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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Must have beauty products: Shu Uemura cleansing oil

A cult favorite for decades, the Japanese beauty brand's gentle cleansing oil gets a bright new look with limited-edition "Tokyo Kamon Girls" bottles designed in collaboration with manga artist Moyoca Anno, from $65.

Must have beauty products: Pantene Pro-V Full & Thick 2-IN-1

"My shampoo is Pantene," country singer Leanne Womack recently said of her hair care must-have. And the budget-friendly brand's much-loved classic 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner, $4, is getting the star treatment with a new gold-rimmed cap – but with the same formula that made it a classic.

Nelly Shows Off His New Women’s Fragrance

Following on the success of his women’s clothing line of the same name, the multi-platinum rapper-designer Nelly will add fragrance to his empire with the launch of Apple Bottoms by Nelly, with prices starting at $48 a bottle.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Revlon colorstay ultimate liquid lipstick

One coat of Revlon's all-in-one revolution in long-wear lipstick will make you a convert, lasting from breakfast, through lunch – and even dinner! And the formula's built-in topcoat is ultra-conditioning, while each of the 20 satiny shades ensure you'll find a color that's flattering for you.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Sephora fame glosses

The long-awaited remake of the '80s classic might not be hitting theaters until Sept. 25 – but Sephora lets you feed your need for Fame with limited-edition glosses in five rising star-worthy shades, $10 each.

Skin so soft signature silk body wash and lotion

Avon's body care classic is getting a makeover with a rich, new formula that uses time-released conditioners to keep skin hydrated from morning to night. The thick, creamy wash jumpstarts the day with an invigorating burst of the line's updated scent, while the lotion smoothes skin instantly. Preview the duo now for just $1 each mini bottle.

Coloressential Lipcolor

The celebrity makeup artist's latest lipsticks, $17 each, keep the jet-setter in mind with five shades named after the world's style capitals, including berry-hued New York City, pink Dallas, red Milan, beige Dubai and coral South Beach. And the silky lip colors take the worry out of finding the perfect hue – each color is designed to flatter a wide variety of skin tones

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sensai by Kanebo cleansers

"I had horrible acne for 3 years, I cried every day," Miley Cyrus recently revealed on Twitter. Her skin-saving solution? Cult-favorite brand SENSAI by Kanebo Silky Purifying Step 1 Cleansing Gel with Scrub and Step 2 Mud Soap Wash & Mask, $50 each, which she says, "changed my life :) I just washed my face and SMILED. That is a miracle…my skin’s not just clear but healthy and soft!!"

Nexxus Dualiste color protection & anti-breakage shampoo & conditioner

The pro-loved brand's Dualiste line of shampoos and conditioners do double duty, preventing split ends while protecting against hair color's sneaky enemy: water – which is surprisingly the number one cause of color fade. The dual-chamber products' revolutionary formula provides 40 percent better color retention than ordinary shampoo according to the brand's comparison study, $15 each

Must have beauty products: Marc Jacobs Lola fragrance

The provocative designer brings a high-fashion sensibility to his scent, a flirtatious fruity-floral with notes of d'Anjou pear, fuchsia peony and vanilla, dressed to the nines in a bottle topped with a swirl of runway-ready brights, from $65.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Lipstick Queen Chinatown glossy pencil

Give your pout downtown sizzle with Lipstick Queen's glossy pencils inspired by Roman Polanski's classic film, Chinatown. Each of the five sheer shades, $20, including hot pink Crime, vibrant purple Mystery, scarlet Thriller, orange Genre and watermelon Chase, make this season's brights trend gorgeously wearable. And the quirky jumbo pencil deserves rave reviews for being as it is fabulous.

Christian Siriano for Victoria Secret Makeup

The Project Runway winner is taking a break from clothing and getting fierce with a limited-edition Vicoria's Secret makeup line for lips, eyes and face, from $14, inspired by the textures and colors of his fall 2009 runway collection.

Must have beauty products: Acqua Di Parma Magnolia Nobile

Since its days as a favorite of Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant, the European perfume house's creations have been on the must-have list of Hollywood royalty. Poised to become another classic, their newest fragrance offers a refined blend of magnolia, rose jasmine and tuberose inspired by the secluded gardens of Italian villas, $105 for 1.7 oz..

Beyonce to create a signature scent

Competition in the celebrity fragrance market just got a little fiercer. WWD reports that Beyonce has officially signed a deal with Coty Inc. — the same company who is responsible for Halle Berry, Sarah Jessica Paker and Gwen Stefani's scents — to produce her own perfume.

