Viktor & Rolf is known for both artful design and a well-known fragrance line ( Flowerbomb , anyone?). The masterminds behind the brand are Co-Founders Viktor Horsting & Rolf Snoeren. We asked you to tell us your questions for the brand and the designers sat down to answer your questions about their iconic fragrance line, their creative process and more.
I’m really curious how you come up with your fragrances. What is your inspiration?
Fragrance is like an aura, an extension of yourself - clothes are too, but fragrance addresses different parts of the brain. Through fragrance, one can communicate without speaking, triggering memories and emotions.
When did you realize that you had created such an iconic fragrance [i.e. Flowerbomb]? Would you describe it as iconic?
The juice is a killer - it is just so good. The mix of bottle, ad and juice appeals to many different types of women - it is feminine and romantic but not in a passive way, it is empowering and assertive.
With so many variations of floral fragrances in the industry, what makes Flowerbomb so iconic and unique?
The power of transformation: Flowerbomb has the power to transform anything into something positive and beautiful.
With so many variations of floral fragrances in the industry, what makes Flowerbomb so iconic and unique?
The power of transformation: Flowerbomb has the power to transform anything into something positive and beautiful.
What is the design process like for your gorgeous fragrance bottles? What is the ideology behind the bottle designs?
We work together creatively as one, it is almost as if we have one shared brain. For Flowerbomb, the bottle is a diamond grenade: a beautiful, luxurious weapon. It is a beautiful object in itself, and it is very tactile too.
Is Spicebomb truly a male fragrance, or is it unisex?
We developed Spicebomb with the intent to create a fragrance that we would personally wear. Spicebomb is our answer, our desire to have a perfume for men, like Flowerbomb has become for women.
I love how you succeed to continuously catch the attention of clients by releasing Flowerbomb Limited Edition bottles each year. What inspires you to create these editions?
Often, the inspiration comes from our collections, but it can also come from the holiday season itself - from a desire to make something decorative that is festive, new and modern at the same time.
SEPHORA COLLECTION Studley Sponge and Travel Case Set
This black carrying case with a convenient zipper closure features a breathable mesh interior to keep your Beauty Blenders and makeup sponges dry, safely stored, and protected. On top sits a super-cute, funky, and furry keychain character that easily detaches. Plus, this must-have set includes the bestselling, washable, reusable Perfectionist Airbrush Sponge! The unique sponge applicator works well with all types of formulations - including creams, liquids, powders, and minerals - expertly blending and concealing those hard-to-reach areas. And with the included case, it's certain to stay in great shape!
What’s the funkiest beauty product you own? Show & Tell!
On breakout days, we set our sights on Sunday Riley’s U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil to soothe our acne woes. This fast-acting, quick-drying, medicated, dry oil helps clear up acne and blackhead-causing buildup and debris from congested pores. Formulated with 1.5 percent salicylic acid to promote blemish-free skin, it’s also powered by tea tree and black cumin seed oils to support clear skin. It’s infused with hexylresorcinol and licorice to naturally brighten the look of dark spots for a more even-toned appearance. As an added bonus, it contains milk thistle and cucumber seed oils, which work together to smooth the appearance of lines and wrinkles and prevent your skin from drying out—without leaving behind a greasy residue. It’s the solution to clearer skin that you’ve been searching for. –Lauren P.
Oil for acne? What do you think?!
Live chat day is here! Today w e will be chatting with Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Farmacy, Mark Veeder! Mark will be on BeautyTalk from 12-1 pm PDT answering all of your questions. Ask anything from how to reach your #SkinGoals to how the brand gives back to its community.
As usual, I'm opening the chat early so BTers can get their questions in before everyone else. Ask a question! http://seph.me/2dfbni1
Please go to the link above to ask a question, if you post it in the thread below Mark won't see it!
When it comes to beauty, I'm all about natural ingredients so I was instantly fascinated by the products sourced from Farmacy’s upstate New York farm. I was lucky enough to ask the brand's co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, Mark Veeder, a few questions before our Live Chat next week. (Save the date: Mark will be live on BT this Tuesday, October 18th from 12-1 pm PDT !!)
How did Farmacy get its start?
