ELLE (Canada) - - Beauty - Haute fra­grance and fash­ion houses go to­gether like cham­pagne and a cel­e­bra­tion. They just make sense.

Wear­ing per­fume just got pretty. This By Kil­ian gold tas­sel neck­lace ($295) holds a mi­cro-en­cap­su­lated ce­ramic fra­grance disk that’s scented to or­der. Choose from any of the 29 orig­i­nal By Kil­ian fra­grances, in­ter­chang­ing rose and am­ber oud disks as it suits your mood. If you’re all about multi-func­tional jew­ellery, this is a life

chang­ing gift re­quest. Santa, baby?

OUT OF THE BLUE Whether skimmed along the lash line or lightly pat­ted over lids, this royal-blue hue is cap­ti­vat­ingly chic.

CoverGirl Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Sap­phire Flare ($6.49). For de­tails, see Shop­ping Guide.

BLUSH HOUR Pra­bal Gu­rung’s de­but foray into makeup is a thing of beauty fan­tasy—es­pe­cially this moisturizing cream blush.

M.A.C x Pra­bal Gu­rung Cream Colour Base in Co­ral Lu­mineux ($84)

f there’s one thing mod­els know (aside from how to walk in six-inch stilet­tos down a McQueen run­way), it’s that hav­ing beau­ti­ful, fil­ter-free skin doesn’t come easy. That’s why dur­ing Fash­ion Week, they make a bee­line for Tom Pecheux’s makeup chair. Pecheux is one of the most in­flu­en­tial artists in the world and leads the beauty di­rec­tion for high-pro­file shows such as Derek Lam, Al­tuzarra and Bal­main. Aside from Pecheux’s makeup mas­tery, the spe­cial at­ten­tion he gives to skin prep in the bustling back­stage area is leg­endary. He typ­i­cally spends any­where from five to 15 min­utes work­ing fa­cial oils like Rodin Olio Lusso and high-per­for­mance mois­tur­iz­ers like Estée Lauder Pore Min­i­miz­ing Serum into mod­els’ del­i­cate, oft-ex­hausted faces, us­ing a press­ing—never rub­bing or drag­ging—mo­tion.

Th­ese “facelift fa­cials”—pair­ing skin­care prod­ucts with in­vig­o­rat­ing mas­sage tech­niques—have long been favoured by French­women for their lifting, firm­ing and detox­i­fy­ing ben­e­fits (de­signer Sonia Rykiel’s skin guru vis­its her Paris pad seven nights a week) be­cause they pro­vide a fast fix to lack­lus­tre, tired or puffy skin. Mas­sage is the an­swer, says Dr. Amy Wech­sler, a New York-based der­ma­tol­o­gist. “Deep-tis­sue mas­sage helps to re­duce in­flam­ma­tion and re­lease ten­sion in all parts of the body; the same is true with the face,” she says, adding that the mas­sage mo­tion nat­u­rally helps to re­duce in­flam­ma­tion and fluid re­ten­tion by boost­ing the lym­phatic sys­tem.“This helps elim­i­nate tox­ins from the skin and in­crease cir­cu­la­tion that will pro­vide a glow and flush to your face.” h

UN­DER PRES­SURE If you’re in­ter­ested in reap­ing the ben­e­fits of hands-on skin­care, El­lis Hol­evas, Cana­dian trainer for Bi­ologique Recherche, says it’s all about pres­sure in the right places. “Mas­sage for the face should al­ways start work­ing from the dé­col­leté and then to the shoul­ders and neck,” she ex­plains. “Then move on to fo­cus on the jaw­line and around the eyes and fore­head. Mas­sage should uti­lize the whole hand with gen­tle pres­sure. Al­ways move up, never down. No need to help grav­ity.” ■

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