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FNO Beauty Exclusives; Brooklyn Goes to Paris; Oscar de la Renta Does Nails

Azealia Banks and her killer lipstick, via Getty
Azealia Banks and her killer lipstick, via Getty

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· Fashion's Night Out isn't just about strangers shoving past each other to get a glimpse of a celebrity. It also means special one-night-only beauty exclusives like a custom eye shadow palette at Make Up for Ever, and an entire collection from NARS, and a plummy Azealia Banks lipstick for MAC lipstick (like the one she's wearing above). It's like Cinderella, but for beauty products. [Beauty High]

· Comment dit-on "hipster" en francais? Products from 10 Brooklyn-based beauty brands are now for sale at Paris' uberhip boutique Colette. The lucky brands include Apotheke, Soapwalla, and Phoenix Botanicals. They have the option to stay beyond October if sales go well, so allons-y! [WWD]

· Vogue UK has just redesigned their website. This now means that you can view runway beauty looks in super-super-closeup mode. Like, so closeup that the models' eyeballs practically jump off of the screen. It's great if you're a makeup nerd, but maybe a little jarring for everyone else. [Vogue UK]

· Oscar de la Renta is dipping one toe very carefully into the world of nail polish. The three shades (eggplant, fiery red, and sky-blue) are featured in the designer's fall collection and can only be bought from WhoWhatWhere. [Beauty Counter]

· The Talk, that show that your mom watches, is having a special live episode where the hosts and guests go without makeup. That means you'll be able to see Jamie Lee Curtis, Sharon Osbourne, Julie Chen, and Sara Gilbert au naturel. [People]

· What do Soap & Glory, Secret, and Tanda have in common? Not just choosing names from the second half of the alphabet. They're donating a percentage of proceeds from their most popular products to STOMP Out Bullying, an organization that works to, well, stomp out bullying. [BellaSugar]

· Preen has paired up with a beauty brand for the first time ever. The lucky winner is Elizabeth Arden, who will make a limited-edition makeup bag for London's Fashion Weekend. Wait, how come New York gets a Fashion's Night Out but London gets an entire weekend? [BBB]

· Kiehl's has launched Rosa Arctica, two skin-revitalizing treatments. They both contain haberlea rhodopensis, also known as "the resurrection flower." That should totally be a movie name. [Elle]

· Revlon just poached a top marketing exec from Coca-Cola. Unfortunately, this doesn't mean we're getting nail polish in mini Coke bottles... yet. [Ad Age]