23 posts tagged "Thierry Mugler"
First came collaborations with Nicki Minaj and Azealia Banks, now comes news that MAC has hooked an even bigger R&B superstar for its latest makeup partnership. That’d be Rihanna, who has created—count ’em—four color collections for her “RiRi [hearts] MAC” line due out this year. In a statement, the singing sensation called the deal a “no-brainer.” We’d have to agree. [WWD]
Breaking: Michelle Williams has said that she is finally ready to move on from the pixie cut that has been her signature since Heath Ledger’s death five years ago. “I think I’m ready. It’s on its way, slowly but surely,” the thirty-two-year-old actress says. “[The transition is] why I’ve stayed with short hair for so long. The mid-stage is insufferable. It’s really hard on your self-esteem.” [HuffPo]
Gentle micro-polishing, LED light facials, and a ban on carbs, salt, and caffeine are just a few of the ways Hollywood’s biggest stars are prepping their skin for Oscar Sunday. [Allure]
After days of no comment, Thierry Mugler has made moves that suggest it will, in fact, be dropping Oscar Pistorius from its A*Men fragrance spokesperson roster in light of the murder charges that have been brought against him. As of Tuesday, Mugler appeared to have removed Pistorius’ image from its Web site. [Guardian]
Thierry Mugler’s fragrances, not unlike Nicola Formichetti’s designs for the house he built, which just showed its Spring collection tonight in Paris, can be quite polarizing. Consider Angel: 1992′s breakout success story that became the gourmand upon which all other gourmands will forever be judged has achieved such cult status, many women the world over can be recognized simply by the caramel, chocolate, and patchouli aroma that precedes them. And that very quality—a scent so intense it quite literally wears you—is what deters an entire other group of perfume fiends from indulging in it. We’ve always felt similarly about Alien. Mugler’s transparent amber eau that’s heavy on the jasmine sambac, green notes, and vanilla has fans and foes in equal measure. And as much as we want to like the fragrance that his longtime olfactory consultant, Pierre Aulas, reportedly created for “the feminine Buddha,” it’s never smelled quite right on us. The flacon’s brand new Essence Absolue, however, is an entirely different story. Alien’s core amber and vanilla heart is still very much present in this latest iteration, albeit in different concentrations that are counterbalanced by two new ingredients: A heady dose of iris has been layered with the jasmine to downplay some of it’s more animalic tendencies, while a smoky, musky hint of myrrh builds out base notes that already include cashmeran woods. Don’t get the wrong idea: It’s still incredibly rich and unmistakably Mugler in its potency. But there’s something much more palatable about the sweet but still fresh eau—which is to say, it very much appeals to our palate.
Fashion provocateur Thierry Mugler isn’t shy about mixing uncommon ingredients to create his smash-hit fragrances. 1992′s classic Angel blended spicy patchouli notes with edible hints of praline, while last year’s Womanity pitted the juiciness of fig against the salty, metallic flavor of caviar for a play on sweet and savory. The designer-turned-beauty innovator has a similar flair for mixing mediums. Two years ago, with the assistance of his trusted olfactory adviser Pierre Aulas, Mugler drew from ancient winemaking traditions to launch Liqueurs de Parfum, in which he aged his signature scents in specific wooden casks to slightly alter their original formulas. For his latest trick, Mugler has paired Aulus with Michelin-starred French chef Hélène Darroze to create the Taste of Fragrance collection. His three classic women’s perfumes have been spiked with a concentrated flavor accord that has been distilled separately from the original compositions and then mixed back in for added impact; Darroze then devised a specific recipe to complement each new creation accordingly. Angel is boosted by a cocoa powder-infused jam and caramelized almond accord (which got Darroze ruminating on a mole sauce-soaked duck); Alien, Mugler’s woody amber floral, has been embellished with a salted buttery caramel accord (for which Darroze suggests a bean-based dessert); and Womanity has received a boost via an essence of fig chutney that has been subtly spiced with sweet vinegar (Darroze envisions a similarly flavored hors d’oeuvre here topped with a few beads of caviar). Sadly, Darroze herself isn’t available to whip up these dishes in your own kitchen, but the inspiration is certainly enough to get you started on the right track—or at least make you hungry.
Vogue China just debuted its Fall collections book which, interestingly enough, stars Natasha Poly having a particularly Spring beauty moment. Matte lips in a range of off-kilter colors popped up on both sides of the pond this season, making their first appearance in New York at Richard Chai’s “Japanese surfer girls” show where models like Lindsey Wixson and Emily Baker trotted out onto the runway with flat-finish blue, and purple mouths. The evolution of the statement lip continued in London at Mary Katrantzou thanks to makeup artist Val Garland, who used a treasure trove of metallic MAC Pigments to create lime, aqua, and tangerine mouths (Garland repeated the trick in Paris at Thierry Mugler making gold-green her single color of choice). It’s not the most translatable look off the catwalk but there is a method to the madness, should you want to give it a go. The trick is blocking out lips with a color-neutralizing cream base like MAC Lip Erase or its Paintstick in White before applying whatever wacky lipstick shade your heart desires. To be fair, Natasha’s yellow pout does look kind of killer with her all-black ensemble. Would you go there?
Eva Mendes is having a big beauty year. The Cuban-American stunner has been signed by both Pantene and Parfums Thierry Mugler. But campaign coups aside, Mendes’ personal beauty routine isn’t all that glam. “I’m low-maintenance when I’m on my own, in the regular day to day,” she says. That translates to a regimen heavy on green-leaning favorites and a choice selection of products from her skincare guru Dr. Nicholas V. Perricone. “I totally drank the Kool-Aid,” she says of the renowned clinical dermatologist’s neuropeptide philosophy. There’s one thing you’ll never find in Mendes’ makeup bag, though, and that’s lip gloss. “I think when having a certain shape of mouth—like the one I have—gloss does not look chic. Therefore, I stay the hell away from it.” Click here to find out what she does keep close at hand.