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Welcome to Beauty Wire, where we round up the day's biggest beauty news.
HBO's megahit Game of Thrones returned for its third season last night. Whether you're more of a Cersei or an Arya, MAC's Romero Jennings and Bumble & Bumble's Britney Williams can show you how to get the beauty look. [Beauty High]
Lanvin just released its newest perfume, Me. So far, you can only get the pink, jewel-bedecked bottle in Europe and Asia, but it'll be coming to the US (via an exclusive deal with Nordstrom) very soon. The ads show Norwegian model Iselin Steiro kissing her reflection in a mirror. The scent of narcissism? [WWD]
Alison Haljun, VP of marketing for Benefit, may just have the best job in the world. She works in the company's all-pink penthouse office that overlooks the Golden Gate Bridge and she has a free lifetime supply of Benetint. It's hard to know which perk is better, honestly. [Birchbox]
This behind-the-scenes video from the NARS summer color makeup shoot features Stella Tennant somehow managing to look fierce while sporting yellow eyeshadow and a mullet. [YouTube]
The Telegraph's weekly "Beauty Icon" feature takes on Avon's lipstick. Did you know that company founder David H. McConnell chose the name of "Avon" after Stratford-Upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare? [Telegraph]