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Beauty pages in Lucire only began appearing regularly with its first beauty editor, M. K. Johnson, in 2000, followed soon by Stevie Wilson. Since then, Lucire has had a very comprehensive beauty section, a tradition continued today by Jamie Dorman, our New York-based beauty editor, and Sopheak Seng, fashion and beauty editor.

 

 

 

2012

 

One-on-one with the Kiehl’s philosophy
Kiehl’s started as a family-owned New York apothecary in 1851. It has now landed on Wellington’s shores. Roanna Bell reports on its range of skin care
photographed by the author

 

An inside look at New York Fashion Week’s fall ’12 beauty
Our New York beauty editor, and professional make-up artist, Reiva Cruze, goes behind the scenes at the New York Fashion Week fall–winter 2012–13 shows for Venexiana, Chris Benz and Leather Japan
photographed by Stephen Ciuccoli

 

 

2011

 

Fluttery will get you everywhere
Uma Lele tries out Napoleon Perdis’s newest mascara line, which aids this season’s lush, glamorous and seductively long-lash look

 

Clearly Clarins
Pati Dubroff introduces the spring 2011 Clarins collection at the Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles, in a more intimate setting than the Hollywood-typical suite, writes Elyse Glickman
photographed by Paul Sun

 

A sanctuary in Santiago
Judith Yeh examines the new salon from the multi-talented Benoît Poirier d’Ambreville, an appointment-only destination in Bellavista, Santiago

 

It’s a guy thing
The caveman look is out: herald in a New Year with a new beauty régime, men! Sopheak Seng has his top 10 picks

 

Looking after your locks for summer ’11
We often look after our skin as we protect it against the sun’s rays, but what about our hair? Sopheak Seng gives his top 10 for summer hair

 

Alluring pearls
Sopheak Seng looks at Chanel’s spring–summer 2011 make-up collection, based around the allure of the pearl

 

 

2010

 

Growing a passion for beauty
Ashleigh Berry talks to Rhian Morris, make-up artist, cosmetics’ aficionada, and beauty blogger, who has ambitions to go even further with her passion

 

Back to Living Nature
Roanna Bell attends the Wellington stop for Living Nature and Lorraine Downes’s Authentic Beauty Tour, impressed with the company’s real commitment to natural skin care
photographed by Sopheak Seng, Jack Yan and Monty Adams

 

Beauty’s tried and true
Elle Hopper goes through her handbag and finds her beauty must-haves, come rain or shine

 

Our summer ’11 beauty must-haves
Our top 10 as chosen by Sopheak Seng: stay effortlessly chic this summer, top to toe, with these beauty must-haves

 

You Byu-Ti
Elyse Glickman heads to Santa Monica salon Byu-Ti, where a more natural and thorough approach to hair therapy takes place

 

From Somerville to Hollywood, and beyond
Kate Somerville is the woman many Hollywood celebrities turn to for her advice on beauty. Now she’s sharing more of her knowledge through new products, and her book, Complexion Perfection!. Elyse Glickman checks them out

 

The post-Raphaelite look
According to A-list stylist Raphael Cohen, the secret to effectively updating your look is being true to yourself by Elyse Glickman
photographed by the author

 

Do you recognize this woman?
Anna Peka goes from “wild” to “wow” in Blue Cactus’s Ultimate Make-Over competition
some photographs by Victoria Vincent

 

Something in the water computes
With his revolutionary take on the med-spa phenomenon outside Los Angeles, Dr Howard Murad thinks outside the (skin care product) boxes, writes Elyse Glickman
photographed by the author

 

 

2009

 

Send in the Klones
Sam Mitchell talks to Klone Hair’s Karl and Danelle Radel, at one of Dunedin’s top salons
Expanded from issue 26 of Lucire

 

The king of avant-garde
Mava Moayyed talks to the celebrated avant-garde hairstylist, Derek Elvy of Buoy
photographed by Emma Kathe Anderson
Excerpted from issue 26 of Lucire

 

A real celebrity endorsement
Roanna Bell looks at the authenticity behind La Prairie’s Advanced Marine Biology skin care

