11 posts tagged "Jurlique"
Gatsby buzz aside, there is another movie premiering at Cannes this week that’s making us wish we were sipping cocktails on La Croisette, the torrential downpours that have been plaguing the Côte d’Azur not withstanding. That’d be The Bling Ring, Sofia Coppola’s new film about a group of celebrity-obsessed teenagers living in Los Angeles who decide, for kicks, to burglarize the homes of Hollywood stars. After raiding the million-dollar designer closets of their victims—including Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan—and soaking up fame along the way, the gang is eventually nabbed and brought to justice, sort of. Here’s the most scintillating part: It’s a true story, reported in an article Nancy Jo Sales wrote for Vanity Fair in 2010, and starring Emma Watson in the big-screen adaptation. For more on the ridiculous vanity captured in every scene, Style.com caught up with the film’s lead makeup artist, Roz Music, to talk about tramp stamps, weekly spray tans, and the discontinued Chanel lipstick that Coppola flew in from Paris in order to get the perfect pink for a single scene.
How did you get involved with The Bling Ring?
Sofia and I are old friends, I had heard she was doing this movie, and I hoped—and suspected—she would ask me to do the makeup. Especially since it was shot in my hometown [Los Angeles].
How much of the makeup look was inspired by the actual teenagers who the film is based on?
Very little. There are a million kids out here in L.A. that look like the main characters. It’s a very particular style. I just took my camera out and Instagrammed for days, taking pictures of kids in their natural environment. I didn’t want Teen Vogue‘s version of how their closet would look. I wanted to see real kids doing their own thing. So I took a million pictures and that was my research.
So how, exactly, would you describe that rich-kid-L.A. look?
It’s like kids who are trying to look older than they are. They’re sixteen, but with the hairstyles and shoes of a 30-year-old. They’ve got short shorts and high, high heels. Some of the stuff was outrageous. I mean, they’re indulgent, bratty teenagers.
Considering her previous reputation as a do-gooding wizard, how did you go about turning Emma Watson into an “indulgent, bratty teenager”?
Well, we gave her a tramp-stamp tattoo! Emma’s character is one of those spiritual people who wants to express it on the outside—as in, she does yoga and talks about it all the time. She’s an eye-roll-y character. We wanted the tattoo to be an expression of that, so we went with a lotus flower.
Charlotte Kemp Muhl has something of a charmed life. The pouty-lipped model’s Maybelline contract and her duties to The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, the band she fronts with boyfriend Sean Lennon, mean a constant string of international gigs and high-profile photo shoots. But she’s finding inspiration in her more humble beginnings for her latest musical interlude. While growing up in Georgia, she wrote a handful of songs for her longtime best friend and classically trained choral singer Eden Rice, which the duo has unearthed to form Kemp & Eden. Their debut album, Black Hole Lace, has them falling somewhere between Kate Bush and Simon and Garfunkel and utilizing philosophical lyrics (“Athena sprang from Zeus’ head / Lobotomy or cesarean?”) and ethereal harmonies all culled from the tracks they penned in their early teens. “We’ve been writing new songs recently, but funny enough, they haven’t changed that much,” says Muhl. “Frankly, I was a lot more mature when I was 14 than I am now—I’m totally in my fart jokes phase.” Here, the duo talks to Style.com about homespun face masks, hoarding Gunne Sax dresses, and why sometimes music trumps modeling.
You’ve known each other since you were children—why come together now on a music project?
Charlotte Kemp Muhl: We had given up on our childhood ambitions of writing music and being in a band—it seemed like a pipe dream—until I met Sean. He heard us playing live on a guitar at The Dakota, at his mom’s house, and said, “I really want to produce it!” So we put out this acoustic EP.
Is the writing process a collaborative one?
CKM: I actually write all the songs technically, but Eden has major veto power, and I write what I think she would like because she’s the lead vocalist. She’s a much better singer than I am—she was in a choir her whole childhood. I’m more of the songwriter, and I sing harmonies. With The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, it’s a guy and a girl, 50-50, and it’s definitely more of a struggle and more of a fight [writing songs]. It’s interesting because that represents exactly a world between a male and a female brain, and I do a lot of androgynous, experimental stuff with that. With Eden, it’s really feminine; it’s very soft and romantic, and more about the ethereal.
