Beauty Buzz: Britney Spears’ Bangs, Ashley Greene’s Red ‘Do, Natalie Portman’s Dior Ad Ban and Lauren Conrad’s Book (PHOTOS)

By: Rachel Levy / October 23, 2012

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From celebrity makeovers to star-studded beauty collaborations, Celebuzz is here to give you the 411 on the latest beauty buzz around Tinseltown.

Natalie Portman, 31, has been the face of Christian Dior cosmetics for months, but she’s encountered a minor mishap with her most recent ad for Dior’s Diorshow New Look lash-multiplying mascara.

L’Oreal UK reported the ad for “misleading exaggerating the effects of the product” which resulted in a ban on the campaign until realistic changes are made. In Portman’s defense, the Dior ad was originally intended to promote rouge. [nymag.com]

In other beauty buzz, X Factor judge Britney Spears, 30, has chopped off some of her blonde locks to make way for blunt bangs – giving her a youthful vibe. Other celebs to rock a fringe include Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Biel, and Taylor Swift. [People StyleWatch]

Twilight star Ashley Greene, 25, also changed her tresses – drastically. Amping up her style, Greene has gone from auburn to scarlet red. She tweeted on Friday, “Jason Backe is working some magic on my hair at the Ted Gibson salon. It’s going to be crazy and exciting.” Greene will show her new red do during her South African promotional tour of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2. [eonline.com]

And it’s official — The Hills star Lauren Conrad, 26, has finally released her how-to book titled Lauren Conrad Beauty for those of you who want to master her signature cat’s eye liner, berry lip, and sexy waves. Conrad’s book features easy tutorials for a whole host of styles from simple to sexy.

Contributors include her hairstylist Kristin Ess and makeup artisit Amy Nadine, and can be bought for $14.95 on Amazon. [InStyle]

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