Urban Retreat celebrated a night of beauty in honor of the launch of L’Vere cosmetics at our River Oaks day spa, salon and skin center in the sky on March 21st. We rolled out the red carpet for all of our glamorous guests and the beautiful Jada Stone Agency models wearing L’Vere makeup. We are so happy that L’Vere is now available for purchase exclusively at our salon and spa! Keep reading for the inside scoop on the launch party and the L’Vere product line.
Our co-owners, Saira Ali and Mike Butte, added elegance to the red carpet.
Guests were able to try out the entire L’Vere line and receive advice from our makeup artist, Shelley Thornton. You can book an appointment with Shelley for personalized advice or a professional makeup application.
The L’Vere name was inspired by authenticity. “The word L’Vere is from the root word Ver’dict, meaning true or truth,” Urban Retreat’s Director of Operations Joan Turley said. “The L’Vere woman is every woman, because every woman from the core of her being longs for beauty and longs to be loved for her true worth. Truth and beauty: that is L’Vere.”
L’Vere was developed with the idea that women in different stages of life can use the same line, with different products designed for different purposes. “L’Vere was created as a full and complete line to address the needs of multiple generations, so that mothers and daughters could fall in love with this line and share their love of beauty together,” Turley said. “The shimmers, shines and glitter liner are for a younger woman and the matte products and high definition foundation were created for older women.”
The line includes a mineral foundation for those with sensitive skin or concerns about exposure to chemicals. There is also a liquid foundation created with photo-shoots in mind and a high definition foundation built for minimizing fine lines and wrinkles.
When we said L’Vere was a full makeup line, we meant it! The L’Vere line includes:
- Traditional and mineral blushers and bronzers
- Brow pencils, shadows and wax
- Liquid and cream concealers
- Cream/gel, liquid and glitter eyeliners
- Traditional and crush mineral eye shadows
- Lip gloss, lip glaze, lipstick, lipstick pots, lip pencils and lip stains
- Primers for the lashes, lips and face
- Three foundations, including:
- Flawless Finish – a lightweight coverage foundation
- High Definition – a foundation that minimizes the appearance of aging
- Mineral foundation – available as a pressed and a loose powder
Photographer Mitchell Alexander captured Jada Stone Agency models walking down the red carpet in L’Vere makeup.
Ruben Stunner covered the event for The Ruben Stunner Show.
Food for the evening was provided by The Houston City Club; there were several delicious options to choose from. Wine was provided by Once Upon a Vine.
Chocolates were provided by Araya Artisan Chocolate.
Urban Retreat’s own Fran Spector helped guests in the Urban Retreat boutique.
Guests were welcomed to a warm ambiance and a beautiful view of River Oaks Shopping Center and the Houston skyline.
Our new Owner-President, Saira Ali, is quite the interesting lady! After growing up between the UK and NY, she opened a series of businesses in the medical-health sector before joining the Urban Retreat family. Read on to find out more about our fearless leader, including her personal secrets to looking great! (more…)
Also commonly known as ‘New York Fashion Week,’ this eight-day event is known to be the Mecca for fashion and hair stylists alike. Fojt has been selected by L’Oréal to style for runway shows featuring designers Monique Lhullier, SUNO and Thakoon.
James is set to leave Houston for the bright lights of New York City on Sept. 6 and will participate in one show a day during his “whirlwind” long weekend in NYC! While we will miss him here at Urban Retreat, we couldn’t be prouder to lend him out for such a hugely rewarding experience!
This is James’ second trip to New York Fashion Week. He also participated in the Fall 2012 shows last Feb.
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