Kate Winslet Teams With Lancôme For ‘Golden Hat’ Makeup Collection

For the holidays, alpha actress Kate Winslet is mixing business with philanthropy. The Titanic star has teamed up with cosmetics overlords Lancôme, for which she’s also a beauty ambassador, for a limited edition makeup collection that will benefit her charity, The Golden Hat Foundation.

Winslet’s newly formed foundation benefits children living with autism and was inspired by the Icelandic documentary The Sunshine Boy, which focused on children living with autism (Winslet is the English narrator of the film). She told In Style of the profound effect working on the project had on her: “I walked away from the experience unable to let it go.”

Winselt came to Lancôme, and together they created a three piece holiday collection, that, according to their official website, “brings to life the spirit and message of the charity.” The Lancôme’s Golden Hat collection includes a lipstick, nail polish, and foundation all marked by the Golden Hat symbol. The foundation got its name from a poem written by one of boys in the documentary. So this holiday season treat yourself or someone close to Lancôme’s Golden Hat collection, profits go directly to Winslet’s foundation.

You can hear Winselt talk about the collection at Lancôme here.

Great 2010 Holiday Makeup Collections That Aren’t Sold Out Yet

Gift-giving during the holiday season is good for the soul and all, but it’s also fun to treat yourself to some seasonal gift items, especially if you’re into limited-edition products and creative packaging. And if you’re really into makeup like we are, you know that there’s nothing more exciting than a good holiday makeup collection, complete with new color palettes, brushes, and goodies you wouldn’t normally buy on their own. Never ones to deprive our readers of a good tip-off, here’s a list of some of the best makeup sets available now, for a limited time—so act fast!

Clockwise from left: MAC Cosmetics Glamorous Mineralize Kit, $49.50; Stila Holiday Lip Glaze Collection, $25; NARS Hopelessly Devoted Gift Set, $53; Lancome Holiday Deluxe Brush Set and Makeup Case, $59; Laura Mercier Colour Wardrobe, $98; Chanel Smoky Eyes, Simplified, $99.

The Holiday Non-Gift Guide

That’s right. You deserve a holiday treat too. After you’re done shopping for everyone else, treat yourself to some winter essentials that will make traveling easier, plus keep you toasty and sane during the holidays. Sure, you can still buy these items for other people, but don’t forget to treat yourself a little. ‘Tis the season for giving to all—including yourself. Start with these MICHAEL Michael Kors Brandy Snow Boots, $225. As much as I love them, Tory Burch flats aren’t going to cut it this winter. Even regular leather boots won’t. Get a decent pair of snow boots.

Mossimo Scarf/Beanie Combo, $16.99. Because the last thing you need is more stuff to strip off when going through airport security. This beanie with attached scarf gives you one less thing to drop.


Sony Noise-Cancelling Headphones, $114.88. A travel essential. Engine noise, yapping neighbors, crying babies, and in-laws don’t stand a chance against these. Get them.


Lancome Absolu Travel Palette, $76.50. Everything you need to avoid looking like a hot mess when you step off of the plane. Lipstick, blush, eye shadow, powder, eyeliner, lip liner, mascara, application brushes, and even concealer. And it’s also available in many duty-free shops inside the airport. This is a must!


How the Internet Changed Shopping: Deals for Beauty Junkies

Okay, so Cyber Monday might sound dirty, but the internet-wide shopping fest makes perfect sense to my demo. Getting up at 4am on a Friday to beat down racks of half-priced scarves is what our moms did – we learned from their mistakes. My demo can sleep ‘til noon on Friday and watch a marathon of The Muppet Christmas Carol over Fruity Pebbles, shopping online when the spirit moves us. Here are a few of my favorite Cyber Monday beauty deals to buy on your lunch break.

Lock and Mane: 25% off at L&M with the code FRIENDS at checkout.

Urban Decay: most popular eye shadows, mascara, and glosses are only $6, nail polish sets and eyeshadow palettes are $12!

Lierac Paris: Friends & Family through Friday, December 3rd. 30% off all products with the code FF2010.

