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August 27 2014

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27 posts tagged "L’Oréal"

A Celebrity Hair Whisperer Spills Her Beauty and Style Secrets

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mara-roszakFor Mara Roszak, hair is a family affair. The sunny blond, California-born and -based stylist who boasts both a formidable client roster—including Emma Stone, Kate Mara, and Michelle Dockery (the latter two she styled for the Emmys last night)—and a coveted L’Oréal Paris contract (she is their consulting celebrity hairstylist) happens to be in the biz alongside her husband, fellow hair whisperer Alex Polillo. The couple share a similar hair sensibility and aesthetic which they hope to eventually channel into a future shared creative working space. Here, Roszak takes a break from styling oh-so-very-famous tresses to share some of her favorite style spots and beauty products.

THE SKINCARE ESSENTIALS: iS Clinical and Shani Darden

“IS Clinical is the first skincare line that doesn’t irritate my skin; every product I’ve tried has been wonderful. I use their Cleansing Complex face wash, Pro-Heal vitamin C serum, and Active serum, which is basically magic in a bottle. My facialist Shani Darden literally changed my skin and turned me on to these wonderful products.”

See isclinical.com and shanidarden.com

THE HOME GOODS GO-TO: Nickey Kehoe and Santa Maria Novella

“For the home, I love Nickey Kehoe. [Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe] are incredible interior designers with impeccable taste who opened their own store. It has a lot of great vintage furniture pieces and rugs, including an amazing assortment of tchotchkes—from pottery to candles—that make great gifts. And Santa Maria Novella, which has a store on Melrose Place, makes my favorite potpourri. The smell warms up a room and is a great alternative to candles…I’m constantly panicking I forgot to blow them out anyway.”

See nickeykehoe.com and santamarianovellausa.com

THE QUICKIE MASSAGE SPOT: Pho-Siam

“For a last-minute massage, I go to Pho-Siam. It’s the best Thai massage on the East Side and is great for spur-of-the-moment relaxation any time of day.”

See phosiam.com

THE LOCAL OUTFITTER: Mohawk General

“I love shopping at Mohawk General Store. There are stores in Pasadena and Silver Lake and they carry a great medium- to high-end mix, from local L.A. designers to Dries Van Noten. They also have an amazing shoe selection and beautiful home items.”

See mohawkgeneralstore.com

THE REFUELING STATION: Beverly Hills Juice

“For juice I am addicted to Beverly Hills Juice. They are the originators of juice press and have been in the same location since the 1970s. It’s a tiny hole-in-the-wall store selling only in-season juice and smoothies. The Banana Manna is my go-to smoothie—it’s made with smashed-up, frozen bananas and almonds at the base, and blended with your choice of juice. And my days are just better when I start my morning with a Green Genie.”

See beverlyhillsjuice.com

THE HAIR TRANSFORMER: L’Oréal Paris

“For hair there’s nothing like L’Oréal Paris OleoTherapy Sulfate-Free Deep Recovery Mask for a weekly treatment. The number one concern women have with their hair is dryness, which not only doesn’t look great, but makes hair almost impossible to style. This mask will save your hair! I use it at least once a week and apply a shower cap while in the shower, allowing it to penetrate deeper from the steam for at least five minutes.”

See lorealparisusa.com

THE ESCAPE

“My husband and I are traveling this summer to Italy for the first time for vacation. We’re flying into Venice, then driving five-plus hours through Italy to stay at Hotel Il Pellicano in Porto Ercole, which is a dream come true. I’ve heard the spa is incredible and uses all Santa Maria Novella products, which I adore. And Big Sur is absolutely next on my list of places to travel to when I have a few days off. I can’t believe that I grew up in California and still have never been there! I have a strong feeling that once I go I may never want to come back.”

See pellicanohotel.com

THE MAKEUP MUST: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

“My makeup artist friend recently turned me on to NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, which is truly magic. I’ve gone out and purchased more so I never run out…I can’t imagine a day without it. It isn’t dry and has great coverage. On mornings when I have no time to get ready, I’ll tap it on a few [strategic] places, blend it in with a brush, and that’s it.”

See narscosmetics.com

THE ACCESSORIZER: Broken English

“For jewelry, my friend Laura Freedman owns a store in the Brentwood Country Mart called Broken English. She has such an amazing eye for unique, beautiful pieces with a mix of vintage and new. I always go there when I need something special.”

