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Rita Ora Sets the Record Straight and Reveals the Wedding Dress Worth Fighting for


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Rita Ora knows how to make an entrance, debuting her new single “I Will Never Let You Down” from her forthcoming album on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last week. She told me that Madonna is one of her icons, so it comes as no surprise that the pop star with peroxide strands wore white, reminiscent of the virginal Material Girl in the early eighties. That squeaky-clean image wouldn’t last long, however, as Paris-born street artist and videographer Mr. Brainwash added some color via buckets of paint. “I still have a bit of pink in my hair…We shot it the first time around and it was good, but I wanted to rub the paint on my chest and I forgot to do that onstage, so I ran to the shower, washed it off, did my hair and makeup, and then did it again,” Ora explained. And the Brit, much like her philosophy on fashion and beauty, isn’t afraid to make the occasional misstep in order to make a lasting impression: “When I kissed [Fallon], the paint turned into a shit color. It was so embarrassing!”

While the singer confessed she won’t change for anybody, it doesn’t mean she thinks only about herself: She wanted to set the record straight after being booed on the runway alongside Katy Perry at Moschino’s Fall 2014 show for arriving more than an hour late, saying it was a miscommunication between the house and their respective teams. “We were at the hotel waiting [for the signal], ‘OK, you can come now,’” she said. “And we were a bit pissed off about it because I knew it would look like [we were being divas], but we flew in to [Milan] for that, so why would we be late, you know? It honestly wasn’t like that.” And I have to say that I wholeheartedly believe her. When I interviewed the celeb, she kicked off her heels (saying they were killing her feet); answered every question uncensored (with one exception: “I’m not going to tell you all my tricks, but I do wax some places”); asked about the “budget” (offering up product picks from both the ultraluxe and affordable categories), and did it all without an entourage or publicist present—we even swapped nail art tips for getting the ombré manicure with her new line of lacquers from Rimmel London (“You know those makeup sponges that you get from CVS? You basically just dip it in the polish and smudge it on your nail”).

It seems that Ora is always willing to play nice—unless, of course, you get in the way of her dream, the ingredient-label wedding dress designed by Jeremy Scott and worn by model Lindsay Wixson to close his first collection for Moschino. “I said to [Jeremy], ‘Well, unless you decide to design another one, [it's mine],’ because I might have twenty weddings,” she laughed. “I’ll go Elizabeth Taylor on these bitches.”

To discover all of her best-kept beauty secrets, read this week’s Beauty Essentials feature

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Rosie’s Got Brow Rage; Dakota Picks Pink; And More…


If you want to get on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s bad side, be negligent about tweezing. “That’s my pet peeve, bad eyebrows,” the Burberry Body face says. “Messy, badly plucked, thin. There’s a right eyebrow for every woman.” [People]

Despite that Rimmel contract, The New Girl star Zooey Deschanel claims that she “doesn’t wear a lot of makeup,” save for the occasional eyeliner. “I’m all bangs and eyes,” Deschanel says in the new issue of Allure. As for that signature fringe, she maintains it with a collection of staples from Oribe. [Fashion Etc.]

Dakota Fanning is the latest celeb to go pink. The Marc Jacobs Oh! Lola face was spotted sporting cotton candy tips in L.A. this week. And so the dip-dye domination continues. [Look]

When it comes to awards show manicures, Jessica Alba leaves the decisions to her 3-year-old daughter. “Honor did pick out my nail polish [for the Golden Globes],” the Revlon brand ambassador reveals. [Vogue.U.K.]

Photo: Marcus / Zodiac / Splash News

Lipsticks Spring Forward


The giddy rush that your regular Beauty Counter correspondent and nail art pioneer, Celia Ellenberg, gets every time a new polish lands on her desk is precisely how I feel about lipstick. I may have makeup cases overflowing with tubes of every shade and brand, but still, each time I twist open a new bullet I can’t help but feel a tinge of excited anticipation. Red, in its myriad incarnations, is my constant go-to hue, but once spring arrives I like to broaden my palette. With that in mind, I have, after tireless testing, managed to narrow down my favorite spring lipstick releases. Here, the top ten.
Julie Hewett Jacqueline Bijou Lipstick

A pale pinky lilac inspired by a vintage photo of Jackie O.

