Think back. How many different flavors of Lip Smaker did you hoard in the front pocket of your Jansport? Like, a lot, right? Before you wander too far down that path back to Lisa Frank and your favorite Trapper Keepers, we’d like to introduce you to the grown up (but a kid at heart) Lancôme Juicy Shakers. Available in 20 pretty shades–each with their own flavor–these are as fun to collect as all that school-days lip balm, only pulling one of these adorable cocktail-shaker-shaped beauties out of your handbag won’t damage your cred while you’re adulting.
Leave it to CHANEL to launch two truly innovative new formulas just in time for spring: moisture-rich CHANEL ROUGE COCO STYLO Complete Care Lipshine and durable LE VERNIS Longwear Nail Colour. We couldn’t wait to get our hands on the newest collections and get to work in our photo studio having fun experimenting with the new shades and formulas.
We rounded up a small crew at Studio N. Our first reaction? Loving the variety of perfectly edited colors that run the gamut from classic glamour to freshly modern. We incorporated a few different inspirations throughout the shoot, which give you a tiny glimpse of the countless looks anyone can create with these superior hues. From day to night, see all our looks and more ways that CHANEL has you covered for spring and beyond with these two covetable collections.
Our latest fashion edition of The Realest features the smart and smiling baker and business owner Kate Sigel in some of our favorite spring dresses. To complement each outfit, hair and makeup artist Jenny Verador created a look that’s classic and clean, with just the right amount of strategically placed color.
For lips that evoke the feeling of spring without being overpowering, we brought all 12 shades from our new Nordstrom-exclusive collection of Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-in-Stick Lipsticks for Jenny to work her magic with. She was a fan of “the amazing color range with great color payoff and moisture.” Kate really loved how they felt, too. And we all loved their sweet hint of mango scent.
See the colors, makeup application and Jenny in action with our how-to video as she takes us through the steps and products she used to create this fresh and pretty makeup look for Kate.
Introducing Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick Lipstick, a new launch from Yves Saint Laurent with 12 new shades of lip color. Made of 65% oils, this ultra-nourishing lip color is high on shine with the signature YSL mango scent. Follow the jump to watch Cara Delevingne model the luscious, covetable hues.
There’s Collin, Holden and Giacomo. Now Ansel, Joaquin, Drake and Rocco. Plus 43 more. Get to know the men in Tom Ford’s life. After last year’s successful launch of the house’s Lips & Boys collection, a beautiful new range of shades is now available—named after the men that Ford admires and is inspired by. Known for their lightweight texture and superb pigmentation, these new lip colors are perfectly sized for your clutch (and/or your favorite makeup lover’s stocking).
Shop: Tom Ford Lips & Boys
The holidays are suddenly around the corner—and so is the winter weather that can be murder on sensitive skin and lips. M·A·C Director of Makeup Artistry Gregory Arlt breaks down what he loves most about the brand’s new line of Mini Patentpolish Lip Kits.
“The holidays are all about dressing up with little bursts of color, and your makeup shouldn’t be any different. The new M∙A∙C Cosmetics Irresistibly Charming Mini Patentpolish Lip Pencil Kits are the perfect gift for a friend (and yourself!) this season. What I love about these products are not only their handbag-friendly size and color choices, but also their hydrating qualities in the unforgiving winter chill that can leave lips looking dry. There’s a beautiful see-through quality about the lip kits that creates a perfect stain on the lips.
The Mini Patentpolish Lip Kits can be used to create so many different looks! If you want to rock a smoky eye and a softer mouth, try using Lip Pencil in Spice all over your lips with Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Revved Up or Innocent in the center for an extra pop. Or, if you would like to go a little more retro-chic, create a cat eye and a softer red lip using Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Fearless with Crème Anglaise from the Irresistibly Charming Mini Lip Gloss Kit (Pink) over it.
The Lip Kits also work well with many different skin tones. For deeper skin tones, I love a wash of gold shadow over the lids (try Eyeshadow in Amber Lights) and a deep, berry lip using Lip Pencil in Burgundy and Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Sultana over it.
Adding to the versatility of the Mini Patentpolish Lip Kits, try a more natural, everyday look by filling in your lips with Lip Pencil in Whirl and using Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Mojo Maker (only available as part of the new lip kit) on top.
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Leave it to Christian Louboutin—creator of the iconic red sole—to dream up a new classic. Last year, we went crazy for his innovative nail color and bottle design, and now we’re enamored with his newest innovation: lip color in three textures and lots of shades, all enrobed in an exquisitely designed case. (And we don’t use the word exquisite lightly.) Now that it’s available at Nordstrom, we couldn’t wait to try it out for ourselves, so the Beauty Blog took a few of these unique little lovelies down to a crew at Studio N.
We asked Shannon Rasheed—our makeup artist responsible for this glamorous, gorgeous, gotta-have-it look—for her thoughts on a bold lip and working with the new collection.
So often dry and dull, matte lipstick can be a tricky formulation to balance right. Leave it to beauty genius Charlotte Tilbury to crack the code! She has us rethinking matte with velvety lipstick that not only hydrates, but also offers buildable coverage and reflects light in all the right ways for the illusion of fuller, wider lips.
Finding ways to incorporate the techniques she’s learned (and become sought after for by celebrities) over the years, Charlotte’s packed all the tricks in her book into one long-lasting lipstick, and it’s finally available here in North America. The name says it all—these ten Nordstrom-exclusive shades are a matte revolution.
Laura Mercier–one of the biggest names in the beauty world–guides us on a trip to Paris, gives us a peek into her handbag and answers the one question she gets asked the most about makeup.
What makes the perfect lipstick?
For me, it’s all about the formula. It must feel comfortable to the point where you forget that you are wearing lipstick, must wear all day and must not bleed. Choose a color that is in tune with your mood and personality, truly making it a signature accent to your look.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
Love yourself before you can love anybody else.
“Summer is all about the Right Bright Lip! Shades of watermelon, raspberry and orange are a must. The texture can vary; it can be a lipstick, a gloss or a stain…as long as it’s bright, it’s right!” –Loredana Grama, Nordstrom National Beauty Director
SHOP: The Right Bright Lip