18 posts tagged "Alexa Chung"
No matter where you’re headed this holiday weekend, you can probably count on sticky, super-humid temps. Since foundation, mascara, and other melt-away makeup is out of the question, we’re leaving room in our toiletry bags for other TSA-friendly beauty gems and saving space by taking only one tube of lipstick: a bullet of bright orange. Paired with beachy waves and bare skin, a swipe of juicy tangerine is all you need to pull together your look (and complement a tan). In fact, the color works for both day and night, as proven by Taylor Swift (spotted on the streets of New York City) and Alexa Chung (glammed up for the Serpentine Gallery’s summer soiree in London). You can opt for a sheer, easy-to-wear formula, like Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Sheer Candy Glossy Balm in Tangy Mandarine, or try a more opaque finish with NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Timanfaya. You can even pair this bold hue with your bikini—though we suggest a long-wear version if you plan on splashing in the sea.
Before Alexa Chung trots off into the sunset with a basket to meet a French man (her words, not mine), she sat down with makeup artist Lisa Eldridge to create a tutorial on her signature look—one she’s “ripped off” of icons like Jane Birkin and Françoise Hardy. Though Chung allows the pro to pretty much do all of the work, she is controlling about one element: eyeliner. “It’s one of the only things I can do in life,” she quipped. (Not to mention, Chung developed her own liquid formula with Eyeko.) In addition to sharing the secret to her famous flick, the Brit reveals the four products she keeps in her bag at all times, explains her ongoing beauty “struggle,” and why having a “mammoth” blemish is similar to having boobs.
Lindsey Wixson looks a lot like Pebbles Flinstone in Chanel’s latest ads with her burnt orange strands, head-topping ponytail, and extra-large pearls reminiscent of the ones Wilma made her signature. When it comes to hair accessories, however, the dinosaur bone has been replaced with a more petite black bow. [Refinery29]
We remember the days when American Girl dolls wore a modest bonnet (Kirsten Larson, we’re looking at you) and schoolgirl braids (Molly McIntire, anyone?). The latest addition to the collection, Isabelle Palmer, goes to a school for the arts and has pink ombré hair. The toy is also available with piercings. We imagine a pint-sized jar of Manic Panic isn’t too far off. [Huffington Post]
While we don’t know who debuted it first exactly—the doll or Alexa Chung—the Brit style star posted a photo on Twitter touting her new purple tips courtesy of L’Oréal Professionnel.
Designed to be added to a traditional cleanser for “extra exfoliating” results, Previse Skincare is bringing EE MarineGranules, a botanical-based marine mousse, to market in March. Shopping for beauty products is beginning to feel like an episode of Sesame Street. [WWD]
Kate Moss celebrates her 40th birthday this month and in celebration, Paris Première (a French television channel) is airing a documentary—Looking For Kate—on January 12th that examines her rise to fame. If only the Couture collections coincided…we’ll just have to wait for the film to appear on YouTube with the rest of the world. [Marie Claire UK]
“Luckily I’ve looked at enough cats to work out how to do it,” said Alexa Chung of her signature winged liner look. In celebration of her collection for Brit beauty brand Eyeko (which includes a black mascara and felt-tipped pen, both scribbled with her handwriting in lieu of a traditional font), the style icon has created a video tutorial on her feline-inspired technique. The secret: Start with the flick first and finish with mascara on the bottom for a “Twiggy vibe.” Want a hard copy of her step-by-step to tape next to your mirror? The limited-edition kit (available for presale on Sephora.com December 17) also features an instructional poster with how-to doodles drawn by Chung.
Upon hearing that Alexa Chung—street-style star, deejay, and contributing editor at British Vogue—was a fan of their Skinny Liquid Liner, Eyeko founders Max and Nina Leykind met up with the cat-eye obsessed Brit at a coffee shop in East London. After hours spent talking and doodling ideas on a napkin, the indie cosmetic masterminds and Chung (whose new book, It, boasts an eyeball on its cover) decided to collaborate on a limited-edition set of eye makeup. We got the scoop from the Leykinds and an exclusive first look at the new liner, which is launching at Selfridges in November, followed by Space NK in the U.K., and making its debut stateside at Sephora in December.
Can you tell me about what’s up next for Eyeko?
We’re excited to be launching our first limited-edition Eyeko Alexa set featuring Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner and Eye Do Mascara. With the Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner, you can expect our blackest liner yet, fully waterproof even on the waterline and so easy-to-use it won’t drag even over eye shadow, and it helps lashes [appear fuller and thicker]. Alexa is very keen on products with multiple benefits, as are we. Our mascaras are all paraben-free and conditioning, and with Alexa we’ve taken that ethos to the max in creating a new mascara packed with vitamins, botanical proteins, and lash-enhancing ingredients.
Where did your inspiration for the set come from?
We looked at our best-selling Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner—which is Alexa’s favorite liner—to create her signature cat-eye and thought about how we could improve it. We encouraged Alexa to put her own stamp on the products—giving her free rein to design the artwork and look of her first set with Eyeko. It’s very much about how to create Alexa’s sixties-inspired eye look. It’s a question she’s so often asked, and this set explains it all—in pictures!
What makes these eye products different from what we’ve already seen from the brand?
Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner is a game changer because eyeliner pens have never been able to achieve this level of efficacy, pigment, and durability before. The mascara features a new multi-action brush with a formula that works like magic, and of course it will come with the Eyeko Shield [a guitar pick-like contraption that is gently pressed along the lash line to prevent mascara smudges], and that too will be a limited-edition Alexa design.
Do you ever plan to branch outside of eyes/brows? If so, what area of the face would you like to take on next?
We’re all about the eyes! That’s our focus. We love that Alexa tweeted “Very happy to announce I am now working with eyeball decorators extraordinaire Eyeko.”
Aside from using Eyeko products, what is the key to Alexa’s winged look?
Because Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner is a pen, she can do that perfect cat-eye without even looking in a mirror!
What are your predictions for the eye looks/trends we might see on the Spring 2014 runways?
Our sixties-eye obsession is still going strong. Graphic liner, monochrome, or embellished with touches of gold and pearl. I love that grunge luxe aesthetic, too—mixing an earthy lid with a touch of mascara and a fuller brow. Fashion changes, but we feel classic eye looks remain timeless. We look at continually improving products and creating new must-owns. Right now we’re developing a mascara you can wear in space. Sometimes Alexa will say that we’re too ahead of our time and people aren’t ready for that yet, but you know, space travel isn’t actually that far off!
We’re poised for liftoff.