19 posts tagged "Topshop"
We told you it was in the works last summer, and more details have finally surfaced about Topshop’s proposed beauty line. Set to bow in May at its top 30 locations (the Soho store included!), the U.K. retailer will be launching two cosmetics ranges: a core line of staples and a seasonal trend collection. Both were designed by the company’s consulting makeup artist Hannah Murray, who works on its ad campaigns and happened to whip up those feral eyebrows backstage at Unique last weekend, using select items from the new range. The products are designed to echo fashion-forward colors often found in Topshop’s clothing and to foster a newfound willingness to experiment—in other words, true to the try-and-see mentality currently sweeping the beauty world. A cement-colored nail polish, a strong lavender eye kohl, and a smoky eye palette are positioned to help women get their basics or push the envelope, all within a price range of $8 to $20. Click here for a sneak peek at the new line. [WWD]
With shopping season in full swing, we’re finding it difficult to pay attention to ourselves. Nail, face, and hair maintenance are falling by the wayside as our spare time is devoted to picking out yet another scented candle or fragrance for extraneous family members. Which is why we’re so excited about a new holiday service at Topshop. For one week beginning Monday, December 14, you can hit up the dressing room at the Broadway flagship to have your tresses refreshed with John Frieda products, your nails polished with M2M lacquers, or your makeup touched up by a Jouer Cosmetics specialist—all while you peruse the racks for a floral body-con number (all right, we haven’t completely forgotten about ourselves). All services are free of charge and there will be complimentary beverages as well as magazines to flip through, so you get the full “me time” experience.
Topshop ground floor, 478 Broadway at Broome St., NYC.
It looks like Forever 21 isn’t the only trend-conscious retail chain getting into the business of lipstick and powder compacts. Topshop has confirmed that it will be launching a makeup line in March 2010. Dreams of a Kate Moss-designed smoky eye palette are dancing in our head. [Cosmetics International]
Alli, the only non-prescription drug approved by the FDA for weight loss, is under investigation by the agency after more than 30 reports of liver injury. And so, miraculous weight loss in pill form still eludes us. (We hear plain old exercise and a balanced diet can work wonders, though.) [Allure]
HD Makeup strikes again. The makeup artist from this weekend’s Miss Universe pageant reveals that she used Kryolan Hi-Definition products on all of the contestants to combat unforgiving camera clarity. If you were wondering how Miss Venezeula’s skin looked so flawless when she declared an end to feminism, now you know. [Beauty Blogging Junkie]
With all the Topshop commotion this week, New Yorkers have gotten an eyeful of Kate Moss, who has been in town fêting the store’s launch. Mostly she’s been sporting a soft, smoky eye and a subtle, finger-combed bouffant to accessorize her wardrobe from the British store, but we also noticed a full set of black fingernails. We typically find the lacquer color somewhat contrived and, dare we say, played out, but seeing as how Kate the Great can do no wrong stylistically, we’re conflicted. Thoughts on the polish as a trend that just won’t die?