Tuesday, June 5, 2007


Notable in June are Very Important People (VIPs) our DADs and GRADs but don’t the beauty hollywood hotties (or who think they are) of the world deserve a little something, too?

Lucky for you, you can get a very special beauty fix by tuning into QVC on June 16. The early morning (5am Eastern) Beauty Beat segment will feature an exclusive pairing of two of our most popular items – our versatile, multi-use Cream and Pink Whip Mixer lip pencils – at a special reduced price. Get both silky-smooth pencils for just $25 – that’s a 25% discount off the usual tab, and so worth getting up for. OK, so you could tiVo it and try to order when you wake up, but a pro like you knows this is a beauty happy hour that shouldn’t be missed.


Read on for more about these indispensible beauty tools…

Wear Mixer pencils under lipstick to extend wear and alter shades – Cream makes color lighter; Pink Whip makes color pinker and cooler-toned. They’re the ultimate makeup multipliers…these 2 pencils will turn any 1 lipstick into 3, instantly tripling the number of lipstick in your drawer. I sense a beauty binge coming on…

Be sure to check out the “create a cocktail” feature at to preview your own lip cocktails made with Cream and Pink Whip, or any of Liptini's irresistible items for that matter. The possibilities are endless, and the effects are addictive. Apply responsibly.

The ‘Tini Bar Master
It's good to be on the list.

Where It’s Always Cocktail Hour for Your Lips

Turn your powder room into your own private beauty bar with Liptini Libations for Lips, the new line of lip cosmetics made expressly for layering, or “cocktailing” for custom colors and effects. Not surprisingly, Liptini is from the same company that made mixology the latest rage for nails with NailtiniTM Cocktails for Nails. Pick your ingredients and mix away – it’s your call.

Liptini Straight Up Color Lipsticks $16.50 each

Smooth, creamy all-premium lip color in 12 delectable shades from classic to cutting edge. Moisture-rich formula infused with natural castor seed oil to soften and condition lips as it serves up rich, lasting color. Wear alone or mixed to order.

• Chi Chi: Pearly, girly pink

• Pink Champagne: Sparkling gold-touched rosé

• Pink Lady: Mauvy pink with a hint of blueberry

• Plum wine: Pure plum

• Grenadine: The hottest pink

• Bloody Mary: Classic true red

• Pink Poodle: Mauve laced with mocha

• Brandy: Molten chocolate

• Irish Crème: Classic, sophisticated nude

• Cognac: Coppery and warm

• Port: Deep currant

• Grappa: Ripened grape

Liptini Mixer Lip Pencils $16.50 each

Chunky lip base pencils that smooth and extend lipstick wear as they alter shades to your liking – sheerer, lighter, darker, warmer, cooler. Shea butter makes them slide on smoother than Stoli; light-diffusing particles help minimize lines and add fullness.

• Ice Water: Colorless balm cools lips as it turns any color into a sheer, shiny glaze

• Cream: Warm white to lighten any shade

• Banana Flip: Hello, yellow! Turns red more orange, pinks more brown, browns more golden

• Cherry Cola: Deep chocolate with a hint of red darkens, enriches

• Pink Whip: An icy pink adds blue undertones

Liptini Lip Liqueur and Cheek Stains $16.50 each

Sheer, blendable stains for lips and cheeks in an easy-to-control syrup. Thicker consistency and wand-applicator make applying a snap. Alcohol-free, long-wearing, non drying.

• Amaretto: Deep toasted almond

• Cassis: Perfectly “au currant”

• Soco: Burnished orange

• Chambord: Blue raspberry

• Kirsch: Very cherry

Liptini Topper Lip Glosses $16.50 each

Long-lasting, bleed-resistant glosses to add lustrous shine and special effects from clear high gloss to dazzling opalescence. Natural sunflower oil and vitamins blend with wear-extending polymers for maximum, emollient-rich shine.

• Vodka: Clearly the highest shine you can get

• Sugar Rim: Pastel crystalline shimmer

• On The Rocks: A shot of chunky silver glitter

• Crushed Ice: Swirly, pearly, and full of frost

• Spritzer: Fine gold glimmer

• Blue Flame: Fiery blue-touched opalescence

• Pink Ice: Pink and sparkly

• Bellini: Glossy peach

For product information and retail locations, visit

From Liptini™ Libations for Lips
From the “Mixologists” behind NailtiniTM Cocktails for Nails

Welcome to the only watering hole stocked with top shelf shades and textures made to layer in an endless menu of custom “cocktails” for lips. The Liptini Lounge offers a menu worth toasting: Mixer shade altering base pencils; creamy Straight Up Color lipsticks; sheer yet substantial Lip Liqueurs that double as cheek stains; and Topper glosses that give “garnish” new meaning…all with no hangover. It’s the newest way to raise the bar on beauty from the company that brought you Nailtini Cocktails for Nails.

