5 posts tagged "beauty"
Gisele Bündchen provided a sneak peek of her latest H&M campaign last night via Instagram. The Brazilian bombshell was more covered up than we’re used to seeing her, in a cozy vest (not even showing a hint of tawny cleavage or a shot of her famous bum), letting her natural freckles take center stage instead. The image feels reminiscent of a young Farrah Fawcett: fresh-faced but undeniably sexy. Bündchen inspires us to cancel our post-summer laser treatments and lay off the skin-brightening serums (at least for a little while!), and embrace those sweet little spots instead.
Chanel Le Blanc Light Revealing Brightening Makeup Base SPF 30 was designed to create a perfect canvas and extend the wear of foundation. But after a week of being a beauty guinea pig—slathering on everything from new serums to CC creams (I know, it’s a tough gig)—I prefer to wear this weightless, milky fluid alone, for a subtle, I-wake-up-looking-this-flawless glow. While pearl-protein and licorice extracts, along with hyaluronic acid, work their moisturizing and illuminating magic deep in the skin, pure white mineral ceramic pigments even tone and create a radiant effect on the surface—making you appear well-rested (even if you sipped one too many glasses of merlot late into the night). And the addition of broad-spectrum sunscreen helps ward off future brown spots and discoloration. Available in a universally flattering peachy-pink shade (Roseé), a few tinted drops from this tiny TSA- and overnight-bag-friendly bottle are all I need to shed some light on my weekend.
$55, available at chanel.com later this month.
The typically glossy-haired and polished Miranda Kerr shows that she can get down and dirty—at least for Mango’s Fall punk-inspired campaign. Her bed-head-y waves, created by hair legend Christiaan, are reminiscent of the “skinny” strands we saw this past season at Proenza Schouler. And the barely there makeup—lived-in and slightly greasy shadow, smudgy liner, natural lipstick, with a focus on strong brows—also made us think of face painter Diane Kendal’s approach at the same Fall show. Kerr recently revealed to Marie Claire UK that she felt just as sexy working this pared-down look as she does a bedazzled bra and a blow-out: “I loved that Inez and Vinoodh [the Dutch photographers who snapped these incredible images] kept the look of the campaign very raw and natural, and I think it complements the collection very well.” Bottom line: We love when an Angel goes grunge.
Rihanna Shows Up Bedazzled in Barbados; Detox With Three New Bottles From BluePrint Cleanse; and More
Rihanna took to the streets of her native Barbados with sparkles on her face and a cropped curly cut in lieu of long, gray (or shall we say #Brrr) locks to celebrate the Crop Over festival. Naturally, she completed the look with wings worthy of a Victoria’s Secret Angel and a diamond-encrusted (and barely there) bikini. [Instagram]
While you used to have to wait for a cooler to arrive via courier or stop by select spas, starting August 15 you can pick up three new flavors (carrot lemon, kale apple lemon, and orange grapefruit lemon) of BluePrint Cleanse juices at Whole Foods. [Refinery29]
Go ahead and indulge—the Huffington Post reveals five beauty benefits of dark chocolate. From giving skin a moisture boost to promoting healthier hair, we’re stocking up on the sweet stuff stat.
Jessica Chastain, indie movie darling and newly named face of YSL’s Manifesto fragrance, is a burlesque dancer-turned-femmefatale in John Hillcoat’s Lawless. While it’s the men—Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, and Jason Clark specifically—that are pictured flouting order, disobeying authority, and courting trouble (hence the title) in this newfangled western, the film made us think about the bevy of babes that have been enshrined in Tinseltown’s hall of fame for playing good girls gone bad—and in some cases, bad girls who never gave a damn about being good in the first place. As the film hits theaters this week, we rounded up our favorite female radicals, vigilantes, outlaws, subversives, and provocateurs. The fairer sex? Hardly.