Posts Tagged ‘makeup’

Ink Artist Kat Von D Brings Beauty Line To QVC

September 18, 2015

People probably won’t agree with us, but we’re giving props to QVC for bringing in tattoo artist Kat Von D to launch a beauty line.

Von D, who was featured in the TLC reality show “LA Ink,” is pretty edgy for the home shopping network. But at least QVC is trying something different.

Kat Von D

Kat Von D

http://www.qvc.com/beauty/kat-von-d/_/N-rhtyZ1z13bft/c.html?cm_ite=MAIN_KVD:KatVonDBeauty&cm_ven=NEWSLETTER&cm_cat=WHATSNEW_091715_ALLPLAY&cm_pla=WHATSNEW_SUBSCRIBERS&p1=1D6F8B15-61A9-4941-AFE1-99B63DB5D5B7&p2=CFFC4858-7FCF-4219-934A-3AF190B2C88D&cvosrc=email.cheetahmail.2098633851

Von D’s products include eye shadow, studded lipstick, Immortal Lash Mascara and “Lock-it Tattoo Foundation and Blush.”

We know people who hate tattoos, but we don’t. Our late dad had one, and our cousin and his wife are covered in ink, sleeves and more. To each his own.

QVC.com describes Von D as “one part rock ‘n roll edge, one part artistic visionary … a renowned tattoo artist, she’s bringing her bold sense of style to cosmetics.”
Now will QVC viewers welcome Von D? That’s another question.

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Actress Tiffani Thiessen To Appear In QVC Cancer PSAs

March 27, 2014

Actress Tiffani Thiessen is appearing in both print and TV spots for QVC’s charitable event in conjunction with Cosmetic Executive, the home shopping network said Wednesday.

“QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits” is a two-hour live charitable broadcast that will air April 17 at 8 p.m. QVC viewers will be able to shop a selection of products from 19 beauty brands including bareMinerals, Fresh and Philosophy.

Tiffani Thiessen

Tiffani Thiessen

For this initiative, 80 percent of the purchase price of donated merchandise will benefit Cancer and Careers, a charitable program established by the Cosmetic Executive Women foundation.

“Cancer and Careers empowers, educates and provides essential tools to people with cancer so that they can thrive in the workplace,” according to QVC’s press release.

“Beauty with Benefits embodies QVC’s commitment to supporting the success and wellness of women through the power of relationships,” QVC CEO Claire Watts said in a canned statement. “We’re excited to bring the beauty industry together again for this charitable effort and to have Tiffani as our spokesperson to build greater awareness for Cancer and Careers.”

The event will focus on the philanthropic efforts of the beauty industry while providing viewers a special opportunity to support a great cause.

“Cancer in the workplace is so prevalent yet it’s an issue that rarely gets discussed,” Thiessen said in a statement. “I am excited to work with QVC and CEW to support such a worthy cause. I love that I get to use a fun thing like makeup to shed light on such a powerful message.”

In 2013, “QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits” generated more than $984,000 to benefit Cancer and Careers. Sweet.

“We are so pleased to have Tiffani support Beauty with Benefits,” CEW President Carlotta Jacobson said in a statement. “We are confident that her positive energy will inspire people to get involved.”

Bare Escentuals’ Leslie Blodgett Returns To QVC Nov. 22

October 29, 2013

For those QVC fans of mineral makeup maven Leslie Blodgett, good news.

Blodgett, longtime chief of the Bare Escentuals cosmetics line, on Monday posted on Facebook that she will be making a visit to the home shopping network in November. She will be appearing with QVC host Lisa Robertson.

Here is the post:

Secret: Lisa my BFF invited me to be on her show nov 22 qvc. Special stuff. I will share more as I learn more. But so excited.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Leslie-Blodgett/129478360410877?hc_location=stream

This weekend we did a blog saying that several months ago, unbeknownst, doe-eyed Blodgett has posted a letter on Facebook saying she wasn’t going to be doing shows for Bare Escentuals anymore.

https://homeshoppingista.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/first-diamond-dean-michael-oconnor-now-makeup-queen-leslie-blodgett-gone-from-qvc/

We guess Robertson made her an offer she couldn’t refuse.

