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July 29 2014

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5 posts tagged "Tracy Reese"

Maybelline Great Lash Turns 40

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Ask any drugstore beauty queen what her favorite budget-friendly mascara is and the answer will reliably come back the same: Maybelline Great Lash. Known for its dark glossy formula, the industry-standard lash lacquer has made its way into makeup bags across the country since debuting four decades ago, becoming a fixture on vanities and movie lots alike (Mad Men makeup department head Lana Horochowski doesn’t go to work without it). Last year, Maybelline tackled the style set as well, sponsoring New York’s Fall 2010 shows at Bryant Park. To celebrate its 40th birthday, designers are returning the favor. This weekend will see the release of three limited-edition Great Lash tubes conceived by Max Azria, Tracy Reese, and Vivienne Tam. Exclusively available at Target, each mascara has a hand-scrawled signature as well as a singular black design element that adorns its classic hot pink facade. Click here to pre-order these collector’s items and get them while the getting’s good.

Photo: Courtesy of Maybelline

Lacquer And Lace, A Match Made In Heaven

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After some show-stealing performances from Dashing Diva and CND earlier in the week, the statement nail continued its reign at Tracy Reese yesterday. Working off the designer’s “modern but feminine, young, and edgy” inspiration (sound familiar?), manicurist Dana Caruso applied Wet Clay onto models’ fingertips, a creamy concrete color from Reese’s new collaboration with Sally Hansen due out at the end of the summer. The “edgy” factor came with a piece of black lace that Caruso cut to fit each nail, securing it in place with a glossy topcoat to hold. The technique makes for a fun personal project when you’ve got some time on your hands—say, if you should happen to be stuck indoors tonight because of another February snowstorm (ugh).

Photo: Courtesy of Sally Hansen

NYFW Backstage Beauty Alert: Maybelline To Close Out Bryant Park’s Run

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Maybelline will be heading up makeup duties at Bryant Park again this season. Its sponsorship list just came out and includes cameos at Vivienne Tam, Tracy Reese, Max Azria, and RVCA x Erin Wasson, where Style.com has learned that another live musical performance will follow last season’s Gang Gang Dance set (we can’t say who just yet, but it’s good). After watching global makeup artist Charlotte Willer work her magic in September (teal lashes at DKNY, anyone?), we’re looking forward to seeing what she comes up with for fall, especially since she’ll have a whole new crop of just-released cosmetics to play with. Particularly of interest to us are Maybelline’s latest series of XXL Pro Mascaras. The collection features four two-sided lash-enhancing varieties with a primer on one end and specialized pigmented brushes on the other for curling, extending, volumizing, and 24-hour-hold options. They’re washable, too, so you—and the bevy of makeup artists working feverishly backstage—can rely on great, runway-ready staying power and a formula that doesn’t take intensive jostling to remove.

Photo: Courtesy of Maybelline

Fashion’s Night Out For Beauty Junkies

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Fashion’s Night Out is quickly approaching, and for those of you whose hearts go pitter-patter for makeovers more than for extended hours at Louis Vuitton, here are a few initiatives that should get the blood pumping—that is, if the Diddy PSA didn’t already do the trick. Click here for a full list of participants and check out Vogue Daily’s neighborhood maps with all the best beauty happenings on September 10.

Jurlique

Get a free, full-size cleanser with any purchase of two products or more. That’s $40 worth of certified biodynamic goodness made with pure-living botanicals, free.
Stop By: Visit Jurlique at 477 Madison Ave. between 51st and 52nd St. or 436 W. Broadway at Prince St. in Soho.

C.O. Bigelow

In keeping with the old pharmacy tradition of selling food and beverages along with creams and salves for what ails you, the oldest apothecary in America will be offering complimentary sodas from its vintage soda fountain all day. It’ll also be handing out free Mentha Lip Shines—you know, so you can gloss-it-up post slurping.
Stop By: 414 Ave. of the Americas at W. 9th St.

Sally Hansen

Sally Hansen manicurists will be offering complimentary manicures at Tracy Reese’s boutique in honor of the limited-edition nail polish collections Hansen has created for Reese’s runway presentations for the past seven seasons.
Stop By: 641 Hudson St. between Horatio and Gansevoort St.

The Plaza Beauty by Warren-Tricomi

The experts and icons behind the elite beauty brands carried at the Plaza Retail Collection will combine forces for the occasion. Makeup artists from Smashbox and Becca will be on site for free consultations, representatives from Sjal Skincare and Comfort Zone will be providing mini facials, hand massages, and other spa treatments, and renowned stylists Joel Warren and Edward Tricomi will be presenting hair demonstrations showcasing fall’s key trends. Samples of Lisa Hoffman Skincare, Tocca, Revitalash, Luzern Skincare, Kai, Santa Maria Novella, MLAB, and Sponge Skincare will also abound—and who doesn’t like free samples?
Stop By: 1 W. 58th St. at Fifth Ave.

Korres

Make the Greek apothecary your late-night stop on the 10th. It’s planned an evening of cocktails and makeovers, including a detox bar serving complimentary antioxidant-infused beverages based on the skincare brand’s star ingredients—wild rose, pomegranate, thyme honey, and sugar crystal. There will also be makeovers using the company’s green makeup line as well as gift bags. And cupcakes.

Stop By: Korres Manhattan, 110 Wooster St. between Prince and Spring St., or Korres Brooklyn, 140 Montague St. between Clinton and Henry St.

Cle de Peau

The luxe makeup brand’s color creator, Lucia Pieroni, will be holding court at Bergdorf Goodman for the day and offering consultations at the counter. As one of our favorite editorial artists and a backstage favorite at New York and Paris fashion weeks, the chance to have Pieroni assess your face isn’t so much an opportunity as an honor. See you there.
Stop By: 754 Fifth Ave. at 57th St.

Clarins

Clarins will be staging a series of “beauty parties” at locations across the city (as well as at Macy’s counters across the state) equipped with gratis Champagne and hors d’oeuvres, not to mention a series of complimentary mini beauty treatments.
Stop By: Click here for a list of citywide locations.

Angel by Thierry Mugler

Lovers of the original gourmand fragrance will have a chance to experience its creation through a hands-on workshop about its construction, followed by a mini spa olfactory journey with treatments using the award-winning Angel Les Parfums Corps collection.
Stop By: Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, and Saks stores throughout the city as well as Macy’s locations in Rego Park and Cross County.

Photo: Courtesy of The Plaza Retail Collection

Tracy Reese Nails It For Sally Hansen

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If you are the type who lines up for the new Target Go! International designer collaborations on the day they debut, then you’ll probably want to head over to your local drugstore posthaste. Beginning next week, Tracy Reese‘s sixth collection for Sally Hansen hits shelves, bringing the designer’s “garden of fantasy” Spring line to beauty buffs in nail lacquer form. The seven new, limited-edition colors, which range from Beet Stain to Night Hydrangea to Honeydew (a light olive green shade that looks just as good on fingertips as it does on that pleated bib-front, flutter-sleeve sundress we’ve been coveting since last September), will retail for just $6 a pop. That means the clamoring to get a piece of ready-to-wear on the cheap will likely reach epic proportions, so arrive early…and be prepared to throw a few elbows.

Photo: Courtesy of Sally Hansen