Farmacy was the perfect storm of passion, timing and fate — in a way, it needed to be born. I had patented Echinacea GreenEnvy™ nearly a decade before we launched and always wanted to create products with it. I met David Chung in early 2014 (he is our co-founder and owner of Engelwood Labs, the lab that does all our formulations) and he realized the power of GreenEnvy™ right off the bat. So we dove in, and when we presented our concept and Echinacea GreenEnvy™ to the amazing visionaries at Sephora, they not only wanted it, but worked with us to develop the right products. We launched in seven months which is unheard of in the industry.
Tell us! What’s the secret behind Echinacea GreenEnvy™?
Echinacea GreenEnvy™ contains the highest concentration of cichoric acid of any tested version of the species. Cichoric acid is a powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory that fights free radical attack and signals the immune system to boost collagen. It also helps inhibit the production of melanin thus giving the skin a more even, brighter tone. But, the plant’s power is really amplified and harnessed through the use of science, that's why we say that Farmacy is Farmer Cultivated, Scientist Activated. Our team of scientists have perfected the extraction process of the active ingredients to achieve maximum potency and then combined them with other actives to achieve our incredibly effective formulas.
How did you (and your skin!) react when you discovered the skin-enhancing Echinacea GreenEnvy™?
It was a big OMG moment -- and I knew I needed to bring it to market so that the world (and its skin) could benefit from it. My skin has never been better, the chicoric acid in GreenEnvy™ has evened out my skin tone and reduced the dark spots as well as smoothed my fine lines and wrinkles, especially around my eyes.
From farming to marketing, you’ve done it all! Why did you choose to pursue skincare?
I have always been interested in skincare and, truth be told, I’m a bit of a product junkie myself but could never find that perfect line that fulfilled all my desires. When I discovered that Echinacea GreenEnvy™ had additional power over the normal echinaceas on the market, my first thought was to use it in skincare. Echinacea boosts the immune system and the skin is the largest organ of the body so I thought it was destined to do the most good.
What’s it like to work with bees on your honey farm—did you have to conquer your fears?
I’m still conquering them! I didn't realize how much work bees are when I came up with the idea to add hives to our farm but with some expert help, I'm getting the hang of it and enjoying this amazing new adventure.
Which step in a skincare routine in is the most important?
I believe the most important step in any skincare routine is moisturizing because it is with the proper formulas of moisture that you can deliver key healing and nourishing actives deep into the skin. My recommended hydration process is two-fold:
• First, always use a very nourishing and potent serum under your day cream and night treatment. Our Invincible Root Cell Anti-Aging Serum is super potent with 10% Echinacea GreenEnvy™, 5% of a pro-form of vitamin C that is stable and only activates upon contact to the skin, and a triple action hyaluronic acid complex that delivers actives to all levels of the dermas.
• Second, use a deep moisturizing mask that is filled with actives at least twice per week. Our Coconut Gel Masks are a quick and easy way to hydrate when you don’t have 20 minutes to lay down and disconnect because, since they fit close to your skin, you can do one on a flight, or while catching up on social media, making dinner or watching a movie. If you have the time to disconnect, our new Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hyrdation Mask has been proven to increase the moisture of your skin from 45-55% on average after just one application.
What is the best skin advice you’ve heard that the BeautyTalk community would benefit from?
Add a serum into your daily routine — it delivers powerful actives deep into the skin before you add your moisturizer. And also Mask at least 2 times per week, especially as we go into the winter season, you will see a big difference in your skin.
What big skincare trends do you think we will see more of in 2017?
I believe the trend of active botanicals will continue to grow — we are excited about some new discoveries we are pursuing that are all botanical ingredients that are activated by science. Stay tuned!
Want to learn more? Be sure to check out our Live Chat with Mark this Tuesday at noon (PDT)! Can't wait to see your questions and learn more about the brand!
Remember Elizabeth and James' aromatic and captivating Nirvana Black and White fragrances you just couldn't resist? Well, you can now create a sense of Nirvana throughout the home! Each long-burning, delicately scented candle has a burn time of up to 55 hours and comes housed in a stunning glass vase to match the color of your choice. Black combines alluring violet, sensual sandalwood, and rich vanilla for the perfect balance between masculine and feminine, while White features delicate peony, chic muguet, and tender musk - leaving the room filled with a soft scent with dark sophistication.
Which scent takes you to nirvana? Show & Tell!
Justin Anderson, Celebrity Colorist and dpHUE's Creative Director will be on BeautyTalk on TODAY from 12-1 pm PDT! He knows a thing or two about hair color so if you're trying to rid your hair of brassiness or need a new routine to keep your color bright Justin will be here to help!
