Benefit unveils holiday-ready red lip shade

If you were worried about finding the perfect red lipstick shade to wear all through the holiday season, look no further.

According to PopSugarmakeup company Benefit Cosmetics has launched a brand-new red lipstick just in the knick of time. The new release, called “They’re Real! Red On!” is a  matte lip color, says PopSugar, one that is a “blue-red” shade that “promises to be universally flattering and long-lasting.”

Beyond the color and texture of the lipstick, another thing to note is the package’s design, says PopSugar: the new shade comes in a small pot that features a mirror and a tapered brush for ultra-fine precision.

So how much with this lippie set you back? PopSugar says an even $20.

Get ready — this lipstick will surely be your favorite for the holiday season and beyond!

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‘OINTB’ star unveils new clothing line

Clothing isn’t just about fulfilling a basic need; it can be a deeply personal means of expressing yourself. So when a designer creates a clothing line out of their needs, wishes and dreams, it’s sure to be something special.

Take the new clothing collection created by Orange is the New Black star Danielle Brooks. According to HuffPost, the actor teamed up with plus clothing line Universal Standard to design a capsule collection based on one simple question: “If you could design three pieces that you always wished you had in your closet but could never find, what would they be?”

With that in mind, Glamour says Brooks designed a “short and sweet” line, offering three pieces consisting of overalls, an off-the-shoulder sweater dress and a pleated shirtdress. While a collection of only three pieces may seem a bit too compact, Brooks told Glamour that the first thing she thought of when creating the line was designing something “transformable.”

“I was thinking, You know what could be cool? Having something that is transformable,” she said. “I chose the off-the-shoulder dress, because I felt like this is something I was just comfortable wearing. So if I’m on a plane and I want to be casual, then I step [out of the airport] and there’s paparazzi in my face and I want to feel a little more glamorous, I can take this dress either direction.”

The final two pieces — the overalls and shirt dress — were created from two different inspirations, Brooks told Glamour: the former to fit and flatter curvy figures and the latter to riff off a shirt she saw Solange Knowles wear. HuffPost reports that all of the pieces are under $200, with the sweater dress coming in at $190, the shirtdress at $110 and the overalls at $120, all available in sizes 10 to 28.

Armed with three looks that offer women of all sizes an effortless style, Brooks shared with Glamour that, even though they are her designs, she still can’t quite believe that she had the chance to do such a thing.

“…It’s crazy to finally have clothes out there that I designed. That never ever crossed my mind when I was a teenager, shopping at Walmart looking in the men’s section.”

 

Nail brand launches first makeup products

There are few things better than affordable, yet high-quality makeup and now, one more company is joining the ranks of producing just that.

According to Cosmopolitan, nail color line SinfulColors is teaming up with actor/musician  Vanessa Hudgens to dive into the world of cosmetics that offers a bold twist on traditional makeup products. Living up to its name, Cosmo says the line deals less in “basics” and more in “metallic brow gels and blue cream shadows.”

Offering gel eyeliner in colors like plum and rose gold, as well as eyebrow tint in copper and burgundy, the line delivers a trendy look that is just as intriguing as it is stunning.

As for Hudgens, the brand’s global color collaborator told Cosmo that her favorite product from the line is the Diva Lash Color Mascara, offering that its striking colors are a unique way to accentuate your eyes, just as the whole line poses a incomparable form of self-expression.

” I love this collection because they’re all about self-expression and wearing makeup without any rules,” she said. “If you’re feeling just a tiny pop of color, do a normal mascara and then just take the color and brush it onto the ends or if you’re feeling like, might as well go for it, just lather it on.”

So far, only a few products are available on Amazon, though Cosmo says the full collection will be available online and at CVS and Walmart starting January 2018. However, what’s for sale so far comes in under $10 — so you can get punched-up color for a palatable price.

Check out the products here.

 

Tipton debuts private label collection

Last year, Project Runway alum Ashley Nell Tipton launched a clothing collection with JCPenney. This year, the designer is breaking out on her own.

According to InStyle, Tipton just launched her own namesake private label collection, complete with 14 pieces that are just as vivacious as she is. While InStyle says the line largely consists of “essentials” like shirt-dresses and bodysuits (that come in a standard solid and happy floral prints), it also is home to bolder styles, like “sheer full skirts, graphic dresses and of-the-moment biker shorts with lace trim.”

But what kind of collection would this be if it didn’t include accessories? That’s why InStyle says Tipton also designed three different eyewear styles, along with 24 wide-fit jewelry pieces that make for easy accessorizing with any outfit.

With so much wonderful in one collection, it’s hard to think it could get any better — but then comes the price and size range. With InStyle reporting that the line spans $24 to $99 and offers sizes 1X through 5x, it’s hard to beat what Tipton is offering.

Click here to check out the line for yourself!

Hadid teams up with Stuart Weitzman for new shoe collaboration

Celebrity shoe collections seem to be a dime a dozen these days, but none are quite like the latest collaboration between Gigi Hadid and Stuart Weitzman.

According to Harper’s Bazaar, the model worked alongside the famed shoe company’s new creative director, Giovanni Morelli, to create a line of mules that “reflect her own fashion sensibility.” So far, the collaboration offers two styles, says Harper’s Bazaar, which include “the EyeLove (in ballet and deep indigo suede, with one eye motif) and the EyeLoveMore (in frosted grey suede with multiple eyes) – each lined with shearling.”

