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Nicki Minaj's Viva Glam Lipstick Just Broke a MAC Sales Record

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Welcome to Beauty Wire, where we round up the day's biggest beauty news.

The first Viva Glam lipstick that Nicki Minaj did for MAC has become the brand's highest-selling Viva Glam lipstick ever. The VG campaign raises money for men, women, and kids living with AIDS. On hearing the news, Mariah Carey reportedly walked off the set and demanded a recount. [MTV]

Beauty-sample company Birchbox is doing a limited-edition Superwoman box in honor of Mother's Day. The box contains goodies like Le Métier de Beauté eye makeup, Molton Brown bath and shower gel, and a Tata Harper mask. [Elle]

Designer Rachel Comey may be adored for her shoes, but she also knows her way around a beauty department. Among her revelations: she loves fragrances by Justin Bond, gets facials from Isabelle Bellis, and - gasp! - hates wearing nail polish. [Beauty Counter]

If you need the perfect thing to match your new glow-in-the-dark lipstick from Stila, how about this glow-in-the-dark nail polish from Illamasqua? The new range has three polishes and a topcoat that you can use to glowify your currently lame nails. [Fashionista]

According to a new study, people who regularly visit tanning salons are more likely to have negative body image. 80 percent of these unhappy tanners say that they tan because of 'peer pressure' or desire to look a certain way. Whither Tan Mom? [Allure]