38 posts tagged "Estee Lauder"
Following a ten-year period in which it launched not a single perfume, Estée Lauder will reenter the fragrance fold this fall with a new scent called Modern Muse. Intended to reassert the New York brand as a “fragrance powerhouse,” the cool woods, mandarin, tuberose, lily, and two types of jasmine-tinged eau will also feature a Craig McDean-lensed ad campaign starring Arizona Muse. [WWD]
She may be in the midst of a pesky lawsuit with the haircare company she once fronted, but Katy Perry’s perfume business is booming. The pop star launched her third fragrance, Killer Queen, last night in New York. [Just Jared]
Remember the transgender Canadian beauty queen who took on Donald Trump for the right to appear in his Miss Universe pageant? Well, in lieu of the pageant’s coveted crown, she’s getting an E! network reality series. Seems right. [THR]
Turkish Airlines, Turkey’s fourth largest carrier, has banned its flight attendants from wearing red lipstick and red nail polish, a move that is reportedly aimed at keeping its crews “artless and well-groomed,” with makeup in pastel tones. A natural look allegedly “improves communication with passengers,” the airline’s executives claim. The horror! [Guardian]
There’s something about spring that makes us really excited about blush—like, really excited. It’s not that we don’t use the cheek enhancer in the winter months—we do—but the experience lacks the enthusiasm with which we grab for a stick, pot, or palette of pink pigment when temperatures climb toward the 70 degree mark. Lucky for us, April’s showers have brought May flowers—and a cornucopia of flush-fashioning creams, liquids, powders, and gels to play with. Here, five of our favorite new offerings.
Estée Lauder Pure Color Cheek Rush in 04 Techno Jam
As part of Lauder’s summer Cello Shots collection of gel-based, pop-y lip and cheek colors, this buildable water-light formula imparts a subtle see-through stain.
Twist and Pout
Revlon Baby Stick in Sunset
Revlon artistic director Gucci Westman’s favorite multitasking tinted balm is back for spring in a limited-edition palette of three new colors, including this transparent cerise. The emollient twist-up stick has a buttery-smooth consistency that glides on, leaving behind just a hint of dewy color. As an added bonus, the miniature tube fits nicely in any number of well-appointed bags or clutches.
Loco for Coco
Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée
Josie Maran may have made Argan oil the signature ingredient in her green-leaning color collection, and there’s some of the emollient elixir in her latest launch, too. But these innovative blushes also harness the hydrating benefits of coconut water to create a new-era product that applies like a cooling cream blush with the staying power of a stain.
Edward Bess Blush Extraordinaire in Bed of Roses
This velvety compact probably has the most impressive color payoff of the bunch, but it’s not heavy—far from it. Instead, Bess’ ultrafine powder blends into the skin for a beautiful natural finish that can be worn sheer or ultra-concentrated.
Bobbi Brown Limited-Edition Shimmer Brick Compact in Lilac Rose
For a fresh flush and a dose of illuminating radiance, nothing beats a shimmer brick. Brown’s iconic palette has gotten a frosty update for spring, featuring bright pink, golden pink, and icy pink pearl pigments housed in her signature glossy black mirrored compact.
The Fall shows weren’t short on surprise appearances from big-name models (Malgosia! Isabeli! Kristen McMenamy! Kirsten Owen!) Still, there was one boldfaced catwalker who went notably missing from the runway: That’d be French stunner and Estée Lauder face Constance Jablonski, who was otherwise occupied with shoots for the beauty giant—including this one. Lauder has produced a day-in-the-life video with the unlikely superstar, who shot to international fashion fame after her brother sent pictures of her to an agency in the North of France “for the fun of it.” Click to watch Jablonski take the streets of New York, and read on below to find out what makes her tick—including a newfound obsession with acting. Could the silver screen be next for Constance? We’ll be watching.
Favorite Fall Shows: “I really loved Proenza Schouler, Givenchy, Haider Ackermann, and Louis Vuitton.”
New York or Paris? “I will never be able to choose. New York for the unique mix of people, the energy, the opportunity, and the dream! Paris for the most beautiful city, the romance, my French roots, and the little terraces in spring, where you can hang out all evening.”
What are you listening to right now? “I listen to so many different kinds of music. Right now, I’m addicted to Florence and the Machine, Depeche Mode, and Damien Rice.”
What are you reading right now? “I’m actually reading the book by Harold Guskin, How to Stop Acting. I want to learn about the acting world.”
You’re trapped on a desert island, and the only beauty product you can have with you is…: “[It's] a real struggle to choose! I would have to take my [Estée Lauder] Bronze Goddess Sun Indulgence Lotion for Face SPF 30.”
Snack-attack indulgence: “Cashew nuts.”
Favorite designers: “There are too many! Olivier Theyskens, Hedi Slimane, Stella McCartney, and Olivier Rousteing at Balmain.”
If you weren’t a model, you’d be…: “I would probably be a plastic surgeon.”
The one piece of clothing you can’t live without is…:“My Perfecto leather jacket. It’s a timeless piece that works both day and night, and can be casual or chic.”
The best perk about my job is… “The great thing about being a model is that you can ask all of the amazing hairdressers to give you a haircut on set or backstage at a shoot. I actually remember my last haircut; Odile Gilbert did it in Paris.”
Where do you go when you need to unwind? “Marrakech. A Moroccan bath can be so relaxing.”
In this, the age of nonstop collaboration—and even more nonstop beauty collections inspired, however loosely, by movies and TV shows—the makeup range Estée Lauder debuted last Spring, timed to the Mad Men season-five premiere, still managed to stand out. It was a quality thing, sure; Lauder doesn’t do anything at half capacity, so the rose-hued Creme Rouge blush and Signature Lipstick that were inspired by the sixties style that the AMC drama has become known for catered to a modern makeup audience with formulas that benefited from about fifty years of advancements in production. It was a design thing, too, however, as Lauder didn’t just channel the show’s sixties heritage but its own packaging archive as well—an archive, it should be noted, that runs deep. With Mad Men’s sixth season set to premiere April 7, the beauty giant has just debuted a second pretty partnership that boasts all the same standout features. Working with a pink palette this time, there is a See-Thru Blush in Light Snow; a Rich, Rich Lipstick in Pinkadelic; and a requisite Nail Lacquer in the shimmering Pink Paisley—all of which are housed in vintage green, blue, and white paisley-print boxes, a motif that also appears on the blush’s gold compact. If you’re not already counting down the days to find out what’s been going on at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce since we last left Don, Peggy, Megan, and co., we imagine this should do the trick.
Isabel Marant is a favorite stop on our Paris tour, as much for the clothes as for the hair and makeup. With a casting like the one the reigning queen of Parisian cool typically commands—which this season garnered perennial French favorites like Aymeline Valade and Julia Frauche, as well as an international coterie of catwalkers cut from the same cloth, like Nadja Bender, Kasia Struss, and Caroline Brasch Nielsen—very little is needed to ensure that models are runway-ready. But it’s that deliberate, light-handed approach that is so impressive. For Fall, the face-painting reins were handed over to Estée Lauder creative makeup director Tom Pecheux, who knows a thing or two about channeling that special brand of effortless, French chic. “I’ve known [Marant] for a long time; I do a lot of her campaigns, and it’s a really good connection between Isabel and me—and me and Estée Lauder,” he explained, shouting out the beauty giant that picked up sponsorship duties here for the first time.
To ensure that skin looked flawless “but not too made-up,” Pecheux focused most of his energy on a pre-makeup facial treatment. “The massage takes 25 minutes, the makeup takes five minutes,” he joked, creating small, circular motions with a mixture of Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex and Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher, as well as an emollient layer of its Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Creme on top. If needed, Pecheux applied a minimal coverage of its Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup before giving everyone a subtle dusting of its Lucidity Translucent Loose Powder in Transparent for a “matte satin” finish. Working on a “friendly, not aggressive” contour, Pecheux used a mixture of Lauder’s Pure Color Blush in Sensuous Rose and Blushing Nude to sculpt the face with peachy hues, instead of sharper taupes and browns, before “flattening” eyes with a swipe of the light beige shade in its Pure Color EyeShadow Duo in Vanilla Pods. To lift lids back up again, he scrawled a barely perceptible stroke of shimmering gray shadow from its forthcoming Pure Color Instant Intense EyeShadow Trio in Smoked Chrome right onto the lash line to catch the light as models walked. “We’re doing everything but mascara,” he laughed, curling lashes and slicking on a nude lip while beefing up arches with Lauder’s Artist’s Brow Pencil/Double Groomer. “In France, you think of the eyebrows,” Pecheux elaborated of the face-framing touch. “It’s [our] version of the British rose [complexion].”
Paul Hanlon became another newly christened member of team Marant after shooting with the photographer David Sims on the set of Marant’s Spring ad campaign in Saint-Tropez. “I’m a big fan of her,” Hanlon said with genuine enthusiasm. “Every girl who sits in my chair says she wants to wear the clothes, which is a refreshing environment to be in.” Trying to work a bit of consistency back into the fold, Hanlon gave everyone extensions, not to lengthen but to thicken the hair, before applying Frédéric Fekkai Full Volume Mousse to add a subtle texture. “[Marant] wanted the hair to look more conditioned than it has,” Hanlon said, layering in its Silky Straight Ironless Smooth Finish Serum. “Like a young Carla Bruni or Jane Birkin—not so rock ‘n’ roll,” he explained of the barely perceptible shift in focus. Fashioning loosely centered parts, Hanlon proceeded to run lengths through a curling iron, just once, to create a very soft wave that he spritzed with a bit of water and shook out to “lighten the richness.” The Isabel Marant girl isn’t interested in a just-out-of-the-salon set, after all.