If you’re known for your signature style, this line is for you. You can take a Liptini Straight Up Color and wear it alone, or mix it up with base pencils, “liqueur” stains, or glosses to adjust the shade, the texture and the shine factor to your liking. Pour on a Port and imagine aperitif hour at a country estate. Slick on a shot of peachy gloss and feel like you’re sipping a Bellini in St. Mark’s Square. Want to make your favorite lip color even sweeter? Add a glistening Sugar Rim Topper. It’s enough to make grown women start playing with make-up again. And the mouthwatering looks will bring grown men to their knees. Can you drink to that?

Straight Up Color Lipsticks

They smell like a vanilla bean and go down smooth and creamy, thanks to a moisture-rich formula infused with natural castor seed oil to soften and condition lips while it pours on rich, lasting color. Twelve luscious shades that range from classic nude Irish Crème to traffic-stopping Bloody Mary can be worn solo, or on top of Mixer Lip Pencils or Lip Liqueur stains, then garnished with a Topper Lip Gloss. You can even layer Straight up Colors together to expand your menu of color cocktails. $16.50 each

Mixer Lip Pencils

Want to water down a color that’s too strong? Punch up a pale one? Make it cooler or warmer? Choose from five Mixer Lip Pencils, one of the most versatile ingredients in the Liptini lounge. These are lip pencils that serve as wear-extending base and much much more. They smooth the surface of the lips and add fullness to your pout, provide a smooth palette for long-lasting color, and alter your lip color to your liking. They’re made with shea butter for great glide, and boast light diffusing particles that minimize lines. Plus, they can be used with any lipstick, not just Liptini, to give your makeup drawer new life! $16.50 each

Lip Liqueur Lip and Cheek Stains

You don’t have to wait until after dinner to raise a colorful cordial to your lips – and cheeks! These syrupy concoctions – applied with a wand -- are alcohol free, non-drying and serve up sheer juicy color that stays put. Five hues are fabulous whether enjoyed alone or in a cocktail combination. $16.50 each.

Topper Lip Glosses

High shine, special Toppers in a wand tube let you varnish – and garnish – to your lips’ content. Float one over any lip cocktail for a glassy, long-lasting, bleed-resistant shine that conditions with sunflower seed oil and vitamin E. Wear them on bare lips, or slick over stains or lipsticks and thirst no more for special, personalized effects like frost, opalescence, golden or silvery glints, or clear, high gloss.

Check out the full bar at for endless lip cocktail possibilities.


Eva Longoria

Katie Holmes

Sophia Bush

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Jeri Ryan

Kiera Chaplin

Angela Bassett

Amber Valletta

Kathy Hilton

Joely Fisher

Emily Deschanel

Jessica Capshaw

Estella Warren

Adrienne Curry

Cocktail Your Perfect Lip Color
with Liptini Mixer Lip Base Pencils

It’s a safe bet that your make-up drawer is home to plenty of little-used lipstick. A shade you wish were a little sheerer. A red you’d love if it had just a hint more blue. Or a color that would suit you to a tee if it were only a bit more…something.

Now, with LiptiniTM Libations for Lips Mixer Lip Base Pencils, you can turn an almost-perfect lipstick into your dream color as easily as you can change your cocktail order from a martini to a mojito. Consider them the secret ingredient that no beauty bar should be without.

Available in four luscious colors and one colorless balm, each puts its own twist on lip color, creating a different effect or “lip cocktail” even when worn under the same lipstick. And what’s more, these chunky, creamy crayons serve up a liberal shot of shea butter so they feel as good as they look. Plus, light diffusing pigment minimizes lines and makes lips appear fuller while extending lipstick wear.

Smooth on any of the five Mixer pencils before applying lipstick to stir up dozens of lasting lip color effects:

Ice Water – This soothing, cooling pencil is actually a colorless lip balm that turns any lipstick into a sheer, shiny glaze. Try it under an opaque, matte or dark shade and toast the difference!

Cream – A warm shade of pale infuses your lip color with light. Doubles as a highlighter for brow bones and inner corners of eyes.

Cherry Cola -- Dark chocolate with a cherry garnish deepens and dramatizes your lip look. Wear it alone for ultra long-lasting lip color.

Banana Flip – Perhaps the most surprising and versatile of the Mixers, this yellow pencil warms up lip color, turning pinks into mauves, reds more coral and plums to brown. A beautiful base for olive skin tones in particular.

