August 23 2014

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49 posts tagged "OPI"

The Kanye Effect; OPI Horses Around On Camera; And More…


There’s a hint of Kanye in Kim Kardashian’s new fragrance, Glam. “My personality and my mood was light and fun,” the reality star says of the time last year she spent creating the fruity-floral—which, uncoincidentally, is also when she started her relationship with West. “Glam…was me waking up,” adds Kardashian. [People]

Move over, Brad Pitt. Givenchy has just announced its new male perfume spokesperson, Simon “the Mentalist” Baker. [NYDN]

First came word of their new batch of brand ambassadors, and now OPI has released its first short film, a vignette that stars its Pink-ing of You, Red My Fortune Cookie, Need Sunglasses?, and No Room for the Blues lacquers, which have been painted onto four dancers’ tips for their individual face-offs against a thoroughbred horse named Lady in Black, an homage to the brand’s onyx varnish. It certainly makes the colors, er, come to life… [YouTube]

Asia’s latest plastic surgery craze to gain popularity in the U.S.? Double-eyelid surgery—three words that makes us cringe just typing them! [Glamour]

Photo: imitrios Kambouris/WireImage for Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation

Team USA For OPI; Roberto Cavalli Wants To Do Makeup; And More…


After the Summer Olympics basically became free advertising for a number of nail polish brands whose lacquer colors were worn by athletes across the globe in the name of competitive finger flair, OPI has found a way to capitalize on the buzz. The brand has just named gymnast Gabby Douglas and volleyball superstar Misty May-Treanor as spokeswomen for its GelColor line. [WWD]

Twilight star Ashley Greene has gone Rihanna red for fall—and presumably for the film saga’s final press junket, which begins next month. [E!]

Never mind what you’ve heard; nail polish should not be refrigerated to prolong its life. Apparently, the cold can cause it to thicken. Better to store your favorite varnishes at room temperature, away from direct sunlight. [Fox News]

“When are we going to start with the cosmetics?” Roberto Cavalli has reportedly asked Coty, which holds the designer’s beauty license. “They said we had to do the perfume first. But my world, my fashion, is colors,” Cavalli continued. We’re ready. [WWD]

Photo: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Rihanna’s Nude Review; OPI’s 007 Tribute; And More…


As the celebrity hair color wheel turns: Lady Gaga is now a brunette, and a raven-haired Rihanna is reminiscing about her short-lived life as a blonde in campaign images for her new fragrance Nude, which she leaked onto Instagram over the weekend. [MTV]

Breaking: Kristen Stewart will be doing a live video chat with Balenciaga Florabotanica fans on October 18 via the brand’s Facebook page, where she will be answering a series of pre-approved questions for 30 whole minutes. The key word here is pre-approved, gossipmongers, so keep it classy. [Grazia]

Since launching his new book Face to Face, Scott Barnes—the makeup man who gave J. Lo her glow—is all about doling out the free tips, like this one: “The best place to match your foundation with your skin color isn’t on your wrist or even your face—it’s on your neck, just below the chin, where the sun never shines.” [Health]

There is no mega-blockbuster that OPI won’t mine for nail polish inspiration. Its latest muse? The new Bond movie. [EW]

Wrinkle reducer, sweat inhibitor, migraine reliever: A quick Botox injection can soothe a world of ills, including hay fever, if new trials in Melbourne, Australia, go well. Researchers down under are currently conducting tests on a Botox gel that could relieve seasonal allergies for up to three months. [The Australian]

Carolyn Murphy—And The Five-Step Red Lip—Backstage At Jason Wu


There was no mistaking Jason Wu’s intentions backstage for Spring, where models like Ming Xi, Cara Delevingne and Karlie Kloss were letting their nails and toes dry with two glistening black coats of OPI Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees, lips a perfect shade of cherry red, hair slicked into a masculine/feminine quiff. “It’s Helmut Newton,” hairstylist Odile Gilbert confirmed of the “expensive, elegant, but not vulgar” updos Wu asked her to create for the occasion. It would make sense, then, that the designer would get one of the famed photographer’s regular subjects to open his show.

“She’s special,” Gilbert joked as she tended to supermodel Carolyn Murphy’s blonder-than-usual strands. (“I’ve been surfing,” the Montauk regular confirmed of her freshly sunlit locks.) Prepping hair with Kérastase Elixir Ultime to impart a smooth texture while treating damage, Gilbert created a deep side part, slicking one side back and weaving what she called an “African braid” up the back with the bulk of the lengths, keeping her plait very close to the scalp. The other side offered up a feminine contrast to the masculine severity via a single glossy wave, which Gilbert secured with a halo of Kérastase Double-Force Hairspray. “The shine makes it modern,” she surmised of the finished product.

Makeup artist Diane Kendal continued the Helmut homage with a really strong crimson mouth and equally fierce brows. Starting with a freshly cleansed complexion courtesy of a steamed mask of Sunday Riley Good Genes treatment mixed with its Ceramic Slip cleanser plus a massage of Riley’s hydrating Juno Serum, Kendal created “fresh, dewy” skin that was deliberately contoured—a staple of Newton’s many nineties-era muses. Dusting MAC Sculpt & Shape powder in Taupe beneath cheekbones, Kendal dotted the apples with its Blush in Poised, adding highlights with MAC Iridescent Powder in Silver Dusk on top. Eyes were treated to a similar dose of Sculpt & Shape Powder in Taupe through the crease, which Kendal applied after a wash of its Pigment in Golden Yellow. An elongated stroke of black crème liner on the top lash line added definition to multiple swipes of MAC Haute and Naughty Mascara in Too Black before brows were beefed up to “boyish” proportions.

As for that lip, it was a work in progress with not one, not two, but five different steps. Kendal coated the entire pout with MAC Lip Pencil in Cherry, using its Lip Pencil in Vino, a darker wine stain, just around the outline. Then came a dose of MAC Lipstick in Lady at Play, a pink hue, which she topped with its Lipmix in Process Magenta, only in the center, and a sprinkling of its Pigment in Neo-Orange. Do try this at home.

The Latest Lacquer To Cause An Ebay Frenzy; The Future Of Botox; And More…


New nail frontier, thy name is black spotted topcoat. Crackle is over; in its place, a new lacquer that creates a marbled finish on the surface of any plain polish—and is currently going for upwards of $70 on eBay. [Daily Mail]

Lisa Logan, one of Beyoncé and Rihanna’s favorite nail artists, has just released her second collection of Minx overlays, which includes everything form graffiti to tribal print tips. [Minx]

Botox turns ten this year, and its most loyal users—cosmetic dermatologists who have built businesses around the vials’ face-fixing abilities—are already talking about what’s next for the miracle toxin, a future that will presumably explore more off-label uses. Tip of the nose injections to help lift up your entire face? That’s happening. [Vanity Fair]