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Beauty Trends: New York Fashion Week 2016

Championing the trend for scrubbed-bare-don’t-care beauty was, unsurprisingly, Alexander Wang, whose ‘no concept’ makeup look was a hit during the Autumn/Winter 2016 shows a few months ago. Matte was the key trend here, with the models showing no signs of being made up at all, apart from a layer of mascara and shine-free faces. A matte base, a touch of highlighter at the inner corner of the eyes and a dab of gloss on the lips was all it took for the models at Proenza Schouler to make an impact (in contrast with some of the bold color used on ears at the show), while Lacoste also played it low-key, dabbing a touch of iridescent shadow on the models’ eyelids and leaving the rest of the face natural. Tory Burch (main picture) played around a little more with the concept, using inoffensive nude and soft golden tones for a sunkissed yet innocuous look.

Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler

The next level up was the budding trend for highlighting and strobing, which kept the beauty looks clean but added drama and glamour. Nicholas K used the technique perfectly on its models, using a subtle highlighter and shimmer to emphasize their cheekbones and eyes. Strobing was also the main beauty technique employed at Oday Shakar, where the models’ glowing skin and defined bone structure was showcased to the maximum, thanks to the hair, which was pulled-back from the face in simple, classic styles. Amsterdam-based label The Faux had a little more fun with the concept, using colored highlighters in pink and gold and coral-toned lipstick to emphasize the collection’s gender-fluid theme.

Oday Shakar

Oday Shakar

Despite the overwhelmingly understated approach to makeup, splashes of color did appear on the catwalks — notably at FTL Moda, where model and acid attack survivor Reshma Bano Qureshi stole the show with a look centered around warm fuchsia lipstick and golden eyeshadow. Jeremy Scott also incorporated rich gem tones into the beauty look to accompany his colorful, Eighties-influenced collection.

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Interview: Michel Coulombe for Laura Mercier

As international global makeup artist for Laura Mercier, it is without a doubt that Michel Coulombe knows more than a thing or two about the art of looking beautiful. The Canadian has first dabbled with beauty products when he was only six, rummaging through his mother’s cosmetic bag and trying whatever he could get his hands on. His background in industrial design only served to sharpen his perspective on beauty and colors, which led him to pursue his calling at a makeup school. Here, the charismatic makeup artist lets us in on his favorite skincare products, his Laura Mercier must-haves and convinces us to use the latest foundation primer.

You studied and worked in industrial design. What lessons from that can you apply to makeup?

I studied industrial design in college for four years and it developed my brain to work in a rational, practical way. When I meet a client, I don’t just look at a face, but I also analyse every feature and see which one would be best to enhance and how to enhance it.

What are your three Laura Mercier must-haves?

First, a travel-size version of the Perfecting Water Moisture Mist as it refreshes my skin and plumps up fine lines. Next, Primer Protect to seal in my skincare and make my makeup last longer; it also protects my skin from the sun. Then, the Tinted Moisturizer or the Silk Crème foundation, depending on whether I’m on vacation or on a business trip. They help me look fresh all the time. And if I’m allowed a fourth item, it would be the eyelash curler – it’s your best friend if you want your eyes to look more awake instantly.

Primer Blemish-less is one of the latest products from Laura Mercier. What’s the best way to use it?

Use it the same way you would use any other Laura Mercier primer – a small amount evenly applied all over your face following your skincare regimen. Anybody can use it but it is really targeting the client with blemishes. The blend of ingredients calms, soothes and treats blemishes and imperfections and prevents future ones… Laura’s primers are all water-based and they are infused with some “good for you” ingredients such as vitamins and hydrating agents.

How are touch-ups best done?

Carrying a translucent pressed powder is the best way to touch up your makeup without adding coverage or colour to your foundation; it will just mattify your complexion.

What are your cult skincare products?

Laura Mercier skincare is a secret gem! It is truly efficient and the brand does have something for all age groups and skin types. Laura worked with the top chemists and the newest ingredients for you to achieve that perfect balanced skin with a glow from within. The most popular products are our Repair Eye Serum, which provides you immediate gratification and long-term benefits; it instantly brightens your under-eye area. Our Renewal Face Serum is also very popular and we have clinical studies showing dramatic results within two weeks of use. Our Face Polish is also extremely popular as it provides gentle exfoliation and has a very pleasant scent.

This article first appeared on L’Officiel Singapore.

4 Beauty Looks That Ruled Resort 2017

Chanel might have showed a spectacular Havana-inspired collection and Dior channeled the spirit of travel, but nothing got us more excited than the beauty looks. There’s a lot to be hyped up for Resort 2017, and if you’re doubtful you can achieve these looks, think again – they’re surprisingly easy to score. From ephemeral glowing skin at Louis Vuitton to fiercely-defined eye makeup at Dior, here are four of the biggest looks the transitional season has to offer.

Chanel

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Usually a look only reserved for the beach, Karl Lagerfeld made loose, low-slung ponytails chic again at his Havana-themed show. A dash of apricot-hued blush and hint of dark eyeshadow on dewy, bronzed skin completed the breezy look, and gave off a vacation-vibe that had us wishing the holidays were here sooner.

Louis Vuitton

LV Cruise 2017

The girls at Louis Vuitton went au naturel this season. Strong eyebrows framed the otherwise clean faces, each positively glowing thanks to a dash of shimmer on their faces and lips. Their hair, flowing and loose, were kept untreated for a carefree and insouciant vibe, which helped draw focus to the athletic-inspired apparel.

Gucci

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Gucci continued channeling geek chic with a confidently understated look – think lightly powdered matte skin and pale matte lips. The simple look is complete with curled lashes (without mascara, mind you), to open the peepers for the statement eyewear that accompany the looks.

Dior

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Things at Dior got fiercely amped up with bold eyes and tightly scraped back hair. The dark exaggerated eyes were juxtaposed by ungroomed, haphazard brows, creating a look that was both empowering and feminine at the same time. The French Maison completed the look with lightly glossed nude lips to prevent the look from becoming too wintery.

 

 

Victoria Beckham Teams Up with Estée Lauder

You’ve watched her evolve from Posh Spice to Mrs. Beckham and finally fashion designer. Now, Victoria Beckham can add makeup collaborator to her fast-growing resume.

The fashion maverick has announced that she will be working with Estée Lauder on a limited edition range of makeup that will launch in September this year. Dubbed “Victoria Beckham Estée Lauder”, the collection will only be available at select retailers globally, Victoria Beckham stores, esteelauder.com and victoriabeckham.com.

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“We are excited to join forces and bring Victoria’s take on beauty to her many fans around the world,” said Jane Hertzmark Hudis, Group President, The Estée Lauder Companies.

“Victoria is an entrepreneur in the true spirit of our founder, Estée Lauder, with a real understanding of what women want and a commitment to making women look and feel their most beautiful. [She] has a passion for beauty and we are delighted to welcome her into our brand.”

We’re just excited that we’re one step closer to achieving the cheekbones of our dreams.

Read more about the collaboration on L’Officiel.com.

Summer in Italy with Dolce & Gabbana

The new makeup collection by Dolce and Gabbana is here and it brings with it a slice of Italy. The recurring motif in the brand’s new “Summer In Italy” collection is the concept of ‘carretto siciliano’, an iconic Italian folklore of medieval knights, dames and traditions along with the love of beauty.

None other than the ambience and citrus fruits of the Mediterranean inspire the bright, cheerful and sunny shades. For that sun kissed Mediterranean glow, try the Sicilian bronzer named Sunshine in a compact case with patterns of the colorful Sicilian carretto or The Blush in Orange, a soft powder formula. To highlight the cheekbones and temples is The Shimmer Powder in Star Shine, a compact powder illuminator.

