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10 posts tagged "Dove"

HB Jayne Mansfield; Lauren Hutton’s “Tiger Queen” Memories; Jerry Hall on the Antiaging Virtues of Olive Oil; and More…


Happy birthday, Jayne Mansfield! The utterly bodacious blonde, whose life was cut tragically short at 34 due to a car crash, would have turned 80 today. Her beauty and style influence remain very much alive. [Life]

Dove’s oh-so-very-viral new ad campaign, wherein sketches compare how women describe themselves with how others describe them, has already earned itself a parody. [Business Insider]

The innovative new Skin Rescuer by Kiehl’s claims to minimize stress…on our skin, at least. [WWD]

Lauren “Tiger Queen” Hutton shares, in a new interview with Net-a-Porter, that in the early days of Kate Moss’ career, she jumped to her defense. “Kate, whom I knew when she was 14, was always being made fun of by the other models. They were jealous, but I was the tiger queen, so I could crack the whip over them.” [HuffPo]

Jerry Hall talks beauty and style with her home state’s Houston Chronicle. A few notable likes and dislikes—”I like smoking, drinking, and coffee, but not too much…everything within moderation”; “I don’t exercise. I don’t like to waste energy on nothing”; “I like the B-movie-starlet look: skin-tight skirts, tight tops, a little bit naughty.” And her antiaging secret? Olive oil. “I give myself a thorough olive-oil soak every week…I just pour a bottle on me and stand around rubbing it in. It’s the best thing in the world for your skin, nails, eyelashes, everything.” [Houston Chronicle]

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Katy Perry vs. GHD; Bey Busts A Move; Cycling Goes Underwater; and More…


As part of its Campaign for Real Beauty, Dove hired a criminal-sketch artist to draw women as they see themselves, then as how others see them. Unsurprisingly, the sketches are vastly different. [Adweek] Fashion influencer Dasha Zhukova gave birth (the father is Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich) in high style in a luxe birthing suite at New York’s Roosevelt Hospital. Former occupants: Natalie Portman and Alicia Keys. [New York Post]

Bey’s body, or one part of it at least, is in the news again today, as the singer hit the stage in Belgrade for the first show of her Mrs. Carter World Tour in a fringed bodysuit by Julien Macdonald, with sequined breastplates, complete with nipples. [Hollywood Life]

The situation has grown hairy between Katy Perry and ghd. The California Gurl’s team of lawyers is claiming she is owed $2 million by the hairstyling brand. [HuffPo]

A submerged version of SoulCycle? French underwater-cycling studio (yup, that’s right; your bike will be in the pool, so your gym attire will be a swimsuit), Aqua, opens its first U.S. location in Tribeca. [Vogue]

Photo: Courtesy of ghd/ HuffPo

Oscar Night’s Behind-the-Scenes Heroes Reveal The Ten Best-Kept Beauty Secrets In Hollywood


As pre-Oscar buzz comes to a near fever pitch preceding the biggest night of awards season, the most oft-asked question isn’t who will win, but what will she wear? And as any leading lady worth her acting chops knows, no red-carpet look is complete without the right hair and makeup—or make that hairstylist and makeup artist. An elite crew of face painters and coiffeurs will decamp to L.A. this weekend with their indispensable know-how and even more indispensable product arsenals in tow to keep a bevy of A-listers picture-perfect for an evening that promises to be full of high-res camera angles, wide-lens shots, and maybe—just maybe—acceptance speeches. Here, some of the industry’s biggest names, who will be tending to the manes and maquillage of Jennifer, Amy, and Naomi, reveal exclusively to the one essential product they’ll be relying on come Sunday—and a few tips to help ensure victory at “the style Super Bowl.”

The Artist: Pati Dubroff
The Actor: Naomi Watts
The Must-Have: “I will absolutely be using Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow on Oscar day. I have no idea which color (soon to be revealed!), but these high-shine crème-to-powder shadows give the perfect amount of glitz for a major red-carpet moment—the Oscars being the most major of red carpets.”

