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August 29 2014

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61 posts tagged "Sephora"

The Downtown Way to Wear the Color of the Year

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“Simplistic” and “realistic” were two of the adjectives that face painter Aaron de Mey used to describe the makeup look he created for Opening Ceremony’s Fall 2014 collection. Those words, however, don’t exactly lend themselves to Pantone’s color of the year, Radiant Orchid—but that’s exactly what De Mey reached for to create the Antwerpen flush seen on the runway. “We wanted to do something that felt natural, youthful, and almost naive, so Aaron felt like the cheeks were a perfect way to play it,” said codesigner of the label, Humberto Leon. As for why De Mey employed the purple hue instead of your traditional pink or peach: “It’s refreshing, brighter, and a bit more direct,” he explained. The trick is to use a cream formula, like the Sephora + Pantone Universe Ravishing Dew Cream Blush applied at the show, and blend out the edges with concealer or foundation. “This makes the color feel like it’s coming from underneath the skin rather than on top,” he said. As for the placement, the pro noted wearing your blush high and central helps hide dark circles (and honestly, who doesn’t need help in that area?). The idea to use this punchy pigment on the apples instead of the spot that initially comes to mind (the lips) was also “less obvious and more surprising,” added Leon—kind of like the dripping chocolate wall (developed in tandem with chocolatiers and Princeton scientists) that inspired many a memorable NYFW Instagram moment.

To try the shade on for size, visit the Sephora + Pantone Universe Pop-Up Green House located in the Big Screen Plaza on West 29th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., March 27-29.

Photo: Getty; Courtesy of Sephora

Standout Tattoos Stake Their Claim on Instagram; MIT Discovers the Wave of the Future for Animated Films; and More

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three-d-tattooThree-dimensional ink, the latest craze in the tattoo world, creates a chillingly realistic trompe l’oeil effect. A quick search of #3DTattoo on Instagram displays everything from butterfly tats that appear to take flight from the wearer’s stomach to intricate designs reminiscent of wood and animal paw prints that appear embedded in the skin. [Today.com]

Thanks to a team of MIT researchers, animated movies will no longer be devoid of curly-haired leading ladies. Until now, movie heroines have donned straight styles because of their less complex texture. According to The Cut, the first 3-D model for a strand of curly hair developed by these scientists will simplify the design of wavy locks for animated films.

In its first-ever movie collaboration, Sephora has joined forces with the upcoming blockbuster Divergent, a “futuristic dystopia” starring Shailene Woodley. The limited-edition collection includes eye shadows, lip glosses, and nail colors. The High Gloss Transforming Eye Shadow—a transparent shade that turns translucent when wet—is a standout item we can’t wait to try. [WWD]

OPI’s new base coat, Glitter Off, takes the hassle out of the sparkly stuff (like the manicures that made an appearance on Meadham Kirchhoff’s Fall 2014 runway). When applied in a single coat under sparkles or dark colors, the lacquer can simply be peeled off—no nail polish remover needed. This genius formula is set to hit shelves in March.

Photo: Instagram

Anna Sui Gives America’s Favorite Mouse A Makeover, Face Time With Sephora, And More

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anna-suiMinnie Mouse first debuted her red and white polka-dot dress and matching bow in 1928. Now she’s getting a modern update by Anna Sui, who dressed her in (what else?) black, along with the designer’s signature purple for the holidays. From mascara to mouse-shaped lipstick bullets, you’ll find a rocker version of the rodent on b-glowing.com—all part of a limited-edition collaboration with the online retailer.

In other product news, Bleach hair salon in London released a line of products including at-home bleaching kits and non-permanent dyes in punk-inspired shades like peach, rose, and “bruised violet.”

British makeup artist Wendy Rowe talks to Byrdie.com about how she tames Cara Delevingne’s famous arches. All it takes is some Elnett and a mascara wand.

Sephora is at your service on Google. Starting tomorrow, the store is launching Google Helpouts, where you can chat face-to-face with a pro about how to perfect your smoky eye gone awry or finally find a foundation that matches your skin tone. It appears that this chain is taking a cue from the chorus of The Spinners’ seventies hit “I’ll Be Around”: “Whenever you call me, I’ll be there/ Whenever you want me, I’ll be there/ Whenever you need me, I’ll be there/ I’ll be around.”

After a Brazilian blowout blunder, Jennifer Aniston steps out with a shorter cut. The bob is somewhat reminiscent of “The Rachel,” but don’t mention that to Aniston—she’d rather shave her head than wear the style that spawned millions of face-framing layers and chunky highlights. [EOnline.com]

A Sneak Peek at Cara’s New YSL Beauty Ads; the Marc Jacobs Cosmetics Countdown Is On; And More…

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Cara-YSL-InstagramCara Delevingne is using her Instagram fame to share more than just pictures of herself with newfound bestie Rita Ora. “Go greeeeen!” she chirped this weekend alongside a sneak peek of her new YSL makeup campaign. [Grazia]

Guess how much a lock of Mick Jagger’s hair will sell for when it goes up for auction at Bonhams, in London, on July 3? All right, we’ll tell you: $2,000! [CNN]

Katy Perry is ready to pursue a more “age-appropriate” beauty mantra, she says in a new behind-the-scenes video for her cover turn on Vogue‘s July issue, which looks like it will mean a more refined approach to eye makeup. “My brows and my eyes are, I think, what frame my whole face. I have all right lips and all right cheekbones, but they’re no show-offs.” [Us]

When Marc Jacobs’ new beauty venture arrives at Sephora stores in August, it will do so with a bang, not a whimper. The designer was actively involved in the creation of all 122 products in his debut cosmetics venture—from the naming (there is an extra-black mascara Jacobs called Blacquer and a pink blush, inspired by one of his tattoos, called Shameless) to the actual testing. “I’ve been using the Brow Tamer,” Jacobs admits. [WWD]

First Look: Marc Jacobs x Sephora

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The mind-altering orange light and army of “sweaty,” Joan Jett-inspired shag wigs were only part of the story backstage at Marc Jacobs last night. Also causing a commotion: the debut of a few choice pieces of Marc’s forthcoming, first-ever beauty range, for Sephora. “They’re brand-new and only here tonight,” Jacobs’ longtime manicurist, Elisa Ferri, boasted of the two bottles of nail lacquer she held in her hand. The packaging itself is something worth talking about. Flat, wide, and oval, it looks like nothing else on the market. But the formulas are also worth noting, Ferri insisted. Shiny, the clear top coat models wore on their fingers last night, was custom-created with special polymers to have a shocking gloss value at the personal request of Jacobs, who wanted it to resemble the custom coffee table he has in his home that is shellacked with thirty coats of lacquer. The other shade on view, Jezebel—a dark garnet that models wore on their toes—”has incredible payoff,” according to Ferri, who claimed that she got full color coverage in just one coat. The varnishes will join Jacobs’ large-scale rollout of cosmetics when the line launches at the beauty emporium this fall. Thoughts on its first big reveal?