See brokenenglishjewelry.com

Get Emma Stone’s Boho Bangs—and Copy Her Effortless Blow-Out

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emma-stone-bangsIf you thought bangs already had their moment, you may want to reconsider. Not only have cool girls like Joan Smalls and Karen Elson recently sported fresh sets of fringe, but Emma Stone’s long, eye-grazing bangs spotted at last night’s New York premiere of Magic in the Moonlight have us tempted to break out the scissors—stat. In a floral Dolce & Gabbana gown, she epitomized seventies bohemian glamour. But even if you’re not ready to opt for a chop, you can re-create Stone’s polished, bouncy waves at home. Hair pro Mara Roszak began by applying L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It High Lift Creation Spray to the roots for volume, then blow-dried strands with a round brush. While Stone’s hair was still hot, Roszak wrapped sections in velcro rollers for ten minutes to set the curl. Then she sprayed a veil of L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Extra Strong Hold before removing the rollers and touching up the ends with a 1 1/2″ curling iron. Finally, a spritz of L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray and a good scrunch gave Stone’s look an effortless finish.

Photo: Courtesy of BFAnyc.com

Fashion’s House of Horrors, Backstage at Erdem

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erdemAn abandoned, almost derelict, old hotel; a plush red-carpeted catwalk; dark and intense lighting: The setting for Erdem’s Fall 2014 show was as dramatic as the ornate clothes that were soon to make their way down the catwalk.

Makeup artist Val Garland summed up the look in terms of a movie title: Village of the Damned. She perfected complexions using NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer and Radiant Creamy Concealer, purposefully leaving the area around the eyes bereft of base so that the skin took on its own natural shading and contours—a choice inspired by the work of photographer Sarah Moon. Lids were slicked with clear gloss before Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Via Veneto was used to rim the upper and lower waterlines. To keep focus entirely on the eyes, brows were toned down with a touch of foundation. Staying true to the face painter’s previous assertion that she has “not touched a mascara wand in London this season,” lashes were left bare, and lips were patted with stick concealer to cancel the natural pinky tones.

Manicurist Jenni Draper carried the theme onto nails with a few coats of Essie nail lacquer in Allure. “We wanted something ghostly but not too white,” she said. “A shade with a lot of white would just be too high fashion, and that’s not what this woman is about.”

In addition to Moon, hairstylist Anthony Turner cited Jane Eyre as a reference point. With the literary heroine in mind, he crafted a wispy and ethereal knot at the nape of the neck, using L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni Art Pli for texture. With just his fingertips, he teased strands of hair to fall over the face like a veil. “This gives the impression of something more ethereal and romantic,” he explained. “Val left the skin quite glossy, so the idea is that the hair will stick to the face, lending her a mysterious quality.”

Photo: Indigital

Sitting Pretty @StyleDotCom

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Fashion Week Beauty Products

We revealed what keeps fashion week regulars like makeup artist James Kaliardos and hairstylist Odile Gilbert going during the month-long parade through New York, London, Milan, and Paris. Now, the Style.com team shares the beauty must-haves they’ll be stashing in their bags and keeping in their bathrooms for the Spring 2014 season:

Nicole Phelps, executive editor

“I had my first facial with superstar esthetician Joanna Vargas last week. As her devotees well know, Vargas likes to tailor her facials to the seasons and the skin’s response to them. It may be Spring ’14 fashion week, but weather-wise here in New York it’s still the end of summer. Vargas’ new Fall Superfoods Facial is designed to address the ravages of three months in the sun. For me, that meant patchy dryness and SPF-induced bumps along the hairline, as well as some trouble spots on my chin. Vargas addressed them all, using the all-natural and organic skin care products, like the Vitamin C Face Wash (shown above), she’s known for. My favorite part of the facial was the pumpkin purée and avocado mask, which smelled almost good enough to eat and left my face looking dewy and fresh. If only Joanna would create a facial designed to heal the effects of four weeks of fashion shows.

Matthew Schneier, deputy editor

“Dry shampoo [from Klorane], sunscreen [by Clarins], water, and coffee—the combination makes you look like you haven’t slept for a week, when in reality, you haven’t slept for two.”

