Olay Signed Thandie Newton; the Bumpit Failed Snooki

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Thandie Newton. Photo: Solarpix/Splash News

SKIN
• Olay signed Thandie Newton as the brand ambassador for its Total Effects line of products. The campaign will launch in the U.K. to celebrate the brand's tenth anniversary there. [Beauty and the Dirt]

• Amanda Seyfried has a tattoo on her left foot that reads "minge," which means female genitals. "A lot of people think I don't know what it means," she explained. "I know what it means." [BellaSugar]

HAIR
• The Bumpit failed the Jersey Shore's Snooki: "I do not use a Bumpit. When I first saw the commercial a year ago I ordered it right away. I was so excited to get it in the mail, I put it in my hair, then I started walking down the hallway and it fell out — it didn't stay in my hair!" [Daily Beauty Reporter/Allure]

• Even though Shu Uemura announced it will leave the United States market this year, their Art of Hair line of hair products will remain in American stores and salons. Only makeup products are going to move to online-only availability. [Beauty Counter/Style.com]

MAKEUP
• Makeup artist Tegan Taylor, who was the head of makeup for Avatar, has carved out a new specialty: digital and 3-D makeup. In order to design a look, she applies hundreds of reflective dots on someone's face to capture facial data and apply makeup accordingly. [Variety]

NAILS
• Yolene Samard owned a salon in Haiti before the earthquake destroyed it. Now, she's operating a salon out of her tent in Port-au-Prince. Hair treatments are expensive for many residents, but pedicures have become popular. [Daily Beauty Reporter/Allure]

FRAGRANCE
• Diesel will launch a limited-edition Iron Man–inspired version of its Only the Brave fragrance next month. The bottle is red and $67.50. [Comic Impact]