Beauty Buzz: Colin Farrell Does Dolce & Gabbana, Get Dolled Up à la Downton Abbey, and Jessica Simpson’s Big Beauty Budget


It’s not just the new season of True Detective that’s making Colin Farrell intense. The star is also the face of Dolce & Gabbana’s upcoming scent, the aptly named Intenso. Though the details of the cologne are under tight wraps, the first campaign image alone is enough to make you want to lean in and get a good whiff! [Glam Inbox]

We’re counting down the days until the Crawleys and the rest of the residents of Downton Abbey return to the small screen, but we’ve found a video to tide us over. Celebrity makeup artist and YouTube guru Lisa Eldridge tapped star Laura Carmichael – that’s Lady Edith to you – to nail her character's subtle and sweet look swiped directly from the set. Watch here and take note! [Fashionista]

Jessica Simpson always looks luxe, but we didn’t expect the bill to be so big! A source reported that the fashion mogul spends upwards of a $1 million a year on beauty treatments, including eyelash extensions, an on-call hairstyling team, bust treatments, massages, tanning, and personal training, according to New Zealand news site TVNZ. Well, what would you do with a million bucks? [Pop Sugar]

We equate Syfy’s Face Off as the special effects makeup equivalent of Project Runway. And now we can learn the techniques get the look in time for Halloween thanks to season 2 contestant Brea Johnson. The makeup master partnered with Sony Online Entertainment for a series of tutorials featuring beloved game characters, including Firiona Vie, an H1Z1 Zombie, Dark Elf, and many more. We expect some epic Halloween selfies! [Glam Inbox]

In honor of National Bullying Prevention month, singer and anti-bullying advocate Keenan West has partnered with Secret’s Mean Stinks initiative for the very first “Nicest. Tour. Ever.” to support 75 assemblies across the country during the 14/15 school year to empower and educate girl to kick bullying to the curb. Plus, the beauty brand will donate a dollar for ever Secret Mean Stink Clinical Strength deodorant to benefit Girls on the Run. Talk about ganging up for good! [Glam Inbox]

CND is giving up the goods with help from Loxa Beauty. Starting today, mani mavens can snap up the brand’s fan favorites directly – no salon needed. Nail ninjas can head to either brand’s sites to snap up Vinylux, Solaroil, Scentsations, and Stickey, Super Shiney, and Speedey Nail Treatments. Time to treat yo tips! [Glam Inbox]