Urban Decay unveils new lipstick set

Whether Urban Decay makeup products are your guilty pleasure, beauty bag standard or  your first foray into the world of cosmetics, you certainly won’t want to miss their latest release.

According to InStyle, the company recently unveiled their all-new Vault of Vice lipstick set, which comes fully loaded with everything from lipsticks to liquid lipsticks to lip liners.

The 15-piece set includes “four lipsticks in 1993, Blackmail, 714, and Big Bang, four coordinating liquid lipsticks, as well as four lip liners in the same colors to create a totally cohesive look,” says InStyle, and also comes with “Special Effects lip toppers in Fever, Reverb, and Ritual.”

With all of these different products in one set, you can easily mix and match colors to create versatile looks. InStyle says the set is currently available at Macy’s and at Urban Decay for $150.

 

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Sustainable cotton brand launches line for women

Everyone should have soft, comfortable clothes that make them feel cozy and confident.

Enter Kotn, a Toronto-based sustainable cotton brand who just added a new women’s line to their offerings, according to InStyle. The 16-piece women’s line offers “the core essentials every woman’s wardrobe needs,” says InStyle, with pieces ranging from V-neck  T-shirts and high-neck tank tops to cropped sweatshirts and culotte sweatpants.

Perhaps the best part about is Kotn’s sustainability background; the brand consistently partners with farmers in Egypt’s Nile River Delta in an effort to inject fair wages and revamp the local agriculture business, says InStyle. Talk about being a brand for good!

Pieces in the line range from $25 to $120 and come in sizes from XS to L. Click here to shop the line.

Vergara debuts EBY subscription underwear service

Sofía Vergara is one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood, and now, her name is about to become a little more well-known, thanks to the new line of underwear and basics she’s designed.

According to W magazine, the Modern Family star just launched EBY, a “subscription-based brand of underwear and women basics” that are equal parts comfortable, stylish and practical, promising not to “roll up or stretch after you wash it.” In addition to providing foundational pieces that Vergara and co-founder Renata Black created to be as comfortable and unobtrusive as possible, The Hollywood Reporter says the overall idea for the brand was born out of considering ways to empower women.

“It wasn’t specifically about the underwear,” she told THR, “but I wanted to come up with something that was a business where I was going to make money but also do something for other people.”

And thus came EBY, which THR says has a partnership with Seven Bar Foundation, a non-profit that helps secure small loans for women-led businesses and initiatives around the world; once these loans are repaid, THR reports that “the money is returned to the organization, which in turn helps another woman get her business off the ground.” EBY will further help the organization provide female entrepreneurs with the money they need to succeed, with W magazine reporting that 10 percent of the net sales from EBY subscribers will be donated to the foundation.

As far as the subscription service itself, THR explains how it works this way: subscribers get to choose how many boxes they’d like to receive per year (monthly, twice per month or quarterly), and each box contains pieces that the subscriber chooses from six available styles. And while sizes range from XS to 4X, THR says all boxes cost the same $48, making it a fairly size-inclusive line as well as a charitable one.

Sharing with W magazine the goal of EBYVergara said it’s all about businesses helping other businesses — while having a bit of fun, too.

“I thought it was amazing because we were going to have a business and we’re going to help women with their businesses – it was perfect, I couldn’t say no,” she said. “You get this box every month or two month, whatever you decide, of several underwear or how many you want and it’s like a little gift for yourself. And you’re essentially giving a gift because we’re give ten percent of the net profit to the Seven Bar Foundation. It’s nice to be able to give back.”

Well said, Sofía. To check out EBYclick here.

 

GabiFresh unveils new lingerie collection

Gabi Gregg is not slowing down any time soon.

Just on the heels of the launch of her clothing line Premme, the GabiFresh founder has just unveiled a brand new intimates collection with UK-based brand, Playful Promises, reports Fashionista. According to InStyle, the new line will feature “loungewear, bras, panties, and garters all priced from $20-$46,” while also being offered in a range of sizes — something that was important for Gregg.

“As someone who wears an HH cup, it’s hard to find sexy, supportive options,” she said. “I’m so sick of beige and boring, and I wanted to create statement pieces, which Playful Promises does so well. I’ve been so impressed with their cool options in a large range of sizes, and it felt like the right fit for my brand.”

With a full range of items that Fashionista says includes “ultra-sheer, lace pieces, cage-contouring details and seductive separates all washed in a sleek black,” Gregg says she wants nothing more than to have women feel “badass.”

“I hope it makes them feel sexy, confident and on top of the world.”

Amen to that! Fashionista reports that bras from the line come in 36-38B-I cup and40-44C-I cup, while briefs and PJs sizes range from size 12 to 24.

Click here to check out the line now.

Brooks teams up with Universal Standard for new clothing line

Fall is about to become even more fashionable, thanks to a new collaboration between Danielle Brooks and Universal Standard.

According to HuffPost, the Orange is the New Black star is taking her talents off screen to try her hand at clothing design, teaming up with size 10-28 fashion company, Universal Standard, to craft the brand’s Tria collection. Announced by Brooks on Instagram last week, the actor shared a sneak peak of some styles from her line, says HuffPost, modeling a merlot-hued sweater dress over a crisp white button-down shirt, which she paired with patent leather oxfords.

