Mar 6, 2009
Weekend Beauty: Twisted tale
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Nicki Minaj applies lipgloss in the "Feeling Myself" music video.
If you’ve ever added a beauty blogger on Snapchat or Instagram, chances are you have seen a video or two of liquid lipstick being applied to perfectly hydrated lips. (And if you are a Kylie Jenner fan, you’ve probably seen thousands.) These videos literally keep me up at night, as I spend hours laying in bed watching 60 second clips of seriously talented artists applying gorgeous matte shades. The strategy that goes into the difficult-to-master application technique is truly the most impressive: from prepping lips with hydrating oils to adding highlight to the Cupid's bow, these beauty bloggers have tons of tricks up their sleeves for all of your liquid lipstick woes.
But fair warning, you may never apply your lipstick the same way again.
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“Martha! You’ve sexted?”
BFFs Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg (for real, they’re coming out with a cooking show called Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party on VH1) joined Anna Kendrick on The Ellen DeGeneres show for a quick round of “Never Have I Ever” and it’s nothing short of awesome.
Awkward topics covered: kinky habits, drunk-dialling your ex, and trouble with the law. Too bad they didn't have any tequila to go with those coerced public confessions.
Celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin with James Dyson, founder of Dyson.
A $500 hair dryer, to be precise.
I rarely blow-dry my hair, if ever. After learning about the technological glory of the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer, I was intrigued enough to want one, but I didn't feel worthy. So at the launch event in New York City, I asked Jen Atkin, celebrity hair genius – see her work with Chrissy Teigen, Kim/Khloé/Kourtney Kardashian, Bella Hadid, etc. – and Dyson ambassador, to convince me otherwise. (Spoiler: She did.) Below is that conversation.
Maybe that’s because you don’t have a good blow dryer.
Honestly, here’s the thing. My personal friends have asked me: ‘Why is it $399 [American dollars]? Like, I’m not going to spend $399.’ I explained to them, we only own so many dryers in our life. And, P.S., they only say that until they actually see the dryer in person and then they’re like, ‘Oh shit, can you get me one of these?’
It’s just so revolutionary. I feel like the dryer needed to be reinvented. It needed a face-lift. It’s been so long since anything innovative has really happened! When I sat with them over a year ago, when I heard about the technology behind it, the facts – four and a half years to make, $71 million [in research] behind it – I was sold. That’s enough for me. I trust the name. I trust Dyson and I think that everything they put out is really tested and perfected.
When I first saw the size, I was like, ‘There’s no way. This is not going to be as good as my other dryers’ [because it's so small]. Then they plugged it in and I was like, ‘Can I take this home?’ It’s been so fun for me to teach my clients about the diffuser, because I think the diffuser has been long lost, but we need to bring it back.
Yeah, diffuser and mousse.
Well I think Gen Z and Millennials, they don’t even know about the ‘80s hairstyles. They’re like, ‘Cool, what’s this [a diffuser] called?’ It’s about teaching people that you don’t have to start from scratch and blow-dry your hair straight and get a curling iron to put wave in it. Most people can actually get natural wave, the effortless cool girl look, using a diffuser and wave spray or a mousse. For girls with really coarse and frizzy hair, we have three different nozzles.
100%. And by the way, don’t use the brush with the diffuser. I think people brush their hair too much. You just want to get life into it.
The dryer is so much shorter than the heavy, old-school bulky dryers, you can actually get to your hairline and get those annoying parts a lot easier.
No. That’s another thing: We’re all taught to turn it up all the way, so it’s all the way high [pressure], it’s all the way hot. People need to understand that different hair types need different air flow settings and temperature settings.
So for instance, with a diffuser, I would probably turn it down to a medium heat and a low to medium air flow setting, because you don’t want the hair flying all over the place. You’re actually trying to just cup [the hair]. It’s like cooking a soufflé. You want to gently.
I feel like most girls that I work with are actually pretty good at styling their own hair. I did send out a few Dysons to my VIPs and I got rave reviews.
Layers, more shaggy. I think girls that want to grow out their lob, the best option is to get a heavy fringe like we’ve seen on the red carpet a lot [recently.] Diffuse your bangs and let them be fuzzy and curly.
I do here and there. I’ll usually work to brinh a client’s natural texture out and then I’ll put a few bends with a flat iron in it if I need to perfect some areas. But I’m all about the girl on the go. When I’m doing hair, I’m trying to find ways to get really cool looks quickly.
I think I’m never done with anything because everybody has specific styles. For more formal events, I’m kind of inspired by the ‘90s. I love a good topknot with some fringe falling down. That’s very ‘90s to me.
