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People Are Mad at Oprah for Endorsing a Foreskin-Cell Serum

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Welcome to Beauty Wire, where we round up the day's biggest beauty news.

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Back when Oprah just had one show instead of a whole network, she endorsed Skinmedica's anti-aging TNS Recovery Complex, a serum made from "tissue nutrient solution," a.k.a. cells from penis foreskins. Even though this happened about nine years ago, publicity hounds anti-circumcision activists are planning to protest upcoming Oprah events in Canada. [Fashionista]

Deborah Lippmann's new polish lineup is all about the mermaids. The six-shade set includes her hella popular seafoam-colored "Mermaid's Dream" polish. [InStyle]

The FiFi Awards, which honor the year's best perfumes, were held in Paris last week. Among the big winners were Guerlain's La Petite Robe Noire (Little Black Dress) for women and Viktor & Rolf's Spicebomb for men. Justin Bieber did not win anything. [WWD]

Evan Rachel Wood is the face of the new fragrance Gucci Guilty Black. Besides that perfume (of course!), she tells Allure her beauty favorites include Neutrogena sunscreen, occasional dermabrasion treatments, olive oil as makeup remover, and any makeup look worn by Tilda Swinton. [Allure]

If you've always wondered if you could pull off blue eyeshadow but don't want to get buyer's remorse, Inglot has the solution: their new (and free!) "Virtual Makeover" app lets you upload a photo of yourself and then try out different combinations of makeup. If you spot one you like, you can buy it straight from Inglot's website. [iTunes]