August 21 2014

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52 posts tagged "Jennifer Aniston"

Let Dieters Eat Cake, a Beauty Tutorial Set to Beat-Boxing, and More



Have your cake and eat it, too: It’s not the official motto for the Marie Antoinette Diet (MAD, for short), but it should be. The plan that focuses on portion control and meal timing suggests scarfing on macarons and other sweets for breakfast and sticking to a light, “au naturel” dinner—like soup, a favorite of the French queen with a 23-inch waist. [The Daily Beast]

Brace yourself: Thirty-five eyeliner experiments and twenty lip tips packed into a less-than-two-minutes-video—all set to beat-boxing (a tactic also employed by Giorgio Armani Beauty). Makeup artist Ellis Faas and I Love You magazine present the step-by-step process for fast learners. [I Love You]

Many a model and celeb headed to the chop shop in 2013, but longtime hair trendsetter Jennifer Aniston may have started the reprise of hair extensions. [E! Online]

With hints of sandalwood, freesia, and sweet pea, Carven’s new L’Eau de Toilette is the brand’s light alternative to the original Le Parfum. The video campaign, where the spritz is compared to “a heated terrace that turns winter into summer,” is equally as fresh. [The Cut]

RiRi’s Hair Rewind, Elizabeth Arden Ups the Ante On Style, and More


rihanna-hairRihanna appears to have jumped on the bob bandwagon—joining recent short-hair converts like Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Aniston, and Jennifer Lawrence. While we’ve seen the star sport sleek and asymmetrical versions in the past, her new cut is reminiscent of the choppy wigs spotted this season at Fendi. [Instagram]

Elizabeth Arden appointed designer Shoshanna Gruss to Style Director—the first ever for the beauty brand. In addition to Twitter chats and a Polyvore contest, you’ll start seeing the fruits of her labor next fall when a cosmetic bag collection (sold as a gift with purchase) hits counters.

L’Oréal Professionel is going streaking. The company is launching eight shades of liquid-to-powder hair chalk in March of 2014. [WWD]

Scent layering started long before Jo Malone—in the Middle East, it’s customary to offer guests a tray of perfumes post-dinner. So much better than a mint. []

Anna Sui Gives America’s Favorite Mouse A Makeover, Face Time With Sephora, And More


anna-suiMinnie Mouse first debuted her red and white polka-dot dress and matching bow in 1928. Now she’s getting a modern update by Anna Sui, who dressed her in (what else?) black, along with the designer’s signature purple for the holidays. From mascara to mouse-shaped lipstick bullets, you’ll find a rocker version of the rodent on—all part of a limited-edition collaboration with the online retailer.

In other product news, Bleach hair salon in London released a line of products including at-home bleaching kits and non-permanent dyes in punk-inspired shades like peach, rose, and “bruised violet.”

British makeup artist Wendy Rowe talks to about how she tames Cara Delevingne’s famous arches. All it takes is some Elnett and a mascara wand.

Sephora is at your service on Google. Starting tomorrow, the store is launching Google Helpouts, where you can chat face-to-face with a pro about how to perfect your smoky eye gone awry or finally find a foundation that matches your skin tone. It appears that this chain is taking a cue from the chorus of The Spinners’ seventies hit “I’ll Be Around”: “Whenever you call me, I’ll be there/ Whenever you want me, I’ll be there/ Whenever you need me, I’ll be there/ I’ll be around.”

After a Brazilian blowout blunder, Jennifer Aniston steps out with a shorter cut. The bob is somewhat reminiscent of “The Rachel,” but don’t mention that to Aniston—she’d rather shave her head than wear the style that spawned millions of face-framing layers and chunky highlights. []

Moss Covers a Men’s Mag for First Time in Seventeen Years; J. Aniston’s Got a Thing for Kale Chips; Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Stone on Aging; and More


Kate-Moss-esquire-cover-plain-43_sizedThe September covers are starting to leak, and while we weren’t surprised to hear that Kate Moss will be fronting yet another glossy (she was most recently the star of Allure‘s August issue), we never would’ve bet on the British edition of Esquire. Yesterday, the publication released several images of Moss (wearing nothing but a blazer and a sheer bodysuit with some strategically placed bedazzling), with a statement pointing out that “Moss hasn’t been photographed for the cover of a men’s magazine in seventeen years,” and is “still one of the sexiest, stylish, and alluring women on the planet.”

