Barneys New York is running their bi-annual beauty event — Love Yourself Gift Bag 2018 through 9/9. With a $200 purchase, you’ll get a complimentary Barneys gift bag. There are two bag options: men and women. In this post, I’ll share fun-facts about La Mer, Oribe, Chanel and Westman Atelier — top beauty brands from Barney’s New York with you!

Barneys New York — LOVE YOURSELF EVENT 2018! Spend $200 on cosmetics, skincare, fragrance, or grooming in-store or online to receive a women’s or men’s bag filled with our favorite of-the-moment products.

Why is La Mer so expensive?

According to the tale, a German rocket scientist named Max Huber invented it while trying to heal burns that he’d sustained in the lab. Not only did he cure himself, but he also stumbled upon what fans (like the Rock) swear is the best face cream of all time.

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Creme de La Mer — $175 – $475 at Barneys.

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According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office online database, “Creme de la Mer” was trademarked in 1983 (filed in 1981) by an individual named Maximilian A. Huber, of the Max Huber Research Laboratories in Canoga Park, California. In 1995, the Estée Lauder companies officially acquired La Mer.

 

Conspiracy theory: La Mer contains booze. True or false: TRUE.

Yes, La Mer contains a boozy lime and tea mixture that might seem more fitting for a southern-inspired cocktail bar. Officially, it’s called the Lime Tea Extract and it’s trademarked by the Estée Lauder corporation. According to Bevacqua, a fermented, antioxidant-rich mix of hand-picked lime rinds and alcohol go into the cream. “Max macerated the lime rinds in 100 proof vodka back in the day,” Bevacqua explained.

 

Conspiracy theory: La Mer is really just a lot of seaweed extract. True or false: FALSE.

This theory appears all over the internet, even on the Paula’s Choice website. Seaweed is indeed a primary ingredient in La Mer, but it’s not an extract. “There are several different types of seaweed in the Miracle Broth. The primary version is giant kelp called Macrosys pyrifera, which is the best quality. We harvest it by hand, put it on ice, and it’s shipped the same day to Melville, New York,” explains Bevacqua.

Why does this matter? Because other brands use extracts. Bevacqua even says Estée Lauder experimented with simpler, faster options, but the product wasn’t as good. “Many people can use an extract. But we take the kelp, and ferment it to become something different than what we started with. No other brand can do the same fermentation we do because it’s not published. The fermented Miracle Broth is anti-inflammatory, which is its main benefit.” Inflammation can cause many skin problems, including puffiness, irritation, and redness.

Even if you don’t believe in the fermentation, studies show that seaweed does have hydrating benefits to the skin. Dr. Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research in department of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital, explains that seaweed kelp is rich in minerals and is also known to have a benefit in wound healing.

 

Conspiracy theory: La Mer is just fancy Vaseline. True or false? FALSE.

“There is petrolatum in La Mer,” Bevacqua confirms. Allegedly, there are many different grades of petrolatum and USP, an ultra-purified form, is used in La Mer. Vaseline is a lower-grade form of petrolatum.

Dr. Zeichner, who is unaffiliated with La Mer, adds, “You could call it Vaseline Plus. It has a totally different consistency. Likely the base is similar to what is used in other products and the ingredients are similar to those in other moisturizers. But the quality may be better. You can’t turn over two bottles with the same ingredients and say that because they have the same ingredient list, they are the same.”

Barneys have so many fall 2018 limited edition sets from La Mer e.g., La Mer Dewy Glow Set $355 contains 2 oz large jar Crème de La Mer, half size renewal oil and a velvet keepsake box — it’s $447.50+ value.

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Another great kit: La Mer Crème x Crème Set $325. Includes one large jar (2 fl oz/60ml), one small jar (0.5 fl oz/15ml), velvet keepsake box — $412.50+ value.

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(Thanks The Cut)

Fun-facts about Oribe

Oribe (pronounce or-bay) Their signature fragrance is a blend of bright Italian bergamot, white peach, and cedarwood — was a strategic move to place the brand above the usual fruity or vanilla scents common in hair-care products. According to Kaner (cofounder), he wanted it to smell “like you crawled into an [Hermès] Birkin bag and died. Allure Best of Beauty winners, including, Masque for Beautiful Color, and Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray.

