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MAC Creating Marilyn Monroe-Inspired Makeup Collection

By Heather Gunderman on
Marilyn Monroe (Getty Images) MAC, usually known for its cutting-edge cosmetics, has announced plans to offer a limited edition collection of Marilyn Monroe-inspired makeup. According to WWD, the product launch will introduce approximately 30 items, including eyeliner, eyeshadow, lipstick and nail lacquer, all created to conjure the sultry star's retro style. At first the trend-setting company's choice to evoke the blond bombshell might seem inconsistent when compared with their many...Read Full Story

Estée Lauder to Launch 'Mad Men'-Inspired Makeup

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Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks, Cara Bruno (Getty Images) Estee Lauder Mad Men Collection Evening Rose Creme Rouge and Signature Lipstick in Cherry  Estée Lauder is launching some Mad Men-inspired makeup just in time for the stylish show's fifth season premiere on March 25. Jane Hertzmark Hudis, global president of the iconic 66-year-old beauty brand, felt there was a connection to the show, saying, "We were there in the sixties—it's not creating something inspired by the sixties; we...Read Full Story

Celebs Inspire Oscar-Themed Nail Polish Collection

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Rachel Weisz (Getty Images) Julep Oscars Collection  Looking for the perfect nail color for your upcoming Oscar party? Well Julep, creators of colorful celeb-themed nail polish, has introduced a new line inspired by this year's Academy Awards nominees. The Oscars Collection contains seven intensely-hued lacquers, all worthy of the red carpet. Three of the collection's shades commemorate women nominated for best actress in a leading role: Glenn (Close) is a "bold berry red shimmer"; Viola...Read Full Story

Celebs Incite Blond Tresses Trend

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Adele (Getty Images) First Rihanna debuted a lightened 'do. Then Adele attended the Grammy Awards with golden locks that matched her many gramophone statuettes. Soon after, we got word that Demi Lovato had tinted her tresses too. Could this bevy of brunette celebs be testing the old theory about blondes having more fun?In addition to the ladies who took their look full-throttle flaxen, a couple of other darkly tressed stars opted to become temporarily towheads. Victoria Justice tried...Read Full Story

Oscar de la Renta Designs Nail Polish and Lipstick Collection

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(ImaxTree) We fell in love with Oscar de la Renta's pale gray-blue lacquer as soon as we spotted it on the Fall 2012 runway. So we were thrilled to hear the designer is entering the nail (and lip) game with an upcoming collection of six polishes and lipsticks.The gorgeous pastel polish will be part of the Oscar de la Renta Essential Luxuries Collection set to launch in October. Three of the nail lacquers were introduced on the runway: Red Carnation, bold and feisty; Aubergine, a glossy...Read Full Story

Fergie Is the New Face of Wet 'n' Wild Cosmetics

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Fergie (PacificCoastNews) Fergie (PacificCoastNews) The Duchess is expanding her realm with a new brand endorsement. Wet 'n' Wild, makers of ultra-bright and affordable makeup, announced Fergie will be their new global beauty ambassador. Looks like the colorful cosmetics company is getting ready to compete with the big names in the beauty biz already relying on star support. WWD reported Wet 'n' Wild is "going on the offensive to reinforce its place in beauty aisles as the playful...Read Full Story

Grammy Gift Bags Will Include 24-Carat Gold Nail Polish

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AnnaLynne McCord (Bauer Griffin) Red Carpet Manicure LED Gel Polish  Red Carpet Manicure will be adding a pricey piece of swag to celeb gift bags at the 2012 Grammy Awards. Sunday night the makers of the at-home LED gel manicure system will be gifting nail polish that contains 24-carat gold. The luxe limited-edition lacquer, identified as Amore 24, will be available in the Grammy Gift Lounge for the gaggles of glitterati. Racked.com reported that RCM will be hanging out "where celebrities...Read Full Story

Beyonce Inspires with Brilliant Blue Nail Polish

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Beyonce Knowles (PacificCoastNews) Beyonce Knowles paid tribute to baby Blue Ivy when she showed up at Carnegie Hall for husband Jay-Z's benefit concert Monday night. In honor of her new daughter, she wore vivid blue nail polish along with an exquisite ring featuring an enormous sparkling sapphire. Celebrity manicurist Lisa Logan tweeted about B.'s brightly-hued fingertips, writing, "Check out Beyonce's blue nails called Baker Street by Nailsinc I love this color!!!" The azure shade made...Read Full Story

Nicole Scherzinger's New Role as ImPRESS Press-On Manicure Spokesperson

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Nicole Scherzinger (Getty Images) Nicole Scherzinger for imPRESS Press-On Manicure Press-on nails? Is it still 1987? According to Nicole Scherzinger, the newest breed of temporary nails has greatly improved since those Lee self-adhesive options first reared their ugly plastic tips 25 years ago. She actually liked Broadway Nails' new ImPRESS Press-On Manicure so much she became the company's brand ambassador. Broadway Nails describes their faux finger decor as "fashion for you nails...a...Read Full Story

Check Out the Beauty Swag in Our Pinterest Contest Gift Bag!

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(Photos by YSL, Dior and Chanel) New York Fashion Week is underway and the Internet is blowing up with Pinterest love, so we thought it'd be a great time to have a Pinterest Runway Style Contest and give winners lots of free beauty products right before Spring Break. If you're interested in more details on how to enter the contest, head over to our Facebook page. But before you do that, check out the luxurious swag handpicked by our Beauty Editor Heather Gunderman.Chance Eau Tendre, $72...Read Full Story