You never get a second chance to make a first impression, so looking your best should be a priority and the face is the very best place to start.
For Sharon Eyers, taking care of the face has been a passion for many years and Le Visage is the perfect way for her to share what she has learnt with others.
The store, located between NKY and De Sunglass Man in Camana Bay, has a definite boutique feel to it, with the product ranges represented having been selected to complement one another, not compete. One of the key elements for Sharon was to represent products not available elsewhere on Island, so Le Visage is the exclusive on island retail location for all the products it carries.
Elemis is one of the main brands for the store and needs little introduction. With a 20 year history in the high-end skin care market, the brand is well known for its independent testing, which means that the claimed results are independently verified.
“It’s a very high end brand, the ingredients are amazing and they are very results driven. Their philosophy is ‘defined by nature, led by science’,” says Sharon.
Elemis is even the chosen brand of British Airways, and as any international traveller knows, there can be no more testing environment for your skin than a transatlantic flight.
Le Visage carries a full range of Elemis products, including skin and body care products, as well as products for men.
A new range for the boutique is the Bliss line of products. Whereas Elemis has a much more traditional look and feel to their products, Bliss is a fun and fresh line, while still maintaining a strong results-driven approach. After starting out with a spa in SoHo in New York, the brand has gone on to become an instantly recognisable name. However, it maintains a more affordable price point, which along with the fresh design elements and rather cheeky names many of the products carry, makes this the perfect brand for a slightly younger demographic.
On quite the opposite end of the scale when it comes to history is Penhaligon’s of London. The fragrance house was founded in 1870 by the royal perfumer to Queen Victoria, and has maintained strong links to the Royal Family ever since. With a rich tradition and very traditional packaging, this exclusive brand carries two royal warrants and was the favourite fragrance of Sir Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher.
“They have perfumes for women and cologne for men. They also do bath and body products to complement the fragrances, and they do bath oils. They stick to what they’re good at – this is just a perfume house,” says Sharron.
A nice touch with Penhaligon’s is their online fragrance profiling, which can be done at Le Visage as well. Users are presented with a list of questions on their likes and dislikes in order to come up with a fragrance that will reflect their personality.
Le Visage also carries two exclusive makeup lines, Stila and Kevyn Aucoin.
According to Sharron, the two brands complement one another as they are very different. Stila is a modern, innovative brand, always creating new products, while Kevyn Aucoin, name for the famed makeup artist who founded the company, is much more traditional in nature.
“The quality of the products is second to none. He created this brand, as a makeup artist knows what works and what doesn’t, so when people try this they usually don’t switch to anything else,” says Sharron.
Apart from the selection of skin care and makeup products, Le Visage also offers professional makeup services, including weddings, and even private makeup classes for those who would love the idea of makeup but don’t know where to start.
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