Michelle Obama Hires Full-time Makeup Artist; Ruth Madoff Banned From Hair Salon


• Michelle Obama is the first First Lady to hire a full-time makeup artist. Ingrid Grimes-Miles travels with her and is credited with making her eyebrows look less "angry." [NYP]

• The Lipstick Index — the theory that when the economy tanks, lipstick sales rise — is out. The Foundation Index — the theory that when the economy tanks, foundation sales rise — is in. [Financial Times via Jezebel]

• Ruth Madoff has been banned from the Pierre Michel Salon on East 57th Street because many of the salon's patrons were victims of her husband's Ponzi scheme. [NYP via Racked]

• Guess what? Celebrities wear hair extensions. Here is a gallery of them featuring Audrina Patridge, Paris Hilton, and Sarah Jessica Parker. [Total Beauty]

• There are 90 different uses for Botox, including buttock deformity, overactive bladder, and bone-tumor pain. Only five have been approved in the U.S. [NYT]