This story first appeared in the November 8, 2013 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
For holiday, beauty brands are collaborating with fashion influencers to create packaging that embodies their aesthetic. From Nars comes a collection inspired by legendary photographer Guy Bourdin, while Lush tapped Vivienne Westwood to create spectacular wrapping. Caudalie and L’Wren Scott have partnered on fanciful packaging for the brand’s cult Eau de Beauté, and Nest Fragrances enlisted Neiman Marcus’ fashion maestro Ken Downing to create a special holiday candle.
Nest Fragrances New York Opulence by Ken Downing, $40
Lush Vivienne Westwood Climate Revolution Knot-Wrap, $25.95
Caudalie L’Wren Scott Eau de Beauté, $49
Nars Voyeur Gift Set, $49
After a successful year of oil-based launches for face and hair, a bevy of brands are now launching body iterations. The NPD Group reports that, as of August, year-to-date sales of body oils in U.S. prestige department stores were $4 million, a 20 percent increase over the previous year.
Sonia Kashuk Body Oil in Purple Seductia, $10.99
Josie Maran Moroccan Radiance Body Oil, $39
Fresh Life Body Oil, $48
Benefit Bathina “Soft to touch…hard to get”, $34
JAY Z GOLD Words like “strength” and “pride” adorn the cap of the matte white flask designed by the superstar himself. Notes, which allude to the mogul’s style, include ginger, vetiver and amber. $70
AERIN GARDENIA RATTAN, LILAC PATH, IKAT JASMINE EAU DE PARFUM SPRAY Expanding her lifestyle empire, Aerin Lauder is entering the scent category with five fragrances, each based on a favorite flower, like gardenia and jasmine. $110 each
ROJA PARFUMS HAUTE LUXE Sprinkled with 24-karat gold flakes, Roja Dove’s superluxe offering combines bergamot with a midnote of ylang ylang and a drydown of ginger, clove and cinnamon. $3,750
ZELENS DR MARKO LENS Z-22 ABSOLUTE FACE OIL In all, 22 oils—each selected for its antiaging properties, like camellia, squalene, rosehip and lemon—comprise this blend, said to help plump, tone and replenish skin. $105
ARTISTRY YOUTH XTEND LIFTING SMOOTHING FOUNDATION Artistry’s Youth Xtend antiaging skin-care line extends to color cosmetics with this 20-shade foundation range that has hyaluronic acid to moisturize. $47.75
VICHY LABORATORIES LIFTACTIV RETINOL HA ADVANCED CONCENTRATE Uniting hyaluronic acid with the highest concentration of retinol of any Vichy product, this serum plumps and smooths skin and fills deep wrinkles. $55
H20+ MARINE DEFENSE GREEN TEA ANTIOXIDANT FACE COMPLEX Formulated with antioxidants, vitamins and brown algae, this oil-free moisturizer fights aging caused by free radicals and environmental stress. $36
MAC MASTERCLASS BRUSH COLLECTION LINEAR 1, OVAL 3, OVAL 6 Ergonomically designed for an even application, these uniquely shaped brushes are available in three sizes and are made with synthetic fibers. $25. $32, $42
RÉVIVE FERMITIF HAND RENEWAL CREAM SPF 15 UVB/ UVA In addition to RéVive’s proprietary bio-engineered ingredients, Hand Renewal Cream contains a mix of peptides to firm and soften hands. $85
MISS JESSIE’S LEAVE-IN CONDISH A mix of glycerin, pumpkin-seed extract and soybean-seed extract detangle, protect hair from heat and combat frizz. $11
MOROCCANOIL PURE ARGAN OIL A departure from the brand’s original Treatment, which combines a variety of ingredients, this is the brand’s first pure oil to revitalize and restore skin, hair and nails. $50
MINERAL FUSION BEAUTY BALM FOR HAIR IN VIBRANT SHINE, CURL CARE, VOLUMIZING Also available in a Hair Repair, all four formulations contain a blend of minerals and oils to strengthen the hair follicle from root to tip. $12.99 each