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August 22 2014

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Marchesa Rolls Out the Red Carpet

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marchesa-revlonThe cofounders of Marchesa, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, took a beauty break from preparing for their forthcoming Fall show to celebrate their “Red Carpet” cosmetics collection with Revlon. Consisting of three nail lacquers, a trio of lipsticks, translucent powder, black liquid liner, and gold nail appliqués, it’s only natural that all the pieces were inspired by the label’s staple: the evening gown. “We wanted to reflect three different moods for what we feel the Marchesa woman could be: You have your romantic lip, your bold statement lip in the red, and then you have your vampy lip, which is very much taken from our Spring/Summer collection,” Chapman explained of the Pink Cognito, Love That Red, and Black Cherry shades. In addition, each bullet has a complementing nail polish: Gray Suede (a tulle-like nude with a hint of silver shimmer), Chameleon (a holographic green), and Valentine (a rich burgundy). The gold lattice pattern stamped on the packaging was inspired by the many “lace-heavy” pieces seen on last season’s runway. “We’d already done the embroidery on the nails, so we thought it was nice to reflect the other quality of Marchesa,” said Craig. As for whether or not these tubes and bottles will be used backstage in a little less than two weeks, they’re leaving that decision up to their go-to makeup artist, Gucci Westman. And when asked if feathers and tattoos would be making an encore, both Chapman and Craig turned to each other and laughed, “There’s usually a feather or two.”

Revlon by Marchesa Red Carpet Collection available in February.

Get Glowing—Minus the Glitter

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“It’s more modern and cool not to use shimmer—especially with HD cameras,” said makeup artist Rachel Goodwin, who prepped Emma Stone for the Globes on Sunday. In lieu of sparkle, the face painter contoured the sides of the star’s face with Chanel Les Beiges powder, dusted her apples with Revlon Powder Blush in Oh Baby! Pink, and topped off her cheekbones with Le Jour de Chanel moisturizer. “It gives [the skin] that lush, hydrated quality, but doesn’t look reflective,” she explained. (If you love a good selfie, keep this tip in the bank). Stone’s smoky eyes acted as the “thread” between the bottom of her Chanel dress and her beauty statement. To achieve a more “casual” vibe, Goodwin applied Revlon’s ColorStay Eyeliner in Charcoal as a wash across Stone’s lids and muted it with a taupe powder shadow—pulling the shape out just slightly at the outer corners. To finish, she ran the same pigment along the lower lash lines. As for Stone’s pre-game plans, since she skipped out on the red carpet before presenting an award to Woody Allen: Watch your colleagues endure the long walk in Louboutins on TV and “gasp over Cate Blanchett’s gorgeousness,” revealed Goodwin. Celebs…they’re just like us.

Photo: Getty

Pop Tarts Try Out Conservative Crops; Shadow Play Gets Taken to New Levels; and More

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Miley Cyrus debuted a wig with bangs over the weekend that called to mind Marc Jacobs Spring 2014 bowl cut meets Anna Wintour. Strangely enough, she’s not the only 21-year-old sporting the conservative style: Selena Gomez wore an all-black version onstage at the Jingle Ball, in L.A. Who knew rebellion came in bob form?

Israeli artist Tal Peleg is taking face painting to new levels with her lid-topping creations. A lifelike rendering of sushi along the lash line, or a vignette of baby ducks, beats a smoky eye any day. [The Cut]

Cara Delevingne may have caused tweezer sales to plummet, but Marchesa’s new lattice-patterned version might help the tool get off the endangered-beauty-species list. Along with a corresponding compact mirror, matchstick-like emery boards, and mini makeup brushes, this scaled-down collection arrives just in time for the clutch-carrying holiday season. [Glamour]

WestHouse New York, a town-house-style boutique hotel, is set to open on December 23. In addition to a butler (available on request), amenities include a GHD professional performance hair drier and a 1-inch flatiron in each of the 173 rooms. So much better than the subpar hot tools we so often find ourselves stuck with on vacation. www.westhousehotelnewyork.com

Photos: Getty

Light ‘Em Up

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Revlon-SkinlightsFor eBay sellers trying to capitalize on a woman’s allegiance—or, to be more straightforward, addiction—by selling her discontinued beauty products for seven times the price, I have news for you: Revlon is putting the power back in the hands of Skinlights-loving fans everywhere. The cult-favorite face illuminator was discontinued five years ago for reasons unknown, but the brand is bringing it to market in four new shades (pink, bronze, bare, and peach). A dab of this sheer, imperfection-blurring formula can be used directly on the tops of cheekbones; or mixed with foundation to lend a subtle glow to your complexion. And to those of you who made a mint by flipping this drugstore find (as well as the heartless hoarders who bought up the Isabel Marant collection for H&M, only to sell it an hour later online), I hope you get a lump of coal in your stockings.

Available in January, Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminator, $12.99, revlon.com.

Scratch ‘N’ Sniff: Spritz-Free Scent Layering

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Scented nail lacquers are normally laced with sickly saccharine notes intended to attract the pre-teen set. (Chocolate cupcake or lollipop, anyone?) Revlon, however, is taking the concept to sophisticated new levels with its Parfumerie Nail Enamels, a range of twenty-four shades that are distilled into bottles resembling vintage perfume flacons. Not only do these formulas boast rich color, but they also contain essential oils that leave behind the aroma of French-milled lavender soap or Italian leather (which lasts, in my experience, through several hand-washings). While the collection doesn’t launch in its entirety until December, the brand is letting consumers get a whiff with two complementing polish duos—the Paradise Set with China Flower (a vibrant vermillion) and a pastel Pink Pineapple, or the Indulgent Set, which pairs Bordeaux (a hue reminiscent of the wine itself) with silvery Spun Sugar. Whether you prefer a fruity-floral or something sweet with a hint of spice, creating a bespoke eau on your fingertips is as easy as adding an accent nail.

$10 per pair, available exclusively at Walgreens stores in November.

Photo: Courtesy of Revlon