Working off of an evil eye motif, Hadid told Bazaar that adding the symbol to her shoe designs is about much more than making a fashion statement.

“The evil eye is a powerful symbol meant to protect those who wear it from negative energies,” she said. “It’s emotionally comforting and beautiful and captivating to look at.”

While pieces from the line are not modest — they range from about $638 (£480) to about $765 (£575) — the collection isn’t all about high fashion and high price tags. In fact, Bazaar says that the line continues their long-standing relationship with Pencils of Promise, a non-profit organization that “aims to increase educational opportunities in the developing world.” The Hadid and Weitzman collection has already committed $105,000, says Bazaar, which will help build schools in Ghana, Guatemala and Laos.

Fashion and philanthropy — what could get better!

Beyoncé unveils holiday merchandise

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it is officially time to start shopping for the holiday season. And whether you’re looking for a gift for a family member or a friend (or even yourself), Beyoncé has the answer to your holiday shopping woes.

According to Vogue, the multi-hyphenate has released her very-own line of holiday merchandise in a capsule collection called “Holidayoncé” that debuted just ahead of Black Friday. Filled with T-shirts and hoodies emblazoned with “cheeky Christmastime phrases,” Vogue says the line ranges in price from $35 to $55, making the offerings a fairly accessible option for a variety of price points.

Some of the styles included in the collection include a glittery “Shinin” sweater, reports Vogue, as well as Queen Bey’s take on an ugly holiday sweater, which is in the form of “a crew-neck T-shirt emblazoned with the words, ‘Beyoncé Holiday Sweater.'”

With a Beyoncé holiday line at the ready, what else could we need?

Click here to scan the selection.

Kat Von D to unveil new metal palette

All that glitters is gold — especially when it comes to Kat Von D’s brand-new metal palette.

According to PopSugar, the tattoo artists and makeup maven is releasing a Metal Matte II Palette, filled with matte metallic options that shimmer just enough to wear during the holiday season.

Also coming our way is a travel-size Metal Crush bundle, says PopSugar, with both products serving as follow-ups to Von D’s limited edition Metal Matte Palette of 2016, which offered 21 shades with nine shimmery options.

While it’s clear that these products are in the works, PopSugar says there is no indication of a release date yet.

Cyrus collaborates with Converse

Everyone loves a comfy pair of sneakers, but thanks to Miley Cyrus, your next pair of kicks will be comfortable AND cool.

According to InStyle, the “Younger Now” singer recently took to Instagram to show off a few designs from her forthcoming collaboration with Converse. In four separate posts, InStyle says Cyrus revealed different samples from the line, giving followers a glimpse of a pink low-top sneaker with a sparkly silver platform, as well as a white high-top pair with a sparkly pink midsole and another white low-top style with a silver midsole.

Even in the midst of the glitter-fest, Cyrus did not forget about crafting an equally-stylish, yet un-sparkly shoe. Sharing a unisex styleInStyle says the singer posed with a white, low-top sneaker with a black and white bandana-print midsole, making for one ultra-modern, polished look.

Although no release date has been mentioned, one thing is for sure: we can’t wait for these super-sparkly kicks!

 

 

Minaj starts in new H&M campaign

What could possibly make the holiday season more magical? Perhaps Nicki Minaj as a fairy in a new campaign for H&M will do the trick.

According to ELLE, the rapper takes center stage in the retailer’s holiday campaign film, which debuts on Nov. 28. The video “details the story of a little girl hunting down Santa Claus’ evil brother in order to save the holidays,” says ELLE, where Minaj plays the mother of the girl and magical fairy named Wisest Thingy.

ELLE reports that the film also shows off H&M’s new holiday styles, which went on sale in stores and online Nov. 9. While the campaign is a way to promote their latest designs, for Minaj, the story of the film is equally important.

“I love the film’s overall empowering message,” she said. “I love seeing this young girl become the champion that lives in all of us. There’s always magic in the air during the Holidays.”

Be sure to check out the film when it drops on hm.com on Nov. 28.

Ross debuts new JCP collection

It’s been a long time since J.C.Penney has been at the top of shoppers’ list of favorite stores; with CNBC reporting slashed profit and sales forecasts, shares falling by 20 percent and heavy product discounting, things haven’t exactly been looking great for the department store.

And then came Tracee Ellis Ross.

The Black-ish star recently launched a brand-new collection with JCP that includes everything from apparel to accessories to home furnishings, according to Glamour. The 45-piece collection is also incredibly accessible, with Racked reporting that the max price tag throughout the entire collection is $74, not to mention all apparel pieces come in sizes ranging from small to 3X.

The partnership may be exactly what the store needs, considering its accessibility and price range, not to mention Ross’s personal mission for the collaboration.

“It was the most perfect partnership,” she said, according to Racked. “I really believe that style and looking great does not have to expensive, and I really believe that women are beautiful in all shapes, colors, sizes, and ages. It was really important for me to design a collection of clothes that can be both your armor and your joy at the same time.”

Ready to shop the line? It’s already available in stores and online!