Marina Larroudé, market director

“I’m obsessed with Clé de Peau Beauté concealer (shown above) and use it every day—no matter if it’s fashion week or not. The only thing that’s different is the frequency that I go to Drybar, which is pretty much every other day. It helps that there’s a location only a block away from my house where I can book early morning appointments.”

Kate Cerigo, senior designer

“When my skin is looking ‘blah’ after a string of late nights I use Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial (shown above) before bed and wake up to a more refreshed face.”

Kristin Anderson, assistant editor, special projects

“In the throes of fashion week, I’ll be trimming the excess from my makeup routine, and opting for Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Cream. This glowy, medium coverage BB eliminates the need for concealer and SPF. The botanical formula also treats any pesky, stress-related spots. And rather than risking a sticky finger situation, I’ll be toting the luxuriously packaged lip oil from Hourglass Cosmetics (shown above).”

Amber Kallor, senior beauty editor

Yves Saint Laurent’s Le Teint Touche Éclat foundation (shown above) offers the brightening magic of their famous pen—for your entire face, which is especially helpful when my skin can’t keep pace with my hectic schedule. Before bed (usually somewhere around 2 a.m.) I treat myself and computer-strained eyes to Skyn Iceland Hydro Cooling Firming Eye Gels, which de-puff with ginkgo biloba leaf extract and firm with hydrolyzed elastin.”

Emily Farra, editorial coordinator

“Long days in the office tend to dry out my skin, so over the next few weeks I’ll be relying on my favorite new face oil with rosehip extract from Boots Botanics. Not only does it smell clean (not musky) and keep my skin looking fresh for 12 plus hours, but it only costs $9 so I can slather it on guilt-free. An afternoon dose of this rosewater spritz (shown above) reactivates the oil and serves as a wake-up call when caffeine isn’t cutting it anymore. As for my hair, I’m using leather bow clips from American Apparel, in neutral colors like black and camel, to get it off my face while I work on the computer all day.”

Katharine K. Zarrella, associate news editor

“I have somewhat of a red lip obsession, and when Chanel discontinued my favorite stain last year, I had a bit of a panic. Earlier this month, my hairstylist, Michael Angelo at Wonderland Beauty Parlor, introduced me to Beauté’s lip stain in Fever and lip cream in Masochist (both shown above). I’ll be wearing them every single day, because no matter how tired I feel, painting on the perfect rouge pout always provides a much-needed kick of rejuvenation.”

Brittany Adams, associate fashion editor

“Running between all the shows, presentations, and events during fashion week is enough to make even the most polished girl look a little rough around the edges. I’ve tried nearly every primer on the market and keep returning to L’Oréal Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base (shown above). I dab a little bit on my nose and forehead to make me look perfectly matte and smooth before walking into each appointment. I also carry around a can of Bumble and Bumble Thickening Dryspun Finish spray, which gives my hair volume and texture on the go.”

Rachel Walgrove, social media editor

“Bags are for arms, not eyes. Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer is my look-alive go-to for fashion season and beyond.”

L’Oréal Scoops Up Urban Decay; Suvi Koponen for Chloé; and More…

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Today, L’Oréal announced that it’s adding cult indie cosmetics brand Urban Decay to its luxury division, which currently boasts labels like YSL Beauté and Ralph Lauren. “[Urban Decay] is the makeup specialist we needed to fully satisfy young women in search of playful colors…at an accessible price point,” said L’Oréal Luxe president Nicolas Hieronimus. [WWD]

Following the likes of Clémence Poésy, Anja Rubik, and Chloë Sevigny, Finnish catwalker Suvi Koponen has been named the latest face of Chloé Eau de Parfum. Koponen is a favorite of the French house, having recently starred in Chloé’s Fall ready-to-wear ads. [Paris Vogue]

Speaking of models with blockbuster beauty contracts, Sui He landed the job as Shiseido’s new brand ambassador back in September. Today, a behind-the-scenes video with the Chinese stunner and makeup artist Dick Page hit the Web, giving us a first look at the forthcoming campaign. [Models.com]

Beyoncé’s Tumblr page has become a source of great joy for many of us, and this weekend’s update—a pic of the megastar with daughter Blue Ivy Carter on vacation—didn’t disappoint. Aside from her Aurélie Bidermann gold bling, what really stood out to us were the beach-y cornrows that reminded us of Beyoncé’s golden days in Destiny’s Child.

Photo: Courtesy of Chloé