The result of an exclusive collaboration between Make Up For Ever and Madonna’s personal make-up artist Gina Brooke, Aqua Rouge #8 has been created for the MDNA world tour.
The make-up artist and runway cosmetic brand worked together to create an iconic red lip lacquer, designed to be perfect color for Madonna. “The most important thing when looking for a lipstick is to find a reliable shade that lasts” explained Gina Brooke. “We only have a minute and a half between songs to do retouches, leaving no room for mistakes.” With its liquid texture, the lipstick is easy to apply, giving the shine of a gloss with the wear of a lipstick. The pigment-packed red was created for the Material Girl herself, but it nevertheless works with every skin tone. Aqua Rouge #8, €23. Available in September. www.makeupforever.com
Heat activated Argan oil treatment for mega shine
Corioliss invents a combined straightening iron and curling tong, that uses Argan oil-infused steam for softer, glossier hair as you style.
Whether you’re looking for sleek, straight hair, glossy waves or curly volume, the K2 styling iron by Corioliss treats your hair to deep cuticle repair as you style. The hybrid ceramic plates infuse Argan oil vapor through the hair to seal in moisture whilst taming it into shape. Adjustable temperature and vapor settings for different hair lengths make silky, glossy catwalk results possible for all hair types. K2 by Corioliss, €199 For sale with international delivery online at http://www.corioliss.com or in France available at the Bleu Libellule shop, and beginning September at Paris department store Bon Marché.
Laetitia Casta announced for Dolce & Gabbana fragrance
Dolce & Gabbana has announced that the French actress will front its new fragrance.
Design duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have announced that they have chosen French actress Laetitia Casta to face their new fragrance Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme. “For us, Laetitia has always had a bewitching, sensual, and very natural charisma. She is the perfect representation of the Dolce & Gabbana woman today,” said the designers of the move. Already a brand ambassador for L’Oréal Paris cosmetics, and Tiffany & Co jewelry, Laetitia Casta is set to make a return to the big screen October 3, in Do Not Disturb by Yvan Attal.
Givenchy launches a brand new lip gloss that reacts with the pH of your lips for a unique shade of pink.
Givenchy lends us a beauty magic wand with their brand new lip gloss. A clear gloss to the eye, but as soon as you brush the wand over your lips the color will transform into a shade of pink that suits your skin tone, depending on the pH of your lips. A mood ring for the lips that will leave your lips smoothed, plumped and tinted in your very own bespoke shade of pink. Gloss revelateur by Liv, Lively Pink, Givenchy, €25.50. Available in boutiques August 20. www.givenchy.com
Marchesa’s first fragrance
Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig kick off the fall season with their first fragrance, Parfume d’Extase.
Best known for the elegant flowing ball gowns that make frequent red carpet appearances on some of the biggest stars in the world, the American fashion label has announced the September launch of their first perfumeParfume d’Extase. The scent, which can be worn as spray or roll-on, was inspired by co-founder Georgina Chapman’s ball gown creations, carrying soft notes of iris, violet and freesia
Yves Saint Laurent’s radiant glow
Yves Saint Laurent released their best-seller, La Touche Eclat in a bigger size along with the new Le Teint Touche Eclat lightweight foundation, creating a glowing couture look.
The runways glowed with the return of lightweight, luminous foundation in August. Inspired by the glowy skin effect, Yves Saint Laurent released their Le Teint Touche Eclat foundation packed with reflective pigments, where a translucent gel replaces the usual face powders used, and leaves a “zero residue” finish. “Simply apply with your hands as you would face cream, or with a brush, for a sophisticated finish”, explains Llyod Simmonds. Le Teint Touche Eclat, €42.50, available in 16 shades and in three ranges: beige rosé, beige neutre and beige doré.
MAC’s arty new make-up bag
The cosmetic brand has collaborated with prominent illustrators to create an arty-glam make-up bag.
