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Welcome to Beauty Wire, where we round up the day's beauty news.
Sneak peek, via Marc Jacobs/Instagram
Marc Jacobs is single-handedly taking down nail-art. He began the mission back in February, when he declared that "clear" is his favorite nail color, and an Instagram snap of his first nail polish color confirms his plan of attack. It is nude, and you are going to like it, because it's Marc Jacobs. The cosmetics line made a discreet debut at Monday's Met Gala on Sofia Copolla,and will be available for purchase at Sephora on August 9. [InStyle]
· Thirty-nine year old supermodel Kate Moss is covering all of her bases (and body parts) with beauty campaigns this year. Her eyes and lips represent Rimmel cosmetics, her hair has partnered with Kerastase, and now her ass is glowing for St. Tropez. Moss says she has been using the self-tan products since the company started, and "always feels more confident with a St. Tropez tan." Follow the link for pics of her bare bum. [WWD]
· More on that Matthew Williamson palette for Benefit Cosmetics: The collection was inspired by the Studio 54 era, Bianca Jagger, and Diana Ross. Williamson hopes "to lift women's spirits" before they pile on the eye shadow for a night of dancing. Hopefully your dancing shoe are a pair of platforms. [Refinery29, previously]
· Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is best known for their brightly colored, intensely long-lasting lip tars, so perhaps it makes a lot of sense that their first celebrity spokesmodels will be a trio of celebrity drag queens. Performance group DWV has starred in RuPaul's Drag Race and Rihanna's S&M video. Now, they star on their very own trading cards in the OCC Celebrity Drag Queen Lip Tar & Nail Lacquer Duo set. [Juicy]
· Wall Street Journal staff have received a memo reminding on-air reporters to pay "a quick visit to our resident makeup artist on the sixth floor" before appearing on camera. Or, if that's too much, management requests that they "at least use powder." Consider yourselves warned, frumpy journalists! [Into the Gloss]—Heather Walczuk