Dec 1, 2007

Beauty news: Snow white

By: Stefanie Polsinelli
Elle Canada
Dec 1, 2007

Beauty news: Snow white

By: Stefanie Polsinelli

Trend of the month: Snow white

Hello, ice princess! Warm up to a cool mix of frosty-white shadow and pale-pink lipstick, as seen at Jasmine Di Milo and Giambattista Valli. To keep your look pretty -- not ghostly -- choose sheer washes of colour and sweep on a rosy-pink blush.

N.Y.C. Ultra Moist Lip Wear in Chiffon ($2)

Giorgio Armani Cosmetics ArmaniSilk High Color Cream Lipstick in No. 8 ($34)

Nars Eye Shadow in Night Snow ($26)

Pupa Luminys Eyeshadow Mono in 01 ($18)

Rimmel London All Over Pencil in Move ($6.49)

What's new?
Elizabeth Arden sets the gold standard with its newest age fighter. Each single-dose capsule contains a serum rich in lipids and fatty acids that strengthen and plump up the skin.

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Gold Ultra Restorative Capsules Intensive Treatment for Face and Throat ($84 for 60 capsules).

Must-have: Big love
We've got a crush on this makeup palette from Yves Saint Laurent's Limited-Edition Love Collection. Containing sumptuous shades for eyes, lips and cheeks, it's encased in a silver compact that is chic enough to tote on your hottest date.

Yves Saint Laurent Limited-Edition Love Collection Multi-Usage Make-Up Palette ($85)

Win it! Artful dodger
Picture-perfect makeup starts with a flawless canvas. Revlon's Age Defying collection -- comprising foundations, powders and primers -- smooths out imperfections while targeting signs of aging.

Revlon Age Defying Oil Free Makeup SPF 20 and Concealer Compact in Natural Beige ($17)

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Product images courtesy of Geoffrey Ross

Gun control
Romano Ricci, the great-grandson of French couturière Nina Ricci, is a devilishly handsome former race-car driver who left the racing circuit for a far more treacherous course: modern perfumery. Ricci has catapulted ahead with the release of his first two fragrances, Miss Charming and Lady Vengeance. Both are rose chypres. His provocative approach is heralded by the name of his venture: Juliette Has a Gun. "This is a modern Juliette who is nostalgic for traditional courtship rituals but tired of the cowardliness of men," says Ricci, sipping a glass of Veuve Clicquot in the café at Holt Renfrew in Toronto. "She's a liberated woman who has her own means of seduction." Ricci aimed high by enlisting the services of his friend Francis Kurkdjian, one of the world's top perfumers. More creations are in the works.
Juliette Has a Gun Miss Charming Eau de Parfum Natural Spray ($120 for 100 mL)

Ask a derm
Q: How do I care for my dry, chapped lips?
A:"Lips are part of our skin, yet many of us tend to neglect them," says Dr. Lisa Kellett of DLK On Avenue ( "They are mucous membranes, so they are more likely than other parts of the body to dry out -- and arid winter weather just makes the problem worse. Protection is the key to preventing chapped lips. Always apply a lip balm at bedtime to form a barrier. In the morning, apply a formula that contains SPF 30, vitamin E (an antioxidant) and menthol to further soothe them. If you already have chapped lips, a single diamond-peel treatment can remove the damaged skin cells and create a healthy base on which to start applying balm."

Daily Lip Care ($4)

Splurge vs. steal: Shine on

Splurge: Euoko
R-40 Cellular Energy Radiance Cream ($200)

Steal: Neutrogena Illuminating Whip Moisturizer SPF 20 ($23)

Product images courtesy of Geoffrey Ross

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