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Welcome to Beauty Wire, where we round up the day's biggest beauty news.
Cosmetics brand MAC has announced that their upcoming collection was inspired by cupcakes. The line includes limited-edition lipsticks, face powders, and nail polishes with names like Pistachio Creme, Pink Buttercream, Cheery Cherry, and Lavender Whip. Sadly, no one told the executives at MAC that doughnuts are the new cupcakes. [Temptalia]
Devyn, of Team Karolina Kurkova, was named the winner of The Face last night. An executive from Ulta Beauty helped choose the winner, who will be appearing in an Ulta campaign as part of her prize. A beauty mystery that was never solved, though, was "will Coco Rocha ever wear purple lipstick again?" [People]
Even supermodels have beauty insecurities. Linda "won't get out of bed for less than $10K" Evangelista admitted that she used to worry that her gums weren't pretty enough. That's right, people: her gums. The reveal comes via an interview with beauty legend Francois Nars. Everyone else thought her gums were beautiful, naturally. [The Cut]
Muslim Canadian customers have created a growing demand for halal beauty products—makeup that doesn't contain animal byproducts, alcohol, or other materials not permitted in Islam. Inglot is one of the standout brands capitalizing on this new market. They'created a water-permeable nail polish that passes the "hand purification" test. [CBC]
Ever wondered how many applications you can get out of a single tube of lipstick? It's the beauty world's equivalent of how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop, and the team at Birchbox decided to find out. The answer: 293, sort of. [Birchbox]