Sephora Is Launching a Nationwide Free Beauty Class for Women and Men with Cancer

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Sephora just announced that it would be adding an empowering and free beauty class exclusively for people living with cancer. The class is titled ‘Brave Beauty in the Face of Cancer’ and will join the retailer’s ‘Classes For Confidence’ program.

According to a press release, each 90-minute class will offer personalized skin care tips, possible solutions to any beauty-related problems and makeup how-tos, students may have stemming from their battle with cancer. Students will learn a variety of skills to apply masterful eye makeup, achieve natural-looking brows, and (much) more. Each student will also receive their unique Color IQ to learn which products work best for their complexion. While putting together this curriculum, Sephora sought the advice of its employees who also had or still have cancer.

We are harnessing the fun upbeat environment of our stores and attention of our experts, to create a safe place for participants to learn and play with beauty, ask questions, and connect with others going through a similar situation.

Corrie Conrad, Sephora’s Senior Director of Social Impact and Sustainability

Not only that, but Sephora employees nationwide will also be wearing a lavender lapel pin as a gesture of solidarity, given that lavender is the color used to symbolize awareness for all cancers.

Because Sephora wants to ensure that each attendees needs are fully met, they’re keeping class size super-small. No more than 12 people will be able to sign up for a session, and for every three-four participants in attendance there will be a coach present to provide additional hands-on help.

Men are also welcome, hair loss and skin effects from cancer treatments know no gender, and we want to be a safe space for all of our clients.

Corrie Conrad

Going forward, the larger ‘Classes For Confidence’ program will work with different nonprofit organizations to help support its many shoppers. Another class is aimed at helping women and men with workforce reentry and will give students the tips they need to create everyday looks for work.

‘Brave Beauty in the Face of Cancer’ will be available in 50 locations starting April 9. Click here to locate available classes near you.

What do you think of Sephora’s new initiative?

 

 

 

 

Introducing Sephora Cinescope

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All eyes are on Sephora this season as they launch their newest must-have beauty product…

Sephora have just extended their portfolio of beauty products by welcoming a new mascara to their collection of must-have cosmetics. The beauty giant’s newest mascara, aptly titled Cinescope, promises to create that long lasting ‘fan-like effect’ with its rich formulas, calendula extracts and ultra-black pigments dominating the creation.

 

 

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Together with a high-technology wand and tipped bristles, the Cinescope Mascara is perfect for making the ultimate beauty statement, while volumising and elongating your lash line.

The Sephora Cinescope mascara is availble now at Sephora.

 

 

On high heals

The man who rules the souls of the women with his red sole creations launches his new limited-edition Scarabee Nail Polish Collection.

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Christian Louboutin’s amazing new colors of nail polish (click photo to enlarge).

Christian Louboutin found his muse in a key piece of Egyptian iconography, the scarab beetle. The iridescent beauty and wonder of this creature sacred to the Pharaohs, inspired three new shades of nail colour ‘the Scarabée Limited Edition Collection’. Three amazingly beautiful colors, we only found in the past by houses like YSL and Christian Dior. Divas can flaunt the iridescent beauty and wonder of this creature which is sacred to the Pharaohs by dipping their finger tips in the Scarabée Limited Edition Collection. “They can look beautiful and reflective under the bright sun but also look like a precious jewel by night” says the designer.

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Christian Louboutin Scarabee I ‘Nude pink gold’ (click photo to enlarge).

While Scarabée I will dress the nails in a metallic rose gold shade, Scarabée II will give them a rich turquoise makeover with flashes of purple, green and gold.

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Christian Louboutin Scarabee II ‘Violet blue’ (click photo to enlarge).

Scarabée III renders kaleidoscopic transformation with sparkling bronze topped with green and blue highlights.

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Christian Louboutin Scarabee III ‘Green bronze’ (click photo to enlarge).

While the signature form of the glass bottle and the custom-designed, patented triangular brush has not been altered, it comes packed in a distinctive soft touch mat carton featuring a cut-out window and a copper gold scarab motif. Priced at $50, the highly pigmented, super glossy formula achieves in just two coats the effect of 20 layers of traditional lacquer, is it it’s price more then worth! Depents on your own taste, but all three a perfect on any skincolor or skin tone!

Addressing Egypt as his second home, the Parisian shoe designer has also created a patent leather named Scarabée Océan-Amazone in a graded shade of blue-to-green.

