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Amy Adams for Lacoste; The Fiercest Fragrance Of Them All; And More…

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Shocking as this may be to believe, porcelain-skinned, flame-haired beauty Amy Adams has gone without a fragrance contract all these years. But Lacoste has remedied that oversight by signing the actress as the face of its new Eau de Lacoste scent. [WWD]

In other perfume news, it looks like Project Runway star Christian Siriano will be launching his first fragrance, “a fragrance which to me symbolizes the type of women I love to dress who is stylish, sophisticated, and powerful,” he says—and fierce, one assumes. [WWD]

MAC Cosmetics has just announced its latest collaborative coup, which involves teaming up with Academy Award-winning special effects makeup artist Rick Baker on a new product line due out next fall. Baker, it should be noted, is responsible for the epic, physical transformations in movies like The Nutty Professor, Men in Black, and perhaps most notably, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video. [WWD]

Kate Middleton’s fringe is making news across the globe, and now the approval ratings are in: 66 percent of Englanders are on board the bangs bandwagon. [Marie Claire UK]

Photo: Theo Wargo/ Getty Images

Makeup Bag Check: Amy Adams

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The Mission: Give Amy Adams the chic, minimalist, Calvin Klein treatment for a front-row seat at the designer’s Spring show.

The Face Painter: Celebrity makeup artist Stephen Sollitto

The Face: To ensure that Adams face looked flawless but not overdone, Sollitto applied MAC Face and Body foundation with a damp sponge, dusting it with the slightest bit of loose powder to set. “I wanted her skin to breathe,” he insists. For the perfect “just after a run” flush, Sollitto blended NARS Blush in Douceur onto Adams’ cheeks, which he topped with a finger-patting of Jouer Chiffon Highlighter that also wound up on the cupid’s bow of her lips and the bridge of her nose for a dose of luminosity.

The Eyes: “On her eyes I turned to Tarte,” says Sollitto, who swept its creamy neutral Eyeshadow in Call across lids, etching a faint black line across her top lash line with MAC’s Eye Pencil in Smolder. To intensify the line, Sollitto brushed on a topcoat of Tarte Eyeshadow in Wild, a purple pigment that offers up a nice alternative to more predictable shades of black or brown. As a finishing touch, he added a few swipes of Benefit’s Get Bent mascara on top and bottom lashes, layering Ulta’s eye shadow in Toast, a golden brown, underneath the lower lash line “so the shape [was] supported.”

The Lips: Looking for a pop of color for Adams’ pout, Sollitto mixed two lipsticks from Hourglass Cosmetics, including the pink-nude Fresco and Nocturnal, a plum-rose. “These tones bring out the blue in her eyes and were the perfect understated focal point,” he surmises.

The Result: A pulled-together, flawless look that was in good company alongside fellow front-row ticket holders like Diane Kruger and Emma Stone.

Photo: Getty Images

Lois Lane: A Redhead?; A Warning For Dermaroller Users; And More…

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Amy Adams, who plays the Lois Lane character in the forthcoming Superman film, Man of Steel, sent tongues wagging yesterday when she was spotted shooting a scene with her signature red hair intact—and not dyed brown like her comic book counterpart. Scandalous! [Perez Hilton]

The Dermaroller has become an international phenomenon, famed for its ability to create younger-looking skin by piercing tiny holes into the face to boost collagen production. But now comes word that the device could be “potentially lethal,” according to the the Hong Kong Consumer Council. [Daily Mail]

Winning the Miss Universe pageant in São Paulo, Brazil, next month will take more than just a pretty face. Just ask the competition’s first-ever Miss China, Luo Zilin. “[She's] got to be quite savvy about the world and what I am trying to do is to expose [her] to as many savvy things as possible,” says Zilin’s, er, coach, Yue-Sai Kan. Things like dumplings in New York’s Chinatown, a showing of Mary Poppins on Broadway, a tour of the McQueen exhibit at the Met, and a little help from fashion model Lu Sierra, fashion photographer Fadil Berisha, dance instructor Linda Kurtis, and a host of French etiquette experts. [WSJ]

Nowness tackles body makeup in its latest video editorial, with model Delfine Bafort getting the head-to-toe treatment from NARS makeup artist Francelle Daly. In the KT Auleta-directed film, Bafort’s skin goes from innocent and dewy to rainbow-colored and tribal to glossy black in an effort to mimic the light qualities at different times of day in the jungle. [Nowness]

Photo: Steve Granitz / WireImage / Getty Images

Ladies Who Lunch

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Yesterday afternoon, Hollywood’s best and brightest gathered at the Beverly Hills Hotel for the 83rd annual Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon. All the usual suspects were there: Natalie, Michelle, Annette, Nicole, Amy, Hailee, Melissa. Noticeably missing was the heavy makeup. Daytime events call for a beauty look quite distinct from those preceded by long red carpets. Natural pigments, soft blown-out hair typically worn down, rather than in a structural updo, and lip gloss, not lipstick, are the call of the day. Cream blush in shades of apricot (Michelle Williams ) and pink (Amy Adams) reigns supreme. We’ve actually come to look forward to events like this because it gives us a chance to see some big-screen beauties in the flesh, without all of the pomp and circumstance. Nary a smoky eye made a cameo at this party, replaced instead by a few compulsory slashes of mascara (you need something to add drama in lieu of crimson pouts and aubergine shadows). Which got us to thinking: More actresses should go au naturel to better showcase their famous faces, don’t you agree?

Photo: Clockwise from top left, Steve Granitz / WireImage / Getty Images; Kyle Rover / Startracks; Kevin Winter / Getty Images

The Lure Of Bronzer; Amy Adams Is Curvy And Loving It; And More…

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Another item for our Sun: Love It/Hate It file: Cate Blanchett—who is known for her creamy alabaster complexion—admits that “truckie’s arm” is unavoidable no matter how much SPF you put on in the summer, and that every now and again, even she breaks out the bronzer to simulate a golden glow. SK-II bronzer, of course. [Sydney Morning Herald]

“I wasn’t put on this earth to look good in a swimsuit.” —Amy Adams on her body, being A-OK with her post-baby figure, and not succumbing to the weight pressure Hollywood puts on new moms. [Daily Mail]

Rihanna: A Year in Hair is now up and running. Remember the blond streak/brunette bowl cut era? Ah, those were the days…. [StyleList]

Someone who will not be getting into any Riri-style hair dye adventures in the new year is Will Ferrell. The comedian recently quipped that it was his idea to dye his hair platinum blonde for his role in Zoolander, but that he will “never do it again.” So…shall we expect to see a brunette Mugatu in the movie’s much-anticipated sequel? [Digital Spy]

Designer Chris Benz, on the other hand, is totally down. “I thought this might only be holiday hair, but I think I’m gonna have it stick around for a while,” Benz has said of his new, multicolored Manic Panic’d strands. [Paper Mag]

Photo: Don Arnold / WireImage / Getty Images