A deep red polish is like a good wool cap for Fall: it's something you always wear, but you're always looking for the next best one. Enter Formula X For Sephora in Obsessed ($11). Not only is the deep merlot color clutch for the upcoming season, the formula is actually one of a kind. A luminescent ingredient enhances shine and revamps color, giving it an incredible sheen. And for those of us who are less than patient (ahem), it's quick-drying, so you don't have to use your blow dryer as a makeshift polish hardener. The result is a finish so smooth, so flawless that you'll be staring at your nails all day. Who needs a professional manicure when you can get saturated color at home?
Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen have already taken the fashion world by storm with their designs, and now the two are tackling the beauty arena with a new fragrance deal in conjunction with their Elizabeth and James line. Mary-Kate and Ashley will debut a fragrance line, dubbed Nirvana, with Sephora this January. The line's first fragrances will be Black, a woody scent, and White, a musky floral.
"We always knew we wanted to have a fragrance for this brand, because it's very lifestyle," Ashley explained to WWD. "We felt that between the brand Elizabeth and James and Sephora that we were really speaking together directly to our customer. We felt that was a really good place to start exploring the world of fragrance and beauty." Originally, the idea was just to tackle one fragrance, but the twins found it too difficult to settle on just a handful of notes. So after a two-year development period, the scents are finally ready to be launched.
Nirvana Black went through 50 different incarnations before Mary-Kate and Ashley settled on the winner. The scent contains notes of violet, sandalwood, and vanilla. Nirvana White came together more quickly in a handful of months and contains notes of peony, muguet, and musk. The perfumes will each be available in three sizes: 50 ml. for $75, 30 ml. for $55, and a rollerball for $22. "We wanted the bottles to feel sensual," Mary-Kate said, describing the opaque-textured containers inspired by an antique.
After a brief holiday preview from Dec 13-25, the scents will launch at Sephora across the country in late January. And how will the sisters know that their fragrance has hit it big in the real world? "I'd like to walk down the street and smell a note of it," Mary-Kate quipped.
— Additional reporting by Maria Del Russo
If you're not a lover of black and orange or even full-on Halloween motifs scattered on your nails, this is the nail art look for you. Because a black cat is so synonymous with Halloween, it's easy to pull off this look with practically any nail polish shade as your base. I opted for an unexpected pop of pastel using
Then, while my nails were still wet, I painted on the black shape of the kitty's face using Essie Licorice ($8). To create the ears, I used a fine-tipped brush to draw on triangle shapes at the top. Next, I used the same brush to paint on eyes with Essie Blanc ($8). For the final touch, I dabbed on pupils for the eyes using the same black polish. You still have a few more days to get in the Halloween spirit, so why not let a black cat cross your manicure this Halloween?
Last night at the Los Angeles premiere of Carrie, lead actress Chloë Moretz gave the popular braided undercut style a bohemian remix. At first glance, this hairstyle just looks like your typical tousled side braid. However, from the back, multiple braids were revealed. "We were inspired by the beautiful Valentino dress to create a loose romantic, braid," said her hairstylist Gregory Russell.
To get the look at home, start with Kevin Murphy Easy Rider Anti-Frizz Crème ($33) on damp hair and blow dry. Then, use a curling iron on random sections to add more texture. Get the complete tutorial when you keep reading.
"We're striving to create the ideal wave . . . which does not actually exist in nature," quipped Laurent Philippon, lead stylist for Bumble and Bumble, backstage at BCBG Max Azria. And the ideal was the common theme at the brand's Spring 2014 show, where stylists and makeup artists strove to create the ideal BCBG girl who's cool, effortless, yet put-together. The waves were achieved by looping each section around the barrel of the iron halfway at the top, middle, and ends.
Lead makeup artist Val Garland for Sephora Pro focused on an androgynous look that focused on luminous skin. To create the envy-inducing contour, Garland used Marc Jacobs Beauty Perfection Powder Featherweight Foundation ($46) in a few shades darker that the models' skin tone instead of the typical bronzer. The final look was light, angelic, and easy to do at home — the ideal look for Spring. Be sure to check out POPSUGAR Fashion's BCBG runway coverage.
Labor Day has come and gone, but Sephora's Summer Sale is still going strong. We found some awesome steals that are up to 60 percent off the retail price, from makeup staples to body buffers and even fragrance. And the best part about all these goodies? They'll work great transitioning from Summer to Fall. Shop our top 10 picks below.
Marc Jacobs has just released his first-ever makeup collection, and needless to say, it's lived up to the hype. The line, available at Sephora, features everything from high-shine lip gloss to featherweight foundation — all encased in sleek, black-lacquered packaging. With prices ranging from $18 for a bottle of nail polish to $78 for an antibacterial bronzer brush, believe us when we say these pieces are well worth the beauty investment.
They're here: Marc Jacobs's highly anticipated color collection has arrived, and it's everything you could have imagined and more. The designer, who is launching his first cosmetics collection today exclusively with Sephora, has pulled out all the stops. Everything from nail polish to brow gel to concealer is here, and Jacobs provides every shade imaginable, creating a veritable one-stop shop for beauty. Have you had enough of the anticipation? Click through and feast your eyes!
Liquid eyeliner has always been in a category for those with skillful hands, but Sephora is breaking down those walls and making a flick of sleek black liner attainable for all. The brand's own Smart Liner ($14) has everything anyone could ever wish for in a liquid eyeliner: rich black pigment, smudgeproof, fine tip, great price, and (finally!) easy to apply. The unique ergonomic handle makes it fit comfortably in your right or left hand, so you have just the right grip to master everything from a superfine line to an artfully drawn cat eye. Plus, the clever design means even the clumsiest of hands have a chance to really master liquid liner application. What a stroke of genius!
Marc Jacobs has been a busy man, and he's finally ready to release his color cosmetics line to the world. When news first dropped back in April, Jacobs seemed quite excited about his foray into makeup. "I see makeup, fragrance — everything, really — as an opportunity," he explained to WWD. "The idea of choosing a color for your lip, or an eyeliner — it's just such a delight. Anything that is part of the joy, the ritual, of getting dressed — that's what fashion's about for me."
The line will be a collaboration with Sephora and is slated to drop on Aug. 9 in brick-and-mortar stores and online, as well as in select Marc Jacobs stores. The 122-piece collection runs the gamut from blushes and lip products to blushes and eye shadows, and it's broken down into broad categories: Smart Complexion, Blacquer, Hi-Per Color, and Boy Tested, Girl Approved. Speaking of boys, Jacobs isn't leaving them out. Three products are unisex: his Lip Lock Moisture Balm ($24), Brow Tamer Grooming Gel ($24), and Remedy Concealer Pen ($39). But don't expect any nude shades in his collection. "It would be too natural," Jacobs quipped.
The collection is also going global, which is a new move for Sephora. Europe will get a taste in 2014, and it will move to China in 2015. A holiday color collection is also in the works, as well as additional core pieces for Spring 2014. "I'm surprised at how delighted I am with the results," Jacobs told WWD. "Now I want to see what the customer thinks. That's the ultimate."