Beauty: The Return of an iconic muse to Lancome

Drawing of Isabella Rossellini by Marc-Antoine Coulon for Lancome.
Drawing of Isabella Rossellini by Marc-Antoine Coulon for Lancome.
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What’s happening in the beauty world, plus new launches and promotions. Stephanie Smith reports from the counters.

Proof, if needed, that the more mature woman is very much in vogue comes with the news this week that Isabella Rossellini is back as the face of Lancome at the age of 63, after a break of almost 20 years.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley presents the perfect daytime face in nude and bronzed pink tones. To achieve the look, a foundation such as Smashbox CameraReady is ideal,  teamed with its Baked Fusion Soft Lights Bronzer on cheeks and eyes, and Be Legendary Lipgloss in Rich Rose.
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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley presents the perfect daytime face in nude and bronzed pink tones. To achieve the look, a foundation such as Smashbox CameraReady is ideal, teamed with its Baked Fusion Soft Lights Bronzer on cheeks and eyes, and Be Legendary Lipgloss in Rich Rose. Hannah McKay/PA Wire

Rossellini became the very first face of Lancome back in 1983 and remained its ambassador for 14 years. Now she will become the brand’s latest spokesmodel, sharing her opinions, advice and beauty tips.

“Isabella embodies the idea of an accomplished beauty that is synonymous with well-being,” says Lancome general manager Francoise Lehmann, adding: “She also maintains a very positive, serene attitude to age, which she experiences as self-affirming.”

Rossellini, famously the actress/model daughter of Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman and Italian film director Roberto Rossellini, recently starred in the film Joy by David O Russell. She says she is thrilled to be back with the brand, adding that she is “well aware that this decision goes well beyond me”.

There are no brand images as yet of Rossellini as the new Lancome muse, but they will be coming soon to a counter near you, so look out for them.

THE HERB GARDEN BY JO MALONE LONDON A new collection of unusual fragrances from Jo Malone London. Verdant, crisp and captivating, by turns earthy, woody, juicy and fresh, choose from Sorrel & Lemon Thyme, Wild strawberry & Parsley, Nasturtium and Clover, Carrot Blossom and Fennel, and Lavender & Coriander. Each 30ml cologne costs �44, limited edition at Jo Malone stores and online.

THE HERB GARDEN BY JO MALONE LONDON A new collection of unusual fragrances from Jo Malone London. Verdant, crisp and captivating, by turns earthy, woody, juicy and fresh, choose from Sorrel & Lemon Thyme, Wild strawberry & Parsley, Nasturtium and Clover, Carrot Blossom and Fennel, and Lavender & Coriander. Each 30ml cologne costs �44, limited edition at Jo Malone stores and online.

Meanwhile, Sisley is launching its gift with purchase tomorrow at Browns of York, House of Fraser Meadowhall, Hoopers Harrogate, Harvey Nichols Leeds and John Lewis Sheffield. It’s available free if you buy two or more Sisley products, one to be skincare, and it includes the following spring essentials: Eau Efficace 30ml; Radiant Glow Express Mask with Red Clay 10ml or Black Rose Cream Mask 10ml; Sisleÿa Essential Lotion 15ml; Botanical D Tox 5ml; All Day All Year 10ml; Ecological Compound 10ml; Phyto-Teint Expert No 2 1.5ml; Eau Tropicale Moisturizing Perfumed Body Lotion 8ml. Perfect for holiday packing.

Look out also at Harvey Nichols Leeds for the launch of Vitness Beauty Vitamin drinks, created to bring beauty from within and costing £2.95 a bottle.

