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July 24 2014

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23 posts tagged "Jennifer Lopez"

Are Your Lips Ready for Their Close-up?

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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 Drtrott.com.

Cynthia Rowley X Tweezerman; J. Lo Makes The Cut; And More…

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After successful designer collaborations with Agatha Ruiz de la Prada and Betsey Johnson, cult-favorite tool brand Tweezerman has teamed up with Cynthia Rowley on exclusively patterned nail files and slant tweezers that will launch next month. [WWD]

J. Lo has gone short. The American Idol judge has chopped off her long locks in favor of a shorter, texturized lob. [Us]

Attention, cult of Comme: Rei Kawakubo’s well-loved brand is set to add another brutally original fragrance to its main line of perfumes. Amazingreen boasts vegetal notes and will reportedly include mineral notes like traces of flint and gunpowder. Never a dull moment over there. [Basenotes]

Three years after the WHO classified indoor tanning beds as known carcinogens on par with asbestos and arsenic, college-age youths still don’t get it. 59 percent of 20-year-olds surveyed agreed with statements like “everything causes cancer these days” as a reason why they won’t give up concentrated UV exposure. [U.S. New & World Report]

Photo: Courtesy of Tweezerman

The End Of Sunworshipping Is Upon Us; J. Lo’s Makeup Artist Has A New Muse; And More…

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A new study reveals that Western preoccupations with tanning are finally beginning to wane. It’s all about preventing UV damage that could cause the physical signs of aging now. To which we say: What took so long? [NYDN]

Scott Barnes, the man who made J. Lo glow and who put Body Bling on the map, has a new muse—and her name is Kim Kardashian. The reality star will appear on the cover of Barnes’ latest beauty book, Face to Face, when it launches this fall. [Us]

Forget cucumbers: Cold potato slices help reduce eye puffiness thanks to the enzyme catecholase. [Daily Mail]

Last fall, we reported on the custom-made Bare Minerals red lipstick reserved for Virgin Atlantic crewmembers. Now comes news that the makeup brand will roll out the crimson bullet for passengers on board the British airline as well. Upper Class Red will be available for in-flight purchase this spring. [Bare Escentuals]

And the verdict is in: After weeks of deliberations, transgendered women will be granted access into the Miss Universe Pageant. No word whether Miss America will follow suit. [NYP]

Photo: Robert Daly / Stone / Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez Is Glowing; Lourdes Acts Out; And More…

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After setting the celebrity fragrance bar pretty high with Glow back in 2000, Jennifer Lopez is out to break boundaries again with Glowing. “We’re in the history-making business, baby!” Lopez says of her latest mandarin, cypress, orange flower, muguet de bois, sandalwood, amber, and patchouli eau. [WWD]

Fergie is adding makeup brand ambassador to her already impressive beauty résumé that includes a hit fragrance franchise. The Black Eyed Peas singer has just been named the new face of Wet N Wild. [WWD]

Lourdes Leon is a full-fledged teenager now, and don’t you forget it. Madonna’s daughter debuted a new side-shave today, which we’re sure thrilled her mom. [People]

In other hair makeover news, Samantha Ronson is the latest celeb to think pink, embracing cotton candy streaks to fête her sister Anabelle Dexter-Jones’ clothing line with Faith Connexion in New York last night. [Style.com]

Photo: Getty Images

Liv’s On The Juice, Emma Trashes Celeb Diets, And More…

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Liv Tyler swears by YSL’s Touche Eclat highlighting pen, Rodin Olio Lusso, and daily exfoliation with Clarisonic’s skin brush, but the real secret to her gorgeous porcelain complexion is juicing. “I love Organic Avenue,” she says. “I always get the fresh cucumber juice—I can tell the difference in my skin when I don’t have it.” [T]

On Jennifer Lopez’s holiday weekend agenda? A HSN appearance to launch her latest fragrance, Love & Light. “I wanted to create a fragrance that was less about the world around you and more about your inner light and your spirit,” she says about the sparkling woody floral. You can watch her talk all about it during her midnight time slot on Saturday night. [People]

Emma Stone is nabbing magazine covers left and right and will follow her July Elle cameo with a starring role in Vanity Fair‘s August issue. In the glossy, the increasingly slim actress admits that she definitely feels the Hollywood pressure to stay svelte, but is not a fan of celebrity diet crazes. “It’s like: eat this diet, which is a palm-size piece of chicken and some beans, and work out two hours a day for the rest of your life,” she says, poking fun of Gwyneth and Madonna guru Tracy Anderson’s special brand of weight loss. [Monsters & Critics]

A month after the story blew up on the blogosphere, The New York Times has joined the feather hair extensions/fly fishermen debate, managing to get some excellent one-liners from fishermen enraged by the impending shortage of feathers as the fad tears across the country. “For someone to use them as a fashion statement is just sacrilegious,” a Maine-based fishing enthusiast says—and played out, we might add. [NYT]

Photo: Donato Sardella / Courtesy of Stella McCartney