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4 posts tagged "Miss Universe"

Herbal Essences Revives The “Totally Organic Experience;” Botox: Better Than Anti-Depressants?; And More…


Retro beauty fiends, prepare yourselves for a doozy. In February, Herbal Essences will reintroduce two of its classic lines—the Smooth Collection and the Shine Collection—in their original, nineties-era packaging. [WWD]

Following his own beauty ambitions that produced a second signature scent this year, Donald Trump has just inked a perfume deal for his Miss Universe pageant. [WWD]

First, MObama’s nail polish made the rounds on the blogosphere, and now it’s a fluorescent yellow pedicure that the first lady wore in Hawaii on Christmas that has sent the Web abuzz. [Hollywood Life]

Botox your way to a better attitude? New research suggests it’s possible and that the miracle toxin trusted for wrinkle reduction can also actually treat chronic depression. [Daily Mail]

Photo: Courtesy of Clairol

The End Of Sunworshipping Is Upon Us; J. Lo’s Makeup Artist Has A New Muse; And More…


A new study reveals that Western preoccupations with tanning are finally beginning to wane. It’s all about preventing UV damage that could cause the physical signs of aging now. To which we say: What took so long? [NYDN]

Scott Barnes, the man who made J. Lo glow and who put Body Bling on the map, has a new muse—and her name is Kim Kardashian. The reality star will appear on the cover of Barnes’ latest beauty book, Face to Face, when it launches this fall. [Us]

Forget cucumbers: Cold potato slices help reduce eye puffiness thanks to the enzyme catecholase. [Daily Mail]

Last fall, we reported on the custom-made Bare Minerals red lipstick reserved for Virgin Atlantic crewmembers. Now comes news that the makeup brand will roll out the crimson bullet for passengers on board the British airline as well. Upper Class Red will be available for in-flight purchase this spring. [Bare Escentuals]

And the verdict is in: After weeks of deliberations, transgendered women will be granted access into the Miss Universe Pageant. No word whether Miss America will follow suit. [NYP]

Photo: Robert Daly / Stone / Getty Images

Get Your Piece of Rock ‘n’ Roll Hair History, Venezuela Breeds Beauty Queens, and More…


Elvis fanatics, rejoice. The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s famous onyx coif, which was shaved off when he joined the Army in 1958, will be auctioned in Chicago on October 18. Where one could tastefully display such a keepsake is a mystery to us, but happy bidding nonetheless. [Digital Spy]

After two back-to-back Miss Universe wins, Venezuela—where “beauty pageants are a national sport”—is garnering a lot of attention. The country’s success doesn’t simply stem from something in the water, as it turns out. “God created these beautiful women—but he also created plastic surgeons,” says the director of the Miss Venezuela School, a boot camp for would-be contestants. And the plot thickens. [ABC News]

In other beauty pageant news, Rush Limbaugh is slated to be on the judges panel at the Miss America 2010 competition. If it goes anything like this year’s Miss USA broadcast, Limbaugh’s point-distribution during the Q&A portion should be a doozy. [Huff Po]

File this under beauty innovations we weren’t expecting. British beauty brand 2 Love My Lips has just launched a line of glosses with packaging that includes a card for detecting GHB and ketamine, drugs that are popular with would-be drink-spikers. We’ve found that not leaving your tartini unattended also works wonders, but it’s always good to have a backup plan. [Bella Sugar]

Topshop To Do Beauty, Another Weight-Loss Quick Fix Bites The Dust, And More…


It looks like Forever 21 isn’t the only trend-conscious retail chain getting into the business of lipstick and powder compacts. Topshop has confirmed that it will be launching a makeup line in March 2010. Dreams of a Kate Moss-designed smoky eye palette are dancing in our head. [Cosmetics International]

Alli, the only non-prescription drug approved by the FDA for weight loss, is under investigation by the agency after more than 30 reports of liver injury. And so, miraculous weight loss in pill form still eludes us. (We hear plain old exercise and a balanced diet can work wonders, though.) [Allure]

HD Makeup strikes again. The makeup artist from this weekend’s Miss Universe pageant reveals that she used Kryolan Hi-Definition products on all of the contestants to combat unforgiving camera clarity. If you were wondering how Miss Venezeula’s skin looked so flawless when she declared an end to feminism, now you know. [Beauty Blogging Junkie]

Photo: Joe Corrigan / Getty Images