Thursday, May 31, 2012

Kjaer Weis Sweetness Lip Tint

Coral is big this summer, and while I usually eschew trends, I'm embracing this one.  Why?
I recently purchased Lasting Finish Lipstick in 012 (coral) from Kate Moss's collection for Rimmel London and the red-coral lipstick that Poppy King created for J. Crew.  I like the Kate Moss lipstick better than the Poppy King lipstick because it doesn't spread beyond the lip line.

Here's another coral lip color I'm craving:

Kjaer Weis Lip Tint in Sweetness
Kjaer Weis Lip Tint in Sweetness is described as a "beautiful coral/orange, sheer lip tint."  It would be a nice alternative finish to the Kate Moss and Poppy King lipsticks.  I also like the one-of-a-kind packaging.

I interviewed Kirsten Kjaer Weis in November 2011.  Since then, she's added an online store to the Kjaer Weis web site.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Cosmetics Executive Women name most innovative beauty products

Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) recognized the most innovative beauty products of the year at the 18th Annual CEW Beauty Insiders’ Choice Awards. The award-winning products ranged across 29 categories including cosmetics, hair care, skin care, nails, and more.

CEW's most innovative beauty products of the year
Visit the CEW web site to see the winners, finalists, and entries.

Monday, May 14, 2012

NARS Andy Warhol Collection

It won't be out until October, but NARS has posted a teaser video for its Andy Warhol collection, as licensed by the Andy Warhol Foundation:

Which Warhol character do you think will make an appearance in the collection?  I'm banking on Edie Sedgwick.  Jane Forth should be another character.

Also see my review of Bond No. 9 Success is a Job in New York, part of a series of fragrances commissioned by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Is Kate Moss still with Rimmel London?

I was a bit confused by this ad featuring Kate Moss for Dior Addict lipstick:

Kate Moss for Dior Addict Lipstick
Doesn't Kate represent Rimmel London?  What about future Kate Moss lipstick collections that Rimmel London promises?  Did Kate jump ship?

Kate Moss for Rimmel London Lasting Finish lipstick
Check out the similarities between the two ads.  The way Kate is holding her hand is nearly identical in the two ads.

Rimmel London's PR rep assures me that Kate is still with Rimmel London and she will be coming out with more lipstick collections with Rimmel London in upcoming seasons.  That's good news - I like Lasting Finish Lipstick in 012 (coral) from Kate's collection - even better than the coral lipstick that Poppy King created for J. Crew.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Launching this week: Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes

The Style Page had the privilege of interviewing Ellis Faas back in August 2009.  Since then, her cosmetics line has been picked up in the U.S. by Bergdorf Goodman and she's greatly expanded her cosmetics line.   Launching this week are seven new shades of her Creamy Eyes eye shadow in her signature pens:

Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes
The seven new shades (shown above) are Navy Blue, Bordeaux Red, Purple, Lilac, Mint Green, Light Blue and Yellow Ochre.

Friday, May 04, 2012

Surprising Gina Lollobrigida talent

Flori Roberts Cosmetics (one of the first cosmetics lines to cater to women of color) posted this picture of Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida to Facebook:

Gina Lollobrigida
But did you know that Gina Lollobrigida is a talented sculptor?  Check out this sculpture that she created for the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (sorry, copying is disabled).