Lancôme And St. Jude Partner To Create “Moments Of Happiness”

“Finding a way to bring moments of happiness to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, with joy and grace, is a delicate balance. I applaud the work that Lancôme is doing with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.” Lancôme ambassadress Julia Roberts.

Lancôme, a brand devoted to “la vie est belle”, is expanding its commitment to St. Jude to bring moments of happiness to patients and their families by supporting the cause in a bigger way than ever before. For the past five years, Lancôme has partnered with St. Jude through various fundraising efforts and is now elevating and expanding their support. The Moments of Happiness campaign will begin this month and will include regional in-store events with celebrity makeup artist Mickey Williams, an interactive social media “hand heart” campaign and nationwide fundraising efforts that will benefit St. Jude throughout the year.

As Lancôme’s national charity partner since 2010, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its leading work finding cures and saving children. Lancôme respects St. Jude’s passion for research and dedication to making a difference in the lives of millions of families.61631

Through state-of-the-art research, Lancôme pioneers new concepts in beauty, while always remembering that true beauty lies beyond appearances. Since visionary pioneer Armand Petitjean founded the brand in 1935, Lancôme has epitomized timeless glamour with a quintessential French touch. Lancômes ambition is that every woman who comes to the brand to look more beautiful leaves feeling happier.

Today the world’s leading luxury beauty brand continues to inspire with its elusive je ne sais quoi of effortless French chic and the very best in quality, style, and transformative results. With a presence in 130 countries, over 20,000 beauty advisers in as many points of sale relay Lancômes message of French excellence, with incredible service and iconic products such as: L’Absolu Rouge, Hypnôse mascara, Dual Finish, Teint Idole, Advanced Génifique, Visionnaire, Absolu L’Extrait, Tresór and La Vie Est Belle.st-jude-childrens-hospital-logo-beauty-and-the-beat-blog

The brand continues to offer every woman the best in beauty through its Elite Membership Rewards Program, which allows customers access to exclusive offers, products and uniquely indulgent experiences through brand partners. Lancômes ambassadresses include Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Penélope Cruz, Lupita Nyong’o, Lily Collins, Alma Jodorowsky and Daria Werbowy.

From October 18th to October 24th, the brand will donate $1 directly to St. Jude for every transaction made on Lancome-usa.com and at counters nationwide. This includes bestsellers such as La Vie Est image002Belle, a fragrance collection that embodies happiness, and two products known for award winning innovation – Définicils Mascara and the Génifique skincare collection. A limited-edition bracelet will also be offered at counters for incremental donations.

Our work with St. Jude began in 2010, and every year, it’s becoming bigger and bigger, and better and better,” says Xavier Vey, President of Lancôme USA. It’s a very important partnership for Lancôme. It was rooted in a strong, shared belief in research and innovation that can transform lives. But that was just the beginning. For these families facing difficult times, we bring a slight moment of happiness. And that’s fundamental for Lancôme, because the brand is all about bringing happiness beyond beauty. We like to say that at Lancôme, you come to a counter to look more beautiful, but you leave happier.”

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Research and treatments pioneered at St. Jude have improved the childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to 80%. No family receives a bill for treatment, travel, food or housing; no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay. The majority of funding for St. Jude comes from individual contributions through programs like this, and helps ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Lancôme has been a dedicated partner of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the past five years and we are truly grateful for their innovative approach in raising funds and elevating awareness of our life-saving mission through this new campaign,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “Lancôme’s support means St. Jude can continue to freely share its discoveries so that one child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientist worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.”

Specific retail partners are also supporting the cause. From October 16th through October 24th, Lancome and Dillard’s will donate $2 of every transaction to support research and treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. HSN will also be featuring the campaign during the brands scheduled appearances on October 24thand 25th. In addition, Lancôme invites fans and followers to Instagram or Tweet hand hearts” with the hashtag #LancomeGivesBack* and the brand will make a $1 donation to St. Jude in their honor.

Celebrity Makeup Artist Mickey Williams will also host makeover events at select Dillard’s and Macy’s counters throughout October. For more information about these events and how to get involved go to lancome-usa.com.

For more information, go to www.stjude.org.

Lancôme Launches Limited Edition Anthony Vaccarello For Lancôme Color Collection

For Fall, A Chic Look with Rock-Style Aspirations

This year, Lancôme invites the Italian-Belgian fashion designer Anthony Vaccarello, the creative director of Versus Versace, to bring his raw, contemporary perspective on beauty to a daring new collaboration. Introducing the Anthony Vaccarello Color Collection for Lancôme, a capsule line that transposes his signature style to the eyes and lets women make a bold, sartorial statement with every strong gaze.

