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Estée Lauder Expands Its Digital Space With a New Editorial Channel

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Beauty behemoth Estée Lauder took over Navy, a cozy restaurant in Soho, last night to celebrate the launch of The Estée Edit, a new editorial channel on its website. Navy was the perfect location for the event, and not just because of the warm atmosphere and chic address—the name served as a nod to the brand’s iconic packaging color. And if that weren’t enough, the bar area was filled with the scent of tuberose, a note found in classic scents like Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia.

The Estée Edit features interviews with influencers in beauty, food, and fashion, as well as how-tos and original photo shoots. Guests at the soiree included many of the contributors to the channel, like street-style photographer Garrance Doré, who shot fellow French native and Estée Lauder spokesmodel Constance Jablonski for the site, and the company’s style and image director Aerin Lauder, who gives viewers a glimpse of her favorite flower shopping destination in Manhattan (that would be Zezé). Of course, The Edit also includes stories of the brand’s rich history, and the result is a well-executed blend of the past and the present.

During the intimate, dimly lit dinner, Karen Graham, the first face of Estée Lauder, shared stories with the captive audience around her, including Jablonski and current spokesmodel Liu Wen. Graham, who worked with the brand from 1969 to 2001, chatted about everything from her decision to quit modeling at age 40 for fly-fishing to growing out her silver, shoulder-length bob. “It took me a while to decide if I wanted to stop dyeing it. I had to work up the nerve, and then I just did it,” she said. On the other end of the table, Doré discussed the pop of color she was wearing on her lips. “I wear very simple clothes, like white T-shirts, so for me red lipstick is like an accessory,” she noted.

Just before dessert was served (chocolate-covered marshmallows, Estée’s favorite), bowls filled with Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick and mini powder and fragrance compacts were placed on the table for the guests to swipe. “This is so Estée,” said Graham. “She was a firm believer in every woman having a compact.”

Photo: Courtesy of Estée Lauder

Jessica Stam and Constance Jablonski Show You a Stay-Cool Summer Hair Trick

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Though we were spoiled by perfect spring weather last week in New York, we’re savvy enough to know it won’t last long. The dog days of summer are fast approaching—complete with 90-degree temps, oppressive humidity, and buckets of frizz serum. But we’re confident we can beat the heat in style this year, especially if we adopt the season’s coolest trend: slicked-back hair, reminiscent of Prabal Gurung Spring ’14. Recent examples on the red carpet and party scene this week: Kasia Struss and Constance Jablonski brushed their hair straight back, then likely followed with a shine serum or spray. Jessica Stam, Anne V, and Genevieve Jones took it a step further and pulled their hair into sleek, no-fuss buns. We especially loved Jones’ braided headband (a trend we first noticed a few weeks back). Our tip for re-creating the just-showered look? Smooth Oribe Gel Sérum through damp hair, then comb from root to tip for a shiny, wet-look finish that won’t feel hard or sticky. July, we’re ready for you.

Photo: Courtesy of BFAnyc.com

Summer Bridal Beauty Inspo: Make This Runway Look Your Something Borrowed

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Summer wedding season is upon us, and for a bride-to-be in search of beauty inspiration, you can’t go wrong with the timeless-yet-on-trend look we spotted at the Pronovias’ bridal show this past weekend. In celebration of its fiftieth anniversary, the Spanish fashion house staged a runway spectacle at Barcelona’s famed Pabellón Italiano, which drew more than 2,000 guests, including the likes of Camila Alves and Bar Refaeli. This milestone also called for major models, and Pronovias enlisted a roster of noteworthy catwalkers such as Karolina Kurkova, Constance Jablonski, Ymre Stiekema, Samantha Gradoville, Pauline Hoarau, and more to stroll down the aisle—er, runway—in the label’s breathtaking designs. (The sixty-seven-person creative team took a well-deserved bow following Kurkova’s finale.)

Citing iconic sixties actresses like Audrey Hepburn, MAC artist Victor Alvarez kept faces mostly bare with a healthy bronze glow, and focused on creating drama with quintessential winged eyeliner and false lashes. Meanwhile, hairstylist Moncho Moreno swept the girls’ hair back into sleek, coiled buns wrapped in a single braid. This updated chignon provided a base for Pronovias’ specialty headpieces. More than fifty different accessory options were on hand backstage, and so—much like real brides—no two looks were identical. We were particularly drawn to the white flower crowns (à la Dolce & Gabbana Spring ’14) interspersed with delicate pearls, which provided a fresh alternative to more traditional veils.

Ultimately, your wedding is no time to experiment with out-there, edgy styles. Thus, Pronovias’ lesson in classically modern beauty deserves both admiration and imitation—hell, even we might be able to pull a Kate Middleton and achieve this look ourselves.

Here, Pronovias shares exclusive, behind-the-scenes snaps from their big day with Style.com.

