Brands We Love: Philosophy

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The name Philosophy has always been highly suggestive and since I tried the first product (my beloved lip balm Kiss Me) I understood why the brand’s founder, Cristina Carlino, chose the name. The goal was to be a hybrid between over the counter cosmetics and dermatological solutions, making ‘backed by science’ formulas accessible to a […]

Pleasure to Meet: Aerin

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She was raised among cosmetics and fragrances and was the style director of her grandmother’s company for years. It was more than natural for Aerin Lauder to take inspiration from Estée Lauder and create a brand where makeup and fragrances have a key role. Launched in 2011, Aerin reflects the lifestyle of its founder, extending to […]

Brands We Love: Estée Lauder

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It is hard to think in a cosmetic brand more aspirational than Estée Lauder. The products always come in a luxurious packaging and the campaigns are impossibly glamorous, in the best “American beauty” ideal approach. It all started in 1946, when Estée (born Josephine Esther Mentzer and daughter of Hungarian and Czech immigrants), and her husband, […]

Brands We Love: Revlon

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My all-time favourite nail polishes are from Revlon. The wide colour range and lasting effect (better than Chanel, in my opinion) puts them among my top choices, but I must confess there is also an emotional attachment with the brand because it had Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer as the stars of the campaigns when […]