August 23 2014

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Why Courtney Love Is Just, Like, Getting Hotter


Martial arts workout routines weren’t the only things on Courtney Love’s mind at last night’s Cinema Society screening of Due Date. Sporting her now signature fringe and, dare we say, demure makeup, Ms. Love had beauty on the brain. “Beauty is terror. Isn’t that what Balzac said?” she mused, as she sat in a booth at Lavo at last night’s after-party. The self-proclaimed “skin whore” was eager to share her latest makeup tricks, the skin regimen that keeps her camera-ready, and her philosophy on aging. “I am the smoker and the curser, but I am trying to learn about taking care of myself,” she said.

First things first: Love is losing the caked-on cosmetics. “I have friends that are growing old and freaking out and I am, like, getting hotter,” she said, explaining how she’d recently switched up her trademark heavy black eye makeup and red lips in favor of something a little, um, lighter. The move has been well received, though Love was tongue-in-cheek about the photos of herself at amfAR’s Inspiration Gala for AIDS research in L.A.: “I have been getting a lot of praise for looking good lately, but after the amfAR thing [the press] was like, ‘Oh, she didn’t have a facelift after all.’ I liked it when they thought I had had a facelift.”

Facelifts, in fact, haven’t entered into the equation for the 46-year-old, who hasn’t even gone as far as to have a facial this year. “I had no time to go see a dermatologist and it would have cost too much, so I didn’t do anything,” she said. So what does the Hole front woman do to keep her skin looking good these days? To start, she credits good genes. “My family, they tend to get fat, but they just don’t wrinkle,” she says. Love also uses Biologique Recherche’s famed P50 solution. “It’s really strong; it has things in it it shouldn’t have and lots and lots of alcohol.” Karin Herzog’s Vita-A-Kombi, a product that Uma Thurman turned her on to, rounds out her routine. “There’s a one, two, and three level,” she says of the oxygen-enriched face cream. “Just go for the three.”

Photo: Nicholas Hunt / Patrick McMullan

Tyra Thinks Bigger Is Better, Courtney Love Reinvents Herself On Twitter, and More…


Tyra Banks is fulfilling her promise to “help us all feel as fierce as we truly are” by launching a different kind of ANTM-type contest, which will focus on teenage plus-sized models. The competition will aptly be called the “Fiercely Real Teen Model Search.” Fierce. [NY Daily News]

A new survey shows that Japanese male college students are more interested in moisturizer, cleansing scrubs, and beauty salons than they are in cars. Please, oh please let this trend trickle west to the U.S. mainstream! [Business Week]

Thirteen-year-old blogging phenom Tavi may get front-row at Dior, but does she have her own cosmetics line? Fifteen-year-old Ava Anderson does. [Stylist]

“Quality issues with the glassware” have forced American Apparel to pull its new line of nail polishes from shelves. But not to worry; you’ll be able to buy butt-less leggings and a bottle of new and improved lacquer again in a matter of weeks. [The Cut]

Courtney Love has tried most things in life, but posing as a self-taught makeup artist online was uncharted territory for her. Until now. Watch out, Lauren Luke. [Stylist]

Photo: Fame Pictures