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July 25 2014

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15 posts tagged "Stila"

Summer Sparklers, From Stila

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We frequently find ourselves at odds with sparkles, but there’s a time and a place for glistening pigments. And according to Stila, that time is now and that place is your eyes. The brand has recently released a whole new line of shimmery Waterproof Liquid Liners equipped with “micro-glitter” for unparalleled shine without the threat of large flecks finding their way onto your cheeks, temples, etc. Available in eight different shades—including Electric, a bright aqua with green shimmer; Bora Bora, a similarly festive shade of cerulean blue; and the sleeper hit Flash, an army green with hints of olive and gold light—these felt-tipped wands go on and stay on to add a fun dose of color to your seasonal makeup arsenal. They set pretty quickly, too, so there’s no risk of smudging once you’ve managed to scrawl on that perfect cat-eye. A few words to the wise: Don’t forget to experiment with your lower lash line, and keep the makeup remover-soaked pointed Q-tips on hand to fudge a perfectly straight line should a firm, un-shaky hand elude you.

Photo: Luca Cannonieri / GoRunway.com; Courtesy of Stila

Bluefly Gets The Beauty Bug; Stila Joins Forces with E!; And More…

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BlueFly.com has just started up its very own fragrance boutique so you can buy a discounted pair of Jimmy Choos and a bottle of Jimmy Choo eau de toilette at one URL address. Genius. [AP]

Nail art as easy as sticking your hands inside a huge laser-jet printer? You can believe it, thanks to Japan-based Guangzhou Taiji Electronics and its new ArtPro Nail Printer. [Engadget via Stylist]

What do you get when you put photographer Ellen von Unwerth in a gritty Berlin nightclub with models Coco Rocha, Lydia Hearst, Karolin Wolter, and Eliza Cummings for German hair care brand Schwarzkopf? A high-powered, hair-raising visual ad campaign, that’s what. [WWD]

First OPI and Fox inked a beauty-meets-TV deal, and now Stila is capitalizing on Golden Globes fever by partnering with E! on a new Live from the Red Carpet Collection. Who’s next? [Hollywood Life]

Self-tanner mavens, be advised: the key to sporting a warm sun-kissed look in the winter is to tone down your normal shade so you’re not stuck with a Snookie-like glow in the middle of January. [Us]

Photo: Courtesy of Bluefly.com

Urban Outfitters, The Beauty Shop

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Fact: I spend way too much money at Urban Outfitters. I like to blame it on my complete and total inability to resist the lure of a good sale item, of which there are always many. Another fact: Starting today, I will be blowing even more cash at the cool-kids chain, because it’s launching its first-ever beauty shop. That means brands with the Urban stamp of approval will now be available online and in many of the chain’s stores. And as I suspected, considering past collaborations with designers like Kim Gordon and Rachel Comey, the Urbanites also have great taste in makeup, hair care, and fragrance. Now, alongside those floral-print rompers and drainpipe jeans, you’ll also find eaux by Costume National and Malin + Goetz; Japonesque beauty tools; makeup by Stila, Too Faced, and Pop; nail polishes by KO and Urban’s own house brand (from which there will be more releases later this year); and extras like blotting papers and nail files from Paul & Joe. And lest you forget that this is Urban Outfitters, not Sephora, there’s also an array of Manic Panic hair dye available. Urban will hold a major event at its Broadway flagship in New York on July 15 to officially celebrate its foray into all things beauty with the help of one of our favorite local experts, Poppy King, so mark your calendars.

Tanning, From The Inside Out?; Dior Beauty Joins The Vlogger Generation; And More…

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A recent study confirms what most of us already knew: Environmental factors like smoking, being overweight, and not using sunscreen are more likely to cause the physical signs of aging than a genetic predisposition. (Sorry for the accusations, Mom.) [Science Daily]

There is hope for the sunscreen-shunners among you, though. A new anti-sunburn drug that protects even the palest of people from skin cancer and UV rays may be hitting the market. It also allegedly causes a tan, but isn’t being branded for cosmetic purposes… yet. [The Telegraph]

Following Stila’s lead, Dior Beauty has started its own video site, featuring tutorials on how to best apply its products. Watch out, Lauren Luke. [Independent]

You say tomato, L’Oreal says great skin. The French beauty company has just released a new cosmeceutical in Europe that puts the wrinkle-preventing power of lycopene in one daily pill. Color us red with envy. [Daily Mail]

Professional-grade beauty devices for hair removal and washing, sloughing, and perfecting your skin are infiltrating the market. Behold the age of the “prosumer.” [L.A. Times]

Photo: Ken Reid/ Getty Images

Studio Beauty Channel: All The Cool Kids Are Watching It

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When Studio Beautymix at Fred Segal went digital earlier this year, bringing its well-edited stash of cosmetics, skincare, and fragrance to the Internet masses, beauty junkies living outside the Santa Monica area rejoiced. But founder Robin Coe-Hutshing and newly named CEO Nicole Ostoya weren’t content to stop at e-commerce. Tired of what they’ve termed “plasticized beauty,” the women wanted to broadcast the store’s quirky retail experience worldwide. Introducing Studio Beauty Channel, a Web portal that goes live today and offers a window into the undeniably cool products for sale at Studio Beautymix and the painfully hip people who are wearing them. Produced by New York-based documentary filmmaker Crystal Moselle and writer/blogger Aviva Yael, the site is essentially a series of video vignettes that feature New York and L.A. scenesters playing with makeup. In “The Kiss Off Series,” author and Chloë Sevigny bestie Lesley Arfin tests out the opacity and wearability of DuWop’s new Dark Red lipstick during a PG makeout session with boyfriend and rapper Machine; “The Mascara Cry Test” features aspiring actress and imboycrazy.com blogger Alexi Wasser, challenging Stila Lash Visor to the emotional roller-coaster that is the movie Closer. Aside from innovative product testing techniques, the site will also offer a cultural collision of makeup and music, showcasing backstage face-painting rituals with up-and-coming girl bands and insider interviews with artists like L.A. Ladies’ Choir, a women’s singing collective that counts model Frankie Rayder as a member. It sure beats plain old online shopping.
See more videos at Studio Beauty Channel