, this apple-shaped
bottle with an iridescent white swirl ﬂashes
vivid colours. It’s a fragrance with an intense ‘Glamour is in many ways
opening, then blossoms into rich white ﬂoral
enhanced with ambers and musk as the base indeﬁnable—it is more
for a vibrant, luminous, seductive scent. This
fragrance includes body products, too.
of a feeling, an aura. It’s
the way someone moves,
Top: sweet orange, Calabrian bergamot,
styles their clothes,
Sicilian mandarin. shares their personality.’
Heart: orange ﬂower, jasmine sambac lmr, Ralph Lauren
hydroponic living gardenia.
Base: sandalwood, white amber, musk.
Emanuel Ungaro has done something extraordi-
nary. Very different from previous fragrance launches,
Apparition creates a new category in fragrance.
The concept is about a brief—yet astonishing—trans- Curious by Britney Spears
formation of a woman; the metamorphosis of an Curious by Britney Spears is a launch
“ordinary” person into a woman of great magnetism, partnering fragrance giant, Elizabeth
femininity, and desirable. Flirty and engaging, this Arden and pop star Spears in her ﬁrst foray
fragrance embraces a woman. into the beauty ﬁeld. Fresh and distinctly
The opening notes give an exhilarating rush while feminine, this white ﬂoral centred with
the heart is tropical, fruity and ﬂoral for an utterly Louisiana magnolia blends in other white
feminine feel that is most entrancing. Supported by ﬂowers, woods and musks along with a
patchouli for an exotic feel and heliotrope for a more sprinkling of sparkling pink notes and fruit.
sensual feel, this is a fragrance that has to be expe- Cool body products add to the cachet.
rienced. The bottle is a ﬂaçon of glass that has been
stamped with 24k gold that has been tinted into gold, Notes
violet and green mirror facets on the front creating Top: Louisiana magnolia, Anjou pear,
a shimmering burst of colour. It deﬁnitely leaves an lotus ﬂower.
impression. The collection includes bath and body Heart: tuberose, star jasmine, pink cycla-
products as well. men.
Base: vanilla musk, creamy sandalwood,
Notes blonde woods.
Top: raspberry liqueur, cayenne pepper.
Heart: passionﬂower, “Double Delight” rose.
Base: patchouli, heliotrope.
The latest trend is seen in
brands taking a popular fra-
grance and tweaking them a
bit with new notes (ingredi-
ents) to make them smell a lit-
tle different but keep the fra-
grance thematically the same.
Fresh Blush Marc Jacobs
Fresh is the well known brand of cosmetics, Blush Marc Jacobs is another twist on
bath and body products. Well known for the the fragrance theme. As soft as a blush when
Index line, Fresh has launched fragrances one is complimented, a pink hue with the
based on sugar which is a strong scent in their warm sweetness of jasmine in a bottle that,
bath and body line: Sugar, Sugar Blossom too, is a blush colour yet is more romantic in
and now Lemon Sugar Eau de Parfum. It was tone, luminous in feel. Opening with a soft
predicated on the Lemon SugarBath col- jasmine petal wet with dew, Blush blossoms
Michael Kors Sensual Suede lection that is so popular. This new sweet-tart into creamy star jasmine with silken Japanese
Michael Kors is known for changing his fragrance has lemon, sugar and a sparkling honeysuckle grounded with soft musks and
base fragrance presentation by adding ad- texture yet has some substance in the dry- woods to create a delicate balance. The pack-
ditional fragrances and notes to create different down. Its freshness makes it a perfect every- aging so gloriously feminine with the pink tint
variations. His newest creation is the Michael day fragrance. Pack- and wonderful curves in the perfume and eau
Kors Sensual Suede Collection. This hot aging is clean and de parfum, but Jacobs continues the collec-
new line is the same intense tuberose ﬂoral ﬁts in nicely with the tion with both bath and body products. First
with the addition of micronized ultrasuede to Lemon SugarBath Blush Marc Jacobs limited edition colour
give a luxe feeling of being wrapped in suede. collection products. collection includes gloss, mascara, powder
Sensual Suede Shimmering Body Pow- and eau de parfum rollerball all neatly pack-
der is a luxurious, silky body powder with Notes aged in a metallic silver bag.
both a suede and shimmer effect to envelope Top: Italian lemon,
the body with a glorious fragrance. Sensual yuzu, mandarin. Notes
Suede Body Moisturizer is a sleek lo- Heart: lychee Top: dewy jasmine petals.
tion that feels like velvet. Sensual Suede ﬂower, orange blos- Heart: star jasmine, Japanese honeysuckle.
Solid Perfume is a soft richly scented solid som, ginger ﬂower. Base: woods, musk.
fragrance in a sleek silver and Lucite compact. Base: oak moss,
One word describes this collection: sexy! caramel, white santal.
There are a few more scents we at Elizabeth Arden
Lucire wish to point out: those that Provocative Woman
seem more suited to a southern Want to melt your man? Try this sexy new
sensibility for spring fragrance from Elizabeth Arden. De-
by Nicola Brockie signed to appeal to a woman comfortable in
her own skin who is impulsive and seduc-
tive, and looking for a fragrance to reﬂect
that. If you like oriental scents, you will love
Provocative Woman which is structured
around exotic and unusual ingredients such
as water lotus, ginger, lily, papaya blossom,
pink freesia, midnight orchid and red amber.
Catherine Zeta-Jones, the inspiration and
spokesperson for Elizabeth Arden, calls this
scent ‘sensual and seductive’, which indeed
it is. With a stunning bottle inspired by the
curve of a woman’s back, this new scent
is sexy inside and out—a fantastic ﬁnishing
touch for your sexy new season look and
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Boutique-type fragrances aren’t necessarily sold in boutiques
but are small lines that present a different, more individual
vision of a fragrance. From concept to ﬁnished product, the
boutique or niche fragrance is often more difﬁcult to ﬁnd, but
in the same respect —once an appropriate scent is found—is
more unique a fragrance for the person wearing it. It becomes
a reﬂection and signature of the person who has selected it as
well as something you won’t smell on everyone.
Comptoir Sud Paciﬁque
Comptoir Sud Paciﬁque is perfectly suited for a Florida
lifestyle. The tropical fragrances are often called an “eaux de
voyage” With the tropical weather and resort lifestyle of Florida,
Comptoir Sud Paciﬁque provides a collection of fragrances that is
at the heart of an exotic lifestyle. Wearing one of the fragrances is
like taking a vacation. Most known for their exotic vanilla blends Bond No. 9
(Vanille Abricot, Vanille Ambre, Vanille Coco, Vanille Banane), Bond No. 9 New York is a hot specialty
Comptoir Sud Paciﬁque has an array of other fragrances that brand making beautiful fragrances with a light-
are fragrant trips to tropical spots. Cœur de Vahine (from the hearted touch with serious devotees across
Tropical Garden group) is a newer fragrance that is a sparkling, ef- the country. The entire theme of the collection
fervescent scent concocted with peach, passion fruit mixed with is to capture the essence of New York and its
a little orange and blended with ﬂoral notes of jasmine, rose and neighbourhoods in a fragrance. This collection
Tahitian ﬂowers built on a base of vanilla and musk. It transports of 19 fragrances has something for nearly eve-
you to new places where you are carefree and fun-loving: think of ry neighbourhood including Broadway, Harlem,
it as a modern-day evocation of the Garden of Eden and you won’t Noho, Soho and more. The newest is Little
be too far off the mark. Rich, heady, sexy and exotic, it’s paradise Italy, a smooth, zesty fragrance opening with
found in a bottle. Sleek brushed aluminium packaging makes it citrus notes that segue into a creamy gelato-
easy to travel with plus it helps preserve the potency of the fragrance. like texture with an uplifting feel, yet has a very
sensuous texture. If you are a transplanted
Notes New Yorker, this is your way of visiting without
Top: orange, bergamot, peach, passionfruit. the expense or travel; if you have never been,
Heart: cinnamon, rose jasmine, Opuhi ﬂower from Tahiti. think of it as an olfactory trip to the Big Apple.
