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Iranian TV Bans Makeup for Women; L’Oréal Makes Hair Dye Un-Smelly

• Iran’s state television is banning makeup for women. Top manager Ezzatollah Zarghami reported that many female presenters are wearing makeup to purposely be taken off the air. The broadcaster will also ban “abnormal” music and unruly children.

• Lancôme is rolling out a vibrating foundation, following in the success of last year’s Ôscillation mascara. The Ôscillation Powderfoundation’s applicator vibrates at 7,000 times a minute, which is supposed to make the mineral powder go on more smoothly and soften skin over time. And it’s surprisingly less messy than most powder foundations. [BellaSugar]

• Le Métier de Beauté’s new anti-aging serum, Peau Vierge Anti-Aging Complexe, completely sold out in one day at Bergdorf Goodman. The product uses a new technology that delivers retinol twenty times more efficiently than other products yet also reduces irritation. We’d like some of the next batch, please. [StyleList]

• Adam Lambert appears in the latest issue of People without his trademark heavy eyeliner and foundation. Take a tip from Jenny Humphrey and tone down the raccoon eyes, Adam. [Spoiled Pretty]

• Scientists at L’Oréal have discovered a substance that can take the strong smell out of hair dye. Monoethanolamine, or MEA, is currently used in ammonia-free dyes to darken hair, but L’Oréal was able to strengthen the substance to be able to use in lighter and gray-covering dyes. The new formula should be in salons in early 2010 and hit drugstore shelves sometime after. [BellaSugar]

• The hair bow may be making a comeback, as Victoria Beckham, Cheryl Cole, and, of course, Lady Gaga have all recently spotted the look. Would you try it at home? [Grazia UK]

• Turns out the best treatment for younger-looking skin is … sleep! Tell that to our insomnia. [HuffPo]

Iranian TV Bans Makeup for Women; L’Oréal Makes Hair Dye Un-Smelly