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Launches & Releases: Rock & Republic Cosmetics

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Known for its super-sexy slimming jeans, Culver City-based Rock & Republic is delving into beauty come Monday with a 10-item cosmetics collection hitting its own boutiques and departments stores such as Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale's. The LAT reports the collection is high on "glitz," including products like a $225 "bronzing and highlighting powder duo that comes in a pimped-out, crystal-encrusted compact," a $44 pressed face powder which "comes in the same heavy, black-and-chrome compact, sans rhinestones, and resembles one of the brand's logo-laced belt buckles," and a $28 mascara in the shape of an "elongated silver bullet." The line offers many color options—48 shades of eye shadows, 17 blushes, 15 lip glosses—with cheeky names such as Lawsuit and Hangover, but the paper ultimately cautions that it's not worth the money: "None of the products is earth-shattering, especially for the prices...the products can't compete with all that flash, which is really more trashy than classy."
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