New and NotableAugust 1, 2009 By: Marianne Dougherty, Lori Morris, Lotus Abrams American Salon
At Bottega Veneta, Redken Creative Consultant Guido went for a look that was slightly androgynous, yet sexy at the same time. "The inspiration was an '80s take on a classic '40s Hollywood look," Guido says. Meanwhile, makeup artists paired a smoky eye with a blood-red shade of lipstick. A mouth this strong isn't for everyone, but there's no disputing the glamour quotient. —M.D.
Makeup artist Damone Roberts—you've seen him on TLC'S 10 Years Younger—just got a bottle of OPI nail polish named for him. Damone Roberts 1968 will be sold exclusively at Roberts' makeup studios in Beverly Hills, CA, and New York City. Why 1968? "It was a major year for fashion, music and movies, but it's also the year I was born," Roberts says. We predict that everyone will be green with envy. —M.D.
The Marilyn Brush recently debuted a line of brushes inspired by one of the most iconic beauties in history. The Marilyn Monroe Signature Collection includes four brushes, each featuring Monroe's image or signature. The Flat brush, shown here, has reinforced natural boar bristles, which make it ideal for daily brushing and suitable for use with hair extensions. themarilynbrush.com —L.M.
All Washed Up
Ec-Oooh-Chic is a new collection of organic and all-natural bath and body products from Ooohlala of Beverly Hills, CA. Bohemian Blue Organic Body Wash is formulated with coconut and sugar, plus a combination of certified-organic ingredients like aloe vera, lemon verbena, lavender flowers, shea butter and blue bohemia chamomile, a special blend with strong calming properties. ecooohchic.com —M.D.
WHERE AND WEN
Fans of Chaz Dean's holistically designed Wen haircare line can now purchase Wen Soy Candles in 11-ounce glass and 2-ounce travel sizes in the products' signature scents: Fig, Sweet Almond Mint, Tea Tree, Cucumber Aloe and Lavender. chazdean.com —L.A.
The Comfort Styler from Belvedere's Welonda Comfort Line is functional and stylish. belvedere.com