What you need, what you want, and what really works
Fendi fall/winter 2017
When you’re 30,000 feet in the air, you’re battling harsh cabin air and an elevated level of free radicals. And if you don’t want to lug your entire vanity with you onboard, your only way out is to pack smart. Arm yourself with Murad’s City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturizer, $146, which delivers intense moisture and antioxidants to plump and protect skin. Prior to landing, pat on Guerlain’s Lingerie de Peau Cushion, $81, to erase signs of fatigue and impart skin with a natural glow. Then, swipe on Burberry Beauty’s Lip Velvet in Dark Rosewood, $46, and add a dab on your cheeks for a wash of colour so you arrive looking nothing less than fabulous.
FIVE MINUTES WITH
IAN MICHAEL BLACK
AVEDA’s Global Artistic Director of Hair Color lets us in on how the pros assess your hair and how they select the best shades for you
Color Conserve Daily Color Protect, $48 for 100ml, AVEDA
On how hair colour can contour your face
“There’s been a lot of talk about contouring for faces. It’s all aimed at bringing out the best in somebody. In the past, we’ve always talked about what tones or colour palette will ﬂatter someone. But this technique is more like framing, and if you think about a photo, whenever you stick it in a frame, it pops more,” says Black.
On Eclipting, the new colouring technique he created
“With the Eclipting service, I’m using AVEDA’s hair colours to create subtle shading placed under a fringe, or around the hairline if there are no bangs, to gently frame the face and bring out what’s beautiful about the individual.”
On how versatile this technique is
“I can do a subtle or strong version of Eclipting. It can be more commercial or more edgy,” he says. After deciding what needs to be brought out or softened in an individual’s face, Black uses a combination of foils and free-hand painting to deepen the fringe and hairline area, before adding subtle glints of colour throughout the rest of the hair.
Varying shades of copper and brown give the appearance of thicker, fuller hair
On the importance of personalisation
“If I want to show your eyes off , I’ll take it darker just under the fringe. If I want to make your face look thinner, I might extend the darkness to the sides, which creates the illusion of pushing the cheeks in a bit. Colour can also be used to off set the density of your hair,” says Black. If it’s thin, for example, layering a deeper colour underneath can create the illusion of fullness.
On his special trick
He twists portions of hair before steeping them in colour, which results in a more casual, natural effect. Best of all, this means there are no harsh lines of demarcation during the grow-out period.
Jasmine Grandiﬂ orum from Grasse is amongst the most prized raw materials in perfumery
J'adore L'Or EDP, $240 for 40ml
If there’s a way to describe the opulent and sensual J’adore L’Or, this would be it. Imagined by François Demachy, Dior Perfumer-Creator, he used only prized ingredients like jasmine, May rose, vanilla, ylang ylang and tuberose of the highest quality. The result? An oriental-ﬂoral scent that reﬂ ects the pinnacle of perfumery as it uncovers the intoxicating and seductive facets of its rich ingredients. This dedication to craft is echoed in the newly designed ﬂacon, which took ﬁve years to create. The intricate and precise engraving on the neck of the bottle makes it as much a work of art on the outside as it is on the inside.
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Restore ﬁrmness and luminosity to the delicate eye area with Sulwhasoo’s reformulated Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Eye Cream EX, $228 for 20ml. It uses red ginseng to smooth, ﬁrm and decongest eye contours for a younger-looking appearance.
Moncler Gamme Rouge fall/winter 2017
Start your day right with an invigorating shower, thanks to Yves Rocher’s Concentrated Shower Gel. Formulated with 97 percent natural ingredients, including essential oils like coriander, petitgrain and vanilla orchid, the formula is also gentle and leaves skin supple.
From left: Concentrated Shower Gel in Mango Coriander; Bourbon Vanilla, $10 for 100ml, Yves Rocher
Sacai fall/winter 2017
You can now touch up in style, thanks to Chanel’s latest range of travel-friendly brushes. Created by Lucia Pica, Chanel’s Global Makeup and Colour Designer, each brush boasts the House’s signature black lacquer packaging and is made of soft and silky bristles.
1. Retractable Dual-Head Face Brush, $90
2. Retractable Dual-Tip Eyeshadow Brush, $80
3. Retractable Dual-Tip Eye-Contouring Brush, $80
4. Retractable Dual-Tip Brow Brush, $60
5. Retractable Kabuki Brush, $74
6. Retractable Foundation Brush, $80
BY JOYCE CHEO. PHOTOGRAPHY: SHOWBIT; COURTESY OF AVEDA AND DIOR