This summer’s beauty products and color collections are meant to channel the ease of island life — from head to toe.
From Buxom’s Tahiti Hot Escapes Bronzer, $28, to Dior’s Blue Lagoon eye shadow compact, $68, to Bumble and bumble’s Surf Spray-inspired shampoo and conditioner, the season is defined by bright colors, bronzed skin and beachy hair.
Channeling “women in a sunshine state of mind,” Essie’s creative director, Essie Weingarten, designed her 2013 summer lacquer collection to complement “breezy chiffon cover-ups and cashmere pastel evening looks.” Her new range features six shades, $8 each, including the shimmering teal Naughty Nautical and the bright tangerine coral Sunday Funday. Additional nail collections like China Glaze’s Sunsational, Priti’s Bahamas Summer and Deborah Lippmann’s The Mermaids, an extension of last year’s Mermaid’s Dream collection, have also drawn inspiration from the tropical seas. “I took quintessential summer shades that I thought would be popular, and added the same beautiful glittered shimmer to create a whole family of shades reminiscent of the cult classic,” said Lippmann of the line’s four sparkling pastel hues — $19 each. “There’s a shade to fit every mood, to complement every skin tone and to match every bikini.”
Nails aren’t the only category going bright and bold this summer. Makeup collections like Dior’s Bird of Paradise, Lancôme’s Aquatic Summer and Tarte’s Aqualillies are also arming consumers with vibrant color palettes for bold beauty looks. For its part, Tarte’s Aqualillies is a limited-edition color collection inspired by the American synchronized swimming group. “We were really in awe of the Aqualillies blend of vintage beauty, flair and femininity,” said Candace Craig Bulishak, assistant vice president of marketing at Tarte. Of the packaging, she said, “The aqua-jeweled tone just made sense for this partnership — we were naturally inspired by the pool and summer sentiments of this shade.” The Aqualillies collection also includes an Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye and Cheek Palette, $38, Pure Performance Lipstick, $26, and turquoise Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner, $24.
In addition to summer-inspired colors, beauty brands like Bb and La Mer have launched collections to help consumers look and feel like they just stepped off of the beach. On the hair front, Bb’s Surf Foam Wash Shampoo and Crème Rinse Conditioner promise a breezy sea-swept feel, while Ouidad’s Wave Create Sea Spray and Texture Taffy, $22 each, aim to achieve a similarly tousled style. According to Sabrina Michals, director of styling education for Bb, the Surf Foam Wash Shampoo, $24, and Crème Rinse Conditioner, $25, which are infused with body-enhancing minerals and softening sea botanicals, were launched as an extension to the brand’s existing Surf Spray. “It’s the perfect combination for those who prefer to ‘wash and go’ — especially during the summer months when wanting an effortless, tousled style,” she said.
Utilizing seaweed and algae-derived extracts, Ouidad’s Wave Create collection aims to deliver soft, piecey waves without dehydrating hair. “Women love how their hair looks after a day at the beach — sexy, tousled and windswept,” said Morgan Willhite, creative director at Ouidad.
A vacation-inspired look could not be complete without a sun-kissed glow. From self-tanners like Sephora’s Tinted Self Tanning Mist, $6, to gradual tanners like La Mer’s Soleil de la Mer, $85, to oils like Clarins' Splendours Shimmer Body Oil, $32, consumers have a variety of delivery options for radiant summer skin.
La Mer’s Soleil de la Mer collection, the brand’s first in-sun collection, is inspired by the sea and natural reparative energy sources. The face and body gradual tanner is said to “give skin an even, natural-looking glow while also providing long-lasting hydration.”
For those actually on the beach this summer, Philosophy’s Take a Deep Breath SPF 30 Oil-Free Moisturizer, $34, is said to protect and reenergize lackluster skin. “What a new day does for the spirit, oxygen does for the skin,” said David Booth, vice president of marketing for Philosophy. “Inspired by our original Take a Deep Breath Energizing Oxygen Gel Cream Moisturizer, Take a Deep Breath SPF 30 was formulated to provide the same skin-revitalizing benefits of energizing oxygen with broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen for daytime protection. It’s perfect for those who love the lightweight, fresh feel of the original and want an option with sunscreen.”
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews