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August 22 2014

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7 posts tagged "Eva Longoria Parker"

Roberts And Bieber Are “Most Beautiful,” And More…

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People magazine’s “Most Beautiful” issue hits newsstands this week, and Julia Roberts will grace its cover for the fourth time. A “happy and fulfilled” life is credited for the 42-year-old’s outer glow (that sizable new Lancôme contract only adds to this bliss, one assumes). [People]

Justin Bieber has also made the most beautiful list this year, and as the teen idol (and his hair) tour Australia and New Zealand this week, New York-based stylist Paul Labrecque has coined Bieber’s coif the “Mop Top” Bowl Cut and suggested that other stars consider trying it out, including one Robert Pattinson. You bite your tongue, Paul Labrecque! [USA Today]

Eva Longoria Parker held a lavish launch event for her new eponymous fragrance in L.A. last night, and her Desperate Housewives‘ co-stars, Teri Hatcher and Felicity Huffman, were there to fête the perfume—and take notes for their own celebrity fragrances, which are no doubt already in the works. [InStyle U.K.]

Speaking of high-profile perfumes, if you’re a fan of Versace’s scent portfolio, you could win an autographed bottle of your favorite eau—and a semester-long internship with Donatella in New York—for a mere 20K. Worth it? Kind of. [Gawker]

Photo: Giulio Marcocchi / Sipa Press

Physicians Formula Gets Bamboozled

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Speaking of the sustainable packaging revolution, Physicians Formula is getting in on the trend with its new Bamboo Wear collection, which spotlights the naturally sustainable plant. Bamboo stalks can grow eight feet a day, making them a symbol of self-renewal and a great material with which to construct a refillable powder compact, one of the collection’s stand-out items. As for the powder or bronzer that comes in it, both are formulated with 90 percent naturally derived ingredients, including bamboo silk, which helps firm, lift, and brighten skin. The makeup is 100 percent free of harsh chemicals; parabens; and synthetic fragrances, preservatives, and colors. What’s more, it delivers a mattified effect that takes care of excess oil while still providing an illuminating finish. Each compact comes with a natural-hair bamboo brush applicator for easy back-of-the-cab touch-ups. Before hitting shelves, the products were tested on and approved by celebrity fans of the brand like Eva Longoria Parker—and you know how she loves bronzer.

Photo: Courtesy of Physicians Formula

A Chanel Fragrance Shocker; Tyra’s One-Woman Beauty Brigade; And More…

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An attempt to smuggle 20,000 bottles of counterfeit Coco Chanel perfume worth about $1.6 million into England has been foiled. The bottles, which were headed for stores in time for the Christmas rush, were en route from China when they were seized by U.K. Border Agency officials. There’s nothing like a designer imitation to ruin your holiday. [Evening Star]

Tyra Banks has already tackled the hot-button issue of real hair on her show. Her next eye-opening mission, termed the Beauty Inside and Out Campaign, will use a catalog of video submissions from fans to help broaden our definitions of beauty. Tyra is for the people! [Examiner]

New week, new celeb fragrance launches. Beyoncé, Eva Longoria Parker, and professional race car driver Danica Patrick will all debut signature scents this Spring. Ladies, start your engines. [WWD]

Hair care millionaire Farouk Shami has announced his Democratic candidacy for governor of Texas, promising job growth through the manufacturing and installation of solar energy panels in every community. Hey, he did wonders for Biosilk….[Houston Chronicle]

Photo: Courtesy of Chanel

Eva Longoria Parker Cracks The Whip

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I wouldn’t say I dislike Eva Longoria Parker; there’s just something about her that doesn’t sit right with me. I’m sure she’s a very nice person (insert additional false flattery here)—but I find her frequent editorials, in which she is predictably styled with a perky, almost too-perfect aesthetic, irksome. It’s similar to how I feel about her show Desperate Housewives, which comes across equally…off-putting, to euphemize a bit. Her recent cover shoot for the fall issue of Citizen K, however, in which she is nearly unrecognizable in a cropped black bob, big black cat-eyes, a dark lip, and black nail polish, completely redeems her in my book. There’s something about Longoria Parker the dominatrix-vamp that blows Longoria Parker the petite glamour queen out of the water and shows a certain depth that makes her instantly likable. But maybe that’s just me.

Photo: Ruven Afanador for Citizen K, Autumn 2009

Elizabeth Banks’ Beauty Debut

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Don’t accuse Elizabeth Banks of being typecast. The actress has played a slacker flirting with the world of adult film (Zack and Miri Make a Porno) and former First Lady Laura Bush (Oliver Stone’s W.). Her latest role—L’Oréal Paris spokesperson—is another departure. In case you missed Banks’ television debut, alongside Beyoncé and Eva Longoria-Parker for the cosmetic giant’s True Match Super-Blendable Compact Makeup, here it is for the first time online. In related news, L’Oréal seems keen to show its range. The new compacts have been reformulated to offer 18 different shades and a new texture that is exceedingly light, not greasy. Or, as Banks intones, “Super-weightless.”