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Natalie Portman in a promotional shot for Miss Dior Rose ’N’ Roses

Extra-strength beauty

BEAUTY Meg Hamilton and the Lucire team take note of the latest luxuries in beauty this month, from the newest Miss Dior to a service that helps people outside the US get their fix




Meg Hamilton is a writer for Lucire.


Sparkling roses
Romance is on the cards for Miss Dior, with their latest fragrance, Rose ’N’ Roses. As always with Dior fragrances, there is a vivifying potency and energy portrayed in this sparkling floral perfume. The pink hue of the fragrance acting as a faint blush that melts into the skin, this profusion of Grasse roses, harvested each year in May in the fields of southern France, with the zest of bergamot and the heightening intensity behind the white musk undertone, this fragrance is as delicate and passionate as its properties. This fragrance is dizzyingly beautiful and the perfect companion to any and to all special occasions.—Meg Hamilton

No limits

This award-winning new mascara duo set by Ilia is the best way to get lashes that will lift, lengthen, and hold a curl, creating a weightless and effortlessly gorgeous look and feel that’s ripe for any occasion. With the dual-sided brush, the lashes are effortlessly separated and strengthened for a long-lasting and perfect finish that will easily transition throughout the day and last all night. With a unique combination of beeswax, shea butter and arginine, this mascara also works to nourish the lashes, perfect for those with sensitive eyes and easily removable with warm water at the end of a long day. There is no scrubbing or tugging required with this product, it’s the real deal. The duo set comes with one 8 g (0·27 oz) Limitless Lash mascara and one 3 g (0·1 oz) Limitless Lash mascara.—Meg Hamilton

Enriching hair
Say goodbye to frizzy or dry, dull hair when you say hello to the new avocado and kiwifruit Mega Moisture Superfood Mask by the experts at Briogeo. This mask is combined with all the rich ingredients of a super-green smoothie, packed with nutrients and vitamins from spinach, chia seeds and cocoa seed butter to replenish the scalp and roots. This vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and protein-free product is the perfect way to nourish parched and hard-to-maintain hair, working to moisturize, hydrate and soften so that it’s more manageable and silky to the touch. When it comes to creating vibrancy and vitality in hair treatment, Briogeo is up there with the best.—Meg Hamilton

Remote buying
Non-American beauty fans accustomed to stocking up on overseas trips to the US might well have an ally during COVID-19 in Big Apple Buddy (, founded by Phillis Chan, who says she can help buyers get access to offerings sold by Sephora and Ulta. Big Apple Buddy showcases a comprehensive range of Sephora and Ulta items on its website, as well as home, tech, shoes and other products. The business has been going since 2014, and aggregates the catalogues of many US retailers, so buyers can purchase from different sellers through a single check-out. •






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