Of course, the tranquil Mediterranean Sea is the source of inspiration for The Perfect Mono Eye shadow in Turquoise while the citrus fruits are behind the cool Lemon shade. The Glam Liner in Cyclamen, a bold floral pink, contrasts vibrantly with both colors. The lips are not forgotten with the Classic Cream Lipstick in shades of Orange and Cylamen, that are also perfumed with the house’s rose petal scent. Nail Lacquers in the complementary shades of Turquoise, Lemon, Orange and Cyclamen complete the youthful and flirtatious collection.

Savage Escape: Yves Saint Laurent Beauté

As I dream of a climate that would leave me feeling less like a main-course at a barbecue, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté seems to have embraced the heat and the sun. For the brand’s new summer makeup collection named Savage Escape, we a range of products that are inspired by a road trip in the desert.

With the sunbaked roads and unlimited freedom serving as a destination of choice for Lloyd Simmonds, the collection sees a natural, tanned and glowing complexion — but only where necessary. To naturally enhance your complexion, reach for the Sahariennes Bronzing Stones. The creamy powder, with its ultra-fine texture was created using a new micronization technique. The result is a product so light that it barely leaves a trace on your skin. Choose between three shades such as Sunstone, Fire Opal and Jasper to suit various skin tones.

The new Sahariennes Bronzing Stones by Yves Saint Laurent.

The new Sahariennes Bronzing Stones by Yves Saint Laurent.

While light makeup is the go to trend for a road trip, that doesn’t mean a glamorous look is forbidden. Yves Saint Laurent leaves it up to you with some new products for eyes. With a little help from the Limited Edition Savage Escape Couture Palette, you can choose between natural shades such as shimmery pink, golden beige, sandy brown and cobalt blue. For a more intense and glamorous look, Full Metal Shadow for eyes is being launched in two new shades for the summer: Bonnie Copper, a shimmery gold, and Blue Clyde, a navy blue.

The mouth is all about sensuality this season with two new high-shine shades of Gloss Volupté lip gloss: Aurora Pink and Rose El Dorado, a pale and a vibrant pink, while nails are treated to two new shades of La Laque Couture nail polish: Savage Pink, a pale pink, and Night Escape, a metallic blue.

Couture Skin Jewels: temporary tattoos by Yves Saint Laurent.

Couture Skin Jewels: temporary tattoos by Yves Saint Laurent.

To finish off this look, YSL Beauté has created some temporary tattoos called Couture Skin Jewels, to be worn like jewelry for a hint of glamour or just for fun. They include the YSL logo, a cuff, and other decorations for the wrists, hands and feet.

White-Out: 4 Lightening Cosmetics

It’s that time of the year again, when brands launch their range of whitening products and skincare and we feel that it is only fair that we share our picks for the season. With some help from the team at L’Officiel Singapore, we present you with a few products that you can incorporate into your skincare routine, for that flawless, radiant finish.

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In makeup, loose powder has always been the sidekick to its more technology-driven and ingredients-packed compact or liquid counterparts. But not the Chanel Le Blanc UV Protection Whitening Loose Powder SPF50/PA+++ ($82). If you ask the lab folks who produce makeup, they will have you know that it’s always a tough job combining a high SPF with light textures. This formula has a super-generous SPF but also melts easily into skin, leaving a sheer finish and a velvety feel. It also doesn’t lose out on the ingredients list, with pearl light pigments that make your complexion look luminous, as well as a special pearl extract and a licorice extract to brighten up sallow skin tones.

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Once upon a time, we were happy enough with makeup bases in that one nude or whitish shade. But they have gone all techni-colour now. Cue the Dior Diorsnow Brightening Makeup Base Colour Correction SPF35/PA+++ ($84 each), which come in three hues. Each has a specific purpose: pink for giving dull skin a rosy glow, beige for minimising redness, and blue for perking up a sallow complexion. Of course, the ideal situation would be to own all three shades and use each where it’s needed most.

