August 21 2014

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Kate Moss Reveals Tanning Habits for Allure; Chloe Norgaard’s Rainbow-Hair Connection; Diptyque’s New Digs; and More


kate-moss-cover-shoot-03_resizeKate Moss covers the August issue of Allure—her ninth cover for the magazine. In the article, the notoriously private supermodel open up about everything from her early insecurities regarding posing nude (“I used to be so scared about ‘Oh, I don’t want to show my body.’ Now that I’ve shown it, it doesn’t bug me about my moles, or ‘This isn’t big enough’ and ‘That’s not smooth enough.’”) to her well-documented tanning habits (“I don’t mind a bikini bottom. My husband likes lines on the bum—men like white bums, like a frame. I don’t do it on the boobs, though—I try not to have a white boob.”). Moss also broke down her daily beauty routine, saying, “I use that Moroccanoil stuff, and then I blow-dry [hair] upside down and brush it. Maybe I’ll give it a back-comb at the top.” And her cardinal hair-care rule? “Always clean hair. That’s a must. If in doubt, wash it.” Simple enough, right?

Chloe Norgaard has built a modeling career on her Technicolored tresses. In a video accompanying United Colors of Benetton’s Fall ’13 campaign, in which she stars alongside a slew of musicians and other fresh faces, the catwalker-cum-DJ discusses her first blue dye job in first grade: “My favorite color to have in my hair is rainbow. I can’t choose just one and love all colors except for brown.”

Diptyque disciples, rejoice: The cult French perfumer and candle purveyor announced that it will be opening its third New York store at 242 Mott Street in Nolita early next month. Bring on the eaux.

With this melt-your-face-off heat wave in New York showing no signs of letting up, we’ve been brushing up on warm-weather skincare. In addition to SPF protection, The Guardian advises: “Don’t even think about foundation, powder, and any elaborate makeup in this heat. Just apply sunblock, then a tinted moisturizer, and some concealer over any spots.” It also encourages switching to a waterproof mascara. In the same vein, BellaSugar’s roundup of blow-dryer-free hairstyles, including plenty of updated updos, was also helpful.

Beyoncé Does Swimwear; Amanda Seyfried keeps her clothes on; and More…


More pictures from Beyoncé’s new H&M swimwear ads have been revealed. Her accessories of choice: a tropical flower tucked behind the ear and a belly-button ring. Fierce. [New York Magazine]

The naked truth: Amanda Seyfried’s publicist wouldn’t let her drop trou for Allure‘s May “Look Better Naked” issue, the cover of which she graces. [New York Post]

Yet another reason to keep exercise on the daily agenda: According to a new extensive study conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, working out regularly means higher-quality shut-eye. [HuffPo]

Gisele Bündchen joins the Instagram-ing masses. Expect plenty of selfies. #nofilternecessary [New York Daily News]

Photo: Courtesy of New York Magazine/ H&M

Julia and Christy, “Too Perfect”; First Look: Emma Watson, Fragrance Face; And More…


Overly airbrushed ads from Lancôme, featuring Julia Roberts, and Maybelline, featuring Christy Turlington, have been banned in the U.K. under the contention that the women’s too-perfect complexions were misleading to consumers. Apparently, in order to compare and contrast Roberts’ ad image with her actual countenance, Britain’s Advertizing Standards Authority (ASA) had to use red-carpet photos as the Eat, Pray, Love actress’ contract with the L’Oréal-owned brand stipulated that no un-airbrushed pictures of her could be released. Now that’s star power. [Jezebel]

Yet to be scrutinized by the ASA is Lancôme’s just released print campaign starring its newest face, Emma Watson, who fronts the brand’s Trésor Midnight Rose fragrance. [Grazia]

Allure has officially entered the world of e-commerce. The “Beauty Bible” has inked a deal with to give readers the opportunity to learn about products on its Web site and then click-to-buy through a redirection to the Amazon-owned Web shop. []

Advice from beauty editors is well and good, of course, but more and more women are looking to product wisdom from their peers, if the review-generating site Makeup Alley’s 1.1 million subscribers is any indication. [NYT]

Photo: Scope Features / Daily Mail