La Mer Supports Oceana in celebration of 2008 World Ocean Day
Dr. Max Huber, the founder of La Mer and creator of the legendary Crème de la Mer, looked to the sea for inspiration. While researching the sea kelp beds off the coast of Southern California, Dr. Huber developed a deep appreciation for the beauty of the ocean and worked to preserve its health and integrity. Today, in honor of his legacy, La Mer proudly announces its support for Oceana, the largest international ocean advocacy group, for World Ocean Day on June 8, 2008. This June, La Mer will donate $100,000 to Oceana to help fund global initiatives and support Oceana’s missions of ocean conservation.
Created in 1992, World Ocean Day provides an annual opportunity to recognize the sea’s importance as a vital ecosystem and to learn how to protect its resources for future generations. Supported by its marine scientists, economists, lawyers and advocates worldwide, Oceana’s work is strategic and delivers targeted results. With La Mer’s donation, Oceana will be able to increase research voyages on their Ketch catamaran, Ranger, and better patrol, document, and fight destruction of the ocean’s unique ecosystem. La Mer pays tribute to Dr. Max Huber through this partnership and celebrates its heritage and commitment to the welfare of the ocean.
Even though you’re probably a sunscreen wiz, since I know you’ve already read our Sunscreen 101 series, sometimes over exposure occurs, and you’re left with reddened skin. What to do? Follow up with a cooling treatment with high aloe vera content.
Liz Earle Sun Shade Botanical Aftersun Gel ($23.50) is a very lightweight gel to help soothe skin that’s just seen too much sun and needs some cooling treatment. My boyfriend, who is much fairer than I, also burns easy compared to me (I don’t think I’ve ever had sunburn). I put this on his shoulders, and he was a happy camper. It has 92% hydrating organic aloe vera, which is a must-have in your beauty closet when it’s summer (if not year-round!). I sometimes use this on itchy or raw skin, and I find it gives me enough comfort and cooling to keep me from making it worse on myself.
CHANEL FOR FALL 2008 — Available July 2008
FACETTES D’OR HIGHLIGHTER — GOLD FEVER
This sheer whisper of finely milled golden powder brings a delicate sheer glow to the complexion, gently illuminating the curve of the cheek or bringing subtle allover radiance to the face.
FACETTES D’OR NAIL COLOUR — GOLD FICTION
A flash of colour — the look of 18-karat gold — delivers a precious new way for nails to shine this fall. With unique pigments and the finest sparkles, a brilliant golden lacquer extends the luxurious effects of this chic shade right down to the fingertips.
- Rouge Hydrabase Creme Lipstick in: Simply Pink (a coral pink), Fantastic Plum (a deep purple), and Great Copper (a flattering bronze)
- Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lip Colour in: Enthusiast (a rich coral red)
- Aqualumiere Sheer Colour Lipshine SPF 15 in: Formentera (a beige rose), Papeete (a sheer cranberry)
- Levres Scintillantes Glossimer in: Amberlight (a glossy bronze), Delight (a sheer lilac), Gold Light (a shimmery gold)
- Le Crayon Levres Precision Lip Definer in: Pretty Pink (a flattering pink)
- Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in Reflects d’Obre (a sensuous palette of coffee, ivory, dark green, and gold shadows)
- Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadows in: Le Bronze (a metallic brown) and Bois Bleu (a dark teal)
- Irreelle Duo Silky Eyeshadow Duo in: Cristal-Dusk (contains a flattering combination of white and brown)
- Le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer in: Denim (a grey blue)
- Joues Contraste Powder Blush in: Rose Dust (a rose plum shade)
- Poudre Douce in: Almond (a subtly radiant beige)
- Le Vernis Nail Colour in: Kaleidoscope (a shiny green-gold), Fantastic (a deep wine)
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Some product photos of Cool Heat eyeshadows! Thanks to Debbie aka Lushious Babe!!
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OVERALL, Tendertones are fun if you like this kind of product. It’s a sheer, ultra thick and glossy lip balm. These aren’t pigmented–if you have very neutral or low-pigmented lips, they might give you more color than the average person. All of the swatches are HEAVY applications; I basically dug a bit out of the jar so that you could really see the color, but upon actual application to lips, these would be a lot sheerer. Also, while I had all of these sitting on my hand for at least an hour, none of them left a stain of any sort for me (just in case anyone thought they might lend a stain kind of application).
My favorites were Sweet Tooth and Hush, Hush. I did not purchase any at this time, though. I have one from last time they launched, and I never wear it, so I figured I can probably pass on this launch!
Note: I think my store had Soft Note tendertone out instead of Honey Bare. I kept going through my swatches trying to figure out which one was Honey Bare, but none of them looked remotely close. And there is no lilac tendertone! Soft Note was a lilac tendertone that came out with last year’s launch of Tendertones–I couldn’t tell you why it was out instead. Hush, Hush *could* be Honey Bare, but I think Honey Bare is lighter – correct me if I’m wrong.
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Off to get some Tendertones swatches… What say you about Tendertones? What are you getting (or have gotten!)?