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New York Attorney General Investigating Avon; Trish McEvoy to Cameo on Gossip Girl

• New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is investigating Avon. He named Avon as one of 22 online retailers under investigation for directing shoppers to membership programs that may have hidden fees. [WWD]

• Afraid to get black-and-blue? Emily Blunt combined bruiselike hues for her eye makeup at a recent event in Rome, and it looked good. [BellaSugar]

• Trish McEvoy is set to make a cameo on Gossip Girl this March as the makeup artist backstage at Eleanor Waldorf’s fashion show. [StyleList]

• Plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Victor announced that he is the first doctor in the New York region to offer a liposuction procedure that is performed while a patient is awake. [Open Press]

Jersey Shore’s Snooki said she will not get plastic surgery. “This is who I am and this is who I will always be,” she said. “Now, no girl is going to say no to a little pampering here and there, I like the girly side in me. I am sure I will go through some changes, but nothing too intense. This is me.” [Total Beauty]

• L’Oréal Professionnel is launching its first line of ammonia-free hair-color products in May. A representative for the line calls it “the iPhone of the hair-color industry.” We’ll see about that. [StyleList]

• The collection of Cutler hair products is expanding to include paraben-free, sodium lauryl sulfate-free products. The company will launch a Pure + Cleansing line of natural products this April on HSN. [WWD]

• The Organic Consumers Association and three organic skin-care companies jointly filed a complaint to the USDA Organic Program against thirteen beauty companies — including Stella McCartney, Jason, Nature’s Gate, and Kiss My Face — alleging that they falsely used the word organic to describe their products. [WWD]

New York Attorney General Investigating Avon; Trish McEvoy to Cameo on Gossip Girl