We’ve always been a little jealz of Sephora employees, mostly because they get to spend their days surrounded by all the makeup, beauty products and skincare items a girl could ever want. And, for some reason, perhaps in homage to the King of Pop, they wear only one glove. For now anyway, as there’s another awesomely cool thing Sephora employees (the “cast” of the store) have that nobody else will be able to get their grimy little fingers on: staff uniforms designs by Prabal Gurung. Keep reading »
An artist needs the right tools. So toss out whatever cheaply-made foolishness you’ve got in your makeup bag and enter the big-girl world with this premium set of six brushes from Sephora. You get a foundation brush, a medium-sized powder/bronzer brush, an angled contour brush, and three different brushes for shadow and eyeliner application. Both Amelia and Jess are obsessed with these brushes, which are a breeze to clean (use shampoo!) and come with their own brush stand for easy storage. You’ll thank us later!
Need a quick nail pick-me-up? Then head to your nearest Sephora, because soon the cosmetics giant will offer manicures and nail art, via a partnership with XpresSpa, the company that offers quickie manis and pedis in airports. Called Sephora Nail Studio Art+Lacquer Services, the first of the franchises will open up on July 25 in two NYC locations and at Sephora’s San Francisco Powell Street store, and will then be rolled out at select locations across the country. [Fashionista] Keep reading »
Now that spring has sprung, you’ll be batting your eyes a bunch. The six shadows in Bobbi Brown‘s Peony & Python Palette, inspired by the designer Tibi, will make those peepers pop! The eyeshadow shades range from charcoal to lavender to plum and come with a good sized compact mirror and not one, but two, brushes. Sure, $50 sounds like a lot for eye makeup, but remember you get six shades here. This limited edition palette can be mixed and matched to find the perfect smoky eye that will make him weak in the knees.
You’ve heard this makeup rule before: You only highlight your eyes or your lips, not both … until now. Illamasqua has introduced the Colour Collision collection that basically wants you to clash in a good way. This spring 2011 collection features bold and intense colors that you wouldn’t normally wear on both your face and hands. Keep reading »
I know what you’re thinking: “Does the world really need another celebrity fragrance?” I have to admit I thought the same thing when I was invited to the launch of Kate Walsh‘s Boyfriend fragrance at Sephora. But instead of paying attention to the celebrity behind the new scent and the packaging that looks way too much like Marc Jacobs, I decided to judge Boyfriend on its own. Keep reading »
Shopbop.com, one of our favorite online sources for designer duds and accessories, and Sephora have released the limited-edition SEPHORA COLLECTION Palette Color Play 5 in 1 palette that was inspired by the Shopbop “Faces of Fashion” editorial look book. This makeup kit contains five distinct mini palettes based on the five fashion icons: “A Nod to Mod,” “Angelic Boudoir,” “Black is the New Black,” “Boho Bombshell,” and “Classics Never Die.” The palettes contain every color imaginable from taupe to black, pink to blue, and purple to green. What’s even better is that the kit comes with a portable mirror compact, so you can pop one of the mini palettes in and take it with you for makeup touch-ups on the go. And you can’t beat the value of $150 for $30. [Sephora] Keep reading »
The Dereon ads for the fall 2010 collection, which featured a tattooed Beyonce, were such a strong hit, that Beyonce and her mother Tina Knowles have decided to release a set of temporary tattoos. The pair have teamed up with Temptu, an airbrush makeup firm which created the tattoos for the ads, to develop temporary tattoo designs for Dereon. The basic and deluxe packages, which are due to launch Nov. 1, will include designs in the Dereon fleur symbol, rocker bolts and chains, jewel baubles, and spiders. You know, typical temporary tattoo looks. The tattoos will be waterproof and are meant to last two to five days. Basic kits will retail for $16 and the deluxe kits will run you $34 at Sephora. WWD.com Keep reading »
At first swipe, we had high hopes for Tarte’s Natural Lip Stain. Lust, the color we tested, had an appropriately sultry name and glided on with a practiced sort of ease, moisturizing as it went. Unfortunately, the honeymoon period soon disappeared and we were left with nothing but faint vestiges of the relationship we’d begun a mere hour before. If you want really expensive pigmented Chapstick, this is the product for you, but don’t get into the relationship looking for it to last. [$24, Tarte, Sephora] Keep reading »
Tokidoki, purveyor of bright, cute cosmetics, has teamed up with makeup megastore Sephora for a contest that’ll have cutesy cartoon fans peeing themselves with excitement. Whether you’re bored at work, a Sephora junkie, or have just always been curious how you’d look covered in anime face tattoos, this is the contest for you. Upload a picture of yourself (or a friend, celebrity, etc.) to Sephora’s website, cover said picture with Tokidoki’s signature illustrations, and hope other users see the genius in your creation and vote it up to help you win a $500 Sephora gift card. Prior to Tokidoki-ing myself (left), I’d never really considered how awesome I’d look with a heart and crossbones on my cheek. Now I know. [Sephora] Keep reading »