Bobbi Brown Heads to the Democratic Convention; Armani Gets Sued

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MAKEUP
• Bobbi Brown was named as a New Jersey delegate for the Democratic convention to support Barack Obama. She's done Michelle's makeup before, and she'll give each delegate a goody bag in Denver. You know what we always say: Beauty and politics go hand in hand. [WWD]

• The new eye-shadow duos in Shu Uemura's new limited-edition Instinct collection are really saturated and shimmery. Want a smoky eye? This will do it. [Makeup and Beauty Blog]

• Would you buy a $200 lip palette? It sounds like a hefty price tag, but for 42 shades, that comes out to be roughly $4.75 per color. Not so bad … but who uses 42 shades of lip color? [Beauty in Real Life]

FRAGRANCE
• The Spanish city of Granada pressed charges against Giorgio Armani for naming his new fragrance Oranger Alhambra after the city's famed monument. Turns out the word Alhambra is trademarked. Tricky. [Telegraph]

HAIR
• Nicole Richie's best tip for styling hair? Curl with a flat iron, which, this blogger writes, is really hard to do. [BellaSugar]

SKIN
• The British skin-care brand Nude will be sold in almost all Sephoras nationwide. So get ready for an onslaught of "nude" puns when you shop there. [Cosmetic News]