African-American Women Spend More on Beauty; Bulgari’s Fragrance Wins in Germany

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Popsicle inspiration in Muse magazine. Photo: Jason Nocito

MAKEUP
• African-American women spend $7.5 billion annually on beauty products, which is 80 percent more than the general market. The reason it's such a dramatic difference is attributed to the fact that African-American women have to sample more products to find the right ones for their skin. [WWD]

• William Lauder, the CEO and president of cosmetics giant Estée Lauder, is divorcing his wife, Karen, of 22 years. An extramarital affair that led to a child out of wedlock is said to be the cause of the split. [NYP]

• Popsicles serve as the latest summer-makeup inspiration in a Muse magazine spread. To do it yourself, paint your lids in strips of blue and line your lips in red for a July 4th patriotic look. [Pipeline/Refinery 29]

FRAGRANCE
• The Fragrance Foundation of Germany announced winners of the Duftstars Awards, which are the top honors for fragrances. Bulgari's Jasmin Noir won the women's prestige category, while Christian Dior's Dior Homme Sport took home top men's prestige honors. [Now Smell This]

NAILS
• Nail-color brand O.P.I. teamed up with Paige Premium Denim to create hues to match your nails to your jeans. Our favorite is named Over the Taupe, a mushroom shade of brown-gray, and it's summer's answer to the company's big winter hit, the deep gray called You Don't Know Jacques. [Makeup and Beauty Blog]