New celebrity beauty collaborations for 2014

Let Alexa Chung, Nigel Barker, Rihanna, Gwen Stefani, Tara Subkoff and Christie Brinkley help you primp with their new beauty products

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There are tons of celebrity fashion lines, fragrances and cosmetics brands out there, but a handful of new beauty collaborations from boldfaced names has recently caught our attention. Among them are Alexa Chung’s cat-eye kit for Eyeko, Nigel Barker’s NYC fragrances for Demeter, Rihanna’s Viva Glam lip products for M.A.C. and Gwen Stefani’s nail polishes for O.P.I. Find the goods at NYC stores such as Henri Bendel, Sephora and Ulta.


  • British model, television host and all-around It girl Alexa Chung is revered for her tomboy style and signature cat-eye makeup. Achieving the latter is a cinch, now that she’s teamed up with eyecentric cosmetics brand Eyeko to create this limited-edition duo. The tube—illustrated with Chung’s whimsical doodles—contains a felt precision-tip liquid liner and a lengthening mascara, which delivers conditioning keratin, ginkgo biloba and shea butter (plus waterproof pigment) via a fat bushy brush. Eyeko Alexa Chung Eye Do mascara and liquid-liner set, $40, at Sephora, locations throughout the city; visit sephora.com

  • Local fragrance brand Demeter tapped noted fashion photographer (and West Village resident) Nigel Barker to help create a trio of scents inspired by NYC. Each of the sleek, black matte bottles is wrapped with one of Barker’s images that, along with the eau de toilette, captures the spirit of its namesake. The powdery spiced tobacco in New York Nights seems to evoke nostalgia for when smoking was allowed in bars, while Times Square is a surprisingly airy, tuberose-inflected interpretation of the tourist-clogged area. Our favorite—Wall Street—is the most classic and true to form, drawing on oakmoss, patchouli, vanilla bean and black peppercorn to mimic the cologne you’d expect to smell on a besuited financier. Demeter Nigel Barker Signature Fragrance Collection eau de toilettes, 1oz $25, 4oz $40 each; three-piece 1oz set $60; at demeterfragrance.com

  • If you missed Rihanna’s first four limited-edition makeup collections for M.A.C.—which sold out within hours of their release last year—the Barbadian chanteuse is giving you another chance to practice your mouse-trigger finger, this time for a good cause. The singer is the latest celeb to join the cosmetics brand’s Viva Glam campaign, which produces a lipstick and lipgloss whose full purchase price benefits those living with HIV/AIDS via the M.A.C. AIDS Fund. RiRi’s iterations are sheer pearlescent blue-based reds that are easy to wear, even for the bright-lip averse. M.A.C. Viva Glam Rihanna lipstick, $16; and Lipglass lipgloss, $15; both at M.A.C., locations throughout the city; visit maccosmetics.com

  • Anyone who’s visited Iceland will feel like they’re back soaking in the country’s famed Blue Lagoon when using this weekly face mask, created in partnership with actor Tara Subkoff. The artist and Imitation (imitationny.com) fashion designer lent her clothing line’s signature vintage lace for the product’s illustrated packaging, which contains six packets of the two-part treatment. First, slather on the mixture of blue clay and mineral-rich mud, sourced from freshwater lakes in Eastern Europe. Then layer on the viscous acid-fortified aloe-vera gel and rub the two solutions together to create a foam that clarifies your complexion. Skyn Iceland Fresh Start Mask with Ice Age Mud, six for $39, at Henri Bendel, 712 Fifth Ave at 56th St (212-247-1100)

  • Channel singer Gwen Stefani’s rocker-chic style with these seven punk-inspired lacquers that she created for OPI. Among our favorites are Hey Baby, a glossy Barbie pink; and Push and Shove, a foilesque silver that takes on a mirrored sheen when layered over complimentary clear base coat Lay Down That Base. We’re also partial to Over & Over A-Gwen, a classic red that reminds us of Stefani’s signature lip color, and comes with Swarvoski black crystals and metallic studs for adding an edgy finishing touch. Gwen Stefani by OPI nail lacquers, $9 each; and Over & Over A-Gwen boxed set, $15; all at Ulta, 61-35 Junction Blvd between Horace Harding Expwy and 62nd Dr, Rego Park, Queens (718-699-9004, ulta.com)

  • Whenever you lust after a star’s full mane, chances are extensions are involved, but they often involve a serious investment—time and moneywise. Nobody understands this better than supermodel Christie Brinkley, who created a line of clip-in hair pieces that are as low-maintenance as they are affordable. All of the synthentic strands—ranging from side-swept bangs and braided headbands to premade ponies and full-on wigs—are available in up to 16 shades and can be styled with hot tools up to 350 degrees. Hair2wear Christie Brinkley Collection 16-inch hair extension, $49; Full-Sweeping Side Fringe bangs, $24; braided headbands, $10 each; and the Pony headpiece, $39; all at hair2wear.com

British model, television host and all-around It girl Alexa Chung is revered for her tomboy style and signature cat-eye makeup. Achieving the latter is a cinch, now that she’s teamed up with eyecentric cosmetics brand Eyeko to create this limited-edition duo. The tube—illustrated with Chung’s whimsical doodles—contains a felt precision-tip liquid liner and a lengthening mascara, which delivers conditioning keratin, ginkgo biloba and shea butter (plus waterproof pigment) via a fat bushy brush. Eyeko Alexa Chung Eye Do mascara and liquid-liner set, $40, at Sephora, locations throughout the city; visit sephora.com


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