Beauty mavens and Disney fans rejoice: MAC's forthcoming Venomous Villains makeup collection is almost here! Take a sneak peek at this buzzed-about collaboration, and see what Cruella, Maleficent, the Evil Queen, and Dr. Facilier have inspired.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?