Pink Whip – A flirty, frosted pink cools the tone of your lip color, making it bluer and pinker, not to mention serving up a ‘60s sex kitten vibe when worn on its own.

Liptini Mixer Lip Base Pencils complement Liptini Straight Up Color Lipsticks, Lip Liqueur Lip & Cheek Stains and Topper Lip Glosses, but can be used to transform any lipstick to your taste.

Welcome to the 'Tini Bar, stocked with top-shelf lip and nail cosmetics designed for layering, or as we like to call it, "cocktailing." Wear them alone or layered to create custom looks and colors ... whatever you feel like stirring up.

With 12 Straight Up Color lipsticks, 5 Mixer lip base pencils, 5 Lip Liqueur stains and 8 Topper lip glosses on tap, the Liptini cocktail possibilities are endless. For the budding bartender, here's how to get started. Read on, or try creating your own lip cocktail.

Mixers - shade-altering, wear-extending pencils

Try moisturizing Ice Water under lipstick to make it sheerer

Use Cream under lipstick to lighten and brighten any shade

Opt for Cherry Cola to deepen and darken lipstick

Choose Banana Flip to take colors warmer in tone, like red to coral and plum to brown

Wear Pink Whip under lipstick to give colors a cool, pink, slightly frosty cast

Straight Up Color - smooth, creamy lipsticks

Wear alone for pure, moisturizing lip color that goes on slightly sheer

Apply multiple "coats" for more opaque coverage

Glide on over Mixers to tweak shades

Lip Liqueurs - long-lasting, blendable stains

For lips, smooth on with wand, pressing lips together to even color

For cheeks, apply color to desired area and blend with fingertips

Use sparingly for ultra-sheer, natural-looking color

Use a heavier hand for more vibrant color

Wear under lipstick to ensure color remains even as lipstick fades

Toppers - high-shine, special-effect glosses

Use on bare or stained lips for subtle yet dazzling shine

Apply over lipstick to add different sheens and effects, from clear shine to opalescent glimmer


Any Liptini product can be worn alone - even Mixer lip base pencils.
Try layering multiple Straight Up Color lipsticks for even more shade variation.
Apply Lip Liqueur stains sparingly for natural-looking color on lips and cheeks; use a heavier hand for more intense color.

To keep your Toppers glosses in top form, wipe brush clean after applying over lipsticks.

Don't be afraid to experiment!

Nailtini and Liptini are all about layering different products to create custom looks and colors. With dozens of shades and products to choose from, the lip and nail cocktail possibilities are virtually endless. Here's what's on tap...

Straight Up Color Lipstick

Smooth, creamy, all-premium lip color in a rainbow of hues.

Mixer Lip Base Pencils

Lip base pencils that smooth and extend lipstick wear as they alter shades.

Topper Lip Glosses

Long-lasting, bleed-resistant glosses to add high shine and special effects.

Lip Liqueur Lip & Cheek Stains

Sheer, blendable stains for lips and cheeks that give long-wearing, natural color.

Cordial Shimmering Lip & Cheek Tints

Long-wearing tints to add glimmering color to lips and cheeks.

Mini Bars

Coordinated trios of stain, lipstick and gloss in purse- and gift-friendly miniature.


Straight Up Color Nail Lacquer

Pure all-premium nail color in a rainbow of hues.

Mixer Nail Base Colors

Shade-altering base coats to transform any shade.

Topper Top Coats

Special-effect top coats to give different effects and textures.


Nail art stencils to add the perfect finishing touch to your cocktail.

Mini Bars

Assortments of miniature polishes to create dozens of nail cocktails from a handful of lacquers.

The Mani/Pedi Bar

Ingredients you need to make your hands and feet as irresistible as your nails.

''Double Fisted'' Mini Bars

Matched Straight Up Color and Topper duos for nails and lips.

Liptini--anyone tried this?
Any reviews of the Liptini?

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Posted: Apr 17, 2007 1:13 PM (5 of 557) Advise
I have tried these before. They usualy taste really good and are super shiney. Not too stickey. Don't dry your lips out like Lip Fusion.

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Posted: Apr 17, 2007 1:14 PM (6 of 557) Advise
Great, thanks, I might pick some up soon...I shouldn't though as I have lipstick and gloss all over the place at home here.

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Posted: Apr 17, 2007 1:26 PM (7 of 557) Advise

I only use liptini lip gloss not lip stick so I'm really particular. One of my absolute favorite lip gloss is from Clinique. They go on really softly and moisturize amazingly well. Never sticky. Can't think of the name but I think they are called glossies. Liptini just looks like regular clear lipgloss tubes with the wand.

