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PRECIOUS METALS – SILVER, GOLD, COPPER & MORE

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Posted by 01.03.12

We knew that gold and silver are good for your pocketbook but what about your complexion? Shades of gold, silver and copper have long been staples of color cosmetics counters, but now precious metals and trace elements are appearing in everything from makeup to skincare. Check out our picks to up the ante on your beauty portfolio.

GOOD AS GOLD

Known for its energizing properties, gold is one of the key ingredients in luxury skincare like La Prairie’s Cellular Radiance Concentrate Pure Gold ($580). Obviously opulent and luxurious, this concentrate is the brand’s gold standard of anti-aging that features 24-karat gold as well as newly developed peptides.

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GOOD FOUNDATIONS – HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT ONE FOR YOUR SKIN, PART II

Posted by 04.28.11

Choosing the right foundation can be a daunting task for any woman. There are so many choices available from liquids, creams, powders, mineral brands and tinted moisturizers.  You need to know your skin type before you buy. Dry skin can feel tight throughout the day and may frequently show signs of flaking or irritation, so a foundation with moisturizing ingredients is what you need. Oily, blemish prone skin takes on a shine by lunchtime so you need to blot excess oil and avoid putting on any ingredients that may contain oil that can clog pores and cause breakouts.  And whether dry or oily, all women want to look radiant. Here is a look at foundations specially formulated to provide

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GOOD FOUNDATIONS – How To Choose The Right One For Your Skin, Part I

Posted by 03.17.11

Complexion Perfection for Dry, Dehydrated, Lined and Wrinkled Skin
Without a doubt, foundation can make or break your makeup look. Not wearing foundation or using it incorrectly can add instant years to your face. On the other hand, it can camouflage a world of ills, helping you present your best face forward to the world. But finding the right foundation requires a bit of research. Many women use the same old products for donkey’s years, even though these may not be the best choices.  Whether your skin concerns are dehydration or lines and wrinkles, with the plethora of foundations on the market, you can find one that’s just right for you. No matter how flawless your complexion

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Scent and the City: Cities, Neighborhoods and Streets that Inspire Fragrances

Posted by 11.30.10

A SCENT OF THEIR OWN – PARIS, NEW YORK AND TOKYO INSPIRE FRAGRANCE CREATIONS.

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Fragrances named after cities is not exactly a new idea, but it’s not an overused one either. Paris, the City of Lights has long inspired perfume – think 24, Faubourg from Hermès and the Yves Saint Laurent tribute, YSL Paris. But last month, the concept took on a new ruffle with news that the city of Beverly Hills will market three scents capturing its unique well-healed lifestyle to boost the city’s own bottom line.
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