Beauty Buzz: Join CVS’ Makeup Academy, Swiss Army…Barrette?, Mara Hoffman’s Camel Hair Inspo


CVS is putting a whole new meaning to drugstore beauty buy. The ubiquitous pharmacy is launching its first proprietary beauty line named Makeup Academy, or MUA. The line has 145 items, including lashes, brushes, and lip products. The matte black packaging allows for a sleek, modern design, and the line looks to indicate sophistication and professionalism. Products will be available starting this month. [WWD]

This is one hairclip you won’t want to lose in your purse! The Leatherdos hairclip is a cross between a barrette and a Swiss Army Knife with a flat screwdriver, wrench, a ruler, and more – all while keeping your hair out of your face. Skip the airport and take it camping instead to show your friends how handy beauty can really be. [InStyle]

Sometimes beauty inspiration comes from the weirdest places. Such was the case for this gorgeous hair accessory used by Mara Hoffman for her runway shows. The colorful ropes, pom poms, and gold embellishments woven through models' braids were actually intended to be camel adornments. Hoffman had collected them during her travels, planning to incorporate the look into fashion. Even cooler–select salons will be giving away these hair accessories in August with the purchase of two Catwalk by Tigi products. This is one hot hair trend you don't want to miss out on. [Allure]

An around-the-world trip is pretty common. An around-the-world hairstyling trip is not. That’s exactly what Jun Kuwabara is doing, traveling the world while cutting people’s hair in the process. He said, “I wanted to engage in something significant while I traveled,” and decided that he was going to cut hair for 1,000 people. His salon is a mobile one – he is seen cutting hair on sidewalks, parks, beaches, and storefronts in locales around the globe. [Instagram]

The first ever bareMinerals Shade Shop has opened in SoHo, New York City today! The Shade Shop gives women a new way to shop for products that perfectly match their complexion. The store is merchandised by shade family, and allows shoppers to find everything that flatters their shade in one location and even features a rotating color bar. So if you're near the area, don't forget to stop by! Although, we're pretty sure you're already on your way over… [Glam Inbox]

Thought you'd never get away from your acne scars? You're in luck! PicoSure, the world’s first and only picosecond laser to treat tattoo removal, has now been cleared by the FDA to treat acne scars. PicoSure clinical studies showed a dramatic improvement in the appearance of acne scars in as few as three treatments. For those who suffer from severe acne and resulting scars, this is certainly a reason to celebrate. Hooray! [Glam Inbox]