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3 Models Destined for Fall 2016 Fame

It is fashion season again and that means we’re on the lookout for the next wave of hot fashion and fashionably hot models. Yes September is coming round again, drawing our attention once more to the four fashion capitals of the world – New York, London, Milan and Paris – to discover what’s new at the spring-summer 2017 fashion shows. You can expect that some models will stand out during Fashion Month, and that the big brands will be scurrying about trying to sign them up for their next campaigns. Here’s the lowdown that the AFP has come up with on the models everyone will be talking about. Nothing surprising about this of course as these models are hardly unknowns.

Bella Hadid

3 Models Destined for Fall 2016 Fame Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid modelling for the Christian Dior spring-summer 2017 cruise collection.© ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP

Gigi Hadid’s little sis needs no introduction, as she’s already won over planet fashion. But even as her star rises, she could still pull a few surprises. She was recently made the face of Dior Beauty, and is likely to be in high demand during Fashion Month, particularly in New York and Paris. She’s expected to walk for Dior, where she could either open or close the show. She might also stride out for Chanel, Miu Miu or Givenchy as she’s done catwalk work for them previously.

In just two years, the young Bella has shot to stardom in the model world. She recently posed for two editions of Vogue and is regularly on the front page of the world’s top fashion magazines. She also featured in the J.W. Anderson, Calvin Klein and Givenchy fall-winter 2016 campaigns.

Steffy Argelich

3 Models Destined for Fall 2016 Fame Steffy Argelich

Steffy Argelich walks at the Isabel Marant spring-summer 2016 collection. © AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA

Her name may not be familiar to you but this Spanish model has caught the attention of a raft of fashion brands. Spontaneous and charismatic, Steffy has that little something extra that brands are looking for. She has already won over Emilio Pucci, Lancaster, Mango, Max Mara, Just Cavalli, Topshop, and A.P.C., and that’s only in 2016. And she’s no stranger to the catwalk, having worked for Paul & Joe, Kenzo, Isabel Marant, Courrèges, Cédric Charlier, Jacquemus and Topshop Unique for the spring-summer 2016 collections. There’s no doubt that the bigger fashion houses will snap her up for the upcoming shows.

Taylor Hill

3 models destined for fall 2016fame

Taylor Hill at the Versace fall-winter 2016 haute couture show. © PATRICK KOVARIK / AFP

This American model has attracted a large number of brands with her ability to switch from rock’n’roll to sensual to femme fatale. She’s only 20 but is already a Victoria’s Secret Angel, and has been a Lancôme ambassador since July. On top of these highly sought-after contracts, she has partnered with many other big names in fashion for both ad campaigns (Topshop, Jimmy Choo, Miu Miu, and Michael Kors) and on the catwalk (Tommy Hilfiger, Jeremy Scott, DKNY, Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Fendi, Mugler, Miu Miu, and H&M). The brunette with the piercing eyes was also named social media model of the year at the 2015 Fashion Media Awards. There’s no doubt that she’s only at the beginning of a long and successful career.

Runway Beauty Trend: Springtime Glow

It is one of the simplest looks to recreate and, accordingly, it gives you an effortless look. Realizing this, beauty brands have focused on the natural no-makeup look for spring. The make-up trend lent a touch of brightness to the spring/summer 2016 runways. The radiant glow that is the highlight of the natural look rises above all other themes to inspire major cosmetics brands for the season. Be it subtle or bold, the season sees key looks that are light, bright, fresh with luminous skin and radiant eyes.

Radiant skin, softly sculpted cheeks

This season sees plenty of brands release skin palettes with formulations and colors to bring a bright, healthy glow to spring skin. Highlighting and illuminating powders are a must-have, with the likes of Dior and Yves Saint Laurent developing complexion-enhancing shade combinations formulated to correct imperfections and enhance natural radiance. Dior’s “Diorskin Nude Air Glowing Gardens” (SGD $94; USD $64) is a highlighting powder with an iridescent finish, whereas Yves Saint Laurent’s “Face Palette Collector Gypsy Opale” (Featured image above) combines several shades to correct imperfections and uneven skin tone (SGD $95; USD $55).

Dior's Diorskin Nude Air Glowing Gardens

Dior’s Diorskin Nude Air Glowing Gardens

The key product in any spring 2016 makeup bag has got to be blusher. For sculpting the face and adding a rosy glow, blusher brings a final flush of healthy color to any fresh-faced look. All the major beauty brands have cheek palettes out for this season. Dr Hauschka, for example, has rebooted its “Rouge Powder Duo” compact, presented in a “Comeback” version with two pink hues that add uplifting color to the face (USD $25). Paul & Joe Beauty has two blush options to add a radiant glow to springtime skin, with “Powder Blush” for sculpting (USD $19) and “Creamy Blush” for a natural glow without highlighting pores (USD $19).

