56 posts tagged "Revlon"
Since her breakout role in 2007′s Superbad, Emma Stone has wound up on a number of lists: best-dressed lists, directors’ dream lists, and the short list for a cosmetics contract, which the blonde-again comedienne turned into pay dirt in 2011 when she signed a deal with Revlon. Despite the fact that she now has access to a laundry list of face-saving products from the beauty behemoth, Stone’s primping mantra remains relatively down-to-earth. “I wear more [makeup] if I’m breaking out, but for the most part, it’s just concealer, a little bit of mascara,” The Amazing Spider-Man star says about her daily routine, which also includes filled-in arches, thanks to the tutelage of longtime makeup artist Rachel Goodwin; “Rach,” as Stone endearingly refers to the celebrity face-painter, taught her the power of a strong brow long ago. “If I had no makeup and I could pick one thing, it would be a brow,” says the 24-year-old, who has a thing for big, retro arches.
Stone has recently become a little more reliant on foundation, however, as she lands her latest role as the face of Revlon’s Nearly Naked makeup. Due out next month, the tinted-moisturizer/medium-coverage-foundation hybrid includes 16 shades of complexion-correcting fluid, all of which melt into the skin with a blend of jojoba oil and green- and black-tea extracts that impart a natural, flawless glow with broad-spectrum SPF 20. “I want to try new products all the time. I’m super slutty about it,” says Stone, who admits she has “intimacy issues” with different beauty products. But she has been loyal to Nearly Naked of late, the product go-to that will become a staple of her oft-discussed wardrobe on the red carpet in 2013. “It’s fun when it feels like a character, when it’s so not you and it’s like you’re being somebody else,” she explains of her most memorable makeup moments, which include the Paris premiere of Spider-Manthis past summer, when she paired one of Frida Giannini’s beaded, dark glamour-inspired Fall 2012 Gucci gowns with side-sweeping Veronica Lake waves and a glossy mulberry mouth—a personal style highlight. “We were all excited about [that one],” she says, referring to “the trio effect” of Goodwin, stylist Petra Flannery, and hairstylist Mara Roszak.
The triple threat will soon be in full effect as Emma preps for the release of next year’s Gangster Squad, which will reunite her with her Crazy, Stupid, Love costar Ryan Gosling. (“I’m just trying to monopolize the Gosling,” she jokes of her script choices.) While the film includes a series of stunning forties- and fifties-era beauty looks, Stone is not sure what that press junket will hold for her makeupwise, aside from that trusty bottle of foundation—and lots of Lanvin. When it comes to her fashion favorites, it’s “Lanvin, end of story. It’s what really made me understand fashion,” she recalls. “I tried on a dress by [Alber Elbaz] for the first time at the BAFTAs, and I completely understood the art of it and the creation of it—and I’ve been fortunate enough to get to wear [his clothes] since then,” she says of her Met Ball date. Lucky girl.
White nail varnish can be tricky business. It’s rare to find a pure, alabaster lacquer that is the perfect balance of creamy opaque and slightly translucent, and doesn’t apply with a finish that resembles White Out (it was cool in middle school; less so now). It’s for these reasons that people typically choose beige, pale pink, and even dove grays when they want a palette-cleansing nail. But not Jin Soon Choi. “It’s like soft punk rock,” the famed manicurist said, describing the two coats of Revlon Spirit that she applid to half of the models at Rag & Bone this week. The secret to getting a finish like Karlie’s, kitschy iPhone case not included? “You must wear a base coat,” Choi insists, pointing out that a lot of people don’t realize the tiny ridges in their tips that make colors, like white, apply streaky. Luckily, as part of her brand new, eponymous polish line that has been a long time coming, Choi has released her own stellar Power Base coat that is bolstered by biotin, diamond particles, phycocoral, and keratin amino acids to keep nails strong and relatively chip- and streak-free, even when you venture into ivory territory.
Jin Soon Power Base Coat, $18, available September 2012 at www.spacenk.com.
“Their girl, she doesn’t do a lot with her hair,” Guido Palau said backstage of David Neville and Marcus Wainwright’s Rag & Bone woman who, truth be told, typically favors a naturally languid, bed-head look. For Spring, the story wasn’t really that different. “It’s masculine/feminine, wet/dry, nineties minimalism,” Palau explained of the slicked-back in the front, rough-dried in the back hair he conceived with the designers. A dual texture was key to the look, which the Redken creative consultant prepped with its Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam Mousse, adding a finger-combed bend with Sultra’s The Bombshell oval curling iron before coating front panels with Redken’s Hardwear 16 Super Strong Sculpting Gel.
Makeup artist Gucci Westman kept things dually natural with “raw but beautiful” skin and an “androgynous” brow. Road-testing Revlon’s forthcoming PhotoReady BB Cream for a breathable application of light, complexion-enhancing coverage, the Revlon global artistic director dabbed her new-for-Spring Baby Stick in Pink Passion, a multitasking sheer pigment, onto models’ cheeks for a barely perceptible flush. Eyes were lined with its ColorStay Eyeliner in Brown before getting a few slicks of Grow Luscious Mascara just on the top lashes, after which Westman focused her attention on arches, which were filled in and brushed up with Revlon’s Brow Fantasy pencils. Mouths were slightly stained and then moisturized with Dr. Lipp’s Original Nipple Balm for Lips.
Westman asked one specific thing of her team as the un-air-conditioned backstage area at the 34th Street post office began to swelter: “No highlights or shimmery stuff.” The objective, she explained, was to get to the heart of old black-and-white photographs of Linda and Christy. “I didn’t want it to feel too cosmetic-y,” she clarified. “Sometimes it’s nice to see just skin.”
Halle Berry’s past life as a beauty queen has been revealed! Pictures have surfaced on the Internet of the Bond girl and Revlon face in the Miss World Beauty Contest circa 1986 in London, and you know what? She looks even better 25 years later. [ABC News]
U.S. bronze medal-winning Olympics women’s boxing star Marlen Esparza is setting her sights on the beauty industry and plans to launch her own line of products. Too bad the name Knockout Cosmetics is already taken. [E!]
Bye-bye Botox, hello Acufacial. The newest age-defying craze includes exercising facial muscles with tiny, purposefully placed acupuncture needles. [Daily Mail]
Want to match your cell phone to your nail polish? Now you can thanks to Duality Cosmetics, which just launched its Bermuda lacquer, an exact match to Nokia’s Lumia in Pink. [Racked]
Beauty Nostalgia is a new, weekly column on Beauty Counter in which we ask influencers, tastemakers, and some of our favorite industry experts to wax poetic on the sticks, salves, and sprays that helped shape who they are today.
The Pro: Gucci Westman, global artistic director for Revlon
The Product: “When I was 18, I was au pair to a family in Switzerland. I took care of two children, who were 2 and 9 years old, and I lived in the bedroom above the garage. I didn’t speak much French but the mother was a fashion journalist and she was always giving me products. I was just getting into skincare around this time, and I remember she gave me Clarins Beauty Flash Balm. The texture felt rich and luxurious, like a real cream. It had a peach color and smelled a little fruity with a floral undertone. This was my cream and it made me feel like a European woman. After that summer I moved back to Sweden and all my girlfriends wanted it. Anytime one of us was traveling we’d give each other money to buy it at Duty Free. We called it Baume Beauté Eclair to feel more French. Smelling it now reminds me of being 18 again and the feeling of putting it on before bed and having the scent waft around my face when I hit the pillow.” —As told to Kari Molvar