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There are some beauty brands that have stood the test of time.
EstÃ©e Lauder will turn 60 years old in 2016; the iconic Chanel brand was started in 1909 and is now in its 106th year. LancÃ´me just celebrated its 80th anniversary, marking eight decades of innovation with great bravura.
To mark that milestone, LancÃ´me released an exclusive video that marks a tribute to French elegance, and talks about the vision of Armand Petitjean who started the company with the intent to “beautify women and increase their happiness.” The name “LancÃ´me” was inspired by the ruins of a French castle, and everything about the brand is reflective of the country’s style and grace.
Whether you were inspired by the romance of this Valentine’s Day weekend, a perfect smile could always use a beautiful pout for balance. Here are some products and tips that will get you smiling in no time.
Bodyography Electric Lip Slides ($20)
The name says it all: these lip slides are an elegant hybrid of lipstick, gloss and stain and the net effect is quite loud and glossy —in the most elegant way possible. The ingredients are also emollient which means you don’t have any of that pesky tackiness that comes with so many lip products these days, which is especially helpful for a ni
Akin to our Independence Day, Bastille Dayâ€”July 14â€”officially known as French National Day, celebrates the success of the French Revolution, particularly the storming of the Bastille, a prison/fort that housed political prisoners.Â That event paved the road to France becoming a republic and the famous slogan: LibertÃ©, Ã‰galitÃ©, FraternitÃ©.Â In France, the day is commemorated with the country’s oldest military parade, and Francophiles around the globe raise a glass a don a beret in celebration.
In addition to revolution, the French knack for beauty is appreciated far beyond the country’s doors. Here are some French beauty products that we love deserve to be
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I opened the silver bullet-shaped lip gloss by clicking on the tiny clasp that reminded me of a purse, and applied the new LancÃ´me Lip Lover to my dry lips and expected to get that all too familiar tacky feeling, but there was none.
LancÃ´me Lip Lover ($23) may be the best lip gloss in the world right nowâ€”if you want a dewy shine. The consumer reviews haveâ€”for the most partâ€”been upbeat (one user on Sephora.com said, “This is the second Lip Lover that I purchased because I really liked my first one”). I would venture to say the same, but would add that while the moisturizing benefit and the imparted glowing dewiness are excellent reasons to buy this lip gloss, t