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If you’re packing for your next vacay and want to travel “light”, just stash the Chanel Le Blanc Light Creator Whitening Concealer SPF40/PA+++ ($54) in your bag. Why? Primarily, it’s a concealer for dark spots and other flaws like acne marks, thanks to its rich, creamy texture and light-reflecting pigments – the latter being what Chanel calls the “pearl light pigments”. These are supposed to give your complexion a translucent smoothness even as they correct skin imperfections. This concealer stick, available in two shades, also works as a form of skincare, as it has ascorbic glucoside and licorice extract to slow down the formation of dark spots. The generous SPF serves as prevention, since we all know that sun damage can cause spots or make them more visible.

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For your makeup to glide on like a dream, you either have the smoothest skin to begin with. Or you fake it. For the latter scenario, there’s the Estée Lauder Crescent White Brightening Makeup Base SPF30/PA+++ ($89). It has lavender pigments to tone down skin dullness, sallowness and dark spots. And since we all know how dry, flaky skin can make even the best foundation streak, this makeup base is also all about keeping up the moisture levels for hours. This same devotion to keeping your skin well-hydrated is present, too, in the brand’s Crescent White Hydra-Bright Essence Makeup SPF30/PA++ (*$86). It plumps up skin, balances oil levels, and blurs the appearance of fine lines, pores, dark spots and uneven tone. Smart makeup? Definitely on our yes list.

Story Credits

Text by Pearlyn Tham

This story was first published in L’Officiel Singapore.

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Hits Malaysia

Urban Decay is set to take on a new market as it is bringing its latest cosmetic collection – a collaboration with international superstar Gwen Stefani – to Malaysia.

We first heard about this exciting collaboration back in November, when Urban Decay debuted it in the US, which is a limited-edition eyeshadow palette featuring 12 new shades of eyeshadow and three from the existing UD shadow collection, each handpicked by Stefani herself.

Now, this  Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow palette is finally hitting stores in Malaysia.

In the palette, each eyeshadow features the renowned Pigment Infusion System, where the proprietary blend of ingredients gives every shade its velvety texture, rich colour, serious staying power and blend-ability.

In addition to colours of the palette, Stefani also adds a few personal touches to the products like embedding the words “Magic’s in the Makeup” (a song from her No Doubt days) to the mirror’s cover and using her most iconic songs as names of the eyeshadow colours.

 

The Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette (retailing at USD 58/RM235) will be available in the UD free-standing store at Suria KLCC and all Sephora outlets beginning December 17 onwards.

Pretty Metal Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent makeup goes ‘Pretty Metal’

Pretty Metal Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent Beauty presents its new fall 2015 makeup line entitled “Pretty Metal.” Rock-inspired and neo-grunge, all products from the collection will be available from August 26.

Following the playful and warm Moroccan hues chosen for summer 2015 by Lloyd Simmonds, artistic makeup director at YSL Beauty, the luxury house is introducing a much edgier style. The Pretty Metal collection highlights various shades of black, matte finishes and studs.

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This fall, the collection focuses on your fingertips with the use of dark shades, golden and silver tints. More than a simple manicure, the collection offers true fashion accessories for the upcoming autumn period.

To get the look of the season, YSL introduces Couture Metal Manicure — stickers in Grunge Sequins featuring the iconic fashion house logo or Crystal Studs embellished with metallic gems.

Couture Metal Manicure

For an eye-catching effect that oozes rock’n’roll and a slight rebel attitude, the Couture Palette Collector Metal Clash eye makeup collection is the perfect fit. Completely revisited with a white studded YSL logo, the eye-shadow palette includes five shades: an ashy gold, a ruby-wine red, lilac, prune and chocolate brown.

For the final touches on your eye makeup, the 3-in-1 Couture Kajal pencil combines eyeliner, khol and eyeshadow in black, cobalt blue, petrol blue and a deep emerald green.

Eyebrows get some special attention with the Couture Brow 3D mascara wand available in both a golden brown and ashy blond hue.

