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When three of the beauty industry’s mane men—Garren, Thom Priano, and Howard McLaren—who boast more than one hundred years of combined experience, join forces, the result is bound to be good…and even better for your hair. “It just sort of happened. There was no real plan that all three of us got together,” said Priano, who refers to McLaren as their “West Coast connection” and “European brain.” “Garren and I have been talking about products for years, and then a third party came in and we thought, What a great idea, this is a dream team for us.” The trio refer to themselves as a collective—much like Andy Warhol’s Factory—where artists of all kinds (hairstylists, photographers, fashion stylists, etc.) can weigh in and contribute to their evolving brand, R+Co (which is short for Rogue and Company), launching next month. In addition to industry insiders, social media will play a huge role in how they continue to evolve the already-extensive range consisting of twenty-three products that are “free of most everything,” including parabens, sulfates, glutens, petroleum, and other bad-for-the-Earth ingredients. “It will be interesting how this line is going to grow,” he noted. “This is just not Garren, myself, and Howard, it’s everyone.” (Feel free to hit them up on Twitter or Instagram @RogueandCo with your brilliant ideas.) And the packaging is as innovative as their formulas and thought processes. From chandeliers to beach scenes to the New York City skyline, the bottle designs are reflective of the three founding pros’ eye for aesthetics and time spent on shoots with photographers such as Richard Avedon, Steven Meisel, and Irving Penn, as well as supers like Gisele Bündchen and Karlie Kloss. (Garren was responsible for Kloss’ much-lauded bob and Farrah Fawcett’s iconic feathered look.) “The photographs [on our labels] tell a story all on their own,” noted Priano (not to mention dress up the walls of your shower). Plus, the range features five citrus-based scents—Love Bite, Serious Gaze, Relative Paradise, Dark Waves, and Rosy Eyed—that are guy- and girl-friendly. While Garren gave beauty editors a sneak peek at the Chiffon mousse he used at Anna Sui this past season, click here to get an exclusive first look at the full collection.
The triple threat behind R+Co (from left): Howard McLaren, Thom Priano, Garren
The entire East Coast is a bit starved for summer, but it isn’t quite time to hit the beach and throw on a Day-Glo bikini. To transition properly, we’re introducing subtle pops of color into our spring wardrobes, and Maybelline’s new Bleached Neon nail polish collection fits the bill nicely. These washed-out neon hues—including Pepto pink, juicy lime, and pastel peach—are reminiscent of a perfectly worn-in tie-dye tee. Plus, if you aren’t up for adding a few rainbow streaks to your hair, consider this an equally fun (and temporary) alternative. We’ll give you bonus points for painting each nail a different color.
Available in May, Maybelline Limited-Edition Bleached Neons by Color Show, $3.99 each
Style.com’s resident nail polish guru (and photo editor), Nicola Kast, beats the Monday blues by hitting the bottle. Here, she shares the lacquer she’s loving this week.
Kast got in on this designer beauty collaboration—which includes everything from ombré blush to budge-proof black liner, all in metallic rainbow packaging reminiscent of Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez’s Spring 2010 collection—early with the nail lacquer in Bougainvillea, a creamy coral out April 24. (Set a calendar alert now.) “I’m not into bright lips [for those who are, a flamingo pink and tangerine lipstick are available in this limited-edition range], but I love a tomato-orange manicure,” Kast said. Even better: It’s so much more wallet-friendly than a PS1.
MAC Proenza Schouler Nail Lacquer in Bougainvillea, $24; maccosmetics.com
We’re the first to admit that testing out (and taking home) a hotel’s bath products is one of life’s most underrated luxuries (bonus points for chic packaging). The Mark Hotel on New York’s Upper East Side totally gets where we’re coming from, and its newest bathroom amenities are some of the cutest we’ve seen yet. (We suggest ringing housekeeping and stocking up on an extra set or two as souvenirs—just don’t tell them Style.com sent you.) The hotel called on Richard Pandiscio (a man known for reinvigorating real estate) and French illustrator Jean-Philippe Delhomme to create cheeky cartoons for the labels on these travel-size toiletries. For example, the bath gel depicts a man reading the newspaper mid-soak, while the shampoo bottle is decorated with a woman washing her dog. As if the hotel’s 24-hour access to Bergdorf Goodman wasn’t enough to get us through the door.
BareMinerals might be best known for its powder formulas (which caused many to board the mineral bandwagon and swirl, tap, and buff their way to complexion perfection), but the brand’s new BareSkin (liquid!) foundation is one of the best I’ve tried in a while. While the thin, featherweight fluid may bear a passing resemblance to a pricier option currently on the market from a certain Italian fashion house, BareSkin stands alone. Boasting a dreamy satin finish, the formula is buildable, so you can dial-up from sheer to full coverage (two drops, perfect on my skin, are suggested for the former, six for the latter). Not only does the finish look good, it does good: Jojoba-coated mineral pigments suspended in a coconut base offer a light veil of hydration, and broad spectrum SPF 20 protects, while vitamin C and lilac stem cells brighten dull complexions; those with sensitive skins can rejoice—there’s no silicone in sight. Though the design of the accompanying brush may seem a bit gimmicky, its silky synthetic bristles boast a reservoir that makes already-easy application a breeze. Squeeze a few drops of foundation into the center and buff away for a seamless, streak-free application. And with twenty shades, from my pallor’s perfect match (Bare Porcelain) to rich, deep hues (Bare Mocha), BareSkin’s going to delight a plethora of people. Here’s to mineral makeup’s triumphant new face.