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July 12 2014

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26 posts tagged "Elizabeth Arden"

The Fab Five: Post-Fashion Month Skin Savers

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And…breathe. Fashion month is officially over, which for many of us means the end of a three-week trek around Europe, plenty of jet lag, aching feet—and skin that has been put through the wringer; there’s nothing like air travel, late nights, and early call times to bring out the worst in your complexion. Compounding this is the fact that we’re coming up on a seasonal transition. Despite last night’s lashing of snow and rain on the East Coast, the first day of spring is just two weeks away, which should mean a whole new host of concerns, from dryness and flaking to redness and irritation. So it goes without saying that your skin could use a little R&R right about now, and luckily there are plenty of skin savers just hitting the market to help you repair, renew, and—fingers crossed—relax.



Magic Eye
Clé de Peau Eye Contour Balm Anti-Wrinkle
This extra-creamy, soothing lotion contains pure retinol, super-bio-hyaluronic acid (an intense moisturizer), and an illuminating complex to tighten fine lines, rehydrate, and prevent the signs of aging around the eyes. It also happens to be the perfect base for concealer, and can be applied on top of makeup, too, for an instant pick-me-up.

A Pore Thing
Darphin Ideal Resource Micro-Refining Smoothing Fluid
The fast-absorbing, hydrating ingredients in this silky formula are ideal for those of us with combination skin. Mattifying mineral extracts work to visibly minimize pores while reducing the appearance of wrinkles and increasing cell turnover. The fact that it’s lightly scented with a delicate white flower essence certainly doesn’t hurt.

Lip Service
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Lip Repair
Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream is a cult favorite among beauty editors and makeup artists such as Pat McGrath, who regularly pulls it out backstage at the shows. This season, the multitasking wonder balm has been specially redesigned for pouts. Bolstered by ingredients like arnica-flower oil, honey, and watercress extract, it works to soothe extremely chapped lips on contact.

Night Shift
Sisley Botanical D-Tox, Detoxifying Night Treatment
Sisley’s newest night treatment is packed full of powerful ingredients like rice peptide extracts and ginkgo biloba, which have an anti-asphyxiation action on cells, working to draw toxins out from the skin. The superlight lotion instantly refreshes, and after some quality shut-eye, you’ll awake to a noticeably brighter appearance.

Patch Work
Le Métier de Beauté Ultra Hydrating Eye Mask Duo
Le Métier de Beauté’s new under-eye mask is a favorite for in-flight pampering, although it works just as well as an at-home indulgence. With these two self-adhesive gel patches that contain a patented calming seaweed ingredient, fifteen minutes is all you need to get a good dose of nourishing hydration that helps eliminate dark circles and puffiness. Editor’s note: Pop these into the refrigerator for an extra-soothing experience.

Beauty Nostalgia: Reminiscing With…Charlotte Ronson

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The Pro: Charlotte Ronson, fashion designer and founder of the Charlotte Ronson beauty collection for Sephora.

The Product: “Some of my fondest memories growing up revolve around Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream. My mom would always wear it on her lips. It’s both shiny and matte, and has that distinctive waxy, Vaseline-y smell that reminds me of trips to the Elizabeth Arden salon when we moved to New York from London. My mom took me there for my first manicure on my sixth birthday—and that’s where the manicures stopped! During the colder months in the city, my sister, Sam, my brother, Mark, and I would put the Eight Hour Cream on our lips, under our noses, and pretty much smear it all over to protect from the wind and cold. It was a funny sight—our hair would stick to our faces in the wind. Sam and I were thrilled about using our mother’s product but our brother wasn’t so into it! Today, I still use [it] to keep my lips and skin soft and moisturized. And I put a little under my nose to prevent germs on the plane. But I did stop smearing it all over my face!”

Photo: Courtesy of Elizabeth Arden

Beauty Nostalgia: Reminiscing With…Jemma Kidd

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Beauty Nostalgia is a new, weekly column on Beauty Counter in which we ask influencers, tastemakers, and some of our favorite industry experts to wax poetic on the sticks, salves, and sprays that helped shape who they are today.

The Pro:Jemma Kid, London-born makeup artist and founder of Jemma Kidd cosmetics

The Product: “My mum always used to have Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream in the house, and it’s a product that takes me back down memory lane. It has this really distinctive smell, and whenever I smell it, I go back to being a 14-year-old. She used it for everything: lips, cracked hands, and my grandmother was a real believer in nourishing the eyelashes with a petroleum-based cream, so she would swipe this over the lashes, too. My mum is a lot like me—we come from the same pod. Our styles are very similar, we like the same look with clothes—a blazer and a pump—and she wears my makeup line. Even though I’m always trying out new formulas for products, I usually keep two tubes of the Eight Hour Cream with me. Lately I’ve started using the Eight Hour lip balm stick, which is less liquid-y than the original and in my kit these days. I’ve found it’s one of those products that you can put on so many different parts of the body to catch the light just right.”

Photo: Courtesy of Elizabeth Arden

Spray-Tan Danger: What You Need To Know; Lauren Hutton, Scissor Sister; And More…

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In what can only be described as a power move to end all power moves, Elizabeth Arden has purchased the fragrance licenses of Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj from Give Back Brands LLC. Coty Inc., which holds licenses for Beyoncé’s scent empire, not to mention the as-yet-unreleased Lady Gaga perfume, has no doubt taken note. [WWD]

Bad news for the sunless tanning industry—and lovers of glowing skin the world over: A panel of medical experts has revealed that the active chemical used in spray tans—dihydroxyacetone (DHA)—can potentially damage DNA and cause genetic alterations if inhaled. Perhaps it’s finally time to embrace the pale. [IBT]

Lauren Hutton revealed a short crop at Stella McCartney’s Resort presentation on Monday, and apparently, the American Gigolo star cut it herself! “I was closing up a house, and it felt like I needed more closure. I guess I was depressed. I’d been doing that thing where I read The Economist too much. You know, reading it front to back for weeks on end isn’t always good for you. Instead of suicide, I ran into the kitchen and grabbed a pair of poultry shears. I grabbed one half [of my hair] and went whack, and then I grabbed the other side and went whack again!” [The Cut]

Also in the crowd at McCartney’s show was a newly shorn Anne Hathaway, who, as it is widely known known, cut her hair to play Fantine in Les Misérables. But even though she snipped her long strands for a role, Hathaway is considering keeping them cropped. “I’m just so pleased with how I look, so I now quite like having short hair.” [NY Mag]

Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

Forbes Reveals The Beauty Biz Top 10; Nicki Minaj’s Purple Friday; And More…

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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]

Photo: Courtesy of Olay