69 posts tagged "Revlon"
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
For 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.
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.
Last night, surrounded by Marchesa gowns from various seasons, I caught up with the co-founders of the label, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, to discuss their latest partnership and collection with Revlon, 3D Jewel Appliqués.
How did you decide which dresses were worthy of being worn on fingertips?
KC: It was quite a hard decision, but we whittled it down. We obviously didn’t want any of them to cannibalize each other, so each one has it’s own feeling, with different colors and textures.
What aspects of your design aesthetic were you specifically looking to translate onto stickers?
GC: For us, it was about getting the intricacies of the embroideries onto the nail, and what we’re really thrilled about is how they’ve managed to achieve this—if you feel them, they’re very 3-D. As Keren said, it was about finding embroideries that represented [various] parts of Marchesa, so that each [pattern] had a different point of view.
I know we’re here to talk about nails, but those temporary tattoos that made their way down your Spring 2014 runway, are those coming to the masses anytime soon?
KC: Oh, that would be fun!
GC: But you’ll have to ask Revlon, and Scott [Campbell].
So, should we expect to see nail appliqués backstage that match your designs next season?
KC: Maybe. Oh my, that’s right around the corner.
Is this your solution for every woman who dreams of wearing one of your dresses?
KC: What’s fun about them is that they’re great with just a jean and a T-shirt.
True—for those days you can’t saunter down the street in a ball gown.
Revlon by Marchesa 3D Jewel Appliqués, $10 each.
Gucci Westman claims that she knows more about Manchester United (a British soccer team), and coaches leaving and coming thanks to her designer husband David Neville, than she does about makeup—but we beg to differ. Inspired by the bright colors and fervor surrounding the impending World Cup in Brazil, the face painter took a new approach at Rag & Bone. “It’s [the label's] first-ever lip adventure—I’ve done a stain, but never anything this full-on,” she says. A blend of Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Carnival and ColorBurst Matte Balm in Mischievous (out in January) was applied with a brush, but the rest of the face was made up using mostly fingers—Westman told her team to press the product into the skin for that lived-in look.
The lids were slightly more toned down in comparison to the models’ orange pouts—a combo of ColorStay Shadowlinks in Charcoal, Onyx, and Cocoa was applied and then wiped off using flat cotton swabs and makeup wipes. Post-shadow deconstruction, Westman applied a mix of Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream, Dr. Hauschka Eye Contour Day Balm, and Revlon Skinlights Face Illuminator onto lids for extra sheen and rubbed a shimmery brown powder shadow along the lower lash line. Her inspiration: makeup leftovers after a really fun night out. “The next day you look pretty good, even though you’re hung-over,” she joked. The rest of the face was kept simple—defining only the brows with a pencil and using Illuminance Cream Shadow in Not Just Nudes on cheeks and Skinlights in Pink Light (also launching in January) on the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, and chin for additional glow. Westman topped everything off with a spritz of Evian Brumisateur Facial Mist to give the girls a fresh, dewy look.
Guido Palau set out to reinvent the brand’s cool, wearable hair using only two products. He made clean center parts with a comb and slicked strands down around the crown to the point just above the temples using Redken Forceful 23 finishing spray. For contrast and texture, he wet the length and worked in the lotion-like Satinwear 02 before letting the hair air-dry. And instead of being hidden, the ears became the focal point of the style—with small sections being pulled out in front and the rest tucked behind. “When girls are young, their ears stick out and it adds a certain charm—I wanted to emphasize that here,” he explains. We were certainly smitten.