How long will Twilight mania continue? Only Alice Cullen may be able to predict that. But what I can say is that if you are a Twihard, you might be interested in the following item we spotted at NailTourage. Twilight Beauty's Nox Twilight Nail Polish ($7 each or $65 for the whole set) brings Twilight to your fingertips. (The word Nox is Italian for the Roman goddess of the night. You know, a nod to the Volturi, who reside in Italy and all.)The bottles are decked out with a pewter Cullen coven crest, and each of the 12 shades is supposed to represent of a member of the Cullen clan. With names like Red Velvet, Disco Darling, and Citrus, I'm not quite seeing how these names pay homage to each of the characters — unless, of course, Edward is a closet KC and the Sunshine Band fan. Stranger things have happened, you know.
You might have noticed that at Sugar HQ, it's New Moon galore, and so that you can get your fill of Twilight mania, too, I've rounded up six of our most fun, informative posts on the subject. It's all here, whether you want to look like Bella to impress your own Edward, covet Ashley Greene's gorgeous hair and makeup, are interested in a few awesome Twihard tattoos, or just want to see how Twi-mad people on Etsy have gone. Take a look and get in the spirit.
Last year, beauty brands hoped that black lips would be big. Unless I missed out on a convention of Bauhaus fans, the sooty-kiss look wasn't an enormous success — going dark just didn't work for most women. Will this season be different? From a sales standpoint, probably so, because Twilight Beauty has a black lip gloss. (The Cullen connection alone will mean they'll sell.) The Volturi Twilight Enrapture gloss ($12) in Arsenic is a licorice-scented sheer gloss with light gold shimmer — so your lips can sparkle like a vamp.
Of course, that's not the only place black is popping up. MAC is about to release an all-noir collection that includes three black lip glosses and two black lipsticks. Already on the market: Lipstick Queen in Black Tie Optional, Shu Uemura in Black 099, and NYX lipstick in Black Onyx. Want to take a baby step into this trend? Go for sheer washes over opaque colors, and consider using these sooty shades to darken your existing lip color.