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Aerin To Arrive In August; The Simple Secret To A Supermodel Body, Revealed; And More…

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Aerin Lauder’s Aerin LLC, the lifestyle brand that Estée’s granddaughter announced last year, is in full swing and will debut its cosmetics component in August. “My goal was to create a line that was all about modern, effortless beauty,” she says of the initial primping offerings, which will include a cream-to-powder foundation that doubles as a concealer, bronzers, multi-use lip and cheek stains, a lip conditioner, a hand and body cream, a makeup bag, and a kit of brush essentials. [WWD]

So how do the nail polish wizards come up with clever names for their lacquers? “It takes six people eight hours to name 12 shades,” according to Suzi Weiss Fischmann, OPI’s creative director. There’s also usually some visual—or gastronomical—stimuli, as was the case with brainstorming the brand’s new Germany collection. “For this one we sat in a room and ate German food to get inspired.” [Independent]

“It’s really not always about working out. The most important thing is about what you eat,” Cindy Crawford once told Victoria’s Secret model Erin Heatherton, thus kick-starting the catwalker’s protein-heavy, gluten-free diet (and bangin’ body). [Daily Mail]

Jury’s still out as far as who will win big at the FIFI awards on Monday, but one thing is for sure: With Jane Lynch as the evening’s emcee, the fragrance industry’s biggest night will be funny. [WWD]

Photo: Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene

OPI, In Tip-Top Shape

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With the continual rise of nail art and out-there polish colors, pretty much every brand on the planet is rushing to capitalize on the momentum. Those of you who follow our Instagram (it’s @styledotcomcelia, should you not already be in the know) got a preview of two such efforts this week from MAC and Estée Lauder, both of whom are expanding their permanent lacquer ranges and introducing limited-edition colors and prints. Somehow, though, OPI—an in-salon color pioneer—has yet to jump on board. While the brand continues to release trendy colors in cream, metallic, and glitter finishes, it has been without the kind of instant overlays that have made heroes out of lines like Sally Hansen and Nail Rock. But that changes this month as the mega mani giant debuts its new Pure Lacquer Nail Apps, 14 different nail strips made from 100 percent varnish that can be stretched and cut to fit both fingers and toes. They’re easily wiped away with plain old remover, too, so you don’t have to bother with all the picking and peeling when you’re ready to switch things up. Another interesting factoid: Each individual pack comes with 16 appliqués so there’s plenty of room for error if, like us, it’s rare that you can get these things right on the first try.

$11.95, available May 2012 at Ulta locations.

Photo: Courtesy of OPI

Giles Deacon: The Makeup; Natalie Portman’s Lipstick For Dior Is All In The Numbers; And More…

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Giles Deacon is building on the nail polish collection he launched with New Look last year and rolling out a full color range with the U.K. retailer—which, conveniently enough, ships to the U.S. [Grazia]

Group-motivated dieting has long been a popular weight-loss technique, but a recent study shows that 66 percent of women believe that family and friends actually undermine their fat-burning goals. You can add co-workers to that list: Office birthday cupcakes are the calories that just keep on giving. [Allure]

Natalie Portman has designed a new Dior lipstick shade, the proceeds of which will benefit the Free the Children charity organization. The shade, Rouge Dior Nude Grege #169, was apparently chosen by Portman not for its color, but for its number: 1 for her son, whose name is Aleph—the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet—6 for the month her whole family was born (“we’re all June babies,” Portman says), and 9, which is apparently her lucky number. [Racked]

OPI has collaborated with the likes of Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, and Serena Williams in the past, but it’s been more interested in working with fictional characters of late. After dedicating color collections to the Muppets and Spider-Man, the brand has announced its new Minnie Mouse range for summer, which will be a line of pink and red lacquers. [Bella Sugar]

Photo: Alessandro Viero / GoRunway.com

Nailing It For Spring

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The Fall runways may have been littered with nude nails, but no matter; nothing manages to lift our mood, particularly in the springtime, quite like freshly varnished, colored tips. With the New York weather still fully complying with our winter-be-gone mentality, we thought it the ideal time to present you with some new polish possibilities. Here, our picks from the latest lacquer launches, separated for your convenience into five color families. Let the finger-painting begin.

Sea Change

The ocean’s myriad, jewel-toned greens and blues have inspired pretty mints like Avon’s Aqua Fantasy ($5, www.avon.com), true teals embodied best by Priti’s Partridge Breast ($12.50, www.pritinyc.com), and even a reprise of that frenzy-enducing shade of pale, earthy jade, like OPI’s Thanks a Windmillion ($8.50, www.opi.com). Rounding out the under-the-sea offerings are Butter London’s totally beautiful Slapper ($14, www.butterlondon.com), a bright, creamy azure, and Deborah Lippmann’s very aptly named Mermaid’s Dream ($18, www.deborahlippmann.com), a fantastic blend of gold glitter-flecked aquamarine.

Sweet Treats

Beauty brands always roll out a parade of candy-colored pastels as the warmer months approach, and this year is no exception. The best of the sherbet-colored bunch? Sally Hansen’s Smooth Perfect polishes in Air, a baby blue, and Sorbet, a delectable peach ($5.99 each, www.drugstore.com), and MAC’s Midsummer’s Dream ($16, www.maccosmetics.com), a new riff on classic cotton candy pink. Also worth the trouble of two coats: Essie’s To Buy or Not to Buy ($8, www.essie.com), a pretty lilac, and our personal favorite, Nails Inc’s new Nottinghill Carnival ($9.50, www.sephora.com), an optimistic canary yellow that is pretty much happiness, bottled.

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Nicki And Ricky for MAC Viva Glam; Trish McEvoy Talks Art History; And More…

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MAC has revealed the first visuals for its next Viva Glam campaign, starring the dream team of Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin. One can only hope a mash-up album of the duo’s greatest hits is to follow. [Facebook]

In other news regarding Nicki Minaj’s takeover of the beauty industry, the hip-hop star has just released a music video-style promo for her new line of nail polishes for OPI, which is due out in January. [PopCrush]

Ever wonder where makeup mogul Trish McEvoy’s cult-favorite brushes got their start? At the art supply store, of course. “In the seventies, professional makeup brushes weren’t available to the general public,” McEvoy says, “so I would take a nylon brush for painting and cut it so it would enable me to apply eyeliner effortlessly.” [WSJ]

If you’re looking for a dose of French familial drama since the cooling of the row between L’Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt and her daughter, please allow us to introduce you to the Dessanges. Jacques Dessange just may be the most famous person in French hairdressing, with an eponymous network of salons all over the country to his credit—and a negatively-charged pamphlet he is widely distributing with the intention of slandering his youngest son, who now runs his empire. A lawsuit—and countersuit—are to follow. [Telegraph]

Photo: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics