sephora 2014

Recent #justracistthings in high-end fashion & beauty
  • In 2010, Jean-Paul Guerlain of Guerlain said he “worked like a n****r” to create a new scent
  • In 2016, Victoria’s Secret Angel Taylor Hill mocked an Arab man’s accent with her 30 something year old boyfriend in a taxi in Paris that was posted on Snapchat
  • In 2014, Zadig & Voltaire claimed that its boutique in a Parisian hotel will not be open to Chinese tourists
  • In 2013, Alessandro Dell’Acqua and Giampaolo Sgura wore blackface to an “African themed” party
  • In 2010, Swedish model Theres Alexandersson wrote on her blog that she was yelled by a  “n****r girl” on the subway
  • In 2015, Danish model Kirstin Kragh Liljegren posted racist remarks on Instagram and posted a meme on Facebook that stereotyped/mocked Black Americans
  • In 2010, Australian model Cassi Van Den Dungen posted a series of racist rants on Facebook that targeted East/Southeast Asians in France
  • In 2017, Gigi Hadid mocks the appearance of East/Southeast Asians
  • In 2016, Toni Garrn’s fondness for the n-word is exposed by Jourdan Dunn
  • In 2013, Sebastian Kim defends his use of a white model in blackface for an editorial titled “African Queen” for Numero France
  • In 2014, Dasha Zhukova poses for an online magazine in which she sits on a chair with a mannequin of a Black woman underneath dressed in bondage
  • In 2012, Karlie Kloss walked down the Victoria’s Secret runway in a  racially-insensitive Native American-themed outfit
  • In 2013, Chanel ignorantly showcased Native American headdresses for their pre-fall collection
  • In 2012, Dolce & Gabbana presented earrings that were reminiscent of Blackamoor statues which can be found in Italy, but more recognizably to non-Italians, Aunt Jemima dolls during their spring/summer show
  • In 2013, casting directors Barbara Nicoli and Leila Ananna made racist remarks when commenting about the bodies of Black and Asian models
  • In 2015, Valentino created a spring/summer collection that was inspired by “wild Africa”
  • In 2016, a non-Native American model appeared in red face done by makeup artist Isamaya Ffrench on the pages of CR Fashion Book
  • In 2011, John Galliano claimed that he “loved Hitler” and made a series of anti-Semitic remarks that was caught on video
  • In 2016, Marc Jacobs put non-Black models in dreadlocks for his spring/summer runway collection
  • In 2014, Alessandra Ambrosio posted a picture of herself in a Native American war bonnet at Coachella
  • In 2016, Dolce & Gabbana names a shoe the “slave sandal”
  • In 2014, Sephora deactivated the online accounts of users with “Chinese sounding” surnames
  • In 2015, Ondria Hardin uses the n-word on Instagram
  • In 2015, Sara Sampaio posts a video of herself singing along to the n-word

Legend has it, the original cheek-and-lip stain, cult-favorite Benetint, was created for an exotic dancer. Instantly appealing to a much broader audience, the tint spawned two more, Posietint and Chachatint, garnering a loyal following. Now, with the addition of the candy orchid-hued Lollitint, Benefit is poised to reinvent blush all over again. “Benetint is a water-based tint,” explains Benefit’s Global Beauty Authority Annie Ford Danielson, “but Lollitint is an emulsion. It contains a different blend of ingredients—a copolymer that creates a matte film locking in color on lips and cheeks.” We caught up with the beauty expert to find out how to wear the pretty pink tint with remarkable stain power. MELISSA LANE

“I apply my tint after my foundation, but there are no rules,” says Danielson. “Brush three strokes on the apple of your cheek and blend quickly with fingertips. Repeat on other side. I like to blend with a highlighter for an added pop of dreaminess. Dab on lips and blend. For extra delicious color, repeat. Make sure your lips are hydrated before using a tint!”

“Lollitint’s color is buildable: as you apply more stain, it gives a more intense tint and adds staying power. It all depends on your personality. Are you adventurous? Or are you more modest? Whether you like to intensify your tint by layering, or prefer to be a one-hit wonder, you need to blend quickly. For a heavenly flush, apply Hervana orchid-blossom blush on top of Lollitint. You’ll thank me later.”

“Tints will soak into the top layers of your skin and help the color look more natural rather than just sitting on top of your skin. For a really subtle flush, blend a tiny speck of foundation with your tint of choice. Your flush will truly look like it’s coming from within.”

“Benefit Lollitint is [inspired by] Radiant Orchid, which Pantone Universe crowned color of the year for 2014. The flirtiest flush you can get from a bottle, the warm violet hue brings out the best in everyone regardless of skintone or hair color. Lollitint is the perfect purple. Falling into the middle of the color spectrum—not too warm or too cool—she’s as sweet as candy and plays up a healthy flush on the skin!”


