4 posts tagged "RGB Cosmetics"
When Jenna Hipp signed on with RGB Cosmetics last year, it was a match made in nail heaven. The self-proclaimed “green celebrity nail artist” joined forces with Gina Carney’s L.A.-based polish brand to create HIPP x RGB Nail Foundation, a four-piece collection of flesh-toned lacquers to match a range of different complexions, thus setting off Spring’s nude nail craze. Neutrals continued their tips tear on the Fall runways—and right on cue, so has Hipp. The manicurist just launched HIPP X RGB Nail Tints, the sheer version of her original, opaque offering. Reminiscent of a tinted moisturizer in that they only pack a trace of perfecting pigment, the Tints are available in the same four hues as their heavier-coverage counterparts. Two coats impart that coveted “done” effect that you just can’t get with 3-D crystals and leopard spot-designs.
After a successful partnership with celebrity nail artist Jenna Hipp that yielded a wildly popular nude wardrobe of foundation-inspired lacquers last year and a polish homage to jeans designed with the owners of the denim mecca Need Supply Co., RGB Cosmetics has not seemed to tire of the collaborative spirit. Its latest joint venture is with the platinum blonde co-owners of L.A.’s Tenoversix boutique, who, put simply, were on the hunt for a nail varnish that matched their icy flaxen strands. Brady Cunningham and Kristin Lee called their resulting polish Blonde on Blonde in reference to the Bob Dylan album of the same name, but the semi-matte, opaque, champagne-tinted cream color recalls a gamut of peroxide queens once it has gone on in two coats, from Debbie Harry to Lady Gaga. And since Redken creative consultant Guido Palau reassured us that the striking bleached-out hair color “never goes out of style” backstage at Balenciaga last season, its corresponding nail lacquer should have a lot of mileage.
$16, available February 2012 exclusively at www.tenover6.com.
The Fall shows saw their fair share of in-your-face nail art (think: Prabal Gurung, Ruffian, and Topshop), but things took a turn for the subtle during the second half of the season, with foundation-inspired hues turning up at Jean Paul Gautier, Yves Saint Laurent, and Giambattista Valli. Unlike picking out a classic crimson or muted gold, finding the perfect flesh-toned nail color can be a daunting task, which is presumably what inspired a few brands to launch one or more of their own. Here, our top five picks for going nude.
Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Naked
This clean, bare beige from Lippmann’s successful spring collection is a boon to medium complexions with a cool undertone.
Rococo Nail Apparel in Lab Nude 3.0
As seen at Roland Mouret, this semi-sheer almond is one of six comprehensive hues in the brand’s new Nude Wardrobe collection.
$16.50, available September 1 at www.spacenk.com.
When you find the perfect waxer—that person who manages to make the often-uncomfortable process significantly less so—you stick around (no pun intended). The depilatory-devoted will travel far out of their way for a good waxing job. It’s a fact Paz Stark noticed among her own L.A. friends, which is what convinced her to abandon her job as a producer and open the first Stark Waxing Studio in Silver Lake circa 2006. Stark quickly amassed a slew of loyal clients who appreciated the mellow, intimate space, her signature skin-friendly French-style wax, and the expertly trained aestheticians who abide by a strict no double-dipping policy. Since then, she’s opened additional locations at Face Place in West Hollywood and at its Meatpacking District location in New York. This fall, she’ll add a new candle to her growing ancillary collection—a spicy, earthy ginger called Cactus Flower. Until then, we’ve got the laid-back waxing guru’s other favorite beautifying products and haunts right here.
The Pro: Paz Stark, founder of Stark Waxing Studio.
The Facialist: Tony Silla
“I was a client of Tony at Face Place years before we brought Stark to their West Hollywood and New York locations. Face Place is the only institution I’ve trusted with my sensitive skin. They use vitamin C and zinc along with deep pore extraction and galvanic current. My skin feels hydrated and fresh for weeks after.”
Face Place, 8701 Santa Monica Blvd, L.A., (310) 855-1150, www.faceplace.com.
The Colorist: Sheri Roman
“Sheri at Roman Salon has the skill to make hair color look lush and natural. She’s the top of her field but still so understated and modest. And the Roman Salon has a gorgeous courtyard, which makes spending time there an absolutely relaxing experience.”
Roman Salon, 818 N. La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, (310) 854-1030, www.romansalonla.com.
The Deodorant: Malin + Goetz
“I can’t leave the house without Malin + Goetz eucalyptus deodorant. It’s alcohol and aluminum-free, it lasts for the entire day, and feels great going on.”
Malin + Goetz Deodorant, $18, www.malinandgoetz.com.