Couture Palette Collector Metal Clash

Subtle or bold lips, the choice is yours

This coming season, lips are either daring or understated and Saint Laurent Beauty has the perfect product for each style.

The Rouge Volupté Shine lipstick collection welcomes three new shades this fall: Rose in Sound, a bright coral pink; Fuchsia in Grunge for a much flashier pink and Rouge in Rock for an edgier Bordeaux red.

On the other hand, if discretion and a more low-key approach is your preference, the new Gloss Volupté lip gloss provides a nuance of beautiful tones to give a touch of color and brightness to your lips.

The Pretty Metal collection includes shades like Rose Lurex, a light transparent pink, Violet Sequins for a soft grey touch and Rose Strass for a gold and silver tinted pink.  To be worn either on their own or as an additional topcoat to the lipsticks of the collection.

Pretty Metal will hit stores starting August 26 in France with prices ranging between 29 euros (Couture Kajal and Gloss Volupté) and 61 euros (Couture Palette Collector Metal Clash).

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Dolce & Gabbana launches new fall makeup collection

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 has launched #dglovesfall, its fall makeup collection, inspired by the AW15 catwalk.

The beauty series is based around duos of pinks and reds, joined by warm, enveloping shades of brown and natural golden hues.

It also features splashes of brighter and more vivid colors such as purple, yellow and blue, inspired by the children’s drawings that featured on the dresses of the clothing collection.

Eyes are luminous and pearly, with key shades of Perfect Mono Eyeshadow including a new delicate “Antique Rose” and “Zambia Beige,” a warm beige with golden undertones.

Those looking to achieve a smokier effect can do so with the deeper “Leo Brown,” using a stroke of the Khol Pencil in “True Black” and Passioneyes Mascara in “Nero” to underline the look.

Amethyst purples, yellows and greys form the basis of the four shades of the Eyeshadow Quad palette in “Fall Harvest,” for a more vibrant and playful aesthetic.

Lips can be kept simple and pretty with the new Classic Cream Lipstick in “Antique Rose” or the Sheer Shine Gloss in “Praline”. Intense Colour Gloss in “Ruby” has been designed for a bolder look, while “Purple Passion,” a new shade of amethyst purple available in Classic Cream Lipstick and in the Intense Colour Gloss, can be used to really make a statement.

New Nail Lacquer shades include “Antique Rose,” “Red Royal” and the exotic “Jaipur Blue” and pearly “Tahitian Grey” for a touch of elegance.

#dglovesfall will hit stores worldwide in August.

H&M Beauty 2015

H&M to launch beauty line this fall

H&M Beauty 2015

Clothes giant  is launching a beauty and makeup line, which will hit some 900 stores worldwide this fall.

The company announced on Tuesday that the new H&M Beauty concept will offer more than 700 products spanning body and hair, beauty accessories and makeup. A premium line and sustainable products certified by Ecocert will also be available.

“We are very pleased to develop cosmetics at H&M. This is an opportunity to be inventive, creative and have fun with fashion and colors,” said H&M Beauty’s concept designer Sara Wallander.

The new line will also be available online, with fresh limited edition items available each season.

100 Years of Beauty Mexico

100 years of Mexican beauty in 1 minute

Mexican beauty is in the spotlight thanks to the latest film in the “100 Years of Beauty” series, focusing on the Central American nation.

Starring model Reyna Marquez, episode 5 of the series by media agency The Cut takes us on a whistle-stop tour of Mexican makeup trends over the last century.

The video begins with a bare face and long braided pigtails, swiftly pinned to the head and accessorized with a sombrero and a rifle to mark the 1910s. A drastic image overhaul sees Reyna glammed-up for the twenties, with pencil-thin eyebrows, deep red lipstick, a chic updo and strings of pearls creating a sophisticated look.

The aesthetic remains polished for the thirties, with the lipstick staying put, but the updo replaced by a glamorous chignon. Long set waves are in style for the forties complemented by thicker eyebrows and subtler makeup.

Smoldering eyes, a pinned-up hairdo, a cigarette and drop earrings mark the arrival of the fifties, before everything changes and a beehive, pale lips, winged eyeliner and beaded earrings sound the sixties siren.

The fun continues into the seventies, where pigtails and a barefaced look keep things playful, and into the eighties, where hip earrings, clashing purple eyeshadow and pink lipstick and a huge messy side ponytail encapsulate the devil-may-care attitude of the decade.

Nineties grunge comes in the form of burgundy lipstick, bronzed eyeshadows and a scrunchie, but by the time the naughties roll around hair straighteners have become the norm and the look is slick and pretty.

Mexican glamour at its best is served up for the 2010s, with a gorgeous blow-dry resulting in bouncy waves complemented by a smoky eye and a deep pink lip.

Previous videos on the series (watch them below) have covered make-up trends in Iran, the U.S. and South Korea.

Lucia Pica

Chanel hires Italian makeup artist Lucia Pica

Lucia Pica

Chanel have announced that Italian make-up artist Lucia Pica will take up a position as global creative make-up and colour designer in the new year.

At age 38, Lucia Pica is already a known name in the world of fashion and beauty, having worked on runway shows for Peter Pilotto, Damir Doma and House of Holland and on advertising campaigns for Givenchy and Dolce & Gabbana, among others.

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A freelancer since 2008, the Italian makeup artist has also collaborated with Chanel on several campaigns, including one recently for the brand’s Plumes Précieuses holiday makeup line.

Lucia Pica will take up her new duties at Chanel from January 1.

Golden Shock Dior

WATCH: Dior goes for gold in holiday makeup collection

With the holiday season fast approaching, cosmetics brands are presenting special collections brimming with festive colors and shimmer.

 is no exception to the rule, and its new Golden Shock collection celebrates all that glitters. The line’s new lip colors introduce an interesting concept: two-sided lipstick. One side is matte and the other is enhanced with golden shimmer particles, allowing you to play with different effects (Diorific Golden Shock Lipstick, $38, six shades).

Makeup artists can apply both sides of the lipstick to the entire mouth (matte first, shimmer on top), apply the matte color to one lip and shimmer to the other, or bring out the inner lips by applying shimmer to the part.

For those who prefer a gloss, there are also two new shades: Pink Excess and Gold Rain (Dior Addict Gloss, $29.50).

Dior also wants to bring a touch of gold to manicures this season, namely through the Golden Shock top coat with a gold leaf effect.

Golden Shock Dior

There are also four new base shades: Gold Equinoxe (shimmery gold), Shock, (bright red), Mirror (pearly white) and Smoky (dark purple) (Diorific Nail Enamel and Top Coat, $27).

To frame the windows to the soul, the collection also includes a new gold mono eyeshadow (Diorshow Fusion Mono, Mirror, $31) and two five-shade eye palettes, both including gold shades of course.

The Golden Reflections palette includes steel grey, bronze, lavender and beige, while the Golden Shock palette offers dark plum, pink and mauve (5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palettes, $60).

Finally, the gold theme carries over to the complexion in two pressed powder compacts with a rose gold or yellow gold shimmer (Diorific Illuminating Pressed Powder, $80, Gold Shock and Pink Shock).

The Dior Golden Shock collection is available now at select retailers and at www.dior.com.

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Dolce & Gabbana launches first cream eyeshadow

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 has introduced an entirely new product: a cream eye color available in single shades. The new Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eyeshadow was created in collaboration with makeup artist Pat McGrath.

The new collection consists of 14 shades, all formulated with oils, silicone and silk elastomers for precise and easy application and up to 12 hours of wear.

And just because this eyeshadow has a cream texture doesn’t mean it can’t be worn with powder products. “It’s perfect by itself although adding a lighter tone from your favourite Eyeshadow Quad or Duo, or applying a pearl shade alongside a matte one will create extra drama,” explains Pat McGrath.

