Before we jetted off to Paris, I attended the launch of the SOTHYS Paris new makeup line that just arrived here in the United States. Perhaps you are familiar with this luxurious spa on the storied Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris that specializes in beauty treatments and massages that will leave you feeling utterly pampered and beautifully relaxed. Their new makeup collection promises to give you an effortless look just like French women that always seem to have that certain je ne sais quoi.
The key to achieving this look is prepping the skin, according to SOTHY'S makeup artist Anne Kohlhagen, who has worked her magic on the runways in New York, Milan and Paris. She advises to prep the face with a moisturizer like the SOTHYS Hydradvance Cream and to apply an eye cream like the SOTHYS Multi-ActionEye Contour. Moisturized skin leads to healthy skin that glows, but to help encourage this, Kohlagen advises using a highlighting powder like the SOTHYS Illuminating Trio on the bridge of the nose, cheekbones and chin. For the final touch, French women treat lipsticks as their must-have accessory, something that they cannot leave home without, just like their over-sized sunglasses and unbelievable shoes. The Rouge Doux lipsticks allows you to achieve a subtle sophistication while the Rouge Intense delivers high-impact color for those moments when you want to command attention. Below are two of my favorite products from the line. You can purchase the entire SOTHYS collection at a their spa (click here for their for the nearest spa) or online here, here and here.
Here are two of the products that you must try:
SOTHYS Age-Defying Foundation (Teint Satiné) - It is never to early to protect your skin from premature aging and environmental factors that can lead to a lackluster complexion and the dreaded wrinkle. This foundation is full of good for you ingredients like Omega 3,6 and 9 which add moisture to the skin resulting in a luminous and uniform complexion. This foundation provides a medium coverage with a satin finish.
SOTHYS Rouge Doux Lipsticks - For a girl that loves Paris as much as I do, I love any products that remind me of that beautiful city. The SOTHYS Rouge Doux lipsticks are all named after Parisian metro stops, like Rouge Grenelle and Prune Alexandre III and deliver a beautiful sheer color that lasts up to 8-hours! Packed with a plethora of moisturizing ingredients like mango butter and bran oil while omega 3,6 and 9 help achieve a fuller looking pout.
Products c/o SOTHYS Paris