April 16 2014

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29 posts tagged "Taylor Swift"

Taylor Swift’s CoverGirl Ads Come Under Fire; Rihanna’s Manicure Must-Have; And More…


After almost a year of ad-banning across the pond over excessive photoshopping and unsubstantiated claims made in beauty campaigns, CoverGirl has voluntarily removed ads for its NatureLuxe Mousse Mascara, including the spots featuring spokesmodel Taylor Swift, after the U.S. National Advertising Division (NAD) alleged that the images made unsupported assertions about bigger, fuller lashes. [HuffPo]

Rooney Mara’s on-screen makeup look in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, courtesy of Pat McGrath, is detailed below, but off-screen Mara is all about tinted moisturizer, concealer, pressed powder, NARS Multiples, and a surprise fragrance she discovered on the movie’s set. “When I was screen-testing for [The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo], all of my clothes had this smell on them. I asked the wardrobe lady, and she’s like, ‘The woman who makes the clothes, it’s the smell that she puts in it.’ That woman has a candle and a perfume line, so I do wear her perfume—Agatha Blois Carnival Wax, Black Amber.” [Allure]

It isn’t only metrosexuals buying those expensive, just-for-men products these days. According to recent studies (and our Year in Beauty feature), men have changed their attitude in the past half decade and now view well-maintained skin as an investment in professionalism instead of as a vanity mark. The biggest draw: multitaskers, like sunscreens that double as moisturizers. Embracing a 12-step beauty regimen will presumably come with time. [NYT]

Ever wonder how Rihanna maintains a near-perfect manicure, be it zebra-striped, black, red, or cheetah? The answer is CND Shellac. Apparently, Ri-Ri was one of the polish hybrid’s first celeb fans. [Us Weekly]

Photo: Courtesy of Proctor & Gamble

Madonna Mans Up For Fragrance; When In Doubt, Push Polish; And More…


How is Madonna planning on making her just-confirmed celebrity fragrance different from all other celebrity fragrances? For starters, she is having two male models present bottles of Truth or Dare, a white floral, to select editors for consideration. We’re still waiting for our special delivery… [Allure]

There will be a fragrance from Nicki Minaj in the immediate future. Also on tap for the hip-hop queen: a pink-haired Barbie created in her likeness by Mattel to be auctioned off in support of Project Angel Food, which provides and delivers food for people with or affected by HIV and AIDS. [Billboard]

In case you hadn’t noticed, nail polish has become the beauty industry’s cash cow. According to new figures from the NPD Group Inc., total nail sales were up 59 percent for the first 10 months of this year. [WWD]

Taylor Swift has given herself a hair transformation. The country star tweeted a picture of her new layered locks, which look mighty hard for a curly girl to maintain, if you ask us. Expect to see Swift sporting straighter styles for the next little while. [E!]

Photo: George Pimentel / WireImage

Walgreens Is Upping The Beauty Ante; Dita Von Teese Dreams Big For Her Fragrance Empire; And More…


Duane Reade recently revealed its suped-up The Look Boutique on Wall Street, replete with upmarket mass-prestige crossover products, blow-dry services, and a manicure bar, and by all accounts the concept shop is working; Walgreens just announced plans to export the idea into its network of stores nationwide. [WWD]

Eau de Dita Von Teese is officially on the market. The burlesque singer made landfall in Germany to debut her signature scent—which won’t be Von Teese’s last venture into the fragrance market. “I would hope I could be like Elizabeth Taylor and be on my 40th perfume by the time I’m in a wheelchair,” she says. [WWD]

Also now available for your spritzing pleasure: Taylor Swift’s first flacon, Wonderstruck. “A fragrance can help shape someone’s first impression and memory of you,” the country superstar says of the freesia, honeysuckle, and vanilla scent. “It’s exciting to think that Wonderstruck will play a role in creating some of those memories.” [MTV]

This just in from Allure‘s stop-the-presses desk: Lauren Conrad has dyed her hair peach. In other earth-shattering breaking news, Katy Perry is sporting pink strands—again. [Allure, Us]

Photo: Getty Images

Jessica Simpson Hawks More Wares; Taylor Swift Is Wonderstruck; And More…

------- is brand-building. First the online retail destination debuted, a collection of affordable baubles designed by Kate Bosworth and her stylist, then Mary-Kate Olsen’s collection of T-shirts for went live. On October 1, will join its predecessors, offering up anti-aging skincare products backed by celebrity aesthetician Nerida Joy and Jessica Simpson. [WWD]

Taylor Swift’s ads for her debut signature scent, Wonderstruck, are out and currently raking in the “likes” on Facebook. In case you were wondering, the curly girl says “no” to the blow-dryer, keeping her signature waves intact for the print visuals. [Fashion Etc.]

Another, somewhat less likely crooner is also getting in on the fragrance game: That would be Julian Casablancas—the Strokes frontman stars in new adds for Azzaro’s latest men’s offering. [Consequence of Sound]

Youve seen the Rosie Huntington-Whiteley images, and now that Burberry Body has finally landed on shelves, the house’s designer is speaking out about the impetus for the new fragrance: “We wanted to develop something that really epitomized the DNA and the spirit of the iconic Burberry trench coat,” says Christopher Bailey, referencing the “different sides” of the iconic outerwear that have now been reinterpreted through scent. “Sometimes it makes you feel sexy, sometimes it makes you feel confident, other times it makes you feel protected.” [T]

Photo: Courtesy of Elizabeth Arden

$1,000,000 to Smell Golden Delicious, Jessica Alba’s Pregnancy Diet, And More…


How much does it cost to do Rihanna’s ‘do? About $2,000 per week, reports Coco Perez. Hey, no one said having different badass cuts and colors all the time was easy, or cheap. [Coco Perez]

In the case of the DKNY Golden Delicious, the old “apple a day” adage might not be the best rule to live by. The Martin Katz-designed bottle, carved from 14-karat gold and covered in 2,909 precious stones, is selling for $1,000,000 to benefit Action Against Hunger. [Racked]

Jessica Alba has banned her husband, Cash Warren, from bringing home the bacon—literally. Alba, who is pregnant with her second child, revealed some of her health and beauty secrets on her iVillage blog today and says she has cut out bacon and “five desserts for dinner” from her diet. [iVillage]

Even after winning a record-breaking six awards at the Teen Choice Awards, Taylor Swift was feeling blue. The starlet, who wore a simple white halter dress, mixed things up a little with her makeup, wearing electric turquoise shadow on her lids. We’re sticking with our summery neutral gold shadow, but what about you? [Us]

Photo: James Devaney / WireImage