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Category ‚Make- up,Cosmetics‘

Cassie, Selita & Solange Chat With Carol’s Daughter Founder

27 April 2011, 01.19 | Posted in Make- up,Cosmetics, advertisement, celebrity | 3 comments »


We posted the announcement last week that Carol’s Daughter was rolling out a new “polyethnic” marketing campaign, featuring Cassie, Selita Ebanks and Solange Knowles. At the time, we also predicted the campaign would ruffle some feathers and indeed comments were hot and heavy here, here and here.

Posters were ticked off for a few different reasons but mainly because the campaign was labeled polyethic but featured models who were all the same light shade. In the video above, Carol’s Daughter founder, Lisa Price, sits down with the threesome and attempts to do some clean up in aisle 4, featuring a whole mess of hurt feelings. She zeroes in on the theme of hair though once again, folks are going to point out that among the three ladies, there isn’t a lot of texture diversity.

Carol’s Daughter Launches ‘Polyethnic’ Ad Campaign

15 April 2011, 13.50 | Posted in Business, Make- up,Cosmetics, advertisement, celebrity | 1 comment »

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Brooklyn-born beauty line, Carol’s Daughter, founded by Lisa Price (who started selling at street fairs assisted by a friend of mine!), recently announced plans for a new marketing campaign featuring Solange Knowles, Selita Ebanks and Cassie. According to Steve Stoute (yes, the music industry guy), who is the lead investor, the model’s were chosen for their “polyethnic” backgrounds:

“What we’re doing now is moving into a polyethnic space. We want to be the first beauty brand that truly captures the beauty of the tapestry of skin types in America. When I say polyethnic, I mean women who are made up of several ethnicities. If you ask them what they are, they’re going to use a lot of different words to describe themselves. That’s in line with the Census data coming out — people are checking much more than two boxes. We believe we’ve put together a shoot that celebrates many different ethnicities, to become a mirror of what America’s really becoming.”

That may be true, but given racial politics in America, it’s hard to believe that the message behind this campaign isn’t going to ruffle some feathers since making claims to be “mixed” is still viewed by many as a politically incorrect attempt to escape being black. So….let’s see what discussions arise from this, but complete silence would suprise me.

Beauty Editorial Arise Magazine Issue 12

11 April 2011, 22.13 | Posted in Fashion, Magazines, Make- up,Cosmetics | 2 comments »

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Featuring the beautiful Chrishell Stubbs, this Arise magazine editorial  inspires. Somehow in my mostly all-black everything wardrobe the idea of color on the face is a major fashion “do.” Actually in the Snobette universe as we advocate shaking things up and not letting fug world scare you. I digress. The point was this Spring we hope you join us in experimenting with bold cosmetics! A little blue, green or orange can go a long way. A complete look at the editorial via Beautyisdiverse (my new blog love) on a tip from mademoiselle Sakany. Enjoy!

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Uslu Airlines Air Brush Makeup Demo

04 April 2011, 23.10 | Posted in Make- up,Cosmetics | No comments »

The idea of applying makeup with an airbrush sounds intimidating and over the top, but in this lookbook video highlighting Berlin-based makeup company Uslu Airlines‘ product offerings, it seems fun and very chic. Product is either air-brushed on or used with stencils to create other-worldly yet still somehow simple looks. It course it doesn’t hurt if you have nearly invisible pores as the models in this video do.

Skincare: Eve Lom Cleanser

28 February 2011, 13.18 | Posted in Make- up,Cosmetics, Skin Care | 2 comments »

Eve Lom Cleanser

Upon recommendation of Jason Ascher from Barney’s NY, we had the opportunity to test out  Eve Lom Cream Cleanser.  Having super sensitive skin that literally reacts to everything, I was hesitant. Especially since I’ve been a devoted Khiel’s girl for years. Like a mini facial in a jar, the blend of chamomile, eucalyptus and cocoa cream, used with the provided muslin cloth, cleans without stripping your skin dry, leaving you with a fresh sensation of well being. Yes, I am now hooked. Available at Barneys.

Video: Lady Gaga For M.A.C. Viva Glam

24 February 2011, 19.02 | Posted in Make- up,Cosmetics, Music, celebrity | 1 comment »

In this promotional spot, Lady Gaga, wearing a long blonde wig, applies nude lipstick from her collection with M.A.C. Viva Glam. No words are spoken. However, ff you watch the video at the M.A.C. site, after the spot ends, Gaga comes on and explains how all sales of Viva Glam product go to stopping the spread of HIV and assisting people live with AIDS. Hand over your email and you’ll receive a reminder of her next message video, planned for March 1st.

Gwen Stefani Ad For L’Oreal ‘Infallible Le Rouge’

10 February 2011, 12.36 | Posted in Make- up,Cosmetics, Music, advertisement, celebrity | 2 comments »

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We’ve already featured the tv ad, and here is the print ad for L’Oreal “Infallible Le Rouge” lipstick, which features the very wonderful Gwen Stefani or quite possible a stand-in wax copy via Madame Tussaud. With the photoshopping…easy L’Oreal! Via Sassi.

MAC Viva Glam Lady Gaga II

29 January 2011, 01.00 | Posted in Make- up,Cosmetics, Music, celebrity | 7 comments »

 MAC Viva Glam Lady Gaga II

Ad images for MAC Viva Glam’s second campaign with Lady Gaga are live, with a U.S. product launch date of February 17th, and  international available sometime in March. Offerings includes a nude lipstick and gloss, which most readers at Temtalia, where we found this item, are giving a thumbs up to, though there’s a big crowd that has issues with nude lipstick period, endorsed by MAC, GaGa or otherwise. See the product on the next page.

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MAC X Wonder Woman Collection Images

20 January 2011, 16.01 | Posted in Design, Fashion, Make- up,Cosmetics | 4 comments »

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Available  in a few weeks, we get a closer look at MAC Cosmetics Wonder Woman Collection, which the snobs are thoroughly enthused about.Yes we kind of like make-up, but also because every woman  needs to remember that she bears a power that makes her in more ways than one ‘”Wonder-ful”! MAC Wonder Woman launches  on February 10th, and will be available through mid April. Close-ups on the flip and lots more via Misscrew.

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Shu Pei x Maybeline ‘Color Sensational’ Lip Color Spring 2011

19 January 2011, 13.55 | Posted in Make- up,Cosmetics, advertisement | 2 comments »

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Not that fashion/beauty advertising is anywhere near what it should be when it comes to diversity, but  can we say there is a little glimmer of hope ? The recent Maybeline ads feaduring the beautiful Shu Pei, kind of make me want to say Alleluia! Via Fashionspot.