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A New Japanese Hybrid

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Hybrids are a boon, not just to the beauty industry but also to consumers. Take the lipstick-gloss combination, for example: The fusion product that combines the easy wearability and shine of a gloss with the durability and color payoff of a lipstick proved to be a major hit among makeup devotees—ditto complexion perfectors formulated with skincare ingredients. Now, Sensai Kanebo, the Japanese beauty company that harnesses the moisturizing and illuminating abilities of the precious imperial Koishimaru silk, is getting in on the action. Its Hydrachange Tinted Gel Cream is part lightweight gel, part luxurious cream, part foundation with a mousse-y, spongelike consistency that blends seamlessly into the skin. Providing an even veil of coverage, it has a lovely dewy effect, thanks to the fact that while it’s camouflaging discolorations and blotchiness, it’s also boosting cellular hyaluronic acid production and amping up hydration levels. The product’s best attribute is that it seeps into the skin, rather than sitting on top of it, making non-issues of heat and humidity. Let it be known: Sweaty, streaking makeup will not factor into your summer routine.

Photo: Courtesy of Kanebo Sensai

Beauty Booty: Bergdorf Goodman Gets Smart

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What: Bergdorf Goodman’s Smart Beauty shopping event, which holds the promise of luxury skincare, fragrance, and makeup freebies with a purchase of $200 or more.

When: Tuesday, January 19, through Saturday, January 30.

Where: Bergdorf Goodman, Beauty level, 754 Fifth Avenue at 58th Street, and online at www.bergdorfgoodman.com.

Why: A $200 initial purchase price is steep, but it’s kind of worth it seeing as how these are not your ordinary product minis. The snakeskin bag (which can double as a clutch) is packed with goodies from Amore Pacific, Bulgari, Kanebo Sensai, RéVive, Sisley Paris, and Tom Ford Beauty—in other words, all the brands that you’ve always been interested in trying before buying but still haven’t gotten around to sampling. Also, it provides an interesting keep-this-Web-page-open-on-your-S.O.’s-computer opportunity: With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to request a few items of the pricey perfume variety (like something from Acqua di Parma’s Le Nobili collection, perhaps) and make out with an additional gift as well. Yes, the word you’re looking for is “Score.”

Photo: Courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman