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Green Juice For Good Skin; The “Invaluable Sleuth Of Hair History” Drops A Beauty Bomb; And More…

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How did Naomi Watts get her skin into fighting shape for the SAG Awards last night? “Skin juice! Alkaline: cucumber, lemon, ginger, celery, and apple. Super-boost with avocado,” according to facialist Abigail James. [Marieclaire.co.uk]

Dyeing your hair for a movie comes with its pitfalls, according to January Jones. “I have been every color, and now my hair is falling out in clumps,” Jones said of the production process for her new movie, Sweetwater. “I’ve been blonde, red with extensions for this film, then blonde, then black, and now blonde again. I’m going to have to shave it off and wear a wig.” [Us]

After forty-five years, Mia Farrow has set the record straight about her famous pixie cut in Rosemary’s Baby. In a letter to The New York Times, which published a piece about the famous cut, giving credit for it to Vidal Sassoon, as has been customary since Paramount Pictures released promotional photos of Sassoon shearing Ms. Farrow on set in 1968, the actress wrote: “I had literally cut it myself earlier that year—with a pair of fingernail scissors—while working on the Peyton Place TV series at Fox Studios. This was long before I ever heard of Vidal Sassoon. My then-boyfriend, Frank Sinatra, loved the cut, and so I kept it short. I purchased some hair scissors; then, as now, I cut it myself. I intend no disrespect to Mr. Sassoon, but he had nothing to do with my haircut.” Farrow then signed the letter, “Your invaluable sleuth of hair history.” [NYT]

In other pixie news, Rihanna has gone short. Again. Also on repeat: her once-beloved red hair color. [Hollywood Life]

Photo: Max B. Miller/ Fotos International /Getty Images

SAG Awards: Face-Off

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They say the Screen Actors Guild Awards often help clarify the Oscar picture, as Hollywood’s best and brightest are judged by a panel of their peers. If that’s the case, then February 24 should be a big night for Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, Argo, and strapless floor-length gowns. On the beauty front, the show also seemed to indicate an uptick in side-parted glam waves, neutral lips, and sultry smoky eyes, although there were a few surprises to speak of. Below, we’ve outlined our favorite hair and makeup moments from last night’s festivities and made things a little interesting with some friendly competition. Who do you think won best in beauty?

Statement Lips: January Jones vs. Claire Danes
And the Actor goes to…Claire Danes
January Jones gets points for the Bowie-caliber pompadour that she paired with her precisely lined crimson mouth, but Claire Danes wins this category with a completely out-of-the-box plum-stained pout that bordered on chocolate brown courtesy of a layering effort of Laura Mercier Lip Pencils in Coffee Bean and Deep Wine. Fall’s embrace of the mulberry mouth may be losing steam, but don’t be surprised if Danes’ take on the color inspires a whole new crop of followers.

A Cut Above: Freida Pinto vs. Marion Cotillard
And the Actor goes to…Marion Cotillard
Short cuts have been the big story on the runway and red carpet of late, and the SAGs had a few moments of shear genius to speak of, right on cue. Freida Pinto showed off the beautiful cowl-neck of her lilac Roland Mouret gown with a rolled-under bob that we actually had to do a double take to determine if it was faux or real. There was no such confusion with Marion Cotillard’s freshly chopped locks, however. Worn with a deep side part and featuring slightly asymmetrical front panels, Cotillard’s cut wasn’t just the best short story of the night, it was one of its finest beauty moments, period.

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Beauty Vending Machines: Coming To A Subway Station Near You?; Fragrance Bottles For Babies; And More…

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Prestige skincare in the convenience of a vending machine? Believe it. BeautyMART, the newly launched project of two British beauty-industry vets, puts primping staples a simple press of the button away. MTA officials, are you listening? [Daily Mail]

They’re certainly not the first magazine to do a makeup-free story, but W‘s new issue may do it best. The glossy got Kristen Stewart, Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard, Naomi Watts, Jessica Chastain, and Keira Knightley to go maquillage-free—and guess what? Even with under-eye circles and skin imperfections, they’re all still pretty much drop-dead gorgeous. [Hollywood Life]

It was revealed yesterday via an Instagram from Stefano Gabbana that Dolce & Gabbana is working on a fragrance for babies—a startling revelation that is made that much crazier put into the context of the growing baby-perfume industry. The ultimate luxury is dousing your infant in fine fragrance, it seems. [Fashionista]

Speaking of surprising new scent categories, Stella McCartney would like to bottle the olfactory qualities of a barnyard. The designer, who clearly loves the smell of lily of the valley, which is the top note of her L.I.L.Y scent and its new Absolute, lists her other favorite aromas as the scent of her children’s breath and horses. “My friend and I always joke that one day we’ll launch a horse fragrance—obviously, we’d be the only ones who would buy it,” says McCartney. We’re not so sure about that; brand loyalty can be a funny thing. [InStyle U.K.]

Photo: Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana

Naomi Watts’ People’s Choice Awards Twofer

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Naomi Watts had a big morning. The British-born actress learned bright and early that she had been nominated for a best actress Oscar for her performance in Impossible. But she had a pretty big night yesterday, too. Mrs. Liev Schreiber showed up to the People’s Choice Awards in L.A. sporting a dual-phase hairstyle that made her an instant hit on the red carpet (that stunning gilded Alexander McQueen halter gown certainly didn’t diminish her appeal). One part slicked-back, deceptive side-shave, one part faux bob with peekaboo bang, the look was a multitextured triumph—a modernized version of the classic Old Hollywood side part with waves, if you will. She’s got our vote for best coif of the evening. As for that elusive Oscar, we’ll have to wait until February to find out. Thoughts on Naomi’s avant-garde ’do?

Photo: Getty Images

Why Naomi Watts Won’t Make The Cut; Say “Yes” To…Grapefruit; And More…

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While Anne Hathaway continues to get press for the pixie cut she shorn to play Fantine in Les Mis, Naomi Watts admits that cutting her hair for a part is not an option. “I loved wearing a wig to play Princess Diana,” the British actress says of the blonde bob she wore while shooting Diana, the upcoming biopic about the late Princess of Wales. “But I’m not brave enough to go that short.” [Starpulse]

In more royal news, Kate Middleton tops the list for “most enviable hair of 2012,” according to a new poll—as if there was any question. [Huff Po]

Yes To, the brand that made carrot- (and, subsequently, tomato-, blueberry-, and cucumber-) lovers out of even the biggest fruit- and vegetablephobes, is introducing a new piece of freshly picked produce to its family of skin-saving salves: grapefruit. [WWD]

Texting while driving may be illegal, but what about powdering while driving? A new survey reveals that one in seven motorists applies makeup behind the wheel. (Guilty as charged). [London Evening Standard]

Photo: Neil Mockford/FilmMagic