22 posts tagged "Chantecaille"
Chantecaille is on a mission to save endangered wildlife, one makeup palette at a time. Over the past few years, the brand has gotten in the habit of partnering with wildlife conservation agencies and introducing beautifully embossed palettes dedicated to the animals it’s hoping to protect. Humpback whales and Bengal tigers have already been immortalized in shimmering pigment, and sea turtles will get the spotlight for spring. The gentle ocean creatures are endangered for a variety of reasons, including the illegal harvesting of their eggs, their inadvertent capture in fishing nets, oil spills, and habitat destruction. In an effort to remedy the unfortunate situation, Chantecaille has created a limited-edition palette that features three illuminating eye shadows and a blush in shades inspired by the beaches where the turtles nest. Five percent of proceeds from the sale of the cases will be donated to WIDECAST (Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network), an organization that works to ensure the future of marine animals in the Caribbean Sea. As they say, beauty is as beauty does.
And the answer to the burning question of who makes the lip gloss Angelina Jolie was spotted reapplying at the Golden Globes is…Chantecaille. Angie is apparently a fan of its Brilliant Gloss in Love. We give it till the end of the night before the color is sold out at Neiman Marcus. [StyleList]
The latest topic of celebrity hair color conversation? Barack Obama. Word on the street is that the President dyed his graying locks a shade of black for last night’s State Dinner with Chinese president Hu Jintao. And why shouldn’t he? This is being hailed as one of the most important visits by a Chinese official to the U.S. in 30 years—the man needs to look his best! [Daily Mail]
In a bit of sad news, Chanel has shuttered its all-beauty, all-the-time concept shop in Tokyo, which means a similar outpost in, say, New York, is unlikely. [WWD]
Get excited: Beyoncé’s newest fragrance, Heat Rush, just launched—and with it comes this video of her selecting its notes. “It’s kinda like…I don’t know; it’s sexy. I like it,” she says of the perfume. We’d except nothing less, B. [Grazia]
Today’s news bite from Berlin fashion week is even more outrageous than yesterday’s: For an otherworldly look, German designer Patrick Mohr plastered over eyebrows and glued together models’ mouths. If there were an organized models’ union, they would presumably be nonplussed. [Bella Sugar]
Among the many wonderful things that the French have bequeathed us—Vanessa Bruno, camembert, Serge Gainsbourg and his various offspring—the Parisian patisserie Ladurée’s famous macarons rank very, very high. So it’s easy to understand why Priti NYC took inspiration from the pastries for its new nail collection. The latest in a long line of beauty brands to use the delectables as muse—Chantecaille’s Les Macarons holiday Face Palette and Marc Jacobs’ Splash Collection from last spring immediately come to mind—the natural, nontoxic lacquers formulated sans toluene, dibutyl phthalate, and formaldehyde take their cues from the pistachio, rose, and blackcurrant-violet hues of the legendary sweets. Geisha Girl is a dusty lavender, Forget Me Not a soft powder blue, Daffodil a milky lemon, and September Charm a pale peach. On short, rounded nails, the muted creamy hues feel like an early ode to sunny skies and warm breezes. Make that very early (another forecasted East Coast snowstorm? Really?)
Onika Tanya Maraj, a.k.a. Nicki Minaj, is no stranger to collaboration: The Trinidadian-born, Queens-raised hip-hop artist has produced guest tracks with heavyweights like Eminem, Usher, Ludacris, Lil’ Wayne, and P. Diddy, to name a few. Now the 25-year-old lyricist is taking her alter-ego talents to the beauty level, teaming up with MAC to create a limited-edition cotton candy pink lipstick in celebration of her highly anticipated debut album, Pink Friday. The shade, named after the album, is a slightly more vivid version of MAC’s Pink Nouveau, which has long been a mainstay in Minaj’s makeup arsenal (along with her hot pink wig). Watch for the lipstick to drop on MAC’s Web site on four consecutive Fridays, starting this week, which definitely ups the ante on Black Friday deals. And speaking of, here are five other coveted specials to consider when you likely retreat to cyberspace on the 26th to seek a little solace after a few long days of family “fun.”
Stockpile spa essentials at Bliss’ online outlet, where you can find top sellers like Pore Performer and Youth As We Know It face creams marked down to 50 percent of their regular retail price for 24 hours—if the server doesn’t crash, that is.