Lancôme - Anthony Vaccarello / Fall 2015

Lancôme – Anthony Vaccarello / Fall 2015

Known for his ultra-modern and energetic designs, Vaccarello’s work projects a liberated, confident attitude. His fresh and assertive creations usher in a new era in contemporary design, combining subtle femininity with graphic splendor. Considered a virtuoso with blacks, whites, and neutrals, he now brings his love of contrast to eye color with dazzling, nuanced shades that shimmer perfectly over nude flesh.

 Anthony Vaccarello Color Collection for Lancôme - Blue Mania

Anthony Vaccarello Color Collection for Lancôme – Blue Mania

 Anthony Vaccarello Color Collection for Lancôme -- Green Fever

Anthony Vaccarello Color Collection for Lancôme — Green Fever

 Anthony Vaccarello Color Collection for Lancôme -- Golden Black

Anthony Vaccarello Color Collection for Lancôme — Golden Black

The result is three sensual eye shadow palettes for an endless array of statement-making eye looks. The limited-edition collection Hypnôse Palette in 3 fashion-forward color combinations ($50 each. Available September 2015 exclusively at Net-A-Porter.com, while supplies last) offer dynamic, perfectly-tailored light and dark effects. Each one comes in a chic leather-effect case embossed with golden, glam-rock style typography and slashed with Vaccarello’s hallmark diagonal cut. The palettes enclose four luminous shades made with mother of pearl and vivid pigments, an eye-liner created with an innovative wet/dry formula, and a pair of magnetic, professional applicators. The limited-edition shades include Golden Black, for resplendent looks crowned by a golden aura; Green Fever, with a mysterious and scintillating air; and Blue Mania, for a touch of sincerity pierced by raw intensity.

Introducing Lancôme Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturizing Collection

Each day, emotional and environmental stresses affect skin’s self-defense capacities, which can lead to skin becoming dehydrated, sensitive and uncomfortable. But Lancôme is on the job. Introducing Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturizing Collection for 24-hour hydration. Designed to help fight the visible signs of fatigue, Hydra Zen provides intense hydration, one of the first steps in any beauty routine to preserve skin’s appearance. The range is dermatologically tested and designed to comfort and soothe all skin types, even sensitive skin.

Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturizing Cream

Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturizing Cream

Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturizing Cream

An enveloping texture, this formula leaves skin feeling more comfortable. Upon application, the subtle and luscious cream texture melts into skin for instant comfort. Results: lastingly hydrated, skin appears refreshed and smoothed. Price: $56 for 1.7 fl. oz./50 ml.

Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturizing Cream-Gel

Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturizing Cream-Gel

Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturizing Cream-Gel

A pleasant texture, ideal for combination skin. Results: lastingly hydrated, skin appears radiant and smoothed. Skintone looks fresher and more even. Price: $56 for 1.7 fl. oz./50 ml.

Hydra Zen Moisturizing Beauty Essence

Hydra Zen Moisturizing Beauty Essence

Hydra Zen Moisturizing Beauty Essence

Hydra Zen Moisturizing Beauty Essence provides intense hydration, leaving skin feeling soothed and comfortable. Price: $49 for 6.7 fl. oz./200 ml.

Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturizing Overnight Serum-in-Mask

Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturizing Overnight Serum-in-Mask

Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturizing Overnight Serum-in-Mask

Forget the stress, tension and fatigue built up over the course of the day and prepare your skin for a nighttime radiance boost. This anti-stress moisturizing overnight serum-in-mask penetrates quickly to provide intense overnight hydration. A concentrate of freshness, this exceptional formula combines the freshness of a serum with the relaxing application of a night mask. Price: $59 for 2.5 fl. oz./75 ml.

The Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturizing Collection is available now at select Macy’s Lancôme counters and lancome-usa.com

Beauty Tips for Great Summer Skin Care

We are now in the dog days of summer and the intense heat we (have had) and are experiencing is wrecking serious havoc with both our skin and lives. This is especially true in the Las Vegas desert. But experts from the city’s top spas are willing to share tips from their arsenal of beauty secrets on how to attain the best summer skin and hair, whether guests prefer to splurge at their on-site spa or try a DIY remedy at home. For those of us who doesn’t live or plan to travel to Las Vegas anytime soon, I also included are some pretty effective beauty products available on the market.

