4 Jun 2014
Forever… Great Name… Great Lip Colour

Forever… Great Name… Great Lip Colour

kevynaucoin. com – the art of makeup   Lip colour… sometimes a dash can make you feel confident enough to conquer the world. And that’s a feeling that I want to last forever. Do you know what I mean? 

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27 May 2014
Little Lifesavers

Little Lifesavers

  Travelling is tough on the skin and the skin-care routine. These two are my little lifesavers.   Have you tried Homeoplasmine cream? One of those ‘squeaky squirrel’ secret products loved by make up artists. It soothes and smoothes… and at the moment that works for me.   I have also been using my Embryolisse Concentrate (another

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20 May 2014
The Chop

The Chop

 The chop… What I mean is the haircut. I had a biggish one recently… a chop, a cut… now I have a messy bob. Not long, not short… somewhere in the middle. One length but messy… not so strict around the edges… less formal. 

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7 May 2014
50 Shades Of Grey… Kevyn Aucoin

50 Shades Of Grey… Kevyn Aucoin

  NEW YORK had me thinking in shades of grey. It’s unavoidable in a city of soaring skyscrapers.   There must be more than fifty shades… there must be a million different tones. A city captured in grisaille.   Strange how my mind works. All that grey, rising above me and all around me… I started wanting

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30 Apr 2014
Aedes de Venustas… Scented Beauty In New York

Aedes de Venustas… Scented Beauty In New York

  I still enjoy the old fashioned way of shopping. The discovery and excitement of beautiful surroundings combined with personal service and expertise are the best experience of all. Aedes de Venustas in the West Village of New York is that kind of store.   I have been searching for a new fragrance… something with

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30 Mar 2014
Going Nude

Going Nude

Going nude?? Not these days… except in my make up… :) The season trend for fresh faced beauty and neutral shades is one that I am ready to follow. Cate Blanchett wore it beautifully at this year’s Oscars… not to mention her gown and those super fabulous earrings. A couple of small additions to the

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26 Mar 2014
The ‘Have To Have’ Tom Ford Illuminating Primer

The ‘Have To Have’ Tom Ford Illuminating Primer

    This week French Essence is thinking beauty… The ‘have to have’ Tom Ford Illuminating Primer. It’s springtime and after the long winter months… our focus is on renewal and freshness. How we apply our make-up… and what make-up we apply… can make all the difference to the appearance of our skin. It’s not

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25 Mar 2014
Cosmetic Surgery… Madonna… And More

Cosmetic Surgery… Madonna… And More

elizabeth taylor from the film, ash wednesday    This is how my thought process went… and sorry if it’s all too much for a Monday… but you know how it is… when the idea is there… I like to talk. I watched a video that Madonna made to launch her new skin care line MDNA.

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6 Mar 2014
Morning Beauty

Morning Beauty

How I have missed the rhythm of life, our farm and everything that spending time in Provence means to me… but life changes and when I am in London I revel in the vibrancy… the contrasts between big city beauty and urban gritty… Truth be told I adore both places… and remind myself on a

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17 Feb 2014
Do You Have This In Pink?

Do You Have This In Pink?

Who doesn’t love pink? I have always been a fan… of all shades from the nudes and the sugar sweets through to the Schiaparellis. Pink is a flatterer… it’s gentle on the complexion and works perfectly with black… What’s not to love? The colour pink has made a splash on the runway recently… new season’s fashion

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22 Jan 2014
Changing Colours

Changing Colours

cinemagraph – jamie beck /kevin burg   It’s right about now that I start to get tired of my make-up look. It’s time for changing colours. The season has kicked right in… the festivities are over… and spring seems a million miles away. Even though I am sweltering in this Australian heat my head is

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