17 posts tagged "La Mer"
Among the few celebrities whose red carpet moves we have historically tracked closely for beauty inspiration, Carey Mulligan ranks fairly high. Besides being remarkably easy on the eyes, the actress has mastered the fine art of elegance with a twist, both in her dress and beauty choices, when she hits the red carpet. For the latter, Mulligan has Aussie-born makeup artist Georgie Eisdell to thank. Eisdell, who kicked off her makeup career in Sydney while still a teenager, quickly climbed the beauty ranks, becoming an editorial darling and favorite among a coterie of style-savvy celebrities including Mulligan, Dianna Agron (with Eisdell, left), Diane Kruger, Christina Hendricks, and Saoirse Ronan. With Gatsby just hitting theaters, the past two weeks have seen Mulligan pounding the red carpet circuit hard. “My favorite looks for Carey vary,” shares Eisdell. “Her skin is incredible so I always love to enhance that and give her an extra glow. She is quite a chameleon so it makes it very easy for me; everything suits her.” Eisdell’s go-to red carpet products for Mulligan? “Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels; I use them on all my clients because they cool, de-puff, and tone the skin,” she says. “I love my Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen, too. I use it under the eyes to brighten the area and it’s so fine that it doesn’t cake. Lastly I can’t do without my La Mer The Powder; it sets makeup and is kind of my secret weapon to glowing skin.” Here, Eisdell shares some of the beauty bets she reserves for her own big nights out—and the daily grind in between.
The Balm Par Excellence: Lucas’ Papaw Ointment
“This is from Australia and is literally the best lip balm on the planet. There is nothing that heals chapped lips better. It is also amazing for bites, burns, and it’s great to put on dry elbows. The other thing I love to use this product for is when you are breaking in new shoes: Rub a little on the inside of the shoe where it rubs, and you find yourself blister free with perfectly broken in shoes from day one.”
Available at www.newlondonpharmacy.com.
The One and Only Moisturizer: Crème de la Mer Soft Cream
“I cannot live without this moisturizer. It is perfect for every season; I feel like it injects moisture into my skin instantly. It feels light, yet gives so much hydration. It’s the perfect base for makeup!”
Available at www.cremedelamer.com.
The Desert Island Beauty Product: Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Medium
“If there was only one product I could have, this would be it. This bronzer is so light on the face; it doesn’t have a powdery finish so it can be used over powder, or on clean skin. The color is perfect! It’s so natural and never makes people look over-tanned or orange. It adds the perfect amount of sun-kissed color to the face.”
Available at www.bobbibrown.com.
The Cleansing Necessity: Clarisonic
“This is the only way to wash your face fully. Other than it being a really chic looking appliance, it cleans the skin so well without being too harsh. It removes significantly more dirt, loosens impurities from your pores, and it leaves you so smooth and glowing.”
Available at www.clarisonic.com.
As Jo Malone London’s style editor, Charlotte Stockdale approaches fragrance as she does fashion—with an understated elegance and glamour. In her unique role—the first for the Brit perfume purveyor—the fashion director of i-D will do everything from curate collaborations with tastemakers and influencers and mastermind campaigns to host chic parties aplenty, like the recent soirée at her London flat earlier this month, in which designer Roland Mouret and both Simon and Yasmin Le Bon toasted her new appointment. Of course, all this comes easily to Stockdale, who multitasks as a super-stylist and has consulted for the likes of Karl Lagerfeld. As the fashion pack descends upon London this weekend, Style.com caught up with Stockdale to talk about scents, what’s in her makeup bag, and the best spots for recuperating in between shows, from the U.K. to Paris.
The Trusted Hairstylist: Alex Brownsell at Bleach Hair Salon
“Alex is brilliant and immediately understands what it is that you want—whether it be a completely outrageous new look or something simply natural.”
For locations, visit www.bleachlondon.co.uk.
The Nail Artist: DIY Magic
“I do my own nails, and always with a Chanel polish as their colors are always on trend. Their matte top coat is an absolute essential!”
