Saks Fifth Avenue Unveils New Beauty Floor In New York Flagship

The ‘future of beauty’ opens on second floor as part of Grand Renovation

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Saks Fifth Avenue FaceGym – SAKS FIFTH AVENUE UNVEILS NEW BEAUTY FLOOR IN NEW YORK FLAGSHIP (Courtesy of Justin Bridges for Saks Fifth Avenue) 

Saks Fifth Avenue today opens the new, 32,000-square-foot beauty space on the second floor of the New York City Flagship Store with more than 120 color cosmetics, skincare, fragrance, and wellness brands —58 of which are new to the floor. (See the full list below.) With a significant focus on experiences, the floor is approximately 40-percent larger and now includes 15 new spa rooms along with services such as medi-spa treatments, facials, massages, manicures, brow services, a flower shop and more. By moving the Beauty department to the second floor, Saks is evolving the way customers shop and experience beauty. (Saks New York is located at 611 Fifth Avenue at 50th Street, and is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Saks Fifth Avenue Apothecary

Saks Fifth Avenue Apothecary – SAKS FIFTH AVENUE UNVEILS NEW BEAUTY FLOOR IN NEW YORK FLAGSHIP (Courtesy of Justin Bridges for Saks Fifth Avenue)

The brands represented on the new beauty space include (in alphabetic order) Acqua Di Parma, AERIN Beauty, Aesop, Alexander McQueen, Amouage, Angela Caglia, Annick Goutal, Art Meets Art, Artis, Balenciaga, Blink Brow Bar London, Bobbi Brown, Bond No. 9, Bottega Veneta, Bulgari, Burberry, By Terry, Care/of, Cartier, Cellcosmet, Chanel, Chantecaille, Chloé, Christian Dior, Christian Louboutin, Christophe Robin, Chuda, Cire Trudon, Clarins, Clé de Peau Beauté, Clinique, Clive Christian, Creed, Decorté, Diana Vreeland, Dior, Diptyque, Dolce & Gabbana, D.S. & Durga, Dyson, EB Florals, Estée Lauder, Ex Nihilo, FaceGym, Floraïku, Foreo, Frédéric Malle, GHD, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Glow Recipe, Gucci, Guerlain, Hermès, Histoires De Parfums, Hotel Couture, House of Sillage, Jason Wu, Jo Malone London, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Kilian, L’Artisan Parfumeur, La Mer, La Prairie, Lancer Skincare, Lancôme, Laura Mercier, Le Labo, Leonor Greyl, MAC, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Mancera, Marc Jacobs, Mario Badescu, Martine de Richeville, Marvis, Mason Pearson, Molton Brown, Montale, Moroccanoil, Mugler, Narciso Rodriguez, Nars, Natura Bissé, NEST Fragrances, Omorovicza, Ormonde Jayne, Orveda, Patchology, Penhaligon’s, Philip Kingsley, Prada, Proenza Schouler, R+Co, Raincry, ReFa, RéVive, Rodial, RODIN olio lusso, Roja Dove, Rossano Ferretti, Sakara Life, Salvatore Ferragamo, Serge Lutens, Shiseido, simplehuman, Sisley Paris, SK-II, SKINNEY MedSpa, Slip, sundays, Supergoop!, Tammy Fender, Tata Harper, The Perfumer’s Story, Tiffany & Co., Tom Ford, Trish McEvoy, Valentino, Valmont, Viktor & Rolf, Vilhelm Parfumerie and YSL.

“As part of Saks’ overall growth strategy, we continue to look for ways to innovate, create and disrupt. The bold decision to move Beauty to the second floor, from the traditional main floor model, allowed us to build a one-of-a-kind destination enabling Saks to create the epitome of an experiential beauty floor,” said Marc Metrick, president, Saks Fifth Avenue. “We continue to apply the principles of what we call The New Luxury to everything we do. What we’ve done with Beauty gives the customer a warmer environment, differentiated from what they can get anywhere else and creates a reason to come to Saks and experience our brand.

Saks Fifth Avenue EB Florals

Saks Fifth Avenue EB Florals — SAKS FIFTH AVENUE UNVEILS NEW BEAUTY FLOOR IN NEW YORK FLAGSHIP (Courtesy of Justin Bridges for Saks Fifth Avenue)

The new beauty floor is the latest step in the New York flagship’s Grand Renovation. Saks redefined the department store concept with the revolutionary migration of Beauty from the main floor to the second floor. The Saks Store Planning and Design team, in collaboration with Gensler, spearheaded the design focusing on opening up the space, creating broad sightlines across the floor and modernizing traditional finishes that complement the brand’s heritage. The team used custom agglomerate white stone flooring from Italy throughout and restored original windows facing Fifth Avenue, 49th Street, and 50th Street, allowing natural light to the floor and north and south facing views of the city. Continue reading

Lancôme And St. Jude Partner To Create “Moments Of Happiness”

“Finding a way to bring moments of happiness to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, with joy and grace, is a delicate balance. I applaud the work that Lancôme is doing with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.” Lancôme ambassadress Julia Roberts.