Reinvigorate Dull Skin
Expert: Jane Cox, Director at BATHHOUSE Spa at Delano Las Vegas

Indulge: The harsh transition between winter and summer can make the skin look dull. To revive a sluggish appearance, BATHHOUSE Spa at Delano Las Vegas offers its Tropical Scrub and Massage, which features a guava-scented scrub packed with Vitamin C and antioxidants to enliven and rejuvenate skin.

DIY: After being bundled up for so many months, Cox advises to let the skin breathe. It’s as simple as creating your own exfoliator – a sugar-and-salt scrub with equal portions sugar and salt mixed with your favorite essential oil – and applying a warm washcloth to the body. The mixture ensures that the dead cells of winter are scrubbed away, leaving skin smooth and bright.

For more than 80 years, Lancôme, the world’s leading luxury beauty brand, has epitomized beauty and glamour with a quintessential French touch. Women seeking the finest in beauty look to Lancôme for the highest quality in skincare, encased in timeless style and delivering scientifically proven results. The brand continues to strengthen its reputation as a makeup authority and skincare innovator, not merely keeping pace, but surpassing expectations by continually taking science and creativity to new levels.

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You can also tone and soften with Lancôme Absolue L’Extrait Mist ($140, www.lancome-usa.com/): This superfine hydrating mist is powered by natural rosewater, known for its ability to soften and hydrate skin. Each refreshing spritz not only smells like a rose garden, but also tones and moisturizes on contact. Lock in deep-diving hydration with Lancôme  Absolue Precious Oil ($185, www.lancome-usa.com/ ). This brilliant new face oil, made with Rose Essential Oils and seven other pure botanical essences, is brimming with natural antioxidants and vitamins to moisturize and revitalize all skin types. Drench your body in moisture with Lancôme Nutrix Royal Body Lotion. Enriched with Royal Jelly, Shea Butter and Chestnut Peptides, the light-textured lotion absorbs easily and boosts your body’s own natural moisture barrier for long-lasting comfort. Skin is left feeling luxuriously silky and smooth. ($33, www.lancome-usa.com/). Transform dry, rough spots with Lancôme Nutrix Royal Body Cream. Nurture extremely dry skin back to supple softness. Made with Royal Lipideum™, a unique technology enriched with Royal Jelly, the formula’s ideal for protecting skin against the effects of climate and seasonal changes, and especially good for softening rough spots. ($41, www.lancome-usa.com/)

Create a Summer Glow
Expert: Meredith Knaus, Lead Aesthetician at Spa Bellagio

Indulge: Who doesn’t want a flawless summer glow? While UV rays can leave lasting damage to the skin, Spa Bellagio solves the dilemma with its Body Bronzing with Exfoliation treatment, providing a safe alternative for achieving a beautiful golden tan. The spray tan includes a full-body exfoliation and customized sunless tanner application to give an instant glow that lasts for days.

DIY: To achieve a flawless do-it-yourself sunless tan, Kanaus’ biggest tip is to exfoliate before applying an at-home tanner. Using a mixture of coconut oil and sugar on the skin prior to a self-tanner application provides a foolproof way to create a long-lasting, streak-free glow in the comfort of your own home.

The experts from Curél Skincare know what it means to tackle dry skin issues so they’ve created a full line of moisturizing lotions for all skin types. Skin will feel happy and healthy all day long with Curél Daily Moisture Original Lotion. Featuring time-released moisturizers, this lotion hydrates and relieves dry, itchy, irritated skin. Clinically proven to provide 24 hours of continuous moisturizing, it will leave your skin smooth, comforted and intensely satisfied ($7.99, Drugstores and Mass Retailers).

If your skin is feeling parched from all the sun, choose Curél Ultra Healing Intensive Lotion. Ideal for severely dry skin, this formula has been clinically proven to repair and renew extra dry skin two times better than the leading intensive lotion. It contains extra-strength, naturally hydrating agents so skin feels soft, supple, and restored ($7.99, Drugstores and Mass Retailers.)

Sensitive skin? No worries, you can still feel radiant with Curél Fragrance Free Original Lotion. This fragrance-free and hypo-allergenic version of Curel Daily Moisture lotion also features time-released moisturizers. The dermatologist recommended non-greasy formula won’t clog pores, offers continuous hydration and is gentle enough to use on your face ($7.99, Drugstores and Mass Retailers).

