[ WORLD FESTIVAL 2006 ]
Among pieces on view at Harry Winston will be "The Semira Twirl," a timepiece that looks like a diamond bracelet, with 276 diamonds totaling 12.36 carats.
Bareminerals demo offered
Bare Escentuals founder Leslie Blodgett and her team of makeup artists make a return Hawaii appearance from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow at Sephora for demonstrations of i.d. bareMinerals, including a new shade developed to enhance Asian skin.
Blodgett received a warm welcome during her visit last fall, and via an e-mail interview from Europe, she said she was eager to return.
"Through our infomercial and QVC education they had learned about bareMinerals, and now they have it at their fingertips," she said.
"Our No. 1 focus is the customer, so the majority of development and outreach is for them. We let them name products and we also have followed their lead on colors they have created by combining bareMinerals colors together to create a unique one for them."
Just as the product name suggests, bareMinerals is a mineral makeup that is buffed on without use of liquid. Its ease of use and natural results make liquid foundations seem outdated, though Blodgett didn't set out to become the Bill Gates of cosmetics by whipping the competition.
"There will always be a variety of formulas and textures in the market, but the natural category of beauty is dominating and taking the lead," she said.
"(We) would like to be the Oprah of beauty. Staying connected to the community and changing people's life is what matters most."
Call 944-9797 for an appointment.