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Emma’s In Love With Lancôme—For Real, This Time; L’Eau de Chloé Is On Its Way; And More…

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Remember that Emma Watson campaign for Lancôme’s Rouge In Love Lipstick that leaked onto the Internet last week? Turns out it was just a prototype. But have no fear: The actual ad has also leaked. [Racked]

Titanic enthusiasts, ready your checkbooks: Thousands of artifacts salvaged from the great ship’s underwater grave—including a number of “still-fragrant,” turn-of- the-century perfume bottles—will be auctioned off in April. [NYT]

Renowned fashion critic Cathy Horyn has published her own rendition of the year’s most memorable (and most forgettable) fashion moments. At the top of her list? Designers’ embrace of nail polish collaborations, which she seems to have tired of. “Fashion should look for a new accessory,” Horyn writes. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Prepare yourselves for the reemergence of the nude nail. [Fashionista]

Good news for Chloé fragrance fans: a new flanker of the house’s much-loved signature scent will arrive in February in the form of L’Eau de Chloé, a distilled rose water, citrus, and patchouli eau. [WWD]

Photo: Courtesy of Racked

Emma Watson’s In Love With Lancôme, And More…

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We talked with Emma Watson a few months back about her gig as the face of Lancôme’s new Rouge in Love collection, and now the first images of the forthcoming campaign due out this spring have hit the Web. And it’s artsy. [Racked]

Proactiv has named its latest celebrity collaborator. Glee‘s Naya Rivera will follow in the footsteps of Jessica Simpson, Katy Perry, and Justin Bieber as the new face of clear skin. [Us]

Adriana Lima set tongues wagging last month with her “liquid diet” routine, and now fellow Victoria’s Secret model Marisa Miller is stirring the pot as well. According to Miller, the best way to lose weight is to spend more time wearing less. “Eating smart is all about having an awareness of your body. The most obvious way to do that is by seeing it. I don’t think I could eat a plate of nachos naked—could you?” Strictly logistically speaking, probably not. [USA Today]

Bad news for frankincense lovers. The fragrant resin is facing a serious decline thanks in large part to overuse in the perfume industry. [BBC]

Photo: Courtesy of Racked

Kate Moss’ Mommy Makeunder; Emma Watson Goes Nouvelle Vague For Lancôme; And More…

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As loyal viewers of Keeping Up With the Kardashians are well aware, the family does not mess around when it comes to branding. Its fragrance empire—which includes three different scents from Kim and one from Khloe and her husband, Lamar Odom—reportedly rakes in $50 million a year and “hasn’t peaked yet,” according to the beauty business’ CEO. We foresee a signature scent for sister Kourtney in the not so distant future. [WWD]

Kate Moss may be best known as the glamorous face of brands like Calvin Klein, David Yurman, and Chanel, but her daughter Lila Grace likes her au naturel. “She likes the fresh-faced, natural mummy, when I’ve got my hair in a bun and no makeup on,” the supermodel says of the 9-year-old who isn’t much into makeup yet, according to Moss, but does already have a love for nail art. [Daily Mail]

When Justin Bieber cut his signature, side-swept bangs earlier this year, teenage fan girls weren’t the only ones left heartbroken. The Bridge Direct Jay Foreman, a Florida-based toy company that had already begun production on miniature Biebers for the holidays, had to shell out about $100,000 to reoutfit their dolls with Bieber’s new coif. [Billboard]

Emma Watson’s much-discussed film for Lancôme’s Trésor Midnight Rose has finally hit the Web, and the actress not only stars in the short but also reportedly helped pick its concept, which is meant to be a nod to Jean-Luc Godard’s classic Breathless. [Elle U.K.]

Ever wonder how team OPI comes up with all of those cheeky shade names? Apparently it’s as easy as polling its brain trust following inspirational marketing trips each season—like the tour around America they took for fall, which is where French Quarter for Your Thoughts (a dark gray) and Are We There Yet (a warm coral) have their origins. [L.A. Times]

Photo: Film Magic / Getty Images

The Duchess, Deconstructed Backstage at L’Wren Scott

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“It’s a forties-era woman who’s traveled to the French Riviera and has been kissed by the sun,” Lancôme artistic director of makeup Aaron De Mey said of the L’Wren Scott face for Spring. “She’s pretty but she’s not too cosmetic or perfect—she’s a rock ‘n’ roll duchess,” he added. De Mey achieved this ideal by dipping heavily into tawny, earthen tones—mixing shades of Lancôme Teint Miracle Foundation two shades darker than the models’ own skin tones with face moisturizer and sweeping its Star Bronzer in Solaire across the high points of the face to catch the light. On eyes, De Mey drew Lancôme Le Crayon Khol in Black Coffee into the roots of lashes and directly onto the crease, blending it up toward the brows for an I’ve-been-out-all-night smudged effect. He cut the intensity of the liner with dazzling shadows from Lancôme’s 5 Pan Palette in Golden Frenzy, placing metallic pigment into the inner corners and smudging clear gloss (Lancôme Juicy Tubes in Pure) over the lids for a luminous, “deconstructed” effect. A coat of Color Design lipstick in Bronze Show on medium skin and L’Absolu Nu in Satin Toffee on darker complexions provided a rich, chocolate-rosy lip.

Coiffing star Serge Normant played to the deconstructed theme, too, spinning strands into a French twist that looked like it had been hit with a strong gust of wind. “This woman is just getting off the boat,” Normant said (read: yacht). “Her hair is disheveled but it still has an air of sophistication.” He struck that balance by pinning the back portion of hair into the twist but leaving the front out to create finger waves around the face that he misted with his Serge Normant Meta Revive Dry Shampoo, teased, and then brushed for a gauzy texture. “I want to look at the models and still feel the wind blowing through the hair,” he said.

Photo: Courtesy of Lancome

Backstage at Victoria Beckham, We All Shine On

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We had only been backstage at the New York Public Library for a few minutes before the season’s early beauty buzzwords were verbalized. “She’s sporty, handsome, and confident,” makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury said of the “chromatic palette with an element of androgyny” that she was using to create the Victoria Beckham woman for Spring.  The color scheme came by way of a dewy application of Lancôme Teint Miracle foundation for a flawless base, which Tilbury topped with its Star Bronzer, a matte golden powder, for contour. Dotting Lancôme’s Écat Miracle golden illuminator on top of cheekbones to highlight, Tilbury added a swipe of its Liner Design in Star Bronze along lids, mixing the gilded gel liner with moisturizer to complete her honey-hued homage. As for the androgyny bit, that was the result of a strong, slightly arched brow that Tilbury drew on using Lancôme’s Le Crayon Poudre brow pencil and a dab of its Juicy Tubes in Pure, a clear gloss, which she patted onto lids to make them look wet.


Wet, that other oft-overheard backstage edict, was also on Redken creative consultant Guido Palau’s agenda. “It’s girly but sophisticated,” Palau said of the “Catherine Deneuve, classic schoolgirl,” half-up/half-down he sculpted, prepping hair with Redken’s Hardwear 16 Super Strong Gel and its Glass 01 Smoothing Serum. Brushing strands back and securing them in a top section with a long, silver Goody barrette, Palau scrunched the back section with Redken Guts 10 for texture that was “a little punk-y.” When asked his thoughts on why the hairstyling establishment has shown an early preference for damp hair, Palau didn’t reference the unpredictable and inclement New York weather. “Sometimes,” he said, “shine just feels right.”

Photo: Courtesy of Lancome