August 20 2014

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The Fab Five: Bringing Home The Bronze


Fab-Five-BronzersThe freak, rain-forest-like conditions that have befallen the New York area over the past few weeks have delayed the start of our summer beach weekends for the moment. But no matter; we’re plenty happy to get our glow on with a host of new bronzers that are currently hitting shelves. From powders and pigmented oils to liquids and creams, there are a ton of ways to simulate the sun until it makes its grand return. Read on below for five of our favorites.

Go for Gold
Guerlain Terra Ora Powder Compact
Guerlain is the gold standard when it comes to bronzers, so it should come as no surprise that its limited-edition offering for 2013 is one of our favorites. The wooden compact is pressed with its classic matte tan powder, which is accented with hints of finely milled white-, yellow-, and rose-gold flecks to subtly highlight the face—and the décolletage, if you’re feeling frisky.

Powder Hour
YSL Terre Saharienne Bronzing Powder
If you’re looking for something that is decidedly devoid of shimmer, the latest from YSL should do you right. Available in three face-flattering shades, including No. 10 Terre Amber, No. 2 Terre Ochre, and No. 3 Terre Tan, each one contours and sculpts cheeks while imparting a natural-looking glow.

Step Into Liquid
Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Luminous Liquid Bronzer
When the summer heat gets so overbearing that patting on a powder seems simply impossible, liquid bronzers can become your best friend. This one melts into the skin to carve out a hint of golden color without the risk of caking or flaking.

Oil Future
Clarins Splendours Shimmer Body Oil
To keep the body bronzed and beautiful, we often prefer glimmering oils, and the latest from Clarins is no exception. The cocoa-scented fluid glides onto limbs, leaving behind a sleek, sun-effected shine.

Copper Top
Belmacz Eyeshadow in Stardust
This one is designated for eyes only, but its creamy copper color, which is loaded with light-reflecting pigments, is begging for some multitasking. (Your clavicles with thank you).

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A Sneak Peek at Cara’s New YSL Beauty Ads; the Marc Jacobs Cosmetics Countdown Is On; And Moreā€¦


Cara-YSL-InstagramCara Delevingne is using her Instagram fame to share more than just pictures of herself with newfound bestie Rita Ora. “Go greeeeen!” she chirped this weekend alongside a sneak peek of her new YSL makeup campaign. [Grazia]

Guess how much a lock of Mick Jagger’s hair will sell for when it goes up for auction at Bonhams, in London, on July 3? All right, we’ll tell you: $2,000! [CNN]

Katy Perry is ready to pursue a more “age-appropriate” beauty mantra, she says in a new behind-the-scenes video for her cover turn on Vogue‘s July issue, which looks like it will mean a more refined approach to eye makeup. “My brows and my eyes are, I think, what frame my whole face. I have all right lips and all right cheekbones, but they’re no show-offs.” [Us]

When Marc Jacobs’ new beauty venture arrives at Sephora stores in August, it will do so with a bang, not a whimper. The designer was actively involved in the creation of all 122 products in his debut cosmetics venture—from the naming (there is an extra-black mascara Jacobs called Blacquer and a pink blush, inspired by one of his tattoos, called Shameless) to the actual testing. “I’ve been using the Brow Tamer,” Jacobs admits. [WWD]

YSL Takes Top Honors


The road to imaginative nail-polish creation is fairly well traveled at this point. Between matte, chunky glitter, speckled, and rubberized finishes, it’s easy to feel like you’ve seen it all when it comes to lacquer innovation. But there’s still plenty of room for surprise in the wonderful world of top coats. Between the shatter and shimmer effects that can now gloss over and crackle your base color, YSL has found room for its new La Laque Couture Tie & Dye collection. A visual feast in the bottle containing three separate phases of polish—a sparkle phase, a sheer solid phase, and a clear gloss phase—the four transparent top coats add a wash of glimmering pigment to pure polish bases: 01 Cool Coat is a bright melon, 02 Pop Coat is a pretty fuchsia, 03 Hip Coat is a warm lilac, and 04 Ice Coat is a dark blue. Pull the brush out as is, or shake to combine all three phases together first, and then paint on top of a fresh manicure at will. We were a little disappointed to learn that the varnishes didn’t apply in a single ombré streak, as we assumed they did upon first glance (that kind of innovation, it appears, still remains elusive), but we were pleasantly surprised to find that 02 Pop Coat gives bare nails a lovely tinted sheen when worn on its own.

Photo: Courtesy of YSL Beaute

Wigging Out, Backstage At Jean Paul Gaultier


If you had a slight feeling of déjà vu upon seeing the spiky black wigs marching down Jean Paul Gaultier’s runway in additional shades of auburn, chestnut, and platinum blond, your mind was playing tricks on you. “It’s like a toupee or a bang,” Guido Palau said of the “patchwork” effect he was hoping to achieve with the deliberately cheap-looking hairpieces here, which were not to be confused with the similarly choppy, high-end crops he hand-dyed and -cut for Marc Jacobs last month. “A lot of people want to see short hair this season and most girls don’t want to cut it,” Palau explained of his recent reliance on wigs, which offer a temporary solution to the predicament. “It’s supposed to look like a girl’s hair that is colored and grown out,” he elaborated of the faux trims here that were meant to deliberately contrast with models’ natural strands where they met as a flat panel in the back. There was a slight nod to the eighties-era androgynous stunner Leslie Winer, although Palau was content to speak to the style’s “punky, boyish, concert-y” quality, which he fashioned using Redken Control Addict 28 High Control Hairspray.

“The brows really help balance it out,” he said of the way Lloyd Simmonds’ “masculine, yet feminine” makeup look complemented his coifs. “There’s a really dark frame to the face, so we needed a dark frame to the girl’s personality. You get a personality with a brow,” Simmonds explained, using a matte black eye shadow to fill in arches while keeping the skin fresh and glowing with YSL’s La Teint Touche Éclat Illuminating Foundation, and a little pressed powder to reduce the risk of shine. A light dusting of blush in shades of light rose and warm gold—”whatever looks good with [the girls'] skin tone”—finished the face.

Photo: Luca Cannonieri /

Jennifer Aniston for Aveeno; Cara Delevingne For YSL?; And More…


Jennifer Aniston is racking up the beauty contracts of late. The new face of the haircare brand Living Proof has just signed on to collaborate with Aveeno on its skincare offerings. Who needs acting? [E!]

Speaking of racking up the contracts, since her breakout Fall 2012 season (and her cover turn for, Cara Delevingne has been scoring face time for brands such as Burberry, DKNY—and YSL Beauté? If her tweets are to be believed, the Brit beauty may be the new face of the brand’s beloved cosmetics range. [Grazia]

Silver Linings Playbook star, and People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive, Bradley Cooper has a relatively unsexy confession to make: “I permed my hair,” he revealed at a BAFTA event this week. Luckily, it’s just for a movie. [Daily Mail]

Gwyneth Paltrow’s beauty expansion with her lifestyle Web site GOOP is picking up steam. Her latest GOOP Collection collaborator is Florida-based holistic-skincare guru Tammy Fender. [GOOP]

Photo: Luca Cannonieri/