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Right Now: Changing of the Guard

It’s the beginning of a new year, which can only mean one thing – you thought I was going to say “Detox Time” or “New Year New You” or some such, didn’t you? No – it means new cosmetics contracts for some of my favourite makeup artists! It’s always good to see some new blood coming into the brands – different artists bring different perspectives and create more products for us to love in the coming year. I don’t know about you but my kit could do with a few new colours and formulas.

Andrew Gallimore is the new UK Brand Ambassador for NARS

Andrew Gallimore

I was thrilled to see that London makeup artist, Andrew Gallimore, has just signed a contract with NARS and will be their UK Makeup Artist Ambassador. Andrew is an extraordinary makeup artist (his new makeup book with Rankin came out a month or so ago, and it really is incredible).

I was lucky enough to assist him in London for awhile and he’s not only a fabulous artist, he’s just an all round bloody lovely guy. Funny, charming, very calm and one of the most creative makeup artists I know, so I was always thrilled to assist him – you never knew what the day would bring!

And I think we all know by now how I feel about NARS – always a staple in my kit it has consistently amazing colours and is constantly innovating new concepts and formulas. Whether you want to do a totally tonal nude-on-nude makeup or a full-on Studio 54 extravaganza, NARS can take you there.

 

Lisa Eldridge is the Creative Director at Lancôme

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Starting the new year off with a bang, lovely London makeup artist Lisa Eldridge has been signed by Lancôme as the their new Creative Director. With previous contracts at No 7 and Chanel under her belt and a global audience of fans who adore her weekly YouTube tutorials, Lisa is a great choice for Lancôme.

Lancôme first started their “celebrity’ makeup artist Creative Directors with Gucci Westman a few years ago, (she’s now at Revlon), followed by the wonderful Aaron de Mey (now Creative Director at Sephora). Given I’ve been loving some of the new Lancôme products I’ve been using recently (Flash Bronzer and the Rouge in Love lipsticks, anyone?), I can’t wait to see what Lisa and Lancôme come up with.

Florrie White – UK Colour Artist for Clinique

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This happened late last year but with all the kerfuffle with my house move I didn’t get time to tell you. Florrie is another fantastic artist I used to assist in London and her polished, perfect editorial has to be seen to be believed.

As well as being a Vogue regular she’s been working more and more of late with celebrities like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Alexa Chung and on the global press film circuit with Rosamund Pike and Emily Blunt. (In fact, she just did Rosamund Pike’s makeup at this week’s BAFTA Awards in London). She’ll be a wonderful brand ambassador for Clinique as Florrie has an instinctive understanding of what makes a woman look beautiful, and a cool London sensibility honed by many years in the fashion trenches.

Clinique is probably the first brand I got massively into as a teenager – that 3-step system! – and I almost overdosed on their mint green and silver packaging back in the day. I’m still a regular user of their Airbrush Concealer, the Glossy mascara, and I love their lipsticks and blushes. The colours are flattering and wearable and their new Chubby Stick range is amazing.

So keep an eye on these brands – they’ll probably be the next ones with things you covet for your kit.

Daria In her Skin

Video: Daria Werbowy in In Her Skin – or a video homage to Lancôme’s new Visionnaire Foundation

I fell in love with this video when I saw it a few weeks ago, on the brilliant new website www.neverunderdressed.com (a fabulous mash up of fashon, beauty, pop culture and just all round cool stuff). Enjoy Daria Werbowy, face of Lancôme on the rooftops of NY just looking effortlessly gorgeous and wearing nothing but the new Lancôme foundation, Visionnaire. This is how skin should look – touchable and like there’s nothing but a Spring breeze and some sunshine on it (and some Daria genetics probably help too). Rock on.

 

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News: Alber Elbaz x Lancome

So imagine my excitement when I found out that Lancome is going to be collaborating with one of my favourite designers, Alber Elbaz for Lanvin! I can only imagine how gorgeous this collaboration will be.

Having worked for the house of Lanvin in Paris on one of their first men’s advertising campaigns (super hairstylist James Rowe was doing hair, and I was doing grooming), I have a very soft spot in my heart for Alber Elbaz’s elegant and refined version of womanhood.

“Alber Elbaz is, without a doubt, one of the world’s most influential fashion designers. But beyond that, he is also the most talented, explains Youcef S. Nabi, Lancôme President. His sense of luxury, his vision of femininity and that hint of audacity resonate perfectly with the new values of the Maison Lancôme. We are extremely proud and happy that, with us, he is set to channel his universe into the world of make-up for the very first time.”

The new Alber Elbaz for Lancome collection will be unveiled worldwide on June 15th, 2013, and I for one, can’t wait.

In the meantime here’s a fab backstage video, an oldie but a goodie from 2009, of the Lanvin Autumn/Winter show. This still looks amazing with Guido’s blunt cut long bobs and Pat McGrath’s shiny metallic black-rimmed eyes. I also love the interview with Alber where he talks about loving your differences, and being sick of uniformity and the clone-like nature of modern fashion. Still relevant, four years on.

 

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Video: Betty Boop and Daria in the new Lancome film, for Hypnose Star mascara

How cute is this new video! I’ve loved Betty Boop since I was a little girl, and I’m so happy she’s been brought back with this cute Lancome collaboration. If the new Lancome mascara, Hypnose Star, is anything as good as their existing mascara range, well I’ll take ten please. Lashes fit for a star!

Right Now: Lancome Juicy Kusama Tubes

Right Now: Lancome Juicy Kusama Tubes

How cute are these new Juicy Tubes from Lancôme? They’re called Juicy Kusama, and they’re not your typical gloss. They feel amazing on, losing the stickiness of glosses of yore as they are specially designed with vitamins to make you feel good. They contain Bisabolol and Sweet Almond Oil, plus a blend of Vitamin C, B5, E and shea butter (the best natural skin softener there is), to protect, heal and nurture dry lips. Plus the colours are cute as well, ranging from sheer strawberry through to pink and peach. AND they have cute designs on the packaging which always makes me smile when I use it.

It’s a limited edition range, so be quick! Available on-counter in Australia from the 10th of July.

 

 

Video: Aaron de Mey for Lancôme

Check out this triple video extravaganza of amazing makeup artist Aaron de Mey, working with the new Teint Miracle foundation and concealer from Lancôme. Aaron de Mey is the Creative Director at Lancôme worldwide, and has had significant input over the last couple of years in making their already beautiful and luxurious products younger and cooler than before. Did I mention he’s also one of the world’s most in-demand editorial makeup artists? Well he is – his work regularly appears in Vogue, W, Numero – all the best places really! Originally from NZ, now based in NY, he’s an MM fave. Watch a master at work.