HSN Launches 'True Blood' Forsaken Beauty Line

Deborah Lippmann's Forsaken Lip and Nail Duet inspired by True Blood

By Glamorosi

At midnight on August 9, 2012, HSN debuted Forsaken, a beauty and home collection inspired by HBO’s hit vampire drama, True Blood.  The line includes cosmetics from celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann, perfume from Givaudan, and home fragrances from D.L. & Co.

Some of the products carry names that fans of the TV show will recognize:  Sookie Sookie is a nail polish duo ($25) inspired by the series’ female lead who is half fairy-half human, and contains two polishes: "Human Nature", described as “mortal putty taupe”, and "Fairydust", a polish with “ethereal shimmer”.  The Bad Things mini trio ($25) is titled after the series’ theme song (sung by Jace Everett), and contains three lacquers: "New Flesh" (clean nude),  "Strange Love" (vampy magenta), and "Bad Blood" (sheer black cherry). Other names evoke the mood and vibe of the show; Lippmann's Forsaken Lip and Nail Duet ($38) features "Bite me", a blackberry creme lipstick, and "Let it Bleed" a blood red lacquer scented with the Forsaken fragrance.  The packaging for the entire line is black and red with Gothic-style flourishes.

In recent years vampire lore has provided inspiration for several cosmetics companies. In 2012, NYX ( a company named for the Greek goddess of the night) released The Crimson Amulet Collection with a limited edition palette that includes eye shadow, lipstick and blush inspired by Dark Shadows, the Tim Burton-directed movie based on the 60s/70s cult classic TV series of the same name. In 2009 DuWop Cosmetics partnered with author Stephanie Meyer to create blush and lip gloss for their signature Venom line in colors inspired by her Twilight saga. DuWop cosmetics were also used by makeup artists on the set of Twilight: New Moon.

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