Tweezing isn't exactly on every woman's list of fun things to do. But now, thanks to the always-colorful Betsey Johnson, hair removal just got a little more exciting. The kooky designer has collaborated with Tweezerman on a trio of Betsey Johnson Designer Series slanted tweezers ($25 each). The lineup includes a black with the Betsey "babe" face, a neon pink with white Betsey skulls, and a white with pink Betsey rosebuds. Look for the vibrant implements at Sephora and Betsey Johnson boutiques starting Sept. 1. Will you tweeze Betsey-style?
Khloe and husband Lamar Odom are apparently set to launch their own unisex scent, Unbreakable. "My hubby just spilled the beans on our unisex fragrance," Khloe tweeted last night. With the recent launch of the Kardashian sisters' self-tanner, it appears the family is intent on building its beauty business. Would you buy the scent?
Today, we induct a newbie into the ever-growing category of celebrity fragrances — Shakira. The hip-shaking star plans to launch her first scent, S by Shakira ($17-$35), come September. (Incidentally, her US tour will also start the same month.)
According to José Manuel Albesa of Puig, the manufacturer behind S, Shakira was "extremely hands-on" during the whole process. The juice, which will feature notes of jasmine, sandalwood, benzoin, amber accord, and vanilla, is a nod to scents she had an affinity for as a child: chocolate with strawberries, honey, and a baby's skin. "Like a song, a perfume has different notes which together are the harmony," Shakira said of the experience.
"My feeling is that personal care and beauty should not only be effortless but accessible for everyone," she added. That's why you'll find S, encased in packaging with gold accents, in both midtier department stores and drugstores. And don't be surprised if the line eventually expands. "We have plans long term; first we want to concentrate on this and do it right," said Albesa.
We may have learned a few lessons or two from Mad Men, and now you can get even more beauty inspiration from the show. That's because Mad-Men-inspired nail polish is coming our way. With all the martinis being slung around at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, it makes perfect sense that the polish brand chosen for this venture would be a cocktail-inspired line, Nailtini.
Janie Bryant, the costume designer for the series, said she was inspired by fabrics of the '60s, like satin, velvet, and lamé, when creating the limited-edition polish shades ($14). Check out the lacquers — Bourbon Satin (a brown), French 75 (a gold), Deauville (a platinum), and Stinger (an iridescent) — at Duane Reade's Look and CVS's Beauty 360 in a few months.
Maybe you knew that legendary actor Peter Fonda has a fondness for motorcycles. (Easy Rider, anyone?) But did you know that Kiehl's owns a collection of vintage motorcycles? Yep.
It makes perfect sense, then, that the skin care company's latest limited-edition release, a motorcycle-inspired Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 ($50), will kick off with a six-day charitable bike ride. Featuring motorcycling icons like Fonda and musician Josh Homme, the 20-person group will start their engines in San Diego on Aug. 2, concluding their trip five days later in the Bay Area.
Stopping by Kiehl's stores along the way, the pack plans to donate $60,000 to benefit amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. Look for the moisturizer to rev up to Kiehl's stores in California and the New York flagship store, as well as on the Kiehl's website on Aug. 1. Even better? One hundred percent of the profits (up to $25,000) will go to amfAR.
Update: Pictures of MAC's Wonder Woman collection are here!
What could be more awesome than a collaboration between MAC and Wonder Woman, you ask? Well, nothing, really, which is why we're super-excited that DC Comics and MAC just announced plans for a whole line of color cosmetics featuring Diana Prince and her sweet, sweet headband.
It won't be launching until Spring 2011, which gives us plenty of time to daydream of potential products and shade names: Amazonian lipstick, Golden Tiara eye shadow, Invisible Airplane concealer. I think there should definitely be some sort of snap-on Bracelets of Victory palette, too, but what color names and cute packaging do you think the brilliant minds at MAC and DC should come up with?
Perhaps you own a lipstick, eye shadow, or nail polish that happens to share your name, but how would you like to be the direct inspiration behind a beauty product? That's exactly the case for heiress Daphne Guinness, who has inspired a new eye shadow shade ($23) that will be named after her. The deep royal purple shade will be available July 15 and will be featured as part of the brand's Fall collection. (We've had a peek, and it's gorgeous.)
Daphne's not the first celebrity to inspire a color. Polly Blitzer had a shade of Essie nail polish, Just Say Fiancée, made for her wedding. Back when Jeanne Lobell owned Stila, she created Natalie lipstick ($17) — as in Natalie Portman. If you had a cosmetic named for you, what would you want it to be?
If you've been loving MAC's recent collaborations with fashion-centric brands like Liberty of London, then you'll be excited for the brand's next collection. Alice + Olivia designer Stacey Bendet teamed with the makeup juggernaut to create an assortment of limited-edition items. The set will feature vividly hued trios of eye pigments, Dazzleglass glosses, and nail polishes. The color palette is in line with Alice + Olivia's flirty, fun fashion sense, and we're loving the turquoise, bright pink and violet shades. The collection lands July 8, so mark your calendars if you're a big fan — and don't miss a sneak peek at next season's must-haves from the clothing line.
In the latest movie crossover news, Fresh is collaborating with Sony Pictures to create an Eat, Pray, Love fragrance collection ($32 each). Named after Elizabeth Gilbert's bestselling book and the upcoming film of the same name, each scent represents a different part of Elizabeth's journey. The fragrances will be available at Fresh stores and online starting July 15. What do you think about the beauty brand's latest perfume venture? Will you eat them up, or are you not really loving it so much?