Thursday, April 10, 2014Focus on French Launches

Lip blushes

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Double play - lipstick and blush - for these versatile make-up products that once again take the paths of mixology. Inspired by our diversions (that the one who has not already used her lipstick on her cheeks lifts her finger!), the brands offer us these new"double agents". Zoom on the cosmetic news of the week by Ariane Le Febvre.

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Their melting texture glides on the skin as well as on the lips. Not so obvious because the textures of lipsticks and cream blushes have little in common. One is rather covering, richly pigmented and must resist multiple lip movements, the other must on the contrary blend into the complexion without making any demarcation. But the result is rather successful and these"hybrids" of make-up are a good idea because the mouth-cheekbone harmony (often neglected by women) must be cultivated. It gives a freshness, imperceptible but very real, to the complexion, and makes it possible to avoid false notes.

So"kiss your cheeks and blush your lips", with Baby Doll Kiss & Blush by Yves Saint Laurent (33 €, 12 shades, from May 5), an air-whipped formula combining a light diffusing gel, oils and powders with pigments enhanced with pink pearls. With its applicator baby roll (a flexible pearl), its use is really as simple as good morning! Same kind of oval applicator that captures the right amount of material, for a smooth and even covering effect, with Tint in Gelato, Lip Color and Cheeks by Shu Uemura (28 €, 11 shades, May 22). This version is composed of polymers (gelling agents) …

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