August 21 2014

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20 posts tagged "Pantene"

“A Little Lana Del Rey, A Little Raquel Welch,” And Another Big Sixties Shout-Out Backstage At Moschino


The beauty story at Moschino told itself: the teased-out bouffants, the white-rimmed lids, the loads of individual lashes—”It’s totally sixties,” Tom Pecheux confirmed backstage, shouting out the singular reference that has dominated the shows so far. “At least [Rossella Jardini] went there completely,” he joked of the designer’s full-on, swinging homage that put a “twisted, playful” spin on fashion’s reigning favorite decade.

There is something universal about the retro look, though, Pecheux insisted. “The strong brows are more forties,” he said as he filled in arches, “and the lashes are so huge they could be on [in 2012],” he continued of MAC Lashes in #35 and #33, which were painstakingly placed in between natural lashes and coated with its Haute & Naughty Mascara. The modernization of MAC’s Eye Kohl in Fascinating, a white pencil that Pecheux set with its Eyeshadow in Gesso and drew around the upper and lower lash lines, was a bit of a harder sell; ditto those “Typex” white nails and that quintessentially sixties coral mouth, which came courtesy of MAC Lipstick in Morange and a slick of its clear Lip Glass. But borrowing from the past does have its perks. “The sixties were about fun, and color and youth,” Pecheux pointed out, throwing in his two cents about why the style set is looking backward to move forward for Spring.

“[Stylist] Anna Dello Russo and Rossella [Jardini] were very specific about what they wanted,” hairstylist Sam McKnight chimed in, reciting the mix of muses he was given for inspiration. “It’s a little Lana Del Rey, a little Raquel Welch…a proper doll ‘do—very done,” he said of the voluminous, side-parted, half-up, half-down style that required a good amount of Pantene Pro-V Ultra Strong Mousse, its Ultra Strong Hairspray, and a lot of back-combing. After achieving his desired height, McKnight secured front sections in the back with bobby pins and smoothed lengths with his trusty Mason Pearson brush. “I didn’t know I had this much hair!” a surprised Cara Delevingne said as she settled into McKnight’s chair. “How do you get something like this out?” she asked. (After toiling over 33 girls and a tight deadline, McKnight let that one go with no response).

Photo: Rex Features via AP Images

Going Makeup-Free: It’s All The Rage; Pink Hair, Now For Tweens; And More…


Gwyneth’s little girl is all grown up—and experimenting with her hair. Paltrow snapped a Twitpic of her daughter, Apple Martin, with newly dyed pink strands at Jay-Z and Kanye West’s concert in London this weekend. [People]

Photos of celebrities “caught” without makeup are becoming positive PR tools, rather than gossip rag fodder—as a recent barrage of A-listers’ (and B-listers’) unretouched Twitter self-portraits have proved. [NY Mag]

Jennifer Connelly’s raven-hued tresses were looking particularly dark and glossy at the Cannes Film Festival this weekend, but it was a different story while Connelly was filming the movie Virginia, for which she plays a schizophrenic blonde. “I actually had a lot of fun being blonde, but not as much fun getting to blonde,” the actress reveals, calling the bleaching process “very time-consuming.” [Fashion Etc.]

While Zooey Deschanel has made a career for herself as the quirky girl with long, thick hair and bangs, the admitted hot-roller addict says that she’d definitely go short if it were possible. “If I could cut my hair today I totally would. I love a Louise Brooks bob.” Damn you, Pantene contract! [Bella Sugar]

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“Undone But Polished” Beauty, Backstage At Balmain


The Balmain beauty look is pretty much as consistent as it gets—which is to say you’re never going to see a statement lip and an avant-garde eyeliner application here. Hair and makeup with a little rock chick, devil-may-care-attitude is more like it. “It’s even rawer than we’ve ever done this season,” Sam McKnight said of Fall’s slightly texturized strands that, for the most part, he wasn’t really tinkering with. “I do need clean hair,” he emphasized, starting with a good lathering of Pantene Pro-V Repair and Protect Shampoo, which he followed with little else. “For the girls with super-dry and frizzy hair, we’re using Magic Move,” he said, producing a jar of the Japanese hair wax that imparts a piece-y, smooth finish. “But for most girls, we’re not doing anything at all!”

Tom Pecheux’s face-painting effort was meant to look similarly modest, although even the barest of makeup looks benefits from an expert’s hand. “The collection was inspired by Fabergé eggs—so true luxury,” Pecheux explained of Olivier Rousteing’s clothes, which compelled him to keep things simple as a way of balancing out the extravagance. “Skincare is very important [with a look like this],” Pecheux explained of the toned, well-moisturized base, to which he applied select swipes of concealer where needed, as well as a “veil” of contour and a concentrated swipe of powder along the T-zone to control shine. “Balmain always gets the 25 most beautiful girls in the world, so they don’t need much,” Pecheux admitted. The one place that he did use purposeful pigment was on the brows, re-coloring the remaining few models who are still bleached from Milan and filling in sparse areas with a two-pronged approach. “The pencil corrects the holes if there are any, and the mascara paints every single hair and keeps them in the right place,” he elaborated, dipping a clean wand into light brown, dark brown, or black mascara tubes to color-match each individual model. “Even if she’s undone, she still needs to look polished.”

Beth Ditto X MAC; Fragrance Butlers, Now At Your Service; And More…


First it was “Hitler youth” haircuts, and now The New York Times is reporting on another hipster hair movement that’s on the rise: the man bun. Breaking Brooklyn news, at its best. [NYT]

Beth Ditto is the latest boldfaced name to get her own color collection with MAC Cosmetics. The limited-edition offering is slated to hit shelves in June. [WWD]

In the meantime, MAC has issued a tweet with what appears to be shade names from said collection, including Love Long Distance, Embrace Me, Beth Mask, New Hue, Point Black, and Near Beth Experience. [Twitter]

Pantene is pumped up for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, and to prove it, the haircare company has signed 11 elite female athletes to join celebrities like Naomi Watts and Eva Mendes as new brand ambassadors. [WWD]

File this under “what will they think of next”: Rosewood Hotels has just started a new fragrance butler program at its locations, in which an informed perfume concierge helps guests choose from a handful of flacons handpicked for each property. [NYT]

Photo: Eric Ryan/Getty Images

Drugstore Discovery of the Week: Pantene Lightens Up


Full disclosure: When it comes to my hair, I only use drugstore shampoos. I’ve been using Pantene since I was a teenager and while I have strayed before, I always go back. The only exception is once a week when I lather with Neutrogena Anti-Residue Formula for a deep cleanse, but then it’s right back to Pantene. It’s a routine I’ve been following for years, which is why I was intrigued when I spied an entirely new incarnation of my go-to sitting on our beauty editor Celia’s desk. Needless to say, I had to try it out. Like its original formula, the brand’s new Aqua Light range leaves hair clean, light, and airy, without a heavy, weighed-down feeling. But after a week of use, I can say that it also seems to be double-timing as a gentle purifier, so it deep-cleans while smoothing individual strands, thus giving me a one-step solution to my two-step problem. Did you get that, fellow Pantene lovers of the world? In a single slathering motion, the silicone-free formula, which includes a shampoo, conditioner, and conditioning shake, removes residue without stripping the hair and simultaneously deposits a hearty dose of lightweight moisture so hair is super-soft and highly movable. An that’s definitely worth getting excited about.

$3.99, available February 2012 at drugstores nationwide.

Photo: Courtesy of Pantene