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Reading List: Beth Ditto + MAC, Diamond Contacts, Polyvore Live, and More

Photo: WWD

Happy Friday! There’s a bit of a calm-before-the-storm feeling in the office right now—mainly in anticipation of NYFW, but also February and the Superbowl (not to mention the dreaded Valentine’s Day). Before it gets too crazy, catch up on some reading! These are all the links we’re loving this week.

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Photoshop Scandal Redux: Companies May Have to Stop Photoshopping Ads

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Quick on the heels of two Photoshop debacles that blew up our blog recently (see: The Great Photoshop Debate and H&M’s Scandal), here comes another. Last Friday, Procter & Gamble, the parent company of CoverGirl, pulled one of their NatureLuxe Mousse Mascara ads featuring Taylor Swift. The company made the move after the National Advertising Division (NAD), a watchdog agency and part of the Council of the Better Business Bureau, launched an investigation into their photoshopping practices.

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Karlie Kloss’ Top 5 Lipstick Looks From Spring 2012: Guest Blogger

We’re suckers for a bright red pout, but this week’s guest blogger, Julianne Carell, is even more addicted to bold lips than we are. In fact, her blog, PeaceLoveLipstick.com, is an ongoing ode to her favorite makeup category, covering everything from news to helpful application tips. This week, the lipstick-lover is showcasing her obsession on our site — check back each day for a new dose of lip color inspiration!

One of my favorite models is Karlie Kloss. From ad campaigns to Vogue spreads, her beautiful face is everywhere. Love her as much as I do? Well, you’re in luck because I rounded up some of her best beauty looks from the spring 2012 shows. Enjoy!


Prabal Gurung: Charlotte Tilbury for M.A.C. outlined lips with Pro Chromagraphic Pencil in Process and then filled them in with a mixture of Lip Mix in Burgundy and Fuchsia.


Dior: Makeup artist Pat McGrath chose from three shades of red at Dior depending on each model’s outfit and skin tone.

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Matchy Matchy: Guest Blogger

We’re suckers for a bright red pout, but this week’s guest blogger, Julianne Carell, is even more addicted to bold lips than we are. In fact, her blog, PeaceLoveLipstick.com, is an ongoing ode to her favorite makeup category, covering everything from news to helpful application tips. This week, the lipstick-lover is showcasing her obsession on our site — check back each day for a new dose of lip color inspiration!

I love experimenting with color in different ways. One of my favorite things to do is match my lip color with either my eyeshadow or nail polish. Recently, though, I’ve been coordinating my lip color with my clothes. Below, check out a few of my favorite looks!


Wearing a burgundy shade to match a cozy knit. Right: Lookbook.nu; Left: Revlon Moon Drops Lipstick in Rose Amethyst


Coordinating a super-bright pair of pants with my lipstick. Right: Lookbook.nu; Left: Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipcolor in Siren


Taking inspiration from a fun, eye-catching skirt. Right: Lookbook.nu; Left: L’Oreal Color Riche Lipcolour in Volcanic