I'm opening the thread early at 11:30 am PDT so be sure to visit the thread and ask your hair questions! Ask a question here: http://seph.me/2dGewcw
Please follow the link above to ask your question, if you post here Justin won't see it!
Huda Liquid Matte
At last, all day beauty. This luxurious liquid lipstick smiles with you from dawn till dusk, rocking any one of 16 pigments that feel like bare skin. Each hue flatters your natural skintone as it glides on liquid, then dries a weightless matte. With a minimized transfer, subtly sweet aroma, and antioxidant-rich moisture, your petal-soft pucker will hardly know it’s there. But trust us, everyone else will. –Heather S.
What's your go-to liquid lipstick? Show & Tell!
Looking for a lip balm with a touch of glistening gold? Tatcha’s antioxidant-rich Camellia Gold Spun Lip Balm contains 23-karat gold flakes to add a hint of sensual golden shimmer to lips. The ultra-hydrating, quick-absorbing balm is enriched with nourishing camellia oil and squalene, melting into lips for a smooth, soft, supple feel. It’s great to use as an all-over lip sheer with a lustrous, eye-catching finish. Simply swipe on whenever lips are in need of some T.L.C. and apply as needed throughout the day. –Tracy J.
What's the most luxe beauty product you've used? Show & Tell!
Today we are welcoming one of our favorite brands back to BeautyTalk, BECCA! BECCA's Style Director and beauty guru, Kerry Cole, will be chatting live from 12-1 pm PDT answering all of your pressing beauty questions so be sure to tune in for some expert advice.
I will open up the live chat early (at 11:30 am PDT) for those of you who want to sneak your questions in. Follow this link to ask Kerry a question: http://seph.me/2dhqcol
Please follow the link above to ask your question, if you post here Kerry won't see it!
I have struggled with dry, unmanageable hair for as long as I can remember (why do highlights have to suck my hair dry of all nutrients, why?!). I’ll never forget begging my hairstylist for advice and being told that I needed Moroccanoil if I wanted to save my hair. Since then I’ve been obsessed so I am excited to see Moroccanoil hair and body products at Sephora and even more thrilled to have gotten the opportunity to get the inside scoop from Carmel Tal, Co-Founder of Moroccanoil!
Tell me a little about the story behind the brand.
I was fortunate to discover an oil-infused treatment while traveling, which soon became our signature Moroccanoil Treatment once we perfected the formula with a team of experts. After experiencing dramatic results in my own hair, I embarked on a mission to bring this remarkable product to North America. What began as a single, revolutionary product that pioneered a new category in the beauty industry has grown into a full line of hair, body and sun care products, all infused with nourishing, antioxidant-rich argan oil—signature to the brand.
Dedicated to producing the highest quality, performance-driven products that provide a unique, transporting sensorial experience, Moroccanoil has grown into an iconic beauty brand in less than a decade. Moroccanoil is a reflection of what I want from a beauty company as a consumer: authenticity, effectiveness and ease of use.
Does your product work on all hair types? Please share any tips for specific hair types (fine, frizzy, damaged, thick, curly, coily etc.)!
Yes, there are Moroccanoil products perfect for every hair type!
For fine, limp hair, Moroccanoil volumizing products are fantastic for plumping strands and adding sexy volume!
For damaged hair, we have incredible hair repair products that will transform and restore your hair, so it looks and feels vibrant, shiny and healthy again.
For runway-gorgeous texture, our texturizing products are phenomenal–you can easily achieve effortless, windswept looks.
For hair that simply needs extra hydration, our hydration-focused Moroccanoil products provide replenishing nutrients to deeply hydrate hair while maintaining its natural moisture balance.
Are there any other interesting uses for Moroccanoil Treatment aside from hair? Our BeautyTalkers are big fans of the product and would love to know if it safe to use on their face and skin.
Our Moroccanoil Treatment is recommended for hair only. Our Pure Argan Oil from Moroccanoil Body™, however, can be used from head to toe—everywhere from the face and body to hair…even cuticles and nails! That being said, the development of our Moroccanoil Body™ and Moroccanoil Sun™ collections were natural next steps for us following the success of our hair care line, as we wanted to satisfy consumer desire for luxurious treatments that not only transform hair, but the skin as well.
