Daily Beauty Reporter Blog.
When beauty editors hear about a product that is supposed to work "like magic," we usually have a bit of healthy skepticism. But when makeup artist Val Garland told me backstage at the Spring 2011 Giambattista Valli show (above) that one of her favorite products was the cult classic Egyptian Magic All-Purpose Skin Cream, I listened closely. "You can put it on your dry legs, on your elbows, on your cheeks, or if you have a burn it's even good for that! I love it, it's my new hot product," she said exuberantly. She put the slick balm to a decidedly more glamorous use backstage, topping the models' eye lids and skin with the stuff to give faces a high-gloss finish. "There's no powder, the skin is just super-shiny," she said of the look. The models' skin was also probably super-hydrated, as this wonder-balm contains ingredients like olive oil, beeswax, and honey. Now that winter is fast approaching, it could be time to incorporate a little magic into my daily beauty routine.
Could it be possible that American women may someday embrace "shine"? My prayers would be answered!