216 posts tagged "Chanel"
“No matter what makeup you do, flawless skin is your canvas for everything,” Diane Kruger told us in an interview last year. Now it appears as though the actress’ devotion to her complexion has paid off. Kruger has just been named the first-ever face of Chanel skincare. [HuffPo]
Lauren Bush Lauren and her FEED initiative have teamed up with Clarins for a second charitable collaboration that pairs a newly designed FEED bag with a six-piece product lineup, which will offer Macy’s customers a “gift with purpose” through April 20. [People]
Margaret Thatcher, who passed away this morning at age 87, was as much of a beauty icon as a political legend. “However late and however tired, I use cleanser to get the makeup off, and then a good moisturizer,” she once said of her skincare regimen, adding “there is a nonsense about intelligent women not being beautiful. There is no genetic link between brains and beauty. Most women are far more intelligent than people give them credit for.” [Telegraph]
…Yet somehow, all these years later, the debate rages on. Following an offhanded comment in which President Obama called friend and supporter California Attorney General Kamala Harris “the best-looking” AG in the country, a new study found that comments like this can tarnish the perception of women in executive roles. The moment a woman contending for power within the system of power gets talked about as if she’s contending for top marks within the system of beauty, it diminishes her standing in the other power realm, the findings contend. [The Atlantic]
In the latest installment of our oft-occurring feature that showcases lipstick’s most popular shade in all its variations, we pit Beyoncé against Elizabeth Olsen for one of our best face-offs yet. On the left, Beyoncé sports a deep matte-blue-tinged crimson while celebrating her fifth anniversary with Jay-Z in Cuba (and some incredible towering braids to beat the heat and humidity); and on the right, Lizzie Olsen chooses a glossy, bright tomato with orange undercurrents for Chanel’s The Little Black Jacket exhibit in Milan. We know this is a particularly difficult decision, but we feel compelled to put it to you, dear readers: Who did red better?
In today’s world of lipstick domination, the myriad product options can be dizzying. Between stains, lip tars, lipsticks, and lip balms—not to mention finishes that include shiny, matte, shimmering, and glossy—the options are literally endless. Satin finishes have caught our eye recently, though, boasting a semimatte texture that offers a best-of-all-worlds solution to the long-standing lip-color debate. “Satin-finish lipsticks do not have a lot of shine to them, which makes them different from a creamy or glossy texture,” explains NARS national makeup artist Francelle Daly. “They have a bit of moisture in the formula to help glide on the lip, but it’s not 100 percent matte, either. This makes it easier to apply, and they tend to stay put without drying out.” If this sounds like the kind of compromise you’ve been looking for, we’ve rounded up five of our favorite satin-finish ’sticks to help spread the lip love.
Peaches and Cream
Jouer Hydrating Lipstick in Meg
The beauty of a satin lipstick is that it feels so good. This hydrating formula contains Cupuaçu butter from Brazil to keep lips supersoft, and has a thicker formula than other satin lipsticks.
Lipstick Queen Saint in Bright Rose
Lipstick Queen creator Poppy King is known for her obsession with lipsticks, and her unique, cult-loved formulas. Her sheer, silky Saint line contains the same colors as her Sinner collection, but with 90 percent less pigment. Don’t let that fool you, though; one application is enough to provide full coverage to lips.
NARS Satin Finish Lip Pencil in Majella
There’s nothing better than a multitasking beauty product, and this lipstick-in-a-pencil means you can skip the liner and still achieve a perfect pout. The formula is incredibly silky and easy to apply, and can be patted off for a stain effect if full-on color isn’t your thing.
The Okay Coral
Dior Addict Lipstick in Exotique, available in May
With spring (hopefully!) right around the corner, this new tulip-pink hue is the ideal addition to your makeup bag. The super-sheer formula delivers an almost dewy texture to lips, and is so light that you almost forget you’re wearing it!
Chanel Rouge Allure in Envoutant
Chanel’s latest offering delivers their most moisturizing formula to date. The rich plummy hue goes on sheer yet is heavily pigmented, so two coats will give you full coverage.
Colored mascara shot to acclaim four seasons ago, when Pat McGrath turned models’ lashes a shade of bright blue backstage at Stella McCartney. “It’s all about the subtle details,” she said at the time, a mere matter of months before she’d use additional shades of pink, green, and red to tint the lashes at Raf Simons’ debut Couture collection for the house of Dior. A rush on the unexpected beauty tool followed shortly after. Two new iterations have recently crossed our desk, and we put them to the test—today, at our desk, in fact (something’s gotta provide a bright spot in what’s starting out as a very gray, cold week). Let the throwdown begin.
The French Favorite: Le Volume de Chanel, the brand’s depth-enhancing mascara, is a long-standing go-to among lash lovers, as its patented “snowflake” spiral brush manages to deposit rich black pigment to both long and short hairs, thanks to a series of small, winding bristles. The new midnight-blue shade, simply called Bleu, does the same thing, which means you can see its insta-intensity from afar; it’s only when you get up close, however, that its rich navy tint becomes visible.
The Original Mineral: BareMinerals’ Flawless Definition Mascara brush is significantly less dense by comparison, although that’s almost to its credit, as the skinny, spaced-out bristles function like a fine-tooth comb, separating lashes as it layers on the turquoise-tinged pigment from its newly launched Aqua Blast shade. Because of that, it’s the color, not necessarily the density, that you notice first here.
The Result: In an ideal world, we’d be able to combine these two tubes together to get both the lush consistency we’re so often searching for, as well as the pick-me-up of a shot of bold color; the point of wearing colored mascara, after all, is to see a hue other than standard black on your lashes. But if we had to pick one, we’d go with Chanel, which offers a standout mascara above all. Its subtle flash of color is a bit of an afterthought, but no less of a bonus.
The Mission: Give Revlon global brand ambassador Emma Stone a daytime-appropriate, “fresh and playful” makeup look for this weekend’s early afternoon New York premiere of The Croods.
The Face Painter: Chanel celebrity makeup artist Rachel Goodwin.
The Face: After prepping the perimeter of Stone’s skin with Chanel Sublimage Essential Regenerating Fluid to avoid making skin too shiny, Goodwin dabbed Revlon’s Nearly Naked Foundation in Vanilla directly on to the center of her face, fanning it out toward the edges with a Beauty Blender sponge for a diffused effect. To add a subtle, emollient sheer-pink flush, Goodwin blended Revlon’s ColorBurst Lip Butter in Creamsicle across her cheeks.
The Eyes: Building a “softer version of a smoky eye,” Goodwin used warm metallic pigments from Revlon’s ColorStay 16H Eyeshadow Quad in Addictive and the molten-brown color from its Illuminance Crème Shadow Quad in Precious Metals, which she worked in to Stone’s lash line and up through the crease of her eyes. Curling the lashes, Goodwin finished by swiping on two coats of its PhotoReady 3D Volume Mascara in Black on both the top and bottom.
The Lips: Using a blend of Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Runway and Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Chic, Goodwin layered the nude pigments together for a “soft look” that still provided definition.
The Result: Makeup that was easy like a Sunday morning (spent on the red carpet).