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GO­ING GAGA

Ex­cite­ment is build­ing ahead of the launch of Fame — Lady Gaga’s per­fume — which de­buts in less than a month across Europe and the States. The black-coloured scent is a dark, mys­te­ri­ous blend of honey, saf­fron and apri­cot nec­tar in­fused with crushed tiger or­chids: a vampy fra­grance if ever there was one! But while we wait for it to hit our stores, beauty buffs in Tokyo have been en­joy­ing an ex­clu­sive Gaga ex­pe­ri­ence since the be­gin­ning of Au­gust. A pop-up shop cre­ated by Gaga and her team in­vites shop­pers to try the scent while en­joy­ing black food and black drinks, all served by shirt­less male mod­els. We can only hope that there are sim­i­lar plans for when the scent launches around Ire­land next month. Chance would be a fine thing!

BRI­DAL BEAUTY

Wed­ding make-up should be ra­di­ant and el­e­gant, for a time­less snap­shot of you at your very best on the hap­pi­est day of your life. Ex­cept that it is a long day and there are hours of pho­tos, so how do you stay pic­ture per­fect? Face facts: while you do want a nat­u­ral fin­ish and to hide any blem­ishes, you do not want shine or red­ness. So skip your reg­u­lar pow­der and pop a pow­der foun­da­tion into your clutch. Ideal for mat­ti­fy­ing touch-ups dur­ing the day, it will help main­tain cov­er­age, so in the last shot of the night you will look as fresh as you did in the first. Ap­ply only as nec­es­sary and with a light touch!

SPOT­TED: NEW TREND!

What have Scar­lett Jo­hans­son, Blake Lively and Dita Von Teese got in com­mon? Aside from be­ing stun­ningly beau­ti­ful, they all have this sea­son’s must-have ac­ces­sory: a beauty spot or birth­mark. Dita’s is tat­tooed on, ap­par­ently, but Scar­lett and Blake are nat­u­rally blessed with pretty moles à la Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe and Cindy Craw­ford. And the new sea­son will be all about the ‘beauty spot’. Chanel make-up di­rec­tor Peter Philips sent mod­els down the Cruise Col­lec­tion 2012 cat­walk sport­ing the vel­vet in­ter­locked CCs of the brand’s logo on their cheeks; oth­ers fol­lowed suit with Swarovski crys­tals and se­quins glued to faces. Start prac­tis­ing now with a dot of eye liner. Ad­ven­tur­ous types, try re-cre­at­ing the run­way look and at­tach a sin­gle se­quin or crys­tal to your cheek­bone with a tiny dot of eye­lash glue, for a big state­ment on a night out! CLIN­IQUE BOT­TOM LASH MAS­CARA €14, Clin­ique coun­ters na­tion­wide This mas­cara has a le­gion of ded­i­cated fans, and it is some­what unique in the mas­cara world, as it was de­signed for the lower lashes only. With the plethora of gi­ant brushes on the mar­ket, ap­ply­ing mas­cara on the lower lash fringe is dif­fi­cult to do, so a very tiny brush makes sense. But the real bonus with this mas­cara is that you can build coats, get­ting a false-lash ef­fect for stand­out eyes. DIORSHOW MAS­CARA €30.50, from Dior coun­ters na­tion­wide The mas­cara that has cult sta­tus is con­sis­tently pop­u­lar with make-up artists and women alike. It has a creamy, build­able for­mula that al­lows time to cre­ate a false­lash ef­fect, and the brush is per­fectly shaped to coat ev­ery lit­tle eye­lash. There is a wa­ter­proof ver­sion, also ex­cep­tion­ally pop­u­lar, that’s great for hol­i­days, warmer weather and, of course, for brides on their big day when emo­tions are high! L’ORÉAL PARIS EX­TRA VOL­UME COL­LA­GEN MAS­CARA €14.99, stock­ists na­tion­wide There’s lit­tle doubt that vol­ume is usu­ally the top re­quire­ment from a mas­cara — and you cer­tainly get it from this L’Oréal of­fer­ing. It’s en­riched with col­la­gen and hyaluronic acid to plump the hairs, but it’s the soft waxes that give the for­mula a sup­ple qual­ity on the lashes, so no more brit­tle, flaky mas­cara. Ap­ply two to three coats to su­per ef­fect. Avail­able in black and wa­ter­proof.

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