14 posts tagged "Cate Blanchett"
Cate Blanchett has shaved her hairline and her entire head, and worn many a wig (think back to her role in Elizabeth: The Golden Age), but off duty she keeps things far less dramatic—focusing more on what lies beneath all the theatrics. I’m not so good at doing my makeup, although I’ve gotten better,” she said. But with a complexion as flawless as Blanchett’s (care of SK-II, a brand for which she is a global ambassador), why even bother with foundation? Read this month’s Beauty Essentials to find out this recent Golden Globe nominee’s biggest blunder (hint: It involves a mishap with an eyelash curler) and how she’s earned the title of skincare “geisha” in a house full of boys.
Cara Delevinge told Vogue U.K. that inner eyeliner is as good a man repeller as clogs or overalls. But the super won’t have anyone hating on her bitty braids: “And I liked to have cornrows as much as possible—which I don’t think was a beauty disaster because they looked fucking cool…” [The Cut]
Jay-Z isn’t the only rapper breaking into the fragrance category—Pitbull (a.k.a. Armando Christian Pérez) is launching two eponymous scents for both men and women come December 1 on Amazon.com. But don’t expect him to stop there. He’s planning to launch fashion, accessories, and beauty products. We look forward to lipsticks named after some of his greatest hits, like “Gasolina” and “Hotel Room Service.” [WWD]
When it comes to her strands, Cate Blanchett goes Method. She tells Allure.com about shaving her hairline and her entire head, and wearing a wig.
Charlotte Tilbury’s line isn’t the only thing that makes us want to hop across the pond and shop at Selfridges. The comic-themed edition of Carmex exclusive to the retailer is making us think that the Brits are starting to have an unfair beauty advantage. [Twitter]
“As I was developing the project, defining the fragrance and imagining the bottle, I instinctively thought of her, and of the passion that can be perceived behind her impeccable manners and confident look—a seductive combination that fully respects the spirit of my new perfume.” —Giorgio Armani on Si, his forthcoming women’s scent inspired, and fronted, by Cate Blanchett. [WWD]
Chanel has just revealed its five all-time best-selling nail polishes via a fun, New Order-backed video. And the winners are: Pirate, a beautiful basic red; Black Satin, the cult-classic onyx; Particulière, a taupey gray; Rouge Noir (or Vamp, for those in the know); and Beige, a gorgeous nude. When that fateful day comes that Jade is reintroduced into the permanent collection, we imagine a new version will be in order. [NYDN]
Despite her supermodel status, Cindy Crawford isn’t that unlike the rest of us. “I’m a normal woman. Sometimes I feel pretty good, and some days I’m like, Oh my God, nothing fits,” she says. “My new resolution is that by the time I am 50, I want to have come to terms with my body.” [Net-A-Porter]
Her mother may be an incredibly glamorous fashion designer, but Harper Beckham “is a tomboy,” according to mother Victoria, who is keen on keeping it that way. “I can’t put makeup on when Harper’s around, because she would join me immediately!” [Hello]
If you ask us, dip-dyed hair is over. But the digitally-enhanced colored streaks and scribbles in the new, Elle Fanning-fronted issue of Bullett magazine? Those we can get behind. [BULLETTMedia via MTV]
Guess how many tons (not pounds) of prosthetic makeup the special effects team went through during production on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. No, no—guess. Alright; we’ll tell you. Four tons of silicon casting—just for the actors’ faces! [NYDN]
Speaking of The Hobbit, one of the prequel’s stars, Cate Blanchett, is already dishing out red carpet beauty tips in anticipation of the upcoming awards season. “I decant the [SK-II] Revival Essence into spray bottles and just mist it on over my makeup,” the brand’s global ambassador says. “It keeps you from getting that awful, cracky look.” [Allure]
If, like us, you are obsessed with HBO’s Game of Thrones (House Stark forever!), you may be interested to know that the show’s hair designer, Kevin Alexander, uses an estimated 20-30 wigs in the series. Daenerys Targaryen, Cersei Lannister, Melisandre, and Margaery Tyrell’s long, glorious locks? All human hair wigs—each of which is styled every day with Wella products and can cost up to $7,000! Sansa Stark’s long red locks are real, albeit colored with a mixture of four temporary dyes, as the actress Sophie Turner is actually a blonde. [Fashionista]
From impossibly long hair to shockingly short hair. Cate Blanchett has revealed that a new crop might be in the works. “Shaving off my hair is so liberating,” she says. “I had to do it once for a film role, but I’ve done it periodically, too. I cut my hair short a few years ago and I’m thinking about doing it again.” [Monsters & Critics]
Being better looking than someone in any form of competition only helps you prevail if you’re considerably better looking than them, according to economist Daniel S. Hamermesh, the author of Beauty Pays, a book about how physical attractiveness directly correlates to better financial compensation. Make of that what you will. [NYT]
After his first fragrance, Someday, took in record-breaking sales at the beauty counter, Justin Bieber has announced that plans for a follow-up scent, called Girlfriend, are already in the works. [OK!]