Beauty Buzz: Louboutin’s Ulta-Luxe Nail Lacquer, Ken Paves Pumps up the Positivity, and Here’s Your Chance to Make MAC Magic!


As if plunking down $50 for a nail polish weren’t enough to cause sticker shock, Christian Louboutin has upped the ante once again with a $675 bottle. A limited edition holiday launch, Starlight houses the brand’s signature Rouge Louboutin shade in a bottle bejeweled with 1,500 hand-applied two-stone Strass crystals inside of a black lacquer box decked out with leather and crystal flower modeled after the Pensamoi shoe. Not surprisingly, the luxe lacquer is actually pricier than a few pairs of his sexy steppers. Sultry shoes or chic nail polish for the holiday season? A tough choice indeed! [Fashionista]

Hair stylist to the stars Ken Pavesis heading over to the beauty aisle with his own line. Slated to hit Wal-Mart shelves on December 15, the range is meant to lift self-esteem of shoppers everywhere starting with the name: You Are Beautiful. The line includes three shampoos and conditioners, Nourish & Hydrate, Smoothing, and Volumizing, and an array of styling products and hair masks. As Paves explained, “[It’s] a cocktail that is your own prescription to have whatever it is that you want for your hair.” [WWD]

Some kids grow up holding shampoo bottles like Oscars, some sing into fans to sound autotuned, and others play in Mommy’s makeup bag, dreaming of creating or star in their own beauty ad. Well, your dreams are about to come true! MAC is looking for the face of its upcoming MACnificent Me! Campaign. To enter, craft a motivating mantra with a selfie, and share it with the hashtag #MACnificent. Six lucky winners will fly to the Big Apple for a major makeover and star in a photoshoot for the upcoming campaign. Good luck! [Glam Inbox]

Sisley is finally settling into the city with its first freestanding boutique. The 760-square foot space will open December 1 and is only the second store front in the world. While the aisle full of luxe products are important, the brand wants beauty buffs to relax and stay a while in an in-store lounge and library filled with inspiring books on art and culture. We’re ready to pull up a chair and pamper ourselves to perfection! [WWD]

Tom Ford is feeling frisky! The designer has released two teasers for his upcoming Lips & Boys collection. Models get steamy with a slew of men, passionately embracing, kissing, and smearing the luxe lippies. Question: did Ford infuse Love Potion No. 9 into the formula? If so, we’ll take the whole set! [Fashion Gone Rouge]