MAC once again celebrates the most creative aspects of make-up, linking beauty with art, and calling upon renowned illustrators for an exclusive collaboration. Redesigned by Julie Verhoeven, Nikki Farquharon andFrançoisBerthoud, these make-up bags have been transform into works of art with a practical use. Available in two limited edition styles, one bag is the perfect fit for your purse while the other is perfect for travel. Whichever size you choose, these arty make-up bags are a must-have for the fall.
Pop Art make-up
Nars, the très French cosmetics brand which the rest of the world is crazy about, is to launch a new Holiday collection in partnership with The Andy Warhol Foundation, in what is set to be the foundation’s first cosmetics collaboration.
“Until now, The Andy Warhol Foundation would never agree to a partnership…” make-up artist, and Warhol super fan, François Narsannounces with pride. And he has good reason to be proud, because this collaboration is by far one of this year’s most exciting holiday collections. So what’s in store? Self Portrait eye shadow palettes emblazoned with the artist’s iconic image, Flower eye shadow palettes which recreate his famous pop art flowers, lip-gloss packaging modeled on Campbell’s soup cans, nail polishes in arty hues… and everything is ultra limited edition.
Givenchy introduces bold black lipstick Rouge Interdit no. 62, the pièce de résistance of Liv Tyler‘s new capsule collection for the fashion house.
Rouge interdit no 62 appears to be a black lipstick, but in reality the effect on the lips is seriously subtle, creating a luscious, light pout with overtones of pink and purple. With eodine as a base, the pigment of this particular shade from the rouge interdit line is formulated to adapt to the pH of the lips, resulting in a ‘just bitten’ look which is suitable for all skin tones. The lipstick boasts restorative qualities as well, with camelina oil promising hydrated and supple lips, and doubles as a cheek stain for a fresh, natural complexion. Lively Collection, exclusively available at Sephora from October 1 and www.parfumsgivenchy.com
Chanel’s secret scent
In celebration of their most recent luxe jewelry collection, Chanel has dreamed up an exclusive fragrance, that it is keeping firmly under wraps for now.
In 1932, Mademoiselle Coco Chanel presented her debut, diamond-encrusted jewelry collection. 80 years later, the French fashion house launched an equally exquisite line of luxe jewelry, accompanied by an exclusive jasmine-infused scent named 1932. Available only to the clients of the Chanel‘s haute-jewelry collection, rumor has it that the fragrance is set to make a public appearance as part of the “Exclusifs” collection. To be continued… www.chanel.com
Uslu Airlines launches new nail polish in collaboration with Berlin music collective Keinemusik.
Über hip Berlin-based cosmetics brand Uslu Airlines is known for its forward-thinking creations, and their latest offering, the Nato-Olive nail polish, doesn’t disappoint. A military green inspired by the German army’s outdoor apparel, wear it as you listen to the new Keinemusik mix created by DJ Crew as part of the collaboration. Exclusively available at colette.www.colette.fr
Femme fatale lipsticks
In a limited edition series, Tom Ford‘s Jasmin Rouge expands into a palette of four ultra-voluptuous shades.
The bouquet of freshly cut roses that is Tom Ford’sJasmin Rougefragrance has given way to four exclusive femme fatale-like lipstick shades. Oozing sex-appeal, the color-quartet stains the mouth with hues of burnt cherry and red wine, in either matte or iridescent finishes, for a 100% irresistible lip. The Jasmin Rouge Lip Collection, €45, eau de parfum 100ml, €265 available in November. http://www.tomford.com
Julianne Moore, the new face of L’Oréal Paris
American actress Julianne Moore joins an elite group of ambassadors for French cosmetics giant L’Oréal Paris as the face of new anti-aging productCellular Renaissance.
Julianne Moore is a rare breed among Hollywood actresses. At the age of 52 her fresh, plump skin is not the result of cosmetic procedure but of a dedication to a rigorous skincare regime. It’s little surprise then thatL’Oréal Paris has named her the face of the Cellular Renaissance anti-aging skincare line, a new range of high-performance age reversal products. The first campaign is set to launch in early 2013, shortly before the remake of Carrie hits theatres, with Julianne Moore in the role of mentally unstable Margaret White.
