Black Swan’s Makeup Artist Speaks; Frédéric Fekkai Gets Knighted

• Makeup artist Judy Chin on the dramatic looks she created for Black Swan: “Darren Aronofsky I felt that he was looking for something dramatic and visually striking, so all of the intensity was focused in the eyes. Margie Durand realized that there were elements of our beautiful set design that should play a role in our makeup. Thus, the delicate silver branches that played across the swan’s faces came to be. The ensemble swans and the Swan Queen are delicate and romantic with a soft pink lip color, whereas the Black Swan is dark, sharp, and angular.” [Beauty Blogging Junkie]

• Natalie Portman wore bright pink lipstick to the annual Gotham Independent Film Awards. [Bella Sugar]

• Judith Leiber is launching a new fragrance, called Judith Leiber Night. [WWD]

• Frédéric Fekkai was appointed as a Knight of France’s National Order of Merit. [WWD]

• Michelle Williams dyed her pixie cut an even-brighter shade of blonde. [Girls in the Beauty Dept./]

• Camay soap is now sold mainly online, but its aging fans don’t trust the Internet. [NYT]