Combat Sun Damage
Expert: Julia Shintaku, Lead Aesthetician at The Spa & Salon at ARIA

Indulge: For those who love to bask in the sun, The Spa & Salon at ARIA features the Island Guava Wrap, allowing sunbathers to repair dry or peeling skin. The perfect mixture of a smoothing exfoliate and buttery anti-aging guava cream creates a vitamin-rich body masque that leaves skin revitalized after a day in the sun.

DIY: Shintaku has a recipe to create a similar scrub at home. After applying a thin layer of virgin coconut oil to make the scrub more effective, mix three parts raw sugar cane and one part coconut oil with one piece of blended summer fruit, such as guava. Spread this mixture from head to toe and leave on for five minutes to rid skin of redness and irritation.

It’s also no secret that even stepping outside can impact your skin – leading to clogged pores, dry skin and even wrinkles and age spots – so make sure you are doing everything you can to keep your skin looking and feeling great including using Avon’s Skinvincible Collection to protect against those environmental factors.

Avon's ANEW Clinical Skinvincible Multi-Shield Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50 and ANEW Clinical Skinvincible Deep Recovery Cream ($36 each available through an Avon representative or www.avon.com)

Avon’s ANEW Clinical Skinvincible Multi-Shield Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50 and ANEW Clinical Skinvincible Deep Recovery Cream ($36 each available through an Avon representative or http://www.avon.com)

Imagine a cream that could make your skin look virtually immune to aging, extreme temperatures, pollution, UV exposure and other external factors can all cause dehydration and premature skin aging. Avon developed ANEW Clinical Skinvincible to not only help shield your skin from this daily assault, but to also reduce the look of age signs that can result from it—even diminishing the look of wrinkles your skin has had for years. Avon’s ANEW Clinical Skinvincible Multi-Shield Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50 and ANEW Clinical Skinvincible Deep Recovery Cream ($36 each available through an Avon representative or www.avon.com) repair the look of years of age damage and, when used together, they optimize skin health. These multi-tasking hypoallergenic products are suitable for sensitive skin yet deliver the powerful anti-aging benefits of a treatment with all the hydrating nourishment of a moisturizer. Continue reading

Lancôme Launches Jason Wu For LANCÔME Fall/Winter 2015 Collection

Jason Wu (#JasonWuForLancome) once again joins Lancôme to unveil his fourth seasonal collection, available this month at at Lancôme counters nationwide and online at Lancome-usa.com. The latest Fall-Winter 2015 Jason Wu cosmetics line pays homage to the versatility and confidence of the modern woman with a limited edition Multi-Palette for eyes and cheeks (in 6 Bold Shades; 2 Contouring Shades; 6 Nude Shades), plus two classic L’Absolu Rouge lip looks ( in 377 Rose Couture and 328 Delicate Lace; $30 each).

JASON WU FOR LANCÔME Fall-Winter 2015 Collection

JASON WU FOR LANCÔME Fall-Winter 2015 Collection

Featuring sultry pops of color for high drama eyes, elegant nude shades for natural looking eyes, and cheek contouring essentials, the exclusive Multi-Palette was custom created by Wu to infuse formal sophistication with avant-garde flair. Inspired by an artistocratic Parisian look—minimal, seasonless, and playful— for Wu, this muse represents a return to formal suiting and civility while still maintaining contemporary strength.

Paired with the collection’s signature red lip, it’s easy to transform any look from bare to bold with a single swipe. This season’s iconic red features a feminine pink tint and subtle satin texture to evoke old world glamour. Or, look fresh and effortless in an instant with a universally flattering nude lip shade, personally selected by Wu to help eyes smolder.

As a designer, I believe that good style begins with the fundamentals,” Wu explains. “Since every woman should have a bold and a nude lip in her makeup bag, that’s where we started. Then, the overall collection was cultivated to enable women to embrace their own personal beauty with universal classics. ”

 

Introducing La Nuit Trésor by Lancôme

Twenty five years ago, Lancôme introduced Trésor, a beloved fragrance inspired by the enduring power of love. Translated as “treasure,”Trésor was created to embody life’s most precious moments. Grounded in the rose, the enduring symbol of love, beauty, and femininity, this unmistakable floral experience has become a priceless member of the maison Lancôme family of fragrances.

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Inspired by the original Trésor, new La Nuit Trésor captures the essence of a black crystal rose swathed in black vanilla.

