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A Ban On Belle D’Opium; Buy An iPad, For Beauty’s Sake; And More…


British supermarket chain Tesco has entered the beauty biz with nail bars, eyebrow threading, waxing, and hairstyling stations all available at its network of mega grocery stores. Your move, Shop Rite. [WWD]

New ads for YSL’s Belle d’Opium featuring French actress Mélanie Thierry have been banned in the U.K. over claims that the actress simulates drug use in the TV spot. YSL Beauté claims the commercial was not intended to make any reference to drug culture, but with the tagline “I am your addiction,” it’s a bit of a hard sell. [Telegraph]

The latest skin aging culprit? Your cell phone. Cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Jean-Louis Sebagh warns that squinting at the small screen of your Blackberry or iPhone may be responsible for increasing expression lines around your eyes. Yet another reason to invest in an iPad. [Daily Mail]

Those of you paying close attention to our menswear coverage no doubt remember Rico, the young Canadian with a face covered in skeletal tattoos who inspired Nicola Formichetti’s inaugural collection for the house of Mugler. Now, you can make like Formichetti’s man muse with this handy makeup tutorial, posted on the designer’s blog. [Nicola Formichetti]

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