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Beauty Bytes: The Best of Beauty Counter, June 2010


It’s been a busy month here on the blog. With a whole new crop of A-listers signing beauty contracts, pop stars dyeing and straightening their hair, and one very prominent face painter dabbling in fashion to write about, we barely had time to do our own makeup. In case you missed them, we’ve compiled a top ten list of June’s most important posts. Read up.

Dior Gets Natalie Portman, Pop Stars In Full Color, And More…


First Julia Roberts caved, then Jennifer Aniston, and now Natalie Portman has succumbed to the lure of the beauty biz. Portman just accepted a new role as the face of Parfums Christian Dior. It’s the first time the actress has represented a fragrance and cosmetics brand, and begs the question: Who’s next? [WWD]

In the first long-term study measuring the speed of wrinkle development, researchers found that women with well-hydrated skin develop persistent wrinkles less quickly than those with dry skin. If you’re not already on the moisturizer tip, the time to start slathering is now. [Daily Mail]

Rihanna may be grabbing headlines this morning with her new fire-engine red ‘do, but she’s getting some competition from Katy Perry, who chose cobalt blue hair for her performance at the MTV Movie Awards last night. Add that to Lady Gaga’s eggyolk yellow look of earlier this Spring, and it would appear as though the pop star community is having a primary-color moment. [Fab Sugar]

White hair is also receiving its fair share of attention around the blogosphere today. Ipilimumab, a new experimental melanoma drug, reportedly fights the deadly form of skin cancer by boosting the body’s immune system. Silver-y strands are an indication that it’s working. [msnbc]

Photo: Peter Kramer / AP Photo

Red Alert: Rihanna Goes Ginger


This summer is shaping up to be red hot as crimson-haired songstresses step into the spotlight. Karen Elson set things off with the release of her debut album last month, and now Rihanna is getting in on the game, embracing the scarlet hue and leaving her signature bleached-out blond locks—in their ever-changing assortment of bobs, bowl cuts, and bangs—behind. She wowed crowds at Madrid’s Rock in Rio festival over the weekend with a closer fade that really highlighted the intensity of her newly vivid carrot top. We continue to be amazed at how Ri-Ri can pull off just about anything—that suspenders-with-saucer-bra-top situation included. You too?

Photo: Javier Lizon / EFE / SIPA Press

The Hair Chronicles Of Ri-Ri


It’s been about a month now that Rihanna has been rocking her uniform blond bowl cut with fringe, so, really, she’s overdue for a change. At Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards this weekend, she was all about the deep, swooping part paired with some new side shaving and black lowlights. We like this style on her but find it a little tame, considering her options (are pink and purple streaks too mainstream for you these days, Ri-Ri?) What do you think of the look?

Photo: Kyle Rover /; Kai-Uwe Knoth / AP Photo

A User’s Guide To Lush Lashes; Rihanna Plays The Name Game; And More…


Despite a current trend on the Fall runways that favors natural, unadulterated lashes, “volume seekers” still exist in spades. With options that range from behemoth mascara wands and extensions to perms, dyes, and good ol’ Latisse, there’s something out there for everyone who’s still on the quest for full, separated lashes. [WSJ]

A recent contest to name Rihanna’s forthcoming fragrance abruptly came to a close this weekend when over 1,600 alternatives to “Route 22″—Riri’s own idea—flooded the singer’s Web site. “Rated R” seems like an obvious choice to us, although it shockingly did not appear on the extensive list of suggestions. Got another one? Continue the conversation in the comments section below. [Rihanna Daily]

A Colorado congresswoman is moving to place a ban on the sale of personal care products that contain certain carcinogens. State representative and breast-cancer survivor Dianne Primavera is alleging that the FDA is not doing enough to monitor trace amounts of, say, formaldehyde, arsenic, lead, and asbestos fibers that are often found in body washes, lotions, sunscreens, and deodorants. Hopefully, she takes her campaign national. [Denver Channel]

Spoiler alert: Antiaging hair products are bogus. There are legitimate ways to achieve younger (read: fuller and shinier) hair with tried-and-true coloring and styling techniques, though, so don’t go panicking just yet. [Daily Mail]

Finding out what fragrance a fashionable show-going editor, stylist, or designer adorns themselves with during fashion week remains a hot topic to beauty junkies. From personal experience, we can tell you that Marc Jacobs loves him some Terre d’Hermès, but as to Carine Roitfeld’s soft, rose-tinged eau, inquiring minds want to know. [Independent]

Photo: LIDO / SIPA