The Man Behind Oprah And Michelle’s Makeup Magic; The Hunger Games Gets Lacquered Up; And More…
What do Oprah Winfrey, Patti LaBelle, Michelle Obama and Chaka Khan have in common? They all swear by makeup artist Derrick Rutledge. “The First Lady comes first,” Oprah says. “When she doesn’t need him, I get second dibs.” [Washington Post]
China Glaze is getting an early jump on the mass hysteria that will surely set in when The Hunger Games book series comes to the big screen next year. The nail lacquer brand has announced a 12-piece lineup of polishes inspired by the dystopic saga. [Bella Sugar]
Kim Kardashian is having a bad month. On top of filing for divorce, she’s just been slapped with a false-advertising suit by Radiant, an at-home hair removal company, that is alleging that Kim has made outlandish—and untrue—claims about the superior efficacy of Tria, a rival at-home hair removal treatment. [TMZ]
Research that claims that attractive people are more likely to be happier, earn more money, and even have more success at getting a bank loan (with a lower interest rate!) is charted territory. But Beauty Pays, a new book by University of Texas at Austin professor Daniel S. Hamermesh, alleges that attractive employees are also more productive, leading to higher sales and potentially higher profits for the company they work for. It’s a vicious, really good-looking, cycle. [Daily Mail]
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