Links – 1/25/06

Jay Manuel launches makeup line – You know him as THE Red carpet guru (yes, he was the one that looked like Prince at the Golden Globes) and from America’s Next Top Model. He just launched his own makeup line which you can purchase through QVC. The packaging is nice, clean and simple, and slightly reminds me of Laura Mercier.

Procter & Gamble Acquires DDF Skin Care – Procter and Gamble just keeps growing – soon they’ll be competing with L’oreal for number or brands owned.

Clinique to open a Skin Wellness at Cornell – The line between medicine and beauty/skin care continues to be blurred as Clinique just announced their plans to open a skin and wellness center. The center will teach consumers about makeup as well as skin care, and you will be able to make an appointment based on your own personal needs. If nothing else, click the link and look at the photo of the “nurse”. It’s a bit freaky if you ask The Beauty Bug.

Wet ‘n Wild introduces new cosmetics and makeup bags – Everyone secretly has their own favorite Wet’n Wild product. Look out for their new makeup line!

And finally, Cover Girl is looking for the next Cover Girl! Are you her? All women of color ages 18-48 are invited to strut their stuff in front of a panel of judges, including Queen Latifah herself. Contestants will be asked to share their story as to how they have achieved both inner and outer beauty. Get there and work it – this coming Monday, Jaunary 29th, from 11AM to 4PM at the BB King Blues Club & Grill at 237 West 42nd Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues).

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