August 20 2014

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20 posts tagged "Cle de PEau"

At Rochas, Fabrics So Gorgeous, “You Kind Of Want To Wear Them On Your Mouth”


There are certain collections that lend themselves to strong beauty looks, and under Marco Zanini’s tenure, Rochas is definitely one of them. “There are these incredible rosebud-colored patterned florals towards the end [of the show]; you kind of want to wear them on your mouth,” Clé de Peau creative director of makeup Lucia Pieroni said at Zanini’s Spring outing, where lush fabrics were a huge part of the story. The other conversation piece? Pieroni’s flat-finish cerise mouths.

“I’m obsessed with lips at the moment,” the makeup artist joked, having already gifted us with one of the month’s best last week in Milan. Giving skin a pastel, luminescent finish courtesy of a few swipes of Clé de Peau’s Luminizing Face Enhancer in #11, Pieroni dusted lids with the gold color from its forthcoming Eye Color Quad in #209 Sapphire and brushed up brows, leaving lashes without mascara. Then came those pouts, painted with a blend of Clé de Peau Extra Rich Lipstick in R1, “a beetroot red,” according to Pieroni, and R2, “a pillbox red,” which she mixed together and topped with a bit of its Blush Color Duo in Pink for a mattified texture. “Matte to me seems quite modern,” she said, dragging a cotton swab around the edges of the mouth to ensure a soft-focus effect, “as though they’ve really been sucking on a lolly.”

It wasn’t the first look she and Zanini tried, but it was the one that stuck. “The music’s very California, and we went through the process of having the girls look sun-kissed, but they looked too much like a Dutch painting with those hoods,” Pieroni elaborated, motioning to the silk visors-turned-headscarves that Zanini commissioned from the French couture house Lemarié. “She’s a romantic dreamer who does not go out into the sun,” Zanini chimed in of the accessories, which left Wella global creative director Eugene Souleiman very little to work with.

“A ponytail is a little boring, but logistically, it was the only thing we could do,” Souleiman said somewhat begrudgingly, leaving his mark on the look by giving models what he called “premium hair.” “It’s really, supernaturally straight, ” the coiffeur explained, stretching strands with a blow-dryer, coating them with Wella Professionals Shimmer Delight Shine Spray, running them through an iron, and gathering lengths into a low ponytail that he pulled out a bit from the top of the elastic to create a voluminous, pseudo bob beneath the bonnets. “It’s maximized,” he admitted of the end result, “but so subtle it’s not vulgar.”

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Pots And Painted Pouts, Backstage At Rochas


The color references were endless at Rochas, where Marco Zanini replicated a rich palette of Scandinavian pottery prints throughout his Fall collection. But makeup artist Lucia Pieroni honed in on a single shade of deep aubergine, which inspired the “stamped-on lip” she painted onto models’ mouths in perfect complement to the deep steely blues, warm mustard yellows, and hints of plum that were woven into the clothes.

“I’m making them matte,” the Clé de Peau color creator said of the lips, pressing a tissue over a dusting of translucent powder that she had blotted on top of a slick of the brand’s forthcoming Extra Rich Lipstick in #R10, a dark mulberry, to remove all traces of shine. Skin was kept luminous and pale thanks to a veil of Clé de Peau’s Teint Naturel Foundation and its Luminizing Face Enhancer palette in #12 Gold, which Pieroni swept across the tops of cheekbones. Blending a “soft-focus” eye onto lids with a mixture of its new-for-fall Satin Eye Colors in #118, a shimmering sand, and #116, a glistening wine, Pieroni beefed up brows, as she is frequently wont to do.

“It’s all about the textiles,” Wella global creative director Eugene Souleiman confirmed of the backstage beauty inspiration. And Souleiman added another nod to handcraftsmanship with a series of lacquered cinnamon stick barrettes that he bought in Paris specifically for the show. “We found them in the Marais for 50 cents! We bought every last one,” he effused of the street-market find that added a “wooden, organic” element to Zanini’s folk-ceramic influence. Sectioning out a front panel of hair, adding a bit of mousse, and brushing it backward for a semi-sleek effect, Souleiman rolled the lengths under themselves, pinning them down for a touch of volume at the nape of the neck. The remaining side sections were back-combed ever so slightly to maintain the shape of a faux bob before they were gathered together and secured with the barrettes. “She’s rich, but not in a vulgar way, in an artisanal way—like a character in a Bergman movie,” he proposed of Zanini’s muse for the season. “So the hair is soft but it’s definitely been done—by impeccably good hands.” And how.

