August 21 2014

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2 posts tagged "Sears"

Pink Polish—A No-No For Little Boys? Mary Louise Parker Breaks Down Her Beauty Routine, And More…


J.Crew creative director Jenna Lyons has come under fire from Fox News for a picture that shows her painting her son’s toenails pink. The editorial is “a dramatic example of the way that our culture is being encouraged to abandon all trappings of gender identity,” the conservative news agency asserts. [Daily Mail]

Mary Louise Parker attributes her porcelain skin and healthy chestnut locks to “good genes and being moderate about everything.” The Weeds star eats a mostly vegan diet and tries to stay away from products containing parabens, making Tarte cosmetics a personal favorite. She has another beauty tip, too: Beware the Brazilian straightening treatment. [T]

Famed photoblogger Garance Doré steps out from behind her camera today to dissect the language the fashion set uses to discuss beauty. “Oh wow, you look so…healthy!” is really just code for “Is that a muffin top that’s about to pop out of your jeans?” []

Sears is making like Duane Reade and Rite Aid and beefing up its beauty offerings. The retailer is planning store-within-store primping departments in 100 of its busier locations over the next several months. Now you can peruse electronics and lipstick offerings all under one roof. [WWD]

Photo: Dan MacMedan / WireImage

Bare Escentuals’ Trouble With The Law, Clarins Turns To Facebook, And More…


A class-action lawsuit was officially filed in a U.S. district court in California this week against directors and executives at Bare Escentuals, accusing them of making misleading statements about how well the company was doing in 2007 and artificially inflating the value of its common stock. Huh. And we thought mineral makeup was the new plastics. [Cosmetics Design]

To coincide with the launch of new additions to its Multi-Active range targeted at younger consumers looking to thwart the early onset of aging, Clarins has ventured into social-networking territory. The company is offering samples to the first 5,000 people that become fans of the product line via Facebook. A friend who promises good skin and won’t bother you with excessive “pokes”? Sign us up. [Talking Makeup]

In celebration of its 100th anniversary, L’Oréal has commissioned an international usage survey to assess women’s makeup habits. The “Beauty Barometer” found, among other things, that nearly half of the U.S. women participants are under the impression that makeup gives them an advantage in the workplace. A strong, defined eye can be intimidating, but… [Pierce Mattie]

Sears is re-entering the beauty game after ditching its full-service department back in 2001. Representatives say it’s a move to offer customers an exclusive assortment of mass, specialty, and prestige beauty brands, but we’re guessing trying to right the wrongs of that $94 million loss from last quarter also had something to do with it. [WWD]

Courtesy of Clarins