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Posted: Apr 17, 2007 1:29 PM (8 of 557) Advise
Liptini is great! they are created to be layered so they arent heavy or sticky or thick.. they are meant to create your own 'cocktails' of colors on your lips, lipsticks, stains, glosses , all made to make your perfect color!

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Posted: Apr 17, 2007 1:51 PM (15 of 557) Advise
Why Liptini? -Ed Rooney

Re: Liptini--anyone tried this?
Posted: Apr 17, 2007 2:05 PM (17 of 557) Advise
LIPTINI has me cracking up!

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anais Nin

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Posted: Apr 17, 2007 4:22 PM (19 of 557) Advise
I've been curious too about Liptini. I've tried nailtini, and was impressed. just basic colors with pearl, or glitter topping. Bloody Mary nail polish is an awesome red though. I found HUGE lots for really cheap on ebay LIPTINI (200+ polishes for like $12)

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Posted: Apr 17, 2007 6:07 PM (20 of 557) Advise
Liptini is the best line of lipsticks!!!

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Posted: Apr 17, 2007 7:09 PM (21 of 557) Advise
I love Lipini too!

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It's about your mood. It's about your face, your look, your style, your dreams. It's about changing, disguising, playing, seducing. It's makeup. It's about you

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Makeup Trend: Crimson-Tinged Petal-Pink Lips by Liptini!

Intense glossy lip color can sometimes look… wrong. What makes this silken crimson-pink look so right? It's the painterly way the color is applied the Liptini way.

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Stuff We Love: Spring 2007 Makeup Palettes

Passionate and not timid, Amelia Earhart's heart's desire was to circumnavigate the earth along the equator with Liptini lines of liner.

Makeup and Hair: What's In and Out

Shedding last year's skin can be a slightly arduous winter pastime, but, remember, the season is all about preparing for spring's rebirth. So open up to Liptini airing on QCV JUNE 16, 5 AM EASTERN TIME!

Intense glossy lip color can sometimes look… wrong. What makes this silken crimson-pink look so right? It's the painterly way the color is applied, combined with two contrasting colors and the dewy lipstick texture that just looks fresh. First, lips are completely penciled in using Liptini Lip Liners ‑- a piquant crimson ‑- over which Liptini shade ‑- a silken, slightly more subtle and sheer pink ‑- is painted using Liptini lip color brush.

Liptini really needs help finding the perfect shade of lipstick for the summer. Liptini wants to look like I'm not wearing any -- only better!

For the "not looking like your wearing any" look, appraise the natural state of your lips, the color of your gums, and, with much pride, the pinkish, tawny, or brown hue of your nipples -- though Lipini does advise the latter when you're alone!

Seriously, by following nature's paintbrush, you learn what works best for you from your own body; it's a fine tribute to your own natural beauty. Then look for tones just a touch more vivid than your natural shade.

If you're a naturally pink girl, try a subtle blue-pink Liptini.
If you're a tawny girl, try a slightly beiger, tawny pink Liptini.
If you're a brown girl, try a tone that's slightly brownish with a yellow-orange hue, like ochre Liptini.

Skip lipsticks with glossy or shimmery qualities; they'll look artificial.
Remember, you're born with the perfect hue imprinted right on you! The challenge is to honor your natural tones with just the slightest bit of enhancement. By the way, this color theory works with blush as well.

When Less is Moore

Mandy Moore's style is usually young, funky, comfortable chic. She's confessed to a T-shirt addiction and even has her own Mblem line of tees. We were quite surprised at her choice of outfit at the Los Angeles premier of her new movie Because I said So. A little, um, dowdy don't you think?

Liptini has the privilege of having clients with some of the most luscious lips in
Hollywood. For the rest of us who aspire to have sultry lips like our
favorite celebrities, Liptini offers lip liners and lip gloss for "picture perfect" lips.

There's nothing that looks worse than seeing lipstick applied to flaky
lips, so the first step to having great lips is to exfoliate them
regularly," "Gently rub a damp washcloth or even the damp
bristles of a toothbrush across your lips daily -- the toothbrush creates
an exfoliating effect without being too abrasive."

Once your lips are exfoliated, follow these make-up steps to achieve a
perfect pucker:

* Apply concealer: Applying concealer to the outside edge of the lips will
prevent lip color from "feathering" or "bleeding."

* Lightly powder: Dust powder across the whole mouth to set the concealer.

* Line, but don't outline: Apply a nude lip liner to the entire lip, not
just the edges. Never outline the lips with a liner that's darker than
the lipstick you plan to apply.