Base: sandalwood, vanilla, musk.
Top: Clementine, grapefruit, mandarin.
Heart: tangerine, jasmine.
Base: sheer musk. continued on p. 115
Ralph Lauren eau de toilette Lancôme Calypso
This colorful, ﬂoral fragrance from Ralph Lauren captures the energy, spirit A fresh and sparkling summer-
and personality of today’s young woman with a gorgeously fruity, ﬂoral fra- time perfume in a limited
grance: sparkling green apple leaves, zesty orange mandarin, charismatic edition.
pink magnolia, seductive purple freesia and soft blue musk. To truly capture the scents
of paradise on earth, it is
Blend: Floral. fresh—like nature in its most
Notes: apple tree pure sense—yet sensual, like
leaves, yellow free- an exotic woman. At the source
sia, Italian mandarin, of this original and voluptuous
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fount of well-being is a cocktail
osmanthus, magnolia, of fruits and ﬂowers from a
linden blossom ﬂower, dreamy paradise—a veritable
purple freesia, boro- archipelago of scents to wear.
nia, musk 2000, white And to contain this magic
orris. potion, the Calypso bottle has
Style: a colourful been bathed in the hues of a
ﬂoral expression. setting sun, soaked in turquoise
blue and ﬂamboyant orange, it
is like an irresistible foretaste of
escape post-winter and head-
ing into spring.
Entering a Blue period
What makes Ralph Lauren Blue, the new fragrance, tick?
Catherine Rigod ﬁnds out from the source: Ralph Lauren
Fragrances’ president, Andrea Robinson
he epitome of casual elegance. That’s the message Ralph Romance, Romance Men, Ralph and Ralph Cool, Purple Label, Ralph
Lauren has always strived to convey in every aspect of his company. Lauren Blue and Polo Ralph Lauren Blue, and Glamourous.
Today, he has captured a calming yet persuasive allure in his line of .
Traditionally, the term “blue” meant “down in the dumps” A forlorn Pablo
fragrances, bringing an entirely new feel of beauty to his clients. Picasso depicted people painted in shades of blue to evoke feelings of
Lucire recently spoke to Andrea Robinson, president of Ralph sadness and alienation. However, in today’s modern and vibrant society,
Lauren Fragrances. The latest release, Ralph Lauren Blue, has a the colour blue represents a sense of calm and easiness in life, a peaceful,
certain energy and beauty—but is still clearly part of the Ralph Lauren renewed self that Picasso did not envision in the early 1900s.
Fragrances’ range. Robinson says, ‘Through our research we learned that blue is the most
Robinson began her professional career in the fashion and beauty popular colour in the world. It has a very powerful effect and makes us
editorial world before moving to Ralph Lauren, where the fragrance game thinks of so many things surrounding us like the blue sky and blue water.’
became her new passion. Through this powerful emotional and psychological observation, Blue works
Robinson explains, ‘When I joined Ralph Lauren, I learned about the on an essence of olfaction, combined with a purity of spirit, to be trapped
development process very quickly. We have an in-house “nose” and work in a bottle.
very closely with the fragrance houses.’ As an offshoot of the women’s clothing line of the same name, the colour
There has been plenty of consideration of what the Ralph Lauren brand blue evokes a certain spirit which is strong yet feminine.
means from the beginning. Although the fragrance team has a lot of It is not to be confused with—but, rather, tied into—Ralph Lauren’s men’s
freedom, Ralph Lauren himself works closely with it. His visual cues in his line, Blue for women is meant to walk hand-in-hand with the men’s scent.
designs are translated into scents. At the same time, it is strong enough to stand on its own. With Blue’s aim
Among that development process is the examination of trends. ‘When at women in the age range of 20 to 49, Ralph Lauren hopes to entice the
we develop a fragrance concept, we spend a lot time researching what is woman who is ‘modern, conﬁdent, self-assured, independent, healthy
going one around us—culturally. With the launch of Ralph Lauren Blue we and casually elegant, with her own sense of style,’ says Robinson.
discovered certain trends that tied in perfectly with the fragrance concept. Categorized as a cool fresh ﬂoral, ‘Blue is the fragrance of the classic
‘First was women’s desire for casual elegance not only in what they wear, woman of today,’ Robinson states. ’By utilizing some of the earth’s most
tempting and soothing elements—such as lotus ﬂower,
Perhaps the most important trend is the need for pink peony, jasmine, rose de mai, sandalwood, vetiver,
mousse de chine and musk—Blue produces a pleasant
escapism, the retreat that symbolizes freedom, and memorable bouquet.’
Though scent may be the ﬁrst of our senses to be
pleasure and personal time alerted, other senses were not neglected in the design
and development of the fragrance. A watery, deep blue
but also through their attitude. Second was the trend toward simplicity, a bottle with a silver cap represents the beauty of a blue-sky day and the
renewed focus on simple pleasures. But perhaps the most important trend silvery reﬂection off of sun-kissed waters. White script contrasts with the
is the need for escapism, the retreat that symbolizes freedom, pleasure deep blue colour and the signature monogrammed on the bottle’s lid. The
and personal time.’ carton follows a similar design philosophy.
Perhaps that is no surprise to trend-watchers who have found many Blue hopes to attract women’s eyes with the familiarity of the Ralph
catwalk collections quite retro-oriented in seasons past and, as indicated Lauren logo, inscribed on the cap to add an element of sophistication,’
in this issue of Lucire, in the next season, too. describes Robinson.
Both the name and the fragrance emerged at the same time, according It’s taken 18 months to bring this new yet classic fragrance to the ap-
to Robinson. preciative hands—and pulse points—of Ralph Lauren’s faithful clientèle.
She has worked on the development of such Ralph Lauren brands as The wait for Blue is over. Relax. •
COURTESY L’ORÉAL PARIS
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above: Andrea Robinson, worldwide president of Ralph Lauren Fragrances.
A beautiful life
Grace Willetts and Stevie Wilson look back at one of the
geniuses of make-up, Kevyn Aucoin, who passed before
his time in 2002, and interview his successor, Eric Sakas
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Grace Willetts is a correspondent for Lucire. Stevie WIlson is beauty editor.
hen Kevyn Aucoin In The Art of Makeup, Aucoin details death Kevyn’s two greatest inﬂuences were his
passed away in 2002 threats, beatings and even an arrest for the mother, Thelma, and Barbra Streisand. From
from complications of “crime” of wearing purple pants. Aucoin moved Thelma he gained the strength to follow his
a lifelong pituitary condi- ﬁrst to the city of Baton Rouge in search of a dreams and fulﬁll his great gift. Sadly, she died
tion, he was mourned more hospitable environment. He ﬁnally left shortly after her son, in October 2002. From
not only as one of the Louisiana altogether after being stripped and Streisand, he formed the foundation of his
great make-up geniuses beaten by a department store security ofﬁcer vision: that beauty need not be conventional,
of his time, but as someone who brought stereotypical or prefabricated. Aucoin had
beauty into the everyday lives of countless already learned the power of reinvention from
women. his sisters; Streisand taught him the power of
For years before his death at the age of individuality. He credited her with helping him
40, it had been nearly impossible to book the survive his difﬁcult years in Louisiana. As he
celebrity make-up artist to such famous faces said in The Art of Makeup, ‘She believed in
as Gwyneth Paltrow, Tori Amos and Cher. herself despite the fact that she was uncon-
Aucoin became even more well known ventional. I saw in her my desire to accept my
above: Kevyn Aucoin powder brush.
