With years of expertise in mineral skincare, it’s not shock that AHAVA’s makeup line is one of the best around. For flawless, everyday skin, try the Light Foundation, which offers medium coverage with a matte finish for oily, combination and normal skins. I've also noticed that it works wonders in minimizing pores, which has an amazing smoothing effect. $28, ahava.com
I love the feel of this solid cream that immediately softens upon application. The unique formula releases signature concentrated ingredients into the skin’s surface, providing direct, intense hydration with benefits that have been shown to last for up to 12 hours. Perfect for the most parched complexions! $250, sk-ii.com
Iconic fragrance brand Bond No. 9, known mostly for creating scents that reflect the heart and soul of New York City, introduces Bond No. 9 Saks Fifth Avenue TEXAS to its esteemed lineup this month. Just one spritz will have you drawling your y'all and kicking up your boots, I promise!
Top Notes: mandarin, bergamot, black currant, pineapple
The Southern part of the state is known for growing Citrus.
Middle Notes: jasmine, gardenia, neroli and lily of the valley
These florals pay homage to the beautiful gardens in the cities of Houston and Dallas.
Base Notes: vanilla, cardamom, vetiver, musk
These notes evoke the aroma of Oak Moss, which has a warm, earthy scent and is commonly found on oak trees in southwest part of the state.
$360 at Saks Fifth Avenue
From the press release I received today:
The man who refuses to be bound by convention resists the ordinary every day in favor of freedom, and finds satisfaction in the unexpected. His fragrance liberates the senses — fresh, clean, profoundly sensual — a signature statement of his determination to live an unscripted life.CHANEL introduces BLEU DE CHANEL, a new, woody aromatic fragrance for today’s modern man. Created by CHANEL Master Perfumer Jacques Polge, BLEU DE CHANEL conjures up nature in the same way it interprets masculinity: freely.The provocative fragrance opens with an intriguing wave of citrus fruits, mingled with the airy scent of a deep blue sea. Next, the zest of Grapefruit punctuates, followed by the tang of Peppermint, Pink Pepper and Nutmeg. Finally, in this initial impression, a touch of Ginger heightens the sharpness of the citrus. From this very beginning, it’s clear that this seductive fragrance will take you where you least expect it.The distinctive character is dynamic, rugged and intensely masculine — a long olfactive trail that ends in sublime harmony. At its heart: the cool elegance and reserved warmth of Cedar. It reveals itself slowly, discreetly accompanied by Jasmine, rendering the scent beyond genre. Against all conventions, Cedar subtly works its charms, bonding seamlessly with Vetiver. A few touches of Patchouli and Frankincense and Jacques Polge’s newest masterpiece is complete.Building on a tradition of partnerships with influential directors, CHANEL gave a free hand to Academy Award-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese to direct the short advertising film entitled Bleu de Chanel. French celebrity and rising international star Gaspard Ulliel plays a compelling young actor who refuses to conform to the lifestyle his newfound fame has forced upon him. He embodies the bold energy and elegance of BLEU DE CHANEL, daring to be unexpected.Eau de Toilette Spray, 1.7 oz. $59.00Eau de Toilette Spray, 3.4 oz. $79.00After Shave Lotion, 3.4 oz. $50.00Available at department and specialty stores and on CHANEL.com: September 2010