August 22 2014

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21 posts tagged "Halle Berry"

Raid This Red-Carpet Pro’s Medicine Cabinet and Makeup Bag


Fiona-StilesIf I could shadow anyone in a French pharmacy or the aisles of Sephora, it would undoubtedly be a makeup artist. One of my favorite backstage pastimes is peeking around the pros’ stations to see what they use to create otherworldly radiance or soften models’ dry, cracked lips. They often unearth beauty gems I would never discover on my own and know what products provide real results for their discerning red-carpet clientele. Plus, they won’t give me a hard sell just to make a commission.

Starting today, you can browse famed face painter Fiona Stiles’ go-to goods via her well-edited e-commerce site, Reed Clarke. Trusted by celebs such as Halle Berry and Jessica Chastain, Stiles made the contents of her medicine cabinet and makeup bag accessible to the virtual masses, providing personal write-ups that explain each product’s worthiness. You’ll also discover niche brands and formulas that only those in the know have on hand (like Kelo-cote Scar Gel, which Stiles has dubbed “a miracle,” and Ponaris Nasal Emollient, an astronaut-approved oil for any glamorous globe-trotter attempting to beat the effects of dry, recycled plane air). “Reed Clarke is a conversation between me and the customer,” Stiles explained of her new online shopping destination (named after her 3-year-old daughter, Clarke, and her sisters’ middle names, Reed and Clarke). I think I just found my new retail therapist.


Here, her top three items to add to your cart:

W3ll People Universalist Multi Use Colorstick #2: “I use this pretty much every day. I love the highlight it creates—it’s very sensual and believable. Even if I do more of a matte skin look, I still use this as a highlighter down the bridge of the nose. It keeps the look fresh and modern, and it brings a beautiful glow to the skin.”

In Fiore Veloutée Multipurpose Balm for Lips & Eyes: “I use this for everything. I use it on the lips, of course, but I also use it to add a bit of glow to the cheekbones, as a subtle gloss on the lids of the eyes when I do a more natural look, and as a cuticle balm—I always check a client’s nails to be sure they look nice. I can find a dozen uses for it.”

Rubis tweezers: “I’m a bit of a brow fanatic. I like all of my clients to have perfect brows no matter what, and shaping is the foundation for a great brow. Not only does a well-maintained brow frame the face, but it also makes applying shadow easier and lets the product go on more seamlessly. These tweezers never miss a hair. I can’t work without them.”

Net-A-Porter, For All Your Beauty Needs; OPI To (Finally) Do E-Commerce; And More…


Net-a-Porter is branching out into beauty. Look out, Sephora. [WWD]

OPI, a mainstay among nail fanatics the world over, has just made a major move to help average consumers procure its products. In a company first, the salon-only brand will start selling its lacquers on [OPI]

Rachel Zoe opened her DreamDry blow-dry salon in New York’s Flatiron District last month, and 1,000 appointments in the first week alone gave her the confidence to expand. Another Manhattan outpost on 57th Street as well as national locations are scheduled to roll out this year. [WWD]

Gisele’s new Chanel beauty video for its Les Beiges makeup collection is up and running—and pretty tame. But just seeing the supe onscreen makes it a must-see. [Huff Po]

Halle Berry made headlines this morning after telling Conan O’Brien where exactly she sprays that collection of fragrances that bear her name. “You’re supposed to spray it in between your thighs. Then it heats up and the aroma rises up all day long,” Berry told the late-night host. Scandalous! [NYDN]

Word from the gossip mill is that Adele is designing a skincare line—or will be the face of a new skincare line. Watch this space. [OK!]

Photo: Courtesy of OPI

The Leave-In Mitt Believes In; Beyoncé Gets Bangs; And More…


Justin Bieber’s new fragrance, Girlfriend, is coming to a beauty counter near you this month but this teaser trailer for the scent starring the teen dream himself should get you plenty excited in the mean time. [E!]

In a first-person account of what it was like to be the backup hairstylist to the Romneys and Ryans at the Republican National convention—from a liberal, no less!—we’ve gleaned the following tidbits of information. 1) Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan style their own hair; 2) they do so with product recommended to them by their corps of groomers, like the Fat Boy Perfect Putty that is currently going around Hair Force One; and 3) this product can be purchased at Urban Outfitters. This should win them at least a few youth votes during tomorrow’s election. [The Cut]

While Halle Berry is also a fan of using putties and waxes to style her short crop, she insists that her signature style doesn’t define her. “It’s just an accessory that I get to wear, like a handbag or shoes.” [People]

And in more hair news, Beyoncé has gotten bangs. Blue Ivy’s mom took time out of her busy campaigning-for-Obama schedule to watch a Brooklyn Nets game—and show off her new fall fringe. [Us]

Photo: James Devaney/WireImage

Alexander Skarsgard And Lara Stone Get Animated For Calvin; The Legs Have It; And More…


GIF culture is at high right now, as frequent readers of #whatshouldwecallme and #realtalk with your editor are well aware. Even W magazine animated a few of the Fall looks in its September issue. Now Calvin Klein is getting in on the game, posting a few GIFs of Alexander Skarsgard and Lara Stone as part of its new Encounter men’s fragrance digital launch platform. Caption these, if you dare. [Grazia]

Natalie Portman takes it all off in her latest ad for Dior Beauty—except, of course, for her Rouge Dior Nude Lipstick. [Wetpaint]

From plastic surgery and topical creams to supplements and specialty makeup, there are an increasing number of ways to tone and sculpt women’s latest physical obsession: legs. [NYT]

It should come as no surprise that a bevy of Revlon products litter brand ambassador Halle Berry’s vanity. But the Monster’s Ball star also has a soft spot for skincare, including creams and salves from Kinara and DDF. [Vanity Fair]

Photo: Courtesy of Calvin Klein

Halle Berry: Teen Beauty Queen; Giving A Career In Cosmetics The 1-2 Punch; And More…


Halle Berry’s past life as a beauty queen has been revealed! Pictures have surfaced on the Internet of the Bond girl and Revlon face in the Miss World Beauty Contest circa 1986 in London, and you know what? She looks even better 25 years later. [ABC News]

U.S. bronze medal-winning Olympics women’s boxing star Marlen Esparza is setting her sights on the beauty industry and plans to launch her own line of products. Too bad the name Knockout Cosmetics is already taken. [E!]

Bye-bye Botox, hello Acufacial. The newest age-defying craze includes exercising facial muscles with tiny, purposefully placed acupuncture needles. [Daily Mail]

Want to match your cell phone to your nail polish? Now you can thanks to Duality Cosmetics, which just launched its Bermuda lacquer, an exact match to Nokia’s Lumia in Pink. [Racked]

Photo: Getty Images