 

Richard the great
On the eve of the Southern Trust ID Dunedin Fashion Show, Bronwyn Williams talks to celebrity hairstylist Richard Kavanagh

 

Make-up tells a story
Monica Waldron talks to MAC’s Gordon Espinet and Charlotte Tilbury on make-up and how it empowers the modern woman

 

Winter fantasies
Devin Winter attends Thriller, the new theme from L’Oréal Professionnel, as executed by hair supremo Paul Huège de Serville and his team

 

 

2008

 

A secret on the shore
Spa Horrobin & Hodge is a well kept secret in Manakau, for those in the know about great treatments, writes Jack Yan
Expanded from issue 26 of Lucire

 

Thrilled to see the message in your eyes
Olivia Newton-John and Curves, and Dove and the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation, team up for two initiatives Down Under to help Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

A new campaign for Laetitia
French model Lætitia Casta is the face of Ralph Lauren’s Notorious fragrance

 

Let it flow
Ana Maria Moore brings a world-class spa experience to central Wellington
photographed by Sharyn Jones
A Lucire special promotion
Expanded from issue 26 of Lucire

 

Time for a ritual
A new salon in Orakei, Auckland, New Zealand, goes well beyond “getting your hair done”—Bettjemans aims to create a destination hair spa

 

Autumn beauty, according to MAC
MAC summarizes autumn–winter 2008–9 into five trends, based on its behind-the-scenes catwalk work

 

Beauty and the geek
M. K. Johnson, self-confessed tech girl, explores Qua Bottle Lounge in downtown Austin, Texas and finds some Fresh beauty essentials

 

Expressing youth
Focusing on youthfulness and anti-ageing, Elizabeth Arden and Comvita’s Huni range have been active with new releases for March–April

 

At the Red Door
Elizabeth Arden reopens its flagship store on Fifth Avenue, New York, with Catherine Zeta-Jones doing the honours
photographed by Larry Busacca for Elizabeth Arden; courtesy WireImage

 

Keira’s the fairest of them all
A UK poll by high street chain Superdrug has found Keira Knightley is Britons’ beauty icon for 2007

 

 

2007

 

Maybelline sees White
Maybelline New York announces it has appointed Jessica White as its new spokesmodel, alongside her heroine Christy Turlington and others

 

Four the new way
Schwarzkopf gets four trends from the catwalk, including one that takes us back to the future
Expanded from issue 24 of Lucire

 

Chase that dream
With an early love of fashion and beauty, Claude Defresne is the inspiration for many with his make-up artistry and vision. Now the International Make-up Artist for Clarins, Ana Vegar learns more about the man
From issue 22 of Lucire

 

L’obsession Magnifique
Anne Hathaway is the star of Lancôme’s Magnifique commercial, directed by Peter Lindbergh. We have behind-the-scenes images from last spring’s shoot

 

Face the light
Zoë Butters looks at a gentle treatment for the skin to combat ageing: light therapy with Omnilux Revive, interviewing its proponent, laser medicine expert Dr Robert Glen Calderhead

 

Farewell Anita Roddick
Dame Anita Roddick, DBE passed away at age 64 on September 10, 2007. Lucire looks back at her life and accomplishments

 

Talent spotted
Successes in the hair industry for New Zealand’s new talent in L’Oréal Professionnel’s Talent Spotting competition

 

Natural and mineral
Natural and mineral: two words that go together in make-up by Nicole McKinnon
From issue 20 of Lucire

 

Nurturing new talent
L’Oréal Professionnel encourages young talent this year in New Zealand with its inaugural Talent Spotting contest

 

Chanel’s Nouvelle Vague
Launched in French cinemas in March, Chanel’s Le Rouge commercial film, directed by Bettina Rheims, is a tribute to the Nouvelle Vague work of Jean-Luc Godard
all photographs and images courtesy Chanel

 

Say bye-bye to the baggy eye
There are many remedies to combat the tired and puffy eye appearance, writes Nicole McKinnon
Excerpted from issue 22 of Lucire

 

