Bobbi Brown's New Shades; Madonna's ‘Elle’ Cover

Bobbi Brown’s new collection: so many pretty shades Photo: Courtesy of Bobbi Brown

MAKEUP
• Bobbi Brown just launched compacts customers can personally customize, nineteen new eye-shadow shades, and seven new blushes. She plans to continue her plans for total makeup-world domination. [WWD]




• Shu Uemura’s Gina Brooke reveals how she did Madonna’s makeup for her Elle cover shoot. Usually when they collaborate Madonna gets what she wants, but she was very receptive to Brooke's ideas this time around. [BellaSugar]

• Total Beauty compiled a list of their lowest-rated beauty products. Losers include John Frieda Frizz-Ease which they say doesn't actually de-frizz and Smashbox’s Lip Enhancing Gloss because it doesn't enhance. [Total Beauty]

SKIN
• NYC-based Susan Ciminelli's new skin products are “eerily calming.” The night cream is spiked with lavender. Ahhhh. [Daily Beauty Reporter/Allure]

• Alaskan Glacial Mud Co. creates mud masks to exfoliate skin and remove impurities. The mud comes in vanilla lavender, so it doesn't smell like dirt. Don’t skimp on the $6 applicator brush, though. It's so much more fun that way. [Makeup Loves Me]

• Dermatologist Dr. Benabio calls Strivectin, the "better than Botox" cream, the most overrated product because it’s not better than Botox. Well, at least it doesn't involve needles and sap one's ability to emote. [Gotta Spa]

FRAGRANCE
• In May, Christian Dior launches Escale a Portofino, the first in a series of “fragrance cruise collections.” [Now Smell This]

NAILS
• The new OPI summer collection Mod About Brights features six new shades, like a green polish called "Green-wich Village." And a neon-yellow called "The 'It' Color." Oh, what will the nail-polish industry think of next . [All Lacquered Up]