It’s been 46 years since Yardley of London introduced Twiggy Lashes and Twiggy Eye Paint to help the masses replicate the doll-like stare of the model of that and many more moments, but her gaze lingers on. This is a season of 1960s-inflected eyes, reimagined as a thick strip of fringe and pale blue lids at Giorgio Armani, spiky top-and-bottom falsies at Moschino and smoky shadow with mile-long lashes at Gucci. The difference now is that we have the benefit of 21st-century cosmetic technology: Faux lashes are being made with laser-cut paper, feathers and mink, and mascara wands are so painstakingly sculpted and engineered, they resemble tiny topiaries. Read more »
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Holt Renfrew is continuing to expand its beauty presence with a new 10,000 square foot beauty space at Yorkdale Mall in Toronto. The new space, which opened to the public this week, offers a variety of luxe beauty services and international beauty brands, many which are exclusive to Holt Renfrew. The open environment features modern design concepts from favourite Holts beauty brands (including Chanel, Dior, La Mer and Shu Uemura), interactive digital features from Bobbi Brown and Clé de Peau and personal treatment and consultation space.
According to Holt Renfrew, the new beauty space is all about providing a personalized shopping experience for customers. “We’ve elevated our entire beauty experience,” explained Pat DiBratto, senior vice president of buying and merchandising, via press release.
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Prepare your noses, as rumors are circulating that two big fashion icons are making their way into the world of perfume: Both Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld are set to release their own fragrances in the near future.
Lagerfeld seems to be in it for the long haul, as he has just signed a 20-year agreement (that’s a whole lot of perfume!) with Inter Parfums SA, thus ending his current contract with Coty. Set to launch in 2014, Lagerfeld’s new venture will join the likes of Balmain and Burberry who also have fragrances with the company.
However, we can’t tell you as much about Carine Roitfeld’s plans. The editor’s foray into fragrance is just a rumor for now, but Fashionista reported that she has taken out a trademark for an entire range of beauty products called “Forgive Me.” Read more »
Want to do your hair and makeup like Carly Rae Jepsen? We share all the tips, tricks and products used from our cover shoot!
As soon as our Carly Rae Jepsen cover was released, the compliments came flooding in. We have yet to see an instance where the “Call Me Maybe” singer doesn’t look stunning—from award shows to red carpet appearances she’s pretty much flawless—but fans old and new were unanimously in love with her hair and makeup from our October 2012 cover. As such, we spoke with Anna Nenoiu, the hair and makeup artist for the shoot, and got all the tips and tricks behind Carly Rae Jepsen’s look.
Most wanted beauty: Fun Dip for your nails, dry shampoo that doesn’t require a drop cloth, lipstick innovations and more
This month we’re coveting 10 products that are sure to please both your skin and your senses on even the most dreary fall day. Lancôme brings us a game-changing brightening serum—though the real beauty is in its unique stainless-steel applicator. Equally innovative is Estée Lauder’s latest lipstick that adds a boost to any other colour you may fancy. Also in the “amazing additions” category is Avon’s foray into nail art: adding glitter to any manicure is as easy as eating a Fun Dip. If it’s rest and relaxation you seek, may we suggest a sand scrub loaded with white and black vocanic grains? And, best of all, we feature two products that are sure to cut minutes—or even hours!—off your morning beauty routine. One is the easiest way to master the look of thick, cat-eye liner and the other is the latest innovation in dry shampoo from Shu Uemura.
Fall/Winter 2012 beauty trend report: 70 of the best hair and makeup looks and products from New York, London, Milan and Paris!
By Lesa Hannah and Sarah Daniel
Our Fall/Winter 2012 beauty trend report covers the makeup, manicures and hairstyles you need to know, paired with the best new products. From the moody colours of Dark Shadows to Wild Side’s super saturated shades and groomed ponytails, we have all of fall’s top looks in one spectacular slideshow. Time to start browsing!
Say hello to Karl Lagerfeld’s Mon Shu Girl, the adorable mascot for his upcoming Shu Uemura collection
We’ve been fantasizing about Karl Lagerfeld’s forthcoming collection for Shu Uemura since we first reported on the collaboration last month, and now the recently unveiled Mon Shu Girl mascot is giving us even more reason to lust after the line. Read more »
Considering that Karl Lagerfeld sketches with Shu Uemura eyeshadows, his forthcoming cosmetics collection is bound to be bright!
It may only be June, but after hearing that Karl Lagerfeld will be creating a holiday beauty line in collaboration with Shu Uemura, we’re officially drafting our first Christmas wish list now.
The two beauty and fashion innovators have shared a long-standing friendship. In fact, Kaiser Karl’s admiration for the Japanese beauty pioneer even extends to his art mediums—Lagerfeld has been using Shu Uemura’s highly pigmented eyeshadows in his sketches for the past 20 years! And in true Lagerfeld form, he didn’t just select the colours for the collection: he also designed the product’s packaging and photographed the soon-to-come campaign. Read more »