This Week’s Need-to-Know Beauty News
Ciara drops hints about her forthcoming foray into beauty, Tom Ford launches his $$$ skincare line, and more news you need
All Signs Point to Ciara Launching a Beauty Line
This week at Beautycon in L.A., Ciara fans got a very exciting hint of what’s to come from the “1, 2 Step” singer. “The beauty space is inevitable for me,” Ciara said while speaking on a panel, reports WWD. “It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to do something in the beauty space, and there are lots of cool things that I’ve been cooking up and working on, and I can’t wait until the time is here to share it with the world.” The line, which Ciara described as “a combination of everything”, will mark the first foray into cosmetics for the 33-year-old. “More than anything, I just want it to be thoughtful,” she said. It was a pretty big week for the singer, who also revealed that she is officially part owner of the Seattle Sounders soccer team, joining a small group of female Major League sports team owners. Talk about levelling up.
Tom Ford Debuts Genderless Scientific Skincare Line
“I’m not a designer who has thrown his name on a beautifully packaged cream,” Tom Ford told WWD in an interview. “This is a real skincare line.” Tom Ford Research launched this week with two anchor products—Crème Concentrate ($450), a “hydrating, ultra-rich cream that feels feather-light on skin,” and Serum Concentrate ($350), “a luxurious, highly potent serum that absorbs instantly into skin to visibly enhance texture, tone, and luminosity”—with more to come in spring 2020. The “research” in the line’s name refers to the scientists Ford worked with at the American Academy of Dermatology, who formulated the products around caffeine as its star ingredient. “Years ago, a dermatologist told me that the best thing for puffy eyes was moist tea bags,” Ford told WWD. “Caffeine became one of the most important things we researched.”
Nars Incites Small Uproar Over Phallic Campaign Photo
While no one should be floored in shock that the brand from which “Orgasm” and “Deep Throat” came would err on the racy side of the marketing spectrum, not all fans were pleased by the brand’s most recent campaign video, which essentially features a phallic-shaped lipstick. Nars shared the clip, featuring their new “Morocco” lipstick, on Instagram with the caption “when the nudes keep you up at night,” and critics of the marketing move swooped in to air their grievances on Twitter. But luckily for the brand, its loyal Narsissists were right behind them with plenty of love for the recent addition. “The only nudes I want 😍,” read one comment on Instagram.
Fans Rally Behind Olivia Munn and Kourtney Kardashian Over Cellulite and Stretch Mark-Baring Photos
Olivia Munn and Kourtney Kardashian are the latest celebrities to face a bit of online backlash after sharing photos of themselves without airbrushing. Both celebrities posted photos to Instagram this week—both looking absolutely fierce, we might add—which showed unedited depictions of two wholly human characteristics women are often expected to hide away: stretch marks for Kardashian and cellulite for Munn. Trolls were quick to descend upon the two, but fans rallied behind them, appreciating the fact that they didn’t just airbrush their imperfections away. “Those stretch marks are giving me life and helping me embrace mine,” said one commenter on Kardashian’s photo. “Cellulite?! If my legs were this perfect, I’d be turning cartwheels,” another commenter wrote on Munn’s post.