SALMA HAYEK debuted her 100 piece NUANCE cosmetics line for CVS last week, Women’s Wear Daily reported.

The actor quickly dispelled any sentiments that this would be another celeb dabbles in beauty disaster, explaining to the fashion newspaper, “I took three years off my [acting] career to work on this. This is not something that required 14 hours. Nooo, baby. This has been a full time job.”

She added that she herself attended appointments with labs and suppliers “who didn’t mind some crazy Mexican coming to them over and over and over again asking them to change something,” noting, “I am not easy…I mean, I am a double Virgo.”

The line was inspired by her grandmother, a cosmetologist who learned from the greats at VICHY in Paris and used Native American and Mayan treatments in her products.

It’s all slated to hit shelves in August, priced between $7.99 and $19.99.


  1. glimmer Says:

    I took three years off my [acting] career to work on this. This is not something that required 14 hours. Nooo, baby. This has been a full time job.

    could you clue me in to all this could encompass…?

  2. Oh, holy Christ.

    I think you should really be asking SALMA that question, glim.

    If you run your own business, then you do have to take it very seriously. SALMA has more to worry about than your typical entrepreneur. She’s a famous movie star with a following. If her name is going to be associated with a product line, then it has to be superlative in every respect.

    There are innumerable aspects that have to be taken care of: selecting ingredients, packaging, marketing etc.

    I have no doubt that it would be a massive undertaking. There’s a lot of pressure involved. Things have to be just right.

    Ha ha. And if SALMA is a double Virgo, then she’s the quintessential perfectionist.

    Those products would have to be of the finest quality before she would ever be satisfied.

  3. glimmer Says:

    ok, maybe i’m a lot worse than the general public in that i have zero idea what supposedly goes on.

    but salma is obviously clued in that the public does often just think whomever with a media profile does very little/isn’t too interested in what their name appears on. just as long as the check clears and the product helps keep their brand name out there.

    hence her reply/the quote i chose.

    that’s fine. i’ll believe salma cares…

    but most of the time i think and weirdly enough i’m synced with the public on this whomever with a media profile will go with whomever gives them the best deal money wise…or the first deal. or whatever deal makes them look the best for signing it/getting it/getting to sign with whatever brand…

    i saw something where a rather known name signed to do something for whatever brand/company. now, if another company that whomever wasn’t as fond of (i don’t know if she was fond of the company she’s doing stuff for) offered another 25% (ok, i don’t know what would be a realistic number to use) to do the same thing, would that company have likely landed the star???

    and i think that’s how i and the public often sees it…

    and the public would cheer this because they say whomever is getting paid or whatever, go out and grab it. ha ha. get that money…they’d say.

    the perception isn’t that the name really puts much effort/care into this sort of stuff. is this a wrong perception and someone that’s bit more clued into to fashion feels is inaccurate???

    and three years…

    yeah, that’s a long time. it usually just seems these deals happen over night and three months later a product has hit the market/another reason question marks are there. does the person with a media profile really care or as long as you can get paid, hey why not dept.???

  4. glim, I was a hardened cynic at 14.

    Not from anything that I personally went through. But it’s because, even at that particular juncture, I had all ready seen enough of the world.

    You know that line from CHINATOWN: Given the right place and time, people are capable of just about anything? Well, there you have it.

    I think a lot of people do want to make a quick easy buck and probably don’t care where it comes from. There are individuals that possess integrity and try to do the right thing…and then you have lowlifes that are the absolute scum of the earth.

    The entertainment industry is no different. There are some wonderful decent people with good values working within its various circles. Others…not so much.

    It really depends on the circumstances and the individuals involved.

    that’s fine. i’ll believe salma cares…

    I genuinely believe that SALMA does care, glim. Ms. Hayek has been enormously successful. She took a long period of time away from her acting career to perfect this line.

    That tells you something right there…

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