BOBBI’S GLAM GIFTS
Bobbi Brown has only just unveiled a Christmas gift collection that will eclipse many other brands, so beautiful are the palettes and sets. And, as if that wasn’t enough, this month the Old Hollywood Collection, fronted by Katie Holmes, lands in stores. From my sneak peek, the products are timeless — a nine-pan eye palette (€67.50) contains great classic shades, and elements of these are replicated in the four new nail polishes (€14 each). The star of the collection will be the Old Hollywood lip colour (€29), a shade of daring red worthy of a leading lady! These gems are all limited edition, so snap them up before they’re gone.
Common sense would seem to suggest that dry skin definitely needs a creamy foundation, while oilier skin benefits from a make-up that contains more oil-absorbing powders... yes? Well, that’s not necessarily so. While it’s true that combination/oily skin is perfectly suited to a foundation powder compact, Chanel has now designed one for dry skin. The Vitalumière Compact Douceur, €52, offers light to medium coverage with a naturallooking finish. It also contains an SPF10 and peach-oil extract to hydrate the skin while you wear it. You can buy a refill for €39.50 whenever you need to top up. For women with drier skin who like the