September 2 2014

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8 posts tagged "Freida Pinto"

Manigram From Cannes: Day 2


In addition to our live updates from the Cannes Film Festival, L’Oréal Paris global nail artist Tom Bachik will be keeping a daily diary for as he finger paints the brand’s ambassadors, including Inès de la Fressange, Liya Kebede, Freida Pinto, Julianne Moore, Natasha Poly, and more.



It’s a new day! Here’s a look inside my kit. Like I always say: Have color, will travel.



A sneak peek at the L’Oréal Paris suite. I’m here for a couple interviews and then back down to get the girls red carpet ready.


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SAG Awards: Face-Off


They say the Screen Actors Guild Awards often help clarify the Oscar picture, as Hollywood’s best and brightest are judged by a panel of their peers. If that’s the case, then February 24 should be a big night for Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, Argo, and strapless floor-length gowns. On the beauty front, the show also seemed to indicate an uptick in side-parted glam waves, neutral lips, and sultry smoky eyes, although there were a few surprises to speak of. Below, we’ve outlined our favorite hair and makeup moments from last night’s festivities and made things a little interesting with some friendly competition. Who do you think won best in beauty?

Statement Lips: January Jones vs. Claire Danes
And the Actor goes to…Claire Danes
January Jones gets points for the Bowie-caliber pompadour that she paired with her precisely lined crimson mouth, but Claire Danes wins this category with a completely out-of-the-box plum-stained pout that bordered on chocolate brown courtesy of a layering effort of Laura Mercier Lip Pencils in Coffee Bean and Deep Wine. Fall’s embrace of the mulberry mouth may be losing steam, but don’t be surprised if Danes’ take on the color inspires a whole new crop of followers.

A Cut Above: Freida Pinto vs. Marion Cotillard
And the Actor goes to…Marion Cotillard
Short cuts have been the big story on the runway and red carpet of late, and the SAGs had a few moments of shear genius to speak of, right on cue. Freida Pinto showed off the beautiful cowl-neck of her lilac Roland Mouret gown with a rolled-under bob that we actually had to do a double take to determine if it was faux or real. There was no such confusion with Marion Cotillard’s freshly chopped locks, however. Worn with a deep side part and featuring slightly asymmetrical front panels, Cotillard’s cut wasn’t just the best short story of the night, it was one of its finest beauty moments, period.

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Aerin Lauder’s New Gig In Detail; Behold, The Blood Type Fragrance; And More…


Estée Lauder global ambassador, brand spokesperson, and style and image director Aerin Lauder is set to launch her own brand for the company, simply called Aerin. Encompassing fragrance and color cosmetics­—the family’s specialty—Aerin will also come to include accessories and home accessories. “I had a dream of doing this as I was growing up,” Lauder says. “I am taking the chance to follow my dream.” [WWD]

Beauty has been quantified. According to a new study from economists at the University of Texas at Austin, being good-looking leads to more money and ultimately more happiness. [MSN]

Wanna know how beauty spokesperson Freida Pinto keeps her gorgeous caramel complexion so clear? Loads of L’Oréal cleansers and creams, obviously. Her other secret: fresh vegetable juices with coriander or pepper for spice. “The concoction makes my skin glow and is good for the digestive system too.” [Daily Record]

You’ve heard of the blood type diet; now, we bring you the blood type fragrance. Blood Concept launches this year with four unisex scents that feature metallic notes and the “actual smell of blood.” O is composed of thyme and raspberry; A includes notes of green garden, tomato leaves, and basil; B is more woody and spicy; and AB is a mineral composition of aldehydes, aluminum, and cedar wood. [Independent]

Photo: Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene

Drugstore Discovery Of The Week: Freida Pinto Loves A Scrublet


I’ve been patiently waiting for Freida Pinto’s first campaign for L’Oréal to break ever since the post-Slumdog contract offers came pouring in early last year. Well, break it finally did a few weeks ago, revealing the Indian model-turned-actress as the spokeswoman for the brand’s new Skin Expertise Go 360 Clean cleansers. I’ve never made haste to the drugstore for a beauty product based on a celebrity endorsement before, but last night Pinto’s commercial was enough to get me to the Rite Aid. It wasn’t just her pretty face that lured me out into the cold, though. The new cleansers make some lofty claims about skin perfecting, including, but not limited to, smaller pores, a more effective removal of dirt and grime, and softer skin. And then there’s the Scrublet—a malleable handheld scrubber that pops out of the bottle to provide safe exfoliation every time you wash (they’ve already copyrighted the genius term, much to my editorial chagrin). After giving the Deep Cream Cleanser a whirl, here’s what I have to report: The Scrublet is as fun and easy to use as advertised and the cleanser did provide a squeaky clean—with a lather and a cooling after-effect that will definitely perk you up in the morning. It did leave my face a little dry, but for oilier skin types I imagine it’d work quite well. Consider it a small-screen success for the big-screen beauty.

Photo: Courtesy of Walgreen’s

Blending In To Stand Out At Burberry


“Christopher [Bailey] has a very clear idea of what he wants—he even chose the specific shade of silver for the actual runway,” said makeup artist Wendy Rowe, putting the final touches on Lily Donaldson’s face backstage at Burberry yesterday. With that kind of clear vision from the brand’s creative director, Rowe’s job was relatively easy. “We took colors from the trenches, like mustard and butterscotch, and just blended, blended, and blended,” she explained of the fresh look she hoped to achieve from alternating strokes of an arsenal of makeup that included face-perfecting weapons from Shu Uemura, MAC, Dior, and YSL. “We didn’t really want one thing to stand out,” she continued, “so it feels light and natural.” Added model-of-the-moment Anna Selezneva: “Normally I don’t feel that comfortable leaving shows in full makeup because it’s always a bit heavy, but this feels like what I would do on a normal day, almost like diet makeup!” The look’s wearability factor certainly fell in line with the collective aesthetic of the show’s very impressive front row. Gwyneth Paltrow, Liv Tyler, Freida Pinto, Victoria Beckham, Emma Watson, et al. seemed to abide by the same cosmetic credo: minimal, unobtrusive, and subtle (see this blog’s Celebrity Looks post below for a further discussion on the matter). “He just knows what he wants, right down to the shade of lipstick,” Rowe reiterated of Bailey. That meant matte, neutral pouts all around. Though Daisy Lowe and her bright red lips apparently didn’t get the memo.