I love the scent of Moroccanoil products! Will it ever be available as a fragrance?
It’s a possibility! In the meantime, you can indulge in the fragrance from head to toe with Moroccanoil Body™ products in our signature Fragrance Originale scent.
If you were stranded on a desert island, which three products would you want to have with you?
I never go anywhere without my Moroccanoil Treatment—an amazing multi-use product that works as a styling, conditioning and finishing tool!
I would definitely need to have our Pure Argan Oil because it has so many uses—–it’s great for the face, body, nails and cuticles! I add a few drops to my moisturizer every day—it has so many anti-aging benefits!
Moroccanoil Sun Oil SPF 15 , because sun protection is so important and this one features antioxidant-rich argan oil and Vitamin E that nourish and hydrate, while protecting skin from the sun’s harmful rays. It’s also delicately fragranced with a beautiful Monoï scent that reminds me of my childhood days at the beach in Chile!
For someone who loves your hair products but is unfamiliar with your body care line, Moroccanoil Body™, what products would you recommend they start with?
Moroccanoil Dry Body Oil in our signature Fragrance Originale is the perfect first product to try—it absorbs so quickly and weightlessly so skin looks and feels silky, smooth and hydrated.
Moroccanoil Body Buff is also a fantastic first product to try—it will transform your skin, providing instant nourishment and lasting hydration. The Fleur d’Oranger variant features naturally exfoliating orange peel that polishes away dead skin cells.
We have three amazing Mediterranean-inspired fragrances in our Body collection that transport the senses so you can choose your preferred fragrance according to your mood— Fleur d’Oranger, Fleur de Rose and our signature beloved scent Fragrance Originale. Fleur de Rose is a modern rose scent that embodies sensuality and romance, while Fleur d’Oranger awakens and invigorates the senses.
We’re excited about this new recovery system from Dr. Jart+. Calm sensitive, irritated skin or conceal blemishes and color correct redness with the Cicapair™ Collection. Each one is infused with tiger grass—inspired by the true legend of Asian tigers, rolling in Centella Asiatica to heal their battle wounds. Its medicinal use has been recognized for centuries, and for generations, the active ingredient has also been used to help support wounded skin with inflammation, redness, or blemishes.
A green-to-beige color-correcting treatment, The Cicapair ™ Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30 helps correct redness and protect skin from environmental aggressors. It provides SPF 30 protection from UV light, and it forms a dust barrier to protect the skin from the environment. The Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Cream soothes skin damage caused by dryness, irritation, and inflammation. Both products are also enriched with resurrection plant, houttuynia cordata, and yarrow, to enhance the look of your skin’s viability while supporting strong skin.
Do you have a favorite skin-healing ingredient? Show & Tell!
The latest trend hitting the streets, “nontouring,” evokes a dewy, youthful complexion like the effect of strobing. Only highlights are used to sculpt the contours of the face while giving it a lit-from-within glow and a more neutral daytime look. The fresh-faced effect is achieved through products with a neutral tone and a luminous finish.
Start with a shimmering primer for an allover glow. Next, use a tinted moisturizer or BB cream instead of heavy, full-coverage foundation for a no-makeup look. Finally, grab a highlighter and brush on above the cheekbones, under the browbone, along the bridge of the nose, and on the Cupid’s bow to sculpt and add glowy dimension.
Here are some of our favorites for creating shimmering nontour looks:
• BECCA Backlight Priming Filter is the perfect primer for that lit-from-within look. It creates a luminescent, lightweight canvas for makeup that acts like a diffusing filter for a soft-focus, radiant look.
• SEPHORA COLLECTION Beauty Amplifier Afterglow primer can be used alone to prime, mixed with a foundation, or used as a luminizer to highlight certain areas of the face. It creates the perfect, naturally-flawless base for makeup or can be applied on top to complete your nontour effect.
• Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette offers three flattering highlight shades with different tones to capture, diffuse, and soften light and refine the complexion’s appearance. Brush this over the high points of your face for a beautiful, youthful glow.
How do you bring out your best features? Show & Tell!
