August 30 2014

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3 posts tagged "Jane Birkin"

Lancôme For Carla, Jane Birkin’s Beauty Regimen, And More…


Sarah Palin made her debut on Oprah today. Hopefully, you set your DVR so you can hold a post-work viewing session, but in the mean time: a hairstyle retrospective to get properly fired up. [Huff Po]

Lancôme has become a patron of the Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Foundation, launching a program called Lancôme Revelations, which aims to introduce disadvantaged French students to creative professions in their last year of high school. What, no spokesperson deal? [WWD]

Jane Birkin’s beauty secrets revealed! The 62-year-old admits to making peace with sun-worshipping and a general “less is better” mantra. We hate cakey foundation face, too, JB. [Daily Mail]

Facial clarity, not symmetry, is now believed to be the leading factor in determining attractiveness. We’re of the mind that a little of both will take you a long way, but maybe that’s just us. [Daily Mail]

Did you know that being a minority shareholder in a cosmetics company means that you too get sued if something shady goes down? Neither did Sigourney Weaver. [Post Chronicle]

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From Blue Jeans To Base Notes


Lee Cooper, the legendary jeanswear company that opened its doors a century ago, announced this week that it will enter the beauty world with a signature scent slated to debut in 2010. You might know the brand best for the collaborative line it launched last spring with model/singer Lou Doillon, who is reportedly on a three-year contract with the denim retailer. She would seem to be a natural choice to front a prospective women’s fragrance campaign. With our fingers already crossed that Charlotte Gainsbourg will be the face of the upcoming Balenciaga fragrance, there’s a chance the spawn of Jane Birkin will be taking over the fragrance industry in the very near future. Celebutantes beware.


The Face Of Chanel: Step-By-Step Instructions


Being a brand spokesperson for Chanel extends beyond lending your image to a fragrance ad here and there. As the face of Coco Mademoiselle, Keira Knightley also makes appearances at certain Chanel functions, such as yesterday’s Couture show in Paris, where the 24-year-old screen star naturally showed up in a head-to-toe Karl Lagerfeld creation, with a glossy new haircut to boot. Knightley’s eye-grazing fringe called to mind Jane Birkin in her glory days, but her makeup look was 100 percent modern. Makeup artist Kay Montano tended to the actress preshow with an arsenal of Chanel products. “I thought Keira’s makeup should be very ingenue in contrast to her traditional attire,” Montano said of Knightley’s mauve eyes, natural flush, and nude/pink lip. Below, the face painter cues us in on what she used to get the look.


Montano kept Knightley’s skin very translucent with Chanel Vitalumière sheer foundation in Clair, followed by a light dusting of Poudre Universelle in Beige to give her a soft, matte texture. She then applied Chanel’s new Fandango blush, a beige-y peach, to the cheeks for a natural flush.


After liberally smudging a brown eye pencil around her lash line, Montano applied a Chocolate Plum shadow from Les 4 Ombres in Mystic Eyes onto Knightley’s lids, completing the look with liquid liner on her top lash line, extended to a flick at the ends. A few coats of Exceptionnel de Chanel Mascara in black topped it all off.


Combining touches of the beige, brick, and pink shades from Chanel’s new, limited-edition Lèvres Signées Chanel satin lip cream palette, Montano created an intricate version of the classic nude lip with flecks of warm color.

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