The Sephora Glossy: ZOOM IN: THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA’S REPLICA COLLECTION

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The Sephora Glossy takes a fragrance flight around the globe with the famed French fashion house.

Every season Maison Martin Margiela scours the world for unique clothing and accessories to duplicate in their coveted Replica collection. “They represent our interest in highly functional and emotive garments,” says Maison Martin Margiela, “The character and charm of these pieces, which are hand-picked throughout the world, are preserved.” The artisanal design house recently translated this timeless concept into perfume with six coveted scents. Here, we get a peek into each perfume’s provenance from the collection’s noses. RENEE TRILIVAS

 

OXFORDSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
The Scent: Promenade in the Gardens

The Notes: Coriander Oil, Freesia Accord, Peony Accord, Turkish Rose, Patchouli Heart
Note from the Nose: “I was walking in a garden in Oxfordshire and was dazzled by this idealized vision of nature,” says master perfumer Carlos Benaim. “The calm waters of the lake, the bucolic lawns, groves, and the fantastic aura of roses and jasmine…all of my senses were captivated by this idyllic landscape.”

FLORENCE, ITALY
The Scent: Lazy Sunday Morning

The Notes: Pear Accord, Iris Accord, Rose Petals, Indonesian Patchouli, White Woods
Note from the Nose: “In the beginning, there was color: white—luminous, virginal, immaculate. That was my challenge: how to convey the sensations of a color in a scent,” says perfumer-designer Louise Turner.

BROOKLYN, UNITED STATES
The Scent: Jazz Club

The Notes: Primofiore Lemon, Pink Pepper, Rum Absolute, Tobacco Leaf Absolute, Vanilla Bean
Note from the Nose: “What an incredible presence these New York jazz clubs have!” says perfumer-designer Aliénor Massenet. “[They are] melting pots of masculine scents, as exhilarating as the aroma of cigars, leather, whiskey, and rum…to illustrate this ambiance, I used a rum cocktail, vetiver, tobacco leaves, and vanilla pod.”

PARIS, FRANCE
The Scent: Flower Market

The Notes: Crushed Leaves, Sambac Jasmine, Tuberose Infusion, Peach, Oak Moss
Note from the Nose: “It is a bouquet of textures,” says perfumer Jacques Cavallier, “A harmony where no flower overpowers another and beneath which one detects a touch of cedar and moss.”

SANTA MONICA, UNITED STATES
The Scent: Funfair Evening

The Notes: Toffee Apple, Star Anise, Orange Blossom Infusion, Tahitian Vanilla, Caramel Candy
Note from the Nose: “So that they can be enjoyed without becoming overwhelming, sweeter notes need contrast,” explains Cavallier. “Here, it is musky and amber notes, as well as bittersweet petitgrain that gives relief.”

CALVI, FRANCE
The Scent: Beach Walk

The Notes: Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Coconut Milk, Musk, Cedar Wood
Note from the Nose: “Once united, these notes create an accord with an almost maternal softness,” says Cavallier.

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The Sephora Glossy: FRONT/CENTER: JESSICA LANGE, THE NEW FACE OF MARC JACOBS BEAUTY

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Get the inside scoop on the designer’s latest inspiration—straight from the set of our photo shoot.

“It was love at first sight,” says Sylvie Rouaix, VP of Kendo Brand Marketing and Product Development, on the pairing of designer Marc Jacobs and iconic actor Jessica Lange. After meeting on the set of a magazine shoot, Jacobs suggested Lange for his next beauty campaign. “We loved the idea—so disruptive, so different, so us, so Marc,” says Rouaix. Dressed in a glamorous beaded gown from the Marc Jacobs Vault and a timelessly sexy black tuxedo jacket, Lange embraced her character throughout the shoot. “She’s such a talent…she channeled emotions, cried on cue, and played with the makeup, smearing and rubbing it…she gave so much,” reports Rouaix. On set, she says Jacobs and Lange were like “two love bugs, nested in a cozy leather couch, talking very softly and closely to one another with so much respect and charisma. It was magical—a true communion of the minds.”

