Alber Elbaz and his magic wand

This time around he used his magic for his first make-up adventure with Lancôme.

Elbaz_portretElbaz questioned what he could bring to the world of cosmetics, but this is how he explains his contribution: “Once I was in a fancy place where there was this group of people that were all shining. The shoes were shining, the hair was shining, the skin, watches and diamonds — but the eyes were not shining. I thought if I were to do a project I would love to do a ‘happy eye’ project to make the eyes shine.”

Wouldn’t it be amazing to enter his brain for one day and see how he works his magic? Later today I will be off to London for the Vogue Festival and I am soooo looking forward to his talk on Sunday. More about that when I’m back in the Sofischoice office.

The limited-edition collection Hypnôse Show is due to hit counters worldwide on June 15.

Beauty update: Teint Visionnaire

It’s been a while since I’ve done a beauty post, so I’m happy today to share with you my view on the new foundation from Lancôme: Teint Visionnaire. I’ve been using the product now for several weeks and I LOVE it! I’ve got normal skin with an oily T-zone and I’m very high demanding when it comes to a foundation. The Teint Visionnaire has a satin finish and enough coverage to give you a natural looking perfect skin. A nice extra of this fond de teint is that there is also a small amount of the Visionnaire serum in it, so it doesn’t only make you look good… it also does good for your skin. The product comes with a concealer hidden in the lid of the bottle. The consistency of the concealer is a bit thicker than I’m used to, so I had to try out different ways to apply it. I figured out that it is best to use your fingers so you can smoothen the substance a bit. Coverage is very good and it holds all day long. This is also true for the fond de teint by the way. So, overall I am very happy with it and I’ve added it on my list of little beauty treasures.


The Golden Hat Foundation

The foundation is the inspiration of one mother’s efforts to help another. When Kate Winslet narrated A Mother’s Courage: Talking Back to Autism, a documentary about a young Icelandic boy named Keli Thorsteinsson living with autism, the Oscar-winning actress and mother of two became inspired to make a difference. Autism is a complex condition, but the mission of the Golden Hat Foundation is simple: improve the lives of people with autism around the world.

As Lancôme ambassador, Kate Winslet teamed-up with the cosmetic brand to create a special three-product line to benefit her new Golden Hat Foundation.

A new project to attract attention to the foundation and autism, is a book. Kate Winslet’s, The Golden HatTalking Back to Autism, is a special project from the Academy Award-winning actress–a collection of one hundred stunning self-portraits from A-list celebrities and cultural luminaries, all wearing her “golden” hat to support autism outreach and research. The book is now available in stores and online via Amazon.

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