This year at the Mercedes Benz Spring 2012 Fashion Week, Clarisonic proved that a sonic skin care regimen is the secret ingredient to giving models a runway-ready glow. Our celebrity esthetician Eileen Harcourt was backstage at the Chris Benz and VPL shows last week prepping models with Clarisonic Sonic Cleansing and Opal Sonic Infusion systems.
Running from show to show and attending glamorous Fashion Week parties can be taxing on a model’s skin, but thankfully Clarisonic was able to come to the rescue! Here Eileen uses the New York Skyline Mia – which launched in honor of Fashion Week — to remove existing makeup and create a clear canvas for makeup and allowed them to apply foundations and concealers evenly.
A week’s worth of shows from day to night can leave a model with dreaded dark circles. Thankfully the Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion acted as the magic wand to revive tired eyes. The Opal combines sonic micro-massage with proprietary anti-aging serum to work immediately on appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Skin is always in at VPL! Models rocked a neutral look with little eye makeup and a nude lip. Makeup Artists used little makeup on the models, so it was up to the Clarisonic team to make each model’s skin shine with sonic cleansing. Eileen and her talented staff made sure each model had the fresh look the VPL designers desired. As the models made their way down the runway with slicked back hair, their glowing skin took center stage.
At Chris Benz, the inspiration was “hot summer nights” and Warhol superstars such Candy Darling. The 1960s inspired look featured big hair, burnt orange lips and a sea foam green eye. The sonic cleansing with Clarisonic allowed these mod models to rock these vibrant designer duds.
Have you been keeping up with the latest trends at New York Fashion Week? What’s your favorite look? Share with us!
Clarisonic was a hit backstage again, this time at the Amsale Bridal Fashion Show. Nestled in the heart of New York’s famed Garment District, the show celebrated well-known Ethiopian bridal designer Amsale and her collections for Spring 2011. Clarisonic partnered with celebrity esthetician Eileen Harcourt to prep models with Clarisonic Sonic Cleansing and Opal Sonic Infusion systems, helping them achieve the “skin lit from within” look.
Clean, fresh skin is a must for creating the ideal foundation for a perfect bridal look, and this show was no exception. While working on the models, Harcourt offered some tips for brides to be who want to “reveal their true beauty” on their special day:
No bride is ever too young to use the Opal! It provides a smooth, lifted appearance and opens up tired eyes.
Beauty doesn’t stop at the chin. Don’t forget to use the Clarisonic PLUS with Body Brush and the body polish on the neck, décolleté and arms, and then follow up with a moisturizer.
Finally, for those brides traveling to their destination weddings: don’t forget to bring your skincare tools! The Clarisonic Mia and Opal fit easily in your carry-on bag.
For the Amsale Bridal Fashion Show, Harcourt used the new Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System in Lavender on the face, neck and décolleté, and then she followed up with the Opal Sonic Infusion System around the eye area. The models were glowing and ready to walk down the aisle, er…runway!
Do you have any skincare tips from your wedding day? Share with us!
Clarisonic is excited to be hosting the Esthetician Super Fan contest, recognizing estheticians nationwide for their day-to-day commitment to skin care. Clarisonic salutes these professionals who continually introduce cutting-edge treatments, technologies, and ingredients into their procedures.
Most of all, Clarisonic would like to thank estheticians for supporting its products and leading the skin care industry in exciting new directions. Clarisonic invites estheticians to submit their personal or client success stories from using either the Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System or the Clarisonic Opal to be entered for a chance to win a spa getaway and trip packages valued at $6,500. In addition, estheticians’ clients are also invited to nominate their favorite esthetician who introduced them to Clarisonic.
Five winning finalists will receive a Spa Day Getaway to a local Clarisonic account Spa (dependent on winner location). One Grand Prize Winner will receive, in addition to a Spa Day Getaway, an all-expenses paid trip to Seattle, Washington, to film a behind-the-scenes video of Clarisonic Headquarters (scheduled for 3 days and 2 nights in November).
Additionally, the Grand Prize Winner will also receive an all-expenses paid trip for the winner and one guest to Los Angeles to be Clarisonic’s VIP guests during the AFI Film Festival (date of trip TBD during festival dates of November 4 – 11, 2010). Clients who submit success stories on behalf of their esthetician will receive a Clarisonic Spa Gift Basket valued at more than $500!
