25 posts tagged "Clarins"
Forbes announced the top ten beauty brands in the world today, which includes Olay in the number one spot, Avon in the number two spot, and L’Oréal coming in third. [Forbes]
Following in the footsteps of newly purple Katy Perry and Kelly Osbourne, Nicki Minaj has traded in her collection of signature pink wigs for a new lavender look, which she debuted in London last night. [Daily Mail]
Elizabeth Arden has made like Estée Lauder, Shiseido, and Clinique by signing an editorial facepainter as its first-ever global makeup artist. Rebecca Restrepo, who has worked with photographers like Annie Leibovitz and Patrick Demarchelier and celebs like Tina Fey, Mary-Louise Parker, and Parker Posey, will now serve as spokesperson and creative adviser for the brand. [WWD]
The growth of celebrity Twitter accounts has given us many mind-boggling moments, and Heidi Klum offered up another one yesterday when she tweeted a modeling photo of herself from 20 years ago, in which she sports black eyebrows and dark brunette hair. “This is my original hair color,” the model mogul admits in the post. [Twitter]
Following its successful makeup bag collaboration with Lauren Bush Lauren’s FEED project, Clarins has signed on to help stage the Million Meals Concert next month, which will raise money to help nourish children in need and will include performances by John Legend, Natasha Bedingfield and a speech from the one and only Bill Clinton. [Marie Claire]
Swarovski’s fashion ties run deep. Design legends like Chanel, Schiaparelli, and Dior all called on the Austrian crystal house to make their clothes sparkle—literally—and the jewelry brand continues to show up big on the catwalk, bedazzling pieces fresh off the Fall runways at shows like Creatures of the Wind, Jason Wu, Rodarte, Mary Katrantzou, Giles, Erdem, and Anthony Vaccarello. Next month, the storied company is embarking on a new collaborative journey as it enters the U.S. beauty market with its first signature scent. “Jewelry is pretty much the strongest self-expression of a woman, and fragrance is like invisible jewelry,” according to Swarovski creative director Nadja Swarovski, who teamed up with the perfume vets at Clarins Group to create Aura. The fruity floral that launched last year in Europe is unique in its construction. Rather than abide by perfumery’s classic “triangle” structure, which typically necessitates top notes, middle notes, and base notes, noses Jean-Pierre Bethouart and Olivier Cresp blended a host of choice essences together like a “prism of light,” “charging” an amber and white musk heart with a floral ray that boasts a sensual infusion of white tuberose, a spicy ray that packs the punch of pink pepper, and a fruity ray with hints of juicy lychee. The effect is both sweet and very clean, an effervescent combination that sparkles that much more thanks to an exquisitely sleek, streamlined flacon with obligatory crystal-encrusted cap. In addition to standard body-centric ancillaries, Swarovski has also a dreamed up a whole new way to enjoy Aura with a micronized form of its renowned crystal that is now available in skin-illuminating form. A golden highlighter and two shades of lip gloss, in sheer pink and clear, have been stored in a slide-top bauble designed in the fragrance’s likeness. Suffice it to say, shine on.
Available April 2012, exclusively at Swarovski boutiques.
EXCLUSIVE: You Can Take It With You: Clutch-Sized Beauty Essentials For The Golden Globes And Beyond
At last year’s Golden Globes, something unusual happened that completely usurped the show’s typical beauty highlights. After the ceremony began and the gaggle of gowns, chignons, and painted pouts were seated, the camera panned to Angelina Jolie, who, at that very moment, rifled through her bag, produced a crystalline pink lip gloss, and proceeded to apply it at will. The Twitterverse erupted, and within a matter of hours, it was revealed that Angie was a fan of Chantecaille’s Brilliant Gloss in Love—so much so that she brought it in her clutch for periodic touch-ups throughout the evening. At the 69th annual Golden Globes last night, there were no such live, on-screen beauty moments to speak of, although we couldn’t quell the burning desire to know just what the nominees had packed in their purses. So, we did what any good reporter would do: We asked their makeup artists. Here, in a Style.com exclusive, face-painting stars like Clarins celebrity beauty artist Pati Dubroff and global artistry director and brand ambassador for Laura Mercier Matin Maulawizada tell us the single item they sent A-listers like Julianne Moore and Claire Danes down the red carpet with. Because you never know when unnecessary shine or a faded statement lip could ruin your moment in the spotlight.