through his best-selling books. In Making own individuality.’ He eventually fulﬁlled his
top right: The Creamy Moist Glow
Faces, The Art of Makeup and Face Forward, in Liquifuschia. beneath text: The lifelong dream of meeting and working with
he shared many of his make-up secrets, allow- Sensual Skin Enhancer. below left: the famous songstress.
ing readers to experience the transforming The Liquid Cyber Lip in Alurabliss Blue. William Norwich, who co-authored The Art
below right: Kevyn Aucoin Expert Lip
magic of make-up—without an appointment! Tint in Principessa.
of Makeup, wrote that Aucoin saw his work
Though his monthly column in Allure neces- with famous faces as allowing him to ‘pledge
sarily ended with his death, his self-named line his life’s work 24 hours a day to the leading
of beauty products lives on. ladies who [gave] him so much …’
He was born in Louisiana on Valentine’s Eric Sakas, president and creative director
Day 1962 and was adopted a month later by of Kevyn Aucoin Beauty, worked with Kevyn
Thelma and Isidore Aucoin. The ﬁrst of four on the line as his partner. Sakas produced a
adopted children, the budding make-up artist touching tribute to Aucoin titled A Beautiful
and his family lived in Lafayette, deep in Cajun Life and is now a major force behind the Kevyn
country, an unfriendly environment for a young when he was ‘caught’ looking at make-up. Aucoin Beauty line in its current incarnation.
gay man. Arriving in New York aged 21, Aucoin got his He sums up the line’s current focus as having
Aucoin’s intense fascination with make-up professional break by doing test make-up for a ‘“less is more” philosophy—use as little prod-
began early. He even resorted to shoplifting models. He was quickly discovered by Vogue uct as possible to get the maximum results.’
ﬁlm and cosmetics which he used to transform and photographer Steven Meisel, with whom The product line features the basics touted
his sisters into sirens for home-made model he worked closely for nearly a year and a half. by Aucoin throughout his career, such as lip
shoots. Thanks to the nurturing and unﬂagging Over the next few years Aucoin did 18 covers glosses, mascara and a blessedly natural skin-
support of his mother, Thelma, Aucoin’s inter- for Vogue. By 1988, he’d done nine consecu- enhancing foundation.
est survived the often-brutal scrutiny of locals. tive covers and branched out to Cosmopolitan.
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I go, in every top left and far left: Elizabeth Hurley and
Madonna were among Aucoin’s celebrity clientèle, and
face I see, in appeared in his book Face Forward in 2000. left: Kevyn
Aucoin Liquid Patent Lip in Nyalia. right: Aucoin’s
every single books, Making Faces (Little Brown 1999, US$13·97
at Amazon.com via the Lucire Shopping Guide), Face
soul, and Forward (Little Brown 2000, US$23·06) and The Art of
Makeup (Perennial 1996) have become best sellers in
sometimes their categories. above: This New York cover, published
two months after Aucoin’s death, demonstrated how he
even in affected more than just the beauty industry. He was a
part of what makes New York tick.
Kevyn Aucoin high-tech products are now featured, such as Liquid Shimmer Skin
Enhancer, which is guaranteed not to budge until you take it off, and
What sets this line apart from the dozens Cream Moist Glow, a blush that contains three different shades
of recent lines to hit the cosmetics section? so it blends imperceptibly and naturally into the skin, like
Sakas explains, ‘Kevyn had developed the a natural ﬂush. The line recently put together a
line over the past 10 years. … He only wanted bridal look for NeimanMarcus.com. Says Sakas,
to come out with his line when he felt the ‘Our products are great for brides because
products were absolutely perfect. Since he [they’re] extremely long-wearing.’
worked with virtually every product in the Best sellers include Samilke Expert
market over the last 20 years of his ca- Lip Tint, White Liquid Shimmer and the
reer, he saw there was a need to de- original keystone, Volume Mascara.
velop his line based on the absence Sakas emphasizes that each product
of certain products in the market. is not just make-up, but a tool for
He always said that he would never transformation. ‘Kevyn felt that all
develop a line just to have a product women could realize their own true
line out there with his name on it beauty if they had the proper tools
(something he could have done to do so. This is what led him to
many years ago, even before Bobbi develop the line. He also wanted to
Brown).’ Even better, his products give back to the women who were
are accessible to every woman, so compassionate to him while
and not directed at a speciﬁc growing up. He wanted to give
demographic. ‘He wanted to women the tools to empower
create something unique and themselves.’
different from what was out there For those who value
and something that all women of Aucoin’s genius for detail and
all colour could use and beneﬁt technique, tools such as the
from. His 20 years of expertise is professional make-up brushes
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS TO ERIC SAKAS; COURTESY NEW YORK MAGAZINE
built into the line itself.’ and the much-coveted eyelash
In The Art of Make-up, Kevyn curler are also available.
opined, ‘Balance doesn’t mean that As for application tips, Sakas sug-
everything has to be even. It just means gests, ‘Use ﬁngers or brush [when
that it all has to work in a certain way. It applying make-up]. There’s nothing like
has to have an edge, it has to be beautiful, it since it replicates the skin.’
and classical on some level too.’ The same Kevyn often said, ‘Today I see beauty
is true of his product line. It is not the ﬂashi- everywhere I go, in every face I see, in
est; not the line with the most unusual col- every single soul, and sometimes even
ours or the greatest scientiﬁc breakthroughs. in myself.’ Beauty was his mission as well
Sakas claims, ‘We do not believe in trend as his raison d’être. While Aucoin is sorely
colours. We believe (as Kevyn did) that there missed as an artist and innovator, his legacy
are no rules when it comes to make-up. A and philosophy live on in the line while 21st
woman should have the choice to wear century technology further complements his
whatever…whenever she pleases.’ More vision. •
How can one
Wilson talks to
Diana Carreiro and
for the ideal
in beauty main
photograph by Joma
García i Gisbert
Brushing up on beauty
magine Michelangelo trying to paint notebook Nicola Brockie
the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel without his Because there are many great tools on the market it can be-
brushes—his tools. Impossible, right? The come confusing as to what to include in your at-home make-
same is true for achieving a truly polished, up kit, least of all how to use them as a pro would to get pro
professional look with your make-up. Sure, results. Here we spill the beans on some of the best foundation
it’s easy enough when we are pushed for brushes and how to use ’em like a pro.
time to haphazardly slap on some base Once you have experienced using a foundation brush to
here and there, but for a truly ﬂawless look the apply your base, you will probably never want to go back to
right tools are indispensable. using latex sponges again. The ﬁnish that these brushes give is
When beginning your daily make-up applica- gorgeously natural and ﬂawless.
tion, having a perfect canvas—your face—is Dab foundation onto the back of your hand and, using your
crucial. Your other products won’t look as foundation brush, start from the centre of your face using
good unless your foundation is smooth. The downward motions. It is usually not essential to cover the
best trick is to invest in some brushes for dif- entire face with base and always ensure that you feather out
ferent types of foundation applications. the product around the jaw line and into the hairline. A hairline
International make-up artist Diana Carreiro clogged up with product or the dreaded “tide mark” around the
has offered her expertise to Lucire. Carreiro, jaw gives away a shoddy application job. If necessary, blend
whose credits include Vogue España, Vogue out around those areas with your ﬁngers or a large sponge.
and Marie Claire Nederland, has worked with
tons of celebrities including Mira Sorvino, My pick this month is the Pout foundation brush.
