This summer, we’re spoilt for choice with bright lip options: We’ve seen Pepto pink, traffic-stopping tangerine , and even moody berry appear on the red carpet recently. But Miranda Kerr’s cherry gloss at last night’s Max Mara party is our current favorite. Kerr stepped out in a head-to-toe nude silk ensemble and slicked-back bun, making her shiny pout pop that much more. The key here was the subtle sheen—as opposed to winter’s go-to matte formulas. A polished, juicy finish feels just right for summer. Get her look with a highly pigmented gloss, like Fresh Sugar Shine Lip Treatment in Cherry, or a sheer-but-lustrous balm, such as Lancôme Baume in Love in Very Cherry. Or simply pick up a cherry Popsicle from your grocery store’s freezer section and top off your dessert-induced stain with a clear lip lacquer.
This column reveals the personal beauty recipes, homegrown remedies, and family concoctions that the industry’s trusted pros rely on for staying radiant.
From the Kitchen of: Fernando Aciar, chef and founder of FeelFood juice and food shop in New York City
“Romesco is a Mediterranean sauce that I learned to make while working in restaurants around the world. In Argentina, we often added it to steak, and at Chez Panisse, we used it with meats and vegetables. At FeelFood, we mix the sauce into salads, quinoa bowls, and sprouted wraps. The recipe’s red peppers and carrots are filled with beta-carotene, a plant pigment that significantly boosts skin tone while fighting damage from UV sunlight and enhancing the effectiveness of sunscreen. The vitamin E in the sunflower seeds also brings a healthy glow to the skin and adds further UV protection. Plus, the fresh orange juice is loaded with vitamin C, an antioxidant that protects against free radicals.”
One for the Recipe Box: Summer Skin Booster
4 red peppers
5 whole carrots (medium size)
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp garlic, minced
2 tbsp sunflower seeds
1/4 cup olive oil
1/8 cup orange juice
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
Himalayan sea salt to taste
“Roast the peppers at 375°F until the skin is charred. Remove from the oven, let cool, and peel. Take the carrots, mix with olive oil, and roast them at 350°F until they are soft. Remove from the oven, let cool, and cut them into big pieces. In a bowl, mash the carrots until they have a chunky texture and combine with the peppers and remaining ingredients. Add salt to taste and enjoy!”
Jenny Lewis’ “Just One of the Guys” music video featuring Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart, and Brie Larson debuted on YouTube today and quickly went viral. Vogue.com already pointed out Hathaway’s graphic eye makeup (a darker take on the look recently seen at Atelier Versace), but the real beauty standout in this star-studded production: her braided rattail. As part of Hathaway’s gender-bender transformation around the 0:43 second mark, she sports a faux handlebar mustache, striped tracksuit, flat-bill Adidas snapback, and yes, the universally loathed miniature strand. We aren’t surprised she went for it, as the actress has been known to push the envelope—even attempting a few breakdance moves toward the end of the song. Further investigation also revealed the rattail was all Hathaway’s idea—at least that’s what Lewis told E! Online. Tonight we’ll be busy re-creating the A-lister’s cat-eye with a pot of black gel liner…and admiring her shoulder-grazing tail on repeat from afar.
Even though the World Cup has officially ended, it’s not too early to start reminiscing about this year’s standout looks. Here, New York City hair pro (and fútbol fan) John Barrett shares favorites, including Rodrigo Palacio’s “asymmetrical rattail” and Cristiano Ronaldo’s buzzed head (a style inspired by a young fan’s recent brain surgery). Here, your evening eye candy.
When it comes to collaborations, Vanessa Seward is fashion’s golden girl—literally. After years of successful ready-to-wear collections with A.P.C., the former Azzaro designer (who is launching her own label) has teamed up with Kérastase to design a trio of gilded hair accessories. Sold exclusively at Colette in Paris and on colette.fr, the collection includes a delicate chain-link headband, a weighty gold hair cuff (which hugs the base of a ponytail), and a sleek rhinestone-studded barrette. Each piece is minimal, timeless, and not overly feminine—much like Seward’s personal style. For her first foray into beauty, the designer was inspired by Kérastase’s couture styling line and her love of gold bijoux. (She also enlisted the help of jewelry manufacturer Edgard Hamon, whom she worked with during her stints at Chanel and Azzaro.) Prices range from 80€ to 240€ ($137 to $328 USD), but we think it’s a sound investment, considering these pieces would look equally chic with an LBD or a basic white tee.
For other ways to style your strands this summer, check out these beat-the-heat hair ideas.