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French skincare brand L’Occitane has announced it’s plans to add a  flower-inspired makeup line to it’s range of skin and body care products. Having tried color in the past unsuccessfully, execs have hopes that the collection will draw new customers to the brand, as well as a younger demographic. The line is to change regularly, and will rotate new collections every few months, all based on floral themes.

First up, a peony-inspired makeup collection that will hit stores worldwide within the next month, and will include eye, cheek and face colors, as well as bronzer, lip color and lip gloss.

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Laure Masson, L’Occitane’s U.K. Marketing Manager, said: “The peony is a symbol of beauty and femininity in the Mediterranean.” L’Occitane went as far as to consult peony expert Jean-Luc Rivière, to get the theme just right. Each product’s shade is inspired by different varieties of peonies; for example, the line’s Healthy Glow Face Bronzer is inspired by the yellow-hued Mine d’Or peony, and the flower remains a theme throughout the product’s cardboard container, as well as its outer packaging.

The color line comprises 19 items, including lipstick; lip shine; tinted water, which can be used on lips and cheeks; lip balm, and illuminating powder. Makeup brushes and a fragrance, Paeonia, are also part of the collection. The eau de toilette, which includes notes of bergamot, grapefruit, peony, rose petals, sandalwood and white musk, and brushes will remain part of L’Occitane’s lineup permanently.

Prices will range from over $10 for some lip balm to over $40 for a Paeonia perfume.
 
[Via WWD]






Supermodel Gisele Bündchen has launched a new natural, eco-friendly skincare line called Sejaa Pure Skincare. The line promises to use “thoughtful” packaging and recycled paper; whole plant extracts and 100% natural ingredients.

25588_356705609508_322368494508_3395181_3094434_n.jpgThe range includes a free radical fighting day cream ($70), restorative night cream ($70), and a detoxifying mud mask ($56), which can be purchased individually or as a kit ($130).

Bündchen told Vogue magazine that she decided to develop the skincare line after a humbling experience working with abused girls and women. “I wanted to teach girls to love themselves and take care of their bodies,” she says, “I have made the simplest, purest cream - an everyday cream - but it comes with an affirmation. I want to help myself in any way I can to be more conscious, more present, more aware, more happy. And if my philosophy or products can help to make others happy, then I’ve been successful.”

As if we didn’t have enough reasons to admire Gisele!

Available at Sejaa Pure Skincare.




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You’re probably well-aware, but tinted moisturizers can be your BFF, especially during the sunnier seasons. They’re a great lightweight, everyday alternative to foundation. But most importantly, they’re one of the most reliable way to protect your skin from UV Rays. Because let’s face it (pun intended), applying both sun block and some sort of color daily can be a chore, and very easy to forget.

Protect your face with five of the most popular tinted moisturizers.

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Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15,  $34 Sephora












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Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer — Oil Free, $42 Sephora








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Josie Maran Tinted Moisturizer, $38 Sephora










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*Cost-effective!* Boots No7 Soft and Sheer Tinted Moisturizer,  $11.99 Target






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Sephora Collection Perfecting Tinted Moisturizer SPF20, $21 Sephora








Because most tinted-moisturizers range anywhere between 10 - 30 SPF, if you’re planning on being under sunlight for an extended amount of time (think, sun bathing) we recommend using a higher SPF lotion instead.





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