19 posts tagged "Clinique"
Everyone has a favorite Clinique Chubby Stick. The brand’s much loved moisturizing lip color balms are a chic alternative to less sophisticated salves, coming in a range of eight sheer colors that soothe parched pouts with a hearty dose of jojoba oil as well as shea and mango seed butters while imparting a subtle shot of pigment. Our favorite? Whole Lotta Honey, a deep tawny peach that manages to delicately amp up our natural lip color. It also happens to be the best seller in both Brazil and Russia, which is a testament to the international appeal of the original glossy pencils—and an indication that the women of the world are hungry for more. So Clinique is obliging them with eight new shades including standouts like Pudgy Peony, a buildable fuchsia; Two Ton Tomato, a juicy cherry red; and Heaping Hazelnut, which reminds us of our beloved Whole Lotta Honey albeit in a lighter, more neutral incarnation. What’s not to love?
Karen Walker has a certain way with color. Season after season, the New Zealand designer debuts bold prints and solids layered with pops of yellows, oranges, and pinks; even when black dominates the runways, Walker still tends to look on the bright side. Her Spring show was no exception and featured an additional piece of eye candy in the form of a coral lip. Walker has been the lucky beneficiary of Clinique’s decision to get into the backstage beauty game, and her season-spanning partnership with the brand and its global color artist Jenna Menard hasn’t disappointed. To make models look “youthful and feminine with a sophisticated twist,” Menard whipped up the pink-y melon hue because, put simply, “it’s less expected than red.” Six months after its debut, Menard’s magic bullet is about to arrive at the retail level. The limited-edition Long Last Lipstick in Runway Coral will debut on www.clinique.com next month—and is prime for the pairing with any number of flirty floral summer dresses.
$15, available May 2012 at www.clinique.com.
If there were a Beauty Hall of Fame, Clinique’s Black Honey lipstick would be one of the original inductees. The dark berry pout perfector that launched in 1971 had a major resurgence in the nineties when it became the war paint of Gen X’ers, for whom dark lipstick was part of the uniform of the truly grunge and disaffected. The color’s sheer iteration, dubbed Almost Lipstick, has been an equally big success story. Since its debut in 1989, the glossy, bordeaux-tinged balm became a key player in Clinique’s Fall 2011 color story. It caused so much of a stir, in fact, that the slim silver bullet has inspired a full range of Almost Lipsticks in seven new shades. Shy Honey is a true pink, Tender Honey is an amber brown, Spice Honey is a warm mahogany, Luscious Honey is a dark red, Chic Honey is is a perfect brick red, Lovely Honey is a pretty coral, and Flirty Honey is a shiny watermelon. Each one imparts just enough color to enhance, rather than conceal, the natural color of lips. Consider them palette cleansers for those days when you need a break from full-blown, opaque pigments.
Jenna Menard has long understood beauty’s transformative power—since she was a kid, in fact. Her mom ran a tiny hair salon out of their Pennsylvania home and Menard vividly remembers watching how her clients’ moods improved after a styling session. It was a desire to impart that same feeling on a daily basis that drew Menard to a career as a makeup artist. A regular contributor to magazines like Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vanity Fair, Menard has a particular fondness for Clinique (it’s what her mom used and the brand of her first-ever mascara purchase), so you can imagine her excitement when she landed a gig as its global colour artist earlier this year, a role that has afforded her the opportunity to take her makeup know-how on the road. While she spends a good deal of time traveling, Menard is fiercely loyal to New York’s bounty of beautifiers. Here, she shares her favorite addresses.
The Hair Hero: Heather Packer at Cutler Salon
“I want low maintenance all around in case I don’t have time to make it to the salon more than a few times a year. Heather has mastered my long layers so that there’s just enough texture and my ends still look healthy.”
Cutler Salon, 465 W. Broadway, NYC, (212) 308-3838, www.cutlersalon.com.
The Queen of Color: Amy Hudson at Marie Robinson Salon
“I feel fortunate to have a dream team of artists who I always go to for my cut and color. The true mastery is that they’ve figured out how to cut and color my hair so that it continues to look great as it grows out. Amy meticulously hand-paints select pieces to give me that natural sun-kissed color.”
Marie Robinson Salon, 155 Fifth Ave., 4th fl, NYC, (212) 358-7780, www.marierobinsonsalon.com.
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Every time I go out in the sun, I get what I have dubbed a “solar mustache,” a constellation of brown spots right above my upper lip. Why is this happening and what can I do to avoid it?
“This is because perspiration accumulates on the upper lip, beneath the nose, and washes away the sunscreen there more quickly than on other parts of the face. You need to go with a heavy-duty sunscreen, like even an SPF 100, there and reapply frequently. Hats help but do not really adequately cover this area.
Once it happens, especially if it’s really dark, you need to move quickly. I recommend visiting your dermatologist for a laser zapping or chemical peel to get rid of the brown color first. Then, at home, you can try a topical product with a lightening agent like Tri-Luma, which is available by prescription. If you want to do something that is hydroquinone-free, Olay Pro-X Discoloration Fighting Concentrate with glucosamine is great, or there is also Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector. A similar product from [my line] 37 Extreme Actives is coming out in a few months.”
Dr. Macrene Alexiades is a Harvard-educated dermatologist and scientist with a research center and private practice in New York that focuses on laser and aesthetic dermatology. She is the creator of the cult favorite antiaging skincare line 37 Extreme Actives, which will release a new product in September at Neiman Marcus.