Having busy lives, how do you find the time to work on Kemp & Eden?
Eden Rice: We live with each other!
CKM: We live in Sean’s house so we see each other almost every day. [But] it’s hard, we really have trouble finding time to work on any of our projects. Luckily, we’re able to work pretty fast once we decide to; we did that whole EP in a week. We’re ready to finish our next record, which is pretty much already recorded. We also got our own guitarist—we used to rely on Sean a little too much, he was our guitarist and producer and relying on his schedule was really difficult. We’ve been doing stuff ourselves, which has liberated us.
Whether you’re a true believer in the holiday for lovers or believe it’s a money-making scheme thought up by the card companies and chocolate makers of America, Valentine’s Day is coming. So we’ve put together a Top Ten list of sultry scents, luxe lipstick, pretty polishes, and more for you to fall in love with—even if a busy New York fashion week schedule will keep you from properly celebrating. As far as we’re concerned, there’s nothing wrong with postponing the flowers and fancy dinner for February 16. Just saying.
The Evocative Bauble: Joya Heart Solid Perfume Brooch
Sure, we could make jokes about wearing your heart on your sleeve, but we’d prefer to wear it on a lapel. This brooch boasts a gorgeous ornate design that houses a solid fragrance brimming with a blend of jasmine, honeysuckle, and musk—a surprising treat for anyone who can get close enough to the cool curio to take it all in.
The Pretty in Pink Polishes: New Black Ombré Nail Polish Set in Floyd
As most of us are clearly suckers for rose-colored anything this time of year, may we suggest a DIY gradient manicure, which goes from the palest pink to bright magenta?
The Bubble Bath Meant for Two: Lollia in Love Bubble Bath
For those couples who prefer to stay home and avoid New York’s V-Day restaurant scene, filling up your bathtub with this rose and jasmine scented bubble bath might add that necessary touch of romance to an evening spent watching a House Hunters marathon and eating takeout.
As anyone who’s survived a fashion week is well aware, you basically live out of your bag from sunrise until long past sunset (stopping home in between shows and after-parties is completely out of the question). So when it comes to purse size, the bigger the better—the better to hold your laptop, iPhone, digital camera, notebook, a pair of flats, and the assorted mix of miniature beauty products you will surely need to keep that pale complexion and those greasy bangs from getting in the way of street-style superstardom. Here, we’ve amassed a short list of our favorite shrunken-down beauty essentials to help you make it through the non-stop hustle and bustle of New York fashion week.
Tweezerman Itty Bitty Files
Raggedy nails are not a good look on anyone. Keep that manicure neat and groomed with these teeny, tiny emery boards packaged in a matchbook-sized case.
Tweezerman Itty Bitty Files, $4, www.tweezerman.com.
First Aid Beauty Repair Cream to Go
This latest bout of frigid weather is bound to leave your skin a bit chapped and red. Soothe and moisturize with this super-rich oatmeal, shea butter, and ceramide-enriched cream that works just as well on chapped cheeks as it does on frost-bitten fingers.
First Aid Beauty Repair Cream to Go, $15, www.sephora.com.
Supersmile Quikee No-Rinse Toothpaste
Smiling and schmoozing while sucking down Venti coffees is a deadly combination unless you have this potent paste on hand.
Supersmile Quikee No-Rinse Toothpaste, $6, www.supersmile.com.
Frais Skin Revitalizer + Makeup Remover Towelettes
Need a makeup redo between shows? Whip out one of these refreshing and hydrating cloths to quickly prep your face for that next round of concealer and mascara.
Frais Skin Revitalizer + Makeup Remover Towelettes, $8 for 7 sachets, www.beautyhabit.com.
