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Best Anti Aging Cream

If you’re a fan of Sisleÿa, the breakthrough anti-aging line beloved by beauty connoisseurs around the world, we’ve got big news for you. Sisley-Paris, the French luxury brand known for their plant-based skin care formulations, has debuted a new foundation that combines the tried-and-true anti-aging technology of Sisleÿa with lightweight, luminous coverage that looks and feels like real skin.

Sisleÿa Le Teint targets the skin at two levels to bring out a radiant, youthful complexion: instantly and over time. When first applied, Le Teint immediately blurs imperfections, evens skin tone, and imparts a natural, soft-focus glow with light-diffusing mica and hectorite. It feels noticeably weightless on the skin with a long-lasting, satin-like finish that’s never cakey or heavy.

With regular use, Sisleÿa Le Teint works like the most effective anti-aging cream you’ve ever used. Powered by the same botanical complex used in other Sisleÿa products, it targets the three types of aging (environmental, genetic, and behavioral) to visibly smooth, firm, and plump skin throughout the day. Think fewer fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots, increased radiance, and bouncier, more youthful skin. A foundation that does more than just make our skin look flawless? Sign us up.

A Glittery Life’s Trisha W. took Sisleÿa Le Teint out for a spin and loved how it covered redness and imperfections while still feeling light and breathable.

To see more before-and-after photos featuring Beauty Professor and TrendMood, check out our Sisleÿa Le Teint page. If you need help choosing a shade or want to learn more about this foundation, schedule a personalized consultation with one of our beauty advisors.

Charlotte Tilbury Scent of a Dream

Charlotte Tilbury fans and perfume aficionados, listen up: Charlotte is making her first-ever foray into the world of fragrance. Scent of a Dream, the celebrity makeup artist’s debut scent, combines intoxicating florals (think tuberose, jasmine, violet, and patchouli) with uplifting citrus and a sensual, musky base. It’s elegant, fresh, and beguilingly feminine—exactly what we’ve come to expect from Charlotte.

But here’s where the real magic of Scent of a Dream happens. According to Charlotte, one spritz can have a “mind-altering” and “hypnotic” effect, thanks to special ingredients that change the state of mind of those who smell it. Intrigued? Read on to discover a few other things you may not know about Charlotte’s highly anticipated first fragrance.

1. It’s based on a secret scent that Charlotte has mixed for years.

Many of Charlotte’s best-selling products started out as homemade secret weapons (hello, Magic Cream), and Scent of a Dream is no different. It began as a custom blend of oils mixed by Charlotte for herself and her clients.

“I have been mixing my own secret scent for years,” says Charlotte of the fragrance. “I have been fascinated by the idea that one’s perfume can attract others and also change the energy frequency of the people and environment around you.”

2. It’s an instant mood booster. 

Scent of a Dream does more than just smell great—it enhances your mood, too. According to Charlotte, the perfume’s mind-altering power comes from its ability to tap into the body’s energy centers, attracting “love, light, power, positivity, and sex” to the wearer. This concept, Charlotte explains, is based on the idea that the part of the brain responsible for our sense of smell is directly linked to the limbic system, the network of nerves that controls our emotions and instincts.

“I believe you can use Scent of a Dream to create an emotional pathway with someone else’s energy centres: their brain, heart, and sex receptors, igniting the senses,” says Charlotte. “You can directly alter their state of mind and body through this scent.”

3. It was developed by a world-class perfumer.

To make Scent of a Dream a reality, Charlotte worked with François Robert, 4th-generation nose and the president of the Technical Commission of the French Society of Perfumers. He’s the genius behind iconic perfumes from the likes of Hermès, Lanvin, Missoni, and Les Parfums de Rosine.

So what makes Scent of a Dream so special? According to François, it’s a one-of-a-kind hybrid of the floral and chypre fragrance families. “This scent smells amazingly unique and people fall in love with it,” he explains. “In my labs, people exclaim, ‘Ahhhh, it’s Charlotte!’ whenever I open it.”

4. The bottle design is based on sacred symbolism.

The bottle, a jewel-like flacon with a vintage glamour vibe, was designed with “sacred symbols” in mind. The spire-shaped lid, for example, represents your highest, purest aspirations. The faceted glass, inspired by the rays of a starburst, is a nod to positivity and the power of your dreams. Even if you don’t buy into the symbolism, Scent of a Dream is sure to make a gorgeous addition to your dresser.

The Sensual Skin Enhancer

Kevyn Aucoin’s The Sensual Skin Enhancer is one of the beauty world’s all-stars and a serious multitasker to boot. If you haven’t heard of it, this powerful little pot contains a highly pigmented, cream-based skin perfector that can be used as a foundation, concealer, tinted moisturizer, highlighter, and more.

It’s incredible staying power and intense pigmentation have made it the buzz of the beauty industry for years. Hydrating ingredients like jojoba oil and honey deliver a dewy finish that’s never dry or cakey, and it’s available in 16 shades to accommodate a wide range of skin tones.