Happy 14th Anniversary Mally, From The Homeshoppingista

May 9, 2013

On Facebook our bestie Natalie (who is celebrating her birthday today) tipped us off that QVC’s makeup diva Mally Roncal was celebrating her wedding anniversary.

Mally, one of the most bubbly chicks we’ve ever seen, on Facebook wished her hubby Phil a happy 14th anniversary, with then and now photos.

Here they are:

MALLY

And here is what Mally wrote:

“14 years ago I married the man of my dreams! Phil, I thank God every day for blessing me with the most amazing husband and daddy to our babies in the world! Happy Anniversary! I love you! XXX”

Makeup Master Trish McEvoy Coming To HSN Aug. 29

August 17, 2012

Trish McEvoy, the well-known makeup artist and servant to the stars, will debut on HSN on Aug. 29.

Launching during HSN’s Fall Fashion “Ultimate Trunk Show” presented by Elle magazine, McEvoy will demonstrate the tricks she uses on her red-carpet clients, through on-air teaching demonstrations, exclusive “how-to” videos on HSN.com as well.

“HSN is committed to offering our customers the best products and access to top authorities in the beauty industry,” Betsy Olum, HSN’ general manager of beauty, said in a canned statement. “We are excited to have Trish McEvoy become a part of the HSN family. Adding her innovative collection of products to our beauty assortment continues to elevate HSN as the ultimate beauty destination.”

The collection at HSN will include exclusive product bundles including the Trish McEvoy Makeup Planner, “offering everything customers will need for a flawless face in a revolutionary portable makeup vanity,” so the HSN hype machine said.

Additional bundles include McEvoy’s “Triangle of Light,” “Brighten and Define” and the “Easy Smokey Eye.” An extended assortment of her skincare, makeup, tools and fragrances, will also be available on HSN.com and HSN mobile.

And if you believe that McEvoy said the next statement, we have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.

“My passion and purpose has always been to teach women the Power of Makeup with results-oriented products that deliver each and every time,” McEvoy said in her canned statement.

“I am so excited to bring the products and teachings that have emerged from so many countless makeup lessons, workshops, photo shoots, award shows—all my years in makeup—to the HSN client. By partnering with HSN, I will be able to empower even more women with the products and techniques that will make a difference in their beauty and sense of self.”

Model/Entrepreneur Iman, Who Does An HSN Line, Is Expanding To Sell Fabric At Calico Corners

July 23, 2010

Iman

Does supermodel/entrepreneur Iman ever relax, maybe just sit down on the couch to watch TV in a stained T-shirt, eating a Pizza Hut pepperoni personal pan pie? We guess her hubby David Bowie wouldn’t like that.

Iman, who does the Global Chic apparel and accessory line for HSN, as well as having a cosmetics business, is now launching a fabric line that will be available in Calico Corners and Calico Home stores in September, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The story is headlined “Iman’s Next Gig: Remodelista.”

We loved her quote in the story: “Home is where I seduce my husband.”

QVC Is Pumping Up The Volume For Fashion Week, Debuting Five New Designers

February 11, 2010

QVC will kick it up and introduce five new designers to the network during its Fashion Week telecasts from Manhattan’s Bryant Park starting this weekend.

QVC will debut designers Thuy, Mara Hoffman, Erica Davies, Pamella Roland and Christian Francis Roth. Celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal will be responsible for the models’ makeup at the home shopping network’s runway shows.

And QVC veterans Isaac Mizrahi, Rachel Zoe, Marc Bouwer, Lori Goldstein, Erin Fetherston, Chloe Dao, Pamela Dennis and Bradley Bayou will be on hand.

Joining forces with IMG Fashion, QVC’s runway broadcasts will mark the largest amount of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week programming produced by the network to date. QVC’s shows from Bryant Park are scheduled to air Saturday from 10 p.m. to midnight and next Wedneday from 10 p.m. to midnight.