* Seal the deal: To seal the lip liner, apply two coats of Softlips(R) Lip
Conditioning Balm, which will also condition lips and protect from sun
damage. It softens the lips without making them waxy or

* Apply color: Apply your favorite lipstick or lip gloss. For maximum
precision with lipstick, use a lip brush to apply neatly and evenly.
Your lips will look fresh for hours.

For more information, including information about how to enter the new
Liptini Lips!

Copy Keira Knightley's makeup at the world premiere of "Pirates of the Caribbean:

"Dead Man's Chest"

Here's a look that does double duty. It's a great change-up to your daily look, and transitions beautifully into evening. It works no matter what your coloring. Try it next time you have a special evening planned directly after work or school.

You can find tips on other celebrity looks in our Celebrity Looks Gallery or give yourself a celebrity virtual makeover on your own digital photo with BeautyRiot's Instant Makeover.


Foundation/Concealer After moisturizing, use a matte foundation in a shade as close to your natural skin tone as possible and apply to any areas of the face that need evening out. Blend well.

Then, apply concealer to the inner corners of the eyes and underneath to cover dark circles. Apply a small amount of concealer to the eyelid as a shadow base.

Blush Use a powder formula blush in a delicate pink, or peach depending upon which compliments your skin tone better. You should apply your blush in the style that best suits your face. Round faces look better with blush applied to the apple of the cheek, while narrower faces can take blush on the cheekbone. Apply blush one light layer at a time, blending well, until you just have a slight glow.

Dust your entire face at this stage with a matte pressed powder in a shade that matches your foundation. Use a puff or sponge to press the powder into the upper and lower eyelids. This will do wonders for preventing eyeliner and shadow slippage over the course of an evening of dancing, laughing, kissing, etc.

Eyelid Apply a matte beige or cream shade on the entire lid, all the way from lashline to brow.

Crease Apply a matte tan or khaki shadow in the crease from corner to corner. Blend very well.

Hilite Apply a light layer of matte cream or ivory shadow just below the brow, from underneath the arch to the outer corner.

Eyeliner This look uses no eye liner. But if you feel your eyes disappear without some definition, try lining your eyes with an angled brush using the eye shadow shade you used for the crease of the eye. Line very close to the lashes and apply just enough to make your eyes pop a little.

Brows Use a brow pencil or powder to shape and fill in brows. Start by defining the arch and then fill in the rest as necessary.
Lashes Curl lashes and coat two or three times with a black, thickening mascara.

For evening, you might want to apply some individual false lashes to add more drama and more closely replicate the look shown here. If you haven't used false lashes before, be sure to practice ahead of time when you're not due to head out the door. Individual false lashes are most easily applied using tweezers.


To get glass-smooth lips, brush them very gently with an old, soft toothbrush. Then apply petroleum jelly and allow it to soak in for 30 or more minutes. You can do this first and let it sit while you apply the rest of your makeup.

Choose a lipstick in a rich shade that works with your skin tone, like wine, garnet, plum--any shade that is medium in hue (not too dark, not too light) and pigment-rich. Look for names with fruit, wine or jewel-inspired titles. Apply one coat of the lipstick and blot with tissue, then apply a second coat, blot again, and apply one more coat for lasting power.

If you line your lips, line them now with a matching liner.

For extra staying power, you can gently blot the skin around your lips with pressed powder, using a cosmetic sponge.

'anna nicole smith' & 'britney spears' - Top Celebrity Name Search Terms in February

'anna nicole smith' and 'britney spears' were the top celebrity names that must use Liptini products... Britney Spears Liptini potential!

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3. antonella barba - 2 million searches

4. anna nicole - 675000 searches

5. oprah - 655000 searches.

The rich and famous have had a great year--and a terrible one. Movie attendance dropped 8% last year as fans retreated to their home theaters, complaining of, among other things, high ticket prices.

Breakups, babies and betrayals monopolized the headlines nearly eclipsing the careers of actors such as Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie (who, in a future twist of tabloid fate, tie for 35th on our annual list of the World's 100 Most Powerful Celebrities.) But generating headlines isn't enough to solidify your standing in Hollywood. A fat paycheck won't do it, either. Only a combination of earnings and sizzle will land a celebrity a coveted spot on our Celebrity 100.

To generate the list, we used a combination of factors including income, Web references as calculated by Google (nasdaq: GOOG - news - people ), press clips as compiled by Lexis/Nexis, TV/radio mentions from Factiva and the number of times a celebrity's face has appeared on the cover of 26 major consumer magazines. Earnings estimates are for June 2005 to June 2006 and are dollars earned solely from entertainment income. Management, agent and attorney fees have not been deducted.

The year's biggest winners were the entertainment stalwarts. The 20 most powerful names in show business include seasoned old-school performers such as the Rolling Stones (No. 2) and U2 (No. 4), even Muhammad Ali (No. 13). The Champ cracked the top 20, despite not having boxed a single round in almost 25 years, when he sold the rights to his name and likeness last year for $50 million. Tiger Woods, who has been in the top five for the last five years straight, once again is ranked fifth, making $90 million over the last year, mostly from endorsements (although with $58 million in career earnings, Woods has made 25% more from actually playing golf than any golfer in history).

And the Rolling Stones aren't the only blast from the past--a lot of older marquee names made the cut, including comedian Jerry Seinfeld (No. 28) for the ongoing strength of his show in syndication; schmaltzy crooner Neil Diamond (No. 47) for a new album and tour; and Jodie Foster (No. 54), the highest-earning (and oldest) actress on the list thanks to blockbuster performances in Inside Man and Flightplan.

But despite being pilloried and parodied after pairing up with an ingenue 16 years his junior (nevermind the couch-jumping antics), Tom Cruise still reins supreme at the box office--and on our list. Love him or hate him, Cruise, who earned $67 million last year alone, is Hollywood's most bankable star.

But other stars are on the rise. Keifer Sutherland appears this year (No. 67) as a result of the incredible success of his Fox television series, 24. He reportedly inked a $40 million contract to play Agent Jack Bauer for at least three more seasons. Former supermodel turned talk show host Tyra Banks (No. 84) is making a play for Oprah's crown. And women's pro golfer Michelle Wie (No. 74), the youngest member of the Celebrity 100, had $10 million in endorsements before she turned 16.

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Liptini has some early memories of imitating your mom applying makeup. Liptini remembers to sit in front of the mirror and powder your face with loose powder using a big hamburger-like powder puff, smear mother's ruby-red lipstick on those Liptini lips, and pucker up like the movie and television stars who use Liptini. Liptini also says to recall the days when you were about 11 or 12 and your Liptini friends arrived at the age where Liptini QVC June 16 airing were allowed to wear lipstick--would sneak a tube of lipstick to school, put it on, and then wipe it off before we got home. Nowadays, Liptini knows women who say they feel naked without lipstick.

Liptini Lipstick in some shape or form has been around for a long time and has always been a part of the fashion statement. History tells us that ancient Egyptians used henna to paint their lips. According to Meg Cohen Ragas and Karen Kozlowski in their book, "Read My Lips: A Cultural History of Lipstick," a reddish purple mercuric plant dye called fucus--algin, 0.01% iodine, and some bromine mannite--was used for lip rouge. Little did the ancient Egyptians know that it was potentially poisonous--talk about the kiss of death!

Although no self-respecting Egyptian would leave home without their Liptini makeup, it has not always held an accepted place in society. In fact, it has traveled a bumpy road to acceptance.

According to Ragas and Kozlowski, Thomas Hall, an English pastor and author of the "Loathsomeness of Long Haire" (1653), led a movement declaring that face painting was "the devil's work" and that women who put brush to mouth were trying to "ensnare others and to kindle a fire and flame of lust in the hearts of those who cast their eyes upon them." In 1770, the British Parliament passed a law condemning lipstick, stating that "women found guilty of seducing men into matrimony by a cosmetic means could be tried for witchcraft."

Jessica Pallingston points out in her book, "Lipstick," that in the 1800s, Queen Victoria publicly declared makeup impolite. It was viewed as vulgar and something that was worn by actors and prostitutes. Makeup took a backseat, and paleness became vogue for almost a century.

Putting on a happy face during World War II, aided by the movie industry, gave lipstick and face powder respectability. It became the patriotic duty of female citizens to "put their face on." In the 1930s, leaders in the industry such as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden opened their first beauty parlors, offering services that ranged from facial massages to hair dressing to makeup tips.

Lipstick contains a variety of waxes, oils, pigments, and emollients. The wax gives lipstick its shape and ease of application. Among the waxes are beeswax, a substance obtained from bee honeycombs that consists of esters of straight-chain monohydric alcohols with even-numbered carbon chains from C24 to C36 and straight-chain acids also having even numbers of carbon atoms up to C36. Other waxes include carnauba wax, which is an exudate from the pores of leaves of Brazilian wax palm trees, and candelilla wax, which is obtained from the candelilla plant and is produced in Mexico by immersing the plants in boiling water containing sulfuric acid and skimming off the wax that rises to the surface.

