New Products You Simply Can’t Live Without
(Okay, so maybe, technically, you can live without them, but why would you want to?)
By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS
It seems that the science of beauty just keeps making more and more breakthroughs.
And while there are at least a jillion products in our personal beauty arsenals that we would never ever consider replacing, we are constantly having to expand our bathroom or makeup table beauty space to accommodate those absolutely-must-have new items that keep popping up on the market.
So without further ado, here are some of the best new beauty products that will no doubt be encroaching on your housemate’s bathroom shelf territory in weeks ahead.
Everybody knows that when it comes to bright red lipsticks, no one does it better than Dior.
But now the French demigod of fashion and style has conquered yet another pucker-worthy shade of daring lip color: Pink!
Yes, Dior has added the slogan “Be Dior, Be Pink” to its international beauty repertoire, and created a new lustrous lip lacquer, Dior Addict Stellar Shine.
This next-generation lip shine delivers an unparalleled patina luster, as well as hydration and sheer, vibrant color to make your lips radiant.
Dior Addict Stellar Shine Lipstick comes in 24 luminous, ready-to-wear colors in three unprecedented glowing finishes: Glazed (with pure, unadulterated shine), Sparkle (with the brilliance of diamonds) and Mirror (with a daring metallic finish).
Infused with aloe vera and natural beeswax to create a fresh effect on the lips from the very first application, Stellar Shine has five fine, ultra-sensorial oils to leave lips feeling bright, baby soft, nourished, hydrated and comfortable all day long.
And its longwear formula stays put for up to eight hours with no smudges and no rubbing off on glasses or cups.
Dior has also just introduced a new variation on its Miss Dior fragrance theme, Miss Dior Eau de Toilette.
The olfactic epitome of an ideal spring day, Miss Dior EDT is a quintessentially feminine chypre floral scent with delectably lush top notes of blood orange and mandarin that quickly open into a seductive heart of Grasse and may roses, intertwined with a soft bouquet of lilies-of-the-valley.
There is also a vibrant hint of Tunisian neroli.
This romantically dreamy fragrance closes with a lingering musky sweet aura of Indonesia patchouli.
One of the places you are sure to find these fabulous new Dior products (along with the brand’s other indispensable staples) is at that Shangri-la of all things beauty-related, Sephora. (Has anyone ever managed to enter a Sephora store and not come out with at least six new cosmetic wonders?)
Well, the good news is that there is yet another Sephora store in Mexico, in the far south of Mexico City at the Centro Comercial Paseo Acoxpa.
The new, ultra-slick. ultra-modern store — number 24 in Mexico and number 11 in Mexico City — was officially open on the start of May, and offers a selection of more than 45 exclusive brands, including hair, fragrance, skincare and color products.
And speaking of Sephora, there are a number of life-changing, beauty-hacking, miracle-working new products there that are definitely worth checking out.
Take, for instance, Anastasia Beverly Hills’ new Dipbrow Gel, a waterproof, super-pigmented, one-stroke-will-do-ya’ mascara for your brows that will leave you looking Brook Shields-beautiful in seconds (okay, I admit it, I am a bit brow obsessed).
And then there is the Alterna Haircare Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Essentials collection that infuses your tresses with antiaging caviar to restore and protect against environmental damage.
And did I forget to mention Marc Jacobs’ Beauty Accomplice Instant Blurring Beauty Powder, which not only controls shine, but blurs away imperfections and gives your face a naturally radient glow?
Oh, yeah, and then there is … okay, forget about my list, just make a beeline for the closest Sephora and find your own new beauty treasures.
Anyway, back to the opening of the new Acoxpa Sephora.
In attendance at the gala event were Argentine actress Maca Achaga and Sephora México marketing director Carla Nassif.
The opening was so chocked full of people that it was hard to even move about, which is a sure indication that the new Acoxpa Sephora is going to be a major success.
It is worth noting that, since the launching of its first cosmetic boutique in France back in 1970, Sephora has opened nearly 3,000 stores worldwide, and now offers a plethora of beauty services that run the gamut from master classes to skincare consultation.
Deodorant may not be the sexiest topic to discuss, but unless you have an unarm-odor-fighter that can get you through the day, you can pretty much forget about making a good impression on people, no matter how gorgeous you look.
But the problem with most deodorants is that they can be harsh and irritating, leaving your underarms chafed and rough-feeling.
But not Uriage’s new Déodorante Douceur, made especially for sensitive skin.
Aluminum- and alcohol-free, this Uriage Déodorante Douceur provides a true touch of softness as well as 24-hour protection against unpleasant odors.
Déodorante Douceur inhibits the enzymes that cause excessive perspiration and controls body odor all day long, thanks to its anti-adhesive action.