Our fabulous beauty editor, Caro Verster, tried and tested these new products for you.
Dior Svelte is a range of body contouring products that is not only a total luxury to handle, but contains the most up-to-date ingredients that work wonders on the skin. Their latest complex – Dior Svelte Reversal manages to slim the silhouette and firm skin to a new quality. Dior Svelte Body Hydrating and Firming Crème (R520 for 200ml) intensively nourishes the skin while tightening and toning. Dior Svelte Body Beautifying and Toning Oil (R520 for 100ml) delivers a delicious feeling of comfort to the skin.
For stockists, call +27 21 442 7700.
A new lipstick will make your day. In fact, statistics show that more lipsticks are sold during a recession, than at any other time. So, with Lancome bringing out their new L’Absolu Crème de Brilliance, you also get more for your money. A range of delicious new shades – tick; sublime texture and caring ingredient – double tick – wow! Pro-Xylane, a potent anti-ageing molecule, is contained in this formula so your lips feel hydrated, cared for and colourful all at the same time. Look out for the matching L’Absolu Rouge lipstick colour too.
L’Absolu Crème de Brilliance R330, L’Absolu Rouge R330. (rrsp). For more information and for stockists, call +27 11 286 0700.
Candy apple sweetness is now available without the calories. Essie nail colour presents a new range (available for limited time from 1 May) called ‘Sweet Time of the Year’. Tones like Rock Candy ( the sweetest pink), Lollipop (a luscious lick of red) and Mint Candy Apply (a cool mint tone) are calling to be played with. R90 each.
For more information, call +27 11 447 0659. Available at most leading salons, Spa’s and beauty houses.
Night cap anyone? Elizabeth Arden has changed the concept some what and come up with the ideal night cap for your skin – Intervene Skin Tone Perfecting Capsules. A surge of much needed Vitamin C encased in a dose-perfect capsule. Vitamin C works hard to target signs of stress and sun damage from the onslaught of the day and helps stop their damaging effect to the skin. This magic potion can be applied directly on the skin in the evening before your night cream.
R295 for 37 capsules. (rrsp)
Essence – skincare for the youthful skin – brings a new range to combat signs of problematic skin. There’s a line-up of 12 products – both for care and camouflage. Their Anti-Spot Wash Peeling (R40) cleans the skin and rids it of dirt, excess sebum and dead skin cells. Anti-Spot Intensive Night Treatment (R40) combats spots and blemishes over night. Then there’s Oil Control paper with Green Tea (R40) is a mattifying paper with a delicious green tea scent – dab gently on oily patches and watch it disappear.
For more information visit your nearest Clicks. Essence products are exclusive to selected Clicks stores. Call 0860 254257 or visit www.clicks.co.za
Boss Orange for Women introduces the Celebration of Happiness limited edition fragrance. It opens with a burst of sweet apples and white peaches. The heart note is comprised of white flowers, plums and sweet orange blossom. The vanilla base is what gives it its warmth and sensuousness. Sienna Miller is the inimitable spokes model once again and is the perfect dose of happiness for this campaign.
R485 for 30ml. (rrsp)
Temporary tattoo anyone? Did we hear a ‘no’. Did we mention that these were delicate and ultra-feminine decalcomania from the House of Chanel? Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of Chanel make-up decorates the skin with these delicate and ultra-feminine designs. They are designed to dress up the body with precious ephemeral jewels – in other words, you could wear a paper bag, but wearing these as your accessory will get you in to the hottest spot in town.
For more information, contact +27 21 442 7700 for stockists. R630 (rrsp).
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