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  This Saturday, we graciously retire the “Monkey” and usher in the Chinese New Year of the Rooster.  In Chinese culture, colors are highly symbolic.  Red symbolizes good fortune and joy, and is de rigueur in celebrations.  If you do not have a red outfit, why not employ a simple beauty touch that can change your look: the… Read More »

  If you don’t  know them already, let me introduce you to my favorite go-to matte lipstick line, NYX Lip Lingerie, through a video, no less!  Watch how I wear the 12 shades of nude, and judge for yourself how the colors turn out on the lips. On the technical side, how good they are?  One big problem of… Read More »

  In a previous post, I said I would be telling you more about beauty trends.  Let’s start with 2 products that may totally change your makeup routine. Until now, corrective concealer palettes come in shades of nude to match your skin tone and cover your flaws.  Green, yellow and purple – hard to believe that they are the… Read More »

  Learn from the masters.  I am referring here to master makeup artist Paulo Almedia whom I met at a recent MAC cosmetics event in Zurich.  Paulo participates in fashion shows around the world and has a huge influence on makeup trends. A small group of us (including other makeup artists) were given a lesson of the trends, and… Read More »

A little black dress is often described as timeless, polyvalent and feminine. These words can’t be more true for Guerlain’s new beauty line launched on February 1st. For the occasion, I collaborated with the brand to show you the range of colors and different facets of the lipsticks and nail polishes! For its new line,… Read More »

The Art of The Lip

MAC cosmetics recently invited me to celebrate the opening of their new store in Zürich. The team had prepared a special makeup session focusing on “Art of the Lip”. I went along with the theme and asked for an original dark brown color. As for the eyes, we intensified the V-outer zone yet kept it… Read More »

Red Lips for Valentine’s Day

Isn’t Valentine’s Day a good excuse to put on your sexy gear! I leave the lingerie set, seductive outfit and killer shoes to you. I will focus here on how to enhance your look with the makeup, particularly a lipstick with a dark or red shade. It is not easy to draw a lip sharply… Read More »

Travel With The Scent

On a trip to Paris, I went along with my friend, Véronique, to find her a new perfume. I ended up falling in love with Vaara myself. Its unique personality wrings and titillates your senses – you can’t be indifferent. A whiff of fruity freshness and rosy sweetness gently caresses you before you are hit… Read More »

Naked Smoky Day and Night

We all have our beauty routine. Some prefer to wear a light mascara, others distinguish themselves with an eyeliner, or energizing colors. My go-to routine is for either a natural look or smoky eyes. A smoky effect in the daytime? Indeed! One of my favorite makeup brand Urban Decay recently launched the “Naked Smoky” palette… Read More »

Pictures and video by Inès Monnet I have been meaning to create short videos on fashion and beauty. At last, this is my first video! I am kicking off with a “How to” tutorial series on easy nude makeup for Summer. 1. Foundation: First I use Yves Saint Laurent touche éclat under my eyes to… Read More »