Express yourself
Laura Ming-Wong catches up with Buoy Hairdressing’s top hairstylist Michael Beel on the season’s styles
photographed by Angela Henderson
Excerpted from issue 21 of Lucire

 

Electric company
Daniel Chavez sees himself empowering women and their make-up as he travels the globe for Smashbox Cosmetics by Jack Yan
From issue 21 of Lucire

 

Hair now, gone tomorrow
Everyone knows that getting into a fitful panic to prepare our legs, arms, torsos and other bits for their first emergence into the summer sun can result in disaster. Emma Tate gives you the low-down on the hairy art of hair removal
From issue 21 of Lucire

 

The revolutionary
Jim Morrison of Big Sexy Hair—the man who chose Katharine McPhee to be the brand’s spokesmodel—could be said to have revolutionized his corner of the beauty industry, writes Summer Rayne Oakes
From issue 21 of Lucire

 

 

2006

 

Welcome to Miami
Oribe Canales is the star hairdresser who has been credited as one of the creators of the supermodels by Vivian Galtier Kelly
From issue 14 of
Lucire

 

 

2005

 

Anything but desperate
Lucire goes behind the scenes of Desperate Housewives as the crew heads back for the second season
Photograph at left courtesy L’Oréal Paris
Expanded from the August 2005 print edition of
Lucire

 

The scents of summer
Men have most of the best fragrances this summer by Phillip Johnson
Expanded from the September 2005 print edition of
Lucire

 

Here comes the sun
Lucire favourites for summer skin care for both men and women by Phillip D. Johnson
Expanded from the July 2005 print edition of
Lucire

 

For those who breathe
Karen Murrell, founder and CEO of Skinfood, has tapped into a consumer desire for simplicity and value in what is in many respects a premium product by Jack Yan
From the May 2005 print edition of
Lucire

 

Brittny revealed
The beautiful and soulful Brittny Gastineau took time out to shoot our cover and speaks with Lucire—our make-up story by Jessica Tarazi
Photographed by Jon Moe
Excerpted from the June 2005 print edition of
Lucire

 

Margaret Hema and her magnificent seven
From humble beginnings to a world-class facialist, Margaret Hema is much more than Liv Tyler's favourite by Jack Yan
Main photograph by the author
Excerpted from the June 2005 print edition of
Lucire

 

Age is not just a number
Many anti-ageing solutions are available for men, too by Phillip D. Johnson
Expanded from the May 2005 print edition of
Lucire

 

 

2004

 

Permanent make-up tattoos: taboo or time-saver?
An absence of standards for manufacturers creating pigments for permanent make-up in the United States, such as Premier Pigments, has led to an ongoing saga of laser treatments for one Lucire reader by Nancy Erfan

 

More, brighter, bigger
Profiling sought-after international hairstylist Brent Lawler, his association with World and working half of each year in Paris by Clare Marshall
backstage photographs courtesy World

 

 

2003

 

Peptide promises
We investigate the new, increasingly popular and needle-free rivals for Retin-A and Botox by M. K. Johnson
photographs courtesy Blue Heron Media and manufacturers

 

Decadent delights, delicious deals
There are cheaper alternatives to some of the pricier beauty products, as we present our suggestions for beauty on a budget in 2003 by M. K. Johnson

 

Skin care science: the anti-inflammatory barrier
Two research scientists lead the way in the next generation of anti-ageing skin care by M. K. Johnson
images by Blue Heron Media

 

Cathy Kangas, the beauty visionary
We profile Cathy Kangas, the woman behind the successful range of PRAI beauty products on ShopNBC by Ann Fryer

 

 

2002

 

Empire of the jade
Two new very exclusive fragrances evoke the exotic Orient

 

 

2001

 

Mysterious and seductive
The behind-the-scenes story of two of the world’s most exclusive perfumes, literally the choice of royalty

 

Missing in action
A guide to hard-to-find cosmetics and fragrances by M. K. Johnson

 

Time in a bottle
Skin care for the hectic modern lifestyle where you don't have time to do a full makeover by M. K. Johnson

 

 

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