Dennis Quaid, Pete Postlethwaite, This brush is the newest addition to my make-up kit and is now
Twiggy, Liisa Winkler and Daria Wer- one I can’t or won’t leave home without. Not only is this little
bowy. Diana doesn’t go to any job without baby a beautiful girly shade of pink but it’s great to hold and
her kit and her full complement of brushes. Editor’s pick easy to use giving ﬂawless results. Because the brush is made
Whether it’s runway or editorial work, brushes from synthetic material, it is easily washable and springs back
make application smoother and less visible. into shape; it will also soak up less product than a natural bris-
There are a variety of foundation brushes for tled brush, which means less wastage. You can use this brush
a variety of foundation types. wet or dry and the tapered end is fantastic for getting right up
under the eyes to banish those late-night circles!
For more gorgeous products from this range, check out
Stevie Wilson is beauty editor of Lucire.
58 lu c ir e n ov em b er 2004
Taklon brush Kabuki brush Brush 411
According to Diana, Taklon (a synthetic bristle) Maybe you are using a powder or loose min- Diana Carreiro provides these words of wisdom.
brushes are ‘best for liquids and creams. eral foundation where Taklon isn’t the brush du On selecting brushes: ‘How much to spend:
Choose a brush that has a rounded, tapered jour. Diana Carreiro suggests using a Kabuki a good rule of thumb is buying the best you
tip for ease of application. If you are using a brush for a powder foundation in a pressed or can reasonably afford. Remember that many
liquid foundation, dispense on to the back of loose format. make-up artists purchase their brushes in art
the hand or if very runny, into the palm of your ‘A Kabuki brush is ideal when opaque foun- supply stores where prices are often one-third
hand. Load brush by swirling and stroking the dation coverage is needed. A good brush will of the make-up industry’s and are often just as
bristles into the product. Start by applying to have dense bristles with a well rounded dome. good or better.
the centre of the face, working out and down ‘Dip brush into powder, and then tap off ‘Also, the denser
fading the colour into the hair and jaw lines. excess. Apply foundation in a circular motion the bristle, the
Reapply wherever more coverage is needed starting in the middle of the face, blending more opaque
by “stippling” (small short touches that togeth- outward.’ the coverage’
er produce an even ﬁnish with the tip of the Here’s an important tip from Diana: ‘If of the founda-
brush pushing the product into the skin).’ you are using a pressed foundation, do tion product.
not swirl the brush around in the com- Choose
Lucire tips pact. Swirling will glaze the product and carefully and
Make sure you use the ﬂat of the brush to ruin the bristles. Always load by tapping ask questions
blend; use the tip to stipple foundation in to into the pressed powder.’ at the counter
cover red spots, dark spots and hide blemishes. to determine if
Taklon brushes are available in a variety of Lucire tips this is the right
prices; the differences are in the ability to ﬂex Less is more. Make sure you tap off brush for the
the brush and come back to normal standing excess to not overwhelm your face with coverage you want
position. product. Also blend, blend, blend by or need.
brushing back and forth and swirling ‘All make-up
Lucire picks the brush around to get excess off but brushes should be
Cat Cosmetics Taklon brush: catcosmetics. also to create a smooth ﬁnish. washed at least
com. once a month in a
I-Iman Taklon brush: shopping.yahoo.com; Lucire picks gentle shampoo
I-iman.com; Sephora. i.d. Bare Escentuals Kabuki brush (right): (ei- ther brush cleanser
i.d. Bare Escentuals Taklon brush: www. www.bareescentuals.com; Ulta stores. from your favourite counter or
bareescentuals.com; Ulta stores and ulta.com Colorescience Mineral Foundation brush: baby shampoo) and allowed to
Select Sephora stores. www.colorescience.com for stores near you. dry ﬂat. Do not stand to dry as this will ruin the
Ulta Taklon brush: Ulta stores, ulta.com. adhesive and handle.’
Japonesque Taklon brush: Ulta stores; ulta. Lay them across a box or the
com; Naimies.com; shopping.yahoo.com. Natural hair brush edge of sink so that the bristles
‘Natural hair foundation brushes are best for hang over the edge and can air-dry.
mineral, loose and compact foundations. ‘Always ﬁnish foundation appli-
Usually used for skin that is very sensitive cation by brushing downward so
and when a medium to sheer foundation that tiny facial hair lies ﬂat.’ This is a
ﬁnish is required. Choose a brush with a well great tip because it’s how you get
Cat Cosmetics Taklon that smooth ﬁnish.
rounded proﬁle with medium to low density.’
Lucire tips Lucire thanks Diana Carreiro (theartist
Make sure you wash this one carefully and grouplimited.com, womancompany.com)
for her expertise in this ﬁrst segment on
that it’s completely dry before using it. Tap off cosmetic brushes and her great tips on
excess before applying to get an even applica- how to select and use the various brushes.
tion of powder.
Next month: powder brushes.
Japonesque natural hair foundation brush:
MAIN PHOTOGRAPH: JOMA GARCÍA I GISBERT; RESPECTIVE MANUFACTURERS AND PR COMPANIES
Colorescience mineral Japonesque
foundation brush foundation
I-Iman foundation brush i.d. Bare Escentuals Ulta brand foundation MAC foundation brush
foundation brush brush
It’s not often discussed, but acne breakouts can be su\ered by some
regardless of age. Bettijo B. Hirschi discusses solutions
Christy Carlson Romano is the spokesperson for the
Based in Alexandria, Va., Bettijo B. Hirschi is founder of Bath by Bettijo. American Counseling Association’s Healthy Skin,
Healthy Outlook campaign. For more information log on
ikely the biggest myth about acne is that it regimen including thorough cleansing with
is a teenager’s problem. This all-too-common bacteria-controlling cleansers and lukewarm
skin irritation continues to bafﬂe many peo- (never hot) water. Follow-up by applying a of acne medication into the skin making them
ple well beyond the legal drinking age. moisturizer that is oil-free or contains skin- more effective,’ explained Dermatologist Susan
Acne breakouts are caused by a combina- compatible oils—like sweet almond, apricot C. Taylor, md, Director of the Skin of Color
tion of skin issues, viz. excess oil secreted by kernel or avocado oils—that will penetrate and Center at St Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center.
the sebaceous glands and build-up nourish the skin, helping balance oil produc- She recommends looking for facial exfoliators
of dead skin cells that clog pores, trapping oil in tion rather then sitting on top of the skin and with ahas, lactic acid, and fruit acids or ones
the follicle. Trapped along with the excess oil are clogging pores, which would aggravate acne. with very small, minimally abrasive particles.
bacteria, which feed on the oil, generating waste Exfoliation is another vital element of a skin Most importantly, she advises that you should
products which irritate the skin. care regimen that will help combat extra oili- let you skin be your guide. If you are dry or
Oilier skin types are prone to acne break- ness and prevent clogged pores. This often irritated you should scale back exfoliation.
For existing breakouts there are a number
The best approach for controlling this irritating of spot treatments available to help conceal
and heal blemishes. Look for formulas with
skin problem is to follow a strict skin care regimen ingredients that ﬁght bacteria and also offer
skin-soothing and therapeutic properties.
including thorough cleansing Skin problems such as rosacea and eczema
can be treated but must be treated differently
outs because they provide more food for the forgotten step is critical as it removes dead than acne. For these extreme skin problems
bacteria. Hormonal changes can also increase skin cells from the skin’s surface, immediately it is best to consult a dermatologist before
oil production, triggering breakouts. The bot- refreshing the appearance of skin and stimulat- selecting a skin care regimen.
tom line: excellent skin care and hygiene are ing new cell growth. On this spread is a compilation of the lat-
vitally important to remove the excess oils and ‘If exfoliation is done gently (i.e. with alpha est effective treatments for acne-prone skin.
bacteria that are associated with acne. hydroxy acid (aha) products and not harsh Should over-the-counter products not prove
The best approach for controlling this irritat- abrasives), then it will not harm acne prone skin. successful or cause irritation, visit a dermatolo-
ing skin problem is to follow a strict skin care In fact, exfoliation may enhance the penetration gist for an evaluation. •
Jurlique Foaming Facial Cleanser Cleansers
• Cleanser with tea tree oil, lavender and
herbal antioxidants. Dermalogica Anti- Zia Aloe & Citrus
• Non-drying for acne-prone skin. Bac Skin Wash Wash
us$26·50 for 8 oz (www. us$18·95 for 6 oz (www.
