8 posts tagged "Urban Decay"
From Chanel’s Spring show to Snoop Dogg’s fingertips: The French manicure is making a comeback. [Fashion & Style]
After three fake trial runs, Kim Kardashian has finally cut herself a real set of bangs. Or so it seems. [Glamour]
Nissan is adding another sensory element to its display at the Detroit auto show this year: smell. The car company has enlisted a fragrance house to design a custom scent that is “modern, vibrant, and exacting.” The resulting fresh oriental eau boasts notes of green tea and is meant to evoke an emotional response in would-be buyers. [NYT]
Nail-polish companies aren’t the only ones capitalizing on big-budget Hollywood productions. Starting this month, Urban Decay will release two face-painting sets inspired by Oz The Great And Powerful, Michelle Williams’ and Mila Kunis’ characters specifically. [People]
According to a new study, diets with mobile-app components—specifically Twitter—can increase your potential for weight loss. The research was actually quantified, too: Every ten posts to Twitter corresponded to a 0.5 percent weight loss. That’s 1,400 characters well spent. [Fox News]
Today, L’Oréal announced that it’s adding cult indie cosmetics brand Urban Decay to its luxury division, which currently boasts labels like YSL Beauté and Ralph Lauren. “[Urban Decay] is the makeup specialist we needed to fully satisfy young women in search of playful colors…at an accessible price point,” said L’Oréal Luxe president Nicolas Hieronimus. [WWD]
Following the likes of Clémence Poésy, Anja Rubik, and Chloë Sevigny, Finnish catwalker Suvi Koponen has been named the latest face of Chloé Eau de Parfum. Koponen is a favorite of the French house, having recently starred in Chloé’s Fall ready-to-wear ads. [Paris Vogue]
Speaking of models with blockbuster beauty contracts, Sui He landed the job as Shiseido’s new brand ambassador back in September. Today, a behind-the-scenes video with the Chinese stunner and makeup artist Dick Page hit the Web, giving us a first look at the forthcoming campaign. [Models.com]
Beyoncé’s Tumblr page has become a source of great joy for many of us, and this weekend’s update—a pic of the megastar with daughter Blue Ivy Carter on vacation—didn’t disappoint. Aside from her Aurélie Bidermann gold bling, what really stood out to us were the beach-y cornrows that reminded us of Beyoncé’s golden days in Destiny’s Child.
When Prescriptives decided to shutter its doors two years ago, I had two reactions in quick succession: sadness at the loss of the brand I’d been using almost exclusively since teen-dom, then panic about whether I would be able to stockpile enough of its bestsellers to last me for the rest of eternity. Most could be replaced with similar products from other brands, I discovered—except, that is, for my beloved Traceless Skin Responsive Tint. The tinted moisturizer with a slightly illuminating natural coverage that didn’t feel at all makeup-y was, in a word, perfection. I did manage to amass enough to last me until recently, but as I was desperately squeezing the final drop out of the final tube, I decided it was finally time to search for a replacement. Here is the latest group of contenders that are currently in the running.
Chantecaille Just Skin Anti-Smog Tinted Moisturizer
Chantecaille’s formula is packed with botanicals like honeysuckle, edelweiss, and green tea, plus moisturizing sodium hyaluronate. The rich formula feels a bit more like a foundation than a tinted moisturizer, making it a viable option on the occasion when more coverage is needed. It is my hands-down winner in the packaging department, but be warned: Its good looks don’t come cheap.
Physicians Formula Organic Wear Tinted Moisturizer
As it’s entirely natural (100 percent of ingredients are from natural origin, and more than 80 percent from organic origin), Physician Formula’s offering is a great idea for those with more reactive skin—i.e. me, at least once a month. Remember to shake the tube first, otherwise the filmy formula tends to separate in an undesirable way. The coverage is lightweight enough for everyday use and absorbs easily. Bonus: It’s a total bargain.
Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint
I count myself a big fan of Liz Earle’s skincare, so when I heard that the British naturalist was branching out into makeup I was understandably excited. Her first product to be available stateside is a tinted moisturizer packed with enough vitamin E, borage, and avocado for a super-creamy consistency. Though it was a little too rich for my summertime needs, once the temperature drops, my prediction is that it will feel just right.
$34, available beginning September 8 at www.uk.lizearle.com.
As my lust for neon lacquers and the-crazier-the-better nail art slowly wanes, I’m finding that my desire for equally bright lip colors remains conversely high. The reason for this is two-fold, I’ve surmised: a) I can’t wear nude lipsticks (my mouth is just too pigmented to get the coverage quite right), and b) a bright fuchsia or amplified red lip still happens to be an amazing statement, when worn with the right outfit, of course. The problem with bold pout colors, though, is finding the right consistency and finish that applies dark but doesn’t move too much. Urban Decay’s recently debuted Super-Saturated Lip Color delivers on both counts. Capitalizing on the chubby color stick trend that’s been successful for both Lipstick Queen and Clinique, Urban Decay’s five-shade collection brings something to the table its competitors don’t: unbelievably saturated pigment. I’m currently feeling Punch Drunk, a serious flat orange, and Crush, its hot pink counterpart, which apply easily, vividly, and stay put. And if you’re looking for a little face color on the fly, the creamy pencils look just as pretty diffused to a wash on cheeks.
Sarah Jessica Parker went big last night at the Robin Hood Foundation gala in New York with an extra-voluminous bouffant—a further testament that the sixties are indeed huge for fall. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. [E!]
Hot on the heels of “Judas,” Lady Gaga is set to drop yet another track off of the much-anticipated Born This Way album. This one is called “Hair,” and needless to say, we can’t wait to see what kind of weaves, wigs, and extensions make it into the video. [MTV]
According to a new survey, tanning salons in the U.S. aren’t doing nearly enough to warn teenagers about the risks associated with tanning beds. What part about UV light beds being as cancer-causing as arsenic, asbestos, and mustard gas don’t these people understand?! [U.S. News & World Report]
Kate Middleton’s no-makeup-artist-needed wedding day mantra is sparking both brides and beauty companies to follow her lead. To wit, Urban Decay has just released an Urban Bride kit that’s packed with wedding day touch-up tools and a setting spray so you can paint your own face and rest assured it won’t move. [Bella Sugar]