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Clarins unveils FEED 15 cosmetic pouch to fight world hunger

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Clarins has unveiled a chic new cosmetic beauty pouch in the brand's signature red, for a good cause. 

The Clarins FEED 15 pouch was launched as part of a partnership with Lauren Bush's FEED Projects to fight world hunger. The FEED organization benefits the United Nations World Food Program's School Feeding program that provides meals for children in third-world countries. Clarins partnered with FEED last summer with a goal of funding $1 million in meals in two years.

The new FEED 15 pouch is a cosmetics bag containing three of Clarins' most popular beauty products, including the UV Plus HP Day Screen SPF 40, the Moisture-Rich Body Lotion and the Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector.  Each pouch sold will provide 15 nutritious meals through the United Nations World Food Program.

The pouches are now on sale exclusively at Nordstrom stores for $32.50.

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Photo: Clarins Feed 15 pouch. Credit: Clarins

Beauty Bag: P'Trique of '[Stuff] fashion girls say'

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You may have seen the various "[Stuff]-(insert noun here)-say" videos catching fire on the Internet recently. Here at All The Rage, we got an extra kick out of the "... fashion girls say" video with the one and only P'Trique, who, in a send-up of the whole genre of homemade style and beauty videos, famously proclaims:

"Doing like an American Beauty on a yacht but tribal, with a fishtail braid."

"I think I'm ready for bangs."

"Obsesssssssed."

P'Trique lets us in on favorite beauty bag items in this all-new video, made especially for All The Rage. And a few secrets of her beauty regimen are revealed too. Among our favorites:

When I need a little extra moisturizer in the dry winter months, I kick it up a notch with Crisco. It's best to apply directly to your legs right after you get out of the shower to lock in as much moisture as possible.

My great grandmother Trique passed down this homemade highlight cream recipe down from the old country. I know it's clunky but I can't live without it: grind one part chalk and and two parts vinegar into a paste in your mortar and pestle. I brush it over the apples of my cheeks and on my third eye.

Tresemme Tres Two Hairspray. I spray my hair and then (here's a little trick) my face to hold the makeup in place. Set it and forget it!

But enough. Watch the video and see if you laugh as much as we did. Especially when P'trique starts layering perfume.

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Fashion: A diamond ring? Are Liam Hemsworth, Miley Cyrus engaged?

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A sparkling diamond spotted on Miley Cyrus' left ring finger Saturday night started tongues wagging about whether she and beau Liam Hemsworth of "The Hunger Games" are engaged. A source described as "close to the couple," who have been dating since 2009, said they aren't. Time will tell. But it always triggers rumors for a single celeb to put a diamond on that finger. Cyrus and Hemsworth were attending Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XIII in Phoenix. [People]

A Night at Sardi's
A galaxy of actors and comedians (and a few singers, too) belted out showtunes at last week's "A Night at Sardi's" 20th annual fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Assn. Among those taking the stage were Kristen Bell of “House of Lies;” Zachary Levi of “Chuck”; Melora Hardin of “The Office”; Josh Radnor of “How I Met Your Mother”; Marilu Henner of “Unforgettable”; Jon Lovitz of “Saturday Night Live”; Wayne Brady of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”; and Lamorne Morris of “New Girl.”  An appropriately costumed cast of "The Big Bang Theory" sang "Let the Sunshine In" and "Aquarius" from "Hair." [Society News LA]

A new fashion app for the iPhone launches Monday and will allow users to post and share photos of clothing along with purchase information. The app, called Trendabl, is described as similar to Twitter but "tailored to fashion." Individuals can share info with friends, and celebrities, bloggers and fashion labels can use the app to promote themselves. Reportedly among those already signed on are Whitney Port, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Nicky Hilton, Barney's New York, Diane von Furstenberg, Brad Goreski, Michael Kors and Current/Elliott. [WWD]

Bethenny Frankle has introduced a new product line, Skinnygirl Beauty, encompassing creams, lotions, scrubs, cleansers and a little makeup. It's available at Wal-Mart and there are already plans to add more products later this spring. [People]

Kim Kardshian says she plans to beef up security after last week's "flour-bombing" incident, and after thinking about it, may press charges against her attacker. Initially she had said she wouldn't bring charges, but she has realized it would be not good for people to think they can get away with such things. [Styleite]

Fashion retailer Bebe has launched a bridal line. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

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Photos: From top, Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus backstage Saturday during Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XIII, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, Arizona. Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images for CFN

The cast of the "Big Bang Theory," including Kunal Nayyar, Simon Helberg, Melissa Rauch, Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons in a "Hair" medley. Credit: Jason Merritt/ Getty Images for the Alzheimer's Assn.

