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Welcome to Beauty Wire, where we round up the day's biggest beauty news.
Although the Kardashians' Khroma beauty line was recently shut down because of copyright issues, they're continuing undaunted into the world of products. Next up: a tanning line. Khloe, Kim, and someone who doesn't even look like an airbrushed version of Kourtney named the line Kardashian Sun Kissed. The five-product set will be an exclusive to Ulta. [WWD]
Finally, an answer to one of the world's most eternal beauty questions: just how do they come up with those crazy nail polish names? Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, CEO of OPI, shares the secret: "Six crazy people from Marketing, Susan from Purchasing, and Elaine from Customer Service." It takes roughly eight hours to name 12 shades. [Fashionista]
Speaking of nail polish, lacquer legend Jin Soon Choi has partnered with Space NK on a limited-edition collection. The colors debut on April 15 and mark another way that Space NK is trying to take over the US beauty-store market. Your move, Sephora. [Racked Inbox]
You thought we were done talking about nail polish, didn't you? China Glaze, best known for their Hunger Games nail polishes, has created a free "Color Match" iPhone app that helps you match your lacquer color to your outfit. You can snap photos of bags, shoes, wallpaper, or anything else that inspires you and then get the closest China Glaze equivalent. Unless you use an Android, which means better luck next time. [BellaSugar]
Now that you finally figured out what BB cream is and how to use it, beauty companies are tossing it out in favor of CC creams. The CC is short for "color corrector," and Clinique is launching one in April. These superhero products claim to be good for "neutralizing blotchy redness, turning sallow skin peachy and ashy skin luminous and brighter, and providing long-term hydration for skin." It's unclear if this stuff also de-worms orphans in Somalia. [WWD]
Good news for your zombie costume this Halloween: the makeup artists for The Walking Dead are sharing some of their secrets about just how they make their actors look so freaking undead. Among the special effects: specially made contact lenses, sunscreen to help makeup set, and one person whose whole job is realistic blood spatter. Also, "we spend a lot of time eliminating anything that would make a zombie look like she was recently at a salon." [Allure]