9/4/2011: Beauty News Roundup.

Here are just some of the events happening this week for Fashion's Night Out coming up this Thursday, September 8th. These caught my eye, and I hope to hit up a few of them in NYC.

Sephora will be hosting interactive events at nine of their Manhattan locations in celebration of Fashion’s Night Out, the most anticipated global fashion initiative of the year. Sephora has pulled out all the stops to make this year one to remember with help from the hottest names in beauty making personal appearances, including Kat Von D, Kate Walsh, Solange Knowles, Josie Maran and HBO® series, True Blood’s™, Kristen Bauer. That’s not all! Exclusive products from your favorite beauty brands Stila, Nails Inc., Make Up For Ever and Urban Decay will be available at all nine Sephora locations on this night only.

M·A·C is celebrating Fashion’s Night Out on Sept. 8 with a killer performance from Beth Ditto in our Soho store. For M·A·C fans outside of New York – or those looking to avoid the crowds – we’ll be livestreaming her set at www.facebook.com/maccosmetics at 8pm.

Meet Kate Walsh, actress and founder of Boyfriend
A red hot night of beauty at Sephora 5th Avenue and Times Square with Kate Walsh and the BOYFRIEND fragrance. The BOYFRIEND fragrance creator is inviting fans to slip on their favorite red dresses and slink into Sephora to get primped, prepped and red-dy for Fashion’s Night Out. Featuring complimentary red lip applications from Sephora beauty experts, guests will be schooled on the art of selecting the perfect shade of red while sipping champagne and mingling with BOYFRIEND fragrance creator, Kate Walsh. Kate will be at Sephora Times Square 6pm-7pm and Sephora 5th Avenue 8pm-9pm.

The Plaza Beauty
In honor of the 3rd annual Fashion’s Night Out, The Plaza Beauty will host an exclusive night of gorgeous giveaways, amazing offers and complimentary pampering. Visitors will have the chance to win a Jemma Kidd Make Up School bundle worth $300, as well as luxurious products and accessories from the likes of Caron, Azagury Fragrance, Debra Sylar Jewelry and more.  The Plaza Beauty will also be raffling off free makeovers every hour to be used within 3 months in store. Beauty experts from Goldfaden Skincare will be in-store treating guests to rejuvenating hand exfoliation massages. Shoppers will also receive complimentary gifts from prestigious beauty brands such as, LuMesh, BECCA, Whish, Antica and Infusion Organique, with any purchase.

This year, Lancôme is offering triple the beauty-loving fun at three iconic New York City retailers: Sephora Times Square, Macy’s Herald Square and Saks Fifth Avenue. Lancôme video makeup artist Michelle Phan will be meeting and  greeting fans at Sephora Times Square (1500 Broadway between 43rd & 44th Streets) from 7-9 p.m. to a backdrop of her new Hypnôse Doll Lashes video. Sephora makeup artists will also be on hand offering lash transformations using Hypnôse Doll Lashes, Lancôme’s latest mascara innovation, and new Color Design 5 Pan Palettes.   Lancôme spokesmodels Arlenis Sosa and Elettra Wiedemann—two of the dolls of the Hypnôse Doll Lashes campaign—will be overseeing “doll lash” makeovers from 6–8 p.m. Arlenis will be directing at Macy’s, while Elettra will be doing the honors at Saks. All looks will be at the hands of the stores’ talented makeup artists.

Votre Vu
The VuBAR, Vu’s customized, 27-foot Airstream, will be stationed in front of the Soho House on 9th Ave between 13th and 14th Sts for what promises to be a truly French fête.  The famed VU-Lin Rouge MC will wrangle crowds to watch authentic performances by French Can Can girls and a contortionist, and a photographer will be on hand to document the revelry and snap photos of guests with performers. In addition to sampling Votre Vu’s handcrafted, French-made skincare, guests can taste SnapDragon Beauty Beverage chilled in an ice luge and distributed by Votre Vu’s very own SnapDragon Sprite.

Barney's New York and Barneys.com
Kick off Fashion's Night Out with a charitable purpose by giving support to the honorable people who lost their lives during the horrific 9/11 attacks. When you shop at Barney's Madison Avenue flagship store from 10 AM to 10 PM on September 8th , 3LAB will give 10% of its Madison Avenue store’s sales and 10% of Barneys.com sales from the entire day and evening to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.  

When it comes to getting prepped for your close-up, Smashbox Cosmetics helps you look the part, providing expert-approved products that hold up on set and throughout the day. This Fashion’s Night Out, Smashbox is bringing the on-set experience to Sephora Fifth Avenue from 6 - 11 PM, offering beauty lovers the chance to recreate an authentic Smashbox Studios shoot. Fans are invited to prep with their favorite Smashbox beauty essentials, then step into the spotlight and pose for professional photos by Smashbox Cosmetics co-founder and top celebrity photographer Davis Factor.

In celebration of Fashion’s Night Out, Thymes, the leading fragrance brand in the U.S. specialty market and a product line inspired by a love of art and nature, is offering a special promotion for the night of September 8th. Log onto www.Thymes.com between the times of 6pm and 11pm EST and receive a complimentary Bergamot Vert Hand Cream with any purchase (no minimum purchase required) with the code, “FNO”.

In honor of Fashion’s Night Out, famed aesthetician Tammy Fender is offering free shipping on the night of September 8th from 6-11pm EST at www.tammyfender.com with every order. In addition to free shipping, each consumer who places an order will receive a complimentary travel-sized Epi-Peel, one of Tammy Fender’s most popular items.