Very few of us will be able to make it through fall and winter without getting a cold, or worse, the flu. And for those with wimpy immune systems, sickness happens far more than once a season. Since life and work must go on despite red blotchy skin, a sallow complexion, and dark under-eye circles, we asked makeup artist Tina Turnbow to offer a few tips on camouflaging the visible effects of feeling like total grossness. She’s a Chicago native, so she knows a thing or two about frigid weather-inspired maladies. Otherwise, we can’t say enough good things about a steady regimen of DayQuil and Sudafed PM.
With all the friction from persistent tissue-to-nose action, I can’t help but feel that foundation is completely out of the question when a head cold sets in. Or am I missing something?
I would suggest camouflaging with a tinted moisturizer that sinks in and protects the skin and won’t look too cakey or rub off. I love Chantecaille’s Just Skin Anti-Smog Tinted Moisturizer because it has great coverage and protects the skin from the environment.
What about general nose redness—what’s the best way to remedy those unfortunate Rudolph moments?
I really like Urban Decay’s 24/7 Concealer pencil. Just dab it on the tip of the nose and blend and it will totally stay put. I have also been using Mineral Fusion concealer, which is really good for the skin and has incredible coverage. You can also touch up throughout the day with a powder foundation such as La Mer’s The Treatment, which has skin-conditioning ingredients, or Benefit’s Get Even powder to eliminate the redness. Any yellow-based concealer or powder is the best option to counteract and camouflage redness.
Gotcha. What about combating dry, cracked skin?
The best thing to do for the dry, cracked skin around the nose is to exfoliate and moisturize. A washcloth rubbed gently on the nose and lips while in the shower is a good way to exfoliate. Then always use tissues that have aloe in them and avoid putting any powder on the scaly areas; it will only make them more obvious.
And for dry lips? Is there any way to give them some much needed color?
Well, first make sure to apply a good lip balm every night, like the ones by Amore Pacific or Burt’s Bees. Then Tarte’s Vitamin-Infused Lip Glosses protect against the environment and add color and healthy shine—or Korres’ Liquid Lipstick is richly pigmented and very moisturizing. If you would rather stick to your own lipstick collection, just make sure the shade you choose isn’t frosty or too dark, so crackage doesn’t show, and layer it on top of Origins’ Underwear for Lips.
With lack of sleep and flulike symptoms come puffy and watery eyes. What’s a girl to do?
Clinique’s All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage is really excellent for de-puffing. You can also try lubricating eye drops by Refresh or Similasan for dry-eye relief. With eye makeup, use shades with yellow undertones, like warm peachy matte hues. Try Three Custom Color’s Clarifying Eye Pencils along the inner rim to eliminate redness, and pile on the mascara—I like L’Oréal’s Voluminous Million Lashes—to distract.
Any good ideas for making lackluster skin look a little less…meh?
Try adding a touch of color with the Chantecaille Just Skin tinted moisturizer in Glow or something a shade warmer to blend into your usual color for a healthier tone. Add a nice cream blush with a golden peachiness; you don’t want anything pink on already pink cheeks! I recommend either Tarte Cheek Stain in Tipsy or NARS Cream Blush in Cactus Flower. Also, fair-skin types can add Fresh High Noon Freshface Glow or warmer types can use Twilight—they both have rosewater, cucumber, and algae that balance moisture.
Do you have any all-around favorite cold-weather combating products?
Definitely. It’s all about conditioning the skin, protecting it as much as possible, and using the nighttime to intensely hydrate and treat it. For serums, I like Intral Darphin Redness Relief Soothing Serum or Juice Beauty’s Soothing Serum. During the daytime, there is NUDE Skincare’s Advanced Smoothing Complex, which has loads of hyaluronic acid to trap moisture, or REN’s Hydra-Calm Global Protection Day Cream. For the eye area, try La Mer’s Eye Balm Intense, the name kind of says it all; and Aquaphor is definitely the best lip protectant. Cleanse your face at night with a gentle moisturizing cleanser like Jurlique Soothing Foam Cleanser or NARS Gentle Cream Cleanser, then moisturize with WEI White Lotus Hydrating Cream. White lotus is an ingredient that helps the skin retain moisture. I also love a soothing mask like Arcona’s Wine Hydrating Mask, and misting several times a day with Jurlique Lavender Hydrating Mist.