20 posts tagged "Chantecaille"
Gatsby buzz aside, there is another movie premiering at Cannes this week that’s making us wish we were sipping cocktails on La Croisette, the torrential downpours that have been plaguing the Côte d’Azur not withstanding. That’d be The Bling Ring, Sofia Coppola’s new film about a group of celebrity-obsessed teenagers living in Los Angeles who decide, for kicks, to burglarize the homes of Hollywood stars. After raiding the million-dollar designer closets of their victims—including Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan—and soaking up fame along the way, the gang is eventually nabbed and brought to justice, sort of. Here’s the most scintillating part: It’s a true story, reported in an article Nancy Jo Sales wrote for Vanity Fair in 2010, and starring Emma Watson in the big-screen adaptation. For more on the ridiculous vanity captured in every scene, Style.com caught up with the film’s lead makeup artist, Roz Music, to talk about tramp stamps, weekly spray tans, and the discontinued Chanel lipstick that Coppola flew in from Paris in order to get the perfect pink for a single scene.
How did you get involved with The Bling Ring?
Sofia and I are old friends, I had heard she was doing this movie, and I hoped—and suspected—she would ask me to do the makeup. Especially since it was shot in my hometown [Los Angeles].
How much of the makeup look was inspired by the actual teenagers who the film is based on?
Very little. There are a million kids out here in L.A. that look like the main characters. It’s a very particular style. I just took my camera out and Instagrammed for days, taking pictures of kids in their natural environment. I didn’t want Teen Vogue‘s version of how their closet would look. I wanted to see real kids doing their own thing. So I took a million pictures and that was my research.
So how, exactly, would you describe that rich-kid-L.A. look?
It’s like kids who are trying to look older than they are. They’re sixteen, but with the hairstyles and shoes of a 30-year-old. They’ve got short shorts and high, high heels. Some of the stuff was outrageous. I mean, they’re indulgent, bratty teenagers.
Considering her previous reputation as a do-gooding wizard, how did you go about turning Emma Watson into an “indulgent, bratty teenager”?
Well, we gave her a tramp-stamp tattoo! Emma’s character is one of those spiritual people who wants to express it on the outside—as in, she does yoga and talks about it all the time. She’s an eye-roll-y character. We wanted the tattoo to be an expression of that, so we went with a lotus flower.
Full disclosure: I am terrified of sharks. Not that I’ve ever been up close and personal with one before. My fear is more based in the thought of what would happen should I ever be in that situation. (I’ve seen Jaws—and Jaws 2; I know how these things go.) But apparently, shark attacks are relatively rare; for every one reported shark attack, humans have killed four million sharks, decimating many species of the sea dweller for their fins, which are the key ingredient in a very tasty soup that is a delicacy throughout Asia. The shark-fin trade is unregulated and not only capable of wiping out the entire population of sharks but also disrupting the ocean’s delicate ecosystem, which relies on the animal for a regulatory effect. It’s an issue that is gaining worldwide attention—not to mention the ear of Chantecaille, which has taken up the cause for its latest charitable palette. Its new Save the Sharks compact features a shimmering eye and cheek quad with four expertly embossed pans. Great White is a soft beige with a white highlighting accent; Grey Reef is a glistening light slate with a brown accent; Black Tip is a deep marine blue with an inky black accent; and Sea Anemone is a gilded coral with a pink accent. Five percent of all sales of the limited-edition offering go to Bloom, a nonprofit ocean conservation group—and 100 percent of each purchase goes to helping you look, and do good.
Chantecaille is well-known in the luxury market for its quality makeup formulas and a color range that tends to favor natural enhancement over shock value. But play word association with most beauty aficionados, and the brand’s lasting legacy might come down to these three syllables: embossing. Chantecaille’s ability to create multi-pan palettes with designs—endangered Bengali tigers, humpback whales, sea turtles, et al.—so gorgeous that you really have to think twice before actually applying them has become one of the mother-daughter operation’s biggest selling points. This holiday season will see the release of a new, limited-edition Les Petales compact, a highlighting powder with pastel flecks all set in in a gorgeous motif meant to resemble a pile of rose petals. The soft-touch pigment that was created to mimic the texture of the velvety bloom boasts hints of lavender, mint green, lemon yellow, and dark pink, which mingle with the ballet slipper base to create a subtle, iridescent glow across cheekbones and down the bridge of the nose. We strongly suggest you overcome any initial reservations you may have and swirl your brush across the surface at will.
$74, available for preorder at www.saks.com.
Blush always manages to rear its pretty pink head this time of year, making it a staple on the Spring runways in September. This season, it came in all different colors (hot pinks, antique roses, and apricots) and placements (centralized on the apples of the cheeks, set below them, and even brushed up around the temples), but it was Lucia Pieroni’s handiwork at Christopher Kane’s Spring show that has managed to secure its very own place in our permanent memory. “Dear diary” is how the makeup artist described the über-pretty look backstage that included just-bitten lips, softly filled-in brows, and a velvety flush created using a combination of three different Chantecaille blushes in Joy, Emotion, and Laughter. The layering effort resulted in a finish that provided a pop of color and a sheer luminosity at the same time—which gave the good folks at Chantecaille an idea. What if we combined all three shades into our refillable blush stick to make it easier to apply in a single sweep? And thus was born the new Poudre de Perle cheek color in Akoya Pearl. Make no mistake about it: This blush is pink. But when applied with a light hand, it imparts a perfect windswept effect with a hint of shimmer that highlights your face, as though you’ve taken a brisk walk on a sunny spring day—something we’re always up for simulating during long hours at the office.
TOMATO STEM CELLS / (toe-may-toe stem sells) / n. / 1. Cultured, undifferentiated cells from the leaves of Lycopersicon esculentum, also known as the tomato fruit, that are able to differentiate into specialized cell types; / n. / 2. Boasting a high concentration of phytochelatins, a natural defense mechanism evolved by some plants to ward off the oxidative stress of heavy metal buildup; / n. / 3. Super-charged antioxidants; / n. / 4. An extract that preserves nuclear DNA structure in skin, protecting it from environmental aggressors and neutralizing collagen degradation, e.g., “Protect your complexion from the physical signs of aging with tomato stem cells.”
Chantecaille Nano Gold Energizing Eye Serum with Tomato Stem Cells, $210, www.nordstrom.com.