August 21 2014

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5 posts tagged "China Glaze"

Rooney Mara Is Lisbeth Sander; Franca Sozzani Talks Aging Gracefully; And More…


Rooney Mara took her role as Lisbeth Sander in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo really seriously—so seriously, she’s finding it difficult to transition back to her pre-GWTDT self. “My wardrobe has completely changed. It had to, partly because of my hair and partly because I stopped feeling comfortable in what I used to wear,” the one-time brunette says. It looks like Lisbeth’s severe black crop, rail-thin bod, and paler-than-pale complexion are here to stay. [Monsters & Critics]

In other book thrillers-turned-forthcoming Hollywood blockbuster news, the on-again, off-again Hunger Games nail polish collection from China Glaze is back…on. [Examiner]

The economy may still be in recovery mode, but plastic surgery rates have never been higher. Can’t afford that tummy tuck? Finance, finance, finance. [Daily Beast]

Franca Sozanni could do without all the nipping and tucking. The Vogue Italia editor is of the mind that “surgery is good when it’s [to help fix] a psychological problem. It helps you to feel more confident. But if, at my age, I have to put Botox in my face and not move, it doesn’t change anything, and I will not look younger…and your children, they won’t forgive you. They don’t want you to be someone else. They want you to be their mother.” Advantage, Sozanni. [Huff Po]

Photo Dave M. Benett/Getty Images

Gaga’s Skin Secrets, Revealed; Kirsten Is Pro-Faux Glow; And More…


As we’ve previously reported, Lady Gaga’s forthcoming fragrance will be created with the molecular structure of blood and semen. Turns out her skincare regimen is equally…progressive. To keep her complexion clear and hydrated, the pop star relies on “orgasms and spinach.” [Daily Mail]

Michelle Williams isn’t the only one who has cut her hair for a man. “The last time I cut [my hair] short, my boyfriend at the time was like, ‘You look so much better with short hair.’ So I cut it off,” Kirsten Dunst admits in the new issue of Lucky magazine. Currently in a grow-out phase, Dunst has other beauty preoccupations like Chanel nail polish and spray tans. “You lose like five pounds immediately,” she says of getting a faux glow. [Lucky]

There’s trouble a-brewing in the world of film-inspired nail polish collections. China Glaze’s The Hunger Games lacquer line, which the brand announced last month, has been called “unofficial” by Lionsgate films, the studio that is producing the anticipated thriller. Now comes news that China Glaze is hitting back—with a lawsuit accusing Lionsgate of breach of contract. Let the varnish war begin. [Racked]

Procter & Gamble’s dedicated style site,, is officially up, running, and bringing live, one-on-one consultations with professional beauty consultants to a Web camera near you. [WWD]

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The Man Behind Oprah And Michelle’s Makeup Magic; The Hunger Games Gets Lacquered Up; And More…


What do Oprah Winfrey, Patti LaBelle, Michelle Obama and Chaka Khan have in common? They all swear by makeup artist Derrick Rutledge. “The First Lady comes first,” Oprah says. “When she doesn’t need him, I get second dibs.” [Washington Post]

China Glaze is getting an early jump on the mass hysteria that will surely set in when The Hunger Games book series comes to the big screen next year. The nail lacquer brand has announced a 12-piece lineup of polishes inspired by the dystopic saga. [Bella Sugar]

Kim Kardashian is having a bad month. On top of filing for divorce, she’s just been slapped with a false-advertising suit by Radiant, an at-home hair removal company, that is alleging that Kim has made outlandish—and untrue—claims about the superior efficacy of Tria, a rival at-home hair removal treatment. [TMZ]

Research that claims that attractive people are more likely to be happier, earn more money, and even have more success at getting a bank loan (with a lower interest rate!) is charted territory. But Beauty Pays, a new book by University of Texas at Austin professor Daniel S. Hamermesh, alleges that attractive employees are also more productive, leading to higher sales and potentially higher profits for the company they work for. It’s a vicious, really good-looking, cycle. [Daily Mail]

Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Time Inc.

Grammy Beauty: And the Nominees Are…


Fashion week may be dominating the style set’s attention right now, but come Sunday, the spotlight will shift to the music world as the Grammys get under way. A grandiose excuse for overexposed pop stars (and their labels) to pat each other on the back, the awards show does offer up a welcome and amusing respite from the serious styles of the Oscars and its film-focused cohorts. Glitter makeup, elaborate nail design, and a lot of wigs will presumably hit the red carpet. In anticipation of the big event, we tracked down some of the nominees’ go-to primping experts to get an insider’s look at what we can expect to see this weekend. All you have to do is press play.

So Long Sea Foam, Hello Bogie


I’ve spent the majority of the summer thus far with my fingernails painted a soothing sea foam green (Maybelline’s Express Finish in Minty, to be precise). The pastel, “Easter-eggy” hue, as my friends continue to call it, feels perfect right now in the sweltering heat, but I’m certain that come fall I’ll be switching back to the jewel tones, reds, and neutrals that I so love. A few shades from China Glaze’s Vintage Vixen range, which bows this month, will make it into the regular rotation, too. Inspired by forties-era glamour, the collection’s standouts include Ingrid, a deep, creamy greige doused with fine glitter; Classic Camel, a trenchcoat khaki flecked with gold; and Bogie, a shimmering plum that mirrors the purple pigment that models wore on their lips at Peter Som and Proenza Schouler.

Photo: Courtesy of China Glaze