Entrants can submit entries here through October 23, 2010.
You’ve seen the fall fashion must have list, now we bring you five trends to avoid this fall. Based on the recommendations of the fashion experts at Huffington Post and Refinery 29 we recommend that you keep the following pieces out of your wardrobe:
Pointy Kitten Heels – reminiscent of a bygone era, leave these looks to the fashion icons of the past
Head to Toe Prints – as seen in the photo to the right; leave the matching prints for your pajamas
Palazzo Pantaloons – a stunning visual as they come down the runway, these pants leave a lot to be desired in the real world
Patchwork Knits – Pot holders, coasters and blankets can’t and shouldn’t double as clothing items
Any other atrocious trends you recommend avoiding this fall? We’d love to add them to the list. If you have photos of even of these fashion failures, we’d love to see those too!
Transitioning your wardrobe from summer to fall can be tricky. Thanks to the lovely people at AOL Shopping we bring you a list of 10 pieces that are essential for your fall wardrobe. Combine these pieces with those already in your closest for the ultimate fall look, day or night.
2. A cross-body satchel
3. One ruffled article of clothing
4. A leopard-print dress
5. A tiered tank
6. Fur-lined ballet flats
7. A velvet scarf
8. Jeggings (jean leggings)
9. A short-sleeve cardigan
10. The classic riding boot
Other items on the list include UGGs, leggings, a wool dress, new jeans, silk cargo pants, clogs, TOMS shoes, Frye boots, a pull-over sweater and a wool pea coat.
Is there a fashion item that you would add to the list? What’s one thing you can’t live without during the fall? We want to hear from you!
Do you have any burning questions you’ve been dying to ask us? Have you wanted to learn more about a specific Clarisonic product? Join us on Thursday, August 5th at 1PM PST for our TweetChat. The Clarisonic team will be tweeting live, sharing exclusive info, and answering all your burning Clarisonic questions. To participate in the conversation follow the #Clarisonic hashtag. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter too – find us @Clarisonic.
Mark your calendars for THIS THURSDAY at 1PM! We hope to chat with you all then!
On June 23rd we welcomed the Sonic Chatter blog into the world with a blogger event at Spa Scotta in Seattle, WA. Roughly thirty bloggers from around the Seattle area came out and enjoyed mini spa treatments, appetizers and cocktails while we revealed our newest creation.
Thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated the launch. Special THANKS to the incredible staff at Spa Scotta. We couldn’t have done it without all of your support.
Spa Scotta, Seattle’s award-winning day spa, provides a warm, welcoming environment that embraces you from the moment you walk in the door. We offer a full range of treatments including, skin care, massage, manicures, pedicures, spray tanning, and waxing. Each treatment is provided by a member of our professional staff who is dedicated to your well being.
For more Clarisonic events around the country check out our Opal Spa Parties near you.
Skin endures a lot during the summer months – sunshine, pool water and dry air –it can be tough to keep it looking healthy. We’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks to help you stay cool, feel cool and look cool in the summer heat.
- Sunscreen is ESSENTIAL on exposed and unexposed skin
- It’s also important to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays.
- Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water; this is especially important if you are physically active
- While you’re protecting yourself don’t forget to protect your lips with SPF lip balm
- Kiehl’s Lip Balm SPF 15 helps protect against sunburn and relieves chapped lips
- Wear lightweight and light colored clothing to protect your skin and stay cool in the heat
- Wear a hat with a large brim to shade your neck and face
- Finish off your look with a bright lipstick
- Check out Summer Skin Tips from Daniel Sandler for a complete summer skin look featuring bright lipstick colors and the Clarisonic
- A shade from MAC Cosmetics To the Beach line is perfect for summer
- Use a bold summer nail polish color
- Popular colors for summer include: bright pink, baby blue, light green, taupe and traditional pale pink.
- Try one of the fabulous shades from the OPI Summer Flutter collection.
- Simplify your makeup routine and stick to the basics
How do you beat the summer heat? We’d love to hear your tips and tricks – leave a comment!