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Whole Foods May Have Shady Cosmetics-Labeling Practices

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• California’s attorney general filed a lawsuit against Whole Foods Market for allegedly mislabeling their cosmetic products. They’re supposed to warn consumers if items contain 1,4-Dioxane — a carcinogenic — and they supposedly didn’t. [WWD]

• Michelle Trachtenberg said La Mer lip balm and the Shu Uemera eyelash curler are two makeup items she can’t live without. We dare someone to say something remotely not good about that curler. [Stylehive]

• The M.A.C Mineralize SPF 15 foundation has a screw-in sponge applicator, not a brush or pad. Oh, variation! People also like it because it’s an easy purse throw-in. [E-Beauty Daily]

• Anne Hathaway kicked off her campaign for Lancôme’s Magnifique fragrance in Paris last night. Lancôme says she embodies “modern femininity.” But after Get Smart, will women everywhere want to smell like her? [Fashion Week Daily]

Lanvin will launch a new fragrance this fall, named in honor of its founder, Jeanne Lanvin. Alber Elbaz helped create the fruity essence with top notes of blackberry, pear, and citron and a heart of raspberry, white freesia, and peony (fragrance lingo — don’t look at us). [Cosmetics News]

• Banana Republic held a fancy luncheon on the top floor of the New Museum yesterday to promote the relaunch of its Classic scent. They claim they’re so over cargo pants. [Moment/NYT]

• L’Occitane’s Crushed Grape Polish scrub is supposed to exfoliate skin with tiny bits of crushed grape nuts and walnut shells. But one tester says it only contains barely-there scrubbies that don’t really work. Ouch. [Beauty Addict]

• Borghese’s summer collection of nail lacquers called Portofino Del Sole includes six variations of gold shades inspired by Portofino, Italy. Shimmery. [BellaSugar]

Whole Foods May Have Shady Cosmetics-Labeling Practices