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

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Not one to let the actual royals outshine her, Katy Perry has released a teaser trailer for her upcoming fragrance Killer Queen complete with powdered wigs and the scepter that inspired the bottle's shape. Though we aren't necessarily getting the Freddy Mercury vibe she talked about, watching is worth 30 seconds of your time. [The Cut]

Amidst rumors that Tory Burch might be moving towards an IPO, the global maven is talking about working with the Estée Lauder Cos. for the first time, explaining "we first discussed the possibility at least five years ago—I know Leonard [Lauder] and knew Evelyn [Lauder] and we knew that at some point we would want to work together." [WWD]

Adding to the endless list of areas that require priming on our bodies, perfume primers are now a thing, acting as a "natural barrier between your skin and the scent [that] allows for it to last longer." [Refinery29]

If you need a little skin lift but aren't ready to go full-on Joan Rivers, there's a new trend of non-surgical "facial face-lift" packages being offered that add botox and injectables to the usual steams and extractions. [NYT]

Benefit's new airport product kiosks are launching in Austin today, and will arrive in destinations across the rest of the country by year's end. [WWD]

And because it's Friday, here's a look at some amazing pictures of guys sporting "fancy lady hair" styles from the Bridgette Bardot to Mother of the Bride. [BoldITalic]—Alyssa Carroll