8 posts tagged "Clé de Peau Beauté"
The notion of a beauty company venturing into fragrance territory is nothing new. It seems like almost everyone has an eau (including nearly the entire Carter family—I’m calling it now: Blue Ivy is next). But for Clé de Peau Beauté, jumping on the bandwagon just wasn’t its style. It took a previously introduced skincare line (requiring twelve years of research) laced with a scent consumers wanted to wear all over, the thoroughbred of blooms (i.e., the winner of the Best Fragrance Award at the Bagatelle Rose Trials—essentially the Olympics of flowers), and famed perfumer Alberto Morillas (he’s the nose behind hits like Marc Jacobs Daisy and Giorgio Armani Acqua di Giò for women) to create the brand’s first blend, Rose Synactif. Good things, as they say, take time—and, in this case, $300. The delicate aroma—which surrounds the prized rose and a jasmine sambac heart with juniper berry and Biarritz hypericum (an herbal plant that hails from France), as well as warm musk and white wood—is also said to “capture the skin’s aura…and draw radiance from within.” Although I can’t get on board with the glow-boosting claims, this sophisticated spritz certainly brightened my spirits.
In honor of National Cat Day, Uber (a car service mobile app) partnered with Cheezburger.com (a Web site that specializes in online laughs) to put together a one-day promotion that entails fuzzy kittens arriving at your doorstep for fifteen minutes. In addition to a delightful snuggle, you’ll receive cupcakes from Ace of Cakes for $20 (with all proceeds being donated to local animal shelters). Does it really get any better? I seriously doubt it. But if you can’t get your arms wrapped around one of these covetable creatures that are currently being chauffeured around New York, Seattle, and San Francisco, you can get in on the celebration with this cat-eye look created exclusively for Style.com by makeup creative director of Clé de Peau Beauté, Lucia Pieroni. Here, the step-by-step straight from the face painter herself:
1. Apply Clé de Peau Beauté Intensifying Cream Eyeliner in Deep Black (101) across your top lashes, creating a thin line.
2. Starting at the inner corner, trace along your lashes once again until parallel with your pupil, then drag your brush straight across to form a sharp, upward feline flick.
3. Next, join the outer corner with the bottom line—extending it and filling in any white space.
4. Blend the line with a small, fluffy brush to soften any hard edges. (Note: This also helps make the shape bigger and more dramatic.)
5. Coat the lashes with lots of black mascara and add Clé de Peau Beauté Eye Liner Pencil in Black (201) onto the water line for definition.
6. Complete the look with a glossy nude lipstick. Or, if you dare, opt for a super-pigmented, bloodstained finish by blending Extra Rich Lipstick in Matilda (310) with Red Abundance (311).
“I’m so bored of nice—just over it in a big way,” said the mane man backstage at Rochas, Eugene Souleiman. “[Hairstylists] need to loosen up and live a little.” And loosen up he did, bringing what he referred to as a “couture” sensibility to ready-to-wear hair. The “over-brushed” updos were based off a look he created for Spring 2012 (which featured a fifties egg shape), but this season Souleiman “wanted to make the head and feet do the same thing.” In other words, the Helena Bonham Carter-like styles were designed to flutter like the feather-duster flats and heels. In order to not torture the models’ strands too much, he pinned a teased bun form to the backs of their heads to act as an anchor, then misted all over with Wella Ocean Spritz to lend a “chemically processed” matte finish. Next, he randomly curled pieces with a half-inch curling iron, made tiny braids, and flat-ironed bits before brushing through them and creating a French-twist-like roll in the back (which he would later pull apart). The remaining sections were wrapped around the sides and front, forming a gentle halo of fuzz. Souleiman said of the end result: “It’s chaotic, but it’s beautiful.”
As for makeup artist Lucia Pieroni, she played off the iridescent fabrics and the catwalk music, which began with what sounded like drops of water hitting a hard surface. “It’s like when the Little Mermaid stays out of the sea for too long—she can’t live above ground, so she goes a bit hollow-eyed,” Pieroni said of the dusky tones that were wrapped around eyes. For a dewy base, she prepped skin with Clé de Peau Beauté The Serum, and then applied the deep purple, taupe-y plum, and pink shades from the forthcoming Eye Color Quad in 212 on the lids and lower lash lines, diffusing the pigment with a small blush brush. Cheek Color in 1 (an earthy hue) was dusted lightly along the sides of the face, and lips were slicked with Enriched Lip Luminizer in 226 (launching next Spring). For a “wet” finish, she dabbed Egyptian Magic on cheekbones, lids, and brows to catch the light, similar to the strands of multifaceted, opalescent beads draped twice around models’ necks.
If Vera Wang herself was to hark back to her figure skating days or take a loop around the reservoir in Central Park, we have a feeling she’d pair her signature black leggings with this hair and makeup look. To play up the athletic theme of the collection, face painter Lucia Pieroni kept things minimal—opting for evenly toned skin and flushed cheeks, using the peachy side of the Clé de Peau Beauté Cheek Color Duo in #4 on the apples. For an added glow, she dusted the Luminizing Face Enhancer in Sandy Beige over the cheeks and brow bones. Pieroni took a fluffy brush to lids and softly diffused a brown shadow from the Eye Color Quad in Peach Brown (available in February) around the eye for slight definition. For a dewy finish that mimics the effects of “running up a hill in a nice frock,” she added a touch of Egyptian Magic to the high point on the cheeks, Cupid’s bow, and bridge of the nose, then topped off lips with Enriched Lip Luminizer in Watermelon Sugar for that “fresh-bitten” feel.
The hair was equally as minimalist (and gym friendly)—Jimmy Paul blew hair smooth using Bumble and Bumble Straight Blow Dry and a round brush. For thicker textures, he ran a flatiron over the top to sleek-ify. The ponytail was secured a little below the center of the head with a bungee tie, and a black band (a “happy accident” that occurred during the fittings, says Paul) was slipped over the tips of the ears and across the center of the tail. (A similar accessory was seen at both Balenciaga and Nina Ricci for Fall 2013.) Any flyaways were eliminated with Creme Contour (a pliable paste). The hair test couldn’t have been easier, added Paul, as he was only tasked with making strands look polished and “more expensive.” After all, when the Vera Wang customer hits the treadmill, she does it with panache.
We revealed what keeps fashion week regulars like makeup artist James Kaliardos and hairstylist Odile Gilbert going during the month-long parade through New York, London, Milan, and Paris. Now, the Style.com team shares the beauty must-haves they’ll be stashing in their bags and keeping in their bathrooms for the Spring 2014 season:
Nicole Phelps, executive editor
“I had my first facial with superstar esthetician Joanna Vargas last week. As her devotees well know, Vargas likes to tailor her facials to the seasons and the skin’s response to them. It may be Spring ’14 fashion week, but weather-wise here in New York it’s still the end of summer. Vargas’ new Fall Superfoods Facial is designed to address the ravages of three months in the sun. For me, that meant patchy dryness and SPF-induced bumps along the hairline, as well as some trouble spots on my chin. Vargas addressed them all, using the all-natural and organic skin care products, like the Vitamin C Face Wash (shown above), she’s known for. My favorite part of the facial was the pumpkin purée and avocado mask, which smelled almost good enough to eat and left my face looking dewy and fresh. If only Joanna would create a facial designed to heal the effects of four weeks of fashion shows.
Matthew Schneier, deputy editor
Marina Larroudé, market director
“I’m obsessed with Clé de Peau Beauté concealer (shown above) and use it every day—no matter if it’s fashion week or not. The only thing that’s different is the frequency that I go to Drybar, which is pretty much every other day. It helps that there’s a location only a block away from my house where I can book early morning appointments.”
Kate Cerigo, senior designer
“When my skin is looking ‘blah’ after a string of late nights I use Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial (shown above) before bed and wake up to a more refreshed face.”
Kristin Anderson, assistant editor, special projects
“In the throes of fashion week, I’ll be trimming the excess from my makeup routine, and opting for Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Cream. This glowy, medium coverage BB eliminates the need for concealer and SPF. The botanical formula also treats any pesky, stress-related spots. And rather than risking a sticky finger situation, I’ll be toting the luxuriously packaged lip oil from Hourglass Cosmetics (shown above).”
Amber Kallor, senior beauty editor
“Yves Saint Laurent’s Le Teint Touche Éclat foundation (shown above) offers the brightening magic of their famous pen—for your entire face, which is especially helpful when my skin can’t keep pace with my hectic schedule. Before bed (usually somewhere around 2 a.m.) I treat myself and computer-strained eyes to Skyn Iceland Hydro Cooling Firming Eye Gels, which de-puff with ginkgo biloba leaf extract and firm with hydrolyzed elastin.”
Emily Farra, editorial coordinator
“Long days in the office tend to dry out my skin, so over the next few weeks I’ll be relying on my favorite new face oil with rosehip extract from Boots Botanics. Not only does it smell clean (not musky) and keep my skin looking fresh for 12 plus hours, but it only costs $9 so I can slather it on guilt-free. An afternoon dose of this rosewater spritz (shown above) reactivates the oil and serves as a wake-up call when caffeine isn’t cutting it anymore. As for my hair, I’m using leather bow clips from American Apparel, in neutral colors like black and camel, to get it off my face while I work on the computer all day.”
Katharine K. Zarrella, associate news editor
“I have somewhat of a red lip obsession, and when Chanel discontinued my favorite stain last year, I had a bit of a panic. Earlier this month, my hairstylist, Michael Angelo at Wonderland Beauty Parlor, introduced me to Beauté’s lip stain in Fever and lip cream in Masochist (both shown above). I’ll be wearing them every single day, because no matter how tired I feel, painting on the perfect rouge pout always provides a much-needed kick of rejuvenation.”
Brittany Adams, associate fashion editor
“Running between all the shows, presentations, and events during fashion week is enough to make even the most polished girl look a little rough around the edges. I’ve tried nearly every primer on the market and keep returning to L’Oréal Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base (shown above). I dab a little bit on my nose and forehead to make me look perfectly matte and smooth before walking into each appointment. I also carry around a can of Bumble and Bumble Thickening Dryspun Finish spray, which gives my hair volume and texture on the go.”
Rachel Walgrove, social media editor
“Bags are for arms, not eyes. Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer is my look-alive go-to for fashion season and beyond.”