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January Jones Has “Never Dieted”; Beauty As Art; And More…

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Perpetually svelte—though, admittedly, currently pregnant—January Jones claims that she’s never dieted. On the contrary. “I don’t deny myself anything. I just listen to whatever my body craves. If I’m in a bad mood and I’m in traffic, I’ll stop at McDonald’s and get a strawberry shake and fries and not feel guilty at all, because I deserve it.” As for her slight frame, it’s just the result of “good genes.” [Examiner via Allure]

More on the Kiehl’s Gives initiative mentioned earlier: Newly named global ambassadors Julianne Moore, Pharrell Williams, and the Scissor Sisters will front charitable initiatives in conjunction with the brand, devoted to children’s well-being, the environment, and HIV/AIDS, respectively. [WWD]

Ombré eye makeup is at its best when blended using bright pinks and purples, as Anna Selezneva demonstrates in the June issue of Russian Vogue. [Fashiongonerogue.com];

Speaking of the glossy beauty pages of fashion magazines, they spawn praise and criticism in equal measure in Beauty Culture, a new exhibit at L.A.’s Annenberg Space for Photography that opens on Saturday. [NYT]

Photo: Mariano Vivancoanna for Russian Vogue , June 2011

Our Top Five Emmy Beauty Moments: The Good, The Bad, And The Ill-Advised

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There were definitely a few award recipients on last night’s 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards broadcast that we’ve never seen or heard of before. Archie Panjabi, we’re talking about you. But you’ll be pleased to know that facial recognition issues didn’t stop us from sizing up the beauty happenings on the red carpet. The sea of one-shouldered gowns mentioned in our event coverage? We saw right through it, instead honing in on the hair, the makeup, the nail polish, and the self-tanner. Here, our top five beauty moments—both good and not so much.

1. Black Is Back

Anna Paquin’s bold-shouldered McQueen number got all the attention. But prolonged staring revealed something else, namely an expert black nail polish job. The obsidian shade and its almost-black jewel-toned counterparts were everywhere last night, adorning the fingertips of January Jones, Lea Michele, and Jayma Mays, to name but a few. Celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann deserves some of the credit for the ubiquity of deep hues, as she personally painted Jones with her deep purple/burgundy Dark Side of the Moon varnish, and treated Michele to a few coats of her as yet unreleased holiday color, Lady Sings the Blues, an opaque navy with silvery blue sequined flecks.

2. Lobbed and Lovely

After letting her corn silk blond bob grow out over the summer, Mad Men‘s Jones is now the proud owner of a shoulder-grazing lob. Her hair is exactly the length at which things start to look awkward on us, but the style suits her amazingly well, as did the matte texture of her undone ‘do, which came courtesy of her go-to stylist, Mark Townsend. Townsend’s collaborator, makeup artist Rachel Goodwin, channeled Lisa Fonssagrives, leaving Jones’ face bare and re-creating the mid-century model’s signature extended eyeliner with Chanel’s Liquid Eyeliner in Noir. Two coats of its Inimitable Intense Mascara in Noir on the top lashes and one coat in Purple on the bottom finished the look.

3. A Woman of Her Word

Claire Danes’ blond mane was also impressive, but it was her extreme lashes that really got us. Danes has been a spokesperson for Latisse for a few months now, and she takes her job very seriously; the award-winning Temple Grandin star is walking proof that the prescription serum works. Those things are lethal!

4. Bigger: Is It Better?

Sleek, straight looks were the style of choice last night, although there were a few dissenters willing to go the vertical distance. The Office‘s Mindy Kaling and Glee‘s Naya Rivera engaged in a high-hair-off, both sporting exaggerated, structural topknot situations that definitely stood out from the crowd.

5. Blinded by Bronzer

An over-tanned Heidi Klum got plenty of stares, and not just because of her super-short Marchesa dress. The Project Runway star went a little trigger happy with her self-tanner and bronzer. Everything in moderation, liebchen.

Clockwise from top-left: January Jones: Kyle Rover / Startraks Photo; Claire Danes: Gregg DeGuire / PictureGroup / AP Photo; Jayma Mays nail detail: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images; Anna Paquin nail detail: Jason Merritt / Getty Images; January Jones nail detail: Casey Rodgers / NBC / AP Images; Heidi Klum: Krista Kennell / SIPA Press; Nail polish, courtesy of Deborah Lippmann; Lea Michele: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images; Naya Rivera: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images; Liquid eyeliner: Courtesy of Chanel; Mindy Kaling: Jeff Vespa / WireImage

January Jones’ Summer Sizzle

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The new season of Mad Men may still be two weeks away, but January Jones already has our attention—and we’re not talking about that “incident” involving Bobby Flay [http://www.tmz.com/2010/06/11/mad-men-january-jones-car-crash-bobby-flay-food-network-alcohol-hit-and-run/] and a smashed-up SUV in L.A. last month, either. No, we are specifically referring to the coral lip and blended black eyeliner the actress wore to a Vanity Fair-hosted cocktail party at the Louis Vuitton store in Beverly Hills last night. The two makeup elements combined for an easy summery look that managed to be evening-appropriate and chic, without looking weighed down—don’t you think?

Photo: Jean Baptiste Lacroix / WireImage / Getty Images

January Jones Breaks Out Her Night Vision

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M.I.A.’s gold talons were plenty flashy, but the biggest beauty statement at the Met gala belonged to January Jones, who sported a dramatic smoky gray eye with what her makeup artist, Rachel Goodwin, described as a “futuristic edge.” Goodwin dragged the blue and gray shades from Chanel’s Quadra Eye Shadow in Bleu Celeste from Jones’ lids all the way across her temples in a move that instantly brought us back to the Spring 2010 shows, where similar looks were featured at
both Balenciaga and Viktor & Rolf. Seeing runway-inspired makeup in reality is always exciting, especially when the woman wearing the look in question is actually pulling it off. Do you think Jones is selling it?

Photo: Peter Kramer / AP Photo

Who Will Be Beauty’s Next Star Spokesperson?; Birth Control, For Him; And More…

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Amy Adams, Angelina Jolie, and Jennifer Aniston still don’t have beauty contracts. Neither do Rachel Bilson, Sandra Bullock, or January Jones. So who’s next? Our money is on Taylor Swift. If you see a fragrance from the country crossover sensation in the coming year, we told you so. [WWD]

Good news: The elusive male contraceptive pill is currently undergoing clinical trials. Bad news: a new study shows that most women are skeptical as to whether their partners would remember to take it. [Science Daily]

If you’ve been wondering why Hayden Panettiere dyed her hair red, it’s because the Heroes star is apparently tired of being thought of as cute—a difficult mold to break out of when you are 5″ 2″ and play a cheerleader on TV. [Avon]

In other questionable hair color choices, yesterday’s news that Kate Moss had jumped on the gray-hair-is-now-cool-for-all-ages bandwagon is, well, yesterday’s news. The model is back to her golden blond just 24 hours later. Perhaps we should consider her two-tone moment a fleeting homage to her pal Daphne Guinness. [Daily Mail]

Aging is not necessarily gradual, a new study shows, and can actually take a nose-dive into wrinkles territory once you reach a “tipping point,” now thought to be age 35. Enjoy 34 while it lasts. [Daily Mail]

Photo: Sara De Boer / Startracks Photo