Saturday, 11 December 2010

Vera Wang to launch cosmetics line

WWD has informed us that wedding dress designer to the stars Vera Wang will be moving into the beauty arena!

The cosmetics line will include makeup, skin care, bath and body products and beauty accessories - however: it's available exclusively at Kohl's, so we don't know when or even if it'll cross the pond to British soil.

Vera told Women's Wear Daily that it would be, "an easy, light, modern and effortless approach to beauty and creativity. Like fashion, makeup is also transformational. I love the artistry of makeup to accentuate, enhance or create a mood for any time of day or occasion."

The new range should be out by spring 2012 - we can't wait to see what it looks like.

Natalie Portman's Dior campaign will be out in March

Natalie Portman had been unveiled as the new spokesperson for Dior. The Black Swan star, who is the latest celebrity to put her face to the designer brand, admitted that she is still quite 'sloppy' when it comes to her own beauty regime. Talking at a press conference, Parfums Christian Dior chief Claude Martinez called Portman 'charismatic and elegant', but the actress insisted, "I'm pretty casual in my beauty routine in my real life. Some might say sloppy." Her first campaign will break in March!

The gorgeous actress was officially presented at a press conference yesterday and her first job will be starring in campaigns for fragrance Miss Dior Cherie in a series of print ads shot by Tim Walker and a TV campaign by Sofia Coppola.

Of her co-star in the TV ads, 29-year-old Natalie joked: "I felt like a big old cougar. He's, like, 20." The TV ad also features a shot of a white swan which the Black Swan actress joked was "subliminal advertising for my film."

Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Collection: Transluminence

Giorgio Armani introduces colours of nature, awakened by the morning light. Light and nature are two major themes that have infused Giorgio Armani’s aesthetic and vision of makeup since its creation.

The Armani makeup collection for spring 2011 plays with transparency to ignite a woman’s face. Bright colours that allow infinite layering and blending create a new landscape of tones. There is a new smoky look for the eyes produced with radiant colours. From soft to dramatic, the look seen at the Armani spring/summer 2011 fashion show was a fresh interpretation of “La Femme Bleue”.

This season the must-have look utilises a perfect harmony of diaphanous forest green and purple iris on eyes, contrasted with frozen pink light on skin and lips. The inspiration: fresh morning dew on a wild bunch of flowers.

Makeup artist Linda Cantello, who worked on the Armani spring/summer 2011 fashion show, says: “Imagine the richest purple and the deepest green both enlivened by a frozen silver. A soft black completes the palette, to be worn alone as liner or to add depth to smoky eyes. Freshened by the softest baby lips, a beautiful frosty blush completes this new way of facing spring in the depths of winter.”

Transluminence Eye Palette ($58.00)

Blend and layer the four full, rich, colour-intense translucent tones. Apply rich purple iris with an eye brush to the eyelid and add dewy forest green. These will fuse together into a vibrant blue turquoise. Render the effect even more luminous with a layer of frozen silver. Open up the eye with a touch of silver on the inside corner. Outline the under eye or the eyelid with soft black eye colour, applied wet or dry.

Transluminence Face Palette ($49.00)

Sculpt the face with frost bitten Sheer Translucent Blush presented in the spring signature face palette.


Rouge d’Armani ($30.00)

o       Dawn Pink (518)
o       Early Morning Rose (508)
o       Petal Pink (503)