August 30 2014

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5 posts tagged "Hunger Games"

Lawrence Ditches Her Doppelgänger Image


"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" - UK Premiere - Red Carpet ArrivalsUpon first seeing Jennifer Lawrence’s new short cut, I was convinced it was a wig. Not only are they de rigueur on the runway and the red carpet these days, but I also wasn’t able to entirely wrap my head around the idea that Katniss could now double as Kate Gosselin (what a way to dodge the paparazzi…). At last night’s U.K. premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, however, Lawrence looked every bit the star that she is—strands sexily slicked back, with a strong side part and smoky eye makeup. And with no hair grazing her neck and shoulders, we got to see the Dior dress she wore in all its back-baring glory. I’m pretty certain nobody could confuse the celeb for a mother of eight driving a minivan.

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Bleached Brows On The Big Screen; Cate Blanchett, In The Flesh; And More…


With its nationwide release set for this Friday, the Hunger Games on-set beauty stories just keep coming. Today’s revelation: The hair and makeup team bleached 500 people’s eyebrows, and 75 extras actually dyed their hair for the film. [Us]

What’s the secret to Emma Roberts’ flawless complexion? She’s only 21, for starters. But the It’s Kind of a Funny Story actress credits the Beauty Blender for her perfect skin. “It’s my favorite thing,” Roberts says of the pink, egg-shaped sponge. “You have to get it wet, put it under warm water, and then squeeze it out really well, and then it just makes your foundation go on really dewy and nice. I always have one in my bag all the time.” [Hollywood Life]

Cate Blanchett benefits from some serious airbrushing in her ads for SK-II, the Japanese skincare brand that she reps hard. But on the latest cover of The Economist‘s Intelligent Life magazine, Blanchett goes sans digital retouching, revealing her smile lines, faint bags under her eyes, and some very subtle crow’s feet. And you know what? She’s still drop-dead gorgeous. [msnbc]

Susan Sarandon keeps getting similarly better-looking. “I’ve had some lipo under my chin and under my eyes,” the Jeff, Who Lives at Home star says, while admitting that she’ll consider Botox “as long as doctors don’t go overboard.” But as far we’re concerned, Sarandon seems to be doing just fine without it. [StarPulse]

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Obama Gets Into The Politics Of Polish; JPG Defines The Andrej Pejic Appeal; and More…


Barack Obama’s re-election committee reportedly has a special incentive for prospective campaign donors: nail polish. The Obama campaign is reviving a product initiative it started last month and is selling a custom, three-piece collection of Le Métier de Beauté lacquers at $40 a pop. Sure, they’re receiving a little bit of flack for shelling out to the tune of $10,000 to create the varnishes, but, like, polish for politics is kind of an awesome idea. Mark us down for a set. [Politico]

As per yesterday’s news roundup, Hunger Games hairstylist Linda Flowers confirmed that Elizabeth Banks’ character’s hair in the movie required the most work. But Jennifer Lawrence’s on-screen tresses may have required the most money. Lawrence apparently refused to play guinea pig when Flowers was experimenting to find Katniss Everdeen’s perfect shade of brunette, so the coiffing star bought five $6,000 wigs to arrive at the right color before actually dyeing Lawrence’s blond strands. [Daily Mail]

Why did Jean Paul Gaultier enlist gender-bending model Andrej Pejic to be the face of his forthcoming Le Male fragrance campaign? Because he’s the “modern woman-boy of today,” according to the designer—obviously. [Grazia]

Apparently, the awkward skin issues of your teenage years may not necessarily be over and done with. According to a new study, adult acne is becoming increasingly common in women well into their 40s and even 50s. [Huff Po]

First came the beauty contract, now comes the book. Revlon brand ambassador Jessica Alba has confirmed that her first book will be released in early 2013 and will include some of her favorite beauty tips and guidelines to living an honest, healthy lifestyle. [She Knows]

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NARS To Honor Warhol With Makeup; Emma Watson Goes Long; And More…


Enjoying the wonderful world of pop art won’t be limited to trips to the MoMA come fall, as NARS Cosmetics embarks on the noble task of bringing Andy Warhol’s iconic art movement to makeup. The brand has joined forces with the Andy Warhol Foundation to launch a limited-edition selection of eye, lip, and face products in November that ooze with the kind of creativity that colored Warhol’s Factory. [WWD]

From little-girl curls to the pixie cut heard round the world, Emma Watson has had quite the hair evolution since her days as Hermione Granger. Her latest look? Long extensions. [Huff Po]

Remember last week when the blogosphere was abuzz with news that Jennifer Aniston reportedly spent upward of $8,000 a month on her beauty regimen? Lies, according to Aniston. The former Friends star says her pared-down routine has been the same since she was a teenager and that these claims are “greatly exaggerated.” [People]

According to Hunger Games hair department head Linda Flowers, over 500 wigs were used in the blockbuster movie event, but it was Effie’s coiffure that required the most work. “Her hair definitely took the most time,” Flowers says of the character played by Elizabeth Banks. “From start to finish it was about 45 minutes. She’s one of those people who’s so completely and purposefully put together that her wig would be an accessory just like a purse or a pair of shoes. So she has three wigs in the movie, and we’re going to have more for her in the next movie.” [MTV]

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Rooney Mara Is Lisbeth Sander; Franca Sozzani Talks Aging Gracefully; And More…


Rooney Mara took her role as Lisbeth Sander in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo really seriously—so seriously, she’s finding it difficult to transition back to her pre-GWTDT self. “My wardrobe has completely changed. It had to, partly because of my hair and partly because I stopped feeling comfortable in what I used to wear,” the one-time brunette says. It looks like Lisbeth’s severe black crop, rail-thin bod, and paler-than-pale complexion are here to stay. [Monsters & Critics]

In other book thrillers-turned-forthcoming Hollywood blockbuster news, the on-again, off-again Hunger Games nail polish collection from China Glaze is back…on. [Examiner]

The economy may still be in recovery mode, but plastic surgery rates have never been higher. Can’t afford that tummy tuck? Finance, finance, finance. [Daily Beast]

Franca Sozanni could do without all the nipping and tucking. The Vogue Italia editor is of the mind that “surgery is good when it’s [to help fix] a psychological problem. It helps you to feel more confident. But if, at my age, I have to put Botox in my face and not move, it doesn’t change anything, and I will not look younger…and your children, they won’t forgive you. They don’t want you to be someone else. They want you to be their mother.” Advantage, Sozanni. [Huff Po]

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