2 posts tagged "Kevyn Aucoin Beauty"
Everyone has a nail-polish range these days. What was once a specialty market in a sea of cosmetics has become an essential line extension, not just for beauty companies but fashion companies as well (Kate Spade, Eres, and American Apparel are just a few clothing brands that have capitalized on the past three years of collective lacquer love). But Kevyn Aucoin Beauty has remained curiously polish-free, even as nail hysteria effectively sank in, and while the late makeup genius’ namesake range finally joins the varnish game this month, it includes just a single limited-edition product, in a refreshing change of pace. Introducing: Kevyn Aucoin The Nail Lacquer in Blood Roses. Inspired by the face painter’s favorite color, the sleek glass bottle encases a creamy deep berry plum polish with a black base. No kitschy texturizers, stickers, or 3-D appliqués here; just pure, beautiful—dare we say, timeless—nail color. Even in an increasingly saturated market, there’s surprisingly not enough of that to go around these days.
Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams swear by makeup artist and Stila founder Jeanine Lobell’s steady hand for their red-carpet cameos. But since it was announced last year that Lobell was to become the chief creative director of Kevyn Aucoin Beauty, we’ve seen little of the famed face painter’s work in her new role. Enter Vogue Japan, which got Lobell to showcase a whole lot of it for a July beauty supplement starring a fresh-faced Freja Beha Erichsen and standouts from the Kevyn Aucoin line. True to her signature style, Lobell kept her focus mostly on the skin, buffing a totally flawless bronzed finish onto Erichsen’s complexion and doing little else, save for some smudged black mascara and a paled-out pout. Turns out you don’t need fluorescent lips and tips to do summer beauty right. We’re psyched to see what kind of compacts and skin finishers Lobell dreams up for her full-scale KAB debut—whenever that may be.