10 posts tagged "Beauty.com"
Glitter. We’ve spent a fair bit of time talking about it on this blog—both the good and more often than not, the not so good. And there it was again—lots of it—backstage at Vena Cava this morning. “It’s a bitch,” makeup artist Christian McCullough admitted of the mélange of MAC products (Pro Pigment in Silver, Reflects Purple Duo, and Glitter in 3-D Silver) he was painting onto a primer of Mixing Medium Shine, which he had brushed all over models’ eyelids. Concentrating on a “messy shape,” McCullough added layers of sparkles, pointing out that one was simply not enough. “This won’t show up on the runway,” he said as he piled on more for a slightly androgynous look that was rounded out by MAC’s Tinted Lip Conditioner in Petting Pink and its dark nude Lip Pencil in Subculture. “It’s so 15 years ago,” McCullough continued of Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock’s inspiration, which drew from grunge’s glam-rock heroes, like Fiona Apple and PJ Harvey. Fittingly, Ted Gibson for Beauty.com was creating nineties-era hair. “We’re scrunching, of all things,” Gibson exclaimed as he prepped tresses with a mixture of his Tame It Shine Lotion and Fix It Gel, before applying heat and creating a crimped texture with his hands. For those of you seated in the front row who may have gotten a lapful of flecks, McCullough offered up this insider tip for removing the shimmering “little bits” from skin and clothes: masking tape.
In a move to start the New Year off right, Beauty.com has just launched the latest installment of its popular designer collaboration makeup bag series. With awards season coming up, the Web destination enlisted perennial celebrity favorites Marchesa designers Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman, and their Encore Beauty Bag is nothing if not red carpet-ready. A glamorous clutch-cum-beauty pouch, the satchel boasts an exterior of tiered black bows with a silky ballet slipper pink liner to house 17 different sought-after samples from brands like Dr. Dennis Gross, Phyto, Laura Geller, and Bliss. That single helping of Go Smile’s TouchUp teeth whitener in Watermelon Mint is also of note; nothing says “I’d like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association” like a set of pearly whites.
There’s nothing we like more than when two of our favorite brands team up to offer a comprehensive solution to all of our skincare needs, in one convenient box. Which is why it was such a lovely surprise to see that Clarisonic and Arcona had joined forces on a new, limited-edition customized kit, on sale today. Included in this set of radiance-boosting miracle workers are Clarisonic’s much-acclaimed Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System—a handheld skin brush that triple-times as an exfoliator, wrinkle reducer, and blemish buster—and two star products from Arcona, the holistic spa and skincare line. Its Booster Defense Serum boasts vitamin C, resveratrol, and grapeseed extract to defend against free radical damage and premature aging, while its Magic White Ice gel provides daily hydration that deeply moisturizes without clogging pores, for a fresh and dewy finish. At $149, it’s a pretty good deal, too—which is only further helping to quell our particularly strong case of the Mondays (allergy season in New York can be brutal).
Beauty.com’s designer collaboration is back, and this time, Lela Rose has gotten the go-ahead to create a limited-edition makeup bag. Like Erickson Beamon’s and Maria Cornejo’s before her, Rose’s Feather Painted Linen Beauty Clutch—which incorporates a print from her Spring 2010 collection—will be stocked to the brim with 16 deluxe beauty samples so you can try out and travel with choice products from some of the best brands out there, including Origins fan favorite Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash, Dr. Brandt’s Pores No More Pore Refiner, and a rollerball of CLEAN’s Simply Soap Eau de Parfum. Here’s the genius part: The clutch comes free with a $100 purchase of things you want/need for your own beauty regimen, and you can either keep it for yourself to use as both a cosmetics case and mini purse or give it to someone else, like, say, your mom on Sunday.
Just in time for awards show season, Beauty.com has released the latest installment of its popular designer makeup bag, and who better to make it than red-carpet experts Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa? “We wanted to create a vanity box that was both modern and elegant,” the brand’s co-founders said of their fuchsia, flower-topped design. Yes, it’s a box this time around, not a bag, but it’s really what’s on the inside that counts. In keeping with a theme of “camera-ready beauty,” the kit boasts samples of Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation SPF 30, Frédéric Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray, Tarte 4 Day Stay Lash Stain, and Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist, among other things—including Foot Petals Strappy Strips, so you can wear your most impractical shoes in comfort. Click here to get one while supplies last.