Additionally, for the first time ever, QVC will bring the energy of Bryant Park to Studio Park, its headquarters in West Chester, Pa., with two live broadcasts scheduled for Sunday 11 p.m. to midnight and next Tuesday from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.

There will also be a special Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week edition of PM Style next Monday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

“QVC has become a powerhouse for launching fashion collections from some of the industry’s leading designers and stylists. We’re thrilled to welcome back and introduce such an impressive roster of talent and are extremely confident that our customers will love the beautiful, accessible array of fashions and accessories they will be launching with us at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week,” Claire Watts, QVC’s president of U.S. Commerce, said in a canned statement.

QVC is also joining leaders in the fashion industry to support the Council of Fashion Designers of America with its “Fashion for Haiti” initiative. QVC will sell “Fashion for Haiti” T-shirts on-air, on QVC.com and at its shows at Bryant Park that will benefit the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, which is supporting immediate, high-impact relief and long-term recovery efforts for the victims of the earthquakes.

Makeup Queen Bobbi Brown Tells New York Times How She Hires Staff

January 25, 2010

Bobbi Brown — the makeup diva, QVC vendor and fellow Montclair, N.J., resident — did a Q&A with The New York Times Sunday.

The interview, headlined “High Heels? They Just Don’t Fit,” is in part about how Brown hires employees. It was run as a “Corner Office” column.

After going through outplacement — and getting schooled on resumes, interviewing and “PARS” and “CARS” — it’s a little shocking to see Brown say that that she knows within the first two minutes of an interview if she likes the person or not. And if she likes them, they’re in.

Brown also says that she never looks at a person’s resume until she sits down with them for the interview. Then she has them take her through their resume.

We like that approach. No trick questions. No “what’s your biggest weakness” or “where do you want to be in five years” crap.

Brown, whose Montclair studio is within walking distance of our condo, has several shows on QVC today.

She has several cosmetic items that are only available on QVC.

In her interview, Brown also says that she is not a corporate type, that she prefers the comfort of sneakers over high heels.

HSN Gets Momentum From ‘Her Side’ Of The Business, Like Jennifer Stallone’s Firma-Face: Suzanne Somers Not Missed

November 12, 2009

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HSN CEO Mindy Grossman

Even though its third-quarter sales slipped a hair, HSN has momentum and is upbeat about the coming holiday season, according to company officials.

During a third-quarter conference call Thursday, HSN CEO Mindy Grossman fielded questions from Wall Street analysts about the company’s outlook for the rest of the year. 

“We’re optimistic going into the fourth quarter and seeing the trends continue from third quarter across multiple categories of the business, whether it’s new innovations in technology or, as you mentioned, in the ‘Her Side’ of the business,” Grossman said.

“We feel that both from an inventory perspective and a product-pipeline perspective we’re very well positioned going and in the quarter from everything from our gift strategies all the way to some of the new product introductions that we have had a lot of success with consistently,” she said.

Net sales for the HSN network and Web site (excluding HSN Inc.’s Cornerstone unit) decreased in the quarter to $467 million, versus $471 million last year, down 1 percent. However, operating income increased 115 percent to $37.1 million compared to $17.3 million in the prior year.

Chief financial officer Judy Schmeling said that the “slight sales decrease” was a reflection of the 6 percent lower-average price point for HSN items in the quarter, incuding an 18 percent decline in the average price point for the Today’s Special, “rather than any sizable mix shift.”

The network’s return rate dropped to 19.5 percent in the third quarter from 20.3 percent in the prior period; and inventory was down 15 percent.

In contrast to HSN, QVC saw its sales rise slightly in the third quarter. Earlier this week, QVC domestic posted $1.098 billion in revenue in the third quarter, a 2 percent increase from $1.073 billion in the year-ago period.

At HSN in the third quarter, gross profit increased 8 percent to $168.6 million. Unit growth was up 6 percent.

The No. 2 home shopping network has seen growing success with its fashion, beauty and jewelry lines, the “Her Side” of the business, according to Grossman.

“We have transformed our fashion businesses, exited unproductive brands and invested in the creation and developmemt of proprietary lifestyle brands with talented individuals who can bring a unique point of view to our customers,” Grossman said.

She cited as examples red-carpert designers Bagley Mischka, actress Molly Sims, rock star David Bowie’s model wife Iman and tennis champ Serena Williams. There was no mention of actress-author Suzanne Somers moved from HSN to ShopNBC during the third-quarter.

“It is important to note that at HSN we don’t just buy brand,” Grossman said. “We partner with visionaries, experts and design authorites to build propriety brands and bring them to life in unique and compelling ways.”

The CEO cited the line by Stefani Greenfield, Curations.

“We are now recognized in the fashion industry as a destination with strong leadership, innovation and a successful track record,” Grossman said.

In terms of the beauty category, HSN has added brands such as Benefit and Lancome, as well reaping success with its proprietary brands, such as Jennifer Stallone’s Serious Skin Care and FranBrand, the skincare line launched this week kby actess Fran Drescher.

HSN’s launch of Serious Skin Care’s Firma-Face in just four days in September sold almost 100,000 units, and more than 60 percent of customers signing up for Autoship, to ensure regular delivery, according to Grossman.

HSN has adjusted its jewelry product mix, resulting in unit growth of 13% this quarter, she said. Silver and fashion jewelry continue to be strong, with sales up 30 percent over last year “as customers responded to our wider range of price points and new designer introductions,” Grossman said.

She added that she is looking forward to the launch of Molly Sims’ jewelry line, Grayce, later this week.

Despite the dire economny, there was a 7 percent growth rate in sales from HSN’s best customers.

“We have been very focued in that segment of our business, and what we are seeing is her continuing to buy across multiple categories,” Grossman said

She explained that HSN is offering “The World of Carlos Falchi” and “Global Chic” from Iman.

Those are “businesses that completely go across jewelry, apparel, accessories, beauty, etc.,” Grossman said, noting that HSN’s viewers are “buying across multiple categories and we’re seing the increase in that best customer in the number of purchases she’s been making.”

On NARS Makeup Debut, You Can Buy An ‘Orgasm,’ But QVC Host Lisa Robertson Can’t Say It

November 12, 2009

Is orgasm a naughty word? Well, it’s apparently too racy for QVC.

You can’t make this stuff up. On Wednesday night QVC premiered the high-end NARS cosmetics line, but no one was allowed to say the name of the popular color of one of the brand’s lip glosses and blushes, the aforesaid “Orgasm.”

Host Lisa Robertson from the get-go warned viewers about the names of the NARS items, saying, “Some of them are provocative, some a little shocking.”

Hey QVC: If you can’t say the name of a makeup color on the air, don’t sell it. The Orgasm blush is extremely popular, iconic even.

NARS rep Stephanie Gower referred to the forbidden Orgasm color lip gloss as “the one that cannot be named.” Some of the lip gloss names that Robertson was permitted to say were “Triple X” and “Striptease.”

The “O” problem resurfaced when Robertson talked about the  NARS’s stick blush, which also has a color “Orgasm.” Once again, it was the word that dare not be spoken on QVC.  All Gower could tell viewers was “I do use the Big O.”

By the way, the Orgasm blush color was described as “a peachy pink with shimmer.”

Although QVC banned Robertson and Gower from saying the apparently dirty word, the network did show the name “Orgasm” onscreen in the product descriptions.

The irony was that the NARS debut took place during QVC’s “What a Girl Wants” 24-hour special. Well, we thinks most girls want an orgasm.

By the way,  the French makeup master Francois Nars was missing in action in West Chester, Pa., for his line’s premiere on QVC. That was pretty lame and disappointing. 

“He is a busy, busy gentleman,” Robertson said.

We don’t care. Francois should have gotten his French butt to QVC’s studios. The brief video clip of him was no substitute.

(In retrospect, maybe Francois was a no-show because he was mad that QVC, lead by us prudish Americans, wouldn’t say the name of his Orgasm blush on the air.)