We are super excited about the launch of this innovative, trendsetting, and user-friendly brand, Natasha Denona ! The internationally renowned makeup artist is known for creating pigmented palettes with luxurious textures, as well as formulas with high-quality ingredients that produce a lit-from-within glow. To highlight a few incredible products, the ultra-pigmented Eyeshadow Palette 28 comes with 28 stunning shades that glide seamlessly onto lids for vivid color payoff and a silky-soft feel. The Face Glow Foundation smooths and hydrates for a beautiful, radiant complexion, while the nourishing All Over Glow Face & Body Shimmer in Powder leaves skin shimmering in champagne or bronze tones.
What are your favorite new brands? Show & Tell!
Check out the newest trend in skincare from boscia: the Tsubaki Splash Mask. This natural, highly concentrated mask is designed to be splashed on with water, either at the sink or in the shower, and then left on to hydrate throughout the day. The splash application allows you to customize the intensity and also helps to lock moisture into the skin. The
The Tsubaki Splash Mask features natural ingredients to nourish and hydrate. Tsubaki (camellia) oil and Japanese rice water help moisturize and give skin a firmer appearance throughout the day. The soothing mask is also rich in antioxidants and free of the stuff you don’t want, like parabens, preservatives, artificial dyes, colors, alcohol, or gluten—just pure, lightweight support for your skin! – Kris G.
What’s the coolest mask you’ve used? Show & Tell!
Kat Von D Project Chimps Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Being a lifelong animal advocate, Kat Von D ensures all of her products are never tested on animals. Now, you can take a stand and join KVD in her efforts to put a stop to animal cruelty. With every limited-edition lipstick sold, 20 percent of the proceeds will go to Project Chimps–a nonprofit organization that works to stop the use of chimps in biomedical research, and retire them to a life of freedom and sanctuary. Featuring adorable collectible packaging and an exclusive warm brick shade to suit all skintones (called Project Chimps, of course), you can swipe on a flattering, long-lasting lipstick while helping support a great cause. PS… Tell your animal-loving friends! –Tracy J.
Which causes are you passionate about? Show & Tell!
Kat Von D is returning to BeautyTalk today from 12-1 pm PDT ! She will be logged in answering your pressing beauty questions. Ask this brand founder anything from her secret to achieving a sharp cat eye to her inspiration for new products!
The chat will open up right at noon so follow this link and ask your question then! http://seph.me/2aW5t8a
Please go to the link above to ask a question, if you post it in the thread below Kat won't see it!
Urban Decay Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow
Let eyes dazzle with intense color with Urban Decay’s Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow. A revamped, creamy liquid version of the must-have Moondust Eyeshadow, these vibrant shadows swipe on 3-D, iridescent colors with metallic finishes. They include a slim, precise brush for easy application and are just what you need to step up your fall makeup looks. With shades like Spacetime’s rich coppery bronze to Magnetic’s ultra-vibrant purple with an iridescent sparkle, they’ll inspire you to wear them as an accent on the lash line or layer them all over your lids for an unexpected, multi-dimensional effect. – Lauren P.
If you could only pick one, which would you choose? Show & Tell!
NAILS INC. Nail Fuel Polish Set
Now you can get healthier-looking and incredibly stunning nails with five super food-infused polishes! Both the Nailkale Superfood base coat and the berry-colored Dukes Road Nailkale polish are enriched with kale extract—the trendiest of super foods—to strengthen nails. Argyle Street Charcoal features a nude hue and is powered by charcoal to support healthy nails, while Mayfair Market Sweet Almond comes in beautiful rose gold and is formulated with matcha, a potent and powerful antioxidant. Prince Arthur Road NailPure brushes on a navy shade and contains an oxygen resin complex that creates a high-shine finish. Simply swipe on the base coat, drench your nails in two coats of your chosen shade, and add a top coat for long-lasting wear. Bam. Health and beauty at your fingertips! –Tracy J.
Do you have a favorite superfood beauty product? Show & Tell!
Hey BeautyTalk, have you heard that today is the most wonderful holiday of the year?! Yup, it's National Lipstick Day ! Okay okay, so everyday is kind of like National Lipstick Day on BT but I hope you are inspired to seize the day whether it means finally going for that bold lip or just showing off your favorite lipstick!
Today I thought it would be fun to get in the spirit and to give some credit to our most beloved lippies so I want to know....
What's your HG lipstick?
Can't wait to hear your faves and hope everyone gets to celebrate!
Hot off the presses—Too Faced has teamed up with Global Beauty Megastar NikkieTutorials to create a unique, limited-edition, all-in-one kit that celebrates the transformative power of makeup. The exclusive collection features some of NikkieTutorials' favorite products designed to create a multitude of transformative looks from au naturel to all-out glam.
