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July 30 2014

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86 posts tagged "Botox"

Jessica Chastain Is Smokin’ In Le Smoking; There’s A Beauty App For That; And More…

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Jessica-Chastain-YSLFollowing that YSL Manifesto with the purple-paint-covered hands, Jessica Chastain is back to front the fragrance, this time with a perfectly applied smoky eye, pink lips, and the house’s classic Le Smoking. [E!]

Beauty apps are the big new thing in the digital universe. From nail-polish color simulations to hair-salon booking programs, your passport to manicured tips, complexion perfection, and well-coiffed strands is just a finger swipe away. [Shape]

If it seems like everyone has a fragrance these days, it’s because the do. Celebrities, cities, sports teams, and now even universities are creating signature scents. [Austinist]

The cruise industry is mounting a comeback that’s based less on the bad press you might have read about a few ill-fated vessels recently and more on new amenities like the medi-spa Botox and derma-filler treatments that are now being offered onboard some Norwegian and Celebrity Cruise Line vessels. [USA Today]

Photo: Courtesy of YSL

Stella Goes Solo; To Pre-Tox Or Not To Pre-Tox: That Is the Question; And More…

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Stella-McCartney-FragranceStella McCartney is looking for a new beauty partner. Five years after L’Oréal acquired her skincare and fragrance brands, the two companies are parting ways. [WWD]

 

The rights to the most-watched Internet commercial of all time belong to Dove. The well-loved hair- and body-care brand’s “Real Beauty Sketches” has garnered more than 114 million views on YouTube and other digital-video platforms. [NYDN]

 

Despite opinions to the contrary, there are reportedly preventative advantages of “pre-toxing,” or getting Botox injections when you’re young—before wrinkles actually form. And the idea is gaining steam. Of the 6.1 million Botox injections that were performed last year, almost 100,000 were for patients in their twenties. [ABC News]

 

Botox or no Botox, Madonna is a study in how to maintain a youthful appearance, whatever your age. How does she do it? The likelihood is we’ll never know. But there is one product the queen of pop is willing to big up: “There’s this new line of products called Éminence, made with natural ingredients, and that’s what I’m using right now,” she recently revealed. Talk about some good free press. [Hollywood Life]

 

Rita Ora is feeling blue—literally. The R&B star has debuted a new cobalt dye job. [E!]

Photo: Courtesy of Sephora

Jennifer Aniston Talks Good Hair Days; Evaluating The Beauty Social Network; And More…

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It looks like Jennifer Aniston’s first official task as the newly named co-owner of Living Proof, the technology-backed hair-care brand, is a video series called “Good Hair Days.” The Webisodes will co-star her longtime stylist, Chris McMillan, as well as fashion expert Bobbie Thomas, and feature short vignettes with real women as they confess the lengths they’ve gone to for “good hair.” [People]

In more Team Jen news, to prep for her impending nuptials to Justin Theroux, Aniston is presumably drinking plenty of Smart Water—and doing lots of yoga, she revealed at a launch party for her yogi Mandy Ingber’s new book. An active practitioner, Aniston reportedly participates in the ancient stretching ritual three times a week and even attributes her famous gams to the low-impact exercise method. “I credit [Mandy] for them!” she says. [Daily Mail]

Forget advice at the counter; today’s tech-savvy beauty consumer is seeking product recommendations from an ever-growing assortment of beauty-based social media networks. [NYT]

Amid a sea of Hollywood starlets coming out against Botox, Zoe Saldana is taking a stand in favor of the wrinkle-erasing toxin. “I’d have Botox. Absolutely! It scares me that there are so many women unhappy with themselves, ashamed of themselves, of ageing, of being who they are. Because the only reason they’re hiding it is because they’re afraid of rejection and judgement. That’s external.” [Female First via InStyle U.K.]

Photo: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

Naomi Is Just Saying “No” to Botox (For Now); The Future Is Bleak When It Comes To Beauty; And More…

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“Never say never” is how Naomi Watts describes her stance on the ever-looming “will I or won’t I” dilemma many Hollywood actresses face when it comes to Botox. For now, though, Watts is content to age gracefully. “My job requires me to have expression,” she says. “It’s about playing women with rich lives—and the longer the life, the deeper the wrinkles.” [Daily Mail]

According to a new study conducted across the United States by Allure magazine, women are thought to have reached their peak at 30, start showing signs of aging at 41, stop looking “sexy” at 53, and are considered “old” at 55. A depressing sentiment, to be sure. [Telegraph]

Death by Axe Body Spray? Apparently, it’s possible. [Huff Po]

Just in case you’ve been counting down the hours for Net-A-Porter’s beauty section to launch, the wait came to an end today when the high-end e-commerce destination made selections from Aesop, Ilia, Sarah Chapman, and Natura Bisse available alongside its coveted clothing collection. [Net-A-Porter]

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Nicole Kidman’s Botox Ban; BB Cream For Your Hair?; And More…

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“No surgery for me,” Nicole Kidman tells Italy’s La Repubblica about her stance on cosmetic enhancements. “I did try Botox, unfortunately, but I got out of it and now I can finally move my face again,” she alleges. (Camera pans on Kidman during the Golden Globes would suggest otherwise.) [Huff Po]

Drew Barrymore’s new makeup line for Walmart is meant to be an all-ages kind of party, but you’ve got to be at least 13 to indulge. “Kids shouldn’t wear makeup, I strongly feel that way,” Barrymore says. “You should be a kid for as long as possible. I think when you start getting in your teens, then all bets are off, and you should just play, play, play and figure out what kind of woman you want to be—the training wheels are off. So kids in makeup, no. Starting in your teen years, absolutely go for it, and start to discover who you are.” [Us]

An 1873 finishing book for ladies entitled Beauty, What It Is and How to Retain It has been republished, revealing a few curious Victorian-era primping tips and tricks, including recipes for how to make your own hair tonics and face masks with lard and beef marrow. Ew. [Daily Mail]

In more practical haircare news, Pantene is releasing a BB cream—for your hair! Its Ultimate 10 Beauty Balm for Hair claims to control frizz, protect against heat, smooth, moisturize, tame flyaways, repair strands, and provide shine. [Glamour]

Photo: Courtesy of Pantene