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This week's biggest beauty news.

Lauren Conrad's Lob Haircut May Just Be the Beginning, Could Go "Shorter in the Near Future"

Lauren Conrad lob haircut

LC showed off this new lob on her Instagram this week.

The lob trend is as hot as ever. Last week, it was Halle Berry. Now, celebrity hairstylist Kristen Ess has cut Lauren Conrad's hair, too—into a layered long bob, with lowlights for depth. But LC might go even shorter in the future. {Us Weekly}

This is the Most Popular YouTube Tutorial for Halloween

If you see a lot of folks looking like this on Halloween, now you'll know why. According to Google, the most-watched makeup tutorial in October so far is YouTuber Nicole Guerriero's "Queen of Hearts" video, at just over 500,000 views. But Michelle Phan still dominates for the most popular Halloween makeup video of all time—her "Barbie Transformation Tutorial" from 2009 has more than 56 million views (what?!). {Fashionista}

5 Most Requested Celeb Hair Colors & How To Get The Looks

Blake Lively, Met Gala 2014

Blake Lively at the 2014 Met Gala.

Can you guess the most-requested celebrity hair colours right now? They're Blake Lively's buttery blonde (quelle surprise); Olivia Palermo's rose gold glaze; Emma Stone's single-process copper; Jessica Biel's sombré highlights; and Kim Kardashian's espresso brown. {Refinery 29}

A Fragrance Critic on the Problem With Perfume

Dior Poison

Advertising image for Dior Poison, 1985.

Former New York Times perfume critic Chandler Burr is the author of the new book, Dior: The Perfumes—but as you might expect from the man who gave Britney Spears' Midnight Fantasy four stars, it's not your typical fragrance tome. He thinks fragrance and art is a lie, and wants to deliver a fuck-you to the fragrance industry. {The Cut}

Want a Free Sample? Cosmetics Companies Are Onto You

Free cosmetics samples

Gone are the days when beauty companies doled out deluxe-sized samples.

Scoring free beauty samples isn't like it used to be. Tracking down the elusive contemporary samples is "an unpredictable and ethically fraught pursuit"; the more expensive the line, the more elaborate the process. Barbie-size beer steins, indeed! {New York Times}