Nov 23, 2015
Video: The best beauty looks of all time
Nov 23, 2015
Video: The best beauty looks of all time
Just don't forget to blend.
We’ve all been told that foundation should look like skin. This, of course, means skin in the best possible version of itself: poreless, even-toned and free of blemishes. These latest foundations got the memo. Urban Decay All Nighter has three times as much pigment as the brand’s Naked Skin line for total coverage. Smashbox tested its new range in a photo studio to ensure that it holds up under any type of lighting. Skincare ingredients are found in both Almay Age Essentials (collagen, hyaluronic acid, peptides) and Vichy Teint Idéal (vitamin C). L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow stays put for up to 24 hours, and the hydrophobic pigments in Chanel Teint Ultra Tenue keep it in place even in extreme humidity. Then there are the shade ranges: Urban Decay, Smashbox and Chanel boast 24, 22 and 16 shades respectively. Get glowing.
Chanel Teint Ultra Tenue Fluid Foundation on Caramel ($67), chanel.com.
Vichy Teint Idéal Fluide Foundation in Rosy Sand ($38), vichy.ca.
Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Longwear Liquid Foundation in 12.0 ($49), at sephora.com.
Almay Age Essentials Makeup in Light/Neutral ($18), at londondrugs.com.
This morning we had the bombshell announcement—Ange has filed for divorce from Brad!—and this afternoon, we get the statements from both parties.
Brad's is of particular interest a) because he was the one filed against and b) because Ange has filed for physical custody of the six Jolie-Pitts, raising all kinds of questions about what that meannnnnssss.
Here's what he just told People:
“I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well being of our kids. I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.”
This statement is particularly interesting because rumours are swirling that the differences in their parenting styles are a huge factor in why Angelina pulled the plug. According to People's source, they fought alot about how the kids were disciplined.
Kate at the Royal Ascot in 2015. Sophie heading to a government meeting in Valletta.
Kate at the Royal Ascot in 2015. Sophie heading to a government meeting in Valletta.Credits: ELLE Canada Source: Getty
In our excitement for the amazing outfits that are bound to accompany the British Royal's upcoming Canadian visit, we’ve rounded up all the times Kate Middleton and Sophie Trudeau have worn the exact same styles.
Clean and Classic
Both Kate and Sophie have been known to keep their wardrobes stocked with neutrals. An all white ensemble gives off a classy, regal elegance.
Kate with husband William in India. Sophie performing onstage with her husband Justin. (Getty/The Canadian Press)
Kate visiting the set of Downtown Abbey. Sophie at Justin's inauguration (Getty/The Canadian Press)
When they do add a pop of colour, red is a favourite. Sophie Trudeau and Kate Middleton have both donned short and long dress in the eye-catching colour.
Kate at 2011's 100 Women in Hedge Funds Gala. Sophie on the Great Wall of China with her family.
Kate at the launch of East Anglia Children's Hospices. Sophie arriving in China. (Getty/The Canadian Press)
Ladies in Lace
Lace is frequently seen on both women because of the feminine detailing that it adds to their outfits, without being over the top.
Kate at the Royal Ascot in 2015. Sophie heading to a government meeting in Valletta. (Getty)
Who says neutrals have to be boring? In these gorgeous winter coats, Sophie and Kate prove that grey can be far from bland.
Kate at the Commonwealth day service in 2016. Sophie on Remembrance Day. (Getty/The Canadian Press)
Florals are a great way for the royal ladies to have some fun with colour. Kate and Sophie have both been known to sport dark floral dresses.
Kate at 2015's 100 Women in Hedge Funds gala. Sophie on a trip to Meiji Shrine. (Getty/The Associated Press)
We're here for fragrance wardrobes.
This fall, don’t settle for just one scent. “A perfume should show a certain part of your personality depending on how you feel,” says Mylène Alran, perfumer for Bottega Veneta. This season, romance abounds in fragrance. They say opposites attract, which is why Alran added a woody base to the rose in Parco Palladiano VI and why vetiver was added to the gourmand hazelnut in Mugler’s Angel Muse. Flowers, the ultimate seduction tool, are in fragrant heaps in Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Pure (freesia, peony and white lily) and Tom Ford Orchid Soleil (black orchid and tuberose). Looking to escape? Dior’s La Colle Noire transports you to a private garden in France (where its flowers are harvested), while the bergamot and jasmine in YSL’s Mon Paris takes you to Calabria, India and China. Sensuality comes through in the gingerbread and “warm woods” in Serge Lutens’ Baptême du Feu and the heliotrope and raspberry in Paco Rabanne’s Lady Million Privé.
Givenchy Dahlia Divin Le Nectar de Parfum Intense Spray ($112 for 50 mL), at thebay.com.
Tom Ford Orchid Soleil Eau de Parfum Spray ($140 for 50 mL), at sephora.com.
Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey Pure Eau de Parfum Spray ($108 for 50 mL), at sephora.com.
Serge Lutens Baptême du Feu Eau de Parfum Spray ($155 for 50 mL), at ogilvycanada.com.
Dior La Colle Noire Eau de Parfum Spray ($245 for 125 mL), at dior.com..
Christian Louboutin Trouble in Heaven Eau de Parfum Spray ($375 for 80mL), at christianlouboutin.com.
Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano VI Eau de Parfum Spray ($330 for 100 mL), at bergdorfgoodman.com.
Paco Rabanne Lady Million Privé Eau de Parfum Spray ($98 for 50mL), at thebay.com.
Angel Muse Eau de Parfum Spray ($78 for 30 mL), at sephora.com.
Perfumer Armand Petitjean, who founded the house of Lancôme in 1935, was a huge proponent of living life “à la français.” This year, the house pays homage to Petitjean with a collection of six new fragrances, a mix of floral and oud scents, each blended by a different nose. Maison Lancôme Les Parfums Grands Crus (prices vary, starting at $215 for 100 mL), at lancome.ca.
Inspired by the affair between Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel and Arthur “Boy” Capel, Olivier Polge, master perfumer for Chanel, expressed Capel’s sense of style and virility through a rose geranium and fougere accord (a mix of coumarin, musk, geranium and lavender often used in men’s colognes). He then used lemon grass, orange blossom, sandalwood and vanilla to bring in a feminine energy. The result is an olfactory combination of fire and ice, strength and creativity – and the passion that exists somewhere in between. Chanel Boy Eau de Parfum Spray ($420 for 200mL), at chanel.com.
“Fundamentally, fragrance is about being sexy and attractive,” says Michel Germain, the founder of Séxual Paris perfumes. He should know: Germain was drawn to the world of fragrance when he met his wife and was mystified by her refusal to wear scent. “She said, ‘I’d wear perfume if I could find one that made me feel sexual,’” he says. “That got my attention!” His new creation, Séxual Paris Tendre, is a blend of warm amber, rose and “champagne” mandarin meant to evoke a French romance. Séxual Paris Tendre ($107 for 125 mL), at thebay.com.