August 21 2014

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12 posts tagged "Target"

It’s In The Bag—And Now At Target


When it comes to aspirational shopping, Calypso has mastered the art of presenting us with an array of products for the lifestyle we wish we had—the one where “summer” is used as a verb and people have strong opinions on which Virgin Island is best. This should come as no surprise, seeing as how the line was created by founder Christiane Celle on Saint-Barthélemy in the French West Indies back in 1992. In the nearly 20 years since its launch, Calypso has opened 20 freestanding boutiques and amassed plenty of fans, a number that will likely grow this week with the premiere of its partnership with Target. Boasting maxi skirts, crochet bikinis, wedge espadrilles, and colorful cover-ups, the collection of destination-ready wardrobe staples also includes an adorable selection of beauty cases and organizers to help you stay properly primped no matter where your travels may take you. The bags come in summery linen prints, like the bright orange and red tie-dye pattern shown above. If, like us, you’ve never moved past Spring 2010′s ode to the fun, retro dyeing technique (or the covetable Proenza dresses it yielded), these are likely right up your alley—and at a fraction of the cost.

Coco Rocha Avoids Volcano Flume, Paints The Town Pink


Coco Rocha was out and about in New York last night, twitpic’ing along the way. The model had caught one of the last flights out of Europe before the Icelandic volcano’s ash cloud shut air travel there down, and managed to hit up both the American Museum of Natural History’s annual spring dance as well as the party for Zac Posen’s Target pop-up shop (phew). How best to party-hop with no time for an outfit change? Wear black and choose a simple, statement beauty look. Coco’s primping products of choice included a thin black cat-eye, slight cheek contouring, and a strong pink lip, which creates a lovely contrast against her ivory skin, in our opinion. What do you think of the lip color?

Photo: Marion Curtis / Startraks Photo

Middle America, Meet Frédéric Fekkai


In what registers with us as a smart and perhaps even industry-standard-setting move, Frédéric Fekkai will begin selling his products at Walgreens and Target stores next year. Sephora seems less keen on the idea than we are; the luxury beauty destination announced that it will drop the line from its stores in response. Here’s the plan: Classic items from the stylist’s eponymous Glossing, Full Volume, and Technician Color lines will head to Walgreens and Target, while Fekkai Advanced, which launched in September, will remain at prestige outlets like Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. But even though the lines are changing addresses, the prices will remain high-end, with products set to run between $20 and $30, just as they did at Sephora. Will budget shoppers be willing to spend that much on a shampoo if they aren’t already familiar with the coiffing king? Only time will tell, although don’t be surprised if you receive a mailer from Target with “fun facts” about Fekkai in the very near future. [WWD]

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Better Blending From Sonia Kashuk


Since witnessing the Beautyblender in action at the Spring shows last September, we’ve added the hot pink, egg-shaped sponge to our occasional foundation application sessions for an airbrushed “I’m not wearing any makeup” makeup look. Sonia Kashuk is also apparently on board with the elliptical applicator’s genius and has created her own version, with some design tweaks, for half the price. Sold exclusively at Target, Kashuk’s $9.99 blending sponge comes with finger grooves for an easier grasp, and in a series of seasonal color offerings so you have options if, like us, you find yourself with some misgivings about the hot pink. A new vivid purple version hits counters this month for all of your concealing, smudging, and patting endeavors. Just dampen, squeeze, and go crazy.

Photo: Courtesy of Sonia Kashuk Beauty

A Refresher Course From Pixi Cosmetics


As most savvy shoppers know, Target seriously amped up its beauty offerings last summer by adding collections from makeup artists Jemma Kidd, Napoleon Perdis, and Petra Strand. If you haven’t already, we’re assuming that you will be making a trip to the retail giant in the near future to stock up on a variety of summer essentials from its Loomstate collaboration, so we thought we’d give you a heads-up on how to accessorize them properly. Because dark circles, sallow skin, and all the other unattractive results of being overworked, overtired, and over-partied definitely will not go with that new wardrobe of certified-organic cotton staples, we give you Strand’s three-part plan for a streamlined approach to a healthy, luminous glow. Start by spot-treating with the brightening magic of her Pixi Cosmetics’ Brow Lift (which can be used as an all-over invisible highlighter as well). Follow up by layering the radiance-enhancing pure pearl powder of Pixi Brightening Primer under Pixi Illuminating Tint & Conceal, which packs a moisturizer, light-coverage foundation, sunscreen, luminizer, and concealer into one handy tube. Good news for anyone looking for a one-stop shopping experience—and for those of you who have a tendency to burn the candle at both ends.

Photo: Courtesy of Pixi Cosmetics