ODE TO ICONS
A tribute to the scents, the shades, and the names that have added wonder to the realm of beauty
In the field of beauty, the industry’s best names did not crack the business to peddle simple promises. L’Occitane, Laura Mercier, La Prairie, Diptyque, Murad, and Chanel may differ in how they choose to define the beautiful life, but all share a sense of foresight and years of ceaseless innovation.
Rustan’s, the retail powerhouse responsible for introducing some of the industry’s most iconic names to a local audience, is holding its Beauty Addict Event on Sept. 15, where patrons can revel in their collective love for storied brands. To give a preview, we’ve rounded up the products that have made the leap from breakthrough inventions to household favorites.
Take Laura Mercier, and how it has fashioned the Silk Crème Moisturizing Photo Edition Foundation that takes care of any visible blemishes. The lauded make-up artist understands that a longwearing formula with rich pigment is the secret behind flawless concealment. Of course, the real technique behind great skin starts with meticulous care that only the likes of fruit and vegetable-rich Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield SPF 30 and La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream can give. Combining glowing skin with saturated hues on the lip—ones that Chanel has mastered with their Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Color—provides an alluring contrast to the bare facial canvass.
While cosmetics enhance looks, scents improve the experience. L’Occitane’s Aromachologie Relaxing Hand and Foot Balm gives more than just soothing relief; its blend of lavender, bergamot, mandarin orange, sweet orange, and geranium oils also exudes fragrance that calms and captivates. The fragrance of Diptyque's L'Ombre dans l'Eau evokes the feeling of walking in an English garden with Bulgarian rose petals and blackcurrant bushes. The bottle of perfume has been loved by both those who recall their travels and those who've yet to reach the shores of England.
For those of us who live oceans away, Rustan’s has helped these storied global brands penetrate the Filipinos’ beauty psyche. Today, there are more who add their own stories to the long heritage of these brands. On Sept. 15, the Beauty Addict Event celebrates all these, and customers can get exclusive access to invitations by way of their Beauty Addict Card—another chance to partake in the brands’ legacies that have spanned continents, years, and ethnicities.
From left to right: Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Color in Pirate, Chanel; Silk Creme Moisturizing Photo Edition Foundation, Laura Mercier; L’Ombre Dans L’eau, Diptyque; Skin Caviar Luxe Cream, La Prairie; Invisiblur Perfecting Shield, Murad; Aromachologie Relaxing Hand and Foot Balm, L’Occitane, all available at Rustan,s.