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Sneak Peek: Vanessa Paradis For Chanel

Behold, Vanessa Paradis (aka Johnny Depp‘s main squeeze) in the first photo from her new Chanel ad campaign for the brand’s Rouge Coco lipstick. Could she (and this photo, above) be anymore beautiful? So pretty! The campaign photos were taken by Jean Baptiste Mondino and stay tuned for a short film starring Vanessa as well. Rouge Coco goes on sale in March and it looks set to be Chanel’s top product in 2010. (The lipstick is based on a design dating from 1952—a team of “investigators” has tried to emulate the lipstick that Coco Chanel would have liked.) Check out a few behind-the-scenes outtakes, after the jump!

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Beauty Test Drive: DiorLiner Liquid Liner

So, you know how you put on eyeliner in the morning, trying to make it look subtle and work-appropriate, and you’re feeling good about the whole thing until you catch your reflection in the mirror around lunch time and throw up a little? No? Well, it happens when your liner is prone either to smudging below the lash line or obnoxiously transferring to the middle of your lids when you blink. Either way, it’s not cute and countless women fall victim to this problem daily.

In what we can only call a deeply selfless and humanitarian effort, The Frisky staff has been in tireless pursuit of eyeliner that solves this enormous problem. Keep reading »

How Do We Feel About Breast Milk Shampoo?

Shiseido sells a line of shampoo and body washes in Japan that touts “mother’s milk” as a component. Ew! Do these Shiseido products really have breast milk in them? Turns out they don’t (phew), but rather, the beauty company is trying to sell “the concept of mother’s milk,” which apparently means pulling nutrients from other sources that also happen to be found in breast milk.

So, uh, isn’t that still kind of strange? The idea of getting the benefit of mother’s milk (even if it isn’t the real thing)? Let’s hope this isn’t the beginning of an uncomfortable trend—breast milk for beauty products. [Inventor Spot] Keep reading »

Perfume Has A Carbon Footprint?

Makes sense, actually. Just something you probably never thought of.

Now there’s the first carbon-free fragrance, brought to you by Blue Marble Energy and Sweet Anthem perfumes. Working together, the environmental org and the perfumery came up with EOS, with a women’s version smelling of tea rose and sandalwood, and a unisex potion spiced with cognac and white ginger. While those odors sound pleasing, the carbon-free process to come up with them isn’t. Reports the Independent: “Staying true to its declared mission of replacing ‘oil with fully renewable, carbon neutral alternatives,’ Blue Marble commissioned the perfumers to use brewery waste – a not very appealing mix of “rancid beer grains, green algae and a ‘sludge’ consisting of 50,000 different kinds of bacteria” – instead of petroleum … ”

Wow, maybe this is one of those cases where you’d just rather not know where your food perfume came from but enjoy it anyhow? [Independent.co.uk] Keep reading »

Beauty School Reality TV Pitch Backfires, Big Time

Andy Warhol’s “15 minutes of fame” prediction has certainly panned out, and the accessibility of some any degree of stardom puts dollar signs in people’s eyes and motivates them to make crazy, horrible moves (like Balloon Boy’s parents!). Students at an Alameda, California beauty school feel burned, and it has nothing to do with all those chemicals lying around. That’s because they got hold of a rather insulting TV pitch:

“The students are mostly inner-city, unwed mothers taking advantage of government subsidies for a better life. The instructors can’t find any other job that offers ‘bennies’ [benefits]. The new owners are white, naive suburbanites bleeding cash and trying to keep it all under control.”

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Win This! A Box Of Gorgeous Sampar Products

Some of us around here keep Sampar‘s dreamy rose- and geranium-scented Skin Quenching Mist on our desks to keep our skin looking fresh and feeling hydrated all day long. (Yes, we’re that vain.) Now that we’ve met the Line Up Box, $59, we have two additional products to stock in both our offices and bathroom cupboards. This collection of gems includes not only our favorite mister, but also the Nocturnal Line-up Mask, a gel-textured, peptide-filled, anti-aging, nighttime treatment and Ultra Hydrating Fluid, a silky, refreshing, mint and white lupin-enhanced moisturizer. Use all three for a few weeks and maybe you won’t forget that it’s freezing and dry out, but with regular use, your skin might.

WIN THIS! We’re giving away Sampar’s Line Up Box to five readers, but you have to work if you want it! Send us a pic of the inside of your bathroom cabinet and email to Style@TheFrisky.com with the subject line “Sampar giveaway.” Click HERE to read the official rules.

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Do You Put Mascara On Your Lower Lashes?

What are your thoughts on mascara and lower lashes? We know that Amy Adams, above, is a fan of the stand-out makeup move—or maybe it’s just that her makeup artist is, of course. Personally, I’m not a fan—it feels a little too overdone, like my lower lashes are in a look-at-me competition with my upper ones. That and the very small fact that I can never apply it without globs of mascara and clumps (and having to separate my individual lashes one by one with a safety pin—sorry, eyeballs!). But I’ve been working on my technique and have found three tricks that help:
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Do You Take Collagen In Your Coffee?

Can you drink your way to perfect skin? And when we say “drink,” we’re unfortunately not referring to beer and wine. Rather, we’re talking about beauty beverages, a trend which only slightly took off in the United States thanks to Borba and Glowelle, but is apparently a full-blown obsession in some Asian countries. The New York Times reports that more and more, drinks (and food) are still being marketed as beauty products: “Global food and drink product launches with a ‘beauty enhancing’ claim increased by a staggering 306 percent from 2005 to 2008.” To wit, you can now find a whole range of “skin-enhancing” food including Nescafe instant coffee infused with collagen (in Japan they put it in yogurt, apparently) and waters with Resveratrol.

So does this stuff actually work? Dermatologists say that you’re better off eating vitamin-rich meals. We guess it just depends on what seems more appetizing to you? A hot cuppa facial? Or a fruit cup? [NY Times] Keep reading »

Name The Reality TV Star!

We’re not usually ones to blow up a celeb’s plastic surgery spot, and we’re not saying “Real Housewife” Danielle Staub actually made a trip to the get-younger-and-slimmer doctor but … Yeah, the next season of table-flipping, shenanigan-fun won’t catch her with a surprised look on her face—well, beyond the one’s she’s got now, and forever more! [NYC, 1/5/10] Keep reading »

Cupcake Floss Makes Oral Hygiene Sweeter

“So, how often are you flossing?” your dentist asks.

“Uhhh … you know, everyday,” you lie.

He gives you a condescending look.

“Well … sometimes I get a little lazy, so maybe every other day,” you add.

Silence.

“OK, FINE! Whenever I feel like it, OK?”

How is it that dentists always manage to make you feel like a failure? They should know that flossing is just plain annoying. So maybe if you make it more fun with this cupcake-flavored floss, you’d actually do it from time to time, and pass your next exam with flying colors (or pearly whites). [$9, Fred Flare] Keep reading »

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