Lancôme, a brand devoted to “la vie est belle”, is expanding its commitment to St. Jude to bring moments of happiness to patients and their families by supporting the cause in a bigger way than ever before. For the past five years, Lancôme has partnered with St. Jude through various fundraising efforts and is now elevating and expanding their support. The Moments of Happiness campaign will begin this month and will include regional in-store events with celebrity makeup artist Mickey Williams, an interactive social media “hand heart” campaign and nationwide fundraising efforts that will benefit St. Jude throughout the year.

As Lancôme’s national charity partner since 2010, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its leading work finding cures and saving children. Lancôme respects St. Jude’s passion for research and dedication to making a difference in the lives of millions of families.61631

Through state-of-the-art research, Lancôme pioneers new concepts in beauty, while always remembering that true beauty lies beyond appearances. Since visionary pioneer Armand Petitjean founded the brand in 1935, Lancôme has epitomized timeless glamour with a quintessential French touch. Lancômes ambition is that every woman who comes to the brand to look more beautiful leaves feeling happier.

Today the world’s leading luxury beauty brand continues to inspire with its elusive je ne sais quoi of effortless French chic and the very best in quality, style, and transformative results. With a presence in 130 countries, over 20,000 beauty advisers in as many points of sale relay Lancômes message of French excellence, with incredible service and iconic products such as: L’Absolu Rouge, Hypnôse mascara, Dual Finish, Teint Idole, Advanced Génifique, Visionnaire, Absolu L’Extrait, Tresór and La Vie Est

The brand continues to offer every woman the best in beauty through its Elite Membership Rewards Program, which allows customers access to exclusive offers, products and uniquely indulgent experiences through brand partners. Lancômes ambassadresses include Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Penélope Cruz, Lupita Nyong’o, Lily Collins, Alma Jodorowsky and Daria Werbowy.

From October 18th to October 24th, the brand will donate $1 directly to St. Jude for every transaction made on and at counters nationwide. This includes bestsellers such as La Vie Est image002Belle, a fragrance collection that embodies happiness, and two products known for award winning innovation – Définicils Mascara and the Génifique skincare collection. A limited-edition bracelet will also be offered at counters for incremental donations.

Our work with St. Jude began in 2010, and every year, it’s becoming bigger and bigger, and better and better,” says Xavier Vey, President of Lancôme USA. It’s a very important partnership for Lancôme. It was rooted in a strong, shared belief in research and innovation that can transform lives. But that was just the beginning. For these families facing difficult times, we bring a slight moment of happiness. And that’s fundamental for Lancôme, because the brand is all about bringing happiness beyond beauty. We like to say that at Lancôme, you come to a counter to look more beautiful, but you leave happier.”

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Research and treatments pioneered at St. Jude have improved the childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to 80%. No family receives a bill for treatment, travel, food or housing; no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay. The majority of funding for St. Jude comes from individual contributions through programs like this, and helps ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Lancôme has been a dedicated partner of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the past five years and we are truly grateful for their innovative approach in raising funds and elevating awareness of our life-saving mission through this new campaign,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “Lancôme’s support means St. Jude can continue to freely share its discoveries so that one child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientist worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.”

Specific retail partners are also supporting the cause. From October 16th through October 24th, Lancome and Dillard’s will donate $2 of every transaction to support research and treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. HSN will also be featuring the campaign during the brands scheduled appearances on October 24thand 25th. In addition, Lancôme invites fans and followers to Instagram or Tweet hand hearts” with the hashtag #LancomeGivesBack* and the brand will make a $1 donation to St. Jude in their honor.

Celebrity Makeup Artist Mickey Williams will also host makeover events at select Dillard’s and Macy’s counters throughout October. For more information about these events and how to get involved go to

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Lancôme Launches Limited Edition Anthony Vaccarello For Lancôme Color Collection

For Fall, A Chic Look with Rock-Style Aspirations

This year, Lancôme invites the Italian-Belgian fashion designer Anthony Vaccarello, the creative director of Versus Versace, to bring his raw, contemporary perspective on beauty to a daring new collaboration. Introducing the Anthony Vaccarello Color Collection for Lancôme, a capsule line that transposes his signature style to the eyes and lets women make a bold, sartorial statement with every strong gaze.

