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Posted by 12.02.14

Elizabeth Arden has chosen supermodel Karlina Caune to be the new global face of the brand.

As Brand Ambassador, we can expect to see Karlina’s striking face and flawless skin appear in Elizabeth Arden’s ad campaigns, marketing programs and public relations events, and throughout their social media platforms.

Based in New York, Caune is originally from Latvia and we have seen her perfect bone structure in the pages as well as covers of VOGUE, GQ, Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire and many more. She has walked the runway for top global fashion houses including Akris, Philip Lim, Altuzarra, Ann Demeulemeester, Celine, Carolina Herrera, Chanel, Chloe and countless others.

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“I am honored to join this iconic brand. Not only have I always loved the products, but Elizabeth Arden as well,” says Karlina Caune. “She was a woman ahead of her time and her philosophy about embracing women’s natural beauty is inspiring to me. I’m excited to join this community that supports strong, confident women.”

Karlina will undoubtedly add a fresh, youthful, modern style to an iconic beauty brand with a long heritage that brought us Eight Hour Cream and Ceramide Capsules, not to mention the Red Door Spas.

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Posted by 11.12.14

First performed in 1892, The Nutcracker is a timeless ballet and holiday classic filled with charming characters, lovely scenes and of course, exquisite music by P.I. Tchaikovsky. The American Ballet Theater annually showcases The Nutcracker, bringing in millions of visitors. And now, Clinique has collaborated with The American Ballet Theater to capture the essence of The Nutcracker and put it into The Nutcracker Suite Holiday 2014 Collection.

The dance of the Snowflakes inspired The Nutcracker Act I Compact ($36) and the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy influenced The Nutcracker Part II Compact ($36). Kyle Ridaught, Director of Development at the American Ballet Theater, says that “the collaboration between the two brands was a natural fit based on our shared brand aesthetic of classic elegance, which allowed us to work together like a beautifully choreographed ballet.”



The Nutcracker Act I Compact includes a gorgeous array of soft pinks and sultry tones in the Snowflake Suite eyeshadow quad, and a Blushing Blush Powder Blush in Plié Pink, a delicate shade of pink. The Chubby Stick Baby Tint Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Budding Blossom ($17) and the The Nutcracker Blended Face Powder in Snowflake Dreams ($24) complement the compact.


Clinique Nutcracker Suite


The Nutcracker Act II Compact showcases the Sugar Plum Suite eyeshadow quad that couples plum shades with white and silver tones. It has a beautiful Blushing Blush Powder Blush in Tutu Pink. The Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Flowering Freesia ($17) and the The Nutcracker Blended Face Powder in Snowflake Dreams ($24) complement this compact.


Clinique Nutcracker Suite

The Nutcracker Suite Holiday 2014 Collection is available this month at Clinique counters nationwide.






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Posted by 11.05.14

Whether you want lashes to be big and bold or long and defined, there is a mascara out there for you. We chatted with LA-based makeup artist Sage Maitri — who works with celebrity clients Judy Greer and Jessica Capshaw — on different wands and formulas. Maitri’s pro tip for fuller-looking lashes: “I always concentrate on the root of the lash, using little circular motions. Then I work the wand from root to tip for the last few strokes. This allows the tips of lashes to remain wispy and not clumpy.”

Here’s 6 new mascaras that lengthen, curl, separate, and last all day without any flakes and smudges:

  • LOreal Slide

    L’Oréal Voluminous® Butterfly Intenza™ ($9) -– “Plastic wands are great for coating and separating," says Maitri. This has a double wing, flexible bristle brush that yields major volume and stretches each lash outward for eye-catching fringe.

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    Marc Jacobs O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara ($26) -– A combination of two brushes, one to separate and coat each lash, and the other for adding curl and volume, adds big impact to skimpy lashes with zero clumps and the formula lasts all day. “I prefer brushes in volumizing formulas as they are more full,” says Maitri.

  • Perricone Slide

    Perricone MD No Mascara Mascara ($30) -- Perfect for daytime, this fringe booster gives a long and defined look with one universal color that works well for all skin tones, containing neuropeptides and biotin to nourish and strengthen lashes.

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    Avon Big & Daring Volume Mascara ($9) -- A full curved bristle brush creates volume, curl, and separation in just one coat. “Full brushes are great for feathery-looking lashes,” says Maitri.

  • Urban Slide

    Urban Decay Perversion Mascara ($22) -- With one swipe of this creamy dark black formula, my lashes were transformed into high-drama fringe. The buildable formula contains proteins and amino acids to promote lash growth and you can apply it in the morning and reapply later in the evening without any clumps.

  • Lancome slide

    Lancôme Grandiose Mascara ($32) -- The swan-neck bent wand makes for easy application and the plastic bristles grip each lash from root to tip to separate, volumize, and lengthen, while rose cell extract nourishes lashes.


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