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Welcome to Beauty Wire, where we round up the day's biggest beauty news.
Remember Manic Panic?
Following the Met's punk-themed exhibition and gala, Manic Panic—beloved hair-dye brand of the '90s—is stepping up to deliver stage-dive worthy hair color with eight new shades of their High Voltage line. However, brand founders Tish and Snooky Bellomo (former Blondie back-up singers) have "mixed emotions" about the recent exhibit, saying "designers like Anya Phillips, Animal X, Natasha, and Gina Franklyn should have been recognized." [Style.com]
· After 40 years in the fashion business and five in the Kate Middleton business, luxe label Reiss is moving into the beauty game with its first collection of fragrances. The first edition is called Grey Flower and is headed your way in September. The girls viersion will be "musky," while the guys get "moody." Refinery29]
· New trend alert: "food-based products" are a thing now, the New York Times reports. Case in point, Pure's Cocoa Kona Body Scrub, which apparently exfoliates your skin and pairs well with pretzels. [NYTimes]
· Good news for your long weekend and your wallet: Consumer Reports announced results of a recent sunscreen study showing that expensive sunscreens don't give better protection that cheaper brands. Target and Walmart brand blocks actually rated the best in overall protection with the higher-end Badger and AquaSport offerings coming in last. [BusinessInsider]
· Julianne Moore is over people asking her about aging—especially since she thinks men don't get the same treatment. The actress got surprisingly candid (and maybe a little morbid) on the topic: "Our fear of aging is really a fear of dying; aging is a physical manifestation of decay, and I think that is what's so upsetting to most people." [DailyMail][Telegraph]——Alyssa Carroll