“Women seem to have forgotten how to apply lipstick,” laments Peter
Philips, CHANEL’s Global Creative Director for Makeup. “We have a whole
generation of lip gloss girls. Now, there’s absolutely nothing wrong
with lip gloss— but there is something so feminine about the act of
applying lipstick. I want to make lipstick as easy to apply as lip
gloss, and for a long-lasting formula to feel comfortable on the lips.”
So how does the iconic French brand plan to seduce consumers back into the
habit of wearing opaque lip color? With a new long-lasting lipstick collection, naturally.
The range, out later this year, will be called Rouge Coco
Hydrating Creme Lip Colour, and is said to include 30 shades— each named after a
part of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel's life.
It appears that researchers in Australia are working overtime to beautify the human race.
Their latest discovery comes courtesy of Queensland Institute of Medical Research, and involves a gene that predicts curly hair— a find that could soon result in texture-altering supplements, making chemical treatments and styling tools a thing of the past.
The iconic actress has signed on to serve as Lancôme's "Global Ambassadress" come 2010, though it remains unknown whether she'll be replacing fellow Oscar-winner Kate Winslet.
Youcef Nabi, the president of Lancôme International, tells WWD: "Julia
Roberts is an emblematic woman of her time ... Her exceptional talent,
her radiance and her strong commitments perfectly echo Lancôme’s