New Products!

Dior has released a Limited Edition of their hugely popular (and a personal favorite) Diorshow Mascara. Introducing Diorshow 360! This professional mascara mimics a makeup artist’s application technique for a perfect 360-degree lash-styling effect. Featuring a patented double-helix brush with extra-smooth fibers and a sculptable wax formula, this mascara features a spinning brush that rotates in both directions to adapt to every need, whether you’re left- or right-handed or you want to pump up upper or lower lashes. I think that brush looks awesome! Even though I’ve switched to CoverGirl Lash Blast, I may be swayed to try this! ($36)

Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm from Clinique! This gorgeous lip color treats lips to mouthwatering moisture and a hint of soft shine. It never needs sharpening—simply swivel up to reveal more of the balm. I’m in love with lipstick balms lately…it’s a lipgloss and lipstick in one! I can’t wait to try this! ($15)

This adorable new palette from Stila is new this month, and for only $10 it could be yours! Whether you’re chilling by the fire or hitting the slopes, the Adventurous in Aspen Travel Palette ($65 Value) will warm up your winter look in the coolest of climates. It has four trend-setting shades: Snow Angel (shimmering heather gray), Icicles (blue), Glisten (shimmering gold), and Ajax (black with gold sparkle). The palette also includes Convertible Color in Rosy, a rose-pink shade that’s perfect for creating a natural winter glow. ($10)


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Hilary Swank designing a clothing line!

Hilary Swank‘s great style may be coming to a store near you. The Oscar-winning actress is working on an activewear clothing line, WWD reports, which means the designs will be as functional as they are fashionable. The sports lover, avid runner and former gymnast is working with DMA Designers Management Agency to create the line, and is currently searching for designers to partner with to develop the collection.

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Dita Von Teese Tweets Photo From New Beauty Book

The queen of burlesque is about to share her most intimate beauty secrets.

Dita Von Teese
– the retro tease and pin-up model — tweeted a glitzy and bodacious photo from her upcoming beauty book today.

Photographed by Scott Nathan, the shot shows off a fierce red mani and bold lips (plus, blinged out shades by designer Michael Schmidt), not to mention ample cleavage that Von Teese has previously admitted is the result of a breast augmentation.

Von Teese tells BellaSugar that her beauty book will spell out all the secrets to her glamorous transformations.

“When I go to events and when I do my shows, and in day to day life of course, I don’t work with a team of stylists. I enjoy doing it myself,” reveals the 38-year-old Michigan native.

“The message I wanted to get out to young women is — what you see on the red carpet — maybe they have a team of people putting them together, but it’s something you can learn to do yourself if you set your mind to it,” says Von Teese.

Sadly, the beauty doesn’t see herself as sexy.

actually doesn’t feel like she’s beautiful.

“I wanted to have a glamorous life like the movie stars in the movies I love, which were the old movies from the ’30s and ’40s. I wanted to be memorable. I wanted to be something special,” Von Teese tells BellaSugar.

“I always felt very ordinary and very boring. I never felt like a beauty, but I understood that beauty and glamour were two different things — and that glamour is something any woman can achieve.”

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Elle Magazine in hot water after ‘whitening’ the skin of Aishwarya Rai!

Elle magazine has stumbled into a race row after allegedly whitening the skin of a Bollywood actress on its cover.

Readers reacted with fury after it was ­suggested that the fashion magazine might have digitally ‘bleached’ the complexion of ­Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, a former Miss World who has also starred in Bride & ­Prejudice and The Pink Panther 2.

The 37-year-old appears on the cover of this month’s Indian edition of the magazine. However, her skin appears to be several shades lighter than her normal color.

Inside the magazine, she is again pictured in a series of shots, all showing her with pale skin.

It is not the first time that Elle has been attacked for appearing to lighten the skin of its non-white models.

In September this year, black actress Gabourey Sidibe appeared on the cover of the U.S. magazine with a much paler complexion. On that occasion Elle claimed it had not altered the Precious star’s skin any more than that of the other models ­photographed alongside her.

Fans have been posting angry comments online about the latest cover, with one saying: ‘It’s ­annoying because it seems like lighter skin is always in fashion as if darker skin is ­something to be frowned upon.’

Skin lightening is a controversial issue in India and those with a lighter complexion are often perceived to be more successful and wealthy. Skin-lightening products aimed at young men and women now form a multi-million-pound industry.

Yesterday, spokesmen for Mrs Bachchan and Elle were unavailable for comment.

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