New York designer Andrew Yang has created three designer rag dolls, which the style set in Asia are currently going mad for.
Andrew Yang, the New York designer first discovered by Anna Wintour, has been creating ‘haute couture’ fashion rag dolls for leading design houses since 2008. His latest project, Dollidays, is a collection of three dolls created in collaboration with Lancôme, exclusively available in Asia. What better reason could you have to head east right away? Happy Dollidays (16cm tall) are available in selected outlets in Asia until February 2013. Three models: Porcelain Doll, Golden Doll and Star Doll.
Suvi Koponen named as new face of Chloé
To mark the 5th anniversary of the eponymous Eau de Parfum, Chloé has named Finnish model Suvi Koponen as the new face of the fragrance campaign.
It’s only been five years since the launch of the Chloé Eau de Parfum, butMichel Almairac‘s modern rose spray scent is among the best-selling worldwide. Such an iconic fragrance deserves an equally breathtaking new face, and the French fashion house has revealed that Finnish runway starSuvi Koponen is the latest beauty to front the campaign, following in the impressive footsteps of Clémence Poésy, Anja Rubik and Chloë Sevigny. According to Françoise Mariez, International Marketing Vice President of Coty Prestige, Koponen’s “unique freshness, cheeky smile, innate femininity and supreme elegance: the incarnation of the Chloéwoman”, made her the perfect choice for the role. ChloéEau de Parfum, 50ml, €79.50. http://www.chloe.com
Dior’s trio palette by Vincent Beaurin
Dior has teamed up with artist Vincent Beaurin for an exclusive technicolor make-up palette.
In a new eye shadow color twist, artist Vincent Beaurin has teamed up with fashion house Dior for an exclusive collaboration packed with unique style, that has produced the complexity and richness of the Les Tablettes de Bastet palette. Unveiled for the first time at the Galerie Laurent Godin, the trio of unlikely tones comes together for the perfect blend ofSafran, Silex and Saphir. The three matte shadows slide onto the skin with incredible ease, to be worn individually or in combination, for an on-trend summery look. Tablettes de Bastet eye palette by Vincent Beaurin, Dior, €200. Available at the Avenue Montaigne Dior boutique in Paris, starting January 14, 2013. http://www.dior.com. Galerie Laurent Godin, 5 rue du Grenier Saint Vincent Beaurin Lazare, 75003 Paris.
Sisley’s L’Eau du Soir 2012 goes baroque
Marking the label’s 11th limited edition collection, Sisley’s emblematic Eau de Soir fragrance shines bright in a new baroque bottle.
Ten years marks 10 unique versions of Sisley‘s Eau du Soir fragrance. Each year, the fashion and beauty brand changes the bottle’s design elements, and to mark the 11th edition, Sisley dressed the perfume in a look fit to ring in the New Year, with the festive red sparkly bottle covered with spots of gold and violet for a baroque-esque design that echoes the season’s top trends. Eau du Soir 2012. A 8000 limited edition collection. Estimated price: €195 for 100 ml, available in one size only. http://www.sisley-cosmetics.com
The Mr. Bones posters for Kiehl’s Paris boutique launch
In celebration of their new Paris address, Kiehl’s organized a unique creative collaboration, with all collected proceeds going to child welfare.
Jérôme Dreyfuss, Kenzo Takada, Yazbukey, Jane Birkin, Jean-Claude Jitrois and other big names from the worlds of fashion, art and cultural were spotted in Paris’ 13th arrondisement for Kiehl’s latest boutique launch on December 6, and they were not alone. Actors, singers and models all added their personal touch to the brand’s famous skeleton,Mr. Bones, in a creative collaboration for a series of unique posters. A public exhibition running through February in Kiehl’s most recent rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine store, the Mr. Bones posters will hit the auction block this summer, with all proceeds going to the Enfance et Partageassociation, a French organization dedicated to child welfare. We bring you a sneak peek of the posters, before heading over to the store to see for ourselves. Kiehl’s, 55, rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine, 75011 Paris.