Lush working on bath bomb inspired by Grande song

Looks like Lush is a fan of Ariana Grande’s latest music video.

According to Cosmopolitan, after the singer released the music video for her “God is a Woman” — which shows off the most ethereal scenes of Grande in the midst of pink, blue and purple-swirled water — a Twitter user reached out to Lush Cosmetics to “ask if the company could make a bath bomb with the same color scheme and name it ‘God is a Woman.'”

Screenshots of the company’s response showed that they wrote back offering to pass the idea along to their teams for consideration, and once Grande saw the images, Cosmo says she tweeted the words “i’ll do anything” to Lush to make her own plea.

The following day, Lush Product Inventor and Chief Digital Officer Jack Constantine responded, says Cosmo, and with more than expected: a full prototype of a “God is a Woman” bath bomb. Posting a video of the sample’s test run on Instagram, Constantine wrote in the caption, “I had a fun day working on a prototype for @arianagrande of a #godisawoman #bathbomb in the #lushlabstoday. Still needs work, version 2 tomorrow 🛀💣”

Stay tuned!

MAC debuts Aaliyah collection

Clear out your makeup bags and make some space on your vanities, because a brand-new MAC collection is ready to drop.

According to PopSugar, MAC is set to drop its new MAC x Aaliyah Collection that celebrates the life and work of late music superstar Aaliyah, something that her brother Rashad Houghton told the site came as a direct result of her fans.

“My sister’s fans, throughout the years now, have been so incredible, just being passionate about keeping her legacy alive. We, along with the MAC team, made sure that every aspect, every shade, every color was something that the fans would love. The whole line is dedicated to the fans, because that’s what my sister would want.”

Launching online on June 20 and in select stores on June 21, PopSugar reports that the collection “an illuminating bronzing powder, a nine-pan eye shadow palette, and lipsticks, liners, and glosses inspired by the singer’s iconic beauty looks and music.”

With lipstick shades like “Try Again” (a nude shade) and  “More Than a Woman” (a cool red), PopSugar says all shades in the line are inspired by her “favorite colors and personal style,” even offering up a bright red shade similar to the one she rocked in the music video for “We Need a Resolution.”

Even the line’s packaging offers a piece of the singer, says PopSugar, featuring Aaliyah’s signature over a burgundy exterior.

Ready to shop? Click here to check out the products before the drop.

Fallon to Fey: ‘I hope my kids grow up to be like you’

Jimmy Fallon recently used part of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to pay some high compliments to friend and former Saturday Night Live co-star Tina Fey, and it resulted in a pretty touching moment.

According to HuffPost, to commemorate the opening of Fey’s “Mean Girls” musical, Fallon had guests to show “to stand in front of a poster for the play and describe how the “30 Rock” creator inspired them” while Fey stood hidden in a back room listening and then surprising them with hugs and tears.

But, as HuffPost reportsthis wasn’t the only tear-jerking moment of the episode; Fallon said there was one more person who wanted to deliver a “heartfelt message” to Fey — him.

While his comments were not without jokes — namely, jokes about their ages — HuffPost said Fallon offered that Fey “changed [him] for the better” and serves as an example for all, including his own children.

“I met you when I was 23, I believe you were 45. And I was lucky enough to work with you and grow with you and learn from you. A lot of people in this world have dreams or goals or ideas, but not everybody goes out and fights to make them happen but you’re someone who did. You didn’t get served this, you didn’t get given this as a gift. I know firsthand, you worked so hard and found a voice and found your way, and you made your own dreams come true, and most importantly even now you’re making other people feel like they can do the same thing and change the world.

Today, I’m 27 years old and I have two daughters, and my hope for them is that they grow up to be leaders like you and that they’ll be as fearless and confident in their strengths as you are.”

Ending his remarks with a simple “I love you,” Fallon proved what we already know — Tina Fey is one for the ages.

Beyoncé unveils Coachella pop-up shop

If you can’t stop thinking about Beyoncé’s epic — and history-making — performance at Coachella, you can now own a piece of the show, thanks to a new pop-up shop.

According to Harper’s Bazaar, “Beychella” merchandise is now up for sale in an online pop-up shop, featuring a pieces inspired by her performance that show off “the same lettering and panther logos that adorned her Coachella wardrobe.”

One tee — the Nefertiti T-shirt — shows just one of Beyoncé’s stunning Balmain looks from the show, says Harper’s Bazaar, while other sweatshirts and T-shirts display what looks like it was “inspired by US university fraternity logos, which typically employ Greek lettering.”

Pieces start around $35, and will be available until mid-May, according to Harper’s Bazaar.

 

 

Stefani closer to unveiling beauty line

Gwen Stefani may have a makeup line in the works — or at least that’s what the trademark filings indicate.

According to Glamour singer, designer and The Voice judge reportedly filed trademark documents in back in March to start work on her own beauty line. Filing the documents for “P8NT” — pronounced “paint” —  Glamour says Stefani has registered the trademark for 21 product categories solely in makeup, which range from “lipstick and lip balm to fake eyelashes and fake nails to ‘eyebrow gloss.'”

But the line doesn’t seem to end there: Glamour reports that the United States Patent and Trademark Office filing indicates a potential 31 product in skincare, registering for “toner, masks, moisturizer, essential oils, sunscreen, depilatory creams, bath oil, and ‘bath powder.'”

And don’t think Stefani forgot two other very important areas; in hair, Glamour reports seven product categories, including “‘hair waving lotion,’ hair color remover, box dyes, shampoo, rinses, and conditioner,” while the filing also made mention of perfumes and incense.

