Category Archives: Newsworthy

What's New in Beauty: November 7, 2010

Are you near a Designer Fragrances & Cosmetic Outlet store? If so, take advantage of the Friends & Family sale starting November 10!

Taylor Swift will be designing a new fragrance for Elizabeth Arden, due out fall 2011. []

Clarins ‘Barocco’ holiday collection is filled with beautiful, stunning products.

Earlier this week, we gave you the scoop on the colors coming for CND’s Shellac.

Leighton Meester is the face of Vera Wang’s new fragrance due next summer. [Stylelist]

Ulta’s got a new Benefit exclusive, Triple the Glossy, that’s worth checking out.

What's New in Beauty: October 31, 2010

Stila launched a new app for iPhone and iPad this week, Get the Look.

Josie Maran premiered her new Argan Serum Matchmaker Foundation on QVC Friday Night Beauty. We’re beyond intrigued!

Bobbi Brown’s “Everything Eye Kit” exclusive to Bloomingdales contains everything you need for a gorgeous look, including a new gel eyeliner in Thunderstorm.

Amanda Seyfried is the new face of Clé de Peau Beauté. [Teen Vogue]

Birchbox lands $1.4 M from investors [TechCrunch]

What's New in Beauty: October 24, 2010

Photo Courtesy: Eco-Tools via The Cut

New and improved Eco-Tools brushes expected to arrive next week. [The Cut]

Tarte hopes you have a Happy Halloween – no trick, all treat! Through October 31, save $5 at checkout by entering code TREAT. []

Sephora’s online Friends & Family sale is in full-swing. Through November 4, enter code FF2010 at checkout to save 20%.

Take a sneak peek at Katy Perry’s OPI line due in 2011 [BellaSugar]

What's New in Beauty: October 17, 2010

Photo Source: NARS

NARS announced on Facebook that it is opening its first boutique in New York’s West Village – 413 Bleecker St. Can’t wait!

Have an iPhone or iPad? Download the new ‘Sephora to go’ app — I’m loving this already.

Brazilian Blowout under fire for formaldehyde. [New York Times]

In perfect harmony with Paul & Joe’s Symphony holiday collection [Bella Sugar]

Bobbi Brown released an online exclusive: Mini Bobbi Brights Palette  

Jordin Sparks revealed her beauty must-haves at the product launch event for her new fragrance [Style Bistro]

Lancôme’s holiday palettes and brush sets are now available.

What's New in Beauty: September 19, 2010

File this under need: Stila’s Acai Crush is now available at

Urban Decay’s looking for the next Pocket Rocket Lip Gloss hunk. Submit your man or cast your vote at

Lady Gaga got herself a fragrance deal — coming our way Spring 2012. (StyleList)

Glossy green eyes and matte lips, courtesy of NARS, rule the Marc Jacobs runway (LA Times)

Bobbi Brown is now available at Sephora.

Tarte Cosmetics: A PhD drop-out shakes up the beauty biz – great story! (TIME)

What's New in Beauty: September 12, 2010

Source: Sophy Robson

  • First comes the Tom Ford lipstick then comes the Tom Ford nail polish….with this red, I’m definitely on board, Black Orchid will be mine! [Sophy Robson]
  • Butter London & Vena Cava do it again with an easy to do half-moon manicure. [Elle]
  • Carrie Underwood is Olay’s first ever brand ambassador. [Stylelist]
  • Le Metier de Beaute is now available at Nordstrom, although online only. [Nordstrom]
  • It’s official, Lady Gaga and Coty to make sweet, sweet perfume together. [Bellasugar]
  • Heidi Klum is the new artistic director for Coty’s European brand Astor. [People StyleWatch]
  • Laura Mercier’s Fresh Fig collection makes its debut. [Laura Mercier]
  • Will Katy Perry start a trend by wearing Russell Brand on her nails? [Style MTV]

What's New in Beauty: September 5, 2010

Do you like to spoon? Zoya released a new color spoon system that allows you to preview colors before purchasing a bottle. All Lacquered Up  has the exclusive scoop on the spooning.