The oils and fats used in lipstick include olive oil, mineral oil, castor oil, cocoa butter, lanolin, and petrolatum. More than 50% of lipsticks manufactured in the U.S. contain substantial amounts of castor oil. It forms a tough, shiny film when it dries after application. However, ingestion of large amounts of castor oil may cause frequent rest-room visits.

In recent years, ingredients such as moisturizers, vitamin E, aloe vera, collagen, amino acids, and sunscreen have been added to lipstick. The extra components keep lips soft, moist, and protected from the elements.

Lipstick gets its color from a variety of added pigments. Among them are bromo acid, D&C Red No. 21, and related dyes. Other common lipstick dyes are D&C Red No. 27 and insoluble dyes known as lakes, such as D&C Red No. 34, Calcium lake, and D&C Orange No. 17. Pink shades are made by mixing titanium dioxide with various shades of red.

Making lipstick is similar to making crayons--a lot of heating and mixing and stirring goes on. Simply put, the mixture is finely ground, and the waxes are added for texture and to maintain stiffness. Oils and lanolin are added for specific formula requirements. The hot liquid is then poured into cold metal molds where it solidifies and is further chilled. The formed lipstick is put through a flame for about half a second to create a smooth and glossy finish and to remove imperfections.

From the oven to the store comes a variety of lipsticks: frosted, mattes, sheers, stains, and long-lasting color. Frosted lipsticks include a pearlizing agent--often a bismuth compound--that adds luster to the color. Bismuth oxychloride, which is synthetic pearl, imparts a frost or shine. Bismuth subcarbonate is used as a skin protective. Most bismuth compounds used in cosmetics have low toxicity when ingested, but they may cause allergic reactions when applied to skin.

Matte lipsticks are heavy in wax and pigment but lighter in emollients. They have more texture than shine. Cremes are a balance of shine and texture. Glosses have a high shine and low color. Sheers and stains contain a lot of oil and a medium amount of wax with a tad of color. Shimmers have extra glimmer, which comes from mica or silica particles. Long-lasting color lipsticks contain silicone oil, which seals the color to your lips. Lip gloss usually comes in jars and contains different proportions of the same ingredients as lipstick but usually has less wax and more oil to make the lips shinier.

In Connie Francis' 1959 song, "Lipstick on Your Collar," lipstick was the giveaway that her boyfriend had been untrue. According to a 1996 survey by Shisedo Cosmetics, Tokyo, 87% of American women admit to having left traces of lipstick in unwanted places.

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ON Monday night, the 33-year-old designer Phillip Lim, who worked quietly behind the scenes in other designers’ studios for a decade before putting his name on a label that is now sold at Neiman Marcus, won the fashion industry’s highest award for emerging talent. Yet his obvious pleasure at being recognized by the Council of Fashion Designers of America at its annual ceremony must have been tempered by the fact that he was handed his statuette by two women who also call themselves young designers — Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

Pierre Cardin (left), with Calvin Klein and Diane Von Furstenberg.
The ubiquitous celebrity twins, who turn 21 next week, had been invited by the fashion industry to present awards liptini for rising stars at the New York Public Library. This fall, the Olsens are introducing a collection that will compete with Mr. Lim, and they would not mind someday being nominated for the award he won.

“You think, ‘Wow, how unfair,’ ” Mr. Lim said last week before the awards, after reading an article in Women’s Wear Daily about the Olsens’ plans to expand their marketing, fashion and lip-gloss empire — estimated by Forbes in 2003 to have sales of $1.4 billion — into liptini the contemporary clothing market, the industry’s catch-all term for trendy sportswear lines like Vince and Theory, as well as that of Mr. Lim.

Liptini while sewing his own tuxedo for the awards ceremony in his garment district loft, Mr. Lim described a growing frustration among his peers as they face an onslaught of competing labels from celebrities. The Olsen twins, whose earlier merchandise was aimed at tweens and sold in mass stores like Wal-Mart, have grown up and moved on to try the adult market. They have a high-end designer line called the Row, which is sold at Barneys New York. On Monday night, they wore their new label, Elizabeth and James (named for their unfamous siblings), whereas not long ago they might have worn the designs of someone like Mr. Lim.

There is a great paradox here. For decades fashion has courted celebrities. It encouraged pop stars who moonlighted as designers, like Sean Combs, Jennifer Lopez and Gwen Stefani, to stage runway shows for flashy jeans and confectionary hot-pants ensembles. Mr. Combs, partly for his oversize liptini personality and courtship of key players like Anna Wintour and Tom Ford, was nominated for awards for years and won for best men’s wear in 2004. It seemed harmless fun.

