Market Report: Scientists Might Actually Make Harry Potter Invisibility Cloaks a Reality

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  • Another scientific breakthrough that will excite Harry Potter fans: Scientists have created an “ultrathin invisibility skin cloak” made of light-reflecting nanotechnology. Unfortunately, it’s not quite advanced enough to cloak an entire human being, but it may just be a big leap towards a future of no more bad-outfit days. [Times]
  • Makeup fans, rejoice: British makeup company Rodial is launching a contour-focused collection at select Blue Mercury locations in October. Rodial makes a range of luxury products you’ve probably never heard of, like hydrating Bee Venom & Placenta 24-Carat Gold cream (yes, really; it’s $750). For more affordable — and less placenta-y — staples, check out their celeb-inspired tutorials on Youtube, which feature prime buys like Glamstick Lip Butter ($28) and the Instaglam Highlighter ($15). [Forbes]

  • Lupita Nyong’o graces the cover of Vogue‘s October issue in stunning fall couture. She talks fondly about her Kenyan roots, her struggles as a rising black starlet, and her role in the new Star Wars movie set to be released in December. [Vogue]
  • High-fashion meets Japanese minimalism with Uniqlo’s latest collaboration, a 40-piece collection by famed editor Carine Roitfeld, set to be released worldwide in October. Expect pieces that reflect Carine’s singular personal style — dark and form-fitting, with a touch of risqué. No solid details yet, but we’re expecting great things, as past Uniqlo collabs with Ines de la Fressange and Jil Sander have never failed us before. [Racked]
  • Speaking of awesome collabs, Urban Decay is forming a first-time partnership with ’90s California It-Girl Gwen Stefani, who’s still got that “it” factor after two decades. Fun fact to break out at the lunch table: Both Stefani and the makeup brand hail from Orange County. [Yahoo!]