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15 posts tagged "Jessica Chastain"

Raid This Red-Carpet Pro’s Medicine Cabinet and Makeup Bag


Fiona-StilesIf I could shadow anyone in a French pharmacy or the aisles of Sephora, it would undoubtedly be a makeup artist. One of my favorite backstage pastimes is peeking around the pros’ stations to see what they use to create otherworldly radiance or soften models’ dry, cracked lips. They often unearth beauty gems I would never discover on my own and know what products provide real results for their discerning red-carpet clientele. Plus, they won’t give me a hard sell just to make a commission.

Starting today, you can browse famed face painter Fiona Stiles’ go-to goods via her well-edited e-commerce site, Reed Clarke. Trusted by celebs such as Halle Berry and Jessica Chastain, Stiles made the contents of her medicine cabinet and makeup bag accessible to the virtual masses, providing personal write-ups that explain each product’s worthiness. You’ll also discover niche brands and formulas that only those in the know have on hand (like Kelo-cote Scar Gel, which Stiles has dubbed “a miracle,” and Ponaris Nasal Emollient, an astronaut-approved oil for any glamorous globe-trotter attempting to beat the effects of dry, recycled plane air). “Reed Clarke is a conversation between me and the customer,” Stiles explained of her new online shopping destination (named after her 3-year-old daughter, Clarke, and her sisters’ middle names, Reed and Clarke). I think I just found my new retail therapist.


Here, her top three items to add to your cart:

W3ll People Universalist Multi Use Colorstick #2: “I use this pretty much every day. I love the highlight it creates—it’s very sensual and believable. Even if I do more of a matte skin look, I still use this as a highlighter down the bridge of the nose. It keeps the look fresh and modern, and it brings a beautiful glow to the skin.”

In Fiore Veloutée Multipurpose Balm for Lips & Eyes: “I use this for everything. I use it on the lips, of course, but I also use it to add a bit of glow to the cheekbones, as a subtle gloss on the lids of the eyes when I do a more natural look, and as a cuticle balm—I always check a client’s nails to be sure they look nice. I can find a dozen uses for it.”

Rubis tweezers: “I’m a bit of a brow fanatic. I like all of my clients to have perfect brows no matter what, and shaping is the foundation for a great brow. Not only does a well-maintained brow frame