SEE ALSO: DOLCE & GABBANA LAUNCHES FIRST SKINCARE LINE

Dolce Gabbana beauty campaign 2014

To give its new eyeshadow the campaign it deserves, the brand enlisted the help of one of its most loyal spokesmodels: Scarlett Johansson.

Already the face of the Dolce & Gabbana fragrance The One, the actress is now also the star of a new makeup campaign shot by Mert and Marcus.

SEE ALSO: SCARLETT JOHANSSON IN D&G COSMETICS CAMPAIGN

Dolce & Gabbana’s Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eyeshadow will go on sale at select department stores this fall.

Karl Lagerfeld and Choupette

Choupette Lagerfeld to Front Shu Uemura Campaign!

Karl Lagerfeld and Choupette

Designer Karl Lagerfeld’s snow-white Siamese cat Choupette is set to star in ’s holiday makeup campaign.

Renamed “Shupette” for the project, Lagerfeld shot the campaign images himself and sketched his cat in honor of her new gig.

 Shupette by Karl Lagerfeld

The Shupette by Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura collection will be unveiled this fall, and will feature fun items like furry lashes (above) and claw polishes.

Lagerfeld worked with Shu Uemura back in 2012 when he created a 17-piece holiday collection with a cartoon spokesmodel called Mon Shu.

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Model Baptiste Giabiconi gave Choupette to Lagerfeld to watch over during Christmas in 2011 and the designer refused to give her back.

“I thought she was too cute. She is like a kept woman. She has a strong personality. She has lunch and dinner with me on the table, with her own food,” he said in a 2012 interview. “She even knows how to use an iPad.”

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The Twitter handle @ChoupettesDiary boasts 37K followers and she describes herself as “a famous beauty who refuses to eat on the floor and my maids pamper my every need. I am Choupette Lagerfeld and I am a spoiled pussy.”

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

Shu by Mika collection

Shu Uemura teams up with Mika Ninagawa

Shu by Mika collection

The Japanese cosmetics brand has renewed its partnership with photographer and director Mika Ninagawa for the Summer 2014 season. The resulting makeup line is a journey into the artist’s brightly colored world.

The Japanese photographer teamed up with Shu Uemura for two collections in the past, in 2008 and 2011, before delivering this third line.

With its spirals, rhinestones and flashy colors, the collection is a direct reflection of Ninagawa’s distinctive photographs.

The makeup line includes two spiral eyeshadow duos ($50), two lip and cheek tints ($39), a pressed powder compact in a limited edition case ( $68), multi-colored false eyelashes with rhinestone stars ($33) and nail stickers ($18).

In addition, the collection includes several cleansing oils and under base mousses in limited edition bottles designed by Mika Ninagawa.

The Shu by Mika collection will be available in stores from May 21.

Dior Spring 2014 makeup

Dior dedicates new makeup line to Petit Trianon

After drawing inspiration from Versailles and its gold-leafed interiors for its holiday collection, Dior has turned to a more intimate royal home, Marie-Antoinette’s Petit Trianon, for its spring makeup line.

Dior Spring 2014 makeup

Blossoming flowers, soft springtime shades and feminine bow motifs set the tone for the new Dior Spring 2014 makeup collection, inspired by the pastoral ambiance at Marie-Antoinette’s exclusive private residence, the Petit Trianon, located near Versailles.

Trianon Palette

The centerpiece of the new collection, the Trianon Palette comes in an exquisitely refined bow-shaped case containing eye shadows (mocha, pistachio and pink), an eyeliner and a blush. Blush fans will also find two new shades — a coral and a softer pink — in the Diorblush Trianon Edition.

New shades of the Diorshow Fusion Mono matte eye shadows — including black, taupe, mauve and nude — round out the collection alongside two skincare products: Dior’s Pore Minimizer and Glow Maximizer. Finally, Dior is also offering new shades of Rouge Dior lipsticks, Dior Addict lip glosses and nail polishes in shades inspired by the famous French queen.