August 21 2014

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27 posts tagged "Avon"

Milla For Avon; Magazines Get More “Mansome”; And More…


Avon’s stock may have been recently downgraded to sell, but its celebrity cred is looking up. The direct seller just signed Milla Jovovich as the new face of its City Rush for Her fragrance. [Daily Mail]

Fact: Men are big into products these days, and it’s evident at more than just the beauty counter. Grooming ad sales are up at magazines like Details and Men’s Health, new men’s magazine launches are in the works—including Fairchild Fashion’s recent announcement of the resurrection of M and Men’s Health‘s resurrection of its publication Best Life—and Details has just announced plans to join forces with Space NK on a new retail partnership. Ladies, mind your skincare arsenal. [WWD]

Finally, some answers about Tom Brady’s questionable faux hawk at this year’s Met gala. “To tell you the truth, I was actually shampooing my hair in the shower one day and I thought ‘I might do that. That might be cool,” the New England Patriots quarterback says. “As long as my wife liked it and my mother liked it I’m cool with it.” Fair enough. [Boston Herald]

Photo: Courtesy of Avon

Forbes Reveals The Beauty Biz Top 10; Nicki Minaj’s Purple Friday; And More…


Forbes announced the top ten beauty brands in the world today, which includes Olay in the number one spot, Avon in the number two spot, and L’Oréal coming in third. [Forbes]

Following in the footsteps of newly purple Katy Perry and Kelly Osbourne, Nicki Minaj has traded in her collection of signature pink wigs for a new lavender look, which she debuted in London last night. [Daily Mail]

Elizabeth Arden has made like Estée Lauder, Shiseido, and Clinique by signing an editorial facepainter as its first-ever global makeup artist. Rebecca Restrepo, who has worked with photographers like Annie Leibovitz and Patrick Demarchelier and celebs like Tina Fey, Mary-Louise Parker, and Parker Posey, will now serve as spokesperson and creative adviser for the brand. [WWD]

The growth of celebrity Twitter accounts has given us many mind-boggling moments, and Heidi Klum offered up another one yesterday when she tweeted a modeling photo of herself from 20 years ago, in which she sports black eyebrows and dark brunette hair. “This is my original hair color,” the model mogul admits in the post. [Twitter]

Following its successful makeup bag collaboration with Lauren Bush Lauren’s FEED project, Clarins has signed on to help stage the Million Meals Concert next month, which will raise money to help nourish children in need and will include performances by John Legend, Natasha Bedingfield and a speech from the one and only Bill Clinton. [Marie Claire]

Photo: Courtesy of Olay

Rihanna’s Dark Side; Arizona Muse Prefers her Post-Baby Body; And More


Sometimes it seems Rihanna changes her hair as often as she changes her socks. After recent stints as a blonde and a fire engine redhead, the singer is back to a dark brunette, and she added a bit of edge to the look à la Alice Dellal with a punky shaved undercut, which she revealed this weekend via Twitter. And fans already know Rihanna’s next impending hair transformation. She claims to be looking for the perfect shade of navy blue. [StyleNews]

Money doesn’t buy everything, at least when it comes to cosmetics. Avon rejected a $10 billion takeover bid from Coty Inc. on Friday, and today the company’s shares rose 19.7 percent. [WWD]

Arizona Muse became an overnight modeling sensation a mere 18 months ago. The newly named Estée Lauder spokeswoman told the Telegraph that thanks to the calorie-torching benefits of breastfeeding, she thinks she looks better after having Nikko, her 3-year-old son, who frequently appears alongside her in editorials and ads for labels like J.Crew. [Telegraph]

After spending hour upon hour getting hair and makeup done, models know a few tricks of the trade. Daphne Groeneveld won’t leave home without curling her eyelashes, for example, while Frida Gustavsson rims her inner eyes with beige liner to prevent looking tired. Click for more tried-and-true tips from runway veterans. [Allure]

Photo: Jun Sato / Getty Images

Avon’s Lady: Eighties Cover Girl Paulina Porizkova Sounds Off


Czech stunner Paulina Porizkova is used to making headlines. The Sports Illustrated cover star and supermodel garnered her fair share of attention as an editorial fixture and runway queen in the eighties—not to mention landing a starring role in the video for the Cars hit “Drive” and then later wedding the band’s former front man, Ric Ocasek. But these days, Porizkova is more likely to send tongues wagging about her abrupt dismissal from America’s Next Top Model in 2008 and her candid comments about fading beauty in the wake of the supermodel era. “Nothing ages as poorly as a beautiful woman’s ego,” she recently told the New York Post before lamenting her peers’ need and desire for plastic surgery. “I don’t have anything in my face,” Porizkova insisted last night at the 20th anniversary of Avon Anew, for which she serves spokesperson duty, scrunching her skin in every which way to illustrate its impressive, Botox-free mobility. She may have sworn off injectables, but the 46-year-old has some other secrets for preserving eternal youth. Here, Porizkova talks skincare regimens and the good old days while offering up some advice for navigating the modeling industry almost 30 years after the original supermodels hung up their stilettos.

Avon is fêting the nineties this year, when its original Anew Perfecting Complex first hit shelves and introduced the mass beauty world to alpha-hydroxy acids. What do you remember from those days—or what are you trying to forget?

It was grunge, flannel shirts, and a very plain, Calvin Klein thing with girls with no makeup on who looked like they did too many drugs. That’s the nineties for me. It wasn’t the best fashion period. Actually, in retrospect, it really sucked. I’m glad I wasn’t a model in the nineties! I do want all of those high-waisted jeans back. I think they’re overall more flattering for women who have a stomach—they hold you in! It’s more flattering for a woman in general. I’m really sick of hipster jeans.

I’ve gotta ask, because I’m a big Cars fan: How did you score your starring role in the video for “Drive?”

It was a total accident. I had actually never heard of the Cars because I was from Europe. There was a booker at my agency who said, “Oh, the Cars are doing a casting for their video. They’re my favorite band—you have to go and audition!” I was like, “Whatever, I’ll pass,” because I didn’t like her taste in music. But then she told me that Timothy Hutton was directing it—and I had heard of Timothy Hutton. This was right after Ordinary People and I was like, “Ooh—I want to be a famous person!” So I went to audition and I was obviously the best one.


My husband went through the auditions and he basically picked his wife—like a Russian mail order bride!

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EXCLUSIVE: You Can Take It With You: Clutch-Sized Beauty Essentials For The Golden Globes And Beyond


At last year’s Golden Globes, something unusual happened that completely usurped the show’s typical beauty highlights. After the ceremony began and the gaggle of gowns, chignons, and painted pouts were seated, the camera panned to Angelina Jolie, who, at that very moment, rifled through her bag, produced a crystalline pink lip gloss, and proceeded to apply it at will. The Twitterverse erupted, and within a matter of hours, it was revealed that Angie was a fan of Chantecaille’s Brilliant Gloss in Love—so much so that she brought it in her clutch for periodic touch-ups throughout the evening. At the 69th annual Golden Globes last night, there were no such live, on-screen beauty moments to speak of, although we couldn’t quell the burning desire to know just what the nominees had packed in their purses. So, we did what any good reporter would do: We asked their makeup artists. Here, in a exclusive, face-painting stars like Clarins celebrity beauty artist Pati Dubroff and global artistry director and brand ambassador for Laura Mercier Matin Maulawizada tell us the single item they sent A-listers like Julianne Moore and Claire Danes down the red carpet with. Because you never know when unnecessary shine or a faded statement lip could ruin your moment in the spotlight.

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images; Jeff Vespa/Getty Images