Rating:

  • Scarabee I ‘Nude pink gold’ (9.5/10)
  • Scarabee II ‘Violet blue’ (9.5/10)
  • Scarabee III ‘Green bronze’ (9.5/10)

As far as I know, they are only availble at Sephora, Neiman Marcus, Saks, Nordstrom for $50

by Jean Amr

Sephora Collection Alexis Bittar Liquid Gold Beauty Brushes and Compact Mirror

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For more than 20 years, jewelry designer Alexis Bittar has revolutionized fashion with his striking designs and signature techniques. Renowned for his avant-garde craftsmanship, the award-winning artisan now brings his expertise to beauty. The gilded brushes (powder, angled blush, eye shadow, smudge and angled liner) fuse Bittar’s signature sculptural aesthetic with over-the-top glamour that will make all women feel like queens.

This marks the first time the jewelry designer has worked alongside the beauty giant. Bittar took inspiration from Studio 54 and the year 1979 to create pieces that “look like art and are super functional”, according to Bittar.

The sharp lines remind me of Blondie and there’s kind of a Donna Summer liquid gold feel. If you’re sitting down at your boudoir [doing your makeup], it makes it super elegant.

For those of you who know who Alexis Bittar is, you are probably as freakin’ exciting as I am for the Sephora Liquid Gold collection, designed by Alexis. This collection is so beautiful I would be scared to use it!

The collection, ‘Alexis Bittar for Sephora Liquid Gold’, includes the Beauty Brush Set and Stand, with five brushes – Powder, Angled Blush, Eye Shadow, Smudge and Angled Liner – and a metallic black stand; the Beauty Brush and Travel Wrap, which includes Swarovski crystal, Lucite and 24-karat gold-­plated accents, a Pointed Powder brush and a suede pouch; and a Compact Mirror, a dual mirror compact in Bittar’s signature sculptural design.

Alexis Bittar Liquid Gold Beauty Brush with Stand

This must-have limited-edition brush set features intricate 24 karat gold-plated ferrules, Swarovski crystals and lucite acrylic handles inspired by Alexis Bittar’s jewelry. The custom multifaceted onyx stand creates a beautiful display for your brushes on your vanity. This five-piece collection blends the best in luxury: both natural and Satine—a revolutionary synthetic hair that creates excellent pickup and luxuriously soft and precise application.

This Set Contains:
– Pointed powder brush
– Angled blush brush
– Eye shadow brush
– Smudge brush
– Angled liner brush
– Display stand

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Alexis Bittar Liquid Gold Beauty Powder Brush with Travel Wrap

This exquisite pointed powder brush comes in a travel-friendly size and features satine, a revolutionary synthetic hair that creates excellent pickup and luxuriously soft application. The lucite handle is embellished with Swarovski crystals and plated with 24 karat gold for unparalleled luxury. The brush is housed in a jewelry-inspired pouch, which has enough room for all your makeup essentials.

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Alexis Bittar Liquid Gold Compact Mirror

Sephora Collection and Alexis Bittar are proud to present the world’s most luxurious compact mirror. This dual mirror features a 1x and 2x magnification, but it’s true value is its elegant and beautiful design. Crafted with Swarovski crystals, plated with 24 karat gold and featuring a silk tassel, this compact is sure to be the centerpiece of any vanity.

 

 

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Guess we’ll have to wake up extra early in the mornings to get more face time with these luxurious makeup brushes.

Shop the Alexis Bittar for Sephora Liquid Gold: Beauty Brush Set & Stand ($175) for a limited time during Holiday 2014 at Sephora stores and Sephora.com.

Alexis Bittar to collaborate with Sephora

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Famous jewellery designer Alexis Bittar collaborate with Sephora, and created a beautiful limited edition collection of beauty accessories is set to launch this autumn.

I think of design as one world – whether it’s a piece of jewellery or a table. I loved that this collaboration pushed me into a new area, both personally and functionally. I don’t wear make-up, so I needed a little help there

Alexis Bittar admitted to asking the women in his life for their suggestions.

The collection, ‘Alexis Bittar for Sephora Liquid Gold’, includes the Beauty Brush Set and Stand, with five brushes – Powder, Angled Blush, Eye Shadow, Smudge and Angled Liner – and a metallic black stand; the Beauty Brush and Travel Wrap, which includes Swarovski crystal, Lucite and 24-karat gold-­plated accents, a Pointed Powder brush and a suede pouch; and a Compact Mirror, a dual mirror compact in Bittar’s signature sculptural design.

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The quite beautiful imited-edition items by the jewellery designer will debut on sephora.com in October and in Sephora stores in November.

More about this beautiful set soon here on Yakymour….