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Wait, It’s All About: Matte Skin (?!)

the liquids promising to make you gleam or “glow.” According To Emily, who, post-whirlwind Fashion Month, would know, the big takeaway from all fall shows was matte skin. Isabel Marant, Balmain, Viktor and Rolf, Hakaan, Dior, Rochas, Tom Pecheux’s “skin satin-finished” at Derek Lam … need we go on? So That, dear reader, is the deal. Even Pat McGrath Seemingly abandoned Madina Shiny Stick her signature trick, and her infamous highlight-driven skin was nowhere to be found. “We want the girls to look fresh but finished, and divine,” Pat said backstage at Viktor & Rolf, That later adding “it’s just about perfected skin” at Dior. And then there’s Self Service’s new clean, modern and androgynous-minded covers-and the final straw was When We found the above ever-so-Timely Gentlewoman spread Devoted to Malgosia Bela’s powdered mug, courtesy of Chanel’s Peter Philips, and, well, eat on. We’re way past “three’s a trend.” We’re into “this is a movement.” (Sorry, Harry Brant, and Jen Brill, who eleven Told us her “greatest fear is to look matte.”)

The good news? It’s Not About big retro-covered chalk powder-puffs flying all over your face forever. “A glossy, dewy complexion Seems outmoded now,” Peter Philips Told The Gentlewoman, nodding towards spring’s minimalist, modern feel. “Imagine if the only face powder thing was you used.” And, you know, I have a point. With a pared-down face, lightly topped with a unifying powder (in the right shade), That lustrous lip balm rubbed or gently-defined eye Suddenly a totally dramatic gains emphasis, versus When skin is cloaked and coated in a liquid or cream- based foundation. There’s something elegant, refined, and clean about it. No more sweaty sheen, no more blending or blotting, just a quick swoosh of powder and-complexion perfection. Or something pretty close. “As far as pictures are Concerned,” makeup artist Mai Quynh, who paints Regularly Emma Stone and Jessica Chastain, Told us, “matte is so much better. With a dewy look, you can not really check it When it’s not in the controlled environment of a photo shoot. You can end up looking super-shiny. A matte finish is touchable, and modern … and it feels like a good seasonal change. ” It’s breathable, and the best yet? You can get face powders with SPF. Three cheers for the next generation of your grandmother’s compact! The big question is whether or not you’ll be reaching for them. Brill just phoned to say That she, for one, is “still dewy.”

Powders we love:

Vivienne Westwood Fall 2013

Val Garland (MAC): Our influences? Medieval Arabic-That and you throw in the pot with David Bowie from Life On Mars. So think of the visual of David Bowie, where I have a very pale face, very kind of skeletal looking, With This bright blue eyeshadow and no brows. It’s kind of like that. So we’ve got two kind of characters going on: the Bowie-esque character and the other: her boyfriend’s gone off to the Crusades, and she’s a Medieval woman back at the castle, and she’s been upstairs in the tower for far too long and she’s a little bit dusty, a little bit dirty. She’s quite innocent and sweet but she’s obviously been left to decay for quite some time. I Guess You Could Say That We are pushing a trend here today, and the trend is matte That We’re pushing. Which is a big trend across the catwalks this season and it does not get any matte-r than this moment at Westwood.

Sam McKnight: The hair is kind of a surreal Vivienne Westwood idea: to do plastic braids. We have garment bags from her showroom Which are braided into the hair with some ripped up That Were fabrics in the collection, georgette some socks. There’s quite an ode to Yves Saint Laurent in the collection Which is kind of unusual for Vivienne, but they’re Such admirers of classic Saint Laurent. And you’ll see it When you see it. But Their original idea was kind of floor length braids medieval Which kind of mutated into-through the course of the evening at the fitting-well, why dont we put some plastic and some fabric in there? Which was kind of a nod to YSL as well, the small head, braided thing, but the plastic is taking it somewhere else. I think it fits with Vivienne’s eco-warrior ethos as well. Anyway. It’s a surreal braid for Vivienne!