Now that the holidays are upon us, there are parties to attend, Champagne flutes to clink, and all manner of bold makeup to experiment with in the spirit of the season. Still, a few slip-ups with eyeliner and lipstick can spoil the fun. With that in mind, we challenged Clarins celebrity beauty artist and face painter extraordinaire Pati Dubroff to resolve our trickiest holiday makeup situations. Here, a permanent member of Gwyneth Paltrow’s go-to glam squad shares her tips for navigating the social scene with aplomb.
The Challenge: The invitation card says “festive.” What does that mean in makeup terms?
The Solution: “Go for bright lipstick for sure. There is no better way to dress up and be ‘festive’ than with a shock of color. I’d recommend a red like Clarins Rouge Prodige True Color & Shine in Red Prodige, a bold pink like NARS Pure Matte in Carthage, or a tangerine, such as Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color in True Coral.”
The Challenge: The occasion calls for some celebratory glitter. Is there a way to oblige and keep is classy?
The Solution: “A dash of glitter on the eyelid can look cool when it’s not overdone. The trick is to match or harmonize the sparkle to the eye shadow color on your lid. Make Up For Ever makes great loose glitters in a big shade range. But it doesn’t belong on the brow bone, and be careful with the face—for this area, think products with shimmer, not glitter.”
While most of us have the U.S. of A. on the brain as our great nation’s birthday approaches on Monday, devout members of the style set will be traveling to Paris for the 4th as Couture week kicks off in the City of Light. With three jam-packed days of presentations to take in, it’s unlikely that there will be time for much else—except, of course, cocktails at L’Avenue and maybe some retail therapy at Le Bon Marché. But fashion warriors should take note that Clarins’ new My Blend spa officially opens for business tomorrow, July 1, and could be just the thing for some much needed R&R in between shows. Created by Dr. Olivier Courtin, a second-generation member of the brand’s founding family, the My Blend menu offers custom-tailored skin treatments, and its namesake pampering destination promises a one-way pass to a new well-being philosophy termed “ego-ology” (sometimes “me first” is the only way to go).
Housed in the new luxury hotel Le Royal Monceau—home to a L’Eclaireur boutique, an in-house cinema, and Pierre Hermé’s €93 brunch—no expense was spared when building the Philippe Starck-designed spa/fitness center, which is more than evident inside the sprawling complex of pristine white marble. There is a gallery of high-tech gadgets (art for fitness machines’ sake, if you will), a pool, sauna, hammam, and lounge, plus seven private rooms dedicated to My Blend treatments in which a “beauty coach” analyses each client’s skin and lifestyle before composing a personalized recipe of Formules Essentielles and Boosters d’Urgence. There are over 200 possible combinations of the heavily researched neurocosmetics, which boast three exclusive peptides for cellular renewal and calibrated doses of concentrated active ingredients. This kind of serious skincare does not come cheap, of course, and a facial can run you up to €295/$415 for 80 minutes. But the promise of the most effective youth cure this side of a surgeon’s scalpel—plus an extra two weeks’ worth of product (a day cream and a booster are your parting gift)—makes it totally worth it. As an added bonus, there’s a beauty bar with a makeup artist on hand for a mise en beauté before a night on the town—or a long, extra-glamorous flight back to the States.
The Spa My Blend By Clarins at Le Royal Monceau, 37 Avenue Hoche, Paris France 75008; +33 1 42 99 88 00, www.leroyalmonceau.com.