JENNY IN A BOTTLE
Both the name and packaging are modest yet sophisticated. Inside, a surprisingly upbeat and versatile blend of rose, ylang-ylang, bergamot, jasmine, musk and sandalwood that’s fresh and just the right amount of sweet. Dior gets inspired by its ambassador Jennifer Lawrence for its first new women’s perfume – aptly named Joy – in nearly two decades. Our review: As with J Law, it’s so hard to hate.
that refract light (it can be used on the face, eyes and lips, and promises to work on every skin tone). The whole lineup boasts a whopping 132 shades, from the white Microliner Ink pencil (its thin tip guarantees precision) to the Àuoro pink Neon Buzz Visionairy Gel Lipstick. There are also ¿ve brushes, including the Daiya Fude Face Duo with a blender that mimics the touch of a ¿nger without absorbing product on one end, and a multi-purpose diamond-cut brush on the other. Oh, and the packaging’s now all cool, timeless black. What to do when the grand dame of Japanese beauty, Shiseido, overhauls its makeup collection and, in doing so, rewrites how it’s perceived and used? #Àatlay of course.
Instead of being categorised by product type, the items here are known by their texture. The intense Lacquer Ink Lip Shine and Kajal Ink Artist (an eyeliner/shadow/brow ¿ller) for example are known as Inks, while the imperfection-blurring Modern Matte Powder Lipstick and Essentialist Eye Palette go under Powders. Then there’s the highlighterlike Aura Dew, which is reportedly made of super ¿ne Japanese pearls