Sisleys Gift With Purchase runs until March 26, at Browns of York, House of Fraser Meadowhall, Hoopers Harrogate, Harvey Nichols Leeds and John Lewis Sheffield. You get all this with the  purchase of two or more Sisley products, one to be skincare.
 The gift* includes the below Spring Essentials:
 
Eau Efficace 30ml
Radiant Glow Express Mask with Red Clay 10ml OR Black Rose Cream Mask 10ml (not shown)
Sisle�a Essential Lotion 15ml
Botanical D Tox 5ml
All Day All Year 10ml
Ecological Compound 10ml
Phyto-Teint Expert N�2 1.5ml (not shown)
Eau Tropicale Moisturizing Perfumed Body Lotion 8ml (not shown)

Sisleys Gift With Purchase runs until March 26, at Browns of York, House of Fraser Meadowhall, Hoopers Harrogate, Harvey Nichols Leeds and John Lewis Sheffield. You get all this with the purchase of two or more Sisley products, one to be skincare. The gift* includes the below Spring Essentials: Eau Efficace 30ml Radiant Glow Express Mask with Red Clay 10ml OR Black Rose Cream Mask 10ml (not shown) Sisle�a Essential Lotion 15ml Botanical D Tox 5ml All Day All Year 10ml Ecological Compound 10ml Phyto-Teint Expert N�2 1.5ml (not shown) Eau Tropicale Moisturizing Perfumed Body Lotion 8ml (not shown)

MELVITA ROSE+ REJUVENATING FACE CARE OIL
This is a face oil with a light, dry-touch finish texture that combines rose hip oil with a complex called Neo-Lastine, which  has a vegetable origin, to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and make the skin look replumped and younger while helping regulate a protein that causes skin ageing. Its out this month and costs �32 at www.uk.melvita.com.

MELVITA ROSE+ REJUVENATING FACE CARE OIL This is a face oil with a light, dry-touch finish texture that combines rose hip oil with a complex called Neo-Lastine, which has a vegetable origin, to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and make the skin look replumped and younger while helping regulate a protein that causes skin ageing. Its out this month and costs �32 at www.uk.melvita.com.

LA ROCHE-POSAY HYDRAPHASE INTENSE SERUM
This is a melt-in gel serum developed for daily use to rehydrate the skin and soothe it so it can deal with weather and central heating dydration lines and rough patches.  It uses a form of hyaluronic acid that is 16 times small than usual, to plump the skin from the inside out, plus amino acids and thermal spring water. Use morning and night and its �19.50 at Boots.

LA ROCHE-POSAY HYDRAPHASE INTENSE SERUM This is a melt-in gel serum developed for daily use to rehydrate the skin and soothe it so it can deal with weather and central heating dydration lines and rough patches. It uses a form of hyaluronic acid that is 16 times small than usual, to plump the skin from the inside out, plus amino acids and thermal spring water. Use morning and night and its �19.50 at Boots.

VICHY LIFTACTIV SERUM 10 SUPREME
This serum aims to bring about visible improvements to the skin within 10 days, addressing loss of firmness, signs of fatigue, fluid build-up and variation in tone with a 10 per cent concentrate of something called Rhamnose which stimulates the skin as it smoothes it, plus ubiquitous hyaluronic acid. It costs �35.50 for 50ml at Boots.

VICHY LIFTACTIV SERUM 10 SUPREME This serum aims to bring about visible improvements to the skin within 10 days, addressing loss of firmness, signs of fatigue, fluid build-up and variation in tone with a 10 per cent concentrate of something called Rhamnose which stimulates the skin as it smoothes it, plus ubiquitous hyaluronic acid. It costs �35.50 for 50ml at Boots.

SACHAJUAN LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER
This is a multi-tasking oil-free leave-in hair conditioner that turns straw-like locks into pure spun gold, so its easy to style, smooth and shiny, and with a healthy bounce. You just spray it onto your hair after shampooing and towel-drying and then let the Ocean Silk technology do its work. It costs �22.50 at Space NK and at www.spaceNK.com and www.johnlewis.com.

SACHAJUAN LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER This is a multi-tasking oil-free leave-in hair conditioner that turns straw-like locks into pure spun gold, so its easy to style, smooth and shiny, and with a healthy bounce. You just spray it onto your hair after shampooing and towel-drying and then let the Ocean Silk technology do its work. It costs �22.50 at Space NK and at www.spaceNK.com and www.johnlewis.com.

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