Give a star performance this holiday season and look luminous in any light – under the starry sky, next to the glittering Christmas tree or under the Northern Lights that illuminate the sky! Kiss the stars with pearlescent lipsticks and get starstruck with beauty gifts that will bring you joy!
REACH FOR THE STARS WITH NARS
Beauty queens, get starstruck with the NARS Holiday 2022 Collection! The new limited-edition sets of cult favorite iconic essentials come in an exclusive star-studded ornamental packaging.
All eyes are on you with the Stargaze Eyeshadow Palette. It features 12 intensely pigmented eyeshadows, including high-performance mattes, pearlescent powders, silky satins, and glittering toppers.
Too hot to handle? The Some Like It Hot Mini Lash & Cheek Set features Mini Bronzing Powder in Laguna, Mini Climax Mascara, and Mini Blush in Orgasm.
Give in to your craving for colour with the lip duo Dragon Girl (below).
Last but not least: Kiss the stars with Audacious Lipstick in new warm beige shade Ava (below).
(In Switzerland, the NARS Holiday collection is available exclusively at Jelmoli and Globus.)
A SPARKLING AND AFFORDABLE FRENCH BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDAR
Count down the days until Christmas with a whirlwind of surprises in the Nuxe advent calendar. The object of all desires is back in a limited edition, revealing a hypnotic pattern with a sprinkle of golden bubbles. Its 24 doors conceal iconic Nuxe miniature care products and fragrances made in France. The perfect gift for yourself, your mum or your best friend!
A LIP BALM WITH A PLUMPING EFFECT
Infused with restorative Kokum butter and mango butter, Nutritive Lip Balm by Sisley Paris soothes dry and damaged lips and relieves the discomfort, the tingling and the tightness caused by daily environmental damage. It plumps, softens and smoothes your lips.
The new balm comes in a lovely frosted pale pink glass jar and has four beneficial complementary actions: restoring, protecting, beautifying, and keeping lips looking youthful.
AN INSTANT RADIANCE BOOST FOR YOUR SKIN
Make-up, excess sebum, urban pollution and impurities build up throughout the day, leave the skin looking dull and dirty. Therefore, a face make-up removal that restores the skin’s purity, freshness and radiance is essential.
The new Exfoliating Enzyme Mask by Sisley Paris is a cross between an exfoliant and a mask. Its purifying action revives the skin’s radiance and illuminates the face. The light white powder transforms into a rich cream upon contact with water. Suited for all skin types, including sensitive skin, it incorporates Papain, a natural fruit enzyme with an exfoliating action contained in papaya. It stimulates the natural regeneration process while respecting the skin barrier, thus helping to eliminate impurities. Vitamin B3 rids the skin of its dull veil while also giving it a radiance boost.
CONCEAL, CORRECT AND ILLUMINATE YOUR SKIN
From a dull complexion to spots, dark circles, pigmentation flaws and fine lines – a correcting concealer helps to solve these problems. The new Sisley Stylo Correct subtly disguises blemishes and helps to minimize their appearance. The texture offers a lightweight full coverage. Simply apply the tip of the stick to blemishes, then use the foam tip to blend away any edges. Its soft-focus effect leaves the skin looking more even and disguises any pigmentation flaws.
Stylo Correct also has a skincare action. It conceals blemishes without drying the skin out. Alpha-bisabolol of natural origin soothes the skin.
LET IT GLOW WITH THE NEW CHRISTMAS BOX SETS BY NUXE
An explosion of colours and happiness made in France: 10 elegant Nuxe boxes with shimmering highlights are guaranteed to make eyes sparkle. Add some glitter to the life of someone special!
The pink Christmas set is a celebration of the scent Prodigieux Floral that exudes an uplifting breeze with its joyful floral notes. It contains four iconic Nuxe products: Huile Prodigieuse Florale 100 ml, Prodigieux Floral Le Parfum 15 ml, Scented Shower Gel 100 ml, Indoor Candle 70 g.
Moreover, Nuxe has launched two new products: Honey Lip Care contains lavender honey from Provence as well as organic camelina oil. It comforts the lips like a rich balm and enhances them with a beautiful shine and a non-sticky satiny finish.
Pamper your dry hands and nails with the Cica Rich Handcream by Nuxe, which protects hands from aggressions like cold, wind, friction, excessive washing, alcohol-laced sanitiser, etc. Its hydrating cream texture with a velvety touch is enriched with Centella Asiatica and lavender honey.