Malin + Goetz opens on Larchmont Boulevard

Malin + Goetz, the New York-based skin- and hair-care line with a cult following of men and women who covet the simple, straightforward nature of the formulas and packaging, has opened its first Los Angeles store, on Larchmont BoulevardMalin + Goetz, the New York-based skin- and hair-care line with a cult following of men and women who covet the simple, straightforward nature of the formulas and packaging, has opened its first Los Angeles store, on Larchmont Boulevard.

Owners and creators Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz started the line in 2004 and have since opened up two apothecary-style shops in New York, the first in Chelsea, the second on the Upper West Side.

L.A. has long been a dream destination for the two, who said they sought out a spot on Larchmont for the walkability factor and unique architecture and design of the surrounding shops. "As New Yorkers, we don't get the driving thing," said Malin, who with Goetz is spending the month here for the store launch. "Plus, we like that all the stores on Larchmont are independent."

The two are renting a Laurel Canyon abode to "really experience L.A.," Goetz said.

The 750-square-foot store houses the complete Malin + Goetz line, complete with its popular skin-care products, such as grapefruit face cleanser and detox face mask.

Like the Malin + Goetz packaging, the store's interior is minimal and streamlined, but a couple of things add to a cozy, neighborhood feel. First is a long antique wood table running down the center of the entire store; the other is Junior, a 15-year-old French bulldog that sits in the window the same way he has at the New York stores since the company started.

"L.A. was always first after New York," said Goetz about the West Coast outpost. "There's so many people who shuttle back and forth from New York to L.A," he said of customers who may have discovered the line on the East Coast and now have a local source.

But whether people learned about the Malin + Goetz line here or there, they seem compelled to stop by and shop. In just the hour spent with the owners in the store on a recent Thursday afternoon, several chic customers popped in to buy their go-to items.

Malin + Goetz, 238 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles

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Photo: The interior of the new Malin + Goetz store on Larchmont Boulevard. Credit: Malin + Goetz

Butter London launches Lippy lip color

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Butter London, the Seattle-based, British-inspired line of nail color is launching lip color in April. The lip glosses called Lippy are made to mirror certain shades of nail color for a deliberately matchy-matchy effect.  ButterlondonTroutPout 

Butter is known for its unexpected nail colors with hues inspired by runway collections and names taken from British slang. Lippy is no different. With names such as Snog, Primrose Hill Picnic and Yummy Mummy, the glosses are made to match each polish --  a trend Butter London creators noticed on model's nails during fashion week.

Lippy officially launches in April but hit Ulta stores exclusively this month.

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Top photo: Butter London Lippy gloss in Snog an nail polish. Credit: Butter London

Bottom photo: Butter London Lippy in Trout Pout and nail polish. Credit: Butter London

Chic beauty boutique Woodley & Bunny heads west

New Woodley & Bunny boutique on L.A.'s 3rd Street

Beauty junkies rejoice. Woodley & Bunny, the Brooklyn-based boutique full of hard-to-find cosmetics, skin and hair care from all corners of the globe has come west and landed on a busy stretch of 3rd Street near trendy eateries and clothing stores.

Co-founder Misha Anderson recently moved back to Los Angeles and opened this 600-square-foot West Coast flagship location after years of living in New York. The original Woodley & Bunny boutique and salon opened six years ago and still stands in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood, but as Anderson explains, it was always her goal to open an L.A. outpost and offer what she says is a sense of discovery for shoppers.

Discovery is certainly what even the most sophisticated beauty experts will experience here. There are almost 100 brands (most of which are labeled "natural" and all of which are interesting and at the very least would look cool on a bathroom sink), which Anderson sources through her extensive travels around the world. SachaJuan hair care from Sweden, Astier de Villatte candles from France, pure Emu oil from Canada and Stop the Water While Using Me! cosmetics from Germany, are some of the various lines Anderson stocks.

Woodley & Bunny also offers mini facials, brow shaping and makeup application using the brands carried in the store.

Woodley & Bunny is open now and located at 8318 1/2 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, 90048 (323) 951-9906

-- Melissa Magsaysay

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Photo: Interior of the new Woodley & Bunny store on 3rd Street in Los Angeles. Credit: Woodley & Bunny

L.A. area well represented on 'Nuestra Belleza Latina' new season

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The Los Angeles area will be well represented when Univision's reality show/beauty pageant "Nuestra Belleza Latina" ("Our Latin Beauty") returns to the airwaves Sunday for its sixth season.

Hosted by Giselle Blondet, viewers and a panel of judges (the president of the Miss Venezuela beauty Giselle Blondetpageant, a former Miss Universe from Mexico and a telenovela star) will help determine who ends the season with $250,000 in cash and prizes and an exclusive contract with Univision.

The Los Angeles area is well represented in this season's 58 contestants representing eight countries, 11 U.S. states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, with 10 local women among those vying for top honors: Cynthia Arevalo, Flerida Beso, Ixchel Cardenas, Karen Carrillo, Vivana Granillo, Geisy Hernandez, Setareh Khatibi, Thalia Lara, Naomi Marroquin and Gretchen Serrao.

Even though, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city of Los Angeles ranks only behind New York City in Latino population, there's no guarantee any of the Southland contestants will make the list of 12 finalists (who, in typical reality-show fashion, move into a mansion together) -- or take home the crown for that matter, since no American contestant has taken the crown since 2008.

Last season's winner, Nastassja Bolivar, hailed from Nicaragua, in 2010 the title went to a competitor from Mexico (as it did in the debut 2007 season), in 2009 it was won by a Cuban beauty queen and in 2008 the crown went to Puerto Rico's Melissa Marty -- giving the U.S. its sole win.

Season 6 of of "Nuestra Belleza Latina" premieres Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/PT

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Photo: Top, L.A.-based contestants appearing on Season 6 of "Nuestra Belleza Latina" include (from left) Flerida Beso, Setareh Khatibi, Ixchel Cardenas, Gretchen Serrao, Karen Carrillo, Geisy Hernandez, Naomi Marroquin, Vivana Granillo, Cynthia Arevalo and Thalia Lara. Bottom, show host Giselle Blondet shown during Season 5. Credit for both photos: Univision 

Your Stylist: Fresh ways to wear coral lipstick this spring

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Spring clothing is all about juicy, neon color and punctuating the look with a pop of coral lipstick seems to be the way fashion-conscious girls are balancing their brights. Tom Ford True Coral

Tom Ford FlamingoBut coral lips can be intimidating. The color falls out of the classic red zone and is much louder than a pinky-brown neutral. For some, the very thought conjures up images of overtan grannies with pasty coral-pink pouts. But it’s pretty easy to make the orangey-pink hue look fresh.

Celebrity makeup artist Jenn Streicher, whose clients include Emily Blunt, Claire Danes and Jamie King, breaks down how to successfully rock coral this season without looking outdated or straight from the '80s.

“Coral looks so good on tanned skin,” says the makeup artist, who painted Blunt's lips a pinkish-coral color (Tom Ford Flamingo, $48 at neimanmarcus.com) for this year’s SAG awards. “The color just feels like spring and summer.”

She recommends swiping on some bronzer with a coral lip, to warm up the skin and so the overall look is fresh and beachy.  Sephora's Jealous lip color

Streicher swears that coral really looks good on everyone, it just depends on the shade. If you have fair skin like Blunt, opt for a coral with pink undertones. The result isn’t so drastic as a shade with more orange. Tom Ford’s Flamingo, Nars’ Coralisque Velvet Gloss lip pencil (out in April) and Sephora’s Rouge Cream lip color in Jealous ($12 at sephora.com) all complement a lighter complexion.

