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.
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.
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.
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