• A fresh and effective • Lightly lathering, non-oily
gel cleanser, which feels cleanser that gives you
like it really works and a “squeaky clean” feeling
does work. without stripping your skin.
• Deep cleans the skin • Soap-free and does not
of excess oils but is non- contain harsh detergents
drying and calming so it (such as sodium lauryl
works well on inﬂamed sulfate) to provide cleans-
skin conditions. ing that’s as gentle as it is
• Triclosan helps inhibit thorough. Citrus extracts
bacteria on the skin’s gently dissolve pore-
surface as Salicylic acid clogging oil for a clearer
dissolves dead skin complexion.
debris making it ideal for • Aloe and vitamins C & E
blemish prone skin. ﬁght cell damage and pro-
• Fragrance-free. mote healing of blemishes.
60 lu c ir e n ov em b er 2004
Mario Badescu Skincare Eucerin Clear Skin
Oil-Free Moisturizer SPF Formula Skin Renewal
17 SPF 15 Day Lotion
us$22 for 2 oz (www.marioba- us$10·29
descu.com) • This oil-free moistur-
• Lightweight daily moisturizer. izer is specially formulated
• Protects from sun’s harm- with lactic acid, a gentler
ful uva and uvb rays while it aha/bha to effectively
hydrates and softens skin. unclog pores, so it works
• An ideal moisturizer for continuously to help keep
people with oily, acne-prone skin blemish free.
skin as the primary ingredient • The non-irritating formula
is water. is safe for use on sensi-
• Paba-free. tive skin and has uva/uvb
protection. Kiehl’s Blue Herbal Moisturizer
us$22 for 8 oz (www.kiehls.com)
• This oil-free moisturizer is medicated
Exfoliants and masks with salicylic acid to help clear blackheads,
whiteheads and acne blemishes.
• Made with ginger root and cinnamon
bark extracts, this serum absorbs quickly,
penetrating pores to balance oil secretion
helping to prevent formation of new acne
• The formula is dermatologist-tested to
minimize allergy risk.
• Kiehl’s is a ‘Brand with a Conscience’ win-
ner at the Medinge Group, 2004.
DERMed DDF Sulfur Therapeutic Mask MDSkincare
Pumpkin Exfoliating Cream us$34 for 4 oz (www.ddfskincare. Alpha-Beta Peel
us$64 for 1 oz (for store locations com) Home Facial System
call 1 866 433-7633 ext. 100) • A therapeutic medicated mask us$68 for 30 applications
Pumpkins aren’t just for pies, to help manage oily skin and (visit www.mdskincare.
they are incorporated into this clogged pores. com)
mask from Institut DERMed to • Combining the anti-inﬂamma- This unique at-home
heal acne breakouts and correct tory properties of Sulfur with Aloe exfoliation system consists
skin discolorations. Vera, purifying clays and aromatic of two easy steps involving
This retinol peel cream for- extracts. read-to-use pads loaded
mulated from Pumpkin extract • This mask reduces the severity with a precisely calibrated
combines a triple action enzyme of acne blemishes and allows the blend of ﬁve alpha and
with alpha hydroxy acids to control skin to heal. beta hydroxy acids.
oil and stimulate new cell growth. • Frequent use also helps prevent First, a blend of multiple alpha hydroxy acids, mostly de-
A non-abrasive exfoliator, new acne breakouts. rived from fruits, is applied with the exfoliating Step 1 pad.
the cream nourishes skin with Next the Step 2 neutralizer pad is applied delivering a
antioxidants while removing dead combination of antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E and sooth-
cell debris and abnormal pigment ing green tea extract to neutralize the acids in Step 1, caus-
cell clusters, revealing brightly-pol- ing a contraction of collagen that instantly results in ﬁrmer,
ished and smooth skin. more toned skin.
Jurlique Deep Exuviance Rejuvenating
Penetrating Cream Treatment Masque
Mask us$16·50 for 2·5 oz (www.neos-
Firming and nourishing trata.com)
as well as calming, this A deep cleansing home peel
mask is perfect if your masque that helps unclog pores,
skin is looking tired. evens skin tone and smoothes
• Tip: use before special skin. Contains an exclusive blend of
occasions as a “beauty alpha and polyhydroxys to moistur-
ﬂash” treatment. ize, hydrate and rejuvenate.
• Using ﬁngertips, apply an even
Jurlique Moor Puri- layer over cleansed face and neck
fying Mask avoiding eye area.
• Deep cleansing, • Enjoy the delicious apple–citrus
excellent for oily and scent as the mask dries completely
acne-prone skin. for 15–20 minutes. Gently peel off or
rinse off with water.
• Use once a week.
Spot Treatments and Concealers
Yon-Ka Dermacia, Inc. Clinique Acne Solutions Con-
Emulsion Pure LycoGel Concealer cealing Stick
us$36 for 1·7 oz (for store loca- us$35 for 6 ml (www.lycogel. us$13·50 (at Clinique counters or at
tions call 1 800 391-5333) com) www.clinique.com)
• A specialized treatment liquid • Medicated concealer that • More then just a cover-up; soft
for healing and soothing acne provides full coverage as it enough to apply gently and smoothly
blemishes. heals as it hides. to blemished skin, minimizing the ap-
• This intensive multi-action • Unique formula containing pearance of surface imperfections, but
formula heals, rejuvenates, live yeast cell derivatives—a stays put throughout the day.
normalizes sebaceous glands known tissue respiratory factor • Unique Ultracolor Soft Focus tech-
and has antiseptic, anti-in- that facilitates oxygen, allowing nology deﬂects light to cosmetically
ﬂammatory and astringent the skin to breathe, mak- minimize the appearance of blemishes.
qualities. ing it ideal for use on • Spiked with several acne-ﬁghting
• Containing multiple es- irritated skin types (i.e. ingredients such as Salicylic acid,
sential oils, including Thyme, rosacea or acne). sucrose and caffeine, which work to-
Lavender and Cypress, this also • Encourages moisture and oxygen gether to reduce redness, irritation
regulates the lymphatic circulation, which is into the treated zones, assisting in and eliminate excess oil, prevent-
essential for correcting breakouts. the recovery process while creating ing future blemishes.
• Originally developed for use in hospitals for the illusion of perfect skin.
its healing and cauterizing properties. • Contains uva and uvb. Philosophy Hope in a Bottle
• Aside from treating acne, Emulsion Pure can • Topical treatment for congested skin,
also be used to sooth irritations of superﬁcial helping to prevent development of new
burns, insect bites, and after depilation. Editor’s pick acne blemishes.
• Improves coloring and skin ﬁrmness and may • Penetrates deep into the pores to clear
be applied to the whole body if needed. most acne blemishes.
notebook introduced by Nicola Brockie
This month we discovered the Pure Focus out leaving any residue and even without the
range from Lancôme, speciﬁcally formulated mattifying gel left me shine-free, which I have
to target the causes of problem, oily skin that never encountered before with other moistur-
can seriously inhibit the conﬁdence and self izers I have tried, my foundation went on really
esteem of those affected. This system works well and seemed to stay put much longer than
not only on the visible effects on the skins usual.
surface but reaches deep down to the root of The mattifying powder gel is really light
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You’ve got nail
Our hands and feet are often ignored but a manicure or pedicure
could be just the reward for these unsung heroes.
