Reality Stars often pursue new business ventures and use their fame to sell products. The Kardashian sisters have a few clothing and make up lines. Teresa Giudice from Real Housewives of New Jersey is a New York Times bestselling author of cook books and memoirs. The cast of Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules are included in this club too. There are three competing lipstick lines by three very different women. All three women work at Lisa Vanderpump’s West Hollywood, California, restaurant, SUR.
Ariana Madix was the first cast member to release a lipstick line. The collection is called “Ariana Nudist Lip Set.” Ariana worked with Frankie Rose to develop her products. The collection was released in fall 2017. The bartender created two nude tone colors and a berry lipstick. The nudes are called “Bare With Me” and “Peeping Tom” (it’s probably named after her boyfriend, fellow SUR bartender Tom Sandoval). “Strip Down” is the deep-berry color. Ariana likes the minimal look for her beauty routine. This sets her apart from her cast mates, who like to do smoky eyes and contour their faces. Ariana had no previous background in the beauty industry when she came out with her lipstick line, and now she is currently working on a cocktail book with Tom.
Next to launch a lip color line was hostess LaLa Kent. She started with lip glosses called “Give Them LaLa Beauty.” The cruelty free lip products first became available for purchase on December 4, 2017. LaLa told US Magazine she is a “product whore” and was very much involved with every aspect of creating her lip glosses. The colors are mostly nudes and there is a bright color. US Magazine also reported that LaLa would like to expand her beauty brand into skin care. It as announced in February 2018, that “Give Them LaLa Beauty” would expand it’s product line beyond lip glosses. LaLa told Bravo’s Look Book “We are officially expanding into eyeliners, eye shadow palettes (two of them), expanding the lip colors, and we have six highlighters.” Lala’s lip products have gotten great reviews! The lip glosses are moisturizing and have great texture. Like Ariana’s line LaLa named her lip products after some of her cast mates. Two of the names are “James” and “Mistress.” LaLa has been featured in several blogs (such as “Big Blonde Hair”) about the beauty products she recommends and her plastic surgery procedures.
Katie Maloney-Schwartz was the first cast member to dip her toe in the world of beauty but the third person in the group to launch her lipstick line. The waitress and her friend Jennifer Hoffner launched their beauty and lifestyle blog Pucker and Pout in 2015. The ladies launched their website with an event at the Frederic Fekkai Salon in Beverly Hills. Katie and Jennifer relaunched the Pucker and Pout log in April 2018 along with a line of Pucker and Pout lipsticks. Hollywood make up artist Julie Hewett worked with Katie to create “Pucker” (a bright fuschia), “Pout”(a pinky nude) and “Pump” (a peachy nude). Pucker and Pout also has two matching lip liners Lovely (a true pink) and Nude (a pinky neutral). Pucker and Pout lip products are cruelty free. They are very highly rated by customers. Buyers raved about the color, texture and that the lipsticks are long lasting. Katie’s lipsticks are highest priced of the three lines at $28 each.
Ariana, LaLa and Katie are currently filming season seven of Vanderpump Rules. As a series Bravo fanatic, I’m really looking forward to seeing what the ladies come up with next!