248 posts tagged "Chanel"
Chanel Le Blanc Light Revealing Brightening Makeup Base SPF 30 was designed to create a perfect canvas and extend the wear of foundation. But after a week of being a beauty guinea pig—slathering on everything from new serums to CC creams (I know, it’s a tough gig)—I prefer to wear this weightless, milky fluid alone, for a subtle, I-wake-up-looking-this-flawless glow. While pearl-protein and licorice extracts, along with hyaluronic acid, work their moisturizing and illuminating magic deep in the skin, pure white mineral ceramic pigments even tone and create a radiant effect on the surface—making you appear well-rested (even if you sipped one too many glasses of merlot late into the night). And the addition of broad-spectrum sunscreen helps ward off future brown spots and discoloration. Available in a universally flattering peachy-pink shade (Roseé), a few tinted drops from this tiny TSA- and overnight-bag-friendly bottle are all I need to shed some light on my weekend.
$55, available at chanel.com later this month.
Racked reports that Marc Jacobs is set to open an outpost on Bleecker Street (the former home to his collection of women’s accessories) for his new namesake beauty line. The 122-piece range launches at Sephora this Friday, but set a calendar alert now—the teaser of five products that debuted online earlier in the summer sold out within hours.
Chapter two in Chanel’s video skincare campaign with new face Diane Kruger debuted today. If you can’t follow en français, don’t fret; there are subtitles. Kruger cites Coco Chanel as a symbol of freedom because she never made compromises—not even in the name of fashion and beauty. She also speaks of the fashion house’s continued support throughout her career: “Chanel has always been by my side, when I was a very young model and now that I am an actress.” It’s nice to have friends in high places.
Indie perfumer Sanae Barber collaborated with Father John Misty to create a new scent based on the concept of innocence. The folksinger originally wanted the fragrance to include notes of orange blossom and violet, but the end result actually smells faintly of marijuana. While it wasn’t intentional, Barber told The Cut, “I think with any kind of scent, it is related to drugs and getting high because it creates an experience.” This eau isn’t exactly virtuous, if you ask us.
According to Elle.com, the “clavicut” is the new Karlie (i.e., the cropped hairstyle named after super Karlie Kloss that spawned a wave of similar bobs). The collarbone-grazing style is the next big thing, says backstage regular Luigi Murenu: “It’s much cooler than really long or really short hair, which are usually styled one way.”
Diane Kruger Shows Off Her French; Gucci Westman’s Beauty Beginnings; What Your Nail Shape Says About You; and More
Diane Kruger, who was recently announced as the new face of Chanel skincare, appears in a short film accompanying the house’s La Commence de Beauté campaign that debuted today. The actress and Karl Lagerfeld muse discusses her views on beauty in fluent French. “I believe that beauty is not skin deep. I believe that beauty is something that you earn,” she said. “It’s a question of curiosity, culture, a certain strength of character.”
New online beauty destination Byrdie is off to a productive start this week. Today, renowned makeup artist (and Revlon’s global artistic color director) Gucci Westman opened up about the first time she wore makeup. “I think I was maybe 15. It would have been a baby blue eye shadow—this is terrible—a sort of cool blue mascara, and blue on the inner waterline with really, really thin plucked eyebrows, pink cheeks, and bronzer—God, don’t ever do that. It’s because I wasn’t allowed to wear makeup, so I brought stuff to school and put it on in the bathroom. I thought I looked major.” We’ve all been there, but it’s reassuring to hear about professionals fumbling early on, too.
Despite years of manicures, we’re still never quite sure what to say when asked “round or square?” To clear up that question, Vogue Australia broke down what your nail shape says about you. According to the article, ladies who opt for round “favor timeless over trend-based pieces…and like nails to take a backseat to sartorial choices,” while square girls don’t mind “trying loud colors or exploring nail art.” Meanwhile, those who keep their claws super short are “low maintenance,” and fans of “stiletto” talons “don’t shy from the spotlight.”
Compared to her older sis Beyoncé, who tends to stick to a consistent beauty routine (perfect highlighted, wavy locks; tawny makeup with a bit of shimmer; and a neutral pout), Solange Knowles takes a more adventurous approach, and has recently experimented with everything from lengthy box braids reminiscent of Janet Jackson circa Poetic Justice to vibrant red-orange lipstick straight out of a J.Crew catalog. Last night, the ever-present singer performed at Atlantis Super Wash Center in Brooklyn, for The Fader‘s #uncapped series, rocking edgy turquoise floating “banana” eyeliner in a crescent shape just above her curled lashes. It made us recall Dick Page’s work backstage at the Michael Kors Spring ’13 show (right) and, more recently, the electric-blue kohl under-liner from Chanel’s Resort runway (left). What do you think of Solange’s blue period?
Photos: Yoshi Okamoto; Getty Images; Luca Cannonieri / GoRunway.com
Sleeping Easy; Shiseido’s New Antiaging Range for Millennials; and Marie Robinson’s Favorite Brunettes
Research conducted by Chanel revealed women don’t sleep as much—or as well—as they used to. Whether it’s insomnia or a jam-packed schedule that’s keeping you from getting enough zzz‘s, beauty companies and former beauty editors are coming up with new ways to fake a well-rested glow. If you toss and turn, onetime British Vogue beauty editor Kathy Phillips’ collection, This Works, could help. The range includes candles, sprays, and balms infused with lavender, chamomile, and vetiver, all of which naturally soothe restless sleepers. If a dull complexion is more your problem, Phillips’ upcoming night treatments—like No Wrinkles Midnight Moisture and No Wrinkles Tired Eyes—include hyaluronic acid, retinoids, and water-absorbent cactus flower to hydrate and plump your skin overnight.
They say it’s never too soon use antiaging products, and Shiseido is making it easier for millennials to get started. The company’s newest product line, Ibuki, targets women ages 25 to 34 and aims to combat the “typical” twentysomething lifestyle: lack of sleep, oily skin, visible pores after a night on the town, and poor nutrition. The line has seven products, all of which include Shiseido’s innovative PhytoResist Complex, which inhibits cell shrinkage and boosts moisture in surface cells with trehalose and white nettle. The collection is reasonably priced, ranging from $24 to $45, but if you’d rather give it a test run, a Starter Kit containing two-week supplies of the Gentle Cleanser, Softening Concentrate, and Refining Moisturizer goes for $25.
Who says blondes have more fun? Celebrity colorist Marie Robinson, whose clients include Michelle Williams, Natalie Portman, and Liv Tyler, says the color of the season is brown, but with a unique twist. “It’s about enhancing, not extremes,” she says. From Emma Watson’s shimmering beachy brown to Salma Hayek’s rich mahogany, Robinson narrowed down her list of favorite brunette celebs. The key, she says, is to stay within two shades of your natural color—and get a really good haircut, of course.