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Beauty: For The People, By The Pros

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Still stuck on what to buy for everyone on your list? Our favorite insiders share their picks for the best beauty gifts of the season. Ready, set, online shop.

Who: Nonie Creme, the nail art phenom who plays creative director for hip
lacquer brand Butter London.

What: “For my best girlfriends: Sephora makeup. Each girl gets a Champagne flute filled with a selection of beauty goodies and a baby bottle of Champagne that I then wrap in colorful cellophane with a bow. This year I bought gift sets of lip gloss and eye pencils at Sephora, then divided them up. My numero uno hubby is getting a Clarisonic—a manly, graphite one, with a corresponding face wash from Jack Black because frankly, I’m sick of watching him grind my pretty pink Mia into his beard stubble (ew).”

Sephora Ultra Shine Mini Lip Gloss Set, $22, and Sephora Nano Eyeliner Set,
$20, www.sephora.com; Clarisonic Skin Care Brush, $195, and Jack Black Daily
Facial Cleanser, $18, www.nordstrom.com.

Who: Kilian Hennessy, the always impeccably groomed and outfitted perfumer behind the eponymous By Kilian luxury fragrance line.

What: “By Kilian solid perfumes come in every scent of the L’Oeuvre Noire collection, so they are a great gift for anyone. I will give it to my two sisters for when they are out and about in Paris. The compact doesn’t scratch and is small enough to fit in their purses; plus it has a gorgeous mirror for touch-ups. For my business partner, Elisabeth Jones, I’m getting Fresh Brown Sugar—she is crazy about it! It offers her a luxurious way to wake up in the morning and I love the sweet smell all day. Who knows, maybe Santa will bring her the Brown Sugar Affair gift set.”

By Kilian Solid Perfume, $95 each, www.saks.com; Fresh Brown Sugar Affair Gift Set,
$50, www.fresh.com.

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Taylor Swift Is Wonderstruck; Kate Spade Puckers Up; And More…

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It was only a matter of time before Taylor Swift got her own signature scent. Wonderstruck, a freesia, green tea, apple blossom, honeysuckle, vanilla, and peach fragrance licensed by Elizabeth Arden, will be released this October. [WWD]

Swift will be playing catch-up as far as sales records are concerned. Justin Bieber’s Someday is on track to become the bestselling fragrance of 2011. [NYDN]

Attention makeup fans: Lipstick Queen’s Poppy King has collaborated with Kate Spade on four lipstick/lip gloss hybrids to be released this Fall. “This isn’t about a wholehearted jump into the color-cosmetics space,” Kate Spade’s creative director, Deborah Lloyd, said. Too bad; our mind is already reeling with thoughts of a Kate Spade lash-curling mascara. [Elle UK]

In addition to its brand spankin’ new nail-art collab with London-based manicurist Sophy Robson, Sephora has just announced plans to open in-store nail bars with XpresSpa later this month, which means you can now get a fresh paint job while shopping for your favorite foundations and concealers. [WWD]

Photo: Jordan Strauss / WireImage / Getty Images

The “Best Lipstick For Denim” Mystery Has Been Solved

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The burning question of what lip color works best with jeans never really struck me as a universal quandary, but if the myriad of recent denim-inspired pout perfectors to hit the beauty counter is any indication, all of womankind wants to know. Bobbi Brown and Victoria’s Secret have already weighed in, and the latest beauty guru to mouth off on the issue is none other than Lipstick Queen’s Poppy King. “I am so sick of shimmery nude lip gloss’ hold on denim,” King says of the impetus behind her new Jean Queen range, which includes a yellow-based, pink hued lipstick and gloss to offset denim’s deep blues “without looking sugary and without a dot of glitter!” Shades of rose are a common thread among all three releases, which would seem to provide a unanimous answer to those of you still clueless about how best to accessorize your Levi’s.

Photo: Courtesy of Lipstick Queen

The 411: Poppy King

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Poppy King has always been a woman totally obsessed with lips. At 18, an age when most of us are busy getting ill-advised tattoos, King launched her first beauty brand in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia. Called Poppy, the collection comprised pigment-rich, matte lipsticks befitting of 1940′s screen sirens. It was a stroke of genius—and so is her sophomore effort, Lipstick Queen. The line focuses on all things lip-related and has developed legions of devotees who appreciate its singular and thoughtful approach to the art of pout-painting, us included (King has already been the subject of our Beautiful Lives feature). A regular fixture on the streets of Nolita, where she can often be spotted wearing little else in the way of makeup than a bright red lip, King was kind enough to share her own beauty routine.

The Pro: Poppy King

Founder of Lipstick Queen.

The Lip: Better Off Red

“I am going through a huge stage of loving my Fired Up! It’s a sheer red gloss that suits every single skin tone and it looks like you have been locked in a kiss with a cherry.”

Lipstick Queen Fired Up, $18, www.urbanoutfitters.com.

The Colorist: Double Trouble

“I swap between two fabulous colorists, Michael Angelo at Michael Angelo’s Wonderland Beauty Parlor and Brian Thompson at Marie Robinson. They are both so good at keeping me from going over the blonde edge and keeping it, well, not real, but not fried within an inch of its life.”

Michael Angelo’s Wonderland Beauty Parlor, 418 W. 13th St., NYC, (212) 524-2800, www.wonderlandbeautyparlor.com; Marie Robinson Salon, 155 Fifth Ave., 4th fl., NYC, (212) 358-7780, www.marierobinsonsalon.com.

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A One-Stop Beauty Shop Grows In Brooklyn

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The full-service salon is pretty standard these days. Women want quality and convenience in their beautifying ventures, so adding a facial, an eyebrow waxing, or a cosmetic touch-up to a blow-out has become par for the course. The convenience factor at Williamsburg’s Woodley & Bunny has always been its well-edited apothecary, but owners Erin and Misha Anderson have finally decided to give the people what they want. Introducing the Beauty Room, where the sisters’ devoted hair clients can now get all the necessary extras. “We pull from everything we carry in the apothecary,” Misha says of the products used in their treatment menu, which includes waxing, facials, and Ole Henriksen and MD Skincare peels, as well as makeup applications using select items from brands like Smashbox, Susan Posnick, and Lipstick Queen. If anything, it’ll save Brooklynites a trip into Manhattan, which is always a welcomed reprieve.

Photo: Courtesy of Woodley and Bunny