Lancôme - Anthony Vaccarello / Fall 2015

Lancôme – Anthony Vaccarello / Fall 2015

Known for his ultra-modern and energetic designs, Vaccarello’s work projects a liberated, confident attitude. His fresh and assertive creations usher in a new era in contemporary design, combining subtle femininity with graphic splendor. Considered a virtuoso with blacks, whites, and neutrals, he now brings his love of contrast to eye color with dazzling, nuanced shades that shimmer perfectly over nude flesh.

 Anthony Vaccarello Color Collection for Lancôme - Blue Mania

Anthony Vaccarello Color Collection for Lancôme – Blue Mania

 Anthony Vaccarello Color Collection for Lancôme -- Green Fever

Anthony Vaccarello Color Collection for Lancôme — Green Fever

 Anthony Vaccarello Color Collection for Lancôme -- Golden Black

Anthony Vaccarello Color Collection for Lancôme — Golden Black

The result is three sensual eye shadow palettes for an endless array of statement-making eye looks. The limited-edition collection Hypnôse Palette in 3 fashion-forward color combinations ($50 each. Available September 2015 exclusively at, while supplies last) offer dynamic, perfectly-tailored light and dark effects. Each one comes in a chic leather-effect case embossed with golden, glam-rock style typography and slashed with Vaccarello’s hallmark diagonal cut. The palettes enclose four luminous shades made with mother of pearl and vivid pigments, an eye-liner created with an innovative wet/dry formula, and a pair of magnetic, professional applicators. The limited-edition shades include Golden Black, for resplendent looks crowned by a golden aura; Green Fever, with a mysterious and scintillating air; and Blue Mania, for a touch of sincerity pierced by raw intensity.

Introducing Lancôme Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturizing Collection

Each day, emotional and environmental stresses affect skin’s self-defense capacities, which can lead to skin becoming dehydrated, sensitive and uncomfortable. But Lancôme is on the job. Introducing Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturizing Collection for 24-hour hydration. Designed to help fight the visible signs of fatigue, Hydra Zen provides intense hydration, one of the first steps in any beauty routine to preserve skin’s appearance. The range is dermatologically tested and designed to comfort and soothe all skin types, even sensitive skin.

Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturizing Cream

Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturizing Cream

Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturizing Cream

An enveloping texture, this formula leaves skin feeling more comfortable. Upon application, the subtle and luscious cream texture melts into skin for instant comfort. Results: lastingly hydrated, skin appears refreshed and smoothed. Price: $56 for 1.7 fl. oz./50 ml.

Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturizing Cream-Gel

Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturizing Cream-Gel

Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturizing Cream-Gel

A pleasant texture, ideal for combination skin. Results: lastingly hydrated, skin appears radiant and smoothed. Skintone looks fresher and more even. Price: $56 for 1.7 fl. oz./50 ml.

Hydra Zen Moisturizing Beauty Essence

Hydra Zen Moisturizing Beauty Essence

Hydra Zen Moisturizing Beauty Essence

Hydra Zen Moisturizing Beauty Essence provides intense hydration, leaving skin feeling soothed and comfortable. Price: $49 for 6.7 fl. oz./200 ml.

Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturizing Overnight Serum-in-Mask

Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturizing Overnight Serum-in-Mask

Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturizing Overnight Serum-in-Mask

Forget the stress, tension and fatigue built up over the course of the day and prepare your skin for a nighttime radiance boost. This anti-stress moisturizing overnight serum-in-mask penetrates quickly to provide intense overnight hydration. A concentrate of freshness, this exceptional formula combines the freshness of a serum with the relaxing application of a night mask. Price: $59 for 2.5 fl. oz./75 ml.

The Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturizing Collection is available now at select Macy’s Lancôme counters and

Beauty Tips for Great Summer Skin Care

We are now in the dog days of summer and the intense heat we (have had) and are experiencing is wrecking serious havoc with both our skin and lives. This is especially true in the Las Vegas desert. But experts from the city’s top spas are willing to share tips from their arsenal of beauty secrets on how to attain the best summer skin and hair, whether guests prefer to splurge at their on-site spa or try a DIY remedy at home. For those of us who doesn’t live or plan to travel to Las Vegas anytime soon, I also included are some pretty effective beauty products available on the market.

