It was back to the future for beauty at the Paris haute couture shows in January. At Christian Dior, makeup artist Pat McGrath conceived five extravagant looks, one of which included eyes surrounded with sequins, pieces of paper in acid-bright colors and iridescent paillettes “for the illusion of poisonous flowers,” she said. McGrath described another look with “multihued and speckled feathers [that] mimic the textures of fur and snakeskin, while solid bright feathers across the lids give the appearance of fanciful bird wings.” Coifs at Dior had a hyperfuturistic take, too. Stylist Orlando Pita fashioned tresses into architectural updos or “frizzy, flying saucers.” At Armani Privé, heads were spangled with shards of black Perspex by hairstylist Paul Hanlon, while at Givenchy (where the look was predominantly fresh and natural), makeup artist Stéphane Marais created foreheads swathed in black sparkles and eyes darkened for an angel-morphed-into-conqueror appearance on a handful of models.
@juicebeauty, where @gwynethpaltrow holds the title of creative director of makeup, has become one of the foremost labels in the organic beauty category –– with sales on track to hit $100 million this year. What’s behind the rapid growth the brand is experiencing right now? It all started in 2005 when the wellness movement was just getting started. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty
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"I want to tell a story that inspires people to feel good about themselves, but also I'm making a commentary about the lack of female stories and female directors and saying this should change," said @imheathergraham on her latest project "Half Magic." The comedy feature, which the actress wrote and directed, is based on her own struggles as a woman in show business. Read @andrewnodell's full interview with Graham on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
@meltcosmetics cofounders @lora_arellano and @danabomar built their brand on a single idea: a true matte lipstick. To set the brand apart, they said they always put their customers first –– including a personalized note in each package. #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.