Thursday, June 19, 2008

The One

What a novel idea—to be able to leave the house naked. Bare. Nude. Without makeup. So we did with Skin Perfection Gel from Per-fekt Beauty, the first product in a line of skin perfectors that do just that—perfect the skin with just one product. One.

Don’t take this the wrong way, we love our stash of beauty supplies—more blush, bronzers, highlighters and glosses then you can shake a stick at—but sometimes all it takes is just that one to leave you glowing.

Its mousse-like texture goes on like butta and instantly improves skin tone, reduces redness, and helps minimize the appearance of enlarged pores and fine lines. Alpha-lipoic acid (a powerful antioxidant found naturally in the human body) improves skin’s clarity and vitamins A and E help repair, protect and prevent future damage. Sweat-proof, water-resistant and designed to be worn alone—it comes in either translucent or 4 gorgeous shades—or with your favorite beauty products, Skin Perfection Gel acts like a colour magnet, extending makeup’s wear.

Per-fekt Beauty
Available at Sephora or online at or

- Jennifer Sgro


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Brazilian Beauty

Homegrown beauty turned super model and Lancôme spokesperson Daria Werbowy recently launched Brazilian Earth Colors, a collection of lipstick, lipgloss and eyeshadow.

The special edition collection—which Werbowy collaborated on with Lancôme—is in support of Centro Espacial Vik Muniz, a Brazilian charity that supports arts education programs for young adults in Rio de Janeiro. Werbowy was so moved by its programs during a trip to Brazil, she immediately approached the Lancôme team about creating products that could be sold to benefit Centro Espacial.

This limited edition collection is based on all the beautiful earthy tones reminiscent of Werbowy’s time in Brazil and includes Color Fever lipstick in Beige Caracai, Color Fever Gloss in Nude Prainha, Color Design Eye Shadow Quad in Carnet de Velours.
Being beautiful never looked so good!

Available at Sephora

- Jennifer Sgro


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Easy as 1, 2, 3

The Spa Facial Collection from Lisa Hoffman (wife of legendary actor and Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman) is luxury skincare for women on-the-go or those of us who just love pretty pink packaging.

Developed by Lisa, an avid traveler, these mini packets contain all the products you need for a complete facial at home or on vacation. Lisa had the common problem of having to pack and unpack all of her favourite beauty products while traveling which can be quite a pain. She also had to decide which products to take and what she could survive without for a few days. With these portable packets you don’t need to leave anything behind and they take up practically no room in our ever-shrinking luggage.

Ten easy steps (each one numbered for newbies) take you from ho-hum to purified and polished. Each perfectly portioned tube is airtight to keep the products fresh and maintain their effectiveness.

Products include: Purifying Cleanser, Toning Lotion, Clay Mask, Treatment Serum, Hydrating Mask, Hydration Booster, Lip Exfoliator, Lip Moisturizer, Eye Treatment and Moisture Seal Cream.

The best part are steps seven and eight – Lip Exfoliator and Lip Moisturizer. They leave lips soft, conditioned and ready for your favourite gloss.

Lisa Hoffman
Available at Bergdorf Goodman, Apothia at Fred Segal and online at

- Stephanie O'Born


Monday, June 16, 2008

Base Coat

Lise Watier’s Plumpissimo La base is lingerie for the lips. A sheer primer that you can’t see but makes your lips feel fabulous. We're talking red carpet fabulous!

Collagen micro-spheres plump while the peptide complex fights wrinkles and fine lines around the contour. The neutral shade of the primer allows the true intensity of your lip colour to stand out and stay put.

Without the painful tingle that you get with most other lip plumpers this product offers real results.Lipstick and gloss last much longer and lips feel dense and full.

An extra boost of moisture leaves lips soft and sexy.Ready for a night on the town or day at the office.

The built-in brush is handy but dab on with fingertips for the best results.

Lise Watier
Available at Sears and The Bay in Canada, Naimies in the United States and online at

- Stephanie O'Born

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