Beauty news: Pretty penny

Aug 28 2007 by
Categories : Beauty

What's hot this month? ELLE picks the best.


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."

Neutrogena 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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