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Is This the End of Celebrity Beauty Lines?

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Are celeb beauty lines a thing of the past? via Huffington Post

It might have been One Direction's neon nail polish line. Or maybe it was Lady Gaga's blood and semen scented fragrance. Either way, the drums of impending doom are tiger-beating for celebrity beauty lines. Per a UK survey conducted by a coupon site:

"52% [of the 2,003 British women surveyed] reported that these star-backed goods are 'not good value for money.' [Participants] said that these lines were either "poor quality," too expensive, or just plain old disappointing."
Now everyone go return those Paris Hilton hair extensions. [HuffPo]

Since sometimes a hot towel and hand sanitizer just isn't enough, Benefit is launching "Glam Up & Away" beauty vending machines in 25 major airports. They will dispense the 30 best-selling Benefit products. [Allure]

Trying it out so you never have to, one woman refrained from taking her makeup off for a month—you know, as an experiment. She ended up with an eye infection, skin aged by about ten years, and possible lifelong damage. [Refinery29]

The launch of Who What Wear's much-anticipated beauty site Byrdie has finally happened. Editor Britt Aboutaleb tells Fashionista we can expect features including "a sit down with Gucci Westman" and a guide to the best drugstore foundations in the near future. [Fashionista] —Alyssa Carroll