Showing posts with label Sephora. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sephora. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

OCC Launches New Products at Sephora




OCC announced Tuesday, May 27, the launch of two products with Sephora. Tarred & Feathered Lip Balm the product that launched Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics ten years ago is back, as well as two In Your Face Kits brought to you exclusively by Sephora.

“As we approach 10 years of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, it has all the really some full circle,” says OCC Founder and Creative Director David Klasfeld, “and we couldn’t think of a better time to bring these cult-status products to every makeup fanatic, both consumer and professional alike.” Tarred & Feathered Lip Balm ($18) Formulated with a moisturizing complex made from Hemp Seed Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil, and Avocado Oil, OCC Lip Balm balances lip hydration, preparation, and color correction.



“Tarred” Lip Balm veils the lips with sheer black, giving subtle definition and depth to the lips without hiding the natural lip color. Used with other lip products, ‘Tarred” adds depth of tone to any shade. “Feathered” Lip Balm creates a gesso-like blank canvas, allowing other lip products to read more true to color. Worn alone, ‘Feathered’ mutes the natural lip color for an understated nude finish.

Released in 2004, OCC’s Lip Balm went from being handcrafted to produced to meet the demands of professional makeup artists, who championed it not only for being free of animal-derived ingredients, but for its performance on set. Whether you’re a beauty aficionado or low-maintenance and on the go, this duo is a must-have!

The New Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics ($47.50 - $57 Value) In Your Face Kits bring two amazing choices! Vicious Violets and Crucial Neutrals that are all in one color kits so that you can give your eyes, cheeks, and lips a complete and coordinated look. These kits contain 3 full size products that are multi-use, plus a lip brush.


Crucial Neutrals Set:
  • Lip Tar Metallic in Zhora (Pale Peach with pink/red metallic)
  • Crème Colour Concentrate in Trick (Warm Beige Taupe)
  • Cosmetic Colour Pencil in Sebastian (Plum-toned Taupe)
  • #010S Short-Handled Precision Lip Brush

Vicious Violets Set:
  • Lip Tar-Matt in Lydia (Darkroom Plum)
  • Crème Colour Concentrate in Pleasure Model (Pearlescent Pink)
  • Cosmetic Colour Pencil in Lydia (Darkroom Plum)
  • #010S Short-Handled Precision Lip Brush

The New Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics products are currently available online at Sephora and will hit Sephora stores on June 6th.


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics introduces ‘Dune Generation’ Stained Gloss




Available today May 20, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics brings a heat wave of shade and texture options to our most popular new lip offering: Stained Gloss! Inspired not by the beach but the dunes, desert plains, and mirages reminiscent of otherworldly vacation destinations.

Stained Gloss ($18) is OCC’s latest texture innovation for lips. Inspired by lighting gels and stained glass, Stained Gloss combines the high impact color of Lip Tar with a translucent glossy finish that’s ready-to-wear from its first slick application. Includes a #010S Short-Handled Precision Lip Brush as well as collectable backing cards: collect all six for an exclusive mini mural.



Dune Generation Stained Gloss Collection:
  • DUNE: Champagne Gold Shimmer
  • OFF WORLD: Pearlescent Lilac Shimmer
  • HEDONIST: Neon Pastel Pink
  • AURORA: Pink-Toned Coral
  • CONCUBINE: Warm Plum Neutral
  • NOMAD: Gold-laced Maroon Shimmer

The Dune Generation Stained Gloss collection is available May 20 online at OCC and Sephora, and June 6 in Sephora stores


Monday, March 17, 2014

Sephora Launches Beauty Board


Sephora announced on March 13, the launch of Beauty Board. The new social shopping platform is designed to allow beautynistas an opportunity to upload photos, tag the products they use, and share how-to tips with other users.

In conjunction with the social factor for beautynistas, users can browse through Sephora’s own photo gallery and go directly to Sephora to shop. “Our [beautynistas] are gathering and sharing beauty tips across a variety of social properties like Instagram and Pinterest, as well as our blog and beauty community site,” said Julie Bornstein, EVP, Chief Marketing and Digital Officer at Sephora. “So we took what we admire as social users to the next level by developing and integrating our newest social site, Beauty Board”.

To use Beauty Board, log in with your current Sephora account (or sign up), Beauty Board will simultaneously launch on desktop and mobile at the same time, making it easy for users to upload their photos via their mobile devices.

The Beauty Board features:
  • Filters Based On Interest: Need a great smoky eye look? Want to see other people's skincare routines? The Beauty Board allows members to search across the site for inspiration from other users in a variety of ways, from newest and most popular, to unique categories like hauls and skincare, plus keyword and hashtag search. 
  • Tag-able Beauty – Beauty Board users can tag all the products they used in their posts, so other beauty addicts can get the same look and shop for any of the tagged products.
  • Save A Look: Users can “Love” photos to be saved for later – Love a look, but don't have an occasion for it just yet? No problem – save it for later by "Loving" it. 
  • Infinite Inspiration: Browse an endless amount of photos from multiple beauty evangelists including Sephora Users, Stores, Beauty Pro Team, HQ staff, and Brands. 
  • Share: Any upload can be exported to users social channels on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Google Plus.

To learn more about Sephora's new Beauty Board, visit Sephora.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Sephora pulls ‘Celebutard’ lipstick from shelves


In response to outrage across the Internet, cosmetics giant Sephora, on Nov. 6 pulled a questionably named lipstick from its shelves and issued an apology. The lipstick? From Kat Von D’s “Painted Love Lipstick” line that offered a nude peach beige shade named “Celebutard” the meaning of which, defined by the Urban Dictionary is: “A famous stupid person. Typically refers to the current crop of vapid celebrities.”

Kat Von D, a.k.a. Katherine von Drachenberg, a tattoo artist best known for her reality show “LA Ink,” launched her makeup line, exclusively at Sephora, in 2008. The “Celebutard” lipstick is part of the Kat Von D makeup line that includes a full spectrum of cosmetics. The “Painted Love Lipstick” line includes names that are intended to be edgy; like Backstage Bambi, Lolita, and Underage Red.

“Glee” star Lauren Potter, who has Down syndrome, took to Twitter on Nov. 5 to express her outrage with a very simple, yet poignant post: “Really @sephora celebutard? Not cool”. And by yesterday Nov. 6, Kat Von D’s “Painted Love Lipstick” with the offending name, was no longer available. In conjunction with pulling “Celebutard,” Sephora issued a statement to consumers. It has come to our attention that the name of one shade of a lipstick we carry has caused offense to some of our clients and others. We are deeply sorry for that, and we have ceased sale of that shade both in our stores and online.

Great news, as we endeavor to become a more sensitive and caring society. Unfortunately, in the zeal to call attention to one particular offensively named product, another, “Underage Red,” was apparently completely missed! With daily headlines screaming of crimes against minors, “Underage Red” seems like a highly inappropriate name for lipstick. This begs to question, are we a society that screams outrage for the sake of screaming or do we sincerely care about protecting those that aren’t able to protect themselves?


Saturday, August 3, 2013

Beautynistas get a new reason to smile at Sephora



Sephora Beauty Insider, Sephora’s beauty loyalty rewards program, has just received a bit of an overhaul. And this is super exciting news for any beautynista. With more rewards, more first pass access, and more exclusives, the new program offers … well um … more to meet our beauty needs.

What beautynista doesn’t love walking about a store dedicated solely to beauty products or perusing the pages of the Sephora site? These are two of The Makeup Examiner’s secret indulgences. Aside from 1000’s of products to choose from, an incentive to be rewarded for what we purchase it just one more reason to smile. So, what’s in store for the revamped Beauty Insider program?

Premium Level Membership - Sephora has added a new rewards level, VIB Rouge, for the most avid product junkies. For beautynistas that spend $1,000, or more, in a calendar year, the VIB Rouge card gives access to private, limited-list events with brand founders and celebrities, advance access to new products, free shipping on Sephora.com and Sephora.ca, unlimited complimentary services at the Sephora Beauty Studio and your own beauty concierge hotline.

Ultimate Digital Beauty HQ – View the latest rewards and exclusive offers, check point balances, and get access to members-only products and events at the new Beauty Insider digital hub. Plus, keep track of past purchases and products that you love, with the digital makeup bag, My Beauty Bag.  Access it all with the new Sephora To Go app.

Revamped Rewards for all Tiers – Beauty Insider tiers and benefits have gotten a makeover too. The program now features new ways to use your points, members-only beauty classes, first access to the most coveted new products in beauty and more, plus all the benefits members currently love … like the free birthday gift.

The Makeup Examiner realizes that beautynistas are chomping at the bit with their perfectly glossed pouts. Stop, you’ll mess up your makeup and you have to wait! The new Sephora Beauty Insider program will relaunch on August 12. For those that are already members, the new program rewards will roll out automatically. For more information about how to enroll, visit Sephora Beauty Insider.