Jennifer Aniston, who has been busy promoting her upcoming movie We’re the Millers (out in early August), spoke with Access Hollywood about preparing for the scenes during which she wears nothing but lingerie (Aniston plays a stripper, so she knew what she was signing up for). Like anyone in her position, the 44-year-old actress put herself on a strict diet for the role. “I was on a very, like, you know—greens and vegetables and lean proteins and kale,” she said. “When I really wanted to have a cheat day, I had to have a kale chip.”

In other celeb beauty news, Jezebel did an interesting comparison of Kristin Scott Thomas’s and Sharon Stone’s different feelings about aging. The actresses are 53 and 55, respectively. Scott Thomas found herself considering plastic surgery after Cannes: “I saw lots of my contemporaries there this year, all looking so beautiful and gorgeous and healthy, and I just felt like an old ragbag next to them. I just thought, Maybe it’s time to do something about it, like a facelift.” Meanwhile, Stone was a bit more forgiving: “I have come close [to surgery]—but, frankly, I think that in the art of aging well there’s this sexuality to having those imperfections. It’s sensual,” she said. “[But] I don’t think there is anything wrong with cosmetic surgery at all. I think it’s great. But I don’t think it’s all right to distort yourself.”

Keeping things lighthearted (or light-headed, if you will), the Huffington Post called upon its readers to compile a list of “50 Things You Should Never Say to A Woman About Her Hair.” Highlights include: “Is that a weave?”; “What happened?”; and “It’ll grow out.”

Are Your Lips Ready for Their Close-up?


jennifer-aniston-and-jennifer-lopez-glamour-awards-2011This column features weekly tips and advice from a revolving cast of industry leaders on hand to discuss your beauty dilemmas, from blemishes to Botox.

I’m considering lip enhancement, but I don’t want my pout to look too inflated. What do I need to know before I do it? Avoiding “duck lips” just requires that you and your doctor are aware of the basics of lip aesthetics: 1. Youthful lips are only full centrally, not all over. Compare a newborn baby’s lips to the lips of a Real Housewife.

2. In natural, or at least natural-looking full lips, the bottom lip is always bigger than the top lip.

3. Our lips lengthen and sag as we age. It is youthful to have a short upper lip, or “upper teeth show,” as opposed to having a longer upper lip, where there is just “lower teeth show.” The “length” of your upper lip is the distance from the bottom of your nose to the bottom of your upper lip. Regardless of age, some women genetically have shorter/longer lips than others. For instance, look at this picture of the two Jennifers. They are approximately the same age, and both are stunning women, but notice how Lopez’s upper lip is almost half the length of Aniston’s. They would respond very differently to lip injections.

If you have a long upper lip, you are at a higher risk for getting duck lips from an injection, because the lip will get longer and more dragged down by the filler. Make sure the amount put in the upper lip is minimal, and see if the doctor can just inject it in the vermilion (the red part). I have found that staying away from the vermilion border (the lip line) is key to avoiding the duck lips look in my patients with longer upper lips.

No matter how conservative you and your doctor are with your first filler session, you are undoubtedly going to have some swelling. Things you can do to prevent this include: Sleep with your head elevated and ice as much as you can—especially when you wake up in the morning. And try not to take any aspirin or ibuprofen products for at least ten days before injection to help stave off bruising. Hyaluronic acids absorb water, so stay away from salty foods and try to drink water with lemon (a natural diuretic). In the lips, I only use the thinner hyaluronic acids (Restylane and Juvéderm Ultra, as opposed to Perlane and Juvéderm Ultra Plus), because they create less swelling.

You can reassess your result with your physician at two weeks. If you’ve been super conservative, chances are that once the swelling goes down you are going to want a little more. It’s a slippery slope…

Located in Beverly Hills, Dr. Suzanne Trott is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast and body contouring. Her areas of expertise include liposuction and the new “natural breast augmentation” procedure with autologous body fat. She answers your questions on her blog, Lipo Queen, an international resource for unbiased information regarding all of the newest developments in plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine. Her book, Lipo Queen, will be available next year. Further information about Dr. Trott and her practice can be found at