LIP SERVICE: Prescriptives and Bergdorf Goodman have teamed up to help God’s Love We Deliver. First, the partners are hosting a “Kiss Auction” on Thursday night at Bergorf’s, where framed and autographed lip prints from the likes of Sharon Stone, Celine Dion, Sarah Jessica Parker and Elizabeth Hurley will be sold. The kiss cards are currently on display in the Bergdorf windows.
Also, Prescriptives has created a limited-edition gift set for Bergdorf’s featuring an exclusive lipstick shade called Illusion Kiss plus eye shadows, blush, lip pencils and other products. Only 400 of the $150 Lip Boxes have been produced, and a portion of the proceeds will go to God’s Love We Deliver.
SOLE SCENT: Fragrance may be getting footloose. Several major beauty companies are said to be wooing Kenneth Cole for a fragrance licensing deal. Meanwhile, Jones Apparel Inc. has held “some conversations” about licensing the Nine West name for a fragrance. “We have a wonderful name if we find the right partner and we’re looking for that,” said Jackwyn Nemerov, president of Jones. Jones acquired Nine West Group in June 1999.
L’OREAL PROMOTION: Remi Lugagne-Delpon, 35, has been named managing director of L’Oreal’s domestic prestige division, Parfums et Beaute France.Most recently, he was associate managing director in charge of Lancome’s international development.
NAIL NEWS: Lea Miller has been named the winner of the Chanel and Seventeen magazine annual Colour of the Year contest in which readers are asked to create a new nail polish shade. Miller’s entry was a sheer shimmery mauve-bronze called Unity.
“It is a celebration of diversity,” explained the 19-year-old design major at the University of Cincinnati. “It is extremely important that now and in the future we see how important it is to appreciate the diversity among us and be happy we have differences and unique qualities.”
Unity is on sale at all Chanel counters, along with a companion Glossimer lip gloss.
IN THE MIX: The newest beauty retailer to hit the scene? Intermix. Best known for its sharply edited selection of hip clothing brands, the company has added nail polishes, body scrubs and fragrances to the mix. The 5,000-square-foot Miami shop, which opened late last month, is the first of the Intermix locations to carry beauty. The brands there include Tony & Tina, Tocca and Bliss. Later this year, all Intermix shops will add beauty, including the one set to open this fall on Boston’s Newbury Street.
FACE FORWARD: Too Faced, the California cosmetics company that specializes in campy glamour, has expanded into foundation and blush with three new products that will hit stores in May. Flawless is a compact that contains both a foundation powder and a cream concealer. Blenders is a double-sided foundation stick that allows users to custom-blend their shade. And Flushed is a double-sided blush. One side is for contouring, the other side is for highlighting.