Shu Uemura Égérie Rouge Unlimited Lipstick in Nude Beige

A classic cool nude that feels very sixties Shrimpton; for maximum effect, pair with a heavy, smoky eye.

Lancôme Color Design Matte Lipstick in Posh Pink

With none of the moisture-zapping chalkiness of its matte lipstick counterparts, the best new shade of the Mix & Matte collection is a clean, bright fuchsia.
$22, exclusively at Macy’s and

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lip Colour in Berry Queen

A punchy, berry shade that is more pink than red; at a mere $7, it’s the perfect cheap thrill.
$7, at drugstores.

Josie Maran Argan-Infused Lipstick in Bambolina

A true cotton candy pink that’s totally natural, so your tendency to lick off your lip color won’t be such a bad thing.

YSL Rouge Volupté in Rose Paris

Don’t be fooled by the name; this is no rose. More like a flashy orange-pink hybrid.

NARS Lipstick in Cruising

A dusty rose-tinged beige inspired by Catherine Deneuve in La Chamade.

Guerlain Rouge G Le Brillant in Brit

A sparkling light pink that has the signature, ridiculously delicious Guerlain lipstick scent.

Revlon Color Burst Lipstick in Coral

Research has shown that lipstick is an instant mood-lifter, and this intense orangey coral is like happiness in tube form.

Revlon Color Burst Lipstick in Grape

Purple lipstick has graced many a runway; this deep grape is sheer, so it doesn’t feel too goth-y, making it a great darker hue for spring.


Rimmel Gets Zooey; Jen Gets A Fragrance; And More…


Zooey Deschanel: actress, singer-songwriter, beauty muse? The doll-eyed brunette just inked a deal to front new ads for Rimmel London later this year, joining fellow spokeswomen Kate Moss, Georgia Jagger, and Coco Rocha. [WWD]

While Deschanel dabbles in makeup, Jennifer Aniston is reportedly trying her hand at fragrance. Don’t act so surprised; it was bound to happen eventually. [OK!]

Sally Hershberger, she of Manhattan’s famed $800 haircut, is launching a prestige haircare line as a follow-up to her mass collection. “Salon,” as it’s called, will have its HSN debut on Monday, when Hershberger and her pricey fingers will be using the products on real women with “bad hair”—a live television task that she says could be “the hardest thing I’ve ever done.” And the suspense mounts. Set your DVRs. [WWD]

If you want the fuller brows that have been showing up in a range of shapes, colors, and sizes on the Fall runways, but over-plucking in years past has left you little to work with, have no fear: Eyebrow transplants are here! [Daily Mail]

Photo: Gregg DeGuire / PictureGroup / AP Photo

Kate Moss Practices What She Preaches


Fashion enthusiasts are counting down the days until their favorite glossies release their September issues, but the mystery of at least one cover girl has been solved. Kate Moss appears on the front of British Vogue‘s fall spectacular in a cleavage-bearing Burberry trench with one hell of a black cat-eye and her blond locks in a loose 1950′s-era set. Curiously, the super-est of them all has no editorial spread to accompany her cover image, but no matter; there’s enough intrigue in that one picture to keep us content. Moss wears a face full of Rimmel makeup, which seems to confirm that her lucrative contract with the beauty firm is alive and well despite ongoing reports of a split. Meanwhile, the expert hand that painted on those precise eye-framing lines belongs to one Val Garland, editorial makeup artist and artistic advisor for YSL Beauté. The model will also front the campaign for that brand’s new Parisienne fragrance, due out in October. Thoughts on the cover image?

Photo: Mario Testino for British Vogue, September 2009