The Miss World Beauty Pageant is Ditching Its Bikini Round, and More Beauty News

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The biggest beauty stories this week.

Miss World Pageant Axes Swimsuit Portion

Miss World pageant

The bikinis have to go, but the sashes get to stay.

Progress! The famous swimsuit round of the Miss World beauty pageant is being cancelled in favour of "beauty with a purpose." Now if only we could do something about the gowns, tiaras and sashes. {The Cut}

Makeup Artist Lucia Pica Is Confirmed As Chanel’s New In-House Beauty Whiz

Lucia Pica for Chanel

Makeup artist Lucia Pica is joining Chanel.

Makeup artist Lucia Pica is the new global creative makeup and colour designer at Chanel, succeeding Peter Philips (who departed the brand two years ago and now works with Dior). Lucia is known for her fearless use of colour, so expect bold things ahead from Chanel. {Vogue}

Emma Stone Suffers Makeup Malfunction: See Her Over-Powdered Face

Emma Stone powder

Emma Stone's white powder snafu.

Emma Stone is the latest celeb captured with a white powder incident from flash photography. Hey, it happens. Still love you, Ems. {Us Weekly}

French Rail Operator Slammed For Offering Staff 'Sexist' Beauty Tips

SNCF beauty guidelines

This French rail operator is giving out "tricks to end up pretty."

France's state-owned rail company thinks it can tell its female employees how to groom themselves. In a document called "Astuces pour finir en beauté" (Tricks to end up pretty), it instructs to have well-groomed eyebrows to "intensify your gaze," and to wear "discreet beige to soft red lipstick" and blush that is "pink for light skin and peach for darker complexions." WTF? {The Telegraph}

The Red Lipsticks Makeup Artists Actually Use

NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil in Dragon Girl

Makeup artist Pati Dubroff loves NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl.

Which red lipsticks are actually the best? Top makeup artists weigh in, and their picks include NARS Dragon Girl (Pati Dubroff); Chanel La Fascinante (Kara Yoshimoto Bua); and MAC Ruby Woo (Beau Nelson). {Refinery29)

One Baffled Dude Tells Us What He Learned at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Lily Aldridge in the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Lily Aldridge in the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

This'll make you feel better. A regular dude went to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, and concluded that many models "are not actually hot." {Fashionista}