Part Ten: Your Questions & Suggestions with Our Answers!
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Lancôme’s Thakoon Lipstick video is live on YouTube! The video showcases celebrated designer Thakoon Panichgul and the creation of Pixel Pink, the special lipstick created for his Spring 2008 runway presentation. The video was created by Grant Greenberg, the New York City-based filmmaker who directed last season’s charming Peter Som lipstick video for Lancôme, and features the artwork of painter and experimental filmmaker Jeff Scher.
Pixel Pink is the fourth and final lipstick in the Pout-à-Porter series of shades created exclusively by Lancôme for the runway. It has already sold out in record time on lancome-usa.com, and is currently available at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus counters and the five Lancôme boutiques: Manhattan (212.362.4858), The Mall at Short Hills, NJ (973.258.0790), Northpark Mall in Dallas, TX (214.750.9364), Valley Fair Mall in Santa Clara, CA (408.244.8334), and Brea Mall in Brea, CA (714.671.0267)
Greenberg is a graduate of the world-renowned filmmaking program at New York University, where his thesis film “Cricket Head” won the Wasserman prize for best graduate film. “Cricket Head” has since screened at festivals around the world, winning prizes at the Palm Springs, Clermont-Ferrand, Edinburgh and Monte Carlo film festivals. His most recent film, “Sick Sex,” which he produced and shot, was an official selection of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Scher’s work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and the Hirshhorn Museum, and has been screened at the Guggenheim Museum, the Pompidou Center in Paris, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and at many film festivals around the world, including opening night at the New York Film Festival.
Dior Beauty was responsible for Miley Cyrus, Keri Russell, Laura Linney, and Cameron Diaz’s Red Carpet looks at Oscar night this year.
Teen phenom (and first-time presenter) Miley Cyrus wowed in a crimson gown and fresh makeup thanks to Dior International Celebrity Makeup Artist Pati Dubroff.
“I was inspired by Miley’s radiant youth. It was all about glowing, gorgeous skin with flushed cheeks and a popsicle-stained mouth. Then for the Oscar glam part-tons of black mascara first and then blue mascara to top it off! The final touch was some ‘fairy dust’ glitter-she’s a Disney princess come to life!”
Eyes: DiorShow Mascara in Black and Blue, 1-Colour Eyeshadow in Icy White
Cheeks: Benetint by Benefit, Glitter by Makeup Forever
Lips: Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick in Flamenco Red
Presenter Keri Russell (“Waitress” and “August Rush”) showed off her delicate beauty in a stunning neutral gown and makeup to match. Celebrity Makeup Artist Mai Quynh said she was inspired by Russell’s “putty-colored dress.”
“I wanted the look to be ethereal and organic, like her dress and hair.”
Eyes: DiorShow Mascara in Black
Cheeks: DiorShow Powder in Hip Peach
Lips: DiorKiss in Hazelnut Lychee
Laura Linney (nominated for her role in “The Savages”) was as classy and sophisticated as ever thanks to Celebrity Makeup Artist Kristofer Buckle.
“It’s about simplistic, manicured beauty, very anti-trend,” said Buckle of the look. “Laura is a strong, accomplished woman so I wanted the makeup to be all about her and enhancing her natural beauty!”
Eyes: DiorShow Blackout Mascara
Lips: Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick in Casual Beige #222
Face: DiorSkin Forever Foundation
Cameron Diaz dazzled in a blush pink strapless Dior gown and natural makeup. Use the following Dior Beauty products to achieve Cameron’s understated look:
Eyes: 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Incognito
Lips: Rouge Dior Lipstick in Academy Beige
Cheeks: Dior Flower Blossom palette
Face: Dior Blotting Papers and DiorShow Powder in 004.
Would you ever pay more than $100 for a skin cream? If you found a skin cream that worked well for you (obviously you wouldn’t spend $100 for something that didn’t work!), would you dole out the cash for it? Would you succumb to pricey creams if they worked for you? What would a $100+ cream need to do for you in order to buy it?
For me, I want visible signs of SOMETHING GOOD, whether that’s increased luminosity, skin health, reduced acne, etc. Since I’m not exactly aging very much, it’s hard for me to really tell when a cream hits home on the anti-aging, wrinkle-reduction/prevention front, but if I could see it? That’d be GOLDEN!
What was your favorite Oscars’ look? Who wore it best? (Or do the Oscars not even show up on your radar?)
I can’t sit through the Oscars, but I also can’t sit through any award show unless perhaps I’m getting an award! I do like checking out the photos after-the-fact, because it’s way faster and I can scrutinize more than I can using my television screen. Heidi Klum’s dress was fantastic, of course, but I loved Katherine Heigl’s whole look, it was just gorgeous.