“For me, fragrance reflects a woman’s attitude and unique sense of style,” Beyonce told WWD. 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.” And while this is Beyonce’s first shot at creating a scent, the superstar singer has fronted fragrance campaigns such as Tommy Hillfiger’s True Star in 2004 and Emporio Armani's Diamonds fragrance in 2007.

No details on what her scent will smell like, but Beyonce’s fragrance is set to hit stores this spring.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Yves Saint Laurent collector sun powder

Taking Africa's sun-splashed landscape for inspiration, YSL's limited-edition bronzing powder, $72, leaves skin with an elegant glow. Housed in a wooden case inset with the brand's iconic logo, the compact lends summer beauty a touch of exotic glamour.

Sally Hershberger Shagg collection

Almost as good as a house call from the famed stylist-to-the-stars herself, Sally Hershberger's complete line of Shagg cleansing, conditioning and styling products (from $9.50) give layered cuts bounce and volume using super lightweight formulas that refuse to weigh hair down.

Must have beauty products: Mark mists juicy body fragrances

Spritz on a little summer sunshine with Mark's light and fruity splashes including Just Peachy, Luscious Mango, Tangerine Squeeze or Very Watermelon ($10 each), which contain real fruit extracts and hydrate while they scent skin with irresistibly fresh fragrances

Audrey Tautou's new Chanel No.5 images

It’s been nearly a year since French film star Audrey Tautou filled the shoes of Nicole Kidman as the face of Chanel No 5. And with her film Coco Before Chanel slated to debut on September 25th and a new print campaign for the fragrance about to launch, the actress is talking how playing Coco Chanel brought her new perspective to her role as the face of the fragrance — and sharing her latest Chanel No 5 ads.

“The feature film enabled me to learn a lot more about Coco Chanel,” Audrey says of playing the style icon. “She was an innovator, ahead of her era. The fact that she created a fragrance in the 1920s that could just as easily have been created yesterday reflects the standard of excellence that applied to everything she did in her life.” She continues, “By playing Coco and getting to know her, I understood, even more, just how unique N°5 really is.”

Monday, September 14, 2009

Must have beauty products: Rouge G De Guerlain

Guerlain's newest launch elevates the simple lipstick tube to luxe accessory. Housed in a white-gold coated case designed by famed jeweler Lorenz Bäumer, Rouge G's cap slides off to reveal twin mirrors perfectly designed for reflecting back dewy lips in any of the line's 25 radiant shades, $45 each.

Must have beauty products: Xen-Tan premium sunless tanning

Xen-Tan is already a Hollywood favorite, loved by everyone from Ashley Tisdale to Ashley Olsen for giving skin a flawless olive-toned glow. Their newest luxury collection takes tanning technology up a notch, with innovations like Transform Luxe, $30. Unlike most building self- tanners, this product gives instant results, which are easy to maintain with a daily dose of the ultra-moisturizing lotion.

Must have beauty products: Rock & Republic blush

Celeb makeup artist Tina Turnbow went "X-Rated" for Weeds beauty Mary-Louise Parker's recent TV appearance – using Rock & Republic's star-loved blush in the sexy hue, $40. "It adds a great sweet flush – like candy!" Tina says. Her tip for keeping brights flattering? "Play up one area of the face at a time."

Must have beauty products: Decleor Hydra Floral moisturizer

When celebrity makeup artist Romy Soleimani learned she was heading to a shoot with Leighton Meester, she brought along her favorite cult beauty must-have to share with the Gossip Girl beauty: Decléor’s new Hydra Floral moisturizer, $58. "I love the way it smells," Soleimani says of the all-natural cream, which uses floral extracts, essential oils and exotic raw materials from the island of Madagascar. "It's light, absorbs right into the skin and is a great base for makeup." And, she reveals, "Leighton’s now hooked on it, too!"

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Must have beauty products: Garnier nutritioniste ultra-lift pro deep wrinkle roller

Garnier's cooling and lifting roller-ball technology not only feels like a trip to the facialist, but its massaging action stimulates skin's circulation and allows deeper penetration of Pro-Xylane, a patented molecule that plumps and replenishes moisture, $18.

Must have beauty products: YES TO cucumbers

Time to go green! Yes To Cucumbers' complete collection of cleansers and conditioners for body, face and hair (from $9) harness the natural cooling properties of organic cucumbers. Our favorite? The Eye Love Cucumbers Soothing Eye Gel ($15), which is even more refreshing – and a lot more practical – than old-school slices over the eyes. Plus, the Yes To brand is a star-tested favorite of gorgeously green celebs including Nicole Richie and Katherine Heigl.

