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26 posts tagged "Sally Hansen"

Drugstore Discovery Of The Week: Passing Up Pastels

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Spring is supposed to be about the absence of gray, but on nails it’s staying put—with darker variants of the hue already on the agenda for Fall. The latest fixation with this steely shade was sparked by Chanel’s much discussed, strangely beautiful mushroom-mauve lacquer, aptly named Particulière. The idea of a gray nail polish, with its slightly sullen cast and tragic-chic aura, offers a tasteful hard edge to any number of wardrobe staples, but knowing that I probably wouldn’t wear the varnish season after season, I couldn’t get behind shelling out for the fancy French version—not to mention the fact that it promptly went on back order upon its debut in January. The fix: Sally Hansen’s Complete Salon Manicure in Commander in Chic. The rich formula glides on evenly with its smooth wide brush, delivering a subtle yet complex gray that changes colors in different lights. Plus, the glossy finish lasts for days, thanks to a molecule that hides imperfections by releasing shine every time your nail bends and flexes, so that $6.99 you’ll pony up at the counter will go a long way.

Photo: Courtesy of Sally Hansen

Lacquer And Lace, A Match Made In Heaven

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After some show-stealing performances from Dashing Diva and CND earlier in the week, the statement nail continued its reign at Tracy Reese yesterday. Working off the designer’s “modern but feminine, young, and edgy” inspiration (sound familiar?), manicurist Dana Caruso applied Wet Clay onto models’ fingertips, a creamy concrete color from Reese’s new collaboration with Sally Hansen due out at the end of the summer. The “edgy” factor came with a piece of black lace that Caruso cut to fit each nail, securing it in place with a glossy topcoat to hold. The technique makes for a fun personal project when you’ve got some time on your hands—say, if you should happen to be stuck indoors tonight because of another February snowstorm (ugh).

Photo: Courtesy of Sally Hansen

Fashion’s Night Out For Beauty Junkies

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Fashion’s Night Out is quickly approaching, and for those of you whose hearts go pitter-patter for makeovers more than for extended hours at Louis Vuitton, here are a few initiatives that should get the blood pumping—that is, if the Diddy PSA didn’t already do the trick. Click here for a full list of participants and check out Vogue Daily’s neighborhood maps with all the best beauty happenings on September 10.

Jurlique

Get a free, full-size cleanser with any purchase of two products or more. That’s $40 worth of certified biodynamic goodness made with pure-living botanicals, free.
Stop By: Visit Jurlique at 477 Madison Ave. between 51st and 52nd St. or 436 W. Broadway at Prince St. in Soho.

C.O. Bigelow

In keeping with the old pharmacy tradition of selling food and beverages along with creams and salves for what ails you, the oldest apothecary in America will be offering complimentary sodas from its vintage soda fountain all day. It’ll also be handing out free Mentha Lip Shines—you know, so you can gloss-it-up post slurping.
Stop By: 414 Ave. of the Americas at W. 9th St.

Sally Hansen

Sally Hansen manicurists will be offering complimentary manicures at Tracy Reese’s boutique in honor of the limited-edition nail polish collections Hansen has created for Reese’s runway presentations for the past seven seasons.
Stop By: 641 Hudson St. between Horatio and Gansevoort St.

The Plaza Beauty by Warren-Tricomi

The experts and icons behind the elite beauty brands carried at the Plaza Retail Collection will combine forces for the occasion. Makeup artists from Smashbox and Becca will be on site for free consultations, representatives from Sjal Skincare and Comfort Zone will be providing mini facials, hand massages, and other spa treatments, and renowned stylists Joel Warren and Edward Tricomi will be presenting hair demonstrations showcasing fall’s key trends. Samples of Lisa Hoffman Skincare, Tocca, Revitalash, Luzern Skincare, Kai, Santa Maria Novella, MLAB, and Sponge Skincare will also abound—and who doesn’t like free samples?
Stop By: 1 W. 58th St. at Fifth Ave.

Korres

Make the Greek apothecary your late-night stop on the 10th. It’s planned an evening of cocktails and makeovers, including a detox bar serving complimentary antioxidant-infused beverages based on the skincare brand’s star ingredients—wild rose, pomegranate, thyme honey, and sugar crystal. There will also be makeovers using the company’s green makeup line as well as gift bags. And cupcakes.

Stop By: Korres Manhattan, 110 Wooster St. between Prince and Spring St., or Korres Brooklyn, 140 Montague St. between Clinton and Henry St.

Cle de Peau

The luxe makeup brand’s color creator, Lucia Pieroni, will be holding court at Bergdorf Goodman for the day and offering consultations at the counter. As one of our favorite editorial artists and a backstage favorite at New York and Paris fashion weeks, the chance to have Pieroni assess your face isn’t so much an opportunity as an honor. See you there.
Stop By: 754 Fifth Ave. at 57th St.

Clarins

Clarins will be staging a series of “beauty parties” at locations across the city (as well as at Macy’s counters across the state) equipped with gratis Champagne and hors d’oeuvres, not to mention a series of complimentary mini beauty treatments.
Stop By: Click here for a list of citywide locations.

Angel by Thierry Mugler

Lovers of the original gourmand fragrance will have a chance to experience its creation through a hands-on workshop about its construction, followed by a mini spa olfactory journey with treatments using the award-winning Angel Les Parfums Corps collection.
Stop By: Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, and Saks stores throughout the city as well as Macy’s locations in Rego Park and Cross County.

Photo: Courtesy of The Plaza Retail Collection

TV’s Hottest Cast Likes the Cheap Stuff

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If you weren’t already a believer—everyone who created an avatar moments after the option was posted on AMC qualifies, as does Frank Rich—last night’s much-hyped premiere of season three likely made you mad about Mad Men. And though the characters may look like a million bucks—sigh, Don Draper—according to the show’s makeup department head, Lana Horochowski, beauty comes cheap on set. Here, the five drugstore finds that she keeps in regular rotation.

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs: Quick body makeup to make all exposed limbs look flawless.

Revlon lipstick: An oldie but a goody. The original Super Lustrous variety offers shades like Cherries in the Snow that have been around since the Mad Men era, and the new Matte lipsticks have a very retro and long-lasting finish.

Clubman Shave Cream and After Shave Lotion: Stubble was an office no-no in the sixties. In keeping with the times, Mad Men‘s men shave a few times a day to stay smooth.

Andrea Modlash: Horochowski goes through countless strips of false lashes every episode.

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara: Every female character’s false fringe is covered with a few coats of Great Lash.

Photo: Everett Collection

Drugstore Discovery Of The Week

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Nail art is an acquired taste. While it’s never really lived down its eighties mall fame, we prefer to think of it not so much as a tacky pastime but as a unique form of female self-expression—sort of like graffiti, without the risk of arrest for vandalism. Seeing as how we dabble in it in our own personal life, you can imagine our excitement when we first heard about Sally Hansen’s new Nail Art Pens a few months back (actually getting them home from our local drugstore when they finally launched last month was a next-level experience). Never much of a fan of the stencil or decal approaches, we’re happy to note that these fine-tipped markers are far superior, designed to dispense just the right amount of color so you can customize your nails and toes as you see fit with increased control. All eight colors work over normal nail lacquers and can be simply sealed with a top coat. Another cool feature: The water-based formula wipes off instantly, so you don’t have to ruin your base coat if your experiments with zebra print go awry. At a wee $7.95 a pop, they’re screaming for an “adult arts-and-crafts party.”

Photo: Courtesy of Sally Hansen