Aug 28, 2007

Beauty news: Pretty penny

Elle Canada
Aug 28, 2007

Beauty news: Pretty penny


Trend of the month
Pretty penny
Forget the Midas touch. Instead of gold, take your look into fall with shades of copper. Seen at Viktor & Rolf and Nina Ricci, this tawny hue is a warmer, subtler alternative to flashy metallics-and the perfect way to show off what's left of your summer tan.

Clockwise from top:
Cover Girl TruShine Lipcolour in Bronzed Shine ($9)

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place ShadowStick in Bronze ($19.50)

M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish in Global Glow ($29.50)

Lise Watier
Métal Liner Long Lasting Eyeliner in Gaïa ($17)

What's new?
Although it looks (and smells) like orange Jell-O, the latest from Kérastase is a rinseout mask for unruly curls. Part of the new Oléo-Curl range, the treatment fi ghts frizz, thanks to softening palm and Shorea oils.

Kérastase Gelée d'Huile Oléo-Curl ($50)

Two of a kind
Opposites attract with Hugo Boss' disparate yet complementary new fragrances: XX for women and XY for men. XX has notes of lychee and basmati rice, while XY has pear-tree leaf and basil. Ads feature actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers-who, having played Elvis Presley and King Henry VIII, knows a thing or two about magnetic attraction.

Hugo XY Eau de Toilette ($68 for 60 mL) and XX ($72 for 60 mL) Eau de Toilette


Intensive care
Just one drop of DuWop Payoff ups the intensity of your eyeshadow. The clear, water-based substance soaks up pigment, transforming muted powder shades into vibrant, creamy liquids with added staying power.

DuWop Payoff ($19)


Ask a derm

Q: Summer has taken its toll on my skin. What professional facial treatments do I need, and how can I reproduce the results at home?

A: "You'll need a combination of treatments," says Dr. Lisa Kellett of DLK On Avenue ( "The first is micro -dermabrasion to remove dead skin cells. Crystal peels are good for thicker skin types, while diamond peels are perfect for people with sensitive skin. The next is a laser treatment called Lumenis One, which uses a light source to help repair skin damage, such as sunspots. You'll need a series of six of each treatment. At home, use a micro-dermabrasion scrub or a cleanser with exfoliating beads. To lighten brown spots, use a topical bleaching cream-anything with hydroquinone works well -- once a day for at least three months."

Advanced Solutions At Home MicroDermabrasion System ($60)

Visage Gentle Cleansing Cream ($10.69)


Splurge vs. Steal
Smooth moves:
Splurge: Jo Wood
Usiku Organic Body Oil ($115)
Steal: Yves Rocher
Jardins des îles de Polynésie Traditional Monoi Body Oil ($14)

Garden State
• What is it? Nina by Nina Ricci, the latest fragrance from the renowned fashion house.

• Sweet temptation Although best known for L'Air du Temps -- the classic scent first launched in 1948 -- the House of Nina Ricci has introduced nearly 15 fragrances since its inception 75 years ago. Its newest offering, geared toward the under-35 set, takes its inspiration from Eve's temptation in the Garden of Eden. The red glass bottle -- aptly shaped like an apple -- is a modern interpretation of Fille d'Eve, a 1952 Nina Ricci scent. The fruit theme continues with notes of toffee-apple and appletree wood, along with praline, vanilla and white musk.

Nina by Nina Ricci Eau de Toilette ($62 for 50 mL)

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