Beauty Buzz: Top It with a Tiara, Prabal’s Polish, and L’Oreal Honors Women of Worth


From Lady Gaga to Beyoncé to business powerhouses, the tiara is everyone’s latest hair accessory du jour. The statement headpieces have become an easy way to look polished instantly while empowering themselves. As Marly Ellis, a YouTube marketing executive explained, “It’s not a princess fetish in any way—it’s not girlie. You have to be fairly confident to waltz into a room with a big headpiece on.” [The New York Times]

Prabal Gurung isn’t finished with the beauty counter yet—he partnered with Sally Hansen for a capsule collection of polishes. The hues are pulled directly from his Fall 2014 collection and named Rhododendron (Crimson), Rupee Red (Burgundy), and Himalaya (Nude), shades that models rocked on the runway for the show. With a base-top coat, strengthener, and a growth treatment built in, the shades are sure to be a go-to for the season’s slew of soirees! [Vanity Fair]

L’Oreal’s iconic tagline was in full play earlier this week when the beauty brand honored 10 amazing women sparking big changes in their communities. Ambassadors Blake Lively, Julianne Moore, Diane Keaton, and more presented these women with $10,000 each to help support their organizations like the D.C. Diaper Bank, Off the Streets Program, and Kid’s Food Basket. The top prize of an added $25,000 was awarded to Phyllis Sudman, founder of Simon’s Fund, which raises awareness for sudden childhood cardiac arrest. Sudman was humbled, saying, “All of us have experienced something in our life that was unfair, and we all decided to do something about it. Because of this [award] more kid’s hearts will be checked and more kid’s lives will be saved.” Congrats, ladies! [WWD]

Inglot’s heading to the Great White Way once again with a collection inspired by Mamma Mia. Launching on December 6, the aptly named “Gimme! Gimme! Glitter” collection boasts 35 pieces, including shadows lipsticks, lip gloss, sparkling dust, gel liner, false lashes, body pigment powders, nail polish, and pure pigment shadows—all priced between $10 and $38. Excuse us, we need to turn on some ABBA ASAP! [WWD]

Any time we get a whiff of cucumber melon, it instantly takes us back to our middle school days of specially-scented hand sanitizers from Bath & Body Works, and hanging in the mall for hours on end. But the brand boasts big business with billion dollar earnings thanks to its down-home American images, complete with seasonally-specific scents, emotional connections, and no major advertising. Plus, there are even fan sites devoted to the retailer. There is truly a fandom for everything! [Racked]