Sally Beauty Supply: 20% off all orders of $25 or more.

Stila: Holiday make up sets, and “samples” at Stila are up to 80% off today!

Anthony: 20% off any purchase, and with a purchase of $50 or more receive a free Tool Kit + complimentary ground shipping.

AHAVA : Spend $50 you will get 15% off and a deluxe size Hand/Body/Foot cream with code GIVE15. Spend $100 and get 20% off plus a deluxe Hand/Body/Foot cream, and Exfoliating Washcloth, and a Botanic Bliss Set, with code GIVE20. If you spend $200 you will get 30% off with a deluxe size Hand/Body/Foot Cream, and Exfoliating Washing, and a Botanic Bliss Set, with code GIVE30.

Lancome: Free gift with every mascara purchase.

Elizabeth Arden: 25% off all makeup, skincare and fragrance and enjoy free shipping. on any order. On top of that, with any $65 purchase, you’ll get a 31-piece Black Tote with a retail value of over $300! The kit includes blushes, mascara, glosses and more! Use code CYBER65 at check out to redeem this offer.

Beauty.com: 20% off hair appliances, 40% off Arcona Raspberry Resurfacing Peel, and 80% off Laura Geller sets and palettes. Spend $50 receive a free Lela Rose tin with 24 samples, and also receive a $10 Beauty Gift Card.

Bath and Body Works: 25% off all purchases online, with code CYBER25.

Kiehl’s: Use code FAMILY10 will get you 20 percent off all purchases, as well as, complimentary ground shipping on orders totaling more than $30.

Ole Henriksen: Eight skincare kits are majorly discounted. Blemish Be Gone is 65 percent off, and Head to Toe for all skin types is 67 percent off, Evening Perfection at 50 percent off and Lighten Up at 46 percent off.

Summer Try-Outs: The Season’s Best Creams, Bronzers, and Sunscreens

Big news in the world of beauty: there is no big news, at least on the anti-aging front. Despite the appearance of progress—due in part to the recent revamps of reality-androids like Heidi Montag—the products themselves haven’t improved considerably. That $300 bottle of youth serum in your medicine cabinet is about as useless as a virgin Bloody Mary if it doesn’t have the sperm-like power to penetrate the epidermis and dive deep into the skin, where collagen and elastin fibers hang out. But while the science hasn’t changed much, we’ve figured out ways to make it more effective.

A derma roller can help. Its up-to-three-inch-long needles puncture skin repeatedly, forging deep paths into the subcutaneous tissue, so that today’s best anti-aging products can work their magic. For those with an aversion to needles, there’s plankton, which is found in fortified creams and serums like those in the Biotherm Skin Vivo Reversive Anti-Aging Care range. The plant source is full of enzymes and does the work that sad, aging DNA has gotten too lazy to accomplish.

It’s important to remember that wrinkles and sunspots are often our own fault. Just because Diane Lane spent all that time cavorting under the Tuscan sun doesn’t mean everyone else should—unless, of course, it’s with the newest protective sunscreens. Estée Lauder’s Bronze Goddess Sunscreen SPF 30 is an indulgent, non-greasy lotion made especially for the face, and it doesn’t smell like Eau de Doctor’s Office. Chantecaille’s Protection Naturelle SPF 46 is an innovative powder sunscreen for those whose skin is already oily enough. Another popular choice among dermatologists and wrinkle fighters is the well-rounded Neutrogena Spectrum+ with Helioplex360 because of its ability to block UVA and UVB rays while also fighting wrinkles with vitamin E.

One of the more blush-inducing trends to emerge this summer is butt care, which has raised its profile with a barrage of advances in the war on cellulite. Biotherm’s Celluli Laser D.Code is sending everyone with hot-pants fever into a tizzy because it activates cellulite-fighting enzymes usually only triggered by exercise.