Makeup artists love to love Lancóme’s mascaras, and so will anyone on your list who admires thick, full lashes. Pick up the following pro products, including Définicils Precious Cells, Oscillation, Hypnóse Drama Mascara, or Définicils, and for a few bucks extra, receive travel-size versions of the brand’s Bi-Facil cleanser, Cils Booster mascara base, and a full-size Le Crayon Khól or Artliner eyeliner.
Very few of us will be able to make it through fall and winter without getting a cold, or worse, the flu. And for those with wimpy immune systems, sickness happens far more than once a season. Since life and work must go on despite red blotchy skin, a sallow complexion, and dark under-eye circles, we asked makeup artist Tina Turnbow to offer a few tips on camouflaging the visible effects of feeling like total grossness. She’s a Chicago native, so she knows a thing or two about frigid weather-inspired maladies. Otherwise, we can’t say enough good things about a steady regimen of DayQuil and Sudafed PM.
With all the friction from persistent tissue-to-nose action, I can’t help but feel that foundation is completely out of the question when a head cold sets in. Or am I missing something?
I would suggest camouflaging with a tinted moisturizer that sinks in and protects the skin and won’t look too cakey or rub off. I love Chantecaille’s Just Skin Anti-Smog Tinted Moisturizer because it has great coverage and protects the skin from the environment.
What about general nose redness—what’s the best way to remedy those unfortunate Rudolph moments?
I really like Urban Decay’s 24/7 Concealer pencil. Just dab it on the tip of the nose and blend and it will totally stay put. I have also been using Mineral Fusion concealer, which is really good for the skin and has incredible coverage. You can also touch up throughout the day with a powder foundation such as La Mer’s The Treatment, which has skin-conditioning ingredients, or Benefit’s Get Even powder to eliminate the redness. Any yellow-based concealer or powder is the best option to counteract and camouflage redness.
Gotcha. What about combating dry, cracked skin?
The best thing to do for the dry, cracked skin around the nose is to exfoliate and moisturize. A washcloth rubbed gently on the nose and lips while in the shower is a good way to exfoliate. Then always use tissues that have aloe in them and avoid putting any powder on the scaly areas; it will only make them more obvious.
And for dry lips? Is there any way to give them some much needed color?
Well, first make sure to apply a good lip balm every night, like the ones by Amore Pacific or Burt’s Bees. Then Tarte’s Vitamin-Infused Lip Glosses protect against the environment and add color and healthy shine—or Korres’ Liquid Lipstick is richly pigmented and very moisturizing. If you would rather stick to your own lipstick collection, just make sure the shade you choose isn’t frosty or too dark, so crackage doesn’t show, and layer it on top of Origins’ Underwear for Lips.
With lack of sleep and flulike symptoms come puffy and watery eyes. What’s a girl to do?
Clinique’s All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage is really excellent for de-puffing. You can also try lubricating eye drops by Refresh or Similasan for dry-eye relief. With eye makeup, use shades with yellow undertones, like warm peachy matte hues. Try Three Custom Color’s Clarifying Eye Pencils along the inner rim to eliminate redness, and pile on the mascara—I like L’Oréal’s Voluminous Million Lashes—to distract.
Any good ideas for making lackluster skin look a little less…meh?
Try adding a touch of color with the Chantecaille Just Skin tinted moisturizer in Glow or something a shade warmer to blend into your usual color for a healthier tone. Add a nice cream blush with a golden peachiness; you don’t want anything pink on already pink cheeks! I recommend either Tarte Cheek Stain in Tipsy or NARS Cream Blush in Cactus Flower. Also, fair-skin types can add Fresh High Noon Freshface Glow or warmer types can use Twilight—they both have rosewater, cucumber, and algae that balance moisture.
Do you have any all-around favorite cold-weather combating products?
Definitely. It’s all about conditioning the skin, protecting it as much as possible, and using the nighttime to intensely hydrate and treat it. For serums, I like Intral Darphin Redness Relief Soothing Serum or Juice Beauty’s Soothing Serum. During the daytime, there is NUDE Skincare’s Advanced Smoothing Complex, which has loads of hyaluronic acid to trap moisture, or REN’s Hydra-Calm Global Protection Day Cream. For the eye area, try La Mer’s Eye Balm Intense, the name kind of says it all; and Aquaphor is definitely the best lip protectant. Cleanse your face at night with a gentle moisturizing cleanser like Jurlique Soothing Foam Cleanser or NARS Gentle Cream Cleanser, then moisturize with WEI White Lotus Hydrating Cream. White lotus is an ingredient that helps the skin retain moisture. I also love a soothing mask like Arcona’s Wine Hydrating Mask, and misting several times a day with Jurlique Lavender Hydrating Mist.