My 2020 New Year’s Promise

It's Time to Try Something New!

My obsession with the “Brigitte Bardot Look” began New Year’s Eve, 2017, when I first got my hands on JAFRA’s Inkwell Eyeliner, a product I had never tried before. It was sitting in my drawer for some time because I wasn’t sure how to use it, until… I decided to throw a NYE Costume Ball at my house in Malibu. Up until the last minute, I didn't know what to wear. Frantically trying to find a costume in my closet an hour before my party, I caught sight of a dress that I had never worn before with a polka dot bowtie attached. On a whim, I tore off the bow, wrapped it around my neck and thought "BARDOT! Of Course!". So, my transformation began. I grabbed JAFRA’s Inkwell Eyeliner and began painting around my eyes. My eyes looked 10 times bigger when I was done giving myself Bardot's Cat Eyes. I then took JAFRA's Nude Lipliner in "Kate" and drew a line way outside of my lip-line so that my lips would look full and pouty. After throwing on some nude lipstick, I used JAFRA's White Soufflé highlighter to lighten the lipstick towards the inside of my lips to make them look fuller. I teased my hair (which was still yellow from my neon yellow hair dye) and VOILA! I was Bardot!

That New Year's Eve inspired me to try new JAFRA products and those products not only gave me my “signature look #2,” but also became must-haves that I carry in my purse at all times! I probably would have never thought to continue this look after New Year's Eve except that everyone at my party was telling me how stunned they were, that I had never looked more beautiful, and that this was the look for me! And then I thought about it, everyone throughout my life that I met who was rocking that Brigitte Bardot style did, in fact, look gorgeous! So, it began... my year-long journey of Bardot Beauty would carry on into 2018 and 2019. Now I alternate between the “Bardot Look” and my “Old Hollywood Glamour Look.”

From that point forward I vowed that every New Year I would try a JAFRA Product I have never tried before. Now I find myself at the beginning of 2020 and it is time to try something new! The brow pomade is calling my name…
Granddaughter of JAFRA’s founders, Jan and Frank Day, Estel has more than 20 years of experience in the fashion industry. Through her brand, MARK AND ESTEL, she designs custom bespoke fashion for some of today’s most stylish fashionistas including Lady Gaga, Kendall Jenner, and Kelly Osbourne. Her vast experience on the fashion runway, fashion photoshoots, designing for celebrities and growing up as a JAFRA Baby with Jan and Frank in Malibu gives her a unique perspective on beauty, style, high-fashion, and our JAFRA founders!


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