Bamboo seems pretty banal until you start looking at the plant’s CV. For one, bamboo scaffolding supports Hong Kong skyscrapers, a testament to its steel-calibre strength. It was a fitting choice then to cast Gal Gadot as the campaign face for Bamboo (from $109), considering the Israeli-born actress won the role of an even stronger entity: Wonder Woman. The moniker of the woody floral fragrance—spiked with bergamot and grey amber— also pays homage to the curved handles on the house’s iconic handbags. Contouring tutorials generally present the technique in
the same way: as the last step of a makeup routine, applied atop foundation. The fine print for New Dimension Shape + Sculpt Face Kit ($55) reads differently: The cream highlighter and darker, cheekbonehollowing shade are designed to be applied on clean skin. Also new is contouring north of the nose with the brand’s New Dimension Shape + Sculpt Eye Kit ($44).
GUCCI’s ESTÉE LAUDER’s