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Our Top Five Emmy Beauty Moments: The Good, The Bad, And The Ill-Advised

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There were definitely a few award recipients on last night’s 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards broadcast that we’ve never seen or heard of before. Archie Panjabi, we’re talking about you. But you’ll be pleased to know that facial recognition issues didn’t stop us from sizing up the beauty happenings on the red carpet. The sea of one-shouldered gowns mentioned in our event coverage? We saw right through it, instead honing in on the hair, the makeup, the nail polish, and the self-tanner. Here, our top five beauty moments—both good and not so much.

1. Black Is Back

Anna Paquin’s bold-shouldered McQueen number got all the attention. But prolonged staring revealed something else, namely an expert black nail polish job. The obsidian shade and its almost-black jewel-toned counterparts were everywhere last night, adorning the fingertips of January Jones, Lea Michele, and Jayma Mays, to name but a few. Celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann deserves some of the credit for the ubiquity of deep hues, as she personally painted Jones with her deep purple/burgundy Dark Side of the Moon varnish, and treated Michele to a few coats of her as yet unreleased holiday color, Lady Sings the Blues, an opaque navy with silvery blue sequined flecks.

2. Lobbed and Lovely

After letting her corn silk blond bob grow out over the summer, Mad Men‘s Jones is now the proud owner of a shoulder-grazing lob. Her hair is exactly the length at which things start to look awkward on us, but the style suits her amazingly well, as did the matte texture of her undone ‘do, which came courtesy of her go-to stylist, Mark Townsend. Townsend’s collaborator, makeup artist Rachel Goodwin, channeled Lisa Fonssagrives, leaving Jones’ face bare and re-creating the mid-century model’s signature extended eyeliner with Chanel’s Liquid Eyeliner in Noir. Two coats of its Inimitable Intense Mascara in Noir on the top lashes and one coat in Purple on the bottom finished the look.

3. A Woman of Her Word

Claire Danes’ blond mane was also impressive, but it was her extreme lashes that really got us. Danes has been a spokesperson for Latisse for a few months now, and she takes her job very seriously; the award-winning Temple Grandin star is walking proof that the prescription serum works. Those things are lethal!

4. Bigger: Is It Better?

Sleek, straight looks were the style of choice last night, although there were a few dissenters willing to go the vertical distance. The Office‘s Mindy Kaling and Glee‘s Naya Rivera engaged in a high-hair-off, both sporting exaggerated, structural topknot situations that definitely stood out from the crowd.

5. Blinded by Bronzer

An over-tanned Heidi Klum got plenty of stares, and not just because of her super-short Marchesa dress. The Project Runway star went a little trigger happy with her self-tanner and bronzer. Everything in moderation, liebchen.

Clockwise from top-left: January Jones: Kyle Rover / Startraks Photo; Claire Danes: Gregg DeGuire / PictureGroup / AP Photo; Jayma Mays nail detail: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images; Anna Paquin nail detail: Jason Merritt / Getty Images; January Jones nail detail: Casey Rodgers / NBC / AP Images; Heidi Klum: Krista Kennell / SIPA Press; Nail polish, courtesy of Deborah Lippmann; Lea Michele: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images; Naya Rivera: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images; Liquid eyeliner: Courtesy of Chanel; Mindy Kaling: Jeff Vespa / WireImage

Get The Arms And Abs That Skimpy Summer Wardrobe Was Made For

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Here are some truths about me and my exercise regimen: 1) I don’t do well with trainers or classes; 2) I go through on and off phases: When I’m on, I run and swim; when I’m off, I watch a lot of TV while sitting in spandex shorts and talking about going to the gym; and 3) my overall goal is strength, not slimness—specifically in my abs and arms.


Item 1 often offsets item 3, as my problems with authority and regimented schedules preclude me from learning any new muscle-building techniques (my core-tightening knowledge begins and ends with antiquated workouts I learned from playing high-school sports many moons ago). Celebrity fitness and wellness expert David Kirsch seemed to have me in mind when he penned his new tome, David Kirsch’s Abs & Arms, which went on sale this weekend. The illustrated book takes you through a number of do-it-yourself exercises, with user-friendly instructions for proper usage of the “stability ball” so you can get a washboard stomach and svelte—not bulky—biceps à la Liv Tyler, Karolina Kurkova, Linda Evangelista, and Heidi Klum, the latter of whom Kirsch got back onto the Victoria’s Secret runway just eight weeks after she gave birth in 2005. Kirsch also provides a guide to following his patented high protein/low carb diet, which will help you see maximum results from all the reverse plank and pike push-ups on the agenda. The paperback has actually inspired me to return to the gym after a brief hiatus, if only so I can try out some of my fancy new moves in public and finally break free from the try-whatever-the-woman-next-to-me-is-doing approach.