Top: Paul & Joe Beauty "Powder Blush" and "Creamy Blush" Below: Dr Hauschka's "Rouge Powder Duo" compact "Comeback" version

Top: Paul & Joe Beauty “Powder Blush” and “Creamy Blush”
Below: Dr Hauschka’s “Rouge Powder Duo” compact “Comeback” version

Eyes get pretty pastels and subtle shimmer

There are even more options out there for eyes. Brands such as Lancôme and Dior opt for pretty, spring-inspired looks, with selections of soft, subtle shades, whereas Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent go for bolder, vibrant flashes of color.

Lancôme's "Hypnôse Palette"

Lancôme’s “Hypnôse Palette”

The spring 2016 edition of Lancôme’s iconic “Hypnôse Palette” matches four subtle eye shadow shades with one brighter, stronger color (SGD $75; USD $59), whereas Dior gives eyes a bucolic vibe with pretty colors inspired by a garden in bloom. Dior Beauty’s “5 Couleurs Glowing Gardens” eyeshadow palette is available in two versions for spring 2016 – “Rose Garden” and “Blue Garden” – both offering a selection of garden-inspired shades (SGD $104; USD $68 each).

Dior Beauty's "5 Couleurs Glowing Gardens" eyeshadow palette

Dior Beauty’s “5 Couleurs Glowing Gardens” eyeshadow palette

Eyes get a more vibrant flash of color at Chanel with the “Tissé Beverly Hills” edition of the brand’s iconic “Les 4 Ombres” palette (USD $57), sporting shades inspired by the sea, vegetation and California skies.

Chanel's "Tissé Beverly Hills" edition of the "Les 4 Ombres" palette

Chanel’s “Tissé Beverly Hills” edition of the “Les 4 Ombres” palette

The look can be completed with a classic black mascara, like “Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara” from Marc Jacobs Beauty for XXL lashes (SGD $42; USD $31). Or why not add an electrifying pop of color with a brighter shade like Chanel’s “Le Volume de Chanel” mascara in “Ardent Purple” (USD $36) or Yves Saint Laurent’s “Volume Effet Faux Cils” mascara in pink or green (SGD $55; USD$37)?

Left to right: Marc Jacobs Beauty "Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara''; Chanel's "Le Volume de Chanel" mascara in "Ardent Purple" ; Yves Saint Laurent's "Volume Effet Faux Cils" mascara in pink

Left to right: Marc Jacobs Beauty “Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara”; Chanel’s “Le Volume de Chanel” mascara in “Ardent Purple” ; Yves Saint Laurent’s “Volume Effet Faux Cils” mascara in pink

Korean Beauty Trends to Dominate 2016

From Asia and Europe to North America and back again, Korean culture is on the rise and, aside from K-Pop, this can be seen most obviously in the world of cosmetics and beauty. Well, K-beauty that is. K-beauty was one of the biggest trends of 2015, with beauty lovers the world over embracing the cult sheet masks and CC creams to emerge from Asia’s most innovative cosmetics fairground.

Korean fever looks set to grow even stronger in 2016, with Macy’s announcing a K-beauty shop in partnership with Peach & Lily in its Queens, New York, store, as recently as last month. Here are some of the trends to look out for.

Cushion foundation

Cushion foundation, which comprises a spongy formula that is applied to the face with a pillow to provide easy and flawless coverage, isn’t going anywhere for now. The added bonus of integrated SPF protection, wrinkle prevention and antibacterial properties mean that this budding trend is sure to take over next year. French beauty brand Lancôme is leading the way and has carried its successful ‘Miracle Cushion‘ formula ($46.50) over to its Spring 2016 collection, playing on the Korean penchant for cult packaging by adding some sweet pastel cover art to its compact.


Korean contouring

Contouring has undergone many a transformation since first appearing on our radar, courtesy of Kim Kardashian, some years ago. 2015 saw the birth of ‘clown contouring’ and ‘strobing’, but 2016 will be all about doing it the Korean way. The ideal face shape for many Korean women is a soft oval with a dainty chin, known as the ‘V-line’, and the look can be achieved by highlighting the center of the face, using concealer under the eyes and shimmery tints down the cupid’s brow, the bridge of the nose and the chin, before shading the perimeter of the face to make it appear smaller. Check out beauty vlogger Luvableviet’s tutorial for more information.

Waterless skin care

As beauty fans become aware of increasingly limited water resources, many brands are experimenting with alternatives. Water-free skin care lines first came to our attention thanks to Korean brand Whamisa, whose collection relies on essential oils and plant extracts to hydrate the skin. Market research group Mintel recently predicted that water-free cosmetics will explode over the next decade, so watch this space.

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Lancôme Absolue turns 50 with Arthus-Bertrand

Arthus-Bertrand for Lancôme

 is celebrating half a century of its Absolue skincare line.

To mark the anniversary, Lancôme is launching a new Absolue Precious Oil and also, in collaboration with French engraver and jewelry maker Arthus-Bertrand, a special edition of Absolue L’Extrait.

It was 1965 when Lancôme introduced the first Absolue skin cream, a product formulated to fight the signs of aging, nourish the skin and rejuvenate it to reveal its underlying “Golden Glow.”

Fifty years later, the French brand has presented the latest item in the Absolue range, Absolue Precious Oil Nourishing Luminous Oil, which is made with rose essential oil and seven other essential oils and plant oils.


The new product is formulated to moisturize the skin and to protect it from exterior stressors by repairing its outer defense barriers.

And to celebrate this landmark anniversary in style, Lancôme called upon Arthus-Bertrand to create an exceptional case for Absolu L’Extrait, produced in a limited edition of just 500 units worldwide.

All in gold, with cutwork allowing light to shine through, this exclusive case is something of a nod to Lancôme’s “Golden Glow.”

L’Absolue Precious Oil Nutrition Lumière will go on sale from February 2 for €169 (around $206). Price is available on request for the Arthus-Bertrand Limited Edition of Abs

Lancome La Vie Est Belle Legere

Lancôme to launch luxury edition of La Vie Est Belle

Lancome La Vie Est Belle Legere

 will soon introduce a more intense, haute parfumerie-inspired version of the women’s fragrance launched in 2012.

Dominique Ropion and Anne Flipo, the same noses behind the first editions of La Vie Est Belle, developed this more intense, high-end variation.

The two fragrance artists chose to magnify the sweeter aspects of the original essence, preserving its signature notes such as sweet iris, praline, pear, blackcurrant and tonka bean.

But the Absolu edition stands out through the addition of several richly concentrated essences, including jasmine absolute, orange blossom absolute, Rosa damascena and cashmeran.

La Vie Est Belle L'Absolu by Lancôme

Julia Roberts, who has fronted the campaigns for La Vie Est Belle since the perfume’s launch, will be Lancôme’s ambassador for this new version. She will lend her legendary smile to a new campaign shot by Carter Smith.

La Vie Est Belle L’Absolu will be available from August 25 at authorized Lancôme fragrance retailers. Price: $88 for 20ml or $122 for 40ml.

Grandiose mascara campaign

Penélope Cruz poses in Lancôme’s new mascara campaign

Grandiose mascara campaign

A longtime Lancôme spokesmodel, seen namely in ads for the Trésor fragrance,  is the face of the first campaign for the brand’s new Grandiôse mascara, shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

The first image from the campaign is a close-up of the 40-year-old star, who stares directly into the lens with her fiery, smoky gaze.

With this latest innovation,  hopes to reinvent mascara through an unprecedented design. Grandiôse comes with a patented “Swan’s Neck” wand, which is twisted and shorter than the traditional mascara applicator.

Grandiose mascara lancome

According to the brand, the new design makes for simpler, faster and easier application on each eye.

The mascara wand also has two different sizes of high-tech bristles, which are shaped specifically for better adherence to both top and bottom lashes.

Made with a deep black formula for an intense look, Grandiôse mascara will be available starting in late August, priced at €31.50.

Lancome Couture Makeup Bags

Lancôme’s couture make-up bags

Lancome Couture Makeup Bags

 has teamed up with 3 Parisian designers: Yiqing Yin, Alexandre Vauthier and Jacquemus. Each of the three couturiers has created a limited edition Lancôme makeup kit that can easily double as an evening bag.

The three designers were tasked with creating a makeup bag that could hold three of the brand’s star products: a tube of L’Absolu Rouge lipstick, a tube of Hypnôse Star mascara and the Hypnôse eyeshadow palette.

The French luxury brand had only one additional requirement: the signature Lancôme rose logo had to be visible somewhere on the makeup bags.

Yiqing Yin clutch

Alexandre Vauthier has presented a rectangular clutch in black silk satin with a metallic clasp and a gold-colored chain, allowing it to be worn on the shoulder or in the hand.

Jacquemus has created a cylindrical pouch in pastel pink waterproofed cotton. The model can be carried or worn around the waist on its white strap.

Yiqing Yin, meanwhile, designed a retro gem-shaped clutch in silk crepe with pale gold lamé. The bag has a removable chain with a pale gold finish.

These three makeup bags will be available from June 16. Price: €350 for the Jacquemus bag and €780 for the other two, including the Lancôme products.

Yiqing Yin Alexandre Vauthier and Jacquemus

Lupita Nyong’o Is The New Face Of Lancôme

Lupita Nyongo Prada Dress

After winning an Oscar for her performance in “12 Years a Slave,” Lupita Nyong’o has signed a contract to represent Lancôme.

The French beauty brand’s choice is hardly a surprising one, as the young woman has turned heads throughout awards season with her lovely silhouette, beautiful complexion and perfect makeup.

“I am truly honored to join the Maison Lancôme, a brand with such a prestigious history and that I have always loved,” said Nyong’o.

“I am particularly proud to represent its unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself.”

The 31-year-old actress will pose for photographer Alexi Lubomirski in the brand’s next campaign, scheduled for release this September.

As a Lancôme spokesmodel, Lupita Nyong’o joins a club of prestigious celebrities, including Julia Roberts, Penélope Cruz and Kate Winslet.

Earlier this year, the actress posed as the face of Miu Miu’s Spring-Summer 2014 collection in a campaign photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.

Lupita Nyongo Miu Miu

Lancome La Vie est Belle

Lancôme teams up with Baccarat

Lancome La Vie est Belle

For an ultra-limited edition of its women’s fragrance, Lancôme called upon Swiss music box maker Reuge and French crystal maker Baccarat to design an exquisite box.

The La Vie est Belle bottle in this collector’s edition is presented beneath two glass bell jars within a handcrafted music box, surmounted by a miniature crystal chandelier.

Reuge produced the music box exclusively for the occasion. When the button on the front is pressed, the box plays “Beautiful Days” by Venus, the theme music from the La Vie est Belle campaign featuring Julia Roberts.

Baccarat provided the crystal chandelier suspended from the top of the box. Made up of 133 crystal drops and 48 crystal tubes, this detail is a nod to the various chandeliers seen in the film campaign.

Only 15 of these pieces will be made available worldwide. Each element of the Edition Féérique was created by hand, meaning that each of the 15 boxes required 120 days of work to produce.

This luxury edition of La Vie est Belle will be available at the Lancôme Institut, the brand’s spa in Paris, from November 15.

In the meantime, visitors to the Sephora store on the Champs-Elysées in Paris will be able to see the box from October 28. The price of this exclusive piece is available only upon request.

Jason Wu To Launch Makeup Line With Lancome

jason wu

Jason Wu, who created his own brand and was named head artistic director at BOSS Women last June, will now bring his talents to the world of luxury cosmetics for a limited edition collection.

The partnership with Lancôme will take the form of a limited edition makeup collection to be unveiled in September during New York Fashion Week (September 5-12).

The limited edition will include a palette of eyeshadow, mascara, lipsticks and nail polishes. Fans of the hip designer will be able to pick up the new products, with prices starting at $15, from the makeup counters at Bergdorf Goodman in New York or at Nordstrom stores.

This is not the first time that Lancôme has teamed up with a prestigious designer to launch a makeup collection. Most recently, the brand released a collection designed in cooperation with Alber Elbaz.

Lancome La Vie Est Belle Legere

Lancôme unveils a lighter take on La Vie est Belle

Lancome La Vie Est Belle Legere

The French brand celebrates the first anniversary of its fragrance La Vie est Belle with the soft and delicate Eau de Parfum Légère, out internationally in August.

Developed by perfumers Anne Flipo, Olivier Polge and Dominique Ropion, the lighter version contains iris and white musk scents, combined with jasmine sambac, orange blossom, pure patchouli essence and Pallida iris, finished off with a sweet touch of tonka bean, vanilla and praline.

Eau de Parfum Légère will be released on August 26, with a 30ml bottle going for 50€. Julia Roberts will promote the La Vie est Belle Eau de Parfum Légère as she did the original fragrance.

Lancôme x Alber Elbaz Short Film Released

Lancome show by Alber Elbaz

Lancôme has released an animated film made by Alber Elbaz in the runup to the June 15 launch of his first-ever line of mascaras and eye shadows for the French luxury cosmetics house.

The animated “Hypnôse Show” begins with what seems to be a typical Parisian fashion show. But as the lights dim to welcome the models, it’s the many eyes of the audience, and eyelashes everywhere you look, that become the stars of this humorous polychrome animé.

