August 21 2014

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Four Makeup Looks Are Better Than One, Backstage At Lanvin


There was a push for idiosyncrasy over consistency in Alber Elbaz’s Fall Lanvin offering, which meant one uniform makeup look simply would not have worked here. “It’s strong but individual,” Pat McGrath explained of the—count them—four different faces she sent out onto the runway. “There’s a brow, a lip, a very graphic eye, and a smoky eye,” she pointed out, explaining that Elbaz chose the lips based on specific show looks and then McGrath just “mixed [things] up” after that. That deep, matte, fuchsia-laced sanguine mouth was the standout, though, if anything because it marked yet another appearance of the season’s statement lip, which has been overwhelmingly matte. “It just has been that way. People want that sophistication. And with the skin…” McGrath continued, referencing the similarly powdered complexions that have made dewy finishes look downright outdated. “Fashion’s about extremes,” she surmised.

Varied as it may have been, there was a collective sense of ladylike proportion to Elbaz’s clothes, which he deliberately threw off with chunky necklaces, menswear-inspired flat shoes—and a messy low ponytail “drenched” in shine, according to Guido Palau. “The clothes are quite ornate, so he didn’t want it to look too bourgeois,” Palau elaborated of why he kept strands purposefully easy, as though models had pulled them back themselves and, in the case of Kati Nescher and Suvi Koponen—the show’s opener and closer, respectively—topped them with a festive headpiece. Every girl got a hefty dose of Redken Shine Flash 02 Glistening Mist to create a damp texture before Palau applied a slick of its forthcoming Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine serum. But he didn’t bother with extensions to achieve one consistent length. “The girls with the short hair are staying short,” he said, motioning to Catherine McNeil, Karlie Kloss, and Saskia de Brauw.

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Lanvin X Lancôme; Miss New York Takes The Crown; And More…


Stop the presses: Alber Elbaz is getting into beauty. The Lanvin creative director is teaming up with Lancôme on a limited-edition color collection due out in June. Consider the countdown on. [WWD]

Miss New York, Brooklyn-based Mallory Hagan, has been crowned Miss America, the first time that the Empire State has taken top honors in the storied pageant since Vanessa Williams won the crown nearly thirty years ago. An FIT student, Hagan hopes to become a cosmetics executive after completing her pageant duties. [NYT]

Nicki Minaj’s longtime hairstylist, Terrence Davidson, has parted ways with the American Idol judge, citing “creative differences.” And so the rush on candy-colored beehives will finally subside. [IBT]

Rachel Weisz’s pale berry lip and side-parted waves may have been our favorite red-carpet beauty moment from last night’s Golden Globes. As for her insane porcelain skin, it was helped along by facialist Joanna Vargas’ signature VitaLight treatment and her instantly sculpting Triple Crown Facial, which Weisz insisted upon as preshow prep. We’ll have what she’s having. [Joanna Vargas]

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Lower Lash Line Love—And Kristen McMenamy—Backstage At Lanvin


There wasn’t all that much to say about the fairly straightforward beauty look backstage at Lanvin, a moment that was condensed into a black/brown glossy smear of pigment on lower lash lines that Pat McGrath described as “cool, fresh and gorgeous.” That is, until Kristen McMenamy walked in. The nineties supe was hard to miss—her toned, yogified arms bare, her long silver mane nearly grazing her hip bones. A personal friend of designer Alber Elbaz, McMenamy planned to walk the Beaux Arts runway at his request, despite feeling a little rusty. “You’re a supermodel, you’re a supermodel,” she said aloud, repeating the confidence-boosting mantra before the show began. And then there were those strands, a white-gray hue with highlights, courtesy of London colorist-to-the-stars Josh Wood, which sparked a gray trend after McMenamy appeared at Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2011 Louis Vuitton show with her silver locks twisted into an updo (and her torso painted with black and white zebra-striped body paint). “I put oil in [it] everyday, put it in a long braid, and that is my look,” the incredibly personable catwalking queen told us, shouting out palm oil as her recent emulsifier of choice. Then, mid-sentence, she spotted her Polaroid on the casting board and gasped. “They got me blinking!” she screeched, grabbing our pen and drawing an impromptu pair of sunglasses over her eyes. Believe us when we tell you, dear readers, that had it been socially acceptable to rip that picture off the chart to save as a piece of S/S 2013 ephemera, we would have done it without, er, blinking an eye. Thank God for the iPhone.

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Luxe Lips And Tips, Backstage At Lanvin Resort


Dark lipstick made a pretty huge impact on the Fall runways. From Gucci to Givenchy, red was decidedly dead and in its place, pouts were painted shades of burgundy, brown and mulberry. If Alber Elbaz has anything to say about it, the color scheme will be a season-spanning phenomenon. “The clothes are so luxurious, he wanted the lip to be rich as well,” makeup artist Jeannia Robinette said backstage at Elbaz’ Lanvin resort presentation yesterday.

Starting with a clean base that was prepped with moisturizer and touched up with concealer and foundation when needed, Robinette blended Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Perlé, a honey rose, with MAC Lipstick in Cyber, a deep wine, to create a velvety stain. “I’m not using liner,” she emphasized, explaining that her intention was to make mouths look lived-in and “not so done.” “It’s what women should look like, it’s powerful,” Robinette surmised, brushing brows up with MAC Brow Fix and coating lashes with a few swipes of Diorshow Black Out Mascara. Nails were given an additional dose of strength with Chanel Vernis in Pirate, a ruby red lacquer, courtesy of manicurist Roseann Singleton.

Hairstylist Fred Van de Bunt added a similar bit of confidence to the look with a high and tight chignon. It was a stylistic choice that he made for aesthetic—and convenience—reasons. “There are 26 models,” he explained—and a lot of visors. As a general rule, Van de Bunt isn’t big into product. “You can work with heat just as well,” he insisted, brushing sections of hair backward with an Elnett-spritzed Mason Pearson brush and blowing it dry as he went for a smooth, sleek finish. “This way, the girls don’t get too much hairspray dust.” Who says chivalry is dead?

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Beyoncé’s Post-Baby Body Advice; Naomi Campbell To “Mold” Young Models; And More…


As per a recent round of paparazzi shots of Beyoncé frolicking at the beach, it’s more than evident that People‘s most beautiful woman in the world has her pre-baby body back. So, how’d she do it? “I lost most of my weight from breast-feeding…[but] I counted calories. I worked out maybe three to four times a week. I did a lot of walking in the beginning and now I’m running. I had to work my way up,” according to the new mother of one. [People]

After a year’s worth of hype, burlesque bombshell Dita Von Teese has finally debuted her first signature scent. At a launch event at Liberty of London yesterday, Von Teese explained that the perfume recalls femme fatale types dancing the night away at a Parisian nightclub. “I just love the idea of this beautiful heady night time when [fragrance] mingles with our body odeur and smoke and nightlife,” she said. [Mirror]

It’s been four years since Lanvin launched its Jeanne Lanvin fragrance for a younger demographic, and this month marks the scent’s emergence as a woman. Jeanne Lanvin Couture, a slightly more grown-up version of the beloved original, includes raspberry notes as well as hints of rose, violet leaves, and cedarwood. [WWD]

This just in: Naomi Campbell has been tapped as a judge for The Face, a new Oxygen Network-produced modeling competition series in which she will be one of three supermodels responsible for “molding, nurturing, and transforming contestants,” all of whom will be vying for a brand ambassador role with a nationally recognized company. Be afraid. [Grazia]

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