7 posts tagged "Twilight"
If the influx of Twilight-inspired cosmetic products to recently hit shelves has taught us anything, it’s that the beauty world is not immune to the vampire trend that has, um, sunk its teeth into popular culture. Fashion has apparently fallen victim as well—at least that was the case at Jonathan Saunders’ Spring presentation yesterday, where models were primped to resemble “beautiful, sexy vampires,” according to makeup artist Lucia Pieroni. That meant a resurgence of Fall’s hard-to-pull-off bleached-brow look, accompanied by a mix of charcoal and brown eye shadows blended together in what Pieroni describes as “a sphere” on models’ lids. That appropriately pale, luminous skin characteristic of creatures of the night was achieved by mixing MAC’s Face and Body Foundation with its Strobe Cream, topped off with a white pigment that Pieroni swept onto the tops of the cheekbones and down the center of the nose for a proper moonlit glow. As for those perfect, blood-sucking pouts, Pieroni took down the lips with MAC Pro Lip Erase, then blended MAC Lip Pencils in Cherry and Currant with its Russian Red Lipstick only on the center of the mouth, for what she described as a “bitten” effect. Eat your heart out, Robert Pattinson.
The year of the vampire’s most profitable enterprise is undoubtedly teen book series turned big-screen phenomenon Twilight. Speculation about a possible romance between leads Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson has dominated the tabloid headlines all summer, and the ladies of Twilight are starring in a nighttime beauty story in the September issue of Glamour. Meanwhile, the buzz about the New Moon sequel hitting theaters in the fall has reached a fever pitch. The movie’s fans have likely already read on any number of blogs, beauty and otherwise, about the soon-to-be-released Twilight Beauty line. What you may not know is that the first product is already available now at Sephora.com. Twilight Venom, a collaboration with DuWop, combines the brand’s classic blood-rushing cocktail of essential oils like cinnamon and ginger with a deep, scarlet lip stain. The effect is, well, bloody fantastic.