If you travel to Paris, one of the best addresses for a scented massage ritual is the Nuxe Spa.
IT’S YOUR MOMENT TO SHINE WITH GOLD, SILVER AND BLACK!
The fall/winter make-up collection by Italian brand Naj Oleari is inspired by a bold, luminous colour palette for glamorous looks. Make-up to wear like a piece of jewellery to enhance any outfit.
The Golden Glamour Collection adds a touch of colour to the complexion by illuminating it with sophisticated micro-pearly finish. The focus is on the gaze: eyes are framed with graphical flourishes and touches of colour with contrasting accents.
Luminous Perfection Blush is a velvety, illuminating blush that creates a healthy glow (above). The highlighter enhances and accentuates the complexion, while the blush adds a perfect touch of colour.
Precise and practical, the new long-lasting eyeliner pencil in Galaxy Black and Luminous Gold (below) creates a luminous outline. Its bold stroke goes on quickly, creating on-trend, graphic looks.
If you’re still looking for the perfect Christmas make-up gift, take a look at Naj Oleari’s amazing limited-edition value and travel kits – the heart-shaped palette Il Cuore, the Cherry Beauty Box or the briefcase-shaped La Postina.
A NEW WOODY AMBERY EAU DE PARFUM FOR MEN
James, the new eau de parfum by Atkinsons, captures the spirit of those who dare to pursue their passions. Men who are fond of Lubin fragrances will love it. Like James Atkinson, the brand’s founder, who came to London and, although an outsider, became the toast of the town, by virtue of his talent, flair and originality.
James, a fragrance that blends woody ambery notes with spicy facets, was created by Olivier Pescheux (DIptyque, Jil Sander, etc.) and Yann Vasnier (Tom Ford, Jo Malone, Arquiste). The fresh start embraces a warm ambery-floral heart and rests on a classy woody dry-down of elegant vetiver and patchouli.
KOREAN AND JAPANESE BEAUTY PIONEERS
Skin Therapy by Erborian, a very successful French-Korean cosmetics brand, is a bi-phase lightweight oil that contains 17 plant extracts. It can be used before or instead of your usual night cream and acts while you sleep.
The new oil smoothes, plumps and nourishes the skin. Moreover, it reduces fine lines and wrinkles as well as signs of fatigue. Skin becomes more supple and radiant. It adapts to all skin types, is quickly absorbed and doesn’t leave any greasy residue.
The ingredients of the new Ultimune Power Infusing Hand Cream by Shiseido are based on a double anti-ageing technology. It moisturizes and protects the skin from external damage, making the hands smoother.
EMILY IN PARIS WOULD LOVE THIS ICONIC FRENCH BRAND
Roger&Gallet’s lovely signature round soap has adopted a new, more colourful dress code. They are so gentle that they are perfectly suited for all skin types and can be used on both the face and body. The 8 round soap bars come in 4 energizing scents (Bois d’orange, Cédrat, Gingembre Rouge and Fleur d’Osmanthus) and 4 relaxing scents (Fleur de Figuier, Néroli, Rose and Feuille de Thé), signed by the leading master perfumers.
The new collection of four body lotions is your best ally this winter. They nourish the skin and provide a long-lasting hydration. The light texture is absorbed instantly and leaves your skin moisturized and deliciously scented.
SERUM WITH HYALURONIC ACID AND BOTANICAL OILS
The anti-aging Nuxe Super Serum 10 will be available in a deluxe 50 ml version in January 2023. This super concentrate with natural hyaluronic acid and thousands of micro-spheres of fractionated botanical oils has been created for all skin types. It targets wrinkles and dark spots and improves firmness. Skin is smoothed, plumped and more luminous.
A BEAUTY NIGHT CURE FOR DAMAGED HAIR
Sleep is a great beauty ally. During the night, the release of the sleep hormone melatonin allows our skin and hair to regenerate. Consequently, the hair is in ideal condition to receive a stronger dose of nutrition than during the day. Christophe Robin’s new night ritual (video) is composed of two treatments targeting different types of damaged hair: The Night Recovery Cream with White Lotus Flower for fine to medium hair and the Night Recovery Monoi with White Lotus Flower for medium to thick hair. Soothing textures with specific concentrations of active ingredients strengthen and nourish the hair.
At night, before going to bed, apply onto dry, freshly brushed hair working in sections from roots to ends. Wrap hair and leave overnight rinse and shampoo in the morning.
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