 

Over the intervening years, the Trésor fragrance family evolved with new additions—Trésor Midnight Rose, Trésor in Love, and most recently, Trésor Lumineuse. Now, in honor of the scent’s quarter century anniversary, celebrated perfumers Amandine Marie and Christophe Raynaud have re-imagined the legendary fragrance as a modern aphrodisiac, La Nuit Trésor, formulated to envelop wearers in the sensual, addictive mystique of night. Inspired by the original Trésor, new La Nuit Trésor captures the essence of a black crystal rose swathed in black vanilla.

Starting with a crystalline rose—the essence of Trésor—the perfumers has envisioned a new 21st century love potion. Adding a heady dose of luxurious vanilla leather, the result, much like love itself, is an addictive universal experience designed for women of all ages. A mysterious adornment whose power grows petal by petal, its creators treated the rose like a diamond set in a case of wild vanilla leather. Like a gem, they refined each of the flower’s fragrance facets to create sparkling contrasts and bright edges, elevating the composition to set smooth sensual notes against sharp green facets reminiscent of a rose’s thorns. With a 24-hour hold, designed for the most sublime diffusion, La Nuit Trésor can be worn from day into night.

In this all new interpretation of the enduring beauty of Trésor, La Nuit Trésor takes the classically recognizable composition and gives it a unique new signature. Irresistible and precious, this irresistibly sensual scent represents a delicious yet refined masterpiece of mouth-watering desire and include:

  • Rose Oxide: The queen of flowers and symbol of absolute love, the rose beats at the heart of every Trésor creation. This newest composition is full of glittering vibrancy reminiscent of a starry night sky.
  • Vanilla Tahitensis Orchid: Perfumery’s own black gold. Prized as the most luxurious of all vanillas, this bewitching, noble ingredient brings the reinvented classic scent into the heady realm of night.
  • Praline: Intensified to perfumery’s highest dose, this addictive element creates mouth-watering gourmand appeal.
  • Natural Incense: Often used in the most luxurious niche perfumes, this sensual note creates a halo of mystery to add to the intoxicating nigh-time effect.
  • Lychee Accord: Perfectly blended to deliver an effusively luminous, refreshingly zesty note.
  • Chypre Blend: Created from Papyrus—a little known ingredient that evokes the Trésor original classic leather facet—alongside Patchouli to deliver a refined, modern, new signature element. 
  • Sandalwood Accord: A vibrant wooded accord articulated with musk and rich, modern wood notes like derambren, cedramber, and boisambrene.

Inspired by luxury glass-making and high-end jewelry, the Trésor bottle has evolved with time while still retaining its essential structure. With La Nuit Trésor, Lancôme has heightened the traditional pyramid shape to a fine point, leaving the gleaming bottle and its luminous violet contents to rest alluringly to one side.

La Nuit Trésor  Eau De Parfum, Available exclusively at Dillard’s and on Lancôme-usa.com, 1 oz. ($62), 1.7 oz. ($80), 2.5 oz. ($100)

Le Nuit Trésor Body Lotion, Available exclusively at Dillard’s and on Lancôme-usa.com, 6.7 oz. ($46)

Le Nuit Trésor Shower Gel, Available exclusively at Dillard’s and on Lancôme-usa.com, 6.7 oz ($46)

The Word is Out: Lancôme Introduces NEW Grandiôse

Lancôme introduces Grandiôse: the First Ever Swan-NeckTMMascara for the Ultimate in LengthLift and Volume. Professional makeup artists bend mascara stems to coat every lash. With Grandiôse, Lancôme brings this expert application technique to women everywhere thanks to the world’s first Swan-NeckTM Wand.Curved at a 25 degree angle, the Swan-NeckTM Wand mimics the curves of your face, grabbing lashes at the base to fan them out and avoid any unnecessary smudging.

 Grandiôse: the First Ever Swan-NeckTM Mascara for the Ultimate in Length, Lift and Volume

Grandiôse: the First Ever Swan-NeckTM Mascara for the Ultimate in Length, Lift and Volume

The result? Ultimate Coverage – from corner to corner and root to tip. One more detail: the wand’s three dimensional curve seals air into the bottle and automatically mixes the formula in from the sides every time you open the bottle, so it always stays fresh.

Grandiôse: the First Ever Swan-NeckTMMascara ($32) will be available August 6, 2014 at Lancome.com and Lancôme counters nationwide.