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Natalie Portman Pops Her Pimples; Brazilian Waxes Spark Debate

• Natalie Portman on whether she would get plastic surgery: “I would hope not.” She also admits, “If I have a pimple I want to get rid of it.” [StyleWatch/People]

• Do women need Brazilian waxes in order to impress men? A Times UK columnist says yes, while a columnist says no. What do you think? [Times UK, Salon via Allure]

• Mariah Carey demonstrated how to dab perfume on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Her advice: Sprinkle some scent down your legs, in between your breasts, and on your neck … while singing. [Now Smell This]

• Lancôme’s new $145 Absolue Precious Cells skin cream promises to smooth skin within weeks by using stem cell technology, which means the product uses consumers’ skin to renew facial skin. However, a study says that the products don’t carry actual cells, but are based on ingredients like apple extract, which triggers skin renewal. [Independent UK]

• Melvita, a French organic skin-care line, is now available online in the United States. There is also a flagship store in the works to open in San Francisco in January. [Beauty Counter/]

Glamour says that white eye shadow isn’t tacky anymore. Tread carefully. [Girls in the Beauty Department/Glamour]

Natalie Portman Pops Her Pimples; Brazilian Waxes Spark Debate