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Taxpayers Funding Robbery Suspect's Makeup Artist

Judge orders cover-up of Bayzle Morgan's swastika, 'Most Wanted' tattoos

(Newser) - Each morning this week, Bayzle Morgan will be transferred from the Clark County Detention Center to a Las Vegas courthouse where a makeup artist will spend two hours making his skin look unmarked and natural—and taxpayers are footing the bill. After numerous potential jurors said they couldn't give... More »

Beauty Blogger: You Can Contour Your Entire Body

Chloe Morello is only kidding, but makes a point

(Newser) - Love the beauty craze known as contouring? Then check out Australian-based beauty blogger Chloe Morello's recent video , where she claims to have two makeup artists apply $5,000 of makeup to contour her entire body—a goal she calls "totally achievable" every day. She's kidding, of course,... More »

Kardashians Sued for Not Tweeting About Beauty Line

Lawsuit asks for up to $190M for investor

(Newser) - Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian are being sued for close to $200 million for not sufficiently promoting their line of beauty products—or, as TMZ puts it, the sisters "could be on the hook ... for not tweeting about their own makeup line." The Kardashians' first business partner, Boldface,... More »

Woman Does Her Makeup to Distract From 10-Hour Labor

And now the photos of her 'full glam look' are going viral

(Newser) - Photos from a 27-year-old New York woman's 10-hour labor are going viral, ABC News reports. Luckily, the professional makeup artist and new mom looks her best. After hours at the hospital, Alaha Karimi needed something to distract her from her contractions. "I was Googling ways to overcome the... More »

Crayola: Don't Use Our Colored Pencils as Makeup

Company issues warning about softening pencils to use as eyeliner

(Newser) - "The dog ate my eyeliner" was apparently enough for YouTube's Rclbeauty101 to bust open a box of colored art pencils and improvise—in a video that's currently sitting at 1.6 million views—and she's not the only one. DIYers are posting online beauty tutorials subbing... More »

The Way You Apply Eyeliner Could Be Unhealthy

If you're a contact lens wearer, that is

(Newser) - Your dramatic eye makeup could actually be unhealthy for your eyes assuming you're a contact lens wearer, according to a tiny pilot study that appears in Eye and Contact Lens Science and Clinical Practice . The study involves the "waterline." That's the thin inner portion of the... More »

Cops: Woman Shoplifts $144 Worth of Eye Shadow

And her police mugshot doesn't help her case

(Newser) - A 31-year-old woman in Fayetteville, Ark., is accused of trying to stuff $144 worth of eye shadow from a local department store into her purse, reports 40/29TV . Brandy Allen is charged with shoplifting and disorderly conduct, the latter because she became abusive when confronted by a store manager, say police.... More »

Hunger Games Makeup Tie-In Is Seriously Messed Up

Cover Girl's 'Capitol Collection' campaign glorifies the bad guys

(Newser) - CoverGirl's new Hunger Games tie-in marketing campaign is one of the more creative and well-executed you'll ever see. "It is also one of the most disturbing," writes Andrew Slack in the LA Times . The line is called the "Capitol Collection," a reference to the... More »

Now Hot for Men: Makeup

Grooming products raked in $5B last year, up 100% since 1997

(Newser) - Makeup isn't just for ladies anymore, but that doesn't mean you're about to see Adam Lambert lookalikes at every turn. A new trend in stealth makeup, or ahem, "grooming," has men's cosmetics sales climbing—to the tune of more than $5 billion that American... More »

Pioneering Makeup Artist Behind Yoda Dead at 98

Stuart Freeborn's legendary career spanned 6 decades

(Newser) - Stuart Freeborn, a pioneering movie makeup artist behind creatures such as Yoda and Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, has died at 98. LucasFilm confirmed yesterday that Freeborn had passed away, "leaving a legacy of unforgettable contributions." George Lucas said in a statement that Freeborn was "already... More »

Last Year, $495M in Skincare Sales for S. Korean ... Men

How the country became the men's cosmetics capital of the world

(Newser) - The biggest market for men's skincare around the globe? South Korea, whose 19 million men spent an incredible $495.5 million on skincare last year—that's almost 21% of global sales. And they're on track to spend more than $885 million on cosmetics this year, according to... More »

9 Bare-Faced Celebrities

Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and more show off the no-makeup look

(Newser) - Admit it: You love looking at pictures of decidedly less glamorous celebrities when they're wearing no makeup. The Huffington Post rounds up nine such photos, from Lady Gaga looking possibly her most normal ever to Snooki looking possibly her most beautiful ever. Check out a sampling in the gallery... More »

Dissing Hillary's No-Makeup Look? 'You're an Idiot'

Her looks have absolutely no relevance: Erin Gloria Ryan

(Newser) - The world was aflutter this week over pictures of Hillary Clinton sans makeup, with Matt Drudge and Fox News acting particularly smug about the whole thing. “I guess we're all supposed to gasp and feel faint, to acknowledge that yes, Hillary Clinton is a real live human with... More »

Shoplifters Caught With $20K in Cosmetics: Police

Alleged shoplifters resold high-end beauty products

(Newser) - Police say they caught a pair of women shoplifting at a JC Penney this week in the suburbs of Washington, DC. No big deal, except the women had allegedly stuffed $20,000 in stolen beauty products into their shopping bags and car trunks, the Washington Post reports. Police accuse Darquesha... More »

$55 Lipstick Has Caviar Extract

'Designer lipstick' a growing trend: NYT

(Newser) - Sure, you can still buy lipstick for a few bucks at the local drugstore—but why would you? The New York Times reports today on the growing trend of designer lipstick, one tube of which will cost you up to $60. “I heard and read repeatedly in many of... More »

UK Bans 'Too Perfect' Julia Roberts L'Oreal Ad

Over-airbrushed Roberts—and Turlington—ads yanked

(Newser) - Julia Roberts looks like she hasn't aged a day in her new makeup ad. Now British advertising authorities have told L'Oreal it went too far touching up Roberts'—and Christy Turlington's—face. The cosmetics firm was ordered to pull two overly airbushed magazine ads featuring the... More »

Battered MAC Cancels Tasteless Juarez Line

Entire Rodarte collection is off after controversy

(Newser) - First it apologized. Then it said it wouldn't sell its "Juarez" line in Mexico. Now, more than a month after MAC created quite a stir by partnering with Rodarte on products with names like "Factory" and "Ghost Town," some of which basically looked like blood , it's... More »

Beware Toxic Beauty Products

Attention finally being paid to potentially unsafe cosmetics

(Newser) - With all the fervor over organic food, it’s surprising that so little attention has been paid to the many chemical ingredients we put on our face each day—until now. A February protest by a group of students in Maine was one of a number that have been recently... More »

Kathie Lee, Cohort Ditch Makeup on Today

Co-anchors prove they're not afraid of HD

(Newser) - Kathie Lee Gifford and Today co-host Hoda Kotb offered viewers a rare sight this morning: They went without makeup on the fourth hour of the show. Rosie O'Donnell—the impetus for this after cracking jokes about Gifford's looks—joined them via Skype from her Sirius show. "It's a nice... More »

Jessica Simpson Goes Au Naturel

No makeup, fancy hair tricks, or retouching for magazine

(Newser) - Jessica Simpson goes without make-up, a blow-out, and retouching on the cover of May’s Marie Claire . “I don't have anything to prove anymore. What other people think of me is not my business,” she tells the magazine, adding that she’s always been low-maintenance with her hair:... More »

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