Du Juan Does Beauty For The People-------
While it has become a bona fide trend for big-name catwalkers—Amber Valletta, Jessica Stam, Coco Rocha, et al.—to lend their names and hands to fashion labels these days, Du Juan is daring to be different. The Chinese-born ballerina-turned-supermodel has allied herself with Yue-Sai Cosmetics to bring a two-piece beauty range to the market, just in time for the holidays. The Shooting Star collection, which includes a 24K Gold Face & Body Sparkle and an Eye Shadow Quad, is an homage of sorts to the magic that can happen in the makeup artist’s chair. In fact, the idea for the Face & Body Sparkle came from a shoot Du Juan recently did in Paris where photographer Camilla Akrans sprinkled flecks of gold onto her face for a shimmer effect. It’s branded as her “gift to Chinese women,” but American beauty junkies could potentially benefit from the present, too; there is talk about bringing the limited-edition series stateside next year.