44 posts tagged "Gucci"
After at least two years of speculation, sources are indicating that a Gucci makeup line is officially in the works. But the question remains: will the Italian brand, which has had a licensing contract with Procter & Gamble Co.’s Prestige division since 2006, enlist P&G global creative design director, Pat McGrath to design the color collection? Here’s hoping. [WWD]
Don’t have the willpower to go on a real diet? Try the “miracle” tongue patch, a stamp-sized piece of surgical material that is stitched onto the tongue to make the consumption of food so painful, a liquid diet becomes compulsory. It might sound crazy, but it’s gaining popularity in Venezuela. [Time]
Paris Jackson, the King of Pop’s oldest daughter, may not be following in her father’s footsteps with a career in music, but she just might achieve her own superstardom the 21st century way—with a YouTube makeup tutorial channel. [NYDN]
Everyone’s free to wear sunscreen, just like Baz Luhrmann said in the nineties. But if you do so on the regular, you will in fact reduce the physical signs and speed of skin aging. Yes, you’ve presumably heard this many, many times before; but now there is scientific evidence to back up the claims. [NYT]
Reese Witherspoon is back to blonde. Following some, er, negative associations with her brooding brunette, the actress has returned to her former shade of honey gold, which she revealed this wekkend underneath the protection of a sun hat. [Daily Mail]
Spoiler alert: Kate Middleton is still the number-one hair icon in Great Britain, according to a survey recently conducted by Kérastase. [Hello]
Blake Lively’s Mother’s Day shopping was made easy, thanks to her lucrative fragrance contract with Gucci. “When [my mom] smelled my Gucci Premiere, the bottle was gone from my shelf in about two seconds,” the actress said when discussing how she planned on gifting her mom this past weekend. [InTouch]
Had Lively’s mother been a Chanel No. 5 fan, we imagine this new release from the French brand might have caught her eye: Today comes news that Chanel has created a limited-edition, giant bottle of the Grand Extrait version of its iconic scent, which is filled with nearly two pounds of perfume. The oversize flacon rings in at a whopping $4,200. [WSJ.]
In case you’ve somehow missed the barrage of bulletins from Paris—via Twitter, text, Instagram, Tumblr, and good old-fashioned phone calls—Cher (CHER!) is at the Fall collections.The legendary singer—and, lest you’ve forgotten, Academy Award-winning actress—made Gareth Pugh her first stop of the week yesterday and answered the burning question of whether or not that would be her only stop by showing up, arm in arm with Fergie, at Balmain this afternoon. At 66, the style icon still looks amazing and, it should be pointed out, is still very much on message. The red eye shadow Cher had slicked across her lids in the front row of Olivier Rousteing’s show happens to be the very same color many a face painter has gravitated towards for Fall. “There’s a sort of seventies feeling to it,” makeup artist James Kaliardos said of the cranberry tint that has turned up at Diane von Furstenberg, Gucci, and Anthony Vaccarello—and has long been a favorite makeup trick of the music legend, who is apparently still setting trends all these years later. Yet another reason to add the color to your eye-makeup arsenal, stat.
Last Spring, blue made a strong case for eye makeup color of the season, as liners and shadows in shades that ranged from aqua and turquoise to cobalt and navy turned up on the runways in full force. And it’s proved a hard habit to kick for Fall, too, as makeup artists like Diane Kendal and Hannah Murray have turned to midnight and robin’s-egg iterations of the hue at shows like Jason Wu and Topshop Unique, respectively. But there’s another color that’s staking a claim to the season, and it’s a rather unexpected one at that. “There’s a sort of seventies feeling to it,” James Kaliardos said of MAC’s forthcoming Rusted Red cream eye shadow that he blended onto lids backstage at Diane von Furstenberg, which followed a similar move by Charlotte Tilbury at Prabal Gurung, where she used the ruddy color to create a fresh, young, stained effect on eyes. In their more saturated outings, cranberry lids have showed up at Cynthia Rowley, courtesy of Romy Soleimani and her trusty compact of Stila Eyeshadow in Pigalle; at Altuzarra, where Tom Pecheux swiped MAC’s metallic raspberry eye shadow in Loves Lure underneath models’ lower lash lines for a “spooky” feel; and just yesterday at Gucci, where Pat McGrath borrowed a deep claret from Frida Giannini’s collection and turned it into a greasy, bold eye, replete with bleached brows for a molten finish. We have a feeling it won’t be the last we’ll be seeing of the color in Europe.
Like hemlines on a dress, you can often gauge the feeling of a season by the way Pat McGrath grooms an eyebrow. A bleaching proponent who is just as adept at sculpting full, bushy arches, McGrath is one of the industry’s best arbiters on beauty. So it goes without saying that we arrive backstage at Gucci every season—McGrath’s first big stop on what will be a whirlwind European tour—with high expectations. And they were met today, not because of what she did to brows, but what she didn’t do. “There were enough brows in New York,” the face painter said at Frida Giannini’s Spring show, leaving brows alone and referencing the minimalist, nineties beauty movement that reigned in Manhattan and required clean skin and beefed-up brows. “Let’s move on,” McGrath suggested, building a “strong eye” in contrast. “This is Milan. We’re not going to bore you with no makeup anymore.”
Applying a healthy dose of highlighter to cheekbones for a luxurious, luminous complexion, McGrath layered dark brown eye shadows and pencils across lids and underneath the lower lash line, focusing on an “almond, smoked-out” shape that anchored not one but two sets of false eyelashes. “It’s very Marisa Berenson but a little more natural,” said the woman known for applying upwards of ten lash sets to one model. The reference worked just fine for Luigi Murenu, who added seventies model and muse Maria Schiano to the inspirational mood board.
“It has a kind of sixties/seventies feeling to it—an Eastern, orientalist sophistication,” the coiffeur said of the Kiehl’s Clean Hold Styling Gel-slicked hair that he gathered into a low-slung knot at the nape of models’ necks. To give a sense of “structure and architecture” to the look, Murenu coated color-matched extensions with the same product and flat-ironed them so they resembled wooden panels, which he cut straight across and pinned into the base of the buns using John Frieda Frizz Ease Serum to smooth away errant strands. “Before they go out, they’re going to look like statues,” he surmised of the resulting stark uniformity.