Chanel Beauté des Ongles Mat Top Coat, $26, www.chanel.com.
The Complexion Perfectors: Three for Three
“I use The Mist and The Hydrating Infusion by Crème de la Mer twice a day, every day. I can’t live without them. And the Jo Malone Vitamin E Body Scrub is my perfect exfoliator—it leaves my skin so soft and smooth.”
Big strides have been made in the beauty industry to promote breast cancer awareness since Evelyn Lauder co-created the pink ribbon initiative back in 1992. Almost twenty years later, every October now sees the debut of limited edition, charitable releases. Here, we’ve handpicked five of our favorite ways to shop for the cure.
What: OPI’s limited-edition Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts
Why: This is the first pink in the brand’s popular Shatter Nail Lacquers series, which includes texturizing varnishes that are free of DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde. Every purchase through October will go towards OPI’s annual $25,000 contribution to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Lather, Rinse, Give Back
What: Gianna Rose Atelier’s Soap
Why:These triple-milled, blush-toned bars are scented with fresh linen and embossed with a demure pink ribbon. A portion of the proceeds from the limited-edition set will be donated to the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation, but act fast: The boxes are sold out online but a few are still available by calling the company directly.
$25, 800-604-6234, www.giannarose.com.
Skin Is In
What: Origins Make A Difference Skin Rejuvenating Treatment
Why: Designed for all skin types, Origin’s limited edition cream-gel moisturizer contains Rose of Jericho and light-resistant oceanic flora to help boost moisture levels and repair UV damage. Plus, five dollars of each North American sale through October goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. It’s a win-win.
What: La Mer Pink Ribbon Lip Balm
Why: La Mer’s lip salve contains a highly potent concentration of the famous nutrient-rich broth found in its world renowned crème along with lipids and mint to soften and plump lips for hours. This month, ten dollars of each sale will go directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
The Perfect Pinks
What: Bobbi Brown Pink Ribbon Collection High Shimmer Lip Gloss & Lip Color
Why: From the queen of natural beauty comes a limited-edition lip set containing a pink-y beige lipstick and sparkly gloss that look gorgeous on their own or layered together. Ten dollars of each sale through October goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Summer’s almost here, which means two things: It’s time to buy some sunscreen and to figure out how you can give back on World Oceans Day. Occurring annually on June 8 since 1992, it’s a day for recognizing how integral the world’s water systems are to our continued existence and for ensuring their preservation and protection. For the past six years, La Mer has done its part by partnering with Oceana, the world’s largest international ocean advocacy organization; the sea kelp Dr. Max Huber used to create the brand’s patented “Miracle Broth” has watery beginnings, after all.
This year, in addition to launching a limited-edition, commemorative jar of La Mer’s famed Crème, the company has partnered with Soundwalk, the international collective known for its audio city tours, to create the Seven Seas Sound Mix. As its name suggests, it takes listeners on a guided audio tour of seven different bodies of water. Each tour is narrated by an environmentally conscious boldfacer while natural sounds and music gathered on the respective site play in the background. British sailor Samantha Davies waxes poetic about Pointe de Trévignon, in Brittany, France; adventurer and environmentalist David De Rothschild discusses the Pacific Ocean on board his catamaran the Plastiki; French actress Mélanie Laurent discusses the Irish Sea from Greystones, Ireland; Chinese actor Liu Ye takes a dip in the East China Sea in Qingdao, China; architect Philippe Starck shares the view from Bassin d’Arcachon in L’ile aux Oiseaux, France; and world champion free diver Guillaume Néry gets inspired by the Mediterranean Sea from Kalamata, Greece. In our exclusive sneak peek at the series, Spike Jonze directs Japanese actress (and Karl Lagerfeld muse) Rinko Kikuchi as she takes another look at the Med from Ibiza, Spain (click above to watch). “Floating on the sea looking up at the sky…somehow I don’t feel fear,” Kikuchi says as she splashes around. “But I feel strongly that I am in good hands.”
All seven installments will be available on iTunes on June 8, in both iPhone and iPad app form.
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.