All posts under ‘Yves Rocher’

Embracing the big hair trend: 7 ways to add some volume and amp up your style this season


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Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2013 photography by Peter Stigter

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Achieving voluminous, shampoo-commercial hair is an aspiration common to many of us—and with big hair being a big beauty trend on the Fall 2013 runways, now’s the time to embrace it. From ’40s-inspired curls at Bottega Veneta to frizzed-out styles at L’Wren Scott and Rick Owens, the big hair trend is excellent news for anyone with thick, curly hair. But if your hair tends to fall flat just minutes after a blow out and you don’t have a crew of hair pros working their magic, it can be hard to get the look at home.

Thankfully, new technology is making it easier than ever to pump up the volume on your own and get a Marc by Marc Jacobs-worthy style. Here are some of the latest gravity-defying products hitting the market and our tips on how to use them. Bring on the big hair! Read more »

Beauty Fix: One very good reason to start using a night cream and more answers to your beauty questions


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Every week our Beauty Fix columnist takes on your questions about makeup, skincare, hair and more and provides all the answers. Wondering if you should start using a night cream? Seeking a new scent for spring? Read on! Also, all our answers this week have one thing in common: they’ll help a charitable organization while also solving your beauty woes. Have a beauty question we haven’t answered? Email us at

I recently began colouring my hair and I think my usual shampoo and conditioner may be stripping my hair. What should I look for when replacing my go-to products?
Colouring your hair, whether it’s highlights a few times a year or a complete dye job every month, will impact the health of your hair. If you’ve just parlayed into the world of hair colour, you will probably want to look into a more hydrating shampoo and conditioner. In regards to hair colour fading or stripping due to your usual hair products, that’s very possible, especially if the formulas include sodium laurel sulfate, which is a soap agent that gives us the foaming action we so desire when washing hair, but also has a tendency to make hait feel straw-like! An award-winning duo like Pureology Limited Edition Hydrate Shampoo & Conditioner ($59 for both, is a safe bet for colour-treated hair that’s a bit shell-shocked from dyes. From each duo sold, $2.60 will be donated to Smart Water for Green Schools in association with Green Cross International to provide clean water to children in communities in Ghana. Read more »

11th Annual Readers’ Choice Beauty Awards: We reveal the winners you voted to the top


11th Annual Readers Choice Beauty Awards

Photographed by Adrian Armstrong. Styled by Michelle Burca.

The results are in! You voted and we listened: From perfume and mascara to sunscreen and shampoo, we reveal the beauty products you voted top of the vanity in our 11th Annual Readers’ Choice Beauty Awards. This year more than 65 products make the cut across six categories, including nails, fragrance, makeup and hair. And as always, the Readers’ Choice Beauty Awards rewards products in a range of prices, allowing you to find favourite new products regardless of budget. Ready to see who made the cut? Pick a category below or read on to browse all the winners.



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Holiday Makeup: 3 step-by-step tutorials for festive party looks and New Year’s Eve celebrations


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With the year’s end on the horizon, social calendars are filled to the brim with holiday parties of all sorts—and you’re suddenly tasked with finding new and creative ways to primp. Taking a nod from beauty trends on the runways and red carpets, we’ve created three scene-stealing holiday makeup looks that will be the perfect accompaniment to both your sky-high heels and cozy cashmere knits. In fact, you can wear all of these looks to any type of festive event, so whether you’re heading to an intimate house party or a glittering gala, our tutorials will have you covered—and make sure you stand out in a sea of cocktail dresses.

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Beauty magnified: Examining the ski chalet–ready beauty look on Michael Kors’ Fall 2012 runway

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Michael Kors Backstage Beauty Fall 2012

Photography: Backstage and runway by Peter Stigter; product by Carlo Mendoza

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Featuring chunky cable-knits, fox furs and shearlings, the Michael Kors Fall 2012 collection was inspired by a well-to-do couple—say Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, or John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette—settling in at their cozy winter retreat after a day on the slopes. To achieve this fireside look, makeup artist Dick Page used Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in “Drama” on both lips and cheeks. The red liquid lipstick was applied with a foundation sponge on cheeks to mimic an in-from-the-cold flush then blotted on lips for a bold, precise effect. On the eyes, Dick Page swept pale gold and iridescent white powder over lids and into inner corners and finished with black mascara. Hair was just as cozy: After prepping with a volumizing spray for texture, Orlando Pita created a side part, secured it with a bobby pin and pulled the lengths into a casual, undone knot. Read on as we examine the runway look for Michael Kors Fall 2012 in full, complete with tips, tricks and the six products you need to try the hair and makeup at home. Read more »

Beauty Fix: A party-worthy nail polish colour, the best blush for red lipstick and other answers to your holiday beauty questions


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Every week we take on your questions about makeup, skincare, hair and more and provide all the answers. This week, Beauty Fix is kickstarting the holiday season. From lips to nails, we have the tips and trends that will update your style this season. What’s the best blush to pair with a red lipstick? Is there an easy way to master false eyelashes? We have all the answers and more! In need of a beauty fix yourself? Email us at

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Beauty Fix: A foolproof way to try oxblood lipstick, the difference between antiperspirant and deodorant and should you change your eye makeup routine when wearing contacts?

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Every week we take on your questions about makeup, skincare, hair and more and provide all the answers. This week, Beauty Fix is offering advice on what to do when you need to try something new. Trading in your glasses for a new pair of contacts will totally change how you look—but does it mean you have to change the products you use? Should you adjust your hair colour depending on the season? Read up for these answers and more! And in need of a beauty fix yourself? Email us at

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Beauty magnified: Examining the aviation-inspired beauty look on Cacharel’s Fall 2012 runway


Beauty magnified: Examining the aviation-inspired beauty look on Cacharel’s Fall 2012 runway

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Cacharel designers Ling Liu and Dawei Sun referenced Amelia Earhart as the muse for the ’20s-era coats, tapered trousers and knits with a masculine edge. The collection’s colour palette—heavy on the hypothermic blues—and kaleidoscopic prints were inspired by ice crystals forming on an airplane window.

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