7 posts tagged "Cindy Crawford"
Beauty Nostalgia is a new, weekly column on Beauty Counter in which we ask influencers, tastemakers, and some of our favorite industry experts to wax poetic on the sticks, salves, and sprays that helped shape who they are today.
The Pro: Sonia Kashuk, makeup artist and founder of Sonia Kashuk Beauty
The Product: “When I look back on my makeup artist career, there are certain products that you could always find in my makeup kit. The first was a foundation stick by Inouï, a division of Shiseido. It had the most incredible luminosity and glide, leaving the skin with this beautiful radiance. I remember using it on Cindy [Crawford] for a rodeo shot in Cheyenne, Wyoming, for Vogue in 1989. At the time, you could only get the foundation sticks in Japan, so they were really coveted goods. Whenever Cindy would travel to Japan, I would have her load up on these sticks for me so I could always have them on hand. I actually found the last one hiding in my cabinet about two years ago. Of course, I had to throw it away, but it felt like I was tossing gold! The stick delivery was portable and convenient for a makeup artist carrying around tons of product, but the real genius of it was the performance, not the form. The way it created flawless, radiant, beautiful skin was what was so incredibly revolutionary. As a makeup creator, I haven’t done a foundation stick yet— mostly because I have been unable to re-create this amazing formula—but it’s always one of those things I keep in the back of my mind for the future.”
Models and music videos have a long-standing symbiotic relationship. Almost as long as bands have been conjuring up visual accompaniments for their musical musings, they have been casting pretty faces to star in them—and by “star,” we mean gyrate around while looking desirable. Actresses have gotten in on the gig plenty of times, too, of course—who can forget Kim Basinger’s turn in Tom Petty’s “Mary Jane’s Last Dance,” Gwyneth’s cameo in Melissa Etheridge’s “I Want to Come Over,” or Alicia Silverstone’s entire Aerosmith oeuvre? But this week, we’ve got models on the brain, thanks to George Michael’s latest release, “White Light,” in which he shares screen time with Kate Moss (and one very strong wind machine). This is not Moss’ first rodeo; the original waif has appeared in videos for Johnny Cash, the White Stripes, and Primal Scream—and her experience shows: Kate has the nonchalant, pouty sway down to an art, which we imagine is only slightly vexing to the members of Michael’s original model-filled video for his 1990 hit “Freedom.” That cinematic experience just so happens to top our greatest “models in music videos” hit list, which is just a click away.
Aerin Lauder’s Aerin LLC, the lifestyle brand that Estée’s granddaughter announced last year, is in full swing and will debut its cosmetics component in August. “My goal was to create a line that was all about modern, effortless beauty,” she says of the initial primping offerings, which will include a cream-to-powder foundation that doubles as a concealer, bronzers, multi-use lip and cheek stains, a lip conditioner, a hand and body cream, a makeup bag, and a kit of brush essentials. [WWD]
So how do the nail polish wizards come up with clever names for their lacquers? “It takes six people eight hours to name 12 shades,” according to Suzi Weiss Fischmann, OPI’s creative director. There’s also usually some visual—or gastronomical—stimuli, as was the case with brainstorming the brand’s new Germany collection. “For this one we sat in a room and ate German food to get inspired.” [Independent]
“It’s really not always about working out. The most important thing is about what you eat,” Cindy Crawford once told Victoria’s Secret model Erin Heatherton, thus kick-starting the catwalker’s protein-heavy, gluten-free diet (and bangin’ body). [Daily Mail]
Jury’s still out as far as who will win big at the FIFI awards on Monday, but one thing is for sure: With Jane Lynch as the evening’s emcee, the fragrance industry’s biggest night will be funny. [WWD]
The anime eyes Lady Gaga sported in her “Bad Romance” video have sparked a potentially hazardous “circle lenses” craze. For non-visually-impairing doll-like eyes, you could just watch YouTube phenom and Lancôme video artist Michelle Phan’s tutorial on how to get the look with makeup. Over 1 million people already have. [CNN]
Things just keep getting worse for LiLo. Not only will she have to spend 90 days in jail (it will be less; let’s be honest), but she also can’t wear hair extensions or makeup the entire time she’s in the slammer. No hair dye either, we’d imagine, which means we could potentially see a naturally ginger (and uncharacteristically sober) Lohan when her three months of incarceration are up. [TMZ]
There are new reasons to be wary of the Atkins diet—aside from that whole bummer about not being able to eat carbs. A recent study shows that high-protein, low-carb diets can cause substantial bone-density loss in women over 40. [Daily Mail]
Better to just make like Cindy Crawford, who works out regularly, eats a balanced diet, allows for the occasional “splurge,” and is honest with herself about what her aging body needs to look its best—like, say, Botox. “When I was 30 I might have said, ‘I’m just going to age in a way that honors time and is completely natural,’ but I’m no longer so highbrow about it,” the supermodel recently told Ladies’ Home Journal while admitting to the occasional line-freezing injection. So much for Meaningful Beauty, eh? [Monsters and Critics]
As admitted consumers of popular culture, we’re not going to pretend that we’re not fascinated by Elisabetta Canalis, the Italian model/actress turned George Clooney love interest. All paparazzi shots of her are now of interest to us, especially this one from last night’s premiere of Fantastic Mr. Fox at The Times BFI London Film Festival. Canalis looked gorgeous with her auburn highlights, bare shoulders, bronzed skin, cheek contouring, and subtle smoky eye—and just like Cindy Crawford, as it turns out, who also happened to be walking the same red carpet in the same beauty look. Can you see the resemblance, or is it just us?