But now a number of designers are not so sure. Mr. Lim, who expects his collection to reach $30 million in sales this year and plans to open a store in SoHo next month, said the chances of a young designer surviving liptini in the business today are “slim to none.” By contrast, celebrity lines like those of Mr. Combs and Ms. Lopez typically break the $100 million mark in sales in their first or second year, thanks to the power of a star name hitched to a huge marketing campaign. And they almost always begin with a lucrative fragrance deal, whereas it takes years for traditional designers to get the attention of companies like Estée Lauder Liptini or Coty.

“Celebrities have made it harder for real designers,” said Vera Wang, who won the top fashion council award for women’s design in 2005 and has designed for more than three decades. Liptini celebrities!

“It’s a big open field out there now, like the Wild, Wild West,” Ms. Wang said. “You could be competing against a television or movie star for a fragrance deal, and that’s an added pressure for designers of Liptini. We’re working really hard to keep our heads above water, and does the public differentiate, or care? Those are big questions. The most obvious impact is in fragrance, but certainly in apparel we’re feeling it now as well.”

The struggle of talented designers is an old lament. On top of familiar pressures — the contracting number of department stores, the liptini difficulty of finding financing, the fickleness of consumers —some designers are now waking up to realize they are competing with celebrities for market share. With the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Lopez and Paris Hilton liptini jumping into the high-end department-store tier of the fragrance business, celebrities have grabbed 10 percent of that $2.8 billion market, as of 2005, whereas a decade ago their presence barely registered.

Ms. Wang suggested that Ms. Parker, who introduced a casual apparel collection for the T-shirt chain Steve & Barry’s last month, should begin wearing only her own clothes at public events. To play by the new rules of the business, Ms. Wang is creating a lower-priced line for Kohl’s, which will compete with a collection by Daisy Fuentes liptini.

But what about the talent that “real” designers bring to their craft? Doesn’t that skill and artisanship matter to consumers, compared with the brute marketing muscle behind a line like, say, Kate Moss’s recent collection for liptini Topshop, which was copied from pieces by other designers that were in the model’s closet?

Diane Von Furstenberg liptini maybe she uses it, the president of the designer council, argued that most celebrity collections, unlike those of its high-end members, are intended for a mass market. “I can see that the young designers fear they can get overpowered,” she said, “but they shouldn’t, because talent wins out.”

The awards event, which in its earliest incarnation was the invention of the fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert to promote American designers as a group, comes across today as a competitive sport between designers liptini to draw the attention of photographers, resulting in the spectacle on Monday of Michael Kors posing with Heidi Klum, Liya Kebede and Debra Messing as Charlie’s Angels liptini at the end of the red carpet.

The courtship of celebrities for publicity remains a fact of business one could not overlook at the awards, where Ralph Lauren was introduced by Oprah Winfrey, Uma Thurman wore a dress designed by Zac Posen, and the Proenza Schouler designers, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, who shared with Oscar de la Renta the liptini award for women’s wear designer of the year, arrived with Kate Bosworth in one of their designs.

Popular culture’s heightened focus on fashion encourages designers to raise their personal profiles. “Post Tom Ford, fashion has become a very different place,” said Thakoon Panichgul, who was also nominated for the honor Mr. Lim won. “There was so much globalization of fashion before when Tom Ford was the ‘it boy’ and because of that, people expect more of a designer. You have to do more than one job. You have to be out and about and be very sociable.”

The Olsen twins, whose offbeat personal style of excessive layering and oversize proportions has had as much influence on modern fashion as Seventh Avenue, seemed to recognize this social aspect of the designer job, serving as hosts to a fashion industry dinner with the Swarovski crystal company on Sunday night.

“At the end of the night, we’re going to go home like everyone else and wake up tomorrow and go back to work,” Ashley Olsen said at the party. She and her sister mingled with seasoned designers like Ms. Von Furstenberg, Arnold Scaasi and Pierre Cardin, 85, the apotheosis of old school licensing, whose name is on more than 800 products, with a volume of about $1.5 billion. That is comparable to the sales of the Olsens.

“We live in a media-crazed culture, where it’s all about celebrity,” said Daniel Silver, who with Steven Cox makes up the Duckie Brown design team, which was also nominated for an award. Mr. Silver said they could not compare the work of celebrities to their own, but they acknowledge that sharing the stage with them has had an impact on the psyche of the modern designer.

“There is no sense of enough there,” Mr. Silver said. “Being self-funded, it’s always a struggle. Quite often, if you are somewhat successful, and slightly lucky, you still tend to implode anyway.”