I did Chrissy Teigen’s hair a few weeks ago for this Ellen performance that she had, and we just used a smaller curling iron and brushed it out, it was kind of like an old school roller set, and we actually loved it. It was supposed to be funny but we were like, ‘Oh my god, this actually looks good.’ And now we’re probably going to do it for red carpet.
You have to pay attention to what you’re wearing. If it’s a busy dress, don’t go crazy with the hair. Don’t have too many accessories. It’s one or the other.
It’s all about the styling concentrator. What I’ll usually do is spray hairspray and use the styling concentrator at the same time, just so that it gets that nice sheen and stays in place. It’s hard to do on your own. You need like three hands. Use a toothbrush to get those baby hairs down and then just blow-dry it with cool air. Not hot, cool.
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The filter’s in the handle. I don’t know one person in my life that’s ever cleaned their blow dryer filter, ever. And that’s really gross, because we only have a few blow dryers in our lifetime, so they’re probably disgusting. Because the filter's in the handle, you’re not going to get your hair caught in anything, nobody’s going to catch on fire. And you can actually twist it off and clean it. There’s a button that alerts you when it needs to be cleaned.
It’s just like a mess. It’s dusty.
After a day in the salon, I can’t breathe. It’s crazy. But yeah, the Supersonic is amazing. There’s nothing that they didn’t think of. They did a heat protector around the magnetic attachments so you can take the nozzles on and off really easily.
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer ($500), at dysoncanada.ca.
Chloë Grace Moretz stars in the campaign for the newest Coach fragrance.
"We can wear a floral sweater and still be the CEO of a company."
Here’s the thing about luxury brands: Part of their mystique is that they are un-attainable to most. But Coach isn’t about intimidation, asserts Stuart Vevers, the brand’s executive creative director. “Coach is not just about a status of wealth; it’s about a certain ease,” he says at the launch of the American fashion house’s latest fragrance, Coach Eau de Parfum, in New York City. “It’s about playing with what I consider to be the new codes of luxury.”
When he was deciding on the notes for the scent, it was the Coach girl – someone with a “downtown” sort of attitude, says perfumer Juliette Karagueuzoglou – that Vevers had top of mind. He pictured a young woman heading out on an adventure, much like the cross-country road trip that Chloë Grace Moretz, the face of the fragrance, took to celebrate her 18th birthday last year. “It isn’t about a fantasy jet-set lifestyle,” he explains. (Think a windblown Moretz in a vintage Cadillac, not a reality-TV star flossing in a Rolls-Royce Ghost.) “A sense of inspiration, joy and optimism is at the heart of this fragrance.”
Below, we talk with Moretz about her fragrance wardrobe, feminism and the American election.
I love that the fragrance really does capture the idea of young women right now. It has notes of Turkish rose and raspberry, which are sweet and soft and light, and then it has a sexy sandalwood leather and musk. These notes allow you to embrace your sensuality, which is what we are finally doing. We understand that we don’t have to be ’80s CEO power women, and we also don’t have to be ’50s housewives. We can wear a floral sweater and still be the CEO of a company.
Yeah, which I still love. Rihanna can wear them any day.
100%. My whole life we’ve experimented with scents. They share my cologne; I share their cologne. I wore Old Spice deodorant for a while. I have two gay brothers and two straight brothers, so we’ve bridged every gap. Even with my boyfriend [now ex-boyfriend, Brooklyn Beckham], we fully share each other’s scents. It’s dope.
My first real fragrance at 12 years old was [Viktor & Rolf] Flower Bomb and it was a big deal for me. I remember the big shift though at 15, I was like, ‘I’m going to go musky’ and I bought Gucci Rush. I was like, ‘Ooh, I’m hot shit.’ [Laughs] And then I got Byredo Gypsy Water, then I went to Santal  by Le Labo. It was a huge shift, from floral to musk.
Coach is an interesting brand because we have a lot of the same ideals. We’re kind of re-embracing Americana, which I feel like has been demonized for so long. We couldn’t feel happy while being Americans. I think this election is really interesting, because it’s gotten a lot of people back into American politics and just speaking up – being proud to be a young adult in America, having rights and being able to push them through and change our governmental system.
Exclusivity is out the window. The idea of only having your little clique of friends is done. I have the most varied group of friends – in varying age ranges, all over the world, in different socio-economic situations – and I think that our generation is a generation of freedom in a lot of ways, which is cool.
The bottle’s design is a nod to classic Coach elements: a gold turn lock reminiscent of the clasp on the brand’s handbags, a hang tag and the horse-and-carriage logo. Coach Eau de Parfum Spray ($90 for 50 mL).