The Sephora Glossy: Interview with Jeweler Alexis Bittar

We chat with the celebrated jeweler on his limited-edition collection with our very own SEPHORA COLLECTION.

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This holiday season, SEPHORA COLLECTION teams up with famed jeweler Alexis Bittar to present Liquid Gold: a decadent three-piece lineup of gilded keepsakes, featuring the Beauty Brush Set + Stand, Beauty Brush + Travel Wrap, and Compact Mirror. “I am personally a huge fan of Alexis Bittar—his designs are beautiful, unique, and often unexpected,” says Elizabeth Hayes, SEPHORA COLLECTION Vice President and Divisional Merchandise Manager. “This is one of the most elevated product offerings we have ever launched and it was an opportunity to surprise and delight our client with something exciting.” The Sephora Glossy caught up with the Brooklyn-born Bittar to learn more his love of jewelry and the Sephora-exclusive precious pieces. RENEE TRILIVAS

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The Sephora Glossy: Pharrell Williams on GIRL

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The influential musician introduces us to GIRL, his debut scent created in collaboration with Comme des Garçons Parfum.

What happens when a music and style icon teams up with the hottest avant-garde fashion house? GIRL–the new scent for girls and boys from producer Pharrell Williams and Comme des Garçons—is born. Inspired by the rich, distinctive scent of wood, this unique fragrance features a harmonious blend of masculine and feminine notes. The modern eau de parfum is composed with neroli, iris, and sandalwood and housed in a one-of-a-kind, collector’s edition bottle with never-before-seen artwork by KAWS. The Sephora Glossy caught up with Williams to find out more about the stylish scent that captures the beat of music, fashion, and art’s finest. RENEE TRILIVAS

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The Sephora Glossy: My Burberry Eau de Parfum

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Discover the quintessentially British inspiration behind the brand’s latest scent.

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Burberry is practically synonymous with the trench coat. Patented by Thomas Burberry in 1912, the brand continues to be inspired by the classic coat intrinsically linked to the famed London rain. “My Burberry is the true embodiment of our brand: in scent, in design, and in attitude,” says Burberry Chief Creative and Chief Executive Officer Christopher Bailey. “[It’s] a fragrance that takes its lead from the iconic Burberry trench has to be outstanding in every way,” he says. Here, we dissect the dreamy perfume crafted after the timeless British staple. RENEE TRILIVAS

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The Sephora Glossy: François Nars on the 20th Anniversary of NARS Cosmetics

 

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The makeup mastermind reflects on the past, present, and future of his audacious, iconic brand.

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Schiap. Copacabana. Orgasm. In the world of NARS, just one word can embody saturated color, luxurious texture, and unadulterated glamour. This year, the trendsetting company responsible for such cult-classic shades and products celebrates its 20th anniversary as a beauty powerhouse. We caught up with legendary founder and creative director François Nars to hear the colorful story behind the brand. RENEE TRILIVAS

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The Sephora Glossy: Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Medi-Spa Peel

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We dissect the professional-quality peel with the namesake skin specialist.

Craving smooth, radiant skin in the comfort of your own bathroom? Skip the trip to the spa with the new Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Medi-Spa Peel, a non-irritating, acid-packed treatment that’s just what the doctor ordered. “Even with a great daily routine, your skin wants and needs a weekly boost to look as healthy and glowing as possible,” says Dr. Dennis Gross, New York City dermatologist and creator of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare. “It’s just like shampooing your hair, and then using a stronger hair mask once a week. Think of this as your new weekly, at-home skin intervention—which is going to prove itself quickly with visible results after just one use.” Here, we get the scientific scoop on the powerhouse peel. RENEE TRILIVAS

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The Sephora Glossy: Atelier Cologne’s Sylvie Ganter

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THE PROFESSIONAL: ATELIER COLOGNE’S SYLVIE GANTER

Meet the cofounder who crafts colognes with character.

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Every perfume tells a tale. Just ask husband-and-wife team Christophe Cervasel and Sylvie Ganter, creators of Atelier Cologne, the French fragrance house that delivers storytelling through scent. Characters like diamond thieves, wistful writers, reunited lovers, and more serve as the inspiration for the brand’s charming collection of colognes for both men and women. Here, we discover the love story behind the brand straight from Ganter, the star herself. RENEE TRILIVAS

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The Sephora Glossy: Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide

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ZOOM IN: LAURA MERCIER SMOOTH FINISH FLAWLESS FLUIDE

We get the story on the innovative, second-skin foundation straight from the complexion connoisseur herself.

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If a perfect canvas is the key to a masterpiece, Laura Mercier’s new Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide foundation is the first step towards a true work of art. “When the skin’s surface is soft, smooth, and fresh, everything that goes on it looks and feels better. It looks naturally flawless,” says painter-turned-makeup artist Mercier. “Then, anything else you apply—lips, cheeks, and eyes, also looks the best they can.” Here, we get an inside look at the essential base that delivers a polished, museum-worthy mug. RENEE TRILIVAS

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