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EXCLUSIVE: You Can Take It With You: Clutch-Sized Beauty Essentials For The Golden Globes And Beyond


At last year’s Golden Globes, something unusual happened that completely usurped the show’s typical beauty highlights. After the ceremony began and the gaggle of gowns, chignons, and painted pouts were seated, the camera panned to Angelina Jolie, who, at that very moment, rifled through her bag, produced a crystalline pink lip gloss, and proceeded to apply it at will. The Twitterverse erupted, and within a matter of hours, it was revealed that Angie was a fan of Chantecaille’s Brilliant Gloss in Love—so much so that she brought it in her clutch for periodic touch-ups throughout the evening. At the 69th annual Golden Globes last night, there were no such live, on-screen beauty moments to speak of, although we couldn’t quell the burning desire to know just what the nominees had packed in their purses. So, we did what any good reporter would do: We asked their makeup artists. Here, in a exclusive, face-painting stars like Clarins celebrity beauty artist Pati Dubroff and global artistry director and brand ambassador for Laura Mercier Matin Maulawizada tell us the single item they sent A-listers like Julianne Moore and Claire Danes down the red carpet with. Because you never know when unnecessary shine or a faded statement lip could ruin your moment in the spotlight.

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Evan Rachel Wood Makes The Cut


Evan Rachel Wood has become fodder around here for all conversations regarding hair color. One day the True Blood star is strawberry blonde, the next dark chestnut, and the day after that she’s golden. At last night’s premiere of the hit series’ fourth season, however, it wasn’t her hair color but her haircut that had us jaw-dropped. ERW has gone short—like, really, really short. It was hard not to stare at Wood’s masculine, moussed-up quiff (so on trend for Fall 2011) with its wispy, messy texture in the back. We sort of miss her long, glamorous waves, but these things can take some getting used to. What do you think?

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Mildred Pierce: The Beauty Behind HBO’s Thirties Period Piece


Fact: HBO rarely missteps. Even in those instances when critics are divided or few people tune in (were we the only ones watching Tell Me You Love Me?), we still find a lot to enjoy. Mildred Pierce, the channel’s latest lavishly imagined miniseries, is no exception. Yes, the acting (Kate Winslet, Melissa Leo, et al.), and directing (Todd Haynes) is top-notch, but we have, admittedly, also found ourselves particularly smitten with the thirties-era hair and makeup—that, and Guy Pearce’s smarmy appeal as the lothario Monty. The beauty only gets better on this Sunday’s back-to-back episodes (set your TiVos for April 10 at 9 p.m.) when Evan Rachel Wood makes her debut as the grown-up Veda, her strawberry locks in old-school rolled curls (this was obviously filmed before she recently went bombshell blonde, complexion a powdery porcelain, eyebrows thin, and lips painted a matte red. We caught up with the show’s key makeup artist, Patricia Regan, whose recent work includes Shutter Island and Sherlock Holmes, for a tutorial on post-Depression-era beauty.

First off, congratulations, the show looks amazing! How did you land the gig working on the makeup?

I was actually recommended by Linda Melazzo, Kate Winslet’s personal makeup artist. I’ve worked on several period pictures in the past, so I could bring the needed knowledge and level of experience. During my interview with Todd Haynes it became evident that we had similar visions on how the makeup could support the telling of the story and its characters.

And what did those visions entail?

The story starts in 1931 post-Depression Glendale, California, and ends in the more glamorous times of 1940. To start with, we chose more natural looks that reflect the raw expression of tougher times: hints of lipstick in shades of light rose to raspberry tones, eyebrows accented here and there, but far away from the styles seen in Paris fashion. As the story evolves we introduce more color like lipstick shades in Chinese red and orange tones; rouge in raspberry shades and warm yellow reds; more defined, thinned, and elongated eyebrows; and matte, powdered foundation—after all, Max Factor invented pancake makeup in 1937!

…Thus heralding the dawn of the camera-ready makeup mask. What additional research did you do to develop the looks for the characters?

We—myself, the hair designers, and the fabulous Ann Roth, our costume designer—spent endless hours combing through photographs, books, catalogs, newspapers, and magazines from that era. Anything we could find to give us insight into the time and place in which our story was set. Veda’s looks go from that of a 12-year-old girl coming of age to a very glamorous Hollywood style, all the way to fantastic theatrical stage makeup.

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ERW’s Blonde Ambition


Evan Rachel Wood has proven herself to be quite the hair color chameleon. She has dabbled in shades of rich chocolate, berry red, strawberry blond, and bright auburns—with overwhelming success, for the most part. We’ve always been partial to her forays into ginger territory, though, as the color really showcases her milky white complexion and steely blue eyes. But those days appear to be behind her now. At last night’s premiere of HBO’s Mildred Pierce, Wood was blonde—honey blonde to be exact, which is definitely a new look for her (Wood’s co-star, Kate Winslet, was sporting a streaked adaptation of the same color, for the record, thus proving that her buzz-worthy platinum crop was just a magazine cover stunt). What do you think of Wood’s flaxen makeover?

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Bobbi Brown Is For the Children, Teri Hatcher Swears Off Botox, And More…


Bobbi Brown has penned a new book for teens that goes beyond mere makeup tutorials and delves into fitness and nutrition territory. Brown’s goal with her new tome is to convey to the troubled youths of the world that “it’s OK to look different from everyone else. And that you don’t have to look like a Barbie.” Fittingly, Hilary Duff—who seems decidedly over her body image issues of old—provides the foreword. [L.A. Times]

Evan Rachel Wood’s much anticipated ads for Gucci’s new Guilty fragrance have landed. She is barely recognizable, with an allover bronze replacing her signature ivory skin, but believe us when we tell you it’s her. Also unrecognizable is Wood’s fiancée, Marilyn Manson, who stars as the stubbly chinned, epically tanned model kissing her neck. We kid, we kid. [Design Scene via The Cut]

While Brazilian waxes have ruled the day for the past few years, all it took was one full-frontal nudity episode of Entourage to spark controversy on the Twitterverse and the blogosphere about saving the hair down there. If you were wondering what could incite mass twittering from the aggressively heterosexual dudes of the world, there you have it. [Salon via Blackbook]

Speaking of the Twitterverse, Teri Hatcher posted the words “Oy with the Botox!” on her account along with pictures of her actually wrinkling her face and showing expression lines to prove that she’s done with the popular injectable. Honestly, we didn’t think the 45-year-old actress could still furrow her brow. Consider us mistaken. [Us Weekly]

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