Benefit’s Maggie and Annie have a new collection – Femme Metale – available exclusively to Sephora Beauty Insiders.  This “precious metal” eye kit features three metallic liners (a first!) and three creaseless cream shadows.

Uh-oh. Fragrance spat between Kim Kardashian and Sephora may cause Sephora to pull the line altogether.

Through September 6, Tarte’s offering a special birthday discount on Take $10 off any order of $20 or more with code BDAY at checkout.

Sue Devitt is entering the world of fragrance with Golden Temple Effusion Eau de Toilette. Check out the sneak peek from WWD Sue Devitt posted on Twitter.

Are men wearing more cosmetics? Yes…and no, according to this New York Times piece.

The secret to ageless eyes? According to La Mer, it’s housed in the new Eye Balm Intense.

Bella Sugar featured the most interesting bottle redesign ever, courtesy of Phillipe Starck’s new L’Air du Temps. Would you want that on your vanity?  

Rodial skin and body care is now available at As is La Metier de Beaute!

Good news for international fans of Estee Lauder – the brand is ramping up e-commerce overseas with plans to launch new sites in Brazil, Austria, Denmark, Sweden and Norway this year alone.

What's New in Beauty: August 29, 2010

Image via Birchbox

Have you heard of Birchbox? It’s a new service that, for $10 each month, delivers beauty samples to your door. And by the looks of the samples above, it’s pretty fabulous!

Both Nordstrom and Stila launched new websites this week. Look out for larger than life product images on and even swatches.

Kiehl’s introduced a new moisturizer into its facial fuel for men line: the Facial Fuel Age Combat Moisture Gel.

Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion is finally available in a squeeze tube! But this special-edition “professional” size is only available for a limited time.

WWD reports that Kate Somerville will release two new skin care kits and a book this fall.

Through Sephora’s new “Kiss for a Cause” campaign, $1 from every lip product purchased from Sephora will be donated to The Beauty Bus Foundation. A perfect excuse to buy a new fall lip and help a worthy cause!

Want! Fekkai’s Essential Shea Pot de Creme, an intense moisturizing treatment, can be used on dry hair or blown out with a round brush for smooth locks.

What's New in Beauty: August 22, 2010

Laura Mercier launched her new Smooth Crème Foundation, exclusive to Neiman Marcus (for now).

Tweezerman’s newest collaboration with Betsey Johnson was revealed. Look out for tweezers featuring Betsey babes, skulls and roses.

Carla attended the CRAVESeattle Summer Party this week. Check out the recap and find CRAVE in a city near you.

Clinique further expanded its Redness Solutions line with a Targeted Corrector. One shade fits all.

AHAVA, known for its skin care products using Dead Sea minerals, will launch its new Mineral Makeupcare collection September1. Look out for it at your next visit to Ulta.

Makeup-lover Kim Kardashian landed the September cover of Allure. In the interview, she reveals her secrets to a flawless face. [People StyleWatch]

NARS Luxor Lip Gloss has landed at Nordstrom.

What's New in Beauty: August 15, 2010

Jo Malone introduced a new scent – English Pear & Freesia – inspired by a walk in the orchard. Every note sounds divine!

There’s a new liquid lipstick in town, courtesy of Korres. The Raspberry Antioxidant Liquid Lipstick is available in five, high-pigment shades and contains raspberry and pomegranate extracts and certified organic acai palm pulp oil.

Winging it tonight: Benefit launched a liquid liner called Magic Ink. You can see it in action on Secret Life of a Benefit Gal, the company’s blog.

Nordstrom is running a 12-piece gift with purchase with any $100 purchase. We’re digging the bag – always a sucker for a great makeup bag.

Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist Intense is formulated with 50 percent more pigment than traditional lipstick – and it was released in 50 (yes 5-0) shades and three finishes, from matte to pearly to satin.

Tarte Cosmetics is now available at Ulta. This excites us very much – another place to access a brand we heart.

In sustainable packaging news:  Procter & Gamble will begin using renewable sugarcane-derived plastic in select Pantene, Cover Girl and Max Factor products next year. (via Environmental Leader)