27 posts tagged "L’Oréal"
For her upcoming role in Precious, a deglamorized Mariah Carey had to drink what she has termed a tall glass of “ugly juice”—a far cry from whatever magical elixir she’d been injecting, er, imbibing to keep her skin perfectly radiant for the past 15 years. [Us]
With tanning beds now officially a no-no (thank you, WHO), getting your glow on in the wintertime means DIY bronzing creams, at-home airbrush guns, and spray booths. [L.A. Times]
After discovering a familial link with Grossmith, a nineteenth-century perfume house that made scents for Queen Victoria, a British businessman has decided to abandon his day job and revive the brand. Some new competition for the House of Creed, it would appear. [Liverpool Daily Post]
L’Oréal has gone carbon-neutral. Plans for its first manufacturing plant built to run on 100 percent sustainable energy are under way in Belgium, marking the first step toward its goal of reducing its worldwide emissions of CO² by over 50 percent by 2015. Estée Lauder, please take note. [Premium Beauty News]
According to the R&D team at L’Oréal, going gray could be a thing of the past in just ten short years. To which we say, any way to cut that time in half? [Daily Mail]
The Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme has perfumer Blaise Mautin, the new Crosby Street Hotel has enlisted famed London nose Lyn Harris, and even the Holiday Inn is poised to get in on a new trend that pairs hotel chains with signature scents. It smells like the recession is all but over. [USA Today]
An end to emotional eating may be upon us. Contrave, a new experimental obesity treatment that combines the antidepressant Wellbutrin with an opioid blocker used to treat addiction, has proven successful in clinical trials. A word to Häagen Dazs shareholders: Sell. [Fox News]
Sure, Latisse can make your lashes longer and fuller, but it’s got nothing on new LED eye embellishments. You glow, girl. [Guest of a Guest]
Stella McCartney’s StellaNude fragrance is a delicate eau de toilette version of her Stella perfume and apparently the subject of a new lawsuit. According to London’s Daily Mail, the founders of Nude skincare—Ali Hewson (a.k.a. Mrs. Bono) and her partner Bryan Meehan, the man behind the U.K.’s Fresh & Wild natural grocery chain—are suing McCartney over the use of the word nude in the scent, intimating that it is a deliberate bite off of their branding. The whole thing seems slightly absurd to us, seeing as how the term itself is so widely used throughout the beauty and fashion industries already, not to mention the fact that McCartney’s Fall 2009 collection was full of exquisite sheer silk tulle paneling that gave the illusion of nude skin covered in lace. But no matter; Hewson and Meehan are for real. In a statement obtained by Cosmetics International, L’Oréal, which bought Stella McCartney Parfums from YSL Beauté last year, confirmed that it had been served with the lawsuit last week. Best of luck to you, Stella.
We’re sure widespread cheer and an overwhelming desire to give and receive are enough to keep you looking forward to the holidays year after year, but here’s another reason to get psyched for the season. According to an article in Cosmetics Design, Estée Lauder has joined L’Oréal and Procter & Gamble in unveiling a new strategy for targeting cash-strapped beauty consumers with, get this, cheaper products. Executives from the company are reportedly planning to devote more resources to developing affordable products in an effort to hold on to the cross section of its loyal customer base hit hard by the recession. Its luxury fragrances, cosmetics, and skincare will, of course, still be available to those who want to buy aspirationally, and for those whose eyes are bigger than their wallets, smaller fragrance flacons of their bestsellers are in production so you can live out those olfactory dreams and pay your rent—all at the same time.
We went to an event yesterday for the launch of Ermenegildo Zegna’s new Zegna Colonia, the first men’s scent from the family-owned Italian label created under the L’Oréal umbrella, which is due out in July. In the name of being thorough, the company brought a perfumer from Givaudan to its Fifth Avenue atelier to walk us through every note in the fragrance. And so they came, one after the next: neroli, bergamot, iris, violet, cedar, benzoin. Interesting as it was, sniffing so many concentrated essences can be overwhelming (read: can induce lightheadedness) and at certain point, it’s hard to differentiate one smell from another—a problem, we surmised, that must plague those who deal in scent composition on a daily basis. According to the perfumer, though, there is a remedy: coffee. Apparently taking a deep whiff of a strong brew or espresso grounds in between sniffs of essential oils can actually cleanse the nasal palette. Keep it in mind when you’re shopping for your summer scent. Passing out on the cosmetics and fragrance floor at Neiman’s is never a good look.