Virginie Courtin-Clarins

“I have my own line of swimsuits That I make with organic, ethical fabrics Collections called Light, Which means ‘light’ in Spanish. I started it because i feel like women are always looking for the right shape and color of swimsuit. I wanted to make something young and fun, but at the same time I wanted to be Involved in something positive.’re just starting out, so for the moment it takes up sixty percent of my time, and then the rest is spent with Clarins Because I am a board member and I am very Involved in the ethical and Technological side of the brand. I Attend a lot of meetings and I try to give a young eye Because We are a one hundred percent family-owned company. My father and uncle who run the company right now are from a different generation, Facebook and even blogs, We have to explain it all to them. My sister and cousins​​, we try to make sure That we are opening to the young generation Clarins.

I grew up in Paris with my sister Claire and my cousins ​​[Prisca and Jenna]. We are all almost the same age: my sister is two years younger than me, though people think we’re twins, and my cousins ​​are one year younger than Both me, so I’m 27, my cousins ​​are 26, and Claire is 25. My grandfather, Jacques, was the founder of Clarins, and I was really into keeping the family together all the time, so I grew up spending my early Days with all the family, all the time. It was great. Our grandfather was always asking us for names for lipstick, like, what did we think of ‘Jolie Rouge’? And we were like, ‘Yeah, it’s good!’ So, I really grew up in the beauty world. It’s funny-when I was a kid, I thought my grandfather was That only making products for us! And When I started to see people on the beach with Clarins sunscreen, I would say, ‘That’s our sunscreen!’ I was, I do not know, five years old. I think it’s because i imagined my grandfather doing it all in his kitchen.

Violet Eyes: Inmitable Chanel Cils Intense and Guerlain Maxi Lash Mascaras D’Enfer

Having violet-colored eyes have always been an [iris / melanin-related jackpot] indication of great beauty (Consider Elizabeth Taylor’s pair, topped by her Doubled set of lashes, a genetic mutation, to boot), but what of violet-hued eyelashes ?

I’m not one to stray from the thin black liner / thick black fringe combination, at the risk of looking like I got lost on the way to a rave. Or at least, that’s what I thought, until, I started picking up on what the industry’s putting down, ie Guerlain’s Cils D’Enfer Maxi Lash Mascara and Chanel’s Intense purple Inmitable, Both in aubergine-enough-meaning, mellow brownish-purple-shades That pick up any flecks of green or gold in my iris like nobody’s business. No kiddie scary-tints, and the spiked-wands Are those plastic ones that I love (for premiere lash-grabbing). As for the color, it melts into and around the natural dark shade of your eyelash for just a subtle hint of intrigue, to keep Those eyeballs coming back your way … at least until you’re Able to grow another layer of lashes, like good ol ‘Liz.

Viktor & Rolf Fall 2013

Pat McGrath: The look of the makeup is very pretty, very naturally beautiful blush on the cheeks and on the lips, eyebrows groomed to perfection, perfectly contoured eyes, and brown mascara on the lashes. We want the girls to look fresh but finished, and divine.

Murenu Luigi (John Frieda): It’s about the age of innocence, so we’re preserving the youth of the girls and what they are. And it’s about the age of sensitivity, too, we did not want to make them look older or too sophisticated. The sophistication comes from taking a natural approach, from the contemporary. So, we’re doing two soft braids and connecting them in the back, with pins to secure everything-it Becomes very organic and very pure. And we’re doing a very dry finish using a little bit of hairspray and a little bit of the John Frieda Luxurious Volume Thickening Mousse. That’s it.

Photographed by Emily Weiss at Espace Ephemere Tuileries in Paris on March 2nd, 2013.


As you may have guessed, we have some pretty solid love for Tina (Nick got front-row tickets for his mom to her 2008 “farewell” tour, Alessandra Regularly sighs “oh, Tiiiiiina!” Whenever one of the singer’s tunes pops up on Gloffice the playlist). Those legs, wiggle That, That Voice!

Anyway, her German Vogue April cover story (the 73-year-old’s first appearance on any Vogue cover! Unbelievably!) Is making us super happy. Tina’s signature honey-blond shag is out in full force, as is her unmatched Ability to be sexy in one moment (vintage Armani sequins) and casual the next (a crisp men’s oxford tucked into wide-leg jeans), never not looking incredible. I mean, the headline sort of says it all: “Simply the Best!”

Tina Turner photographed by Claudia Knoepfel and Stefan Indlekofer for German Vogue April 2013.

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