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42 posts tagged "Kiehl’s Since 1851"

Beauty Etiquetter: How To Keep It Classy With Eyelash Extensions

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Beauty Etiquetter is a new column on Beauty Counter in which we address your beauty protocol predicaments with candid advice from industry experts and those in-the-know. To submit a question, email celia _ellenberg@condenast.com.

The Quandary: I want to try eyelash extensions but I’m somewhat intimidated by the menu of options—and myriad opportunity for mishaps. What should I ask for to get the most natural look?

The Expert in Residence: Soul Lee, eyebrow and eyelash specialist at Kiehl’s Spa 1851.

The Advice: “If you’re a first time client, it’s best to do a quick consultation ahead of time to discuss the look you want and to make sure you don’t have any reaction to the lash adhesive. It’s rare but happens sometimes. To create a natural effect—so it looks like you’re wearing mascara even when you’re not—your esthetician should mix about three or four different lash lengths on each lid. Doing all one length will definitely look fake. I like to start with an eight-millimeter length in the inner corners and then gradually increase tonine in the middle and ten or 11 at the outer corners. Also pay attention to the specific type of curl on the extension. A “J” shape is low and best if you have straight lashes while the “C” shape is more dramatic and better for who have a natural bend and don’t normally need to use an eyelash curler. As for the material, I always work with a blend of silk and synthetic extensions, which hold their shape well and have a medium weight. Mink lashes tend to be thinner and suited for those with very fine lashes. But keep in mind you’ll need to add a lot of mink lashes to build volume, so the cost will be higher.”

Photo: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images

Kiehl’s Gets Surreal For The Holidays

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Whether or not you’re ready to wrap your brain around this, the holiday shopping rush is on, at least at the beauty counter where the season’s reliable mix of sparkly makeup, festive scents, and package-deal kits have started rolling out to stores with gusto. This exciting time of the year on the retail calendar also means that Kiehl’s is back at it with its annual artist-commissioned labels for the best-selling Crème de Corps range. After inspiring images from Jeff Koons debuted last year, the New York apothecary brand has teamed up with pop surrealist superstar, Kenny Scharf for 2013, who has contributed Globo Mundo, an über colorful work, to the collaboration. In addition to two sizes of the classic Crème de Corps lotion and its Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter that have been adorned with Scharf’s design, the artist has also created the first-ever, fully decorated bottle of the skin salve as well as a limited-edition collectible “Squirt,” one of the his most popular characters that has been imagined as a miniature statuette in a limited quantity of 2,000 worldwide. 100-percent of profits from the sale of the collection will go to RxArt, a non-profit organization committed to fostering expression by engaging young patients admitted to pediatric hospitals in contemporary art—a cause for which it’s never too early to start spending.

Photo: Courtesy of Kiehl’s Since 1851

Chop And Shop

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New York’s growing appetite for barbershop/apothecary hybrids will be getting some more amuse bouche this week as the Ace Hotel’s newly opened outpost of Rudy’s barbershop unveils its corresponding concept store. Designed by WRK Design, the same firm behind the salon’s old-timey interiors, the space aims to combine retail therapy with gently priced cuts for style-conscious guys and gals. The aesthetic is essentially military commissary-chic; faded, institutional-green walls are accessorized with vintage X-ray glass-turned-light fixtures. Other features include a changing room that was a bathroom stall in a previous life. It’s somehow the perfect backdrop for the carefully edited selection of personal grooming products from lines like Kiehl’s, Bumble and bumble, Ursa Major, Le Labo and Baxter of California, as well as choice items from Rudy’s in-house range, which includes everything from bath bombs to reconceived army blankets. Black House Project dog beds, canvas totes by RTH and Kelty backpacks are also available for your purchasing pleasure. Fingers crossed the store makes the trip across the river when the West Coast shearing destination opens its next installment in Williamsburg.

Photo: Josh Farley

Kiehl’s Breathes In The Sweet Smell Of Success

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Kiehl’s has become a staple for nearly every single one of our beauty needs. Its Crème With Silk Groom was one of our first haircare loves, its soothing cucumber toner has long ranked at the top of the product list non-beauty friends ask us to retrieve for them (on a regular basis), and when it comes to body lotion, the brand’s legendary Crème de Corps is hard to beat. But fragrance isn’t typically something we seek out at the East Village apothecary-turned-international success story. While its Original Musk has flit in and out of our perfume arsenal for the past many years, a permanent library of well-crafted scents has never really been Kiehl’s forte—until now. The brand announced its new Aromatic Blends collection a few months ago, and we’ve been waiting relatively impatiently ever since to try it out. The range officially launched online today, and unsurprisingly, it does not disappoint. Comprising four scent families, the collection features ingredient duos that are naturally derived and sustainably sourced from all over the world: The Orange Flower and Lychee blend incorporates essences from the stem, flower, and leaf of the Moroccan bitter orange tree for a fuller-bodied finish; the Vanilla and Cedarwood concoction spotlights sustainably sourced Madagascar vanilla beans and smoky cedarwood from Virginia; the Nashi Blossom and Pink Grapefruit duo showcases natural grapefruit extractions; and the Fig Leaf and Sage pairing features Mediterranean sage notes for a sweet, nutty quality. More impressive are the advanced aromatic reproduction technologies the brand has employed to re-create the exquisite smell of exotic ingredients, like Japanese Nashi flower and fig leaves from Provence, which are too delicate to physically extract. Included in each range is a Body Cleanser, Fragrance (which works just as well on linens and interiors as it does when spritzed onto pulse points), and Body Lotion, which shares the same squalane, shea butter, and botanical oil formulation that makes Kiehl’s Crème de Corps such a standout. The big difference, however, is that now, when you lather it onto parched limbs and hands, it smells utterly intoxicating.

Photo: Courtesy of Kiehl’s Since 1851

Madonna Talks Beauty Icons; Setting The Bar For Brunette; And More…

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She might be one of the defining beauty icons of the eighties, but Madonna herself is inspired by icons of yesteryear. “I’m old school—I like a lot of the actresses from days gone by,” the new fragrance mogul says. “Like Marlene Dietrich, Rita Hayworth, Bette Davis. Women who are strong and opinionated and hardworking, productive, resourceful, working girls, working mothers, but they manage to look good, too.” [People]

Bar Refaeli is the latest model to go brunette—although her trip to the dark side was only temporary; the Israeli stunner’s recent twitpic of a new espresso shag with bangs is apparently just a wig. [Daily Mail]

Justin Timberlake reveals his beauty essentials! The “Sexy Back” singer swears by Kiehl’s Facial Fuel SPF 30, a Sonicare toothbrush, and a shaved head. “It’s just so easy,” he says. [E! via Details]

Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Coty