“Our job is to tell stories. It all starts there,” explains Alber Elbaz in a press statement. “It all stems from the incredibly rounded and curvaceous mascara bottles. The moment I saw them I thought of women’s bodies. There’s something of Cinderella and her magical carriage in this idea of fairy-tale metamorphosis.”

The Alber Elbaz & Lancôme collection, including mascaras, black and multicolor eye shadow palettes, and false lashes, will be available in a limited edition from June 15.

Lancome Alber Elbaz Collaboration

Alber Elbaz creating cosmetics collection for Lancôme

Lancome by Alber Elbaz

Lancôme has revealed a little more about the collection it will be launching in partnership with Alber Elbaz, which was announced in January.

Lanvin’s artistic director has revamped Lancôme’s four leading mascaras. The designer has created a very feminine limited edition collection with fashion-oriented couture details. Stars, hearts and polka dots: each of the mascaras is clad in the on-trend prints and the cases are decorated with bows.

The Hypnôse Doll Eyes mascara in this limited edition collection is covered in red hearts, the Hypnôse Star is covered in electric blue stars and Hypnôse Drama is covered in big pink flamenco-style polka dots. Lancôme’s iconic mascara, Hypnôse, is covered in many pairs of eyes. Hypnôse Doll Eyes and Hypnôse Star Eyes eyeshadows and palettes also bear these quirky prints.

Elbaz has added a personal touch to the collection by launching fake eyelashes that come in an illustrated box.

The film Alber Elbaz created for Lancôme will be on the web on June 3.This summer collaboration will be available from June 15. Prices will range from €28 (Hypnôse eyeshadow) to €55 (Hypnôse Palette).

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Betty Boop makes Lancôme video debut

Betty Boop and Daria Werbowy

Retro cartoon character Betty Boop stars opposite supermodel Daria Werbowy in a new mini film from French beauty giant Lancôme.

“Just say it with the eyes,” Boop advises Werbowy, who plays a rising star in need of some advice in the adorable video to promote new mascara Hypnôse Star, which is inspired by the glamour of 1930s movies.
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The Top 10 Global Beauty Brands‎ 2012

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A recent report on the world’s strongest beauty labels has highlighted the dominance of legacy brands, with long-running and affordable favorites such as Olay and Avon dominating the top ten.

Valuation firm Brand Finance’s annual ranking of the 50 biggest global beauty brands measures areas including current market value and customer loyalty, with the number one spot going to America’s Olay — which was launched in 1950.
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Lancôme to launch cream powered by rose stem cells

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Lancôme will launch what it believes to be the latest “miracle” anti-aging product next month, with a rose stem cell-based cream.

Called Absolue L’Extrait, each jar of the cream contains two million rose stem cells, with the product suitable for people of all ages to be applied on the face, eye area, hands and chest.

Retailing at €320 for 50ml, the cream will launch in April across Europe, Asia and the Middle East, before reaching the US in June.
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Kate Winslet Goes Nude in Lancome Lipstick Ad

Kate Winslet Lancome lipstick

In a brand new ad, Kate Winslet writhes on the floor, only scarcely covered by a satin sheet, to promote Lancôme‘s L’Absolu Nu lipsticks.

Winslet, who recently debuted a peroxide blond pixie cut in British Vogue, is still sporting her signature soft locks in the ad, which was shot by Mario Testino.

Actresses are seemingly less and less prudish in their beauty ads: just recently, Italian luxury house Bulgari released a campaign fronted by an almost nude Kirsten Dunst for its new fragrance Mon Jasmin Noir.
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Faces in beauty 2011: celebrities we’ll see on billboards

Natalie Portman photo

From Christy Turlington to Natalie Portman, here are five of the most anticipated beauty campaigns for 2011.

Natalie Portman for Dior: The American actress has been making headlines everywhere lately for her performance in Black Swan.

On Wednesday, Portman nabbed yet another leading role when Dior named her the new face of Miss Dior Chérie, one of the brand’s iconic fragrances.
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Penelope Cruz Is The New Face Of Lancome Tresor

The beautiful Penelope Cruz is the new face of Lancome’s Fall/Winter 2010/2011 Campaign. The campaign was shot in Paris by Mario Testino.

The actress posed on a balcony at the famous Hotel Crillon, with a classic updo and elegant, one-shouldered black dress.

Tresor was launched in 1990 and has been fronted by some of Hollywood’s most fabulous faces, including Isabella Rossellini and Kate Winslet.
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