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By Zoe Moon
We enlisted the help of the astrologer Zoe Moon to find out what we all have in store for January!
Happy New Year! Mercury heads into Capricorn on the 4thgiving us until the 24thto get into talks or meetings, pitch ideas, write things up, tackle agreements, make sales, interview, field offers, or make choices about our career, our life direction, major goals, our status, reputation or fame, or about the boss, parent, mentor, or other authority figure prominent in our lives now. To give this more momentum, a New Moon Solar Eclipse arrives on the 5thand opens up a 2-week window that can truly boost us out there into some major new level or help us start something new in these areas. There may be some eclipsing out of the old to step into this next level however it is about fresh possibilities. It’s also important to note that both Saturn and Pluto continue this year to work in this same territory and that this month, on the 30th, Saturn will find an opportunity alignment with Neptune adding even more to this story you are starting now with goals, career or authority figures. At this point there is a door open to artistic interests, romantic desires, spiritual matters, institutions, behind the scenes development, research, or investigations in the mix, seek to get serious about it as it arrives.
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Glanasol, the prestige parent company of beauty brands, Clark’s Botanicals, Laura Geller Beauty, and Julep, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on December 19th. Glanasol (which means “pure life” in Irish), was founded in 2016 through a partnership between former Revlon President and CEO, Alan Ennis, and private equity firm, Warburg Pincus. Principals at Glanasol attribute the venture’s failure to declining sales (based on the reduction of brick and mortar business), poor product projections, and chargebacks.
AS Beauty, owned by the Shamah (e.l.f. Beauty) and Azrak families, has proposed to purchase all three brands in an offer of $16.2 million. “AS Beauty really values the opportunity to be able to manage three prestige brands that have a lot of runway for growth in their current distribution channels, and being able to run [prestige brands] with a lot of the operational efficiencies we’ve had from the previous companies we’ve run,” Joey Shamah told WWD Thursday.
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According to legendary makeup artist, Bobbi Brown, a bold red lip isn’t for everyone (including herself and Jennifer Aniston). The classic red lip evokes the style of Grace Kelly, when paired with minimal makeup elsewhere. To update the classic, Brown asserts it must be accompanied by the look of ease — without liner or gloss!
“I am a fan of a true matte finish for long-lasting wear, but make sure the formula isn’t too dry or it will noticeably dry out lips,” she warns. “Apply with a brush and blot! Always check to make sure you have filled in to the inner corner of the mouth and to the end of the lips with out over lining.” Again, the overall look must appear effortless and pared with a nearly-bare face (minimal blush, black mascara, nude shower, and tailored black liner (on the top lash line only)
If you are still searching for that perfect red, Brown recommends a bright pink or blue red for very pale skin, an orange-red for warmer skin tones, and a browner red for deep skin tones. “Don’t be afraid to mix your own shade, using two or more of your favorite colors,” she adds.