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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.” ■