This morning while reading the news, it took me a second to comprehend the fact that Beyonce’s never launched a fragrance before. She’s a movie star, fashion designer, and talented singer – surely the diva must have put her personal scent favorites into bottle form already, no? Apparently not. But reading on, I have to commend Beyonce for her devotion. You see, it’s not that she hasn’t had the opportunity to package a perfume, it’s just that when the girl does something, she does it right. “Everything, from the bottle design to the name and the ideas for the commercials — that’s me,” she explained. “When I commit to something, I do it 100 percent, and I’ve never had [creative control over a fragrance] until this project. I wasn’t worried about deadlines. It could have taken me three, four, however many years — this was my first fragrance, and I wanted to make sure that it was something I would love forever.”
Thankfully, her debut fragrance with Coty will launch on February 3, so the waiting will soon be over. And in true Beyonce flavor, it’s all about high temperatures, as she’s embracing the hot factor all over, from the ad campaign shot by Michael Thompson to the commercial where she’ll perform her own rendition of the song Fever. The scent is a mix of red vanilla orchid, magnolia, neroli and blush peach; a heart of honeysuckle nectar, almond macaroon and crème de musk, and a drydown of giant sequoia milkwood, tonka bean and amber.
If you miss out on her introduction to the world of perfume, there will be plenty more chances. Already she’s planning on providing the world with more scents a la Beyonce. [WWD] Keep reading »
Hey guidette wannabes! The first step to looking like “Jersey Shore”
trash is to get the makeup down right, mkay? Check out Joanie’s makeup
tutorial, which gives you the official lowdown on how to get the look. In a nutshell—”It’s all about the bronzah. You want a nice healthy glow of orange.” Then comes contouring, where you add a darker shade to your cheeks to look skinny, and lastly, a light foundation as lipstick. Now all you need is a neon tank top and 18 shots of Jager. [YouTube
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We weren’t so sure what to think about the “couture military” style Rihanna spoke of while filming the video for her song “Hard.” But now that we’re seeing the outfits in context, they’re not nearly as scary or horrible as we had first concluded. Rihanna can keep this style to herself, however, because we certainly won’t be putting on anything remotely similar, well, except for her gorgeous orange-y red lipstick. The shade resembles Nars’ Heat Wave and Revlon’s Hot Coral, and it will look just as good when worn with something other than an army green jacket, a bustier with electrical tape-covered nipples, and a pair of practically nonexistent cut-offs. Keep reading »
When the weather gets cold, it’s important to change your skin care routine to keep up. The face masks that work so well in the hot, oily summer will have entirely different results in the dry air. If you don’t want your formerly lovely skin to quickly turn dry, flaky and all around nasty, make sure you’re using the right masks for your skin type and the season you’re in. We’ve got the goods after the jump Keep reading »
Ever wonder what’s behind Cate Blanchett‘s totally flawless and always glowing complexion? Can you believe she’s freaking 40 years old? Forty. Whoa. Well, Cate’s opening up her own personal bag of beauty tricks and letting us all peek inside. After the jump, how she gets that luminous skin—and all about her goth stage. Keep reading »
American Apparel is not content to simply dress your body, they want to paint your nails too. In addition to their spendy T-shirts and skanky jersey dresses, the store just launched a nail polish line. Welcome to the beauty world, AA. (What’s next? Home goods, a full beauty line, or fragrances?) Keep reading »
No, Nicole Kidman, no! The other night, Nicole’s under-eye makeup was a bit too aggressively light in tone. I feel for her, under-eye makeup is one of the hardest things to get right—it’s either too dark, too light, too much, not enough. And seeing as though we are smack in the middle of holiday going-out (and thus holiday hangover) days and nights, I figured what better time to pass along a few nuggets of concealer wisdom? Keep reading »
There’s a well-known cosmetics fact that’s been floating around for years now: Over the course of the average woman’s lifetime, she will inadvertently eat seven pounds of lipstick. SEVEN POUNDS. And as gross as that statistic is, it’s never been more disgusting than as evidenced in this video starring Stevie Ryan and commissioned by natural beauty company Raw. Seriously, you just have to watch it. Now. [Glow
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Avon calling! Or, poking?
Mark, Avon’s trendier, Lauren Conrad-endorsed line, is now selling makeup through Facebook. This is the first time we’ve seen e-commerce really take advantage of the social network. The Mark store essentially operates as a fan page with the standard wall and info tabs, but there’s also a shop tab that lets you browse and purchase products under the same umbrella. This could be a flop—something that their market research team thinks is fail-proof because young girls are, like, always on Facebook, right? Or could this be the beginning of a new social networking trend where everything you do (or buy) online is all within the same structure? What do you think — would you buy clothes or makeup off Facebook? [Mark Girl Facebook Page via StyleList] Keep reading »
I recently received a free sample of the Bliss Triple Oxygen mask from Sephora (sidebar: sign up for their “Beauty Insider” card; you build up points and get loads of free samples), and after a few applications, loved its effects. So, after the sample ran out, I was looking to buy a full-sized bottle. Because it isn’t cheap stuff ($52 for 3.4 ounces, ouch!), I wanted to be sure about my potential purchase. Where did I go? To every single customer reviews page I could find on it! I checked out the Sephora reviews, the Blissworld reviews, the Drugstore.com comments, every sentence on Amazon about it—I even Googled “Bliss Triple Oxygen reviews” and read everything offered. A little nutzo of me? Perhaps, but I’ve become so addicted to online beauty product reviews, I never make a purchase (in the store or online) without consulting them. My Clarisonic purchase? Days of reading reviews in the making.
Do you read online product reviews? Do you write them (I haven’t gotten around to writing any yet)? Do you get swayed into buying (or not buying) products because of what people are saying? Keep reading »