4 posts tagged "Vaseline"
Rihanna loves an over-the-top manicure, but she and nail artist Kimmy Kyees have a fail-proof system to know when the singer’s acrylics have gotten too long. “She does the iPhone test—if she can still type then [they're] OK,” says Kyees. [People]
The wait is over: Tween queen Selena Gomez officially launched her debut scent at Macy’s Herald Square this weekend, the same place that skyrocketed her boyfriend, Justin Bieber, into perfume superstardom. Those of you holding out hope for a Gomez-Bieber fragrance, though, may need to wait a little longer; the Disney-born pop star/actress confirmed that no such product is in the works—for now. [WWD]
How does Jennifer Aniston keep crow’s feet at bay? Vaseline. The Friends star reportedly slathers it onto her under-eye area every night before she goes to sleep. [Daily Mail]
Turns out guyliner, black nail polish, and fake tattoos are in fact enough to terrify a six-year-old. Just ask Suri Cruise. “When I had the eyeliner on and the painted nails, she was a little taken aback by that. She was like, ‘What is happening to my daddy?’ Tom Cruise says of his daughter’s impression of the Rock of Ages set. [Us]
Happy birthday, Vaseline! The trusty petroleum jelly we’ve come to love is celebrating its 140th birthday this year. Way back in 1870, a young chemist from Brooklyn noticed how oil workers would smear their skin with the residue from their drills to speed the healing of cuts and burns. He quickly realized the massive potential of this wonderfully gooey skin healer, and took it mainstream. Now that quirky wonder is an American classic, stocked in bathrooms everywhere and sold at a rate of one jar a minute, to be exact. To mark the anniversary, Vaseline is introducing a new Rich Conditioning Cocoa Butter variety. This jelly contains the same base mixture of mineral oils, paraffin, and microcrystalline waxes as the original, but it’s also topped off with nourishing cocoa butter to seal in extra moisture and provide a non-sticky glow. Like all Vaseline creations, it serves about a hundred different skin purposes. We prefer to rub it on after shaving to soften our legs and to dab it on rough cuticles before bed. Applying it is even a bit more convenient, now that the jar has been updated with a flip top.
August is for getaways. It’s the month before school is back in session, when offices empty out, and work seems to be low on everyone’s priority list. In Europe, where vacation is revered, many businesses shut down for the entire month. So it is with summer holidays on the brain that we asked Andrea Bernholtz, Rock & Republic co-founder and longtime jet-setter (she traverses continents more frequently than most of us veer out of state), for some beauty-related travel wisdom.
What are some of your favorite beauty finds from other countries?
M Lab Anti-Aging Treatment Cream from Harrods in London and vitamin-infused rose hip oil in Thailand.
Is there a product that you desperately wish you could find in the States?
What are the products that you absolutely won’t leave home without?
Eight Body Moisture is my current obsession. It’s full of natural oils like almond, apricot kernel, evening primrose, and lavender. With my hair, for a straight look I can’t live without Alterna Hemp Straightening Balm, and when I want to create sexy waves I use Kusco Murphy Beach Hair Balm. And I always use Kim Vo’s Root Booster Mousse for extra volume and Phyto’s Anti-Frizz Phytobrush Shampoo. My makeup bag has Rock & Republic Bronzer in Private Jet (I use it to highlight eyes, cheeks, and lips), R & R lipstick in Vacant (a good basic color), and a Chanel waterproof eyeliner for a quick, dramatic look that doesn’t smudge.
Any tips for combating the dreaded airplane skin?
Vichy Lipidiose is very moisturizing for lips. I bring a travel-size Evian spray, which I usually keep in the refrigerator before departing, and I go heavy on Dr. Kanodia’s Enrichment Cream. Also, I use classic Vaseline on my hands, concentrating on cuticles.
With the tents dismantled in Bryant Park and the fashion tribes officially relocated to Europe for the next month, it seemed like an opportune time to declare what we’ve determined to be the beauty buzz to come out of New York for Spring/Summer ’09. Hands down, eye gloss dominated the runways in NYC, with Charlotte Tilbury adding Vaseline to chocolate brown and black cream shadows at Matthew Williamson, Diane Kendal dipping into what she called a “grease pot” at Proenza Schouler, and Dick Page making good use of the same tinted goop at Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs while adding Aquaphor to liner at Narciso Rodriguez. When asked his opinion on the burgeoning trend, Page did not miss a beat: “You know, you just can’t put much more gloss on your lips. Its like everyone’s been eating pork chops for the last few years. I don’t know how much more gloss the lip can carry, so maybe it’s just migrating north.” The “wet look” is not necessarily, er, easy on the eyes, however, and application can often be problematic. “It’s kind of tricky in the real world because it goes south—it moves, so you can’t put anything else on with it,” Page says, referring to the fact that typically no mascara or plain liner will hold when an eye gloss is involved. But if you can appreciate its pared-down effect, the makeup artist recommends blending a charcoal pencil on the back of the hand with your emollient of choice and applying to lids at will.
Photo: Greg Kessler, at Proenza Schouler