Aveda's Star CoralFor medium to darker skin tones, a little more orange is key. Streicher recommends Vegas Volt from MAC ($17.50 at maccosmetics.com) and True Coral from Tom Ford ($48 at neimanmarcus.com). A shade called Star Coral from Aveda ($18 at aveda.com and Aveda salons) is also great on darker skin because of its warm, brown undertones.

For a daytime look, coral-colored gloss is a no-brainer (Streicher suggests mixing a little bright coral lipstick with coral gloss to pump up the color of the gloss -- a gradual way to go from a sheer wash to statement mouth. To really make a statement, paint on a brighter shade (like Vegas Volt). Streicher isn’t a huge fan of using lip liner with the color because it can age the wearer and look a little too heavy.

Her other big no-no when it comes to wearing coral lips is iridescent or shimmery shades. “Stick with a matte or cream,” she says. “Shimmery formulas will start to look like your grandma’s coral.”

Nothing against Grandma, but this spring, it’s all about non-shimmery pops of coral that work like an accessory to spring’s bold, bright clothing.

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Photos: Top: MAC Vegas Volt. Credit: MAC; Top left: Tom Ford Flamingo. Credit: Neiman Marcus; Top right: Tom Ford True Coral. Credit: Neiman Marcus; Bottom right: Sephora Cream Rouge in Jealous. Credit: Sephora; Bottom left: Aveda Star Coral Nourish-Mint lipstick. Credit: Aveda.

Oscars 2012: Berenice Bejo’s natural makeup look

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Berenice Bejo’s makeup artist Julie Hewitt (who also did the makeup on “The Artist” as well as “The Descendants”) said she channeled a modern day Audrey Hepburn and chose not to compete with the mint green color of Bejo’s Elie Saab dress.

“I wanted to keep everything very fresh, very Berenice, very natural,” said the makeup artist, who added that Bejo’s not a big fan of foundation and if she could walk out the door with just a few swipes of mascara, she would.

Hewitt started the look by applying Dior Hydra Life Pro-Youth Skin Tint in #002, and Diorskin Nude Concealer #002. Cheeks were dusted with Diorblush in Passion Fruit. Bejo’s eyes were lined with a black liner a la Hepburn and her lashes defined with Diorshow Blackout waterproof mascara.

The lips reflected the subtly rosy hue of the cheeks. Hewitt used Dior Addict lipstick in Beige Perfection with a lip liner called Spicy Pink. “This is not just any makeup or Oscars,” said Hewitt of creating Bejo’s Oscar beauty look. “I worked on the movie and was there from day one.”

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Berenice Bejo arrives at the 84th Annual Academy Awards show at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles on Sunday. (Lionel Hahn/Abaca Press/MCT)

Oscars 2012: Natalie Portman’s '50s-inspired beauty

Natalie Portman at the 2012 Oscars
Clad in a polka-dot-red vintage Haute Couture Christian Dior gown from 1954, Natalie Portman is channeling a classic Grace Kelly on the Oscars red carpet.

Makeup artist Eileen Kastner-Delago (who works with the actress on her film projects as well as her Dior beauty and perfume campaign) was inspired to give Portman a look reminiscent of Kelly and Elizabeth Natalie Portman at the 2012 OscarsTaylor.

Focusing on the eyes and mouth, Kastner-Delago created a subtle cat eye with Dior waterproof eyeliner. She used a black liner close to the lash line and a purple liner on top to soften the result while still maintaining a strong, sharp look.

Kastner-Delago also used two different mascaras to get the actress’ lashes dramatic but not heavy. First, she swiped a few layers of Dior Show mascara to build volume, then Dior Iconic mascara to separate the lashes. On her bottom lashes, the makeup artist used a couple of coats of purple mascara to define them without creating heaviness.

Portman’s lips were given a light red stain, which Kastner-Delago built with a few shades of red lipstick, also by Dior.  “It’s a mix of reds, very 1950s, but not too strong,” says the makeup artist, who massaged the color into Portman's lips, blotted, then reapplied to really build layers of color that would look more natural and also last throughout the entire evening.

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Photo: Natalie Portman in classic red at the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday. Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images.


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