By now we're pretty sure most of you have read some of the fun facts in today's New York Times article on what's really in makeup. If you missed it, or if you don't want to read a 1,200 word article on your monitor, here's the big news: 1. Sometimes, lipstick contains crushed beetles. 2. Sometimes, perfume contains whale puke (sort of.) But what fun fact did the article totally miss? Sometimes, perfume contains a note called "civet" which in reality should be called what it is - a French perfume ingredient that comes from the anal gland of the civet cat. Yes. And some of the fragrances that contain it? Shalimar, Musc Ravageur and, oh, Chanel No. 5. Don't believe us? Check out this report from scent master Chandler Burr in an old T: Style for the full story.
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The Most Memorable and Creative Beauty Looks from the Fall 2012 Runways
There was a lot of pretty, wearable, clean looks on the fall 2012 runways this past month. And while that's great for real life, we really love when makeup artists, hair stylists and designers collaborate and do something a bit more over-the-top. We may never sport painted, sculpted Ken Doll hair, but it sure is fun to look at. We've rounded up some of the wackier, more creative and utterly fantastical runway beauty looks from all four fashion cities. Click through to see how color, volume and face/hair accessories helped to tell runway stories this past month and challenge notions of beauty. And don't be surprised if you suddenly want to try eyebrow art.
The 28 Best Beauty Products Fashionista Editors Discovered in February
Including colorful makeup palettes, energy-boosting supplements, glow-enhancing exfoliators, spring-y fragrances and rich moisturizers.