New York Named Vainest City in America; Reese Witherspoon Talks Up New Scent

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Reese Witherspoon. Photo: Getty Images

SKIN
• TotalBeauty.com named New York City the vainest city in the country because New Yorkers spend $21 million on hair coloring, $32.5 million on skin care, and $5.5 million on makeup. New York also has the second-highest number of hair-restoration surgeons. Los Angeles came in fifth. [Total Beauty]

FRAGRANCE
• Reese Witherspoon is running around New York this week promoting her new fragrance, In Bloom for Avon. She says the scent captures her feelings right now, "strong and independent, and so happy, so full of life." Why do we get the feeling another celebrity (or five) has said the same thing about their new scents? [Just Jared]

PLASTIC SURGERY
• Plastic surgeons are increasingly marketing "redo" face-lifts and nose jobs to people who want to fix past botched cosmetic surgeries. [NYT]

HAIR
• Katy Perry wore her hair in poufy tight curls with bows to film an MTV commercial, a look that seems inspired by the Afro wigs spotted on the Louis Vuitton spring 2010 runway. [Beauty Counter/Style.com]

MAKEUP
• Six real women tried on trendy black lipstick and had very different reactions. One said she felt tough enough to cut in line, another said she looked too Twilight-inspired, and another said she actually loved the look. [BellaSugar]

• M.A.C. Cosmetics filmed how-to videos for Halloween that teach you how to paint your face like a zebra, comic book, skeleton, or deck of cards. [Makeup Minute/Splendicity]

NAILS
• The new Hollywood trend: fancy open-toe shoes and (gasp) no toenail polish. [Girls in the Beauty Department/Glamour]