The other Delevingne, Poppy, has been announced as Jo Malone’s first ever ambassador, and can we say that they couldn’t have made a better pick?
Founded in 1935 by Armand Petitjean, Lancôme celebrates it’s 80th anniversary this March. For their birthday celebrations, the brand will fête their ambasaddresses and customers through a series of joyful initiatives. Continue reading NEWS // LANCÔME CELEBRATES ITS 80TH ANNIVERSARY
Lancôme has announced superstar makeup artist, Lisa Eldridge, as their new Creative Director.
You might remember a while ago, in the Shupette Cleansing Oil post, that I got to attend l’Oreal’s #Luxmas party, a preview of all of their holiday offerings. Continue reading LANCOME // HOLIDAY 2014
And now for the second round of our Black Friday and Cyber Monday picks, this time from Anna. Continue reading ANNA’S HOLIDAY SHOPPING PICKS
Now that it’s officially fall, it’s officially time to switch over our makeup and bring back my favourite shade of lipstick and polish: Red! Continue reading REDS // LIPS AND TIPS
In more Lancôme news, the brand has added yet another chic Parisian to their roster of ambassadresses: Alma Jodorowsky. Continue reading NEWS // ALMA JODOROWSKY, NEW LANCÔME AMBASSADRESS
Lancome will be holding a series of events at Sephoras in the GTA to celebrate the release of their new mascara, Grandiôse. Continue reading NEWS // LANCÔME GRANDIÔSE EVENT AT SEPHORA
I think there are two problems that often hold girls back from using eyebrow pencils or powders:
1)They don’t want to look too manly/have a crazy Frida thing going on
2)The makeup artist at the store has crazy eyebrows and then draws crazy eyebrows on you
So, I say, girls! Go back to the makeup counter. Ask the girl to match your eyebrow colour to a pencil or powder for you (never go darker than your natural colour), wipe off your new crazy eyebrows, buy the product, then go home and play with it.
There is really no reason to have huge, drawn on eyebrows–unless you want to follow the strong brow trend seen on the runway these past weeks (ahem, Cara Delevingne). Around 10 years ago, the trend was to have thinner brows, and a lot of girls overplucked them into thin, short brows. Eyebrow pencils and powders are a great way to regain what you might have lost (if they didn’t grow back).
To get a great brow that frames your face, all you need to do is fill in the gaps that your natural brows have–don’t worry, it can look very natural. Eyebrows are an important part of the face; they bring balance and architecture, so why wouldn’t you want a great brow?
This is really something that is going to be a personal preference. You will need to go home and play with the product until you are happy with your eyebrows, and learn how much product works for your face. The important thing to remember is to have a light hand because you can always build up to a bolder brow. Just enhance what you already have going on.
Recently, I’ve started using Lancome’s Le Crayon Poudre. It is a pencil with a brush on the other end. I draw little lines (against the direction of the hair) in the spaces in my eyebrows and then brush it out throughly to blend the colour. I find it very foolproof and it is long-wearing. Perfect for rookies.
Anna already has a stronger brow, so she finds that all she needs to do is tame them. This is easy to do with an eyebrow gel. Anna prefers Maybelline’s Great Lash Clear Masacara for Eyes and Brows.
Remember, you will always think your brows look super bold after applying any of the product at all because you’re not used to it on your face. Maybe wear it around the house until you feel more comfortable with it, or work your way up!
Some helpful eyebrow videos:
It makes total sense that iconic French beauty brand, Lancôme, would choose Caroline de Maigret, a Parisian style icon, as their newest muse.
Caroline is the definition of French chic and Parisian cool with her tomboy-ish style, perfectly-imperfect messy hair (her bangs!) and minimal makeup. Not only is she stylish, but also a music producer, aristocratic (grandaughter of a minister who is a descendent of a Polish king and a French empress), and a model (currently in Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2014) and Chanel muse.
Caroline will be collaborating with Lancôme on an original makeup collection, to be released in 2015.