August 31 2014

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2 posts tagged "Gillette"

Kate Upton Gets A Beauty Deal; Dita Does Lipstick Tips; And More…


CR Fashion Book cover girl and voluptuous Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton has nabbed her first beauty contract. Upton will be the new spokeswoman for Gillette…hawking its men’s, not women’s, razors…and will star in promo videos for its Fusion ProGlide Styler in which she comes clean about what it will take to win her over. Spoiler alert: The answer is lots of manscaping. [NYDN]

Even the original supermodels had confidence issues when it came to their looks. “I got so insecure because you were all talking about my gums and my knees,” Linda Evangelista recalls of her first shoot with François Nars in a new interview with the makeup maestro. “And I’m like, I’m gonna get thrown out of here because of my knees!” [Interview]

The frequently crimson-lipped burlesque queen, Dita Von Teese, thinks red lipstick looks great on everyone. The secret, she says, is finding the right red, which for her is always matte. “It’s easier to wear, and it’s always classic and always elegant,” Von Teese says of the finish. [E!]

Edgar Montalvo, the hairstylist responsible for coiffing Jackie Onassis and Nancy Reagan has given a new, candid interview about working with both former first ladies. “[Jackie] was wonderful,” Montalvo recalls of the style icon for whom he made wigs after she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. As for Reagan, he had “nothing positive to say.” Ouch. [NYP]

Photo: Gary Gershoff/WireImage

Kate Somerville’s Secret Weapon: The Gillette Mach 3


When it comes to the removal of unwanted hair, women have myriad options. There’s waxing, tweezing, threading, sugaring—all manner of materials and mechanisms to get to the root, as it were, of the problem. Shaving, the most primitive of depilatory forms, has gotten a bad rap in the face of all of these new-fangled approaches. Taking razor to legs still happens with presumed regularity, but gliding these handheld tools against the grain of face fuzz is totally taboo, thanks to the warning that’s been passed from generation to generation: If you shave extraneous hairs, they will come in darker and thicker. Or will they? “It’s a total myth,” aesthetician to the stars Kate Somerville maintains, an opinion she shared with us just a few hours ago in an intimate setting to discuss a bevy of new product launches and her own maintenance must-haves. On good authority (that being Elizabeth Taylor’s personal cosmetic dermatologist, whom Somerville used to assist), the greats (those being Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe) shaved their faces for completely bare skin and an added dose of exfoliation. (No word on whether Italian actress Virna Lisi was using a real blade in this famous 1965 Esquire cover). Somerville herself is a firm believer in the power of the razor—one in particular: Gillette’s Mach 3. Believe it—and ask your S.O. to buy a two-pack next time he’s in need.

Photo: Esquire Magazine, March 1965