The Power of Makeup By NikkieTutorials
Wrapped in the festive packaging are nine eye shadows, a deluxe Better Than Sex Mascara in an exclusive purple shade, NikkieTutorials’ go-to highlighter in Champagne Truffle, and much, much more.
Do you think makeup is powerful? Show & Tell!
MAKE UP FOR EVER Water Blend Face & Body Foundation
Ever wish you could camouflage imperfections on the body the same way we do our face? Featuring an ultra-hydrating blend of 80 percent water and pro-vitamin B5, this lightweight, water-gel formula provides sheer to buildable coverage and a natural-looking glow—to both the face and body. The long-lasting, innovative foundation absorbs quickly, sets in place, and won’t transfer throughout the day. Available in a whopping 20 shades, simply prep, press, and roll to create a dewy, flawless finish wherever applied. –Tracy J.
Have you ever tried a body foundation? Show & Tell!
If you haven't already, be sure to enter the Instasummer #Sweepstakes on The Beauty Board before it ends on July 20th at 11:59pm PDT. Entering is easy, all you have to do is post your summer look to The Beauty Board (on the Sephora app or at http://gallery.sephora.com/ ) and include "#Sweepstakes" for your entry to count. You must also tag at least one product you used or could have used to create the look. You're allowed to enter once daily until July 20, 2016 in increase your odds on winning one of four awesome prizes. The winner will be randomly selected on July 27, 2016.
Here's what we're giving away:
One grand prize winner will receive a bundle of BECCA X Jaclyn Hill products (including a face palette signed by Jaclyn) and a $500 Sephora Gift Card, and even more BECCA products.
Three runner-ups will receive $200 worth of summer beauty products!*
Good luck to all who enter! We can't wait to see your gorgeous looks
*No purchase or payment necessary to enter sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Open to U.S. residents (including Puerto Rico, excluding Rhode Island and Guam). Must be 18 or older, and have a Sephora.com login and nickname to enter. Enter by July 20, 2016 at 11:59 P.M. PT. One entry per person per day. Sponsored by Sephora USA, Inc. Potential winners will be selected from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period in a random drawing conducted by Sponsor on July 27, 2016 and will notified by email. See official rules: http://seph.me/29fgpw9
Happy Friday, BeautyTalkers!
Live chat day is back (finally!) and it's been a long time since we've have a live chat with a hair expert. Today w e will be chatting with celebrity hairstylist and Ouai founder, Jen Atkin LIVE on BeautyTalk! Jen will log in from 12-1pm PDT and answer all of your questions. Ask anything from how to nourish damaged hair to how to achieve perfectly undone curls.
As usual, I'm opening the chat early so BTers can get their questions in before everyone else. Ask a question! http://seph.me/2a5tvzf
Please go to the link above to ask a question, if you post it in the thread below Jen won't see it!
We know you've got serious skills when it comes to makeup application. We also have a feeling you've got some glitter, liner and lashes floating around so we're hoping you'll put them to good use by participation in this challenge*
It's easy to participate, here's how:
1. Create a look that aligns with the weekly challenge schedule (see below)
2. Snap a picture of your masterpiece and upload to the rebel eye thread here: http://seph.me/2ay96iz
3. Let us know how you achieved the look by naming the products used and any technique you'd like to share
4. Post your look and check out other BTers looks
I cannot wait to see everyone's creativity and skill mesh into rebellious masterpieces! Below is a description of the looks but feel free to add your own personal touch.
Week 1: Smudging deep shadows and dark, blendable liners to create a new kind of smoldering look
Week 2: Layering false lashes and using simple mascara techniques to create Intense Lashes
Week 3: Popping on glitter for an unexpected, shimmering effect
Week 4: Playing with metallic eyeshadows for a multi-dimensional finish
Your friendly Associate Community Manager,
Spoiler (Highlight to read) Week 1: 7/21 - 7/27 Week 2: 7/28 - 8/3 Week 3: 7/4 - 8/10 Week 4: 8/11 - 8/17 Week 1: 7/21 - 7/27Week 2: 7/28 - 8/3Week 3: 7/4 - 8/10Week 4: 8/11 - 8/17
*To participate in this challenge please post your look to the Rebel Eye thread here: http://seph.me/2ay96iz
If you post it here we won't see it!