Another way to avoid yoga classes is to trick the eye with self-tanners. For the Miranda Kerr effect, try Victoria’s Secret’s Beach Sexy Sunkissed Bronze Instant Self Tan Lotion with Tint, which smells incredible and includes a bit of shimmer. St. Tropez offers a new alternative to self-tanner with its Wash Off Instant Glow Mousse. Better yet, apply Illamasqua’s Powdered Metal in Thalia or Youngblood’s Mineral Radiance Moisture Tint in Golden Sun to hide those unsightly imperfections on the thighs and other areas of the body—and to divert attention from dimples in places they should not be.


Counter Intelligence Tanning the old-fashioned way can be a death sentence. But there are plenty of innovative cosmetics one can use to achieve that sun-kissed shine this summer without wrinkling into a California raisin. Makeup artist Walter Obal sheds light on how to get the glow while avoiding the look of a 75-year-old chain-smoker. —Christopher Campbell

SkincareLancôme’s Flash Bronzer Tinted Anti-Age Self-Tanning Face Lotion creates an even, gradual tan with a healthy glow and also helps to promote beautiful, ageless skin. For a bronzed body, use L’Oréal’s Sublime Bronze ProPerfect Salon Airbrush Self-Tanning Mist. This tan- in-a-can provides an even mist and allows sunbathers to target all those difficult-to-reach spots without having to bare it all in front of a salon worker.” Face “On photo shoots, I oft en opt for Temptu SB Foundation to even out skin tones. It’s a lightweight foundation that allows the skin to radiate from underneath while providing the perfect finish. Lightly powder the whole face with Bare Escentuals’ bareMinerals SPF 25 Mineral Veil for extra ray protection.”

Cheeks “For a pronounced, chiseled effect, add contour underneath the cheekbones and along the temples with Make Up For Ever Mat Bronze. Finish this structured cheek by highlighting the upper cheekbone with Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Shimmer Bronzer. It can also be used along the collarbone.”

Lips “For a nice burst of color, apply MAC Cosmetics’ Ruby Woo to the lips. Since the overall look for this shoot was a healthy, bronzed glow, I wanted to use a product that would make a statement. That’s why I chose a bright red matte lipstick.”

On Model: Body Suit by American Apparel, Headband by Charlotte Ronson, Shoes by Christian Louboutin. Stylist: Christopher Campbell Makeup: Walter Obal for Temptu Pro Hair: Anthony Nader Manicurist: Dawn Sterling Studio Manager/Digital Tech: Jennifer Thomas Photo Assistant: Aaron Muntz Model: Hartje Andresen @ Trump Model Management Exercise Equipment: Paragon Sports

Night Muse: Jessica Hart, Beach Babe in the City

I spied Jessica Hart for the one-millionth time out at the National show at BAM last week and I, as per the usual, dug her style. The Australian model of Sports Illustrated and Guess? fame always shows up styled one part beachy, one part rock n’ roll, a casual look perfect for summer nights in the city. The natural beauty prefers oversize glasses, tan skin, red lips and rocker tees— garnering inspiration in part from Tamarama‘s Nicolas Potts, her beach/pop rocker boyfriend.

Beauty Muse: Aussie model Jessica Hart Where to Wear: Mojito’s at Cafe Habana, rocking out at Lit Lounge, Jack and cokes at Kenmare, fruit muddles on the rooftop of A60, the rum-bar at Caracas Arepa Bar Brooklyn, bands at Union Pool, Her Look: Workout: running, Bikram yoga. Makeup: red lips, sunscreen, bronzer, shimmer, smokey eyes, self-tanning products. Accessories: band T’s, hats, eye glasses, sneakers, heels with an edge.


Essentials: Optical Acetate glasses, $440 NARS Wild at Heart Bold Lip Palette, $75 Bobbi Brown Beige Shimmer Brick Compact, $38 Lancome Flash Bronzer Anti-Age Tinted Anti-Age Self-Tanning Face, $36 Converse Ox Optical White, $599 Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Collection Summer 2010 M·A·C Cosmetics | Pro Longwear Lipcolour, $21 Philosophy Beach Girll Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath, $16 Bobbi Brown beach Body Scrub, $35 Flawless Airbrush Instant Bronze Body Spray, $12 Jade Brown Fedora from LAVintage, $45