July 28 2014

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A Lancôme Star Is Born; MAC’s Comic Relief; And More…


Lancôme’s latest must-have mascara launches in September but starting today, Sephora is offering a 72-hour preview of its Hypnôse Star, inspired by brand face Daria Werbowy…and Betty Boop. [Sephora]

MAC has become synonymous with behemoth collaborations. From Hello, Kitty and Wonder Woman to partnerships with Beth Ditto, Daphne Guinnes, and Ruffian, there’s nothing the makeup brand can’t turn into covetable, limited-edition cosmetics. Its latest trick? Archie. The comic strip’s Betty and Veronica characters will get their own color ranges early next year. [WWD]

Never mind that successful Olympics bid. Americans have a whole new reason to be envious of London: At the end of this month, its Covent Garden neighborhood will be home to a two-floor Chanel makeup and fragrance pop-up shop. Jeal-lous. [Evening Standard]

When Taylor Swift first blew out her signature ringlets, the blogosphere was all a-gasp. But seeing the country phenom with straight hair is now something of a regular occurrence. “I decide based on what I’m doing on any given day,” Swift says of whether or not to go curly. “Lately, I’ve been doing my hair in a way that’s sort of a combination of the two, smooth on top with a loose curl at the bottom,” she explains, pointing out that her go-to hairstyle at the moment is “a ponytail with some kind of headband or scarf.” [Refinery 29]

Spotted: Natalie Portman at the Jardins du Palais Royal in Paris, where the Oscar-winning actress was reportedly shooting a new ad campaign for Miss Dior Cherie, which included a gigantic headdress made from real roses. Color us excited to see that one. [Catwalk Queen]

Photo: courtesy of Lancome

A Hollywood Coiffing Coup; More News On Balenciaga’s New Fragrance; And More…


Today, hairstylists the world over had a major win as far as gaining recognition for their craft on the big screen. After celebrity stylist Ted Gibson started a Facebook campaign last year to try to get the Academy of Motion Pictures to recognize hairstyling, not just makeup artistry, at the Oscars, the Academy has obliged him, changing the Best Makeup category to the Makeup and Hairstyling Award. [Hollywood Reporter]

More news on Kristen Stewart’s forthcoming Balenciaga fragrance. It will be called Florabotanica and it’s meant to be “a game-changer,” according to Coty Prestige, in that it will draw a younger customer to the house that Nicolas Ghesquière is rebuilding. [WWD]

First came Wonderstruck, now comes word that Taylor Swift will be releasing her second fragrance, Enchanted Wonderstruck, in September. The passionfruit, pink poppy, sugar-glazed champaca petals, and vanilla eau will launch this fall as “the next chapter” of Swift’s Wonderstruck story. [WWD]

In case you weren’t aware, MAC Cosmetics is a trendsetter. The mega brand not only creates a wealth of the fashion-forward makeup looks backstage during fashion week, but some of its more clever branding ideas continue to get repeat play. After its own Hello, Kitty line spawned another Hello, Kitty collection at Sephora, Disney is reprising MAC’s Venomous Villains collection with its own Villains beauty line set to hit stores in September. Apparently, Cruella de Vil eyeliner, Maleficent lipstick, and Ursula blush doesn’t get old. [Bella Sugar]

Photo: Courtesy of Coty Prestige

Bangs: They’re Back?


The celebrity fringe movement that hit its peak about three years ago seems to be having a resurgence. First, Taylor Swift hit the cover of this month’s Vogue with long, face-framing layers, and now both Reese Witherspoon and Jessica Biel have made the cut. Witherspoon, who was spotted at the This Means War premiere last night in London, is revisiting the choppy “breakup bangs” that she debuted at the 2007 Golden Globes following her split from Ryan Phillippe (that was the yellow Nina Ricci dress year, for the red-carpet watchers among you), while the future Mrs. Timberlake has resurrected her side-swept fringe circa 2009 with a much heavier, darker iteration. Thoughts on the style’s second coming?

Photo: X17 Online; Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

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