BEAUTY BUL­LETIN

The Irish Mail on Sunday - TV Week - - BODY & SOUL -

News leaked in the sum­mer that Chanel de­signer Karl Lager­feld was to cre­ate a lim­ited-edition col­lec­tion with Ja­panese beauty brand Shu Ue­mura. Beauty buffs have long been aware of the cult sta­tus of Ue­mura’s eye­lash curler and cleans­ing oil, never mind their highly pig­mented shad­ows. Word is that Karl uses the eye shad­ows while sketch­ing his fash­ion de­signs and from that the col­lab­o­ra­tion was born. The ‘face’ of the col­lec­tion is Mon Shu, a ‘Pulp Fic­tion Uma Thur­man’-meets-manga graphic that graces all of the pack­ag­ing. So what will be the best in­vest­ment? Most def­i­nitely Karl’s re­worked Eye­lash Curl & Karl, the famed curler with red trim and charm. Mon Shu Girl nail stick­ers will be snapped up too. Ex­clu­sively at Brown Thomas, Dublin, from this month. She had the most im­i­tated hair­cut of the 1990s with the ‘Rachel’ and it doesn’t seem as though Jen­nifer Anis­ton has had a bad hair day since. So it is in­ter­est­ing to hear that she has not only added her name as a celebrity en­dorse­ment to a small high-end Amer­i­can hair-care brand, Liv­ing Proof, but she is also in­vest­ing in the com­pany. The brand’s sci­ence star is Dr Robert Langer, a pro­fes­sor at MIT and pro­lific in­ven­tor. To date he has iden­ti­fied two mol­e­cules that are ef­fec­tive at block­ing mois­ture, one of the main causes of frizzy hair. The cam­paign fea­tur­ing Jen­nifer kicks off next year so watch out for it! For a gor­geous night out, join me at the The­atre of Beauty evening at Har­vey Nichols, Dun­drum, from 6-9pm on Novem­ber 15 — the first of­fi­cial launch event for Look Good Feel Bet­ter Ire­land. All pro­ceeds raised on the night go to help the char­ity run their skin-care and makeup work­shops for women go­ing through can­cer treat­ment. There will be vis­it­ing make-up artists, demos, a drinks re­cep­tion and great goodie bags. Tick­ets cost €15, or €25 for a VIP pass, and a se­lect group of beauty ed­i­tors (in­clud­ing yours truly!) will be on hand to give im­par­tial ad­vice. L’Oc­c­i­tane’s lim­ited-edition shea but­ter hand creams are hugely pop­u­lar. When a new col­lec­tion is re­leased, one cream sells ev­ery five sec­onds some­where in the world. This sea­son, there are three va­ri­eties: Date Bou­quet, Mango Flower and Rose Petals — beau­ti­ful scents and pow­er­ful mois­ture from the 20 per cent shea but­ter for­mu­la­tion, which nour­ishes and soft­ens rough skin. Darphin is a high-end lux­ury brand with a rep­u­ta­tion for cut­ting-edge skin-care tech­nol­ogy com­bined with the ben­e­fits of plant ex­tracts and su­pe­rior es­sen­tial oils. This Satin Oil, con­tain­ing the pow­er­ful an­tiox­i­dant Red Gin­ger es­sen­tial oil, is a won­der­ful win­ter prod­uct that leaves the skin thor­oughly nour­ished and soft with­out feel­ing oily or greasy. Jas­mine adds a sub­tle lin­ger­ing scent.

L’OC­C­I­TANE SHEA BUT­TER HAND CREAM €10.50, L’Oc­c­i­tane na­tion­wide BOBBI BROWN PRETTY POW­ER­FUL €19.99, Bobbi Brown coun­ters

€49, Arnotts and se­lected stock­ists

DARPHIN NOUR­ISH­ING SATIN OIL

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