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Avon Announces a Foxy New Face; Prepare to Cast a Splashlight On Your Strands; and More

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70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - ArrivalsAvon announced that Megan Fox will be the face of its latest fragrance, Instinct. “There’s something very primal about it,” Fox says of the scent. “It’s about letting go of your inhibitions and just really experiencing yourself.” For some reason, the Divinyls’ hit song from the nineties immediately comes to mind. YouTube it and put on your headphones.

Splashlights—a term coined by Allure to explain a new highlighting technique in which a horizontal band of hair is bleached from ear to ear—is set to be the next big color trend come New York fashion week.

According to Us Weekly, Kate Middleton’s dad served as photographer for the recently released and low-key family portrait, but the duchess didn’t go without a blow-out for the shot—she enlisted a freelance hairstylist to get her strands camera-ready. We think The Cut sums it up quite perfectly: “Because when your hair is glorious enough to upstage multiple future kings of England, you treat it right.”

The charcoal you used to barbecue all summer long could enhance your beauty routine. Well, not that charcoal, exactly, but The New York Times talks about the purifying benefits of the black stuff for your scalp and skin.

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage

There’s A Beauty App For That; Miranda Kerr Talks Tanning; And More…

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Miranda-Kerr-TanningSay hello to Byoutik, a new app that allows customers to search, book, and pay for any type of beauty services with a myriad aesthetician. In case you hadn’t noticed, beauty apps are the new nail polish. [WWD]

Breaking: Miranda Kerr’s perma glow is not cosmetically enhanced! “I love a little bit of natural sunlight in moderation with a big hat! Being outside in nature is great for the mind and body.” You can take the girl out of Australia… [People]

Rihanna: now sporting auburn highlights in her blonde shag. Tell your friends. [Hollywood Life]

Count another one for Olivia Wilde. The Revlon brand ambassador has just nabbed an Avon fragrance contract as well. [Marie Claire UK]

And now one for the indie music fans among you. Father John Misty, a.k.a Josh Tillman, formerly of the band Fleet Foxes, is releasing a women’s fragrance to go along with his new album, Funtimes in Babylon. The sweet orange oil, Tunisian neroli, violet absolute, bourbon, vanilla, and jasmine eau will be called Innocence—and is not a joke, apparently. Hey, it worked for Justin Bieber. [Pitchfork]

Photo: NCP/Star Max/FilmMagic

Why a Meryl Streep x Frédéric Malle Fragrance Will Never Be; Special K: The Nail Polish; And More…

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Frédéric Malle isn’t much for celebrity fragrance. The perfume purveyor is much more interested in characters with “strong aesthetics,” like Dries Van Noten, with whom he has created a new signature scent that will be the first offering from his forthcoming collection range. Meryl Streep, he contends, does have a “Hermès quality about her. She’s a beautiful woman and a solid actress,” but the frequent Oscar winner isn’t fragrance material. “She doesn’t smell,” says Malle. “She’s Mrs. Thatcher one day and Julia Child the next. Meryl Streep can be anything. But basically we don’t know anything about her as a person.” [NYT]

Avon, it appears, is also looking for characters with strong aesthetics—or make that athletics. The brand has tapped L.A. Clippers guard, Chris Paul, to be the new face of its Untouchable men’s scent. [ESPN]

Nicole by OPI’s latest collaborative collection has nothing to do with movies or celebrities and everything to do with cereal. Yes, cereal. The lacquer line is creating three custom colors for Special K, which will debut next month. [OPI]

The latest trend in nails—other than breakfast-food-inspired varieties? Feather-finish polishes, according to London’s Nails Inc, which has tapped Brit It girl Poppy Delevingne to be the face of its newest adventure in texture. [Daily Mail]

Photo: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Versace Makes A Move For Men; Jon Bon For Avon; And More…

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The beauty biz is looking to woo a whole new crop of very interested male consumers, and Donatella Versace is aware of it. The designer is reportedly working on a men’s scent called Eros, to be released this fall. [WWD]

Avon is also getting on board the men’s beauty boom, announcing this morning that it has signed Jon Bon Jovi as the face of its Unplugged fragrance for men and women. [USA Today]

Gucci continues to invest in its women’s fragrance portfolio, signing Blake Lively to a new beauty contract as the face of the forthcoming scent Premiere. In the flacon’s just-released ad images, Lively plays a role she’s becoming plenty familiar with: screen siren. [Daily Mail]

With a new signature scent already under her belt, Selena Gomez is turning her branding ambition to the primping set’s other hot commodity: nail polish. The Disney star has inked a deal with Nicole by OPI to launch her own lacquer line. [Hollywood Life]

Photo: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com

The Summer Nail Files: Our Top Ten Polish Picks

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Our style in the summer months has, over the years, become more or less like a uniform: pared-down cotton separates in solids and stripes with easy, slip-on sandals—a.k.a. ensembles that can withstand the sweltering New York humidity. That said, any nod to style is reserved for accessories: jewelry, bags, and, of course, nail polish—the only beauty product immune to summer’s sweat-inducing effects. Since our nails remain one of our few means of summertime creative expression they are in a constant state of flux, which isn’t a bad thing these days; in the current climate of manicure mania, there are more than enough colors to go around. With that in mind, we present the ten shades we’ll be playing with all summer long. Happy finger painting!

Think Dark Pink
Tenoverten Polish in Elizabeth
The cool Tribeca nail enclave has, in the brief time it’s been open, already earned a devoted fan base, and its premier line of polishes will likely follow suit. We’re particularly fond of the intensely pigmented fuchsia Elizabeth, named for the hip Nolita street in downtown New York.
$18, www.tenoverten.com.

Go Day-Glo
Orly Polish in Glowstick and Melt Your Popsicle
Something about the summer inspires us to incorporate colors into our repertoire that are most certainly never found in nature. And these highlighter marker-inspired lacquers definitely fit the bill. Too unnatural? Just use them as an accent or the tip of a French manicure, instead of an allover shade.
$8.50 each, www.orlybeauty.com.

Lime Time
Essie Nail Polish in Mojito Madness
A light, creamy spearmint shade, this varnish looks as fresh on the nails as the delicious boozy beverage it’s named after does on a hot summer day.
$8, www.essie.com.

Va Va Vamp
Eres Nail Lacquer in Damas
A rich brown with hints of red, this polish reminds us of our Chanel Vamp-loving days of the late nineties—in the best way possible. It’s an ideal fingernail hue for those of you whose skin remains on the lighter side of pale all summer long.
$25, at Eres stores.

A Coral Worth Coveting
YSL Nail Lacquer in Corail Divin
All corals are not created equal, and YSL’s excellent take on the classic color—part of the luxury brand’s impossibly chic new lacquer line (we also love the Bleu Majorelle)—is a testament to this fact. It’s a truly elegant adaptation of the Boca Raton mainstay.
$25, www.yslbeautyus.com.

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