Beauty essentials

FLARE’s beauty essentials for February 2006

The Hit List
FLARE’s essentials of the month

Before bedtime, pour on Agent Provocateur AP Sauce, 200 mL, $65, with tiny light-reflecting particles to add shimmer to your skin, while intoxicating him with a subtle, sexy fragrance. Meow.
Lancôme Le Crayon Khôl Waterproof, $25, comes in two must-have metallic shades, plus our fave, Anis, the brightest mint green. Time to play. For where-to-buy, see Stylesource.
Seduce him with your scent. Emporio Armani City Glam Eau de Parfum, 50 mL, $65, charms with Bulgarian rose and the exotic aroma of Indian patchouli.
Don’t let flaky skin ruin hanky-panky time. Olay Body Wash + Lotion Ribbons with Aloe Extract, 295 mL, $6, is the latest two-in-one. The cleansing ribbons leave you spotless while the moisturizing ribbons protect your skin from dehydration.
If you get nothing but Yves Saint Laurent Matt and Radiant Pressed Powder, $58, for Valentine’s Day (why not buy it yourself?), be happy. Nylon particles combine with light-diffusing polymers to give you an all-day flawless finish.
New from Japan comes Breath Palette toothpaste, 25 g, $7, available in 32 exotic food flavours, from Fuji Apple to Bitter Chocolate. And, yes, they do work.
Our longtime fave, Nars Blush in Orgasm, has been reincarnated—this time as a lip gloss. Nars Lip Gloss in Orgasm, $28, imparts the same ethereal quality we already love to see on everyone’s cheeks.