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Benefit / Lollitint

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Benefit / Cha Cha Tint

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Benefit / Posietint

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Benefit / Benetint in Rose

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Benefit / Hervana


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For the Fall 2014 Opening Ceremony fashion show, the makeup look was created by our own Artistry Ambassador Aaron de Mey using the Sephora+Pantone Universe Color of the Year collection, starring the versatile and feminine Radiant Orchid (and a chocolate wall—really). The Sephora Glossy caught up with Opening Ceremony’s visionary founders, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, to hear how they got inspired by the shade. HOLLY SIEGEL

What do you find inspiring about Radiant Orchid?
HUMBERTO LEON & CAROL LIM: We love that while it is bold, there is an effortlessness to wearing it. The rich, saturated color makes you feel vibrant.

You used Radiant Orchid not only in beauty, but also in your fashion collection. Tell us about how they complement each other. 
CL: It was natural for us to “think” in this color and incorporate it into our collection, as it translates well into the color palette. Radiant Orchid looks and feels very rich in the fabrics and techniques we used to bring our clothing to life.

How was it collaborating with Sephora’s Artistry Ambassador Aaron de Mey? 
HL: We love collaborating with Aaron, he is both a visionary and an inspirational partner. Aaron is able to interpret the mood we want to create into polished, exciting looks and always exceeds our expectations!

How did you strike a balance of the color on different features—eyes, cheeks, lips, nails? 
CL: We always look at the entire picture and see where we want the focus to be. From there, we work with the other features to enhance that focus. For our show, Radiant Orchid is featured on the cheeks of all our models—the rouge appears as a very natural, beautiful flush. We loved that it had such a feminine effect on the look. The rest of the makeup look is a bit softer in contrast.

Bumble and bumble is doing the hair. How did their styling enhance the beauty vibe? 
CL: We have worked with Bumble before, and they have always been incredible at working with us to create the right mood for the hair. It is always a three-way dialogue among us, Aaron, and [stylist] Anthony [Turner]. We work together to ensure that one element doesn’t overpower, but rather enhances, the other.

Carol, how would you take this beauty look from the runway and make it your own? 
CL: For me, I love taking one of the elements and incorporating it into my look: one day it might be the sheer balm on the lips, another day it might be a bolder shadow on the eyes. There are a lot of elements to play with.

Did you learn any beauty tips or tricks to recreate this look?
CL: Yes…to always start by making sure all the basics are covered! An even skintone, good eyebrows to frame the face, and moisturized skin!



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Benefit Cosmetics / Lollitint

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Smashbox / Be Legendary Lipstick in Fuchia Flash Matte

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Make Up For Ever / Rouge Artist Natural in Purple

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Urban Decay / Revolution Lipstick in Anarchy

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Fresh / Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 in Berry

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Sephora Collection / Rouge Cream in Love Test

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OCC / Lip Tar - Matte

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Dior / Voluptuous Care Lipstick in Mauve Mystery


FACE: KvD Lock-It Foundation in L46
BLUSH: Fresh “Here Comes The Sun” blush palette
HIGHLIGHT: Smashbox Soft Lights in “Shimmer”
EYES: KvD High Voltage Eye Primer
EYESHADOW: KvD Monarch Palette using “Vanish”+“Tiny Death”
EYELINER: KvD Ink Liner in “Nerdrum Blue” (coming soon!)
WATERLINE: Too Faced Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner pencil in “Perfect Navy”
MASCARA: KvD Immortal Lash in “Trooper”
EYEBROWS: Make-Up Forever Eyebrow Pencil No. 4
LIPLINER: Make-Up Forever Lip Pencil No. 46
LIPSTICK: KvD Studded Kiss Lipstick in “L.U.V.”
BRUSHES: all Sephora

[November 30th, 2014]

Whether it’s soft and sheer or sharp and saturated, Sephora + Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year Radiant Orchid—a perfect bouquet of fuchsia, pink, and purple shades—suits all skin tones. Embrace the modern, feminine hue on eyes, lips, and cheeks (or all three!) with these basic-to-bold tips from Sephora PRO Artist Gilbert Soliz. RENEE TRILIVAS, REPORTING BY GENEVIEVE LEON

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“To create a vivid wing, glide Gazing Paint Liquid Liner from the center of lash lines toward the outer corners, angling the line slightly upward toward the temples. Tilt your head back to check for symmetry.”
BOLD: “For extra graphic pop, sketch on white eyeliner before brushing on liquid liner.”

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“For a blurred effect, press on Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick with your finger. Concentrate pigment in the center, softening and spreading color to the outer edges.”
BOLD: “Control color intensity by patting on high-pigment lipstick with a lip brush: Start at the edges and work your way in. You’ll not only create a crisp, clean lip line, but you’ll build an even, saturated base.”

BASIC: “For a diffused flush, dab Ravishing Dew Cream Blush onto the apples of the cheeks, then gently buff color in a circular motion upward and outward along the cheekbones, using an angled sculpting brush.”
BOLD: “Dab excess pigment in the hollows of cheeks—layering cream blush lower in the face deepens the effect, creating a sportier, more robust glow.”