Photo: Luca Cannonieri /

Eau De Repetto Is In the Works; Amanda Seyfried, The Next Brunette; And More…


Jimmy Choo, Nine West, and Aldo are all doing it. Now comes word that French ballet slipper brand Repetto has inked a deal with Interparfums to debut its first signature scent in 2013. [Cosmetics Design]

Tiger Woods’ mistress, Joslyn James, is hoping to capitalize on her, er, fame, with a nail polish line due out next year named Shameless. James is not to be confused with one of Woods’ other mistresses, Loredana Jolie, who opened a hair spa on the Upper East Side aptly called Tigress.
[DNA India]

Clé de Peau spokesperson Amanda Seyfried is about to get a major makeover. The blond-haired, green-eyed actress is set to play porn star Linda Lovelace in the upcoming biopic Lovelace, for which she will be nearly unrecognizable. “They are making my hair and eyes brown,” the actress confirms. [WWD]

Karlie “The Body” Kloss made headlines last week when pictures from her light-on-the-clothes spread for the latest issue of Italian Vogue hit the Internet. But now the very same images are being pulled from the glossy’s Web site after they were found on pro-anorexia url addresses, sited as “thinspiration.” [Daily Mail]

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And We All Shine On


We had an internal debate this morning over whether or not it was too early to start talking about sparkly makeup, but the Elf on the Shelf toys we saw in a shop window on our way to the office made it abundantly clear that the time to embrace the holiday spirit is now. So, without further ado, we’d like to direct your attention to a new crop of limited-edition illuminating face powders now available for your buffing pleasure. For the third season in a row, Clé de Peau has released a new rendition of its Palette Vintage, a medley of shimmering pigments in white, rose, and yellow gold. The expertly embossed modular design makes it easy to concentrate your application on one gilded shade or use a blush brush to glide over all of the different sections for dimensional highlights. Guerlain has also stepped up its game with the Parure de Nuit Powder, a compilation of pale pink, white, deep pink, and blue green shades that doubles as both an iridescent powder (when applied with a vertical brush swipe) and a blush (when applied with a horizontal brushstroke). But our favorite way to add subtle sparkle to our complexion just might be By Terry’s limited-edition Terrybly Or Rose. Twenty-four karat pink gold microparticles and finely milled pearls are scattered on top of Terry de Gunzburg’s classic ultra-correcting compact foundation, so that once you tire of glimmering cheekbones and the like come January, you’ll be left with just the face-sculpting formula that imparts coverage and matte definition. It’s multitasking at its best.

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Keep Your Eyes On The Prize


We believe in the power of eye cream—always have, always will. Long before we began taking any other preventative skincare measures against the inevitable onset of aging (think: antioxidant-charged serums, retinoids, etc.), we relied on that little jar. There’s just something about the act of patting it on that has always made us feel instantly better. And according to dermatologist Dr. Doris Day, our devotion is not without merit. “Lines around the eyes are often one of the earliest signs women notice of aging,” she says. “The skin there is the thinnest on the body and, as a result, this delicate area is more prone to aging than other areas of the face. Additionally, over time, the skin under the eyes loses elasticity and what we begin to see is loose skin called bags. Couple this with manual stress like rubbing and pulling and an eye cream is extremely important.” The sooner you start using one, the better, as far as Day is concerned. “Studies show that signs of aging around the eye area can occur in your early twenties,” she points out—a revelation that is a little disheartening. But it’s never too late to get on the right track. Here, our five favorite new launches to help keep crow’s feet, dark circles, and puffiness at bay.

What: Skinceuticals AOX+ Eye Gel

Why: This gel-serum hybrid uses phloretin, Butcher’s Broom extracts, and caffeine (a favorite ingredient of Day’s—”it works well as an anti-inflammatory”) to seriously diffuse swelling.


What: Eve Lom Eye Cream

Why: “Products with ingredients like vitamins and peptides can help moisturize and strengthen the skin around the eye as well as improve discoloration,” says Day, and Eve Lom’s first foray into eye cream happens to be peptide-packed.

$75, at

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