Must have beauty products: Clean start by Dermalogica

Dermalogica is giving teens face time with a new eight-product collection that addresses high-school nightmares like acne and oily skin with the same level of research and science that earned their adult collections a loyal cult following, starting at $16.

Must have beauty products: Bye bye undereye by IT cosmetics

Say au revoir to tired-looking eyes with full-coverage concealer, $24, that stays put all day long. The highly pigmented product blends flawlessly – no wonder the brand has already earned die-hard celebs fans, including Dancing with the Stars' Karina Smirnoff.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Must have beauty products: Estée Lauder advanced night repair

Nighttime skin care's gold standard serum since 1982 has a revolutionary new formula, which builds on its DNA-repairing original with added innovations that synchronize and optimize repair of environmental damage – all while you sleep, $48.

Malin + Goetz Moisturizing shampoo and intensive hair mask

Give dehydrated hair quick relief with this just-launched hair-care duo from the cult favorite beauty brand loved by Michelle Williams and Maggie Gyllenhaal. The nutrient-rich shampoo locks in moisture naturally as it cleans, while the 5-minute mask revives even the most stressed tresses, $25 each.

Eos Smooth sphere lip balm

"I love these," says Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick of EOS's $4 balms, "They are wicked!" Evan Rachel Wood agrees: "These are so cool....You can use them as stress balls!" The organic domed design glides on as precisely as a finger – and is fun enough to be Hollywood's hottest beauty buy.

Must have beauty products: Body shop soft hands kind heart

The name says it all – The Body Shop's newest charity lotion keeps your hard-working hands so soft. $6 of the $10 purchase price of each fresh-scented lotion, which is infused with soothing angelica extract and organic olive oil, goes directly to ECPAT, an international organization that battles child exploitation.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Celebrity beauty trends: Cat eyes

These days some of Hollywood's hottest ladies – including Rihanna and Jessica Stroup – are rimming their eyes in chic up-sweeps of black liner.

Celebrity beauty trends: Twisted updos

Putting a twist on their red carpet looks, Maria Menounos and Molly Sims twirl their bangs into elegant updos.

Celebrity beauty trends: Veronica lake locks

Channeling the femme fatale's film noir waves, Megan Fox and Kate Bosworth bring Old Hollywood glamour back to the red carpet.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Celebrity beauty trends: Tangerine lips

Adding a touch of summer brights to their red-carpet style, Chloe Sevigny and Melissa George get ready for a close-up with sun-kissed pouts in a citrus shade.

Celebrity beauty trends: Inner blue liner

It's blue eyes ahead! Singer Ashanti and reality star Stephanie Pratt highlight their peepers with splashes of bright blue to just the inside of the lower lash line.

Celebrity beauty trends: Braided hairline

Talk about fashion plaits! Rashida Jones and Jennifer Aniston stay sweet by working their bangs into pretty French braids.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Celebrity beauty trends: Bright Lips

As seen on Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, Chloë Sevigny and Ciara. Celebrity painted their lips in bright coral, pink or orange.

It is recommended to keep it really clean on the eye when wearing a bright lip. Try a nude shadow with mascara or really thin eyeliner.

Celebrity beauty trends: Half-shaved head

Cassie might have started the trend, but stars like Carmen Electra quickly followed suit, adding edge to their style by shearing off one side of their long hair.

Celebrity beauty trends: Cat liner

Giving their eyes feline appeal, Jordana Brewster and Fergie sweep on flicked-up strokes of glam liquid liner.

Celebrity beauty trend: Graphic face paint

It's a beauty battle – and Drew Barrymore and Solange Knowles are putting on their war paint, streaking their faces with wild blue strokes.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Celebrity beauty trends: Matte red lips

Diane Kruger and Sienna Miller anticipate fall's bold lips trend with sweeps of deep crimson.

Celebrity beauty trends: Minty shadow

Kim Kardashian and Kristen Stewart freshen up their summer style by defining their eyes with pretty green shadow.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Celebrity beauty trends: Comb-over

Mary-Kate Olsen and Chloe Sevigny put a girly spin on the classic comb-over – that trumps even the Donald.

Celebrity beauty trends: Burgundy lipstick

Supermodel Eva Herzigova and actress Rachel Weisz go goth on the red carpet with dark burgundy lipstick.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Celebrity beauty trends: Braided Ponys

The ponytail gets sexy for summer! Kate Hudson and Diane Kruger show how to do it, braiding theirs loosely from root to tips.

Celebrity beauty trend: Copper Eyes

Leighton Meester and Ashlee Simpson-Wentz smoke out their eyes in fall's hottest metallic – copper.