Who doesn’t want softer, younger-looking skin? This set of favorites from the London-based natural skincare brand, REN, offers three products that work together to hydrate, smooth, and plump the look of skin.
REN Smooth Operators Set
Start with the gentle cleansing milk that clears away makeup and all that yucky grime from your day without stripping your skin of moisture. The next step is a serum with a shot of hyaluronic acid to hydrate and help give skin a younger, smoother look. Finally, the day cream locks in all that botanical goodness to keep you hydrated all day long. All REN’s products are made without any harsh chemicals, synthetic fragrances, or GMOs. They are great for folks with sensitive skin, too! –Kris G.
What’s your go-to natural skin care regimen? Chime in and let us know!
Too Faced Sketch Marker
Line, define, and create head-turning eye looks for both day and night. This original, long-lasting liquid eyeliner is inspired by Japanese calligraphy pens—allowing you to easily create paintbrush-like strokes that don’t fade or feather. From Espresso to Steel Blue to Candy Pink, it comes in 12 vivid hues that you can wear alone or layer together for a beautiful work of art. And, it’s waterproof to prevent raccoon eyes during your summertime adventures! -Tracy J.
How do you achieve the perfect line? Show & Tell!
Fresh Vitamin Nectar
Want a radiant glow and revitalizing boost? Why, of course! Fruit isn’t just good for the body, it’s also a natural, effective treatment for the skin. This revolutionary mask is enriched with 50 percent real crushed citrus fruits—which includes a powerful blend of oranges, lemons, and clementines naturally packed with AHA fruit acids to clarify, soften, and smooth skin. A vitamin fruit complex featuring vitamins C, E, and B5, lemon and orange fruit extracts, and minerals revitalize a dull complexion for a healthy-looking, vibrant glow. Your skin will never be happier. –Tacy J.
What’s your favorite way to give your skin a boost? Show & Tell!
Loubilaque Lip Lacquer
For the ultimate in elegant sophistication, check out this bold new lacquer from Christian Louboutin. Nobody combines intense color and bold shine like the master designer. Louboutin’s iconic shoes with their trademark lacquered soles inspired the brand’s incredible nail polish, and now the brilliant shine of patent leather raises lip lacquer to a work of art.
In keeping with the designer’s vision of beauty as art, the component itself is as striking as the effect it creates. The bottle is designed to resemble a crystalline mermaid tail pattern. The design highlights the intense hue of the contents and is topped with a crowned cap reminiscent of Middle Eastern antiquities and the Art Deco movement. All shades come with a gold cap except for the classic signature shade, Rouge Louboutin, which is topped in silver and gold.
The formula itself comes in eight shades from nude to bright. Even the nude shades offer daring results thanks to the incredible pigment concentration and high shine of the formula. For the ultimate in chic and breathtaking beauty, check out these fabulous lacquers that can only be Louboutin. –Kris G.
Do you even Loubilaque? Show & Tell!
For dreamy, stylish makeup tools, look no further than these products from this exclusive, Mara Hoffman for Sephora Collection collab. Known for her playful, original prints, New York-based designer Mara Hoffman’s work is inspired by nature, mythology, and her own travels. Tuck away your beauty favorites in the The Kaleidescape Overnighter, and apply your makeup seamlessly with the five-piece, Kaleidescape Charcoal Brush Set. Oh, and you won’t be able to resist the playful, colorful designs on each one—featuring the designer’s original prints. –Lauren P.
Kaleidescape Charcoal Brush Set
The five, face and eye brushes in this set make it a snap to apply a slew of makeup formulas. Each brush has cruelty-free, synthetic fibers that are infused with antibacterial bamboo charcoal for easy application, and their eco-friendly, FSC-certified, sustainable wooden handles spotlight an exclusive Mara Hoffman design. The set is loaded with a cheek, shadow, complexion, eye crease, and multitasking brush so you can sweep on your go-to blush, foundations, powders, eye color, bronzers, highlighters, and contour products.
The Kaleidescape Overnighter
Tidy up your makeup counter, or take your beauty products to go with this portable makeup bag. Its medium sized for easy access and showcases Mara Hoffman’s designs, printed on eco-friendly, organic canvas. Compact but roomy enough to hold all of your makeup essentials, it’s also reversible to reveal two paradise-inspired prints.
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