August 23 2014

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6 posts tagged "Jennifer Hudson"

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. []

Short And Sweet


Black Girls Rock! 2013 - ArrivalsJennifer Hudson debuted a cropped cut on Saturday at the BET Black Girls Rock red-carpet event—adding her to the list of ladies who lost a few inches in the past few months (i.e., Coco Rocha and Beyoncé). She paired her short style with a retro pastel lip—reminiscent of the Pepto pink used at Prabal Gurung. Two well-executed trends in one place is always a winning combination.

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Jessica Simpson, Contractually Obligated To Slim Down; Beware Of “Runner’s Face”; And More…


Katy Perry is apparently sticking with pink. The formerly raven-haired pop star turned up at the American Music Awards last night with her cotton candy hair still intact and swept up into a tall twist with a cluster of iridescent bows snapped in for good measure. [OK!]

Move over, Jennifer Hudson. Jessica Simpson will reportedly be the next full-figure starlet to share her weight loss story with the world. The mom-to-be is in talks with Weight Watchers to become its new face post-pregnancy. [Us]

Running is a great way to burn excess calories, but it may be doing more harm than good to your complexion. Cosmetic surgeons are reporting an increase in patients seeking to remedy “runner’s face,” a new term for the gaunt and wrinkled appearance they say is a side effect of too much jogging. [Daily Mail]

For fragrance obssessives for whom flacons are just as important as actual scent compositions, get thee to Barcelona stat. Your Mecca awaits at Regia—an 83-year-old perfumery that also boasts a 50-year-old fragrance museum, which houses perfume bottles that date as far back as the sixteenth-century B.C., as well as more modern classics like Baccarat-encased original releases of Guerlain’s Shalimar. [NYT]

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Jessica Sheds The Makeup, Jennifer Sheds The Pounds, And More…


While lowering cancer risks seems like a good reason for the health care reform bill’s 10 percent indoor tanning tax, there is a downside: Women own 67 percent of indoor tanning businesses, and the tax could lead to more than 1,000 business closures, resulting in 9,000 lost jobs. Insiders are calling it a “for-profit industrial genocide” brought on by powerful lobbyists for Botox. You can bet that a committee is being formed to fight the power; oh yes, it is. [Stylelist]

With her new VH1 series The Price of Beauty in full swing, Jessica Simpson is taking her “love me for who I am” mission a step further by going PhotoShop- and makeup-free on the cover of the latest issue of Marie Claire. And you know what? She looks good—smile lines and all! [EW]

“Does being thin resolve anything? No. At the end of the day, this kind of obsession is pointless and meaningless,” Demi Moore said in a recent interview, claiming that only when she stopped trying to control her body did she get the body she’d always wanted. Is that how she landed Ashton, too? [Daily Mail]

Exercise, meanwhile, was Jennifer Hudson’s route to attaining the body she’d always wanted. The recently named Weight Watchers spokesperson and born-again exercise fan relies on a 25-minute circuit-training routine of cardio, lunges, shoulder presses, and ab exercises five days a week to get to the point where she can “bounce quarters off of her butt.” [People]

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J. Hud Comes Up Big


With their avant garde eye makeup, long soft waves, and decorative bindis, the music industry’s most decorated divas descended on the Staples Center for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards last night. But as far as we’re concerned, it was Jennifer Hudson, showcasing some truly face-flattering bangs and a slammin’ new body tucked neatly inside a form-fitting Victoria Beckham frock, who shined brightest on the red carpet. Helping her stand out from the competition was Tia Dantzler for Dior Beauty, who went with a romantic, edgy makeup look. The celebrity makeup artist focused on Hudson’s lips and lids, using a shimmering fuchsia pigment like Dior Addict Lipcolor in Pink Lust 763 for a bold rose pout, and creating an exaggerated cat-eye with Dior’s 5-Color Eye Shadow Palette in 659, its Waterproof Crayon Eyeliner in Trinidad Black, and a few coats of Dior Show Mascara. Some single eyelashes glued onto the outer edge of Hudson’s upper lash line added an extra touch of drama—which she needed for that Michael Jackson tribute. A subtle pink cheek rounded out what, for us, was one of the high points of the beauty on display. Do you agree?

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