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The Sephora Glossy: FRONT/CENTER: SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE COLOR OF THE YEAR GREENHOUSE

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Radiant Orchid blooms in New York City—and you’re invited to the exclusive makeover event.

Spring into a fresh new look with the 2014 Color of the Year at Sephora’s Pop-Up Greenhouse. Be among the first to experience the limited-edition collection in our lush ode to Radiant Orchid: Sit down for a complimentary makeover with one of our expert makeup artists—they’ll customize looks created by Sephora’s Artistry Ambassador for North America, Aaron De Mey, along with our PRO team. Plus, get your hair touched up by the mane gurus of Bumble and bumble, and capture it all with a personalized photo.

BONUS: The first 50 Sephora VIB Rouge members to attend will receive a free Color of the Year nail polish.

Thursday, March 27 – Saturday, March 29
Behind the Eventi Hotel (851 Avenue of the Americas)
W 29th Street, between Avenue of the Americas and 7th Avenue, New York, NY
11am – 7pm

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The Sephora Glossy: ZOOM IN: ST. TROPEZ SELF TAN LUXE DRY OIL

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The Sephora Glossy gets the low-down on St. Tropez’s innovative new glow-getter.

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There are a few things in this world that never mix well: diets and French fries, happy hour and texting your ex, and until now, oil and self-tanner. Although oil usually breaks down DHA (the coloring agent in self-tanner), St. Tropez, the gold (er, bronze) standard of sunless tanning, has done the unthinkable by combining the two notoriously incompatible ingredients in a cutting-edge new body bronzer. With the latest technology, this elixir conditions skin, leaving it hydrated and supple, while delivering a healthy tan. Below we break down the breakthrough self-tanner. RENEE TRILIVAS

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The Sephora Glossy: X-RAY: SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE RADIANT ORCHID COLLECTION

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Inside the luminous lineup showcasing the most-craved Color of the Year.

Set the tone for seasons ahead with mesmerizing Radiant Orchid. In this limited-edition collection of color essentials, the versatile shade unfolds all of its wildly wearable dimensions. Here, we explore the assortment of palettes, polishes, and more that capture the color and heighten the hue to its full, feminine effect. RENEE TRILIVAS, REPORTING BY GENEVIEVE LEON

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The Sephora Glossy: X-RAY: LANCÔME VISIONNAIRE [1-MINUTE BLUR]

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Inside the double-duty skin finisher that diffuses imperfections in just 60 seconds—and targets them over time.

There’s not much you can do in one minute to see a noticeable improvement—especially when it comes to your skin. But now you can get flawless in a flash with this silky primer. Designed for all skin types, this one-step, one-of-a-kind formula transforms the look of skin by airbrushing problem areas for a soft-focus finish. Read on for a closer look at this innovative complexion perfector. RENEE TRILIVAS

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The Sephora Glossy: THE TIP-OFF: SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE RADIANT ORCHID

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From the set of our shoot, Sephora PRO Artist Gilbert Soliz gives his best tips for slicking, swiping, and dabbing on the Color of the Year.

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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The Sephora Glossy: MULTIPLICITY: NAIL TREATMENTS

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Discover eight new ways to treat your nails to some tender love and care.

Whether they’re dry, dull, damaged (or all three), beat-up nails are never beyond repair. These souped-up staples nurse them back to health with advanced formulas for every care concern. Think of them as must-haves, mini spa treatments—they nourish, restore, and protect even the most worn-out nails and cuticles. Below are eight ways to neater nails. RENEE TRILIVAS

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The Sephora Glossy: SPOT IT: GUERLAIN MÉTÉORITES BY THE NUMBERS

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The Sephora Glossy counts down the highlights of the reformulated, cult-classic luminizing pearls.

When it comes to subtle brilliance, the whole rainbow is greater than the sum of its parts. “Light is broken down into the colors of the rainbow,” Guerlain Marketing Manager Lorane Knysz explains. “Once they are reunited on the face, they become pure light once more.” This concept behind the brand’s newly redeveloped version of its famous colored powder pearls is the guiding light towards dewy, glowing skin. Here, Knysz sheds light on the iconic radiant powder—by the numbers. RENEE TRILIVAS

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