Beauty Buzz: MAC’s Black Friday Makeup Must, Mindy Kaling’s Foundation Fixes, and Hollywood’s Glam Squads Take the Spotlight


While we’re prepping our Black Friday in-store game plan, MAC would rather have us jump online for a fab find. In lieu of the (very) limited editions lipsticks of years past, this year the beauty brand is offering the Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow for the biggest shopping day of the year. The palette blends pigment in a creamy lightweight hybrid that applies wet or dry for an array of sultry eye looks. Get ready to set yourself to smolder. [Glam Inbox]

Mindy Kaling is becoming a budding beauty guru. The comedienne offered up a few foundation suggestions for those with darker complexions via Instagram. She shared a few formula finds straight from the set of her show, including NARS, Giorgio Armani, Kevyn Aucoin, Yves Saint Laurent, and Bobbi Brown. We’ll be swatching those shades for ourselves shortly! [Instagram]

The Hollywood Reporter has released its annual Beauty Issue, chronicling the top red carpet looks and the glam squads behind them. The glossy linked up with the year’s biggest style stars like Kerry Washington, Gwen Stefani, and Lizzy Caplan to chat about their major beauty moments with makeup artist Carola Gonzalez, hairstylist Danilo, and makeup artist Sabrina Bedrani, respectively. As Washington explained, “Carola is obsessive about eyebrows. She needs the mascara wand to fix lashes and brows. I could be getting out of the car for a red carpet, and she’s like, 'Wait!' — fixing an eyebrow. It happened outside the Met Ball.” [The Hollywood Reporter]

After years, hoping, petitioning, and praying, John Frieda has brought one of iconic beauty buys back from the dead. Beach Blonde Ocean Waves Spray was discontinued back in the early aughts, fetching up to $120 a bottle on eBay, but will return to shelves in January. Summer strands, here we come! [Allure]

It’s time to get a little Gilt-y when it comes to our spaces. The flash luxury retailer has linked up with Nicole Richie’s House of Harlow 1960 to debut her home fragrance range. Starting November 20, members will be the first to shop the collection, which includes an assortment of candles, votives, and diffusers in scents like Midnight Moon, Saint James, and Winter – all named after her kids. If that weren’t enough, Richie will even offer up her favorite gifts, featuring her fave hotspots, beauty buys, and healthy obsessions! [Glam Inbox]

How many times have we burned ourselves in the process of scoring sexy curls, only to have them come out wonky and weird? Conair is looking to alleviate the stress with its Curl Secret Beauty Tour, which makes is making its way to the Big Apple. Mane mavens in the making can receive hair makeovers, demos from local stylists and even product giveaways. Its first stop will be in East Hanover, NJ on November 14 and continuing through to New York City November 19. Mark your calendars now! [Glam Inbox]