Beauty Grand Prix 2017
Welcome to the 2017 ELLE Québec/ELLE Canada Beauty Grand Prix!
The ELLE Québec/ELLE Canada Beauty Grand Prix is a unique opportunity to make a name for yourself in the cosmetics industry. This prestigious competition offers a judging panel of ELLE readers— your customers — the chance to vote for their favourite products in a blind test. And as for future Beauty Grand Prix competitions, a men's-only judging panel will also be taking part.
Designed to give your brand prime visibility, the Beauty Grand Prix is an opportunity to:
What this Canada-wide competition does for winning companies:
We look forward to having you join us at this fantastic competition!
To register, click here.
It's often overlooked that Victoria Beckham, though assumedly the poshest of the Spices, is delightfully funny. After her Spring/Summer 2017 show at NYFW, she presented her debut makeup collection with Estée Lauder, and interrupted herself to question whether she could say her go-to makeup was sexy. "I'm not saying that I'm sexy," she laughed.
"I’m not a model. I am a woman who has four children," Beckham told us. "I’m a working mom and I am hoping that women all around the world can really relate to me."
"I’ve worn makeup for as long as I can remember," she continued. "I remember going to school when I was really really young, and my mom getting her lipstick and literally putting it on my cheeks and saying, 'You look a bit peaky.' I don’t think I ever go out without makeup on, I like to celebrate being a woman. It is definitely a huge part of who I am, and who my customer is as well."
See some of the standout products in the limited-edition Victoria Beckham Estée Lauder Makeup Collection and Beckham's thoughts on them, below:
Eye Ink in Bitter Clove ($55), now available at select Hudson’s Bay, Holt Renfrew and Nordstrom locations across Canada.
Eye Ink in Charred Emerald ($55), available at select Hudson’s Bay, Holt Renfrew and Nordstrom locations across Canada.
Eye Ink in Black Myrrh ($55), available at select Hudson’s Bay, Holt Renfrew and Nordstrom locations across Canada.
Eye Kajal Duo in Black Saffron/Vanille ($36), available at select Hudson’s Bay, Holt Renfrew and Nordstrom locations across Canada.
"I’m super excited about this Morning Aura," says Beckham. "I said to Sarah [Creal, global partnership initiatives at Estée] when we started to work together, 'Though I know this is a makeup collection and not skincare at this stage, when I get on a flight from London, sit on the plane for 11 hours, then I get off and I am photographed, I want something that is moisturizing, something that will act as a primer, close the pores, lift and give me that beautiful, youthful glow.' I mean who doesn't want that youthful glow? Especially when you’ve been sitting on a flight for so long. They helped me [create] that – because that was asking a lot! – and actually we did it with Morning Aura. This is something that I use underneath and on top of makeup. I’ll put it on my collar bone, on my legs, it's so yummy."
Morning Aura Illuminating Creme ($115), available at select Hudson’s Bay, Holt Renfrew and Nordstrom locations across Canada.
The Paris City Look includes: Eye Foil in Burnt Anise, Eye Kajal Duo in Black Saffron/Vanille, Eye Metals Eyeshadow in Charred Emerald and Lipstick in Chilean Sunset. Available at select Hudson’s Bay, Holt Renfrew and Nordstrom locations across Canada.
"When I travel around the world, I am staying in hotels where the lighting is horrible," says Beckham. "You can never get a decent mirror in the right lighting. So I said, 'Wouldn't it be great if we could create a mirror that had proper makeup lighting around it, and you could travel with that thing, whatever it is?' Sarah [Creal, global partnership initiatives at Estée] and Richard [Ferretti, global creative director for Estée] came to me, very excited with a light box that comes with a collection of makeup. You can actually take out [the mirror]. It's battery operated, it's really light, you can throw it in your suitcase and you have proper makeup lighting."
Victoria Beckham Collection Daylight Edition ($1,465) includes: Highlighter in Modern Mercury, Eye Metals Eyeshadow in Charred Emerald, Eye Foils in Burnt Anise and Blonde Gold, Eye Kajal Duo in Black Saffron/Vanille and Lip Pencil in Victoria. Available exclusively at Holt Renfrew.
Chanel brought a taste of Cuba to St. Tropez for their new Cruise campaign, and we’re in love.
Models Stella Tennant and Mica Arganaraz pose in the breathtaking images, shot by Karl Lagerfeld himself in the South of France.
The colours and landscapes perfectly evoke the island mood of the collection, and the photos have us daydreaming about our next getaway.
Take a look at all of the stunning images from the campaign.
Kylie Jenner demonstrates her skincare routine on Snapchat. Source: Instagram.com/kylizzlesnapchats
Don't have time to commit to a 10-step routine? Just do this.
It would be nice if we could just eat and drink our way to perfect skin: a bite of salmon here, a glass or two or water there. “Unfortunately when you ingest things orally, they don’t necessarily go to the skin to give benefits,” says Dr. Kucy Pon, a Toronto-based dermatologist. “With regard to collagen-based drinks or food, there is not a lot of data in the medical literature to know whether there are true benefits to the skin.” Takeaway: Apply a topical product in addition to any supplements you might be taking.
If you do just one thing in your…
Exfoliate. “A healthy rate of skin-cell renewal is one of the key components of radiant and even-toned skin,” says New York dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross, who recommends the daily use of alpha- or beta-hydroxy acids.
"Scientific research shows that collagen and elastin production starts to decline in quantity and quality when we reach the age of 30,” he explains. A retinoid will stimulate new cell production and “inhibit the body’s natural enzymes that break down collagen.”
Add peptides into your routine. "They stimulate collagen in a very unique way,” says Gross. “The more receptors you put to work, the more firming you’ll see. If your concern is wrinkles or laxity, then it’s an important ingredient to look for in your products.” (See here for more info on why they are key.)
Skin is drier now than ever before. Use an oil, like Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules ($135 for 60), to hydrate and prevent water loss.