“Dick Page has painted the faces of every supermodel to storm through the ’90s, every Victoria’s Secret Angel worth her wings, and an exclusive coterie of A-List actresses, like Julianne Moore and Catherine Zeta-Jones. With his towering frame and tawny beard, Page cuts a distinctive, lumberjackian figure, and is a fixture backstage at fashion week, where models hope to have the good fortune to land in his chair. But it was not always so. ‘When I first moved to London, for the longest time I wasn’t making any money,’ says the British-born artist of his early days in the industry.” Read more at Violet Grey.
“If you’re at all tapped into the world of indie makeup brands, you’re probably familiar with Lime Crime—and, if you’re familiar with Lime Crime, you probably know that Velvetines, its line of liquid matte lip stains, are cult favorites. But, if you’re a Velvetines devotee, you might want to look for a temporary alternative: Last month, on July 29, the FDA issued an official warning letter to Lime Crime stating that the use of ferric ferrocyanide and ultramarines listed as ingredients in the Red Velvet Velvetines Lip Stain constitutes a violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.” Read more at Refinery29.
“Last year, L’Oréal launched an app called Makeup Genius to let women virtually try on cosmetics. China has been a massive market for the app, bringing 4.7 million of its total 14 million downloads. That’s partly because of the size of the country’s internet population: 668 million people, with 594 million of those going online with mobile devices, according to official figures from the China Internet Network Information Center. And it’s also because it allows curious young women to try out heavier makeup, which is still uncommon in China.” Read more at Ad Age.
“It’s a big day in beauty news over here, because there’s a new trend charter in town that might just provide your Friday workday distraction. Glamour launched the Lipstick Index, a feature that charts beauty trends in real time. The index tracks conversations across social media to give viewers an updated look at what’s hot in beauty.” Read more at Bustle.
“Botox, best known as a wrinkle smoother, is also approved by the FDA for excessive underarm sweating. The drug blocks the impulses between nerves that tell a sweat gland to activate and the gland itself. If strategically shot into the scalp—a treatment that lasts anywhere from three to nine months and can cost up to $1,500—a woman can emerge from even the sweatiest of workouts with her hairdo still dry and intact.” Read more at Fast Company.
“On the heels of The Honest Company fiasco, another company is receiving customer backlash, according to Jezebel. Indie brand Mentality Nail Polish is under fire after numerous users claim that its polishes are causing serious nail damage.” Read more at Refinery29.