Reinvigorate Dull Skin
Expert: Jane Cox, Director at BATHHOUSE Spa at Delano Las Vegas

Indulge: The harsh transition between winter and summer can make the skin look dull. To revive a sluggish appearance, BATHHOUSE Spa at Delano Las Vegas offers its Tropical Scrub and Massage, which features a guava-scented scrub packed with Vitamin C and antioxidants to enliven and rejuvenate skin.

DIY: After being bundled up for so many months, Cox advises to let the skin breathe. It’s as simple as creating your own exfoliator – a sugar-and-salt scrub with equal portions sugar and salt mixed with your favorite essential oil – and applying a warm washcloth to the body. The mixture ensures that the dead cells of winter are scrubbed away, leaving skin smooth and bright.

For more than 80 years, Lancôme, the world’s leading luxury beauty brand, has epitomized beauty and glamour with a quintessential French touch. Women seeking the finest in beauty look to Lancôme for the highest quality in skincare, encased in timeless style and delivering scientifically proven results. The brand continues to strengthen its reputation as a makeup authority and skincare innovator, not merely keeping pace, but surpassing expectations by continually taking science and creativity to new levels.

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You can also tone and soften with Lancôme Absolue L’Extrait Mist ($140, This superfine hydrating mist is powered by natural rosewater, known for its ability to soften and hydrate skin. Each refreshing spritz not only smells like a rose garden, but also tones and moisturizes on contact. Lock in deep-diving hydration with Lancôme  Absolue Precious Oil ($185, ). This brilliant new face oil, made with Rose Essential Oils and seven other pure botanical essences, is brimming with natural antioxidants and vitamins to moisturize and revitalize all skin types. Drench your body in moisture with Lancôme Nutrix Royal Body Lotion. Enriched with Royal Jelly, Shea Butter and Chestnut Peptides, the light-textured lotion absorbs easily and boosts your body’s own natural moisture barrier for long-lasting comfort. Skin is left feeling luxuriously silky and smooth. ($33, Transform dry, rough spots with Lancôme Nutrix Royal Body Cream. Nurture extremely dry skin back to supple softness. Made with Royal Lipideum™, a unique technology enriched with Royal Jelly, the formula’s ideal for protecting skin against the effects of climate and seasonal changes, and especially good for softening rough spots. ($41,

Create a Summer Glow
Expert: Meredith Knaus, Lead Aesthetician at Spa Bellagio

Indulge: Who doesn’t want a flawless summer glow? While UV rays can leave lasting damage to the skin, Spa Bellagio solves the dilemma with its Body Bronzing with Exfoliation treatment, providing a safe alternative for achieving a beautiful golden tan. The spray tan includes a full-body exfoliation and customized sunless tanner application to give an instant glow that lasts for days.

DIY: To achieve a flawless do-it-yourself sunless tan, Kanaus’ biggest tip is to exfoliate before applying an at-home tanner. Using a mixture of coconut oil and sugar on the skin prior to a self-tanner application provides a foolproof way to create a long-lasting, streak-free glow in the comfort of your own home.

The experts from Curél Skincare know what it means to tackle dry skin issues so they’ve created a full line of moisturizing lotions for all skin types. Skin will feel happy and healthy all day long with Curél Daily Moisture Original Lotion. Featuring time-released moisturizers, this lotion hydrates and relieves dry, itchy, irritated skin. Clinically proven to provide 24 hours of continuous moisturizing, it will leave your skin smooth, comforted and intensely satisfied ($7.99, Drugstores and Mass Retailers).

If your skin is feeling parched from all the sun, choose Curél Ultra Healing Intensive Lotion. Ideal for severely dry skin, this formula has been clinically proven to repair and renew extra dry skin two times better than the leading intensive lotion. It contains extra-strength, naturally hydrating agents so skin feels soft, supple, and restored ($7.99, Drugstores and Mass Retailers.)

Sensitive skin? No worries, you can still feel radiant with Curél Fragrance Free Original Lotion. This fragrance-free and hypo-allergenic version of Curel Daily Moisture lotion also features time-released moisturizers. The dermatologist recommended non-greasy formula won’t clog pores, offers continuous hydration and is gentle enough to use on your face ($7.99, Drugstores and Mass Retailers).

Combat Sun Damage
Expert: Julia Shintaku, Lead Aesthetician at The Spa & Salon at ARIA

Indulge: For those who love to bask in the sun, The Spa & Salon at ARIA features the Island Guava Wrap, allowing sunbathers to repair dry or peeling skin. The perfect mixture of a smoothing exfoliate and buttery anti-aging guava cream creates a vitamin-rich body masque that leaves skin revitalized after a day in the sun.

DIY: Shintaku has a recipe to create a similar scrub at home. After applying a thin layer of virgin coconut oil to make the scrub more effective, mix three parts raw sugar cane and one part coconut oil with one piece of blended summer fruit, such as guava. Spread this mixture from head to toe and leave on for five minutes to rid skin of redness and irritation.

It’s also no secret that even stepping outside can impact your skin – leading to clogged pores, dry skin and even wrinkles and age spots – so make sure you are doing everything you can to keep your skin looking and feeling great including using Avon’s Skinvincible Collection to protect against those environmental factors.

Avon's ANEW Clinical Skinvincible Multi-Shield Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50 and ANEW Clinical Skinvincible Deep Recovery Cream ($36 each available through an Avon representative or

Avon’s ANEW Clinical Skinvincible Multi-Shield Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50 and ANEW Clinical Skinvincible Deep Recovery Cream ($36 each available through an Avon representative or

Imagine a cream that could make your skin look virtually immune to aging, extreme temperatures, pollution, UV exposure and other external factors can all cause dehydration and premature skin aging. Avon developed ANEW Clinical Skinvincible to not only help shield your skin from this daily assault, but to also reduce the look of age signs that can result from it—even diminishing the look of wrinkles your skin has had for years. Avon’s ANEW Clinical Skinvincible Multi-Shield Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50 and ANEW Clinical Skinvincible Deep Recovery Cream ($36 each available through an Avon representative or repair the look of years of age damage and, when used together, they optimize skin health. These multi-tasking hypoallergenic products are suitable for sensitive skin yet deliver the powerful anti-aging benefits of a treatment with all the hydrating nourishment of a moisturizer. Continue reading

Lancôme Launches Jason Wu For LANCÔME Fall/Winter 2015 Collection

Jason Wu (#JasonWuForLancome) once again joins Lancôme to unveil his fourth seasonal collection, available this month at at Lancôme counters nationwide and online at The latest Fall-Winter 2015 Jason Wu cosmetics line pays homage to the versatility and confidence of the modern woman with a limited edition Multi-Palette for eyes and cheeks (in 6 Bold Shades; 2 Contouring Shades; 6 Nude Shades), plus two classic L’Absolu Rouge lip looks ( in 377 Rose Couture and 328 Delicate Lace; $30 each).

JASON WU FOR LANCÔME Fall-Winter 2015 Collection

JASON WU FOR LANCÔME Fall-Winter 2015 Collection

Featuring sultry pops of color for high drama eyes, elegant nude shades for natural looking eyes, and cheek contouring essentials, the exclusive Multi-Palette was custom created by Wu to infuse formal sophistication with avant-garde flair. Inspired by an artistocratic Parisian look—minimal, seasonless, and playful— for Wu, this muse represents a return to formal suiting and civility while still maintaining contemporary strength.

Paired with the collection’s signature red lip, it’s easy to transform any look from bare to bold with a single swipe. This season’s iconic red features a feminine pink tint and subtle satin texture to evoke old world glamour. Or, look fresh and effortless in an instant with a universally flattering nude lip shade, personally selected by Wu to help eyes smolder.

As a designer, I believe that good style begins with the fundamentals,” Wu explains. “Since every woman should have a bold and a nude lip in her makeup bag, that’s where we started. Then, the overall collection was cultivated to enable women to embrace their own personal beauty with universal classics. ”


Introducing La Nuit Trésor by Lancôme

Twenty five years ago, Lancôme introduced Trésor, a beloved fragrance inspired by the enduring power of love. Translated as “treasure,”Trésor was created to embody life’s most precious moments. Grounded in the rose, the enduring symbol of love, beauty, and femininity, this unmistakable floral experience has become a priceless member of the maison Lancôme family of fragrances.


Inspired by the original Trésor, new La Nuit Trésor captures the essence of a black crystal rose swathed in black vanilla.


Over the intervening years, the Trésor fragrance family evolved with new additions—Trésor Midnight Rose, Trésor in Love, and most recently, Trésor Lumineuse. Now, in honor of the scent’s quarter century anniversary, celebrated perfumers Amandine Marie and Christophe Raynaud have re-imagined the legendary fragrance as a modern aphrodisiac, La Nuit Trésor, formulated to envelop wearers in the sensual, addictive mystique of night. Inspired by the original Trésor, new La Nuit Trésor captures the essence of a black crystal rose swathed in black vanilla.

Starting with a crystalline rose—the essence of Trésor—the perfumers has envisioned a new 21st century love potion. Adding a heady dose of luxurious vanilla leather, the result, much like love itself, is an addictive universal experience designed for women of all ages. A mysterious adornment whose power grows petal by petal, its creators treated the rose like a diamond set in a case of wild vanilla leather. Like a gem, they refined each of the flower’s fragrance facets to create sparkling contrasts and bright edges, elevating the composition to set smooth sensual notes against sharp green facets reminiscent of a rose’s thorns. With a 24-hour hold, designed for the most sublime diffusion, La Nuit Trésor can be worn from day into night.

In this all new interpretation of the enduring beauty of Trésor, La Nuit Trésor takes the classically recognizable composition and gives it a unique new signature. Irresistible and precious, this irresistibly sensual scent represents a delicious yet refined masterpiece of mouth-watering desire and include:

  • Rose Oxide: The queen of flowers and symbol of absolute love, the rose beats at the heart of every Trésor creation. This newest composition is full of glittering vibrancy reminiscent of a starry night sky.
  • Vanilla Tahitensis Orchid: Perfumery’s own black gold. Prized as the most luxurious of all vanillas, this bewitching, noble ingredient brings the reinvented classic scent into the heady realm of night.
  • Praline: Intensified to perfumery’s highest dose, this addictive element creates mouth-watering gourmand appeal.
  • Natural Incense: Often used in the most luxurious niche perfumes, this sensual note creates a halo of mystery to add to the intoxicating nigh-time effect.
  • Lychee Accord: Perfectly blended to deliver an effusively luminous, refreshingly zesty note.
  • Chypre Blend: Created from Papyrus—a little known ingredient that evokes the Trésor original classic leather facet—alongside Patchouli to deliver a refined, modern, new signature element. 
  • Sandalwood Accord: A vibrant wooded accord articulated with musk and rich, modern wood notes like derambren, cedramber, and boisambrene.

Inspired by luxury glass-making and high-end jewelry, the Trésor bottle has evolved with time while still retaining its essential structure. With La Nuit Trésor, Lancôme has heightened the traditional pyramid shape to a fine point, leaving the gleaming bottle and its luminous violet contents to rest alluringly to one side.

La Nuit Trésor  Eau De Parfum, Available exclusively at Dillard’s and on Lancô, 1 oz. ($62), 1.7 oz. ($80), 2.5 oz. ($100)

Le Nuit Trésor Body Lotion, Available exclusively at Dillard’s and on Lancô, 6.7 oz. ($46)

Le Nuit Trésor Shower Gel, Available exclusively at Dillard’s and on Lancô, 6.7 oz ($46)

The Word is Out: Lancôme Introduces NEW Grandiôse

Lancôme introduces Grandiôse: the First Ever Swan-NeckTMMascara for the Ultimate in LengthLift and Volume. Professional makeup artists bend mascara stems to coat every lash. With Grandiôse, Lancôme brings this expert application technique to women everywhere thanks to the world’s first Swan-NeckTM Wand.Curved at a 25 degree angle, the Swan-NeckTM Wand mimics the curves of your face, grabbing lashes at the base to fan them out and avoid any unnecessary smudging.

 Grandiôse: the First Ever Swan-NeckTM Mascara for the Ultimate in Length, Lift and Volume

Grandiôse: the First Ever Swan-NeckTM Mascara for the Ultimate in Length, Lift and Volume

The result? Ultimate Coverage – from corner to corner and root to tip. One more detail: the wand’s three dimensional curve seals air into the bottle and automatically mixes the formula in from the sides every time you open the bottle, so it always stays fresh.

Grandiôse: the First Ever Swan-NeckTMMascara ($32) will be available August 6, 2014 at and Lancôme counters nationwide.

Lancôme Announces Lupita Nyong’o as Brand Ambassadress

Maison Lancôme is delighted to announce Academy award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o as its new brand ambassadress.

With her instinctive and sophisticated talent and one of a kind beauty, both delicate and exuding strength, 31-year-old Lupita Nyong’o has taken the world by storm. She received an Academy Award® in the category of “Best Supporting Actress” for her moving portrayal of Patsey in Steve McQueen’s acclaimed film 12 Years a Slave–making her the fourth Academy Award® winning Lancôme ambassadress. Her performance also won her many other prestigious awards worldwide, including the Screen Actors Guild® Award, the Independent Spirit Award, NAACP Award, as well as the 2013 Hollywood Film Awards’ “New Hollywood Award.”


Lupita Nyong’o, a recent graduate from the Yale School of Drama, has an eclectic artistic repertoire, having performed on stage as well as having directed the award-winning feature-length documentary, In My Genes, about the reality of living with albinism in Kenya. She was recently seen in the action thriller Non-Stop, opposite Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore. The Mexican-born, Kenyan actress is an outstanding example of a natural beauty. Confident and simply true to herself, she embraces life with freshness, citing happiness as the most attractive form of radiance.

“I am truly honored to join the Maison Lancôme, a brand with such a prestigious history that I have always loved. I am particularly proud to represent its unique vision for  women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself,” confided Lupita Nyong’o. Joining Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Penélope Cruz, and the recently appointed young actress Lily Collins, Lupita Nyong’o will be seen this summer in campaigns shot by star photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

Oscar®-nominated actress Lupita Nyong'o arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Oscar®-nominated actress Lupita Nyong’o arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

“Both talented and committed, true to her African beauty, and showing a great curiosity and open-mindedness in her career choices, Lupita is by essence the Lancôme woman.” stated Françoise Lehmann, General Manager of Lancôme International. “A strikingly beautiful and intelligent woman, serenely but strongly living her life her own way, Lupita has this special kind of aura both enlightening and deep.”

Xavier Vey, President of Lancôme USA added, “Lupita’s authentic inner and outer beauty, her exquisite grace, and true confidence represent today’s modern woman.  Having Lupita as a Lancôme ambassadress will help support our mission in the U.S. market which is to speak to all women.  Her rising star status is like a blooming rose; she is elegant and has an undeniable brilliance.”

Introducing French Ballerine: The 2014 Spring Collection from Lancôme


This spring, Lancôme has captured the timeless beauty of tulle and roses, the hush of the orchestra, and the thrill of a flawless performance in a classic yet contemporary new ballerina-inspired collection, French Ballerine. Whether you crave center stage with a flash of fuschia, or prefer to be remembered simply for a demure final reverence in elegant taupe, this new collection explores every facet of feminity to highlight your natural glow. With satin ribbon-inspired offerings for your lips, eyes and fingertips, French Ballerine pays homage to a timeless grace.


French Ballerine is the debut collection for the newest Lancôme ambassadress Lily Collins. A delicate yet confident beauty, she embodies Lancôme’s effortlessly chic look and joie de vivre.


  • Rouge In Love, $28.50—Create encore worthy lips with bright, vibrant shades of this divinely feminine lip color: Violet Valentine, Peony Pucker, Peche Passion, Rosy Rouge
  • Gloss In Love, $27—For smooth, ultra glossy lips that stay moisturized for hours, fall in love with the perfect,prima ballerina worthy lip gloss: Rose Oscar, Pink Posh, Glittermania, Under the Spotlight


  • Color Design Eye Brightening All-In-One 5 Shadow & Liner Palette, $50 —Create expressive eyes to showcase each emotion and make your life a stage with this ultimate satin pink pallette shadow: Dancing Rose, Romeo and Violette
  • Khôl in Love, $26—Define eyes with a sophisticated sweep of kohl with pure, intense, waterproof color that stays put from rehearsal to the last curtain call: Final Bow Brown, Twirling Purple


  • La Base Pro, $42—prime your skin to achieve picture-perfect makeup. La Base Pro will give you a smooth, radiant canvas for a flawless makeup look.


  • Vernis in Love, $15—Create a nail ritual as immaculate and strengthening as barre exercises. Start with Color Booster Undercoat, the first-ever color-optimizing base to make color brighter and longer lasting.  Top with calcium-enriched Vernis in Love in this season’s newest trend shades: Jolie Rosalie, Rose Satin, Pearl Grey, Lilac Love

The Lancome Spring 2014 collection debuts in January 2014 is now in all Lancôme counters and

Macy’s Herald Square Beauty and Fragrance Department Unveils Its Biggest and Boldest Makeover Yet

Beauty Starts From the Inside with New Cosmetics, Skincare and Fragrance Brands, Fully Re-Designed Counters, All-New Shop-In-Shop Installations, And Salon Services

All Images Courtesy of Macy’s Inc.

A state-of-the-art and sophisticated shopping experience awaits shoppers as Macy’s Herald Square unveils a striking new look for its signature world of beauty and fragrances today. The long-awaited reveal has been months in the making, culminating with the most dramatic makeover of a beauty department in modern retail history. Re-fashioned within a brand-new 24,000 square-foot space and re-imagined within the grand architectural setting of the majestic Main Floor, the new Cosmetics and Fragrances department at Macy’s Herald Square will be the pre-eminent retail showcase for beauty brands and salon services. New luxury and prestige brands in color, treatment and skincare collections, as well as brand new counters, shops and bars for brows, blow-outs and nails will elevate the macys_on_black_se_8540customer experience and exceed their expectations. Beauty will truly be in the eye of the beholder as Macy’s Herald Square restyles the world’s ultimate beauty destination.

Beauty is always one of the most dynamic businesses and departments at Macy’s Herald Square,” said Muriel Gonzalez, executive vice president/general merchandise manager for cosmetics, fragrances and shoes. “With the renovation of our flagship store, we were able to completely re-imagine the space devoted to all things beauty, allowing us to bring in luxury brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Hermes, La Mer, Laura Mercier, Jo Malone London and Tom Ford, and for the first time, layer in salon services for nails, brows and hair all in one location. Macy’s Herald Square undeniably has the most powerful presentation for beauty in New York City.”

Macy's Herald Square, New York City

Macy’s Herald Square, New York City

She added, “In addition to the new color, skincare and fragrance collections being introduced, all of our existing vendors embraced the spectacular changes at Macy’s Herald Square with their own state-of-the-art installations that are unique, interactive and the most exciting cosmetics counters in the city.

Beauty indeed does start from within. Located in the heart of the store and at the crossroads of the Main Aisle and the newly opened Memorial Door Entrance off of 34th Street, the new Cosmetics and Fragrances department at Macy’s Herald Square is the crowning moment of the extensive Main Floor renovation begun last year. Redesigned with new architectural accents and structural elements, two sets of sweeping marble staircases along both the 34th and 35th Street sides of the store frame the stunning new department and create a spectacular arena for shopping. For the first time, show windows along 34th Street have been opened to provide vistas from the street into the store. Passersby can now experience the energy and excitement of the city’s most popular beauty destination as they travel along the bustling thoroughfare.

Once inside, shoppers enter a world of breathtaking beauty accented by modern design aesthetics and a sleek, modern sensibility. A brand-new Kiehl’s shop complete with its signature motorcycle display is offset by Macy’s award-winning Impulse Beauty concept. Steps away from 34th Street, an outpost for Blow, the New York Blow Dry Bar Express and everyone’s favorite trend-setting brands including Bare Escentuals, Benefit, butter LONDON, essie, Inglot, Lipstick Queen, Smashbox, Tarte, Too-Faced, and Urban Decay await the shopper inside. Providing express services and views from 34th Street, Blow’s new outpost will be first stop for fast blow-outs, up-dos and quick re-styles and then it is off to Benefit’s Brow Bar for a quick re-shape. Continue reading

Lancôme Announces Lily Collins as its Latest Brand Ambassadress

Lancôme is thrilled to announce the arrival of young actress Lily Collins as its newest brand ambassadress. As a talented actress with infinite potential, she will be bringing her freshness and captivating allure to Lancôme as of January 2014, starting with the Spring make-up collection, French Ballerine.

Lily Collins

Lily Collins

Rising Hollywood star Lily Collins, a delicate yet confident beauty who embodies Lancôme’s effortlessly chic look and joie de vivre, is the granddaughter of a ballerina and the daughter of musician Phil Collins. She made her breakout film debut years ago in critically adored The Blind Side. Now, she transforms seamlessly from wide-eyed ingénue in 2012’s Mirror Mirror (alongside Julia Roberts, another Lancôme face) to vampy demon-slayer in 2014’s The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

“It’s an absolute honor and privilege to have been chosen to represent the Maison Lancôme.  I have always admired the brand’s unique and distinctive appreciation for inner beauty and grace, elegance and utter radiance.  I feel incredibly lucky to be included among the most inspirational women ambassadresses for one of the most prestigious brands in the world.  It’s truly a dream come true,” confided Lily Collins.

“With her charm, gracefulness, modernity and lively wit, Lily Collins is the perfect embodiment of femininity according to Lancôme. We are delighted to begin this collaboration with Lily, who brings a renewed sense of radiance and youthfulness to Lancôme,” stated Françoise Lehmann, General Manager of Lancôme International.


Neiman Marcus Art of Fashion Alexander McQueen.  (PRNewsFoto/Neiman Marcus)

Neiman Marcus Art of Fashion Alexander McQueen. (PRNewsFoto/Neiman Marcus)

Neiman Marcus announced WALTER CHIN as the photographer of THE ART OF FASHION campaign for SPRING 2013. The campaign, featuring models KARLIE KLOSS and VIKA FALILEEVA, includes twenty-two images of spring fashions and will appear in the March edition of the Neiman Marcus publication, the book.  The campaign is presently running in the March 2013 issue of Vogue.

Neiman Marcus Art of Fashion Christian Louboutin.  (PRNewsFoto/Neiman Marcus)

Neiman Marcus Art of Fashion Christian Louboutin. (PRNewsFoto/Neiman Marcus)

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