The stories about Crème de la Mer are legion. The skin cream is famously luxurious, having developed a devoted following almost solely by word of mouth. A friend of mine met a wrinkle-free 60-something who credited her smooth skin to the original Crème; she bought a jar the next day. I've met more than a few celebrity makeup artists who won't start their work before massaging Crème de la Mer into their clients' skin. At $150 an ounce, it's not for the light of wallet — but for its fans, nothing else will do. So what goes into a jar and why is this cream so famous? Read on to find out.
Posts for August 24th 2012
It's time for the final I'm a Huge Fan: Kristen Bell! After a series of exciting adventures, our lucky winner Madison is ready for her big meeting. In episode one, Madison and her friend flew to LA and were treated to a fashion makeover to find the perfect outfit for her interview. In episode two, Madison got to meet a sloth and record a Gossip Girl voice-over in the studio where Kristen actual works. It was all leading up to this — check out their adorable chat. Kristen opened up about working with fiancé Dax Shepard — and learning who is actually the most important person in his life — plans for a Veronica Mars movie, whether she'll actually appear in Gossip Girl this season, and, of course, her love of sloths. Big thanks to Revolve Clothing. Check out I'm a Huge Fan: Kristen Bell and see Hit and Run in theaters now.
No doubt about it, 2012 is Great Britain's year. From Kate Middleton to the Olympics, all things UK are having a moment. Now it's Louise Gray's turn to sparkle, as the Scottish designer launches a clothing and beauty collection for Topshop. Rich with pastels, sequins, and pops of neon, the makeup is as bright and fun-filled as her London runway shows. And while few may interpret the campaign's blue eyebrows literally, there's plenty of imagery to inspire your own take on Gray.
- Marion Cotillard reveals her stance on Botox — The Cut
- Halt scaly skin with a good scrub — Stylelist
- Simple skin care tricks from estheticians — Refinery29
- Vajazzle is officially in the Oxford dictionary — HuffPost Style
- How to dry curly hair in a hurry — Naturally Curly
- What this hair treatment and guacamole have in common — Olivia Palermo
- Mimic these celebrity half-up hairstyles — Glo
- Fill out your beauty arsenal with these $10 buys — Real Beauty
- The only three makeup trends you need to know for Fall — The Frisky
Pop art meets makeup artists with Nars's collaboration for the holidays. Having always been inspired by pop art and the swinging '60s, François Nars has partnered with the Andy Warhol Foundation For the Visual Arts in the foundation's largest collaboration to date. Nars is releasing two makeup collections that channel Warhol's iconic art as part of its holiday line. "I have always surrounded myself with Andy's work and even paid tribute to him in past collections," Nars told WWD, referring to his Edie eye shadow, Chelsea Girls lip lacquer, and others. "This just seemed like the right time to do [a bigger effort]."
The two collections represent two distinct aspects of Warhol's career: his pop art phase and his Factory phase. The first collection, aptly named Pop, will be released exclusively at Sephora starting Oct. 1. Pop contains products inspired by Warhol's most iconic works, with bright, punchy colors. The Debbie Harry Cheek and Eye Palette ($65) is an ode to Warhol's paintings of the Blondie frontwoman; a lip gloss coffret is embellished with Warhol's famous lip print.
The Silver Factory set, on the other hand, will be released in department and specialty stores on Nov. 1. Meant to evoke the essence of Warhol's Factory days, the collection contains products named after various moments and faces of the Factory. A standout item is the Edie set ($75), a film canister with the face of Edie Sedgwick peering up from the cover, which contains everything from eye shadow to lipstick. So if you want to satiate your inner Chelsea Girl, pick up the collection while you can.
MAC is gearing up for Fashion Week with a new lipstick by a popular provocateur. Rapper Azealia Banks collaborated with the brand to create a semimatte blackberry lipstick named for her alter ego, Yung Rapunxel. The shade is in line with the vampy lip color trend seen on the Fall runways, and we think it embodies Azealia's risqué style. The color will be available online on Sept. 5, just in time for New York Fashion Week. In conjunction with the release, MAC is hosting a Fashion's Night Out performance by Azealia at its SoHo store on Sept. 6. So if you're in the 212, stop for what is sure to be a spirited set.
The seemingly impossible is possible: you can curl your hair with a flat iron. It's a simple technique and with a little practice, you'll be able to create soft curls with ease. And now you won't have to worry about packing your curling iron and straightener on your next trip. Watch and learn how to style!
As any High Times reader will gladly tell you, hemp gets a bad rap. While smoking cannabis is still mostly illegal, the plant itself can be used for more than a high. Hemp seed oil, which is legal, is actually a beauty superstar. Your preconceived notions about hemp might go up in smoke when you read more.
We know you're committed to wearing sunscreen on your vacation, but do you fall off the wagon when the seasons change? Ultraviolet rays can reach your skin even on overcast days, so protecting yourself should be a year-round endeavor. That's why these sunscreens are winners; they're so light that you'll actually want to wear them every day. Learn how to add them to your regular skin care routine when you read more
The consistency of the wash is similarly harmonious: you get the sudsing action of a gel but the moisturizing aspects of a cream. Bamboo water and silk protein hydrate, while aloe vera gel soothes irritated spots and patches. Mostly, though, it's the perfect transitional aroma from Summer to Fall, thanks to its citrus and floral base. Blossom forth, indeed.