New products for hair and face take time-honored categories into uncharted territory.
Great Lengths Thermal technology, customizable volume and a shoe-inspired formula dominate the newest mascara offerings.
Who needs prescription lash enhancers with the newest crop of mascaras? Bare Escentuals extends its mineral heritage to the category with its first ever mascara, Buxom Lash. Formulated with rhodochrosite, hematite and iron oxides, it’s also infused with vitamin E and sodium hyaluronate for moisturizing and antioxidant benefits. Clinique’s High Impact Curling Mascara introduces thermal technology to curling mascara. A blend of polymers and silica make for a lightweight formulation that won’t run or smudge for 24 hours until washed with warm water. Lash Stiletto Ultimate Length Mascara, Maybelline New York’s latest, coats lashes with a high glossy shine and an elastic formula that conditions and smooths. Avon promises customizable cat eyes with Spectra Lash, a hypoallergenic mascara with a twistable dial for buildable volume, while Wet ‘n’ Wild’s Lash Intense Mascara features a dual-sided rubber brush for a clumpless, lengthening application.
Creating textural interest has never been easier, with new formulas that deliver volume while nourishing wavy strands.
Beach hair may look effortless, but proponents know achieving it is anything but. Spring launches such as Garnier Fructis’ Wonder Waves Enhancing Spray look to ease the process. A lightweight blend of hairdefining polymers, moisturizing humectants and silicone, the result is perfectly piecey, tousled waves. Root Awakening, the newest line from John Frieda Collection, takes the brand into natural territory with such ingredients as eucalyptus, willow tree bark and peppermint oil. Root Awakening Health Infusing Shampoo is formulated with vitamins and essential oils, as well, to replenish moisture and make hair stronger. Because medium to coarse curls can often become dry or difficult to untangle, particularly in warm weather, Redken is introducing Fresh Curls Curl Recovery, a rinse-out mask with coconut oil to moisturize and protein to prevent breakage. Bumble and bumble’s new Bb.gel is a modern interpretation of a hair stylist’s classic go-to gel. Promising natural shine and hair strengthening benefits, the flexible formulation features a new polymer that purports all-day hold but softness and brushability by nightfall.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty