Every May, a prestigious film festival is held in Cannes, France – a picturesque city in the French Riviera. The best filmmakers from around the world premiere their films at the Cannes International Film Festival and it is one of the most important and highly publicized events in the worldwide entertainment industry. The festival is by invite only and to receive an honor at the festival’s competition is highly coveted by filmmakers. Because of its significance and high profile status, many actors and actresses use the festival as a vehicle to promote their upcoming projects and also to increase their visibility. Fashion undoubtedly plays an important role at the Cannes Film Festival and here a few of the stand out red carpet looks from this year’s festivities.
In the past twenty years or so, lip gloss has become as popular in the beauty industry as lipstick. In fact, lip gloss can be seen as lipstick’s versatile and more user friendly peer. Lipstick usually requires a perfectly moisturized lip as a clear canvas before its application. Lipstick also tends to need an additional balm or emollient based product on top of it to prevent drying and the color fading throughout the day. Lip gloss however is usually a one star show, multi tasking as a moisturizer, sealant, and colorant for the lips. Lipgloss is a great product, especially in the heat of summer. Here are a couple of the bestselling, summer-ready lip glosses available at the one and only Sephora.
Actress Lupita Nyong’o has become a force to be reckoned with since her heart wrenching performance as Patsey in the film “12 Years a Slave”. The role earned her a 2014 Academy Award and much deserved recognition and praise in Hollywood. But alongside her Yale University honed acting expertise, Lupita has become well known for her elegant fashion choices as well. While making the rounds during the very busy award circuit following the release of “12 Years a Slave”, Hollywood media and the fashion world both took notice of Lupita’s impeccable style and her ability to make any outfit look absolutely wonderful. If Lupita attends an event, chances are she will be considered the best-dressed actress on the red carpet.
When you hear the names Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior, you might immediately have visions of beautiful gowns or luxurious signature accessories made by each of these famed designers. But these style geniuses are not only revered in the fashion world. They have also made their colorful marks on the world of beauty as well. In 1998, the French cosmetic store chain Sephora opened its first American store in New York City. From then on, the store has become the central hub of acquiring elite and high-end cosmetics such as the makeup lines of world-renowned fashion designers.