Beauty Buzz: Rihanna’s Lipstick Lust, Makeup Touches from Tomorrow, and Are Celebs Scents on Their Way Out?

By  August 20, 2014

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She’s had her own namesake lipstick and served as the face of several tubes, so it’s no wonder that the lippie is Rihanna’s number one makeup must-have. The star spilled the not-so-secret to Elle, saying, “It draws attention away from any flaws. When someone is wearing lipstick, you just assume they’re wearing a full face of makeup. And guys are stupid—they won’t notice when you’re not.” [Elle]

Now this is what we call beauty tech! Japanese producer and technical director Nobumichi Asai has released an incredible video that combines his previous work with architectural projection maps and motion tracking technology to create real-time makeup looks that moves with you. The model featured int he clip wears special dots on her face for the motion-tracking to follow. The result is a projection of a full face of makeup — no product required. While the idea sounds (and looks) amazing, we doubt anyone will travel with all the equipment this technology calls for. But it’s possible the idea could be refined in the future. [CNet]

Uh-oh, the Biebs and T-Swift are in trouble! It looks like celebrity scents have gone the way of nail art and reached its peak. Elizabeth Arden recently announced its worse quarter since 1996, noting, “The decline in sales of celebrity fragrances, particularly the Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift fragrances, was steeper than anticipated.” It’s understandable that the shelves have become quite crowded, as it seems every star has a personalized scent (or two, or 16).  [The Telegraph]

Madonna may have just turned 56 over the weekend, but she’s doing everything in her power to not look it. The sun-conscious star was spotted on the beach in Ibiza fully covered in a patterned hat and caftan, shades, and a long-sleeved shirt. It sure beats slathering on a high SPF sunscreen every two hours! [The Cut]

Salma Hayek Pinault is making her way back to print, but it’s not for a cover story. Her eponymous brand Nuance will release its debut campaign in the pages of October glossies. The screen star and beauty buff will front all four ads in Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, and InStyle to highlight the brand’s hero products. “CVS has chosen to take this unprecedented step and run print advertising for Nuance in fall beauty books,” said Hayek Pinault. “I can’t wait for more women to be exposed to [my products].” [WWD]