Looks like this line is shaping up to be bananas — B-A-N-A-N-A-S.

Cardi B to design Fashion Nova line

Cardi B is on top of the world right now: her new rap album “Invasion of Privacy” recently debuted to rave reviews, she made her first Saturday Night Live appearance AND in the same night, revealed that she’s pregnant with her first child.

But that’s not all this rapper has going on: according to Harper’s Bazaar, Cardi recently announced the launch of her collaboration with Fashion Nova, an ” online retailer for women’s clothing that Cardi has been wearing and repping long before her ‘Bodak Yellow’ days.”

Rumored to be released in October, Harper’s Bazaar says her collection will include 80 to 100 items that Cardi designed on her own in what is Fashion Nova’s first design collaboration; pieces will range from “dresses to jeans and outerwear.”

Fashion Nova CEO Richard Saghian told Harper’s Bazaar that Cardi isn’t just a good choice for their first collaboration, she’s the only choice.

“I can’t think of a better fashion icon for our first design collaboration than Cardi B,” he said. “Cardi loves the brand and was wearing it before she became famous. She’s the ultimate fashion muse and has incredible style.”

Can’t wait to see what this muse dreams up for the collection!

Lovato leaves Instagram followers with important message

Demi Lovato has no time for being hard on herself and her body — and a recent Instagram story proves exactly that.

According to Glamour, the “Confident” singer showed her confident side in a series of posts to her Instagram story which began with a Boomerang in which she “pinched some skin on her stomach and wrote, ‘Stretch marks and extra fat..and yet I still love myself.'”

Her Boomerang posts continued, says Glamour, posting a second, full-body shot where she “swiveled her hips” and wrote “Cellulite and yet I still love myself,” with an arrow drawn toward her exposed thighs. While Glamour points out that fans jumped to point out that no traces of cellulite were visible on the image, Lovato explained that the Boomerang smoothed out her legs, thus reducing the appearance of any cellulite present.

“The point is, I have cellulite just like the other 93% of women do,” she wrote. “What you see on Instagram isn’t always what it seems to be. Let’s embrace our real selves. #iloveme.”

Lovato concluded her posting spree with another full-body, smiling mirror shot, Glamour reports, writing “No thigh gap for me and yet I still love myself.”

And with her series of posts, she showed how we all have perceived “flaws,” yet it is more than possible to love ourselves in the way we should.

Because there’s nothing wrong with being confident.

Aguilera goes natural for ‘Paper’

Christina Aguilera is looking a bit different these days, but just as beautiful as ever.

That’s because she debuted a fresh-faced look on the cover of Paper magazineCosmopolitan reports, going “virtually makeup-free” in an extreme closeup photo; that theme continues throughout the glossy, though other photos show off some “out-there eye makeup and more dramatic hairstyles.”

Being pulled toward drama and rawness, Cosmo says Aguilera told the magazine that she has reconciled her desire to be both a performer and her natural self.

“I’ve always been someone that obviously loves to experiment, loves theatrics, loves to create a storyline and play a character in a video or through stage,” she said. “I’m a performer, that’s who I am by nature. But I’m at the place, even musically, where it’s a liberating feeling to be able to strip it all back and appreciate who you are and your raw beauty.”

Though she is beautiful — no matter what they say, and with or without makeup —Aguilera wants to make one thing clear: her glamorous self isn’t going anywhere.

“I mean, I’m a girl that likes a beat face, let’s not get it twisted,” she said.

Us, too.

Read the full interview and skim more photos here.

Lovato leaves makeup behind in video for ‘Vogue’

As part of Vogue‘s “American Woman” project to celebrate strong American women, singer Demi Lovato erased her makeup in powerful video that celebrates her inner fortitude and her natural beauty.

According to Today.com, the “Sorry Not Sorry” songstress slowly wipes off all of her stage-ready makeup, looking “defiant” while she “peels off her false lashes and rubs off her lipstick and eye shadow, as ironic audio from vintage makeup tutorials plays in the background.”

Revealing her fresh-faced self, Today.com says Lovato wanted to challenge the makeover myth — the idea that people need to alter their appearances to appear beautiful.

“I think society tells us we need makeovers, but why can’t we embrace the beauty that we naturally have?” she said in an interview with Vogue.

But make no mistake: Lovato likes getting dressed and made up, too, says Today.com, telling the fashion glossy that she enjoys both natural and glam looks. “I love makeup,” she said. “I love doing my hair; I have extensions, but there’s a time and a place for everything, and natural beauty needs to be celebrated.”

She concluded her video with a makeup-free and confident smile into the camera, seemingly saying that there’s nothing wrong with being confident — inside and out.

Watch the video here

SZA sizzles in GAP campaign

GAP may not be the first brand to come to mind when thinking of trendy streetwear, but it might be soon, thanks to a new ad campaign.

According to ELLE, singer SZA made her debut as the star of GAP’s new Logo Remix campaign, wearing “pieces that play into this season’s twin themes of ‘80s throwbacks and logo mania.” Celebrating the brand’s 50th anniversary, Vibe says the “Archive Reissue” collection that SZA and modeling counterparts Awkwafina and Sabrina Cloudio are showing off “highlights the evolution” of the GAP logo.

Also adding to the overall groove of the ad is the music and dancing; playing in the background is SZA’s version of the classic rock song “Hold Me Now,” says Vibe, while ELLE reports that the spot’s choreography come courtesy of Tanisha Scott, a Beyoncé choreographer.

Watch the new ad here.