“Beyond excited about this collaboration with this amazing brand!” she wrote in the photo’s caption. “You’ll soon be able to shop this look and a few others. Can’t wait to show you more.”

Brooks’ designs are part the second installment of Universal Standard’s ongoing Tria collection, says HuffPost, which “prompts women to design three pieces that they always wished they had in their closet but could never find.” According to the brand, Brooks’ three-piece collection, which debuts in November, will hold a mirror to Universal Standard’s “established downtown, yet classic, aesthetic, and Danielle’s strong personal style.”

Sounds like everything we could ever hope for! Keep an eye out for Brooks’ collection here.

Leive leaves ‘Glamour’ as EIC

Earlier this week, Robbie Myers vacated ELLE‘s editor-in-chief position, and Nina García stepped up to fill the role. Now, yet another glossy is left without a captain at the helm of the masthead.

According to Fashionista, Cindi Leive announced on Thursday, Sept. 14 that she is also stepping down from her post as EIC at Glamour, a position she held for 16 years. Leive announced the decision to depart the magazine in an exclusive interview with The New York Times, says Fashionista, though she did not offer any hints on what her next move might be.

While Myers and Leive their posts at their respective magazines this week, Fashionista reports that Leive was only one of four EICs to resign this week, following Graydon Carter of Vanity Fair and Nancy Gibbs of TIME.

Wishing Leive the best of luck in whatever she does next. To read her entire interview, click here.

Rees debuts Les Girls Les Boys line

Everyone deserves to feel comfortable and confident, and now, that is possible, thanks to a new gender-fluid lingerie collection.

Launched on Sept. 1, ELLE reports that Serena Rees, founder of popular lingerie company Les Provocateur, designed a 100-piece collection of gender-fluid intimates called Les Girls Les Boys. The line, which features “intimates, underwear, and streetwear that isn’t confined to one gender,” draws inspiration from streetwear, says ELLE, incorporating pieces such as graphic tees, sweats and sports bras.

While the line seems to have dropped from the sky, Rees reportedly began working on Les Girls Les Boys 18 months ago, according to ELLE, after “noticing the ‘disconnect’ between oversexualized concepts of lingerie and how young people now view sex and sexuality.”

But with these versatile, inclusive pieces, that void may be filled. Les Girls Les Boys also offers its pieces at an accessible price point, says ELLE, retailing between $25 and $143. The line is currently for sale at Nordstrom, Selfridges and on lesgirlslesboys.com.

Rihanna previews Fenty Beauty collection

Your fall beauty haul is about to get a major upgrade, thanks to Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty line.

According to Glamour, while the highly-secretive line will finally make its debut on Friday, Sept. 8, the “Wild Thoughts” singer released three campaign teasers late last week, and it is already shaping up to be a collection worth splurging on.

HelloGiggles reports that the line likely consists of “a wide array of eyeshadows, lip products, and highlighters,” which will surely be a welcome addition to any makeup bag this fall. But beyond the technicalities of what products are included in the line, the campaign is also drawing attention for its inclusive representations of beauty. One of the first ads for the line features models such as Halima Aden, Slick Woods, Camila Costa and Paloma Elsesser, says Glamour, all of whom contribute to the overall diversity of the project.

One model included in the project, Leomie Anderson, seemed to have summed up the motto of Fenty Beauty perfectly when she wrote on Instagram that is is “the beauty brand for girls who know who the f-ck they are and aren’t afraid to show it.”

Ready for some Rihanna in your life? Be sure to check out Sephora on Sept. 8 for a chance at some of these Fenty products.

 

Lipstick company offers help to Harvey victims

Beauty products are about more than just adding a pop of color to your lips or a shimmer to your cheek.

That’s certainly the case with a lipstick from Lime Crime, which InStyle reports will be helping victims of Hurricane Harvey. With each purchase of their Matte Velvetine Liquid Lipstick in Beet It between now and Sept. 12, InStyle says Lime Crime will donate 100 percent of the proceeds to the American Red Cross.

Additionally, Lime Crime’s products are both PETA verified vegan and Leaping Bunny certified cruelty free, so you can rest assured that your purchase is beneficial in more ways than one.

Ready to continue supporting victims of Hurricane Harvey? Snag your $20 Lime Crime lipstick here.

Conrad to add plus sizes to Kohl’s line

Lauren Conrad’s Kohl’s line is slowly becoming more inclusive, first with maternity clothing and now with plus sizes.

According to WWD, Conrad’s LC Lauren Conrad brand is expanding to include plus-size offerings, with her entire limited-edition runway capsule collection debuting at New York Fashion Week on Sept. 6. Now featuring sizes 0X to 3X, Glamour reports the brand launched its new plus styles in a partnership with blogger Loey Lane, who starred in a photoshoot to show off some of the new looks from the runway collection.

Lane also shared her frustrations with plus clothing, says WWD, writing, “Can’t I just wear whatever I want? Why wouldn’t anyone just wear what makes them comfortable and happy and not think about how others feel about the garments they’re putting on their own bodies?”

Ready for Conrad’s latest collection? Glamour says the new styles will include “holiday-ready velvet, metallics, and faux fur,” and will retail between $12 and $154.