Keratin Complex Spotlights 'Blondeshells'

Not only do blondes have more fun, now they can keep true to their individual tones without fear of brassiness or fading, thanks to the new Keratin Complex Blondeshell collection. The four products were developed to boost and brighten all shades of blonde, silver and gray—natural and highlighted—without the added expense of salon visits to refresh or brighten color. Key is a fade-fighting chamomile complex and strengthening blend of keratin protein, vitamins and essential oils. The shampoo  ($24) repairs, boosts and brightens, while the conditioner ($24) lends shine and smoothness with collagen and keratin amino acids. In addition, a masque treatment ($36) blends keratin with shea for softness and strength, and a brightening oil ($28) further manages hair and repairs damage. Custom packaging was provided by 3C Inc., Wyckoff, NJ (

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The Big Pony Collection for Women Matches Color and Scent

For those in the “horsey set,” polo season is in full swing. For those following this season’s fashion trends, bright hues lead the pack. And for those who like to emulate the colorful lifestyle of the players and their fans, Ralph Lauren’s The Big Pony Collection for Women sets the mood. But most of all, the new series of four fragrances ($70 each) was created to “embrace dynamic femininity,” and offers “scent as an essential accessory for all of the roles a woman plays.” The bright colors of the feminized, slenderized flasks are carried through to the fun fashions worn by the team of four spokesmodels—a successful integration of statement across the field. The Sporty Fragrance features a blue
bottle; Sensual offers allure with pink; Free-Spirited wings it in yellow; and Stylish takes the spotlight with purple.
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Artistry's Color Collection Leads to Paradise

The sun-drenched glamour of the Italian Riviera led the way to the Artistry 2012 Escape to Paradise Spring Trend Colour Collection, which revisits the elegance of vintage beauty accessories. Lift the black satin ribbon on the Face and Eye Palette ($73.50) to draw up the black velvet flap, and open the pouch to reveal a set of applicators. Pull out the weighty silver and white compact embossed in a croc pattern and tagged with a metallic plaque, and open to reveal a set of four eye and four cheek colors along with a mirror for convenient touchups. The sleek and substantial Lip Gloss Duo Compacts ($58.50) reveal two colors, a tiny applicator and a handy mirror. The luggage tag-like zamac compact dangles from a brass chain that can be attached to a key ring. The final touch: The case snaps shut with a satisfying click due to the magnetic closure. Eye pencils ($23.50) round out the collection.

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Kiehl's Unveils Fourth Earth Day Series

Kiehl’s Since 1851 prides itself on its eco-friendly and recycling initiatives. Staying true to its mission, four “Friends of Kiehl’s” have created Limited Edition labels for the brand’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque ($23), made with fair trade Amazonian White Clay from the Marajo Islands. The limited edition Masque series features earth-inspired designs by socially conscious influencers. This year’s partners include Florence Welch, Mark Ruffalo, Rosario Dawson and Spike Lee and children, Satchel and Jackson Lee (whose design is shown here). All net proceeds from this fourth Earth Day campaign benefit Recycle Across America, a not-for-profit organization. In addition, Kiehl’s donated $100,000 to the organization in honor of Earth Day.
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Truth or Dare by Madonna Debuts

The luxurious bottle and carton for Truth or Dare ($68), the long-awaited fragrance from Madonna, were both designed by Fabien Baron, in collaboration with the superstar. According to Coty Prestige, the dichotomy of  Truth or Dare comes across in the packaging, which aims to balance purity and provocation, with the white of the bottle and logo representing truth and spirituality, and the beading detailing a certain unconventionality. The clean, modern carton is set in gold with a delicate white border, emblazoned with the Truth or Dare logo. The fragrance is described as “the merging of darkness and light, innocence and deceit—dual forces that coexist in all of us.”

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Stila Lets the Sun Shine In

The powder foundation isn’t the only illuminating feature of The Stila for E! Live from the Red Carpet Solar Illuminated Compact and Powder Duo ($50). In fact, as the name indicates, it’s the first solar-powered compact—literally putting the cutting edge brand in the spotlight. Place the compact in the sun to charge; the green star glows when the charge is complete. When the lid is open, the Stila logo shines brightly on the front—and the mirror inside lights up for precise makeup application. The compact, which is manufactured from recycled materials, can be charged up to 900 times. The compact can be refilled with the consumer’s specific shade of Stila’s Illuminating Powder Foundation with SPF.

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