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September 2 2014

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3 posts tagged "Rouge Volupt�"

Drugstore Discovery Of The Week

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We’ve done our part to add to the statement lip discourse currently going on in the beauty world by making an effort to keep you abreast of the shades and products that will help you perfect your pout as vivid color continues to make a comeback. But we’re aware that more often than not, we have expensive taste. By now, readers of this blog are familiar with our affinity for YSL’s gorgeous Rouge Volupté range, which lines our makeup drawer alongside offerings from Makeup Forever, Chanel, and Dior. Truth be told, it’s rare to find a mass product that performs as well as our favorite high-brow models. Which is why this next bit of information is particularly exciting. Rather than downscale its operation in the midst of economic decline, Maybelline has embarked on one of its largest launches to date, unleashing a 48-piece color collection two years in the making of high-opacity lipsticks modeled after successful prestige lines. Color Sensational features four shade groups—reds, pinks, plums, and naturals—with options for every kind of customer. Muted nudes and “safe” mauves will appeal to more conservative types, while bold shades of red, hot pink, and fuchsia will excite the adventurous crowd. For our part, we’ve taken a liking to Coral Crush, as we’ve been searching for the perfect pastel orange to complement our newly bronzed skin (don’t hate on the Jersey shore). For $7.49 at the Duane Reade, it’s a designer knockoff at its best.

Photo: Courtesy of Maybelline

Kate Moss And YSL, Together Again

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After the raging success of her campaign for YSL’s Rouge Volupté lipstick last fall, the French house has pegged Kate Moss to front its new fall fragrance as well, which is rumored to be a rose scent called Parisienne, according to our go-to perfume blog. Speculation as to Moss’ new project with the brand arose in March when she was spotted at a Craig McDean photo shoot wearing head-to-toe looks from Stefano Pilati’s Fall collection. Outside of her leather bustier and black smoking styling job for the visuals, however, details on the perfume are hard to come by. (All we could get out of our inside sources was that it launches in France this month and will be stateside in October). Stay tuned.

Photo: Arnaldo Magnani / Getty Images

Cindy Crawford, Forty And Loving It

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As the supers return to magazines and billboards en masse, fashion’s interest in iconic catwalkers from the last two decades is pretty all-encompassing at the moment—and it’s likely what landed 40-year-old Cindy Crawford in Paris Vogue‘s November issue. Everyone is clamoring over Cindy’s still, um, super body (yes, she looks ridiculously good; it’s not up for debate), but we’re more interested in that fuchsia lip color, spotted in its muted incarnation at Marc by Marc Jacobs for Fall and in its full vivid glory for Spring at Hussein Chalayan. Based on product previews and event launches, we guessed that Ms. Crawford was wearing one of YSL’s new lip colors, and upon reading the story’s credits, our suspicions were confirmed: YSL Rouge Volupté in Rose Culte, courtesy of makeup artist Jeanine Lobell. Thus, all pressing questions were answered: Does Cindy still have it? Yes. Is our ability to identify lipstick out of the tube up to snuff? Indeed it is.

Photo: From Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin’s “40 Ans,” in Paris Vogue, November 2008.