Posts Tagged ‘Stella McCartney’


Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

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Ditch the fake spray tan and glittery face bronzers because summer is  over, but the fall makeup trends have a plethora of products to offer. Number one rule, of course, is glowing, natural skin!  Here beautypress has compiled the top must-haves for the fall season this year, plus a bonus beauty trend!

NATURAL BROWS — Must have: a brow pencil or kit  Naturally full brows are the single most important part of our makeup routine this autumn! Whether you have thick, groomed brows a-la Cara Delevigne or more like those of 60’s fashion icon Twiggy, there is no need to panic! Carefully apply a brow pencil with sharp but short strokes where hairs normally grow. Choose a color lighter than your natural hair color to correspond with the tint of the brows. The great thing is that you can substitute a brow pencil with an eyeliner self-sharpening pencil – the effect will be just as good, and the difference – totally unnoticeable!

If you have full brows already, all you need to do is tweeze the excess hairs around the brow and brush them in their natural direction. Finally, finish off with a colored or clear brow gel to get that glossy groomed eyebrow look, and keep them fixed for the whole day.  Val Garland, global makeup director of L’Oréal Paris, focused on a natural, “boyish” brow at Poiret’s Fall 2018 runway show.

But don’t forget the mascara!  At Givenchy’s Fall 2018 show, superstar makeup artist, Pat McGrath, used “layer upon layer upon layer of mascara,” adding, “It does a lot for the eyes.”



Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Millions of onlookers cheered as Prince Harry married his American love, Meghan Markle, Saturday morning at St. George’s Chapel of Windsor Castle. The newly-named Duke and Duchess of Sussex beamed as they exchanged vows.  Dressed in an elegant white gown of double-bonded silk cady, designed by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy (see below), the Duchess’s veil featured distinctive flora embroidery, representing the 53 Commonwealth Countries, secured by Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara.

Ms. Markle’s hair was styled by Serge Normant, with make-up by long-time friend and make-up artist Daniel Martin.  “I was really flattered to know that I was going to be a guest at the wedding and to be able to share this incredible moment with her,” Martin said on Friday’s episode of ABC’s 20/20. “I didn’t assume anything, [so] when I got the invitation, of course, I was flattered and so stoked.”  Martin gave Markle a smokey eye, with luscious lashes, and completely the look with a girlish peachy-pink lip.  Foundation was light, as not to cover Markle’s freckles, and the future Duchess enjoyed a beautiful bridal glow.



Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Sometimes a signature fragrance just deserves a second chance.  This is the case with Stella McCartney’s Peony, a retooled version of the 2006 fragrance, Stella in Two Peony (discontinued in 2011).  “We have had so many people over the last [11] years just begging us to bring back Stella Peony,” McCartney told WWD in an exclusive interview. “I get asked all the time: ‘Where did it go? Why can’t I get it anymore?’ It’s really a direct response to people wanting it and asking me about it, which triggered me thinking: ‘Why not?’ It just seemed like a no-brainer to bring it back.”

Stella Peony was created by Firmenich perfumer, Alberto Morillas, for Coty and features top notes of mandarin, freesia, and lotus flower, with base notes of amber and patchouli.   Together this makes a bolder, more floral, seductive, scent than the original, Stella in Two Peony. Model Arizona Muse serve’s as the fragrance’s face in a campaign shot by Mary McCartney, Stella’s sister.  Stella Peony launches in the UK on Monday, November 13th, and becomes available in the US on Monday November 28th through