[tiImage width=”340″ height=”350″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2011/wrn/011211-marchesa-300.jpg” credit=”Courtesy Photo” align=”left” border=”0″ alt=”Marchesa Beauty.com handbag”]Marchesa designers and InStyle contributors Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig designed a limited-edition clutch just for Beauty.com (left), and it just came out this week. Not only is it stuffed with goodies—including 17 beauty samples—it’s also free when you spend $150 or more on Beauty.com. “This season we wanted to create a beauty bag that could double as a chic day or night clutch,” the designers said in a press release. “We also made it roomy enough for even the most extensive beauty collection, so you can carry everything or nothing at all and still look chic regardless of where you go.” The bags are available on Beauty.com, while supplies last.
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It won’t be long before you start to see Marina Diamandis‘s face everywhere. The Welsh singer, whose stage name is Marina and the Diamonds, announced on Twitter this morning that Max Factor named her its new brand ambassador. And she’s in good company, considering the heavy-hitting beauties who held the position before her: Gisele Bundchen, Madonna and Carmen Electra. While the rest of the details are still under wraps, we’re psyched to see what Diamandis will bring to the seasoned, century-old Max Factor company. After all, the 25-year-old singer wore some pretty over-the-top makeup looks in her “I Am Not a Robot” music video (think crystal-studded lips, green face paint and all-over glitter), so we know she’s not afraid to go there.
[tiImage width=”300″ height=”400″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2010/wrn/120910-taylor-400.jpg” credit=”Courtesy of CoverGirl” align=”right” border=”0″ alt=””]Watching Taylor Swift on the red carpet these past few years, we knew it was just a matter of time until she got tapped for a beauty campaign. (That hair, that skin, those lips, those eyes…) So it was no surprise when she landed a CoverGirl contract (!) this spring, joining the ranks of Drew Barrymore, Rihanna and Queen Latifah. The images from her first campaign have finally released and CoverGirl shared with us an exclusive photo from behind-the-scenes (right). Swift will be the face of CoverGirl’s brand new NatureLuxe line, which launches in January with a focus on natural ingredients and renewable sources. (The foundation and lip gloss (inset) have a small amount of bioresin—a sustainable, sugarcane-derived plastic—in their packaging.) One more huge success for Swift—and all before her 21st birthday next Monday!