If you think that making magazines makes you rich, well, then you are very wrong.
If you, on the other hand, believe that it can make a very poor girl out of anyone (like for example me), yes, then you are a bit closer to the truth. Because suddenly you realise that you neeeeed things.
I work very closely with the eminent Beauty Editor, Åsa. We have been working together for many years since she is also one of the most excellent make-up artists in Sweden. We’ve just finished another issue of STIL together, and since beauty has been the main ingredient this time, I have been introduced to quite a lot of new acquaintances, most of them from, what we call, the premium segment.
The expression ”love at first sight” has so far been dedicated to fashion and pieces of it (also known as clothes). Shoes, bags and all kinds of accessories of course also fall in to this category.
The expression is obviously also applicable to moments like ‘the first time I saw the man who is now my husband’, ‘the first time I looked into my newborn son’s eyes’ and maybe I have even said it, and meant it, at the first meeting with some very, very special tropical paradise beach.
But now, suddenly, I can honestly say that I have found some new and worthy receivers of those words – Love at first sight. Or at least Love at first physical meeting.
And since Åsa introduced them to me (and for all future made me a bit poorer), I, of course, want to share these lovely little things (and the soon to follow poverty) with you.
They are not cheap. But they are loves at first touch.
Touche Éclat from YSL. The price of this little darling is still affordable. At the moment it is available in this wild outfit, the Collectors Edition 2014. The content, though, is the same as always. Magic no.1.
Another golden thing from YSL, Or Rouge. A cream that is just wonderful. Why? Don’t ask me. I can’t explain it, but I just love the feeling on my face. And the little spatula you are supposed to use to apply the formula. Well, I laughed when I saw it, and now I am terrified to lose it. Magic no. 2.
And the best of them all. By Terry, Light Expert.
A foundation? Yes and no. It is more than a foundation, more than a concealer. And it stays on. Like forever. By Terry de Gunzburg. It is probably no coincidence that she is the lady behind Magic no.1 on this list, Touche Éclat. She was the star at YSL, but then she left and went on her own. And remained a star. Magic no. 3.
When I, as always, at the last second, had to throw myself in front of the camera to have a new byline image taken, I had no make up on. And exactly at that second Åsa stepped into the office. ”Please help me!” I screamed. She had nothing with her, totally unprepared. Åsa was there to write, not to help a panicking colleague in need. But she had a purple stick in her bag, probably since she would never ever leave home without it. And in about 30 seconds she made me look like this.
And you may think that I look just normal. In this specific case (and only this) I wish I had a ”before image”, unfortunately I don’t. But let me assure you that there is nothing as scary as the face of me after 4 months of working 24/7.
By Terry Junkie? Me? For sure!
My habits are getting more and more expensive. The price (in two senses) you have to pay when working with Åsa.
To join Carina’s exclusive club of poor but glowing product junkies, follow these links:
YSL Touche Éclat Wild Edition
YSL Rouge Cream
By Terry Light Expert