The Artist: Stephen Sollitto
The Actor: Amy Adams
The Must-Have: “My Ardell Duralash Natural Short Black and Medium Black individual lashes (not the flares) are one of the biggest must-haves in my kit. No matter how beautiful the makeup is, if the lashes aren’t accounted for, I don’t think the look is finished. These are individual hairs randomly put in just to accent the lashes and open up the eye a bit more with a little length. The Naturals are the best, because the hair is softer and more realistic. They don’t read artificial.”

The Artist: Mark Townsend
The Actor: Jennifer Lawrence
The Must-Have: “I cannot live without Dove Invigorating Dry Shampoo, especially on Oscar day, the style Super Bowl. The starch in this spray builds volume at the roots and gives the hair amazing texture. I also spray this on all my hairpins before using them in updo’s, to give the pins extra grip so the hair doesn’t slip out.”

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Game, Set, Braids; Quantifying Beauty; And More…


Electric nail lacquers ruled Wimbledon, but it looks like the emerging beauty trend at the U.S. Open, which is now under way, is long braids. They’re fashionable and functional. [NYT]

Dove is teaming up with MTV to launch, which will feature DJ Jessica Who, DJ Chelsea Leyland, and DJ Diamond Kuts and their tips on fashion, music, pop culture, and beauty—specifically Dove’s new line of Go Fresh Rebalance Deodorant and Body Mist. [WWD]

Meanwhile, in spokesperson news, famed Brazilian skincare brand Clinica Ivo Pitanguy has pegged 80-year-old model Carmen Dell’Orefice to front its new Triple Action Hydra Serum, which is fitting considering Dell’Orefice attributes her radiant complexion to one simple beauty secret: “moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.” [WWD]

Add this word to your growing beauty lexicon: “pulchronomics,” i.e., the economics and quantification of beauty. In his new book, Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful, University of Texas labor economist Daniel Hamermesh explains that below-average-looking females earn 12 percent less than their attractive counterparts.” [Forbes]

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“Skincare Hysteria:” When Enough Is Enough


This column features weekly tips and advice from a revolving cast of industry leaders, on hand to discuss your beauty dilemmas, from blemishes to Botox. To submit a question, e-mail celia_

I recently read a study that said that skin sensitivity is on the rise from excessive and unnecessary product usage. Is there any truth to that? Is a Dove Beauty Bar all you really need to keep your complexion at its best?

There is definitely truth in that. There is skincare hysteria these days; it’s a multibillion-dollar industry so it’s no surprise that people are launching products that aren’t that great and that you don’t really need. You have to think simple: You don’t need to overstimulate your skin if it’s young and beautiful because if you use any one thing, there’s always a possibility of side effects. If you use something to get rid of wrinkles you might get red and flaky; then you need to use something else to counteract that. Overuse of products can wreak temporary havoc on your skin. Generally, though, if you’re in your twenties, wear sunblock, wear a hat, and stop complaining. In your thirties, because you need to protect and treat your skin, start using a retinol, and so on. At the bare minimum, I’d say use Cetaphil as a wash to take makeup off; if you have acne, you should use some kind of acne wash, like Neutrogena. Then you need some sort of light antiaging product—a glycolic acid once in a while to stimulate your skin, and, of course, an SPF product. I like Physicians UV Defense and Eucerin SPF Daily Facial Lotion. It’s also important to give yourself a break: You don’t need to do everything every day. And never scrub your skin. Scrubbing is for floors, not your face.

Most of all, use common sense: A skin cream cannot reverse gravity. If someone says something that is clearly against Newtonian physics don’t believe it. No cream is going to physically lift your skin. But that being said, we do have technology that can help skin look younger—and it doesn’t happen with just a bar of Dove. There’s nothing wrong with trying to learn as much as possible.

David A. Colbert, M.D., is the founder of New York Dermatology Group and its Head Physician. A board-certified member of the American Academy of Dermatology, he has served as a consultant for Chanel skincare and has published numerous articles on medical and cosmetic dermatology.

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