Shiseido Wants to Buy Bare Escentuals; Jessica Biel Hates Wearing Makeup

Jessica Biel and her unwanted face paint.

• Shiseido wants to increase its presence in the mineral makeup area, so it offered to buy Bare Escentuals for $1.7 billion. The deal is almost finished. [WWD]

• Jessica Biel: “When I see myself in pictures with makeup on, even to this day, I think it looks weird. My eyes get squintier and smaller. On the red carpet, I’m playing a character. As soon as I get off that thing I think, Oof, wipe that gloss off. I’m wiping and wiping and pulling my hair out and trying to change my outfit. I’m immediately trying to get comfortable. It’s really a part I play.” [Just Jared]

• Lancôme is sponsoring Victoria Beckham’s next fashion presentation in February. Could she be the next lip-color collaborator for the cosmetics company? [Beauty Counter/]

After shooting Jesus Luz’s abs for Interview, photographer Mikhael Johnnson shot Lost star Josh Holloway’s abs for the latest Davidoff Cool Water campaign. He says of the man who wears the scent: “To me, the Cool Water man is not someone who is trying to be cool, he is someone who is comfortable with his masculinity.” [StyleWatch/People]

• Crabtree & Evelyn filed for bankruptcy last July, but the company is expected to emerge from its financial woes by the end of the month thanks to a new loan. [WWD]

• Learn how to make your nails look like little pieces of lace with these step-by-step instructions. [All Lacquered Up]

Shiseido Wants to Buy Bare Escentuals; Jessica Biel Hates Wearing Makeup