Dan Aykroyd has vodka. Heidi Klum has candy. Snooki has a line of headphones. And while these celebrity-endorsed products certainly sound interesting, I've discovered three such collections worth paying lip service.
Rachel Zoe style
Is your lipstick so five minutes ago? Clearly you aren't wearing Exude, a new lip collection recommended by Rachel Zoe, stylist and Exude Lipstick brand ambassador. Exude Lipstick features a mint scent, as well as vitamins E and C. There also are glosses designed to hydrate lips with a complex of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids, goji berry and vitamin E.
But this isn't your typical lipstick. Exude's unique crystal applicator releases a predetermined portion of lipstick each time, meaning these lipsticks hold their chic shapes. Zoe names Exude Lipstick's Crimson, Scarlet Red and Coral as the "it" colors for Spring 2012. Get yours, $29 each, at exudelipstick.com.
No one can accuse the Kardashians of being low-key, nor is the lip product that nearly every Dash sister has been seen wearing, Violent Lips. Violent Lips are vegan, temporary lip tattoos that come in a variety of FDA-approved colors and patterns ($14.95 for a set of three at ViolentLips.com).
Those who dare can opt for bold animal prints, skull and crossbones, rainbows, fishnets, sparkles and a more subdued selection of solid hues. Kylie Jenner opted for the British Flag (no disrespect intended, I assume), Kendall Jenner went with a lavender leopard print, Khloe Kardashian Odom chose silver glitter and Kim Kardashian posted a picture of herself sporting the black and white checker pattern. Even Lady Gaga has chimed in on the Violent Lips trend, making an appearance in blue glitter Violent Lips.
The real deal from Kat Von D
Forget temporary, those enamored with real tattoos are sure to know of famed tattoo artist Kat Von D from LA Ink. Not nearly as new, but certainly newsworthy, Kat Von D created a makeup collection, sold exclusively at Sephora, that calls upon Von D's understanding of vivid colors and art.
I'm enamored with Painted Love Lipstick, $19, available in an expansive collection of rich, vivid hues such as Hellbent, a blood red, A-Go-Go, reddish coral and Backstage Bambi, an ultra-hot pink. The collection also includes a Tattoo Concealer ($25), because changing lipstick is a whole lot easier than changing tattoos.
— Carolyn Brundage is the founder of tampabay.prettycity.com, a guide to the best in local beauty. Need beauty advice? Tweet up with Carolyn on Twitter @tampabaypretty.