April 19 2014

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271 posts tagged "Chanel"

Red-Lip Matrix: The Golden Globes Edition


Minimally glamorous beauty accessorized what seemed to be a never-ending assortment of one-shouldered dresses at Sunday night’s rainy Golden Globes ceremony. Chloë Sevigny, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Drew Barrymore fought the weather with sleek, pulled-back chignons, while Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock worked lower, looser side-parted adaptations of the same style. There were some updo dissenters as well, with Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts bucking the humidity and keeping their tresses long, beachy, and blond. But what really stood out for us among the bevy of false lashes, thinly lined black cat-eyes, and sculpted cheeks was the dominance (again!) of the red lip. Two-time nominee and one-time winner Meryl Streep chose a shiny, sheer hue; Cameron Diaz opted for an opaque gloss using Chanel’s Rouge Allure Laque in Dragon; Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks paired Shu Uemura’s Rouge Unlimited #134 with a very pink cheek; and her co-star, January Jones, one-upped her much-discussed black headband by previewing Chanel’s new Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Paris, which launches in March. In the season’s first big red-carpet beauty battle, the award goes to…

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Chanel For Spring, Worth Coveting


Don’t let the snow that dusted New York City in the wee hours this morning fool you; spring is officially here—in beauty terms, that is, and a host of anticipated new launches is beginning to arrive in stores. As per usual, Chanel’s latest makeup collection is at the top of the list, with a selection of sheer neutrals, including Soleil Tan, to add warmth and brightness to your winter skin, as well as some new additions to Peter Philips’ increasingly impressive nail arsenal. The mauve-y grayish Particulière is already sold out on the brand’s Web site. But premature lacquer insanity aside, the real craziness at the counter is yet to come. Word on the street is that Philips has produced a limited quantity of the temporary tattoos he designed for the show in October, which are slated to go on sale February 15. Mark your calendars.

Photo: Courtesy of Chanel; Luca Cannonieri /

Diane Kruger, In Glorious Form


Yesterday’s People’s Choice Awards officially kicked off the 2010 awards show season. A bevy of A-listers will be hitting the red carpet in the coming weeks, including Diane Kruger, whose impeccable style earned her a coveted spot on this blog—more than once, in fact—during the press junket for Inglourious Basterds last summer. The model-turned-actress, who is just as comfortable in Chanel as she in Jason Wu, easily skirts the line between classic glamour and down-to-earth chic. Last night she chose the latter, going with clean skin, a sheer gloss, a thin helping of black eyeliner, and matte, beach-y waves for the occasion. Will she step it up for the Globes on January 17 or stick with a more casual cool for the occasion? Only time will tell. What do you think of the look?

Photo: Charley Gallay / Getty Images

A Chanel Fragrance Shocker; Tyra’s One-Woman Beauty Brigade; And More…


An attempt to smuggle 20,000 bottles of counterfeit Coco Chanel perfume worth about $1.6 million into England has been foiled. The bottles, which were headed for stores in time for the Christmas rush, were en route from China when they were seized by U.K. Border Agency officials. There’s nothing like a designer imitation to ruin your holiday. [Evening Star]

Tyra Banks has already tackled the hot-button issue of real hair on her show. Her next eye-opening mission, termed the Beauty Inside and Out Campaign, will use a catalog of video submissions from fans to help broaden our definitions of beauty. Tyra is for the people! [Examiner]

New week, new celeb fragrance launches. Beyoncé, Eva Longoria Parker, and professional race car driver Danica Patrick will all debut signature scents this Spring. Ladies, start your engines. [WWD]

Hair care millionaire Farouk Shami has announced his Democratic candidacy for governor of Texas, promising job growth through the manufacturing and installation of solar energy panels in every community. Hey, he did wonders for Biosilk….[Houston Chronicle]

Photo: Courtesy of Chanel

Lagerfeld’s Controversial Skin Flick; Get Your Beauty Sleep; And More…


Herr Karl has come under fire for allegedly using “yellow makeup” to give the Caucasian models who star in the short film he debuted at his Chanel pre-fall show last week Asian complexions. If this should balloon like the recent Paris Vogue black-face controversy, look out for the “trend” on a future episode of America’s Next Top Model. [Stylist]

Forget all the expensive creams and injections. The key to better skin is better sleep. [Huff Po]

Let’s talk Tiger. The golfer’s general philandering has been under scrutiny for the past couple weeks, and now attention has shifted to his preference for “an ‘official’ standard of beauty that is so conventional as to be almost oppressive.” There is something strikingly Playmate-of-the-month about all of his many, er, acquaintances. [Washington Post]

Iran’s state television channel will ban the use of makeup by its presenters. Blatant theocratic craziness aside, we’re guessing anchorwomen are breathing a sigh of relief that HD cameras haven’t caught on there quite yet. [Washington Post]