Vanessa Minnillo's New Gig: Makeup Designer!

03/09/2007 at 12:00 PM ET

Vanessa Minnillo has been working very hard lately. Besides hosting TRL, being an ET correspondent, the new face of BONGO JEANS and flying around the world with her pop star boyfriend, the MTV beauty is now designing a makeup line for Flirt! cosmetics that will debut in August 2007 at all Kohl’s Department Stores. Of her new gig Vanessa says, “To me, makeup is all about trying out different looks and colors. Flirt! is the ideal platform to do that, as it allows me to have fun with makeup and experiment with color.” And what colors are her favorites? Expect Vanessa’s Flirt! line to deliver lots of reds and pinks for next fall. Would you wear makeup by Vanessa?

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Anon on

She bugs me. So fake. Only wants to be famous. Ugh. Nothing special at all.

gladis on

i dont think that i would wear her makeup..and i do agree with some people that she is tryin too hard and it seems that she is tryin to copy jessica bc everything that she is doing, jessica did !
but jessica rocks !
i dont like vanessa i think that she is ugly !
nick went from someone hot to someone that looks like a monkey !!

Jennifer on

I don’t understand what the problem is with Vanessa? I met her at a yankee game when she was dating jeter and she is actually a very nice girl. She is a young and beautiful and just trying to do something with herself. What is the problem with that? She seems really happy with Nick and he is the one who chose her to be in his video so why is that she is searching for fame? Can’t you people leave her alone and let her live her life without knocking her… all girls love makeup and beauty, who cares if Jessica got into it first.. geeez! Keep it up Vanessa ;o)

Carly on

The “most of us who blog here are mature” comment seems kind of ironic, especially when you read the other replies. Only a few sound like they were written by rational adults.
And yes, Jessica “did” a “cosmetics” line – mostly they were sticky (literally) fragrances and poor-quality lip glosses more meant for fun than for actual serious cosmetic use. It was called “Dessert.” The company that created Dessert is the same company that created CLEAN and Fusion Beauty – expensive products with lots of hype that don’t typically perform well.
FLIRT is an already-established makeup line sold at Kohl’s. Vanessa is simply developing a line of new shades. For those of you unfamiliar with Vanessa’s resume, she was Miss Teen USA in 1998, she was on a few soaps and sitcoms, she’s an ET correspondent, and host of TRL. So yeah, she’s not just some beefcake’s girlfriend. As for FLIRT: I don’t have a Kohl’s nearby, but if I were to visit one, I’d try a few of Vanessa’s colors. She always looks stunning, and I love that she isn’t the typical blonde and mystic-tanned barbie.

ucokaty on

haha last nice comment carly. i completely agree…. WELL SAID!

Princess on

I really don’t care for Vanessa not even what she has to offer in product. She will never be good enough for Nick. I agree with alot of the comment, I think she is trying way too hard.

VEE on

I can’t stand her, I too feel that she’s trying to compete w/ Jessica Simpson and she has NO chance !! Jessica is naturally beautiful and Vanessa tries too hard and it shows. She’s just a washed up beauty queen and isn’t worth all the hype.

Leigh on

I actually “know” Vanessa. We are both from the same town (Charleston, SC) and same age, so we had similar friends. And I will say she is one of the most diva-ish people out there. I’ve been in a restaurant with her in Charleston and she is so rude to the waitstaff, acting like she was some huge celebrity. And when people would smile and say hello to her, she would roll her eyes, and say “who is that acting like they know me, puh-lease”. And that was a few years ago, before Nick when she was only a slightly known name. Yes, she is pretty, but her attitude is not.

Mya on

The girl is beautiful. You go Nick. You dont need a boring, ditzy and fake blond anyways. He looks so much more happier with Vanessa. You can actually hold a conversation with her. I would definitely buy her makeup. She’s a beautiful girl trying to make a name for herself and definitely not fake baked. She’s just as natural.

sese on

think venessa is wanna be

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