2 posts tagged "Catherine Zeta Jones"
With tan bans, tan taxes, and general anxiety over the damaging effects of UV rays, it’s easy to swear off the idea of a sun-kissed glow. But what if you could eat your way to bronzed skin with orange and green produce? According to a new study, adding more carotenoid-rich fruits and vegetables, like cantaloupe, apricots, carrots, peppers, and spinach, to your diet can impart the look of a perfect tan from the inside out. If you’ve been looking for a good reason to shell out for that professional-grade juicer, you’re welcome. [NYDN]
If you do choose to venture out into the sun, Consumer Reports has just published a list of its best sunscreen bets, so read closely. These lotions not only boast very good UVA/UVB protection, but they met their SPF claims even after treated skin was soaked in water for 80 minutes. What has your sunscreen done for you lately? [Stylist]
Gold has emerged as a popular skincare ingredient over the past few years, but some people allege that it’s all hype. Billed as an effective antiaging, anti-inflammatory, and anti-acne agent, at best it often does nothing, and at worst it can irritate the skin. [NYT]
Beer and honey, on the other hand, are ingredients that have stood the test of time—at least according to Catherine Zeta Jones, who reportedly conditions her hair with a mixture of the two, while using Elizabeth Arden face and body products, of course. [Total Beauty]
In 1910, Elizabeth Arden opened the first Red Door Salon in New York City. At the turn of the twentieth century, Arden supplied the suffragettes with red lipstick, their movement’s symbol of power and pride, and during W.W. II, she released Montezuma Red and Victory Red to coordinate with women’s uniforms when they served in the military. This year, the company celebrates its centennial by returning to its roots and bearing in mind its founder’s personal mantra that “to be beautiful and natural is the birthright of every woman.” Today, its limited-edition Red Door Red lipstick hits counters, and all proceeds will ultimately be donated to Look Good…Feel Better, a program dedicated to providing products and teaching beauty techniques to women undergoing cancer treatments to help improve their self-image, confidence, and quality of life. We sat down with a Michael Kors-clad Catherine Zeta-Jones yesterday—the actress is an Arden spokeswoman and avid Style.com reader, it turns out—to talk about the initiative, her everyday beauty routine, and why looking like a drag queen isn’t necessarily a bad thing as long as you remember to wash your face at night.
Red lipstick has been a powerful symbol for women for ages, and you were very involved in picking this limited-edition shade. What does the color say to you?
I always associated it with the movie stars of the silver screen when I was growing up. It’s just so classic.