Sarah Priddy and Nicola Brockie provide their tips on nail care
photographed by Douglas Rimington and Joma García i Gisbert
t’s the night of your dream date and accessory and ﬁnishing touch, taking your strappy sandal and champagne ﬂute-holding
everything is set. Little black dress, check. overall look to new levels. Having fabulous shape for spring and summer.
Glitzy little evening bag, check. Sexy feet and toenails is like having a Brazilian and Take the phone off the hook, turn on
shoes, check. Everything is good to go, wearing expensive lingerie; only you know your most relaxing cd and light your aroma-
you are immaculately groomed with your what lies beneath, making you feel oh-so-sexy, therapy—it’s tune-out time.
hair sparkling, your bling blinging and skin indulgent and special. This, my darlings, is the
glowing, but with all your prep and mirror essence of good grooming, doing things just
poses you may have overlooked the very for you and taking care of the tiniest details to Prep
detail that can make or break gorgeous groom- pull your look together completely for signed, The single most important step in nail
ing—hands and feet! sealed and delivered glam. care is to keep your cuticles pushed back on
These four hard little workers do so much So where do we start? Either get a standing a regular basis; this will open up the cuticle,
for us, all day, every day. It’s no wonder they monthly appointment with your nearest and promoting new growth and stronger nails. It
can start to look a little frazzled as they are dearest professional manicurist (get a recom- also makes painting
dunked in hot and cold water and chemicals. mendation from a friend to ﬁnd a great one!). nails much easier if
Nails are assaulted by keyboards and tab tops, Or have a little fun at home, get your girls your cuticles are in
tootsies are squished into our stilettos and together for a giggle and some grooming, or great shape.
smothered in socks, lurking beneath our foot- even do it alone for a much needed recharge Use a few drops of
wear ignored and neglected, often for months and some you time. If you are willing to put in cuticle oil on to each
on end. You can just hear them crying out to the hour’s work (at least) once a month you nail and push gently
be loved! will reap the rewards sooner than you can say, back with an orange-
Girls, it’s time to pay it forward and start ‘Little piggy went to market’. wood stick (no impro-
investing in our extremities. This month, we hung out with Sarah vising here with any
For such small body parts, our hands and Priddy at Sarah Priddy Nails in Newmarket, scary-looking metal
feet can say so much. Perfectly groomed Auckland, New Zealand to get the inside objects, please!). Try
hands and nails are an extension of you and scoop on how best to get our ﬁngers and toes Solar Oil by Crea-
how you treat you! They are also the perfect out of hibernation post-winter and back into tive (right).
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Getting into shape The scoop
One size does not ﬁt all where nail shape is concerned. Sarah Priddy
recommends only letting the free edge of the nail extend just a couple
of millimetres beyond the ﬁngertip at most, to reduce the likelihood of Sarah
breakages and to minimize maintenance time.
A general rule of thumb for shaping nails is to use your cuticle shape Priddy
as a guide—mirroring its shape on the tip of your nail. If, however, you
have a wonky cuticle or just want to try something new, Sarah Priddy We chat to our
offers the following basic guidelines to nail shape versus hand and ﬁnger co-conspirator
Average hands and nails: average-sized hands and nails usually suit a
of this article,
squared-off nail shape which will create a strong nail and a clean look. manicurist
Short, strong ﬁngers and hands: try a squoval shaped nail (squared Sarah Priddy,
off oval) which will elongate the ﬁnger. of Sarah
Very small delicate hands: usually suits an almond-shaped nail. Priddy Nails in
Never ﬁle nails when they have been wet, as they are more prone to
breaking and damage (just like hair). It is also important not to saw back Auckland, New
and forth along the nail when ﬁling but from the outer edge to the centre Zealand
avoiding ﬁling down too deeply into the corners which may leave you
open to infection. How did you get
started in your
right: Kanga nail ﬁle by Creative.
By natural progression and by listening to other women.
I have always kept my own hands looking immaculate
and have always received compliments about them. So,
Exfoliate it was through a want of helping other women to have
There are so many gorgeous scrubs beautiful looking hands and feet in a private, modern,
out there on the market but if you relaxing space with 100 per cent natural treatments that
are pampering at home and want Sarah Priddy Nails was created.
a natural ﬁx Sarah Priddy recom-
mends a mixture of manuka honey What do you ﬁnd as the most fulﬁlling aspect
and sugar heated for 20 seconds of your job?
in the microwave (test heat before The end result! If you can avoid it, you don’t need to
applying). Massage this potion or throw artiﬁcial product onto your nails to get them look-
scrub of your choice into your hands ing amazing. With intensive skin treatments and nurtur-
and feet and wrap in cling ﬁlm and a ing nail maintenance, anyone can walk out of my studio
warm clean towel. Relax for 10 min- with gorgeous hands and feet. I love that I can promise
utes and rinse. You will be suprised people that.
how much of this gorgeous mixture
will be absorbed by your thirsty Deﬁne beauty in three words.
hands and feet. Manicures, pedicures and smiles!
What are your ‘can’t live without’ beauty
above: Crabtree & Evelyn La source revitalizing foot smoother. essentials?
BACKSTAGE: JOMA GARCÍA I GISBERT; PRODUCTS: DOUGLAS RIMINGTON; PHILOSOPHY IMAGE: JASON HURDLE; SARAH PRIDDY: JACK YAN
Christina Fitzgerald Polishes (which you can purchase at
my studio), the Living Nature skin care range, Nurture Oil
Cuticle Oil, Orangewood cuticle stick, ﬁle, Living Nature
Hand Soap and plenty of milk for strong healthy nails!
Describe a typical day at the ofﬁce.
Because my business is still young and I am putting my
energy into growing a larger client base, the dynamics of
each day can be quite different. While the systems of my
manicure and pedicure treatments remain largely the same,
it’s my clients that make the day different and great fun!
this image: The Gingerbread Man Body Scrub by
What will people be seeking this season?
Shorter, easier to manage nails splashed with vibrant cor-
als and pinks as the perfect accessory to all the beautiful
colours and patterns of the new summer fashion ranges.
It is my personal mission to help women see manicures
and pedicures as an essential part of their beauty régime,
not a luxury. Your nails say so much about your personal-
ity and how you take care of yourself, plus they are the
easiest most cost-effective accessory a girl could ask for!
Nails are assaulted by keyboards; tootsies Due to popular demand, I will be offering acrylic nails
in the very near future. Of course, I will always be an
lurk beneath our footwear. You can just hear advocate for healthy, natural nails ﬁrst.
them crying out to be loved!
We love Dermalogica Multivitamin hand
treatment. This treat in a tube will repair your
skin and strengthen nails. Includes spf 15 the perfect treat for tired tootsies
and ﬁlled with healing and soothing ingredi-
ents such as algæ extract, sweet almond oil, Spa Organics Revitalizing Mint
vitamins E and C, licorice extract and gingko Foot Soak. Formulated with ahas to
biloba. Like invisible gloves for the hands and help shed hardened skin and calluses.
feet. Contains lavender, peppermint and
spearmint essential oils.
If you have just used your manuka honey
concoction you will already be ultra hydrated
however for an extra indulgence drop a little
cuticle oil on to each nail and massage in. Next
apply lashings of rich foot–hand cream and
give yourself a nice rub down concentrating on
your ﬁngers and toes, rotating them as you go.
Tip: for a refreshing foot cream without
spending megabucks, try adding a few drops
of essential peppermint oil to your regular hand
or body cream—cooling and delicious!
