The President’s Makeup Artist Emerges; Mary J. Blige's Bowl Cut Is the New Bob

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MAKEUP
• Lois Cassano, the makeup artist to every president since Nixon, claims they all wear makeup. Even Barack Obama. Her trick is to even out skin tone with foundation, concealer, and powder. "Presidents understand that being made up is part of the job," she says. As if the job weren't hard enough. [Allure/Daily Beauty Reporter]

• Several department stores gave away $175 million worth of free makeup yesterday, the result of a lawsuit settlement accusing stores of price-fixing. Bloomingdale's even enlisted extra security, though no stampedes have been reported. [NY Times]

HAIR
• Mary J. Blige rocked the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball in a blonde bowl cut. Are bowl cuts the new bob? Well, it is 2009 — the year of possibilities. [Beauty Counter/Style.com]

• A 72-year-old Indiana man raised money for his Rotary Club by promising to trim his eyebrows. Then his wife called him handsome again. Aw. [Jezebel]

FRAGRANCE
Iceberg will launch a woody, bergamot scent for men in March, the male counterpart to the women's fragrance that came out last year. [Now Smell This]