45 posts tagged "Bobbi Brown"
At a recent dinner celebrating Zac Posen, I spotted none other than Dita Von Teese’s Charlotte Olympia clutch open on the table after the plates had been cleared. As a beauty editor, that minaudière was like a magnet, drawing me in closer to discover the keys to her flawless vintage look. And while I did find (with her permission, of course) a key—likely to her apartment or hotel room—nicotine gum, a Swarovski studded e-cigarette, and red lipstick, the most interesting treasure was a spiderweb compact covered in crystals. Later in the week, Posen would post a video on Instagram (below) featuring Von Teese touching up her crimson pout and powdering her nose using said bedazzled mirror. She turned a simple and routine gesture (one normally done in the privacy of the ladies’ room) into a full-on performance. But then again, I’d expect nothing less of the burlesque dancer. If you’re in need of a party trick this holiday season, take a cue from Von Teese and dare to reapply in public. And may I suggest doing it with this flashy Lulu Frost for Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Compact in hand.
Katie Holmes Expands Partnership With Bobbi Brown; Big Surgeries, Little Results; and Burberry’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Rhythm
Katie Holmes has been on a beauty roll this year after teaming up with Bobbi Brown back in September and buying into Alterna haircare in January. In an interview with WWD today announcing the new Bobbi & Katie Collection, the actress discussed her partnership with Brown. “I’ve loved every minute of it—Bobbi is so creative and so smart. I’m very inspired by her.” The makeup artist and entrepreneur expressed equal admiration. “Katie’s not just a face, she’s a true partner,” said Brown. “She’s ridiculously beautiful, and she really has a feel for what women want and need. She has a great eye for color and design.”
A new study published this week revealed that major procedures like brow- and facelifts often make less of a difference than we’re led to believe. According to a New York Times article analyzing its findings, raters estimated patients’ ages to be about 2.1 years younger, on average, than their chronological age before surgery, and 5.2 years younger after surgery, an overall difference of 3.1 years, with minimal changes in attractiveness, for example. Shelling out all that money and going under the knife to turn back the clock just a few years seems, well, a bit more vain now.
After reassuming control of its beauty division in April, Burberry has introduced its first in-house fragrance, Brit Rhythm, which targets men who love rock ‘n’ roll. “Music has become such an integral part of our world, from the digital site that we have—Burberry Acoustic—to the things that we do at all the shows with the music team here that I set up,” said Christopher Bailey. The label’s chief creative officer continued to say that the scent captures “that kind of adrenaline feeling that you get from music. The effect of hairs rising on the back of your neck. The moment when you are anticipating your favorite band coming on, or when you are listening to a beautiful piece.”
There’s something about spring that makes us really excited about blush—like, really excited. It’s not that we don’t use the cheek enhancer in the winter months—we do—but the experience lacks the enthusiasm with which we grab for a stick, pot, or palette of pink pigment when temperatures climb toward the 70 degree mark. Lucky for us, April’s showers have brought May flowers—and a cornucopia of flush-fashioning creams, liquids, powders, and gels to play with. Here, five of our favorite new offerings.
Estée Lauder Pure Color Cheek Rush in 04 Techno Jam
As part of Lauder’s summer Cello Shots collection of gel-based, pop-y lip and cheek colors, this buildable water-light formula imparts a subtle see-through stain.
Twist and Pout
Revlon Baby Stick in Sunset
Revlon artistic director Gucci Westman’s favorite multitasking tinted balm is back for spring in a limited-edition palette of three new colors, including this transparent cerise. The emollient twist-up stick has a buttery-smooth consistency that glides on, leaving behind just a hint of dewy color. As an added bonus, the miniature tube fits nicely in any number of well-appointed bags or clutches.
Loco for Coco
Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée
Josie Maran may have made Argan oil the signature ingredient in her green-leaning color collection, and there’s some of the emollient elixir in her latest launch, too. But these innovative blushes also harness the hydrating benefits of coconut water to create a new-era product that applies like a cooling cream blush with the staying power of a stain.
Edward Bess Blush Extraordinaire in Bed of Roses
This velvety compact probably has the most impressive color payoff of the bunch, but it’s not heavy—far from it. Instead, Bess’ ultrafine powder blends into the skin for a beautiful natural finish that can be worn sheer or ultra-concentrated.
Bobbi Brown Limited-Edition Shimmer Brick Compact in Lilac Rose
For a fresh flush and a dose of illuminating radiance, nothing beats a shimmer brick. Brown’s iconic palette has gotten a frosty update for spring, featuring bright pink, golden pink, and icy pink pearl pigments housed in her signature glossy black mirrored compact.
Following lawsuits aplenty claiming that Kim, Khloé, and Kourtney Kardashian’s makeup range, Khroma Beauty, infringed on the copyright for Kroma Makeup, which is held by a Florida-based company, a U.S. District Court for the Central District of California has issued a preliminary injunction blocking the reality stars’ beauty venture—for now. [WWD]
In other sisters-Kardashian news, Kim has gotten blunt-cut bangs. Stop the presses. [Daily Mail]
Bobbi Brown is a big proponent of always focusing on “your beauty in the moment,” which is how she often advises clients over fifty. “Never compare to the way you used to look,” she recommends—with two exceptions: “Whiten your teeth, because yellow ones look unhealthy. Get gloss treatments to keep hair shiny and lustrous.” [AARP]
Between recording, judging American Idol, and making personal appearances, Nicki Minaj still managed to find time to…design a line of couture clothing for her Pink Friday fragrance collection, available exclusively at Selfridges. [NYDN]
With six books already to her credit—not to mention a world-renowned cosmetics collection—Bobbi Brown could easily rest on her laurels. But the mother of the latter-day natural beauty movement has plenty more to say. Last night, following NYFW backstage turns at shows like Rachel Roy, Holmes & Yang, and Marissa Webb, Brown hosted an intimate gathering of friends and supporters at New York’s Treasure & Bond to toast her latest tome, Pretty Powerful: Beauty Stories to Inspire Confidence.
“This one is very much about celebrating women. I wanted to show how good they look with and without makeup,” Brown says of the compilation that categorizes a group of celebrities, athletes, and normal folk into sections that reflect personality and individual style, with a bounty of product picks and tips from the famed face painter littered throughout. FEED founder Lauren Bush Lauren heads up the Pretty Natural chapter, while Pretty Radiant is fronted by Precious actress Gabourey Sidibe and Those We Love Most author Lee Woodruff sets up Pretty Authentic. “I wanted to show that beauty isn’t just on the outside; it’s who you are as a person that contributes to how you appear to others, so it’s about sharing [these women's] amazing stories,” Brown said of the selection process, which also includes cameos from Blythe Danner and singer Alexa Ray Joel, who provided the evening’s entertainment. With 70 women profiled in all, Brown did find one subject most awe-inspiring: “Liz Murray from Homeless to Harvard. Her story is just so incredible,” the makeup guru gushed about the self-made Ivy League grad and inspirational speaker.
Conversation quickly turned to Brown’s other source of high-profile female inspiration of late: Katie Holmes. Though absent from these festivities, Brown’s first-ever celebrity brand ambassador was there in spirit. “Katie reminds me of a modern day Ali MacGraw, who I admired growing up. She is a classic beauty with a sparkle in her eye and a smile that lights up a room,” Brown said of Holmes. “She is beautiful without trying to be,” she continued—which, perhaps uncoincidentally, sums up the message of Pretty Powerful quite nicely.