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Photos: Courtesy of Pronovias

Best in Show: The Week in Red-Carpet Beauty

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Between film premieres, parties, and celeb-studded events around the globe, this week was full of memorable hair and makeup looks (including Katy Perry’s emerald strands and Lupita N’yongo’s modern pouf). Here, we recap five more of our favorite beauty moves.

Kate Bosworth; Tiffany & Co.’s Blue Book Party; New York, NY

Kate Bosworth always adds something a little unexpected to her beauty look. At last night’s Tiffany & Co. party, she expertly teamed tangerine lips (à la Rag & Bone Spring ’14) with a powder puff pink gown.

Emma Stone; The Amazing Spider-Man 2 world premiere; London, England

Further proof that berry lips work all year-round—and we love how they complement Stone’s canary yellow dress.

Hilary Rhoda; Tiffany & Co.’s Blue Book Party; New York, NY

Sometimes it’s chic to match your makeup to your outfit. Hilary Rhoda’s icy blue shadow and navy sweater looked fresh—not retro—with a messy updo and nude gloss.

Diane Kruger; FX Networks Screening of Fargo; New York, NY

If anyone can pull off a frosted lip, it’s Diane Kruger. The actress opted for a toned-down version of Rodarte’s sparkling Fall ’14 beauty look, then added some depth with a smoky eye.

Constance Jablonski; Tiffany & Co.’s Blue Book Party; New York, NY

Jablonski may or may not have woken up like this. Smudged, lived-in liner and a messy pony looked effortless and sexy for a night on the party circuit.

Photo: Getty; Courtesy of BFAnyc.com

Tom Pecheux’s Lips Are Sealed No Longer

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Tom Pecheux, backstage fixture and creative makeup director for Estée Lauder, could hardly contain his excitement last season at Anthony Vaccarello when he described the packaging that was in the works for a mysterious new line of lipsticks. He discreetly referred to the more architectural look and magnetic closures, but considering these types of secrets are strictly confidential in the corporate beauty world, that’s all he could share…until now. The cosmetics giant is launching twenty shades of Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick, a formula that boasts time-released hyaluronic acid and multifaceted pigments (available February 24 at esteelauder.com). In this exclusive, the pro reveals all—including the shades he hand-selected to suit the many model faces of the brand.

How would you describe the new Pure Color Envy collection?
When I look at the collection, the first thing I think is the packaging is absolutely divine. Richard Ferretti did an amazing job with the case. For me, twenty colors is the perfect amount. The range captures every woman’s desire. The shades and formula are [traditional] in that they have the high coverage you expect from a lipstick and include a pure red and a perfect nude, but the new technology gives the line a modern twist. It’s like a classic wool dress that is made in cashmere. The new texture and formula make Envy extremely luxurious.

What are your favorite shades in the collection?
As a makeup artist, I cannot limit myself to one favorite shade. It will be the one that fits the person that I am working with on that day.

What do you think a lipstick says about a woman?
Lipstick tells us so many things about a woman. It tells us about her personality. For example, a woman wearing a strong lipstick—bright red—suggests she wants to express a certain power.

What is the best way to apply lip color? Fingertips, brush, or straight from the bullet?
There is no recipe. It depends on the result you want to create. A bullet is the best application because it’s fast, precise, and gives nice coverage. Fingertips create a transparent finish with no precision—more like a stain. A brush is for when you want perfection and a high-quality finish, particularly when you apply a red lipstick.

What are your tricks for making lips appear fuller? Does lip liner help?
Lip liner can help, but for me, a liner only works if it’s a nude or a color that matches the color of the lip. To make them fuller, you can go slightly outside the lip line.

If you have small lips, avoid a dark shade. The darker the shade, the more intense your lips look, but on smaller lips it can give you a mean, severe look. Also avoid very pale lipsticks if you want a fuller-looking mouth.

What is your favorite lip look?
It depends on the woman. But I am totally in love with red as much as I am with nude. I love women who play with makeup to emphasize a quality of their personality or character. That’s why in terms of lipstick, I love colors that have something to say—so either a pale nude, a true red, a dark plum, or a bright color. When it comes to a gentle pink, I understand why women want to wear it, but as a makeup artist, it doesn’t reflect a personality so well.

Which shade in the collection would you choose for each of these Estée Lauder spokesmodels?

Carolyn Murphy:
Envious. She loves a red lipstick.

Constance Jablonski:
I love it when she focuses on her eyes, so a nude color like Insatiable Ivory works on her lips.

Joan Smalls:
I love her in a dark burgundy like Insolent Plum.

Liu Wen: I would go more pink, [one that's] powerful and dynamic. A shade like Dominant would suit.

Arizona Muse:
I love her in a red as well, so Vengeful Red.

What do you think makes a woman enviable?
Self-confidence.

I think Carolyn Murphy pretty much embodies that—gotta love a bad bitch on a bike who knows how to make a serious statement by slicking on some lipstick and revving up her engine.