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Jessica Simpson launches new cosmetics line - The reality TV star dishes about ''Dessert,'' her new calorie-free beauty line

We already know the girl can't cook. But that doesn't mean hottie housewife Jessica Simpson can't launch a tasty beauty line. Dessert -- flavored fragrance and body-care products (potions include chocolate body gloss and powdered-sugar body shimmer)will be available at Sephora next month and on QVC in June. ''I can't wait to be able to share Dessert with the world,'' declares the star, who has organized the line's flavors into three categories: Creamy, Dreamy, and Juicy. Mrs. Lachey gives us the scoop.

Why a beauty line?

I'm obsessed with products. My favorite place to go to in the whole world is the drugstore or the beauty counter. If I wasn't a musician I would definitely be a makeup artist, or something very girly and fun like that.... It's not just an endorsement deal for me.

So, will users need to count calories?

It's not really edible. We like to say ''kissable'' -- it's fragrance. The worst thing is to be on a date with my husband [Nick Lachey] and have him lean over and kiss my neck and taste perfume. So [Dessert business partner Randi Shinder and I] came up with the idea of making something that guys could enjoy as well. There's three different flavor [categories]. My favorite is Creamy -- it's kinda like cupcake batter.

Can we assume you and Nick taste-tested everything?

[Laughs] It's a very sexy product, so it was definitely fun to taste and smell.

Um, is there really a product just for belly buttons?

Yes, there's a belly button fragrance. It's kind of pointless really, but you know, it's sexy and it's fun.

Originally posted Mar 26, 2004 Published in issue #757 Mar 26, 2004 Order article reprints
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