Photo: Courtesy of David Kirsch

Girls Just Want To Be Women, Models Without Makeup, And More…

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Cosmetics use among tweens is reportedly on the rise, and it’s the parents—and aggressive makeup marketing campaigns aimed at the young-girl demographic—that are to blame. Ah, they grow up so fast—or at least they look like they do when they’re covered in bronzer, lipstick, and mascara. [NYT]

More updates from People‘s Most Beautiful issue. Heidi Klum has chosen to pose for the magazine’s annual issue sans maquillage. She looks different without the help of foundation and airbrushing—in a good way, though. [Huff Po]

In other supermodels-without-makeup news, barefaced images of the more than 50 curvaceous ladies who walked in Louis Vuitton’s Fall-Winter 2010 show are now available for your viewing pleasure. Perhaps not surprisingly, Lara Stone, Adriana Lima, and co. still look dead sexy. [Huff Po]

A new study shows that fair-skinned, freckle-faced redheads are the most common tanning-bed offenders. At least they have a role model in Lindsay Lohan and her UV ray-safe Sevin Nyne self-tanner. (No, we never thought we’d be using the words “role model” to describe LiLo, either.) [Daily Mail]

The woman who beat out Sarah Palin for the Miss Alaska title in 1984 is apparently out to best her again by getting in on the politics game. Former beauty queen Maryline Blackburn is running for a Republican seat in the Georgia House of Representatives. Unlike Palin, however, Blackburn voted for Obama in 2008. And the plot thickens… [MSNBC]

Photo: Greg Kessler

How To Get The Face Of An Angel, The 2009 Edition

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The “biggest show on earth” took place yesterday, with a live performance from Fergie to boot. But before all of the winged action on the Victoria’s Secret runway began, we made our way past the weapon-sniffing dogs and waded through piles of rogue hair extensions backstage to chat up makeup artist Tom Pecheux, who was turning a bevy of supermodels into Angels. Heidi Klum, Doutzen Kroes, Sessilee Lopez, Caroline Winberg, and Chanel Iman pranced around in short pink and white satin robes waiting for their turn in the makeup artist’s chair, where he was applying what he described as a “sophisticated fresh look” on Miranda Kerr. “I’m using gentle shades,” Pecheux said, adding that there would be “no aggressive colors” on his divine creatures. A tan, rosy cheeks and contouring, and pink lipstick topped off with peach gloss are practically pre-requisites at the VS spectaculars. But Pecheux did add his own flair to the signature look, replacing harsh black liner with a gray version that he dragged beyond the outer corner of the eye to dress up taupe and pink shadows, which were pressed into the crease for a “banana” effect. And since he’s of the mind that “a full fringe drags down the face,” he applied single lashes for added glamour. The finishing touch? A lot of glow. Shimmer was generously applied to Kerr’s cheek and brow bones with a little smidgen added to the inner corner of the eye as well. “That’s the bling-bling,” Pecheux said.

Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

How To Get The Face Of An Angel

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At the Victoria’s Secret runway show this past weekend, winged supermodels took the catwalk in varying degrees of almost-naked, sporting barely-there lingerie and accessories that, to some in the crowd (read: pre- and postpubescent males), surely seemed divinely inspired. Backstage, it was makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury’s job to create some contours of her own, harkening back to old-Hollywood glamour with an “updated twist.” Gone are the days of homages to Lana Turner’s red lips and fine, black cat eyes, however. Tilbury’s glamour girls were all about shine. She highlighted the models’ cheekbones with a touch of Blush in Jewels from Heidi Klum’s signature collection for the brand and layered brown, gold, and sheer shimmer on their lids, which were lined with Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Makeup Eyeliner in Dark Chocolate. She finished the look with a peachy nude lipstick in Whisper, also from the Very Sexy line, and topped off with a neutral brown gloss called Cupcake—from the Heidi Collection—for an overall effect that will guarantee passage through the gates of heaven.

See more of the the angels’ runway looks when the show airs on CBS at 10:00 PM EST Wednesday, December 3rd.

Photo: Victoria’s Secret