Category Archives: Newsworthy

What's New in Beauty: August 8, 2010

It was announced this week that designer L’Wren Scott partnered with Lancome for Holiday 2010. One of the collection’s highlights: a new day-to-night red lipstick. We’re intrigued. (via InStyle)

YSL has a new foundation, Teint Radiance, that promises flawless skin by diffusing light and imparting a radiant glow on skin. Sounds promising!

Another fashion- beauty collaboration was revealed this week, Marchesa x Le Métier de Beauté. Check out the gorgeous steely silver packaging – available exclusively September 10 at Bergdorf Goodman. (via The Cut)

SephoraMobile launched this week and good news for us – this is just the first step in their m-commerce strategy. Next up? A Beauty-to-Go app for iPhone and iPad launching later this year. (via Internet Retailer)

Chanel introduced new eyeshadow duos and KarlaSugar’s already got them swatched!  Misty-Soft, come to mama….

Bloomingdale’s has an exclusive Trish McEvoy Eye Must Haves collection, featuring a full-sized Instant Eye Lift under-eye brightener and line filler (love!)

Megan Fox landed a new gig this week when she was named the new face of Armani Cosmetics.  (via StyleList)

Weekend Reads: Beauty Beat

Lady Gaga graces the September cover of Vanity Fair rocking an all grey look. Check out All Lacquered Up to get the scoop on what grey is gracing Gaga’s nails.

Best Things in Beauty got her hands on Giorgio Armani’s Night Viper Collection this week. Check out her review – especially the swatch of the new #7 Eyes to Kill Palette.

Those little travel bottles staging a coup in your bathroom? Kristen at Beauty Addict shows us how to keep hotel amenities from taking over.

I’ve had my share of public transit beauty moments, namely watching one woman bravely (or stupidly?) apply mascara on a bumpy pothole-ridden bus ride. Read about how Mari from Sephora’s Beauty and the Blog is finding beauty inspiration on her commute.

Stila’s new Custom Color Blush taunted Karen at Makeup and Beauty Blog in the middle of the night. We hate when that happens!

Kari at Fab Over Forty is mad about plaid. Take a look at her recent review of Burberry Beauty.

The Non-Blonde gives us a closer look at Guerlain’s 2 Place Vendome Fall 2010 Eye Shadow Palette, which she describes as “made of awesome.” Drooling over here Gaia!

Looking for the perfect “purse” lip color that goes with everything? Cafe Makeup shows us a worthy option from Chanel.

Cindy at Prime Beauty shows us a natural, everyday makeup look using Becca’s Avalon Palette and Lancome’s new Defincils Precious Cells mascara.

Sabrina at The Beauty Look Book showed us what’s in her bag. We’re loving the beauty items packed into the adorable Paul & Joe makeup case — lots of Edward Bess and Chanel!

Shu Uemura To Be Discontinued in the U.S.

Women’s Wear Daily is reporting that Shu Uemura parent company L’Oreal is pulling it’s Shu Uemura displays and counters from US stores. If you are like me and like to make your Shu purchases in person, I’m afraid you only have a little while longer to do that because soon your only option will be purchasing from the brand’s website.

So why is L’Oreal shifting gears with Shu Uemura? Carol Hamilton, president of L’Oréal USA’s Luxury Division explained:

We love the brand, but it is a very small part of our portfolio. It’s a simple decision after a very complex analysis: we have a very large portfolio, and we want to focus on growing the brands which have a larger presence in the U.S. market.

Some of the larger brands referred to above are Lancome, Giorgio Armani and Yves Saint Laurent. Did you know that the brand does 80% of its business in Asia? With a stat like that, the move starts to make more sense but definitely saddens me. I think a trip to my local Shu counter is in order to starting building a wishlist. How about you?

Julia Roberts Signs with Lancome

julia-roberts-lancome Just in from WWD…Julia Roberts will become Lancome newest global ambassadress joining Kate Winslet and Anne Hathaway. Here’s the scoop straight from WWD.

Pretty Woman has succumbed to the charms of the beauty industry: Julia Roberts, one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, has been tapped as the “global ambassadress” for Lancôme, WWD has learned exclusively.

“By her remarkable personality and career, Julia Roberts is an emblematic woman of her time,” said Youcef Nabi, president of Lancome International. “Her exceptional talent, her radiance and her strong commitments perfectly echo Lancôme’s values. We are convinced she will embody the brand in the most sublime way possible.”

Lancome executives declined to give further details on the relationship between Roberts and the brand, including the amount the actress is being paid to sell the products, the length of her contract and specific duties, saying more would be revealed early next year.

Roberts is the latest in a string of Hollywood A-listers entering the beauty realm — and one of the industry’s biggest “gets” in years. Demi Moore was signed to a similar deal with Lancôme sister brand Helena Rubinstein, as the face of its Wanted fragrance, earlier this year.

What do you think about Julia as one of Lancome’s new faces? I think this is a great move on their part. Julia is a unique beauty and I think she’ll do great things working with Lancome… can’t wait to see her ad campaigns!


Allure November 2009 Cover Girl: Kristen Stewart


Oh could the timing be any more perfect on this one? I think not. With New Moon opening in November, actress Kristen Stewart (a.k.a. Bella) is gracing November’s Allure cover for the first time. The issue hits NY/LA newsstands on October 13th and everywhere else October 20th.

Until you get your hands on a copy, go behind the scenes at Kristen’s cover shoot at the Santa Monica Pier and check out Kristen’s style transformation throughout the years.

Beyonce to Launch Own Perfume in Spring 2010

This just in… Beyonce rocked the MTV Video Music Awards last night (didn’t she look like a goddess?) and in the spring, you can rock her new perfume. Beyonce Knowles has just signed a deal with Coty Inc. to produce her own perfume, according to Women’s Wear Daily. The fragrance is scheduled to launch in spring in the Americas and worldwide in fall 2010.


While she may have been the face of perfumes by Tommy Hilfiger and Emporio Armani, this is Beyonce’s first foray into creating her own perfume and she’ll be doing it with the same company who started the whole celebrity perfume craze back with J-Lo in 2002. Coty’s line up of celebrity perfumes now includes Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwen Stefani, Celine Dion, Kylie Minogue, Kimora Lee Simmons, Kate Moss, Shania Twain, Victoria Beckham and David Beckham.

In addition to a huge advertising campaign, Beyonce will do personal appearances to support the fragrance. She says:

For me, fragrance reflects a woman’s attitude and unique sense of style. While I love various perfumes, I haven’t found a scent that truly personifies me as a woman. Working with Coty, I was able to turn my ideal fragrance into a reality by creating an alluring and sophisticated fragrance; one that’s reflective of my inner power.

This might be a perfume I would actually buy… if Oprah thinks Jay-Z is the best smelling man in the world, can you imagine what her idea fragrance would be?

Stila Cosmetics is BACK!

Good news ladies, Stila Cosmetics is back! After being acquired by a new company, Stila’s website is finally back in action and ready for business.


To show their appreciation to loyal Stila girls for their dedication and love, new owner Lynn Tilton and Stila is giving a free Stila Appreciation 24kt Luxe Lip Gloss with any purchase over $25 starting tomorrow morning. Just enter in code APPRECIATE during check out.

So… what are you picking up? Let us know in the comments.

The Golden Compact Awards

gca_icon_awards It is my pleasure to introduce to you the Golden Compact Awards. Michelle from All Lacquered Up, Amber from Beauty Blogging Junkie, Jamie from The Beauty of Life, Lilan from The Daily Cookie and Carolyn from The Daily Obsession are the panelist for the first ever beauty awards for the blogging community.

As a thank you to everyone who votes, they will also be hosting a giveaway with items from the finalists. One lucky winner will be selected at random to win prizes from brands like Barbar Hair Tools, China Glaze, Givenchy, Herbal Essences, Orly, philosophy, Prescriptives, Tommy Hilfiger Fragrances, Vera Wang Fragrances and more.

Go vote for your favorite products and good luck!