Have a little fun at home, Weleda Sea Buck- Crabtree & Evelyn Australian Bush Pevonia multi-ac-
thorn Hand Cream. La Source Hand Botancials tive foot cream:
get your girls together Another one of our Therapy. Especially soothing foot thick and rich,
for a giggle and some favourites, packed full formulated with shea cream—peach smells fresh,
of natural goodies—a butter, which will blossom, tea tree promotes exfolia-
grooming, or even do it real treat. soothe and protect and river mint tion with ahas and
alone for a much needed your hands. (slip cotton socks
on after this foot
keeps feet bacteria-
free. Packed with
recharge and some you
DOUGLAS RIMINGTON; PEVONIA AND SPA ORGANICS: JACK YAN; CHRISTINA FITZGERALD: COURTESY THE MANUFACTURER AND
treat for smoother lush ingredients
time tootsies). such as mandarin
orange oil and tea
Be sure that all residue is removed from nails before painting: use a swipe
of polish remover to remove all traces of oil and residue. Separate your little
SARAH PRIDDY NAILS; AUSTRALIAN BUSH BOTANICALS COURTESY THE MANUFACTURER
piggies with rolled up cotton wipes or a toe separator and apply your base
coat. This will provide a nice base for your coloured polish to adhere to and will
prevent staining of the nail if you are using a dark polish.
Work from the middle outwards and allow a minute or two between coats
to prevent “dragging” your polish and ruining your paint job. If you slip up and
paint everywhere but the nail, don’t panic: dip a cotton tip in polish remover
and clean up where you have over-painted. Once your colour polish has had
a minute or two, paint on a clear topcoat which will set your nails hard and
prevent chipping. Avoid the cuticle—varnish stained skin screams trashy!
If there is no such thing as spare time in your life and ﬁve minutes is all you
have—you are best to avoid vampish reds and darker hues, instead try a very
light polish as these tend to dry faster than their darker counterparts and are
more forgiving on slip-ups. Try Christina Fitzgerald’s Barney or French
Vanilla by Clinique. •
above left: Christina Fitzgerald Barney. above right: Clinique Glosswear nail
Nicola Brockie is editor-in-chief of Lucire. enamel in French Vanilla.
Sarah Priddy Nails can be found at the Quest, 31–9
Davis Crescent, Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand.
Telephone 64 9 522-2078, cellphone 64 21 500-621.
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Reminiscent of the ou may think that picking out
glitz and glamour the right shade of red requires lit-
tle luck but it’s actually very easy.
of the 1940s, red In fact, if done correctly, red lip
lipstick wear, colour can make your pearly whites
once reserved for even whiter and is guaranteed to
special occasions, make your smile that much more
is becoming the Start off your red lip colour journey by select-
everyday lip colour ing shades that will complement your skin tone
to sport this season and colouring.
by Ashlea Tate Gabriela Hernandez, President of Besame
Cosmetics, offers the following advise to
choosing the perfect hue for you:
Ashlea Tate is a Los Angeles- • fair and light skin with light hair should
based correspondent for Lucire. choose a deep, velvet colour towards the
neutral or cool range;
• medium brown hair with light skin
should pick raspberry or deep reds with blue
• redheads can get away with coral or
bright apple reds both with warm undertones.
• brunettes with tan or olive skin should
pick warm, plush deep reds.
• silver-grey hair with light skin usually
best suits pink reds or cool crimsons.
So many reds,
so little time
Red lip colour, the beauty Philosophy Kiss
equivalent of fashions little black Me—Red
dress has so many different Sheer hit of berry
versions, textures and varieties it colour that lightly tints
can seem overwhelming at ﬁrst. and conditions the lips
We join you in the quest for your with a variety of fruit
perfect ﬁt. Here are a few of our Clinique Juicy Apple oils and other moistur-
faves. Glosswear for Lips izing emollients. A citrus-
ﬂavoured lip balm that
Lip glosses also smells as wonder-
If you are a girl, like many of us ful—but never overpow-
MAC PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY MAC; PRODUCTS: JACK YAN; SUGARBABY COURTESY KYLIE BLENCOWE/SAX INTERNATIONAL
with a not quiet perfectly sym- ering—as it tastes. See
metrical pout and still want to go www.philosophy.com.
red without looking wonky stick
to glosses which will make your
lips appear fuller.
Lucky Lips Mimosa, Jas-
mine and Violet Lip Shine by
in Raspberry Smash
Want luscious lips with
You, like a lucky chick, can have
lots of shine and sheer
blissfully kissable lips: the mimosa
colour? ColourJuice will Red Haute Crème
jasmine and violet lip shine is
quench your lips’ thirst Brilliance gloss by
absolutely lush. It’s super-slick,
with its juicy glossy ﬁnish MAC
leaving lips lusciously soft with a
and just enough colour
rosy hint of shiny colour us$12.
to make ’em blush.
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SugarBaby cheek eye
and lip tint
In an easy squeezy girly pink
tube, this is safe to
use all over
Lip stains the face
Lip stains are perfect for wearing
(but not all
either on their own or as a long-last-
Philosophy Supernaturals at once) from
ing base for your gloss. You can use
The supernatural cheek and lips to eyes
these to achieve a tiny hint of tint
lip tint was a favourite of our and the apples
or a deep sexy stain depending on
beloved Kevyn Aucoin because of the cheeks.
how many layers you apply and you
it created a lovely, soft, red color See www.sug
can give cheeks a soft blush when
to lips and cheeks for a natural, arbaby.com.
lightly applied with the ﬁngers.
radiant look. The supernatural
Beneﬁt Benetint lip and cheek tint is a lightweight
A sheer ruby tint with a rose fra- gel that gives a long-lasting tint
grance, benetint acts as a base col- that won’t rub off—perfect for
our of red used alone or underneath a barely there make-up look.
your favourite shiny gloss. Visit www. Tastes of pomegranate to keep
beneﬁtcosmetics.com. you sweet.
Ready to wear
If you are going to wear a red lip colour, al- Lancôme Juicy Rouge—
ways remember: wear the red colour and don’t Nectar
let the red wear you. This mouth-watering shade Ramy Red: a truly wearable
‘A red lipstick is going to pull the focus’ is sparkling and fresh with rich burgundy infused with
explains Jane Iredale, president and founder of a big burst of long lasting avocado oil and vitamin E. See
Iredale mineral cosmetics. colour infused with shimmery www.ramybeautytherapy.com.
The trick, according to Iredale, is to keep eye bits! This is ultra bright and
make-up to a minimum, with no heavy shad- ultra shiny and goes that step
ows. For example, try a soft all-over shimmer up from wearing a gloss with its
base shade, liner and mascara. opaque shine and is packaged beautifully
Pair red lips with black attire since the two in a holographic tube.
are a classic, dynamic duo.
‘You’ll be amazed how wearing red bright- By Academy Award-nominated make-up artist
ens your face and takes away the sallow look Tina Earnshaw, Clover is a true, rich ruby
that black tends to give,’ says Iredale. red with magniﬁcent staying power. See
If you are more lipstick than gloss or stain www.tinaearnshaw.com.
here are some of our favourite fuller coverage
‘For a long lasting shine apply a clear shiny top coat,
only to the centre of your bottom lip.’ According to
Hernandez, it was Marilyn Monroe’s favourite trick
Red-hot: how to keep your ruby reds lasting longer
Nothing’s worse than fading ruby reds. To colour to move but will leave the pigment
remedy this lip emergency, Jane Iredale offers behind.
some top tips to keep your pout painted for • Apply lipstick with a brush for greater
longer: precision and coverage than straight from the
• Use powder as a base before applying tube.
lipstick—this will lock in the pigments of the Blot again and apply a second coat in the
colour you are using. middle of the lips away from the edges.
• Follow with lip liner, which preferably ‘For a long lasting shine apply a clear shiny
matches the colour of your lippy. Fill in the top coat, only to the centre of your bottom
entire lip and then blot—this will remove the lip.’ According to Hernandez, it was Marilyn
waxes contained in lipstick which cause the Monroe’s favourite trick. •
opposite page, top left, and right: Imagery from the MAC Red Haute collection.
Avon falls in love
This fall, Avon Color has been reformu-
lated and repackaged with vibrant, modern
colour and the latest advances in technology.
Each item now incorporates Intuitive
Technology. The formulas and ingredi-
ents adjust to your individual chemistry. In
addition, the products come with custom
colour that lets you add and subtract as
Salma Hayek is the new spokesperson
for Avon. She currently features in the new
advertisements for Avon Color’s My Lip
Miracle, a high-tech lipstick which com-
bines with your body’s chemistry to create
a lipstick that is unique.
Towards the cure
Some of the other exciting Avon Color
products available in fall will include Per-
fect Wear Long Lasting Mascara,
Nailwear Nail Enamel, True Color
Eyeshadow and True Color Powder
Blush. All the new products promise long- In 2003, Lucire promoted and contributed to the Avon Walk for
Avon Color is featuring some special
Breast Cancer Research, with one of our team participating in New
colours this fall: Real Reds. Red was big on York. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and we join
the fall runways, and Avon offers this clas- with these companies in raising awareness. Sheri Forrest looks at
sic colour in a range of ﬂattering hues for its products where proceeds go to support breast cancer research
My Lip Miracle (Incredible, Remarka-
berry, Super Red, Berry Delight), Glaze-
wear Liquid Lip Color (Ruby Red, Real very three minutes, a woman This year, the Avon Salon & Spa in Trump
Red, Berry Lavish) and Nailwear Nail is diagnosed with breast cancer Tower, New York is offering free haircuts and
Enamel (Fire Engine Red, Cherry Red, in the us. To promote awareness styling to cancer patients, along with advice
Red Alert, Femme) lines. and support for a cure, October on how to adjust to the impact cancer can
Avon’s second annual Let’s Talk has been ofﬁcially designated have on their appearance. The Avon Salon &
Beauty Tour is providing an opportunity Breast Cancer Awareness month. Spa also offers a special pink robe with the
to test the new Avon Color products before A number of companies have Breast Cancer Crusade Ribbon embroidered
they became available. The nationwide rallied behind this important cause and offer on the lapel. A portion of the proceeds will
tour began on May 15 in Tennessee, and some exciting new products with some or support breast cancer research. Haircuts are
will run until October 26 in Ohio. A sleek, all proceeds going to support breast cancer offered every Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. with
streamlined mobile salon on wheels, the research. Joelle, in Trump Tower, 725 Fifth Avenue at
tour exhibit offers free makeovers and Since 1993, Avon’s Breast Cancer Cru- 57th Street, New York. Avon Salon & Spa’s
manicures from Avon-certiﬁed advisers. In sade has raised millions for cancer research. Pink Robe is available for us$125 (call 1 212
addition to a section devoted entirely to the The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade introduced a 755-2866 to order).
new Avon Color line, there are testers and new set of fund-raising walks in 2003 in which Avon has teamed up with Mark, its new
product samples available for Avon skin this magazine participated: the Avon Walks beauty line, to create three additional “pink rib-
care favourites such as PlanetSpa, Avon for Breast Cancer. The walks are organized in bon” fund-raising products. The Mark Kiss
Anew and Skin-So-Soft. several major cities in the us, drawing large Kit is a limited edition duo of mints and lip
A “salon” at the back of the exhibit pro- numbers of participants. gloss. The mints are sugar-free, heart-shaped
vides a luxurious environment where women
can be pampered and learn about the latest
products and application techniques. top: Andrea Jung, Chairman
In addition, women can donate us$1 and and CEO of Avon; Oscar-
nominated actress Salma
MAIN IMAGE BY TODD WAWRYCHUK; RESPECTIVE PR COMPANIES AND LABELS
sign their name to a Kiss and Commit Hayek; and Kathleen Walas,
card, which is added to the Kiss Collage, a President, Avon Foundation
display decorated with a lipstick-kiss design, at a Foundation event in
Anaheim, Calif. on July 22.
with proceeds going to breast cancer
far left: Avon’s special
research. For more information on the tour pink robe for Breast Cancer
and upcoming stops, visit www.youravon. Awareness Month. left: A
com/ articles/info_library/letstalktour.html. limited-edition nail enamel
from Avon featuring the
My Lip Miracle will launch at the begin- Breast Cancer Crusade
ning of September. New PerfectWear Long- Ribbon.
Lasting Mascara will become available in
October. Contact 1 800 500-avon, www.
avon.com; in New Zealand, call (0508)
777-007 or visit www.avon.co.nz for the
Sheri Forrest is an Irvine, Calif.-based correspondent
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clockwise from top
left: B.O.O.B.S., a book
detailing breast cancer
BMW’s pink seat-belt
and cinnamon-ﬂavoured, and the shiny clear lip cosmetic bag. Special
Fresh Eye Palette for
gloss is rosebud-scented. The kit will be avail- Breast Cancer Awareness
able for $6 in October, while supplies last. Month. Go Smile compact.
Avon has also created a beautiful holiday m.andoni Pink Bow to
Breast Cancer bags.
ornament. The heart-shaped, blown-glass Tweezerman tweezers
ornament has a satin gold-tone ﬁnish and a with Breast Cancer
sheer pink ribbon for hanging. A pink rhine- Crusade logo. Sephora
stone ribbon decorates the front, accented pop-up brush.
with starburst details. This will also be
available in October and through the holiday
season, for us$7·50.
Finally, Avon has teamed up with six inﬂuen-
tial celebrities to create Avon Breast Cancer
Crusade Celebrity Nailwear. Each celeb-
rity created their own special shade including:
Salma’s Hope (Salma Hayek), Sharon’s Heart and recovering from Breast Cancer. Their hu-
(Sharon Stone), Leah’s Courage (Leah Remini), mour, courage and inspiration make this book
Cybill’s Strength (Cybill Shepherd), Tracee’s an inspirational must-read.
Passion (Tracee Ellis Ross) and Ali’s Faith (Ali Another breast cancer survivor, Lisa Kable,
Landry). These colours will be available for founded the company Artemis Woman.
us$3 each through the month of October. She created the Healing Gems skin care line
New Balance sportswear (stockists to bring homeopathic gem therapy to women
at www.newbalance.com) has created a rose and is decorated with a pink pearl and a in the us. Gem therapy has been practised
Lace Up for the Cure Collection, which pink ribbon of china. in non-western countries for some time. For
includes activewear and 12 shoe styles. Each Another fun gift idea is the humorously more information, call 1 805 565-4122.
shoe will feature an embroidered pink ribbon titled new book B.O.O.B.S.: a Bunch of Bags for a Cure is a new handbag line
on the tongue of the shoe. The pink ribbon ap- Outrageous Breast Cancer Survivors. from m.andoni Handbags. The line features
parel features 11 pieces including a visor, tank This book details the stories of breast cancer white or black bags adorned with a pink rib-
top and Ts, a ﬂeece jacket and workout pants. survivors who met at the Wellness Center, a bon. For more information, go to www.mando-
Seat-belt purses are the latest fashion support programme for women dealing with nia.com. continued on p. 115
phenomenon, and now BMW has created a
fashionable pink seat-belt cosmetic bag!
The zipper pull features bmw’s Drive for the
Cure logo. Bmw also offers a invigorating pink
yoga mat. The 24 by 68 in mat is available for
us$18, and the cosmetic bag is us$24; both
can be purchased at www.bmwonline.com or
at bmw dealers across the us.
Bmw’s Ultimate Drive Program has raised
additional funds for cancer research for the
past eight years. For each mile driven in the
Ultimate Drive vehicles, a dollar is contributed
to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer
Foundation. To sign up for a test drive, call
Lenox China has created some special
Gifts of Knowledge. The ﬁrst item is a ivo-
ry china vase with a satin pink ribbon woven
through it. The other item is a pin which can
also be worn as a pendant. It features a single