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July 26 2014

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Halle Berry Goes Big; Chloë Moretz Keeps It Minimal; And More…

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Halle Berry has gone curly. The newly engaged Oscar winner cashed in her signature pixie for a full head of brunette ringlets, which she showed off at dinner with fiancé Olivier Martinez last night. [Daily Mail]

Despite a habit of wearing Miu Miu and Chanel on the red carpet, 15-year-old actress Chloë Moretz tries to keep it casual with her makeup. “I don’t wear a lot,” she says. “Just a little bit of concealer, Neutrogena Cover Stick in number 2, and I wear Chanel powder in Pêche Tendre and I do just a little Neutrogena blush palette. I’m very minimalist.” [Allure]

The stakes are high in any beauty pageant, but they’ve been elevated in the Miss Liberia contest—so much so that the country’s politicians have now gotten involved to try to clear up a mishap in which the wrong contestant was announced as the winner. The government has seized the crown and demanded a “situational report” on the fiasco. [Guardian]

Speaking of beauty pageantry, longstanding Miss Universe coach Inés Ligron has just put out a beauty tip DVD series that offers advice like this: “Look good in airports and planes because you never know who you will run into. If you have no time to put on makeup [on the plane], make sure to wear sunglasses. Then put on makeup at the lounge. Wear nice clothes always, sleep on the plane, and drink water.” Easier said than done on a ten-hour transcontinental jaunt—with layover—but we’ll keep it in mind. [WSJ]

Photo: Stefania D’Alessandro/WireImage

And the FiFi Goes To…

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The Fragrance Foundation’s annual FiFi Awards have gotten exponentially more glamorous as celebrity fragrance has become an increasingly important revenue generator for the perfume industry. Usher made reporters blush last year when he accepted his Fragrance Celebrity of the Year Award for his eponymous scent, and last night it was Fergie and Halle Berry who added some star power to the proceedings. Wearing her new-for-summer eau, Outspoken Intense, and a custom-made Max Azria gown, Fergie took home the New Fragrance Celebrity of the Year award for her debut scent for Avon, Outspoken. “I’m already working on a third,” the blonder-than-usual Black Eyed Peas front woman told us. Berry, who was whisked past press and hurried inside wearing a black cutout gown, nabbed the Fragrance Celebrity of the Year award for her iris, neroli, peach, and vetiver scent, Reveal.

Mary J. Blige also made a cameo at Lincoln Center to celebrate her Sales Breakthrough of the Year honor for My Life, the Carol’s Daughter flacon that sold 60,000 bottles in less than five hours when it debuted on HSN last summer. Blige, too, has her foot on the gas as far as fragrance plans go. Blossom, which she was wearing last night, is due out in August and will also make its debut on HSN. “We must be on a roll with this fragrance thing,” she said.

Other winners included Gucci Guilty, which topped the Women’s Luxe category; Balenciaga Paris, which took home the Women’s Specialty Luxe prize; and Six Scents: Series 3, which was named Indie Brand of the Year. As for the FiFi’s latest category, the Consumer’s Choice Award, Victoria’s Secret Bombshell and Bath & Body Works Twilight Woods for Men came up big. The people have spoken.

Photo: Kevin Mazur/ Getty Images

Cameron Diaz Just Says No To French Fries; Kate Middleton’s Wedding Day Fragrance, Revealed; And More…

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How has Cameron Diaz managed to look so svelte recently? “I’m off the fried foods,” the actress confirms. A newfound gym addiction, it seems, has necessitated some cutbacks. “If you’re gonna do heavy lifting, and you want to stay small, you have to watch what you eat.” She’s got the ripped guns to prove it. [Fashion Etc]

More FiFi Awards news: Halle Berry will be crowned Celebrity of the Year at the event on May 25, and Fergie will receive the New Fragrance Celebrity of the Year Award in recognition of her debut scent, Outspoken. Jean Paul Gaultier will be honored with the 2011 FiFi Hall of Fame award, which was presented to Michael Kors last year. [WWD]

If you find yourself preoccupied with regional UV indexes, you can chillax. La Roche Posay has launched a free app that lets you know just how strong the sun is in your area at any given time. [Bella Sugar]

The whole world knows that Kate Middleton chose McQueen for her wedding dress. But here’s a bit you may not be aware of: The Duchess of Cambridge was wearing White Gardenia Petals by Illuminum, a British niche fragrance brand. Good luck getting your hands on a bottle, ladies. There’s already a lengthy wait list. [Daily Mail]

Speaking of fragrances you can’t get yet, it’s been confirmed via Twitter that Rihanna is already working on a sequel to her first olfactory effort, Reb’l Fleur. [Just Jared]

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Naomi Campbell’s Judgment Day, A Mani For Kate Middleton, And More…

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Tomorrow, Nowness is launching a stop-motion video by Chanel global creative director Peter Philips that stars a series of robots he created using Chanel makeup compacts, palettes, and brushes. To tide us over until it goes live, they’ve treated us to an online vignette in which Philips talks about his beautiful life. [Nowness]

Proceedings are now being heard in the case that has Naomi Campbell facing breach of contract charges. As we previously reported, Campbell is being sued to the tune of $8 million by Moodform Mission, a cosmetics firm started by her former agent, for backing out of a fragrance deal. [WWD]

Speaking of fragrances, Halle Berry’s third—which is called, Reveal—hits shelves in February and Berry is already, um, revealing a few things about herself to help promote the mimosa flower, juicy peach, and woodsy musk eau: She prefers fruit to cupcakes; cardio to strength training; the iPad to more primitive forms of print; and shoes to bags. Fitting, then, that her next movie is titled Shoe Addicts Anonymous. [Allure]

We didn’t think it was possible, but celebrity-inspired nail polishes are beginning to trump star-studded fragrances. Next up in the who’s who of famously fronted varnishes? Kate Middleton. Butter London will release “No more Waity, Katie,” a mauve shade, in March. [People]

In other nail news, American Apparel is pulling its much-loved lacquer line from shelves—again—this time due to a risk of “hazardous materials.” Yikes. [StyleList]

Photo: Victor Boyko / Courtesy of Russian Vogue

And The FiFi Goes To…

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“What a week!” Michael Kors quipped as he ascended the podium last night at the 38th Annual FiFi Awards—the Fragrance Foundation’s equivalent of the Oscars. The “tan and talented” designer, as he was introduced by Allure editor in chief Linda Wells, picked up not only a CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award on Monday night, but also a Hall of Fame statuette for his contributions to the world of perfume at the downtown Armory last night. “It’s the most personal thing I create,” he told us of his collection of eaux, which includes Michael Kors, his signature scent; Destinations, his revolving cast of island-inspired aromas; and his latest effort, the very glamorous Very Hollywood. “It’s like Solomon’s choice,” Kors joked when we asked him which was his favorite, before admitting, “It’s like when you have kids. It’s the oldest and the youngest.”

The evening’s other high-profile winner was Usher, who picked up the Celebrity of the Year Award (fragrances from Avril Lavigne, Mariah Carey, Faith Hill, and Halle Berry were all nominated in the Popular Appeal category, but none of their famous creators materialized. ) “I’m really happy about finding a new love and a new passion, which is fragrance,” Usher said as he accepted his FiFi. Talk about igniting passion: “Fragrance is the thing that stays on when everything else comes off,” he told us in a near whisper later on backstage. Swoon. Click here for a complete list of winners.

Photo: Brian Zak / SIPA Press