Health & beauty
Posted by Total Beauty 09/24/10 at 12:10PM
Of course she looked stunning as well (bridal makeup and all), and not just because she's a supermodel or had her dress custom made by Zac Posen. OK, maybe that helped a bit, but the whole thing was, for lack of a less gushy word, magical. (On a side note, the video shows a bit of her having her wedding hair done -- it's great if you'd like to know how exactly to recreate her bridal hairstyle.)
Anyway, as a tribute to the fabulous French location, here are 10 beauty products that say, "vive la France." Maybe using one or two of them on your wedding day will add a touch of French glam to your day.
No. 1: Peonies and wild roses mix with red currents and pomegranates in this fab French fragrance, try Annick Goutal Quel Amour! Eau De Toilette 3.4 oz, $115. Spritz Madam? Oui.
No. 2: Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Perfumed Body Lotion, 6.7 oz., $48, comes in his signature, iconic-shaped bottle. It gives the skin a satiny finish with a delicate floral, oriental scent (notes include: rose, orange blossom and vanilla).
No. 3: Could there be a better tie-in than Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Pulsion, $23. Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, Coco Rocha --surely it's a sign.
No. 4: You never judge a book by its cover, but what about makeup? This Givenchy Le Prisme Blush in Blooming Fuschias, Limited Edition , $48.50, is waaay too pretty to leave on a department store counter.
No. 5: Chantecaille Lip Chic in Capucine, $30 has high shine and added collagen for a fuller looking lip. The fun, but wearable orange hue, goes perfectly with a smoky eye like Coco wore on her wedding day, too. Might you include it in your bridal makeup lineup?
No. 6: Everyone wants sexy lips, and what could make for sexier ones than coating them with a gloss dressed in fishnets? Try Lancome Juicy Tubes Rose Fishnets, $18.
Nos. 7 & 8: French women seem to have the best skin, so to that end, here's a moisturizer and eye cream that will whip yours into shape: Caudalie Vinosource Quenching Sorbet Creme, $40, which claims to give an "immediate burst of moisture to rescue parched and irritated skin," and Darphin Wrinkle Corrective Eye Countour Cream, $75, which fights wrinkles while "restoring radiance and suppleness," according to the brands. Just what you need after that long flight to Paris (if only in your dreams).
No. 9: Created as a tribute to the "French glamour and joie de vivre that is the root of the Guerlain sprit," this had to make this list. The five palettes in the collection are all named after one of their Parisian boutiques. Guerlain Ecrin 6 Couleurs Eye Shadow Palette in 68 Champs-Elysees, $84 is our fave for creating a sultry gunmetal smoky eye.
No. 10: This dusting powder from Agent Provocateur, Agent Provocateur Poudre D'Amour, $55, is a must for your wedding night. It has aphrodisiac extracts of Cocoa, plus a secret ingredient called "Damiana," which is supposed to help you out in the boudoir. Ooh la la.
If all this doesn't give you enough of Coco and James' French wedding vibe, how about tying the knot in an actual French chateau? Yep, they do weddings and it's not as much as you think.
See the short version of Coco Rocha's wedding video.
See the long version of Coco Rocha's wedding video.
By Alison Rowe
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