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Oribe Large Round Hair Brush — Instead of being mass produced in a giant factory, each and every Oribe Large Round Hair Brush is made in Italy by a family-owned company founded in 1869. That means that each one represents four generations of hair tool expertise and know-how. Plus, opposite to the bristled end— a slim, three-inch sectioning pin is hidden in the handle of the brush. Slide it out to precisely part hair for easier, more organized drying.

(thanks Allure)

 

Two Chanel Beauty Products Kara Yoshimoto Bua (Celebrity Makeup Artist) Swears By

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Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Mascara (I personally LOVE this mascara as well!)

Le Volume de Chanel Mascara is THE mascara to achieve full lashes fast. It is workable, buildable, and easily creates either a natural or a full-fledged lash in no time without flaking or clumping.

 

CHANEL Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner

CHANEL Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Noir Intense is indispensable. It is a roll-up pencil that is so easy to use. It glides on the eye so easily and lasts all day long. It comes in many other shades (like Jade, as pictured here on Jessica Biel) and I am impressed with the range of wearable colors…even the brighter tones!

(thanks Elle)

 

Westman Atelier at Barneys

Makeup artist Gucci Westman’s glowy, is-she-or-isn’t-she-wearing-foundation signature look has made Jennifer Aniston and Kate Hudson longtime devotees. Now the vegetarian and mother of three is using her clean-living approach to inform her new makeup and skin care hybrid line, Westman Atelier launched exclusively at Barney’s New York in August 2018.

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“My products have no silicones and are hyperconsciously crafted. I wanted them to melt into your skin. I have rosacea, so I wanted to do a foundation stick—I love the control of a stick—that was going to calm my skin down and work against redness.” So she uses coconut and camellia oils instead.

Westman Atelier uses a biomimicry pigment technology that prevents synthetic pigments from coming into direct contact with the skin but still creates an amazing color payoff.

Ultimately, Westman says she wanted to launch her own line because she sees an opportunity to inspire more naturalistic makeup looks. “I’m looking for transparency and authenticity. I try to combine makeup and skincare, which is actively doing something, but in a gentle manner. I don’t see the need to just color and correct. I want to fix,” Westman says. “I’m so tired of the glossy, retouched pictures. I just want to go back to real.”

(Thanks Glamour)

Barneys Love Yourself Gift Bag 2018 – Women’s Bag Details

Barneys NYC offers two big events per year usually in March and September. Here’s Barneys Love Yourself women’s gift bag contents.

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  1. 3LAB M Cream | Full size $290
  2. By Terry Hyaluronic Powder | Full size $60
  3. Byredo Eleventh Hour
  4. Chantecaille Rose De Mai Cream | Full size $210
  5. Davines Quick Fix Circle Hair Mask | Full size $10
  6. David Mallett Mask | Full size $75
  7. Frédéric Malle Portrait Of A Lady Eau De Parfum | Full size $390
  8. Givenchy Gloss Interdit Vinyl (may be in 02 Noir Revelateur)| Full size $30
  9. Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara | Full size $29
  10. John Varvatos
  11. Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water | Full size $46
  12. La Mer The Eye Concentrate | Full size $215
  13. Malin+Goetz Brightening Enzyme Mask | Full size $55
  14. Maison Margiela | Full size $55 – $180
  15. Tiziana Terenzi Luna Cassiopea Extrait De Parfum | Full size $260
  16. Molton Brown Rosa Absolute Bath & Shower Gel | Full size $32
  17. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Let’s Go Crazy | Full size $27
  18. Ouai Leave In Conditioner | Full size $26
  19. Rene Furterer KARITÉ HYDRA Hydrating Shine Day Cream | Full size $34
  20. Rodin Jasmine Neroli Luxury Face Oil | Full size $170
  21. Sachajuan Hair Repair | Full size $33
  22. Serge Luten | Full size $160 – $600
  23. SISLEY PARIS Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream | Full size $195
  24. The Harmonist | Full size $225 – $235
  25. Verso Day Cream | Full size $110
  26. Vitabrid C¹² Scalp Shampoo | Full size $32
  27. Westman Atelier Beautiful Skin Foundation | Full size $48 – $68
  28. Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Forever Youth Liberator Y-Shape Concentrate | Full size $155
  29. Zelens Hydro-Shiso Balancing Moisturizer | Full size $95
  30. An exclusive Barneys cosmetics bag
+Sample contents may vary from those pictured.

A close up of Barneys Love Yourself Gift Bag 2018 – Women’s Bag!

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Barneys Love Yourself Gift Bag 2018 – Men’s Bag Details

Barneys Love Yourself Gift Bag 2018 Men’s Bag contains:

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  1. La Mer The Eye Concentrate | Full size $215*
  2. Vitaman
  3. Givenchy Beauty Ready-to-cleanse Cleansing Gel Cream | Full size $35
  4. Malin+Goetz Brightening Enzyme Mask | Full size $55*
  5. Maison Margiela | Full size $55 – $180*
  6. Harry’s Barber Edition Shave Cream | Full size $20
  7. Frédéric Malle Bois D’Orage | Full size $60
  8. Verso Day Cream | Full size $110*
  9. Zelens Hydro-Shiso Balancing Moisturizer | Full size $95*
  10. Baxter of California
  11. Byredo Super Clear
  12. Chantecaille Hibiscus & Bamboo Exfoliating Cream | Full size $85
  13. Yves Saint Laurent Forever Youth Liberator Y-Shape Concentrate | Full size $155*
  14. SISLEY-PARIS Botanical D-Tox | Full size $245
  15. Davines Quick Fix Circle Hair Mask | Full size $10*
  16. Vitabrid C¹² Scalp Shampoo | Full size $32*
  17. Sachajuan Hair Repair |  Full size $33*
  18. Serge Luten | Full size $160 – $600
  19. Tiziana Terenzi
  20. The Harmonist | Full size $225 – $235
  21. Philip B
  22. Carthusia
  23. MDNA Skin Eye Mask | Full size $50
  24. Molton Brown Bath & Shower Gel
  25. Lockwood New York No 22: Rosemary Body Wash | Full size $48
  26. David Mallet Hair and Body Wash | Full size $40
  27. Rene Furterer FORTICEA Stimulating Shampoo | Full size $32
  28. An exclusive Barneys cosmetics bag
+Sample contents may vary from those pictured.
*similar to Barneys Love Yourself Women’s bag

A close up of Barneys Love Yourself Men’s bag:

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Online Barneys New York Step-Up Gifts for Barneys Love Yourself Event 2018

 

See all available extra bonus gifts at Barneys here. No promo code needed.

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111SKIN | 3LAB | Antica Farmacista |Armani | Bobbi Brown | By Terry| CHANEL | Chantecaille| Cle de Peau Beaute | Colbert MD | Diptyque | Dr Sebagh | Givenchy | HOURGLASS | Kjaer Weis | La Mer | Le Labo | Lilah B | Malin+Goetz |  MDNA SKIN | NARS | Natura Bisse | Organic Pharmacy |Korean Beauty Peach & Lily| Rahua | ReVive | Rituals | Serge Lutens Beauté | Sunday Riley | Surratt | Tatcha | Tiziana Terenzi | Westman Atelier | Yves Saint Laurent | Zelens |

Barneys Beauty Box 2018

See all 13 Barneys Beauty Boxes here — contains all full-size products – no sub!

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Barneys offers free shipping all US orders no minimum. Try – promo code WELCOME or WELCOME10 for new customers to get an extra 10% off!

Canada: Free duties and complimentary expedited shipping on orders over $400 USD.
Australia: Free duties and complimentary expedited shipping on orders over $300 USD.
United Kingdom: Free duties and complimentary expedited shipping on orders over $400 USD.
China: Free duties and complimentary expedited shipping on orders over $350 USD.
Hong Kong: Free duties and complimentary expedited shipping on orders over $450 USD.
Russia: Free duties and complimentary expedited shipping on orders over $300 USD.

 

LAST DAY!

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