September 2 2014

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6 posts tagged "Saint Laurent"

Rita Ora and Iggy Azalea Demonstrate Some Kickass Beauty Moves in “Black Widow” Music Video



Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora dropped a Kill Bill-style music video today, but that isn’t the big news here on Beauty Counter. We’re more concerned with this dynamic duo’s hair and makeup moves—like Ora’s sultry, kohl-rimmed eyes and blunt-cut, platinum wig. The Brit’s sooty stare reminded us of the rocker look we saw on the runway at Saint Laurent for Fall 2014. As for Azalea, we appreciated how the rapper took the tone-on-tone trend to an edgy new level, dip-dyeing the bottom of her strands crimson to match her blood-red lips. We can’t say we’re surprised that these kickass blonds in skintight racing suits pulled out all the stops—both are routinely spotted on the red carpet sporting razor-sharp feline flicks, statement pouts, stiletto nails, and signature white-hot hair. While the verdict is still out on how “Black Widow” will fare with music critics, one thing is for certain: Rita and Iggy are a match made in beauty heaven.


If Saint Laurent Had a Makeup Baby, This Is What It Would Look Like



Sky Ferreira is no stranger to sparkle. In fact, when I first met the catwalker-turned-singer, she was wearing bedazzled Saint Laurent stockings (the same pair she sported on the way to the hospital after she injured herself onstage in California during Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz tour). But it isn’t just her gams that are getting the glimmer treatment—her makeup artist, Amy Chance, has been sticking to a combo of Make Up For Ever lilac glitter and Rimmel London Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss lipstick in 107 for the past week. The cat-eye shape Ferreira is so fond of is reminiscent of the sixties-inspired black wings expertly sketched on lids at Saint Laurent’s Fall 2014 show, while the shimmery aspect might as well have stemmed from the twinkling Mary Janes models wore on their feet. Combine the two ideas together and it’s a match made in makeup heaven.


Photo: Marcus Tondo,; Instagram

On Kate’s Side


kate-bosworth-dinnerNot only was the slightly longer sleeve length on Kate Bosworth’s tee (part of her new line for Topshop, launching today) completely perfect, an observation made by’s in-house T-shirt aficionada and photo editor, but her deep side part was an ideal complement to her casual look. While Bosworth’s dividing line wasn’t clean-cut and perfect—reminding me of the rocker-inspired styles seen at Saint Laurent this season—the feminine curls and pink-stained lips added an element of easy elegance to her half-tucked top and jeans.

Photo: Carlos Acayo

Throwback Thursday: We Love the Nineties


Milla-Jovovich-by-Peter-Lindbergh,-Allure-US-Dec-1996_resizeThrowback Thursday is a regular feature on Beauty Counter in which we pore over the pages of our favorite glossies from decades past in search of a little modern-day makeup and hair inspiration.

The Model: Milla Jovovich

The Moment: Nineties Grunge

The Motivation: If you haven’t already noticed, the nineties are back. From Hedi Slimane’s grunge collection for Saint Laurent to just about everybody else’s obsession with midriff tops, fashion is on repeat. And beauty insiders, for the most part, have taken the same route. On the red carpet and in editorials, there’s a return to the nude face and the no-makeup-makeup look popularized by supes like Linda, Christy, and Naomi. So it’s no surprise we’re slightly obsessed with this Peter Lindbergh-lensed shot of Milla Jovovich. Her clean skin, smudged eyeliner, and slicked-back, slightly mussed-up pompadour are everything we want to embrace this summer.

Photo: Peter Lindbergh for Allure, 1996; Courtesy of

Niche Fragrance Gets a Sampling Service; Reese Witherspoon Is Legally Brunette; And More…


Birchbox and Glossybox, meet Olfactif. The Chicago-born perfume sampling service sends three miniature niche flacons to subscribers for $18 a month. It’s first box includes bottles from L’Artisan Parfumeur, Imaginary Authors, and Sonoma Scent Studio. [Crain's]

As images of Hedi Slimane’s new Saint Laurent music project—featuring Courtney Love, Kim Gordon, Marilyn Manson, and L.A. indie-rocker Ariel Pink—make their way around the blogosphere today, we noticed a poignant beauty note in the self-styled black-and-white images: black nail polish appears in its most kempt—and unkempt— form throughout the series. Fingers crossed a signature black edition of the brand’s La Laque long-lasting nail lacquer is also on the way. [Dazed Digital]

Reese Witherspoon turned her blonde locks a shade of warm chocolate over the weekend, and now Ellen DeGeneres appears to have followed suit. [E!]

Zoe Saldana might be the next starlet to make the cut. “At some point, I might just want to chop [all of my hair] off and go really short,” the Star Trek star recently revealed, following designers’ lead for Fall. [People StyleWatch]

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