Though it’s a mainstay in many pro makeup artists’ kits, The Sensual Skin Enhancer can be a little tricky for beginners to master. That’s why we put together a tutorial to help you use this all-in-one hero product to create natural-looking flawless skin in just a few steps. Say goodbye to your usual foundation and concealer routine, and read on to discover why The Sensual Skin Enhancer is one product we’ll never be without.

Create a Sheer Foundation

The Sensual Skin Enhancer can be mixed with moisturizer to customize coverage depending on your needs. We’ll start with a sheer, lightweight base to even out the skin and blur any major texture or tone issues.

You will need:

  • The Sensual Skin Enhancer
  • Creamy moisturizer (like Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré)
  • Mixing palette (like Paw Palettes)
  • Foundation Brush (like Wayne Goss Brush 01)


Step 2: Create Sheer Coverage

Measure out half of a pea-sized amount of The Sensual Skin Enhancer and a pea-sized amount of a creamy moisturizer, such as Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré. Mix the two on a palette or another clean surface to create a sheer-coverage base. For more coverage, you can increase the amount of The Sensual Skin Enhancer, but we recommend starting with this 1:2 ratio.

Add Extra Coverage to Problem Areas

You can add extra coverage to problem areas, like patches of hyperpigmentation, birthmarks, or dark circles under the eyes, by creating a full-coverage foundation with The Sensual Skin Enhancer.

You will need:

  • The Sensual Skin Enhancer
  • Creamy moisturizer (like Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré)
  • Fine-tipped brush (we used Wayne Goss Brush 05)
  • beautyblender

How to Look Like Charlotte Tilbury

images-26Whether you’re giving a big presentation at work or heading to a wedding in the Hamptons (can we get an invite?), sometimes you want your makeup to scream sophistication. Fortunately, celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury has just the thing for you: The Sophisticate, a Charlotte signature look that simply oozes elegance and class. The look, which pairs a subtle, neutral-toned smoky eye with a classic nude lip, emulates the understated, refined beauty of icons like Audrey Hepburn and Natalie Portman. Read on to learn how to add this effortlessly chic look to your beauty wardrobe in just a few steps.

Start with Polished, Glowing Skin

Prep and Prime the Skin

The Sophisticate always starts with an even, polished complexion. Massage Charlotte’s Magic Cream into clean skin to create a smooth, plumped-up base for makeup. Smooth a dab of light-diffusing Wonderglow over the skin and blend well for what Charlotte calls “an instant spotlight effect.”

Apply Foundation and Concealer

To minimize uneven tone and blur imperfections, tap a few dabs of Light Wonder Foundation to the center of the face and blend outwards with the Charlotte Tilbury Foundation Brush. Conceal any remaining blemishes, discoloration, or redness with a small amount of The Retoucher. Pat lightly with your ring finger to blend.

Set with Powder

Using a fluffy powder brush, dust Air Brush Flawless Finish Powder over the T-zone and under the eyes to lock in a perfect, cashmere-soft finish all day.

How to Get Best Contour Kits

To the true beauty beginner, contouring can seem downright scary. The idea behind the popular technique, however, is actually pretty simple. Contouring is really just the process of using light- and dark-toned makeup to enhance your natural features. And while it may take some practice to get Kardashian-level killer cheekbones, it’s easy to add some subtle definition to your makeup look—if you have the right tools. To help you get started, we rounded up some of our favorite contour kits, beloved by first-timers and pro artists alike. (For extra help, check out our basic contouring guide.)

If you’re not familiar with RCMA, the one thing you need to know about the brand is that the products—designed for pros—are unlike anything you’ve used before. They’re super pigmented, so a little (seriously, a little!) goes a long way. This cream-based, five-color foundation palette includes a wide range of shades, so anyone can custom-blend the perfect contour and highlight shades for their skin tone. (Read our guide to the RCMA foundation system for more information.)

The Anastasia Contour Kit became an instant cult favorite the day it was released—and for good reason. This palette includes six pressed powders that, when combined, can be used to create a variety of looks ranging from simple to dramatic. Even better, it comes in three colorways (Light to Medium, Medium to Tan, and Tan to Deep) with warm, cool, and neutral highlight and contour shades, so it’s a fair bet for all skin tones. Whether you’ve been contouring for years or just a few days, this palette is both comprehensive and fun to use.

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze Glow

This bronzer-highlighter duo isn’t just gorgeous to look at—it’s one of our all-time favorite contouring kits. Why? The intensely pigmented, smooth-as-silk formulas work on any skin tone. The bronzer isn’t too red or orange, and the highlighter gives off a soft, subtle glow. The product may look shimmery in the pan, but once it goes on the skin, it leaves behind the most beautiful pearlescent finish. For the ultimate application, try it with the Charlotte Tilbury Powder Sculpt Brush.

IT Cosmetics You Sculpted!

If you prefer a more natural sculpted effect, look no further than IT Cosmetics’ You Sculpted! palette. The six pressed powders (two highlighters and four contour shades) were developed with plastic surgeons to mimic the look of real facial contours, so there’s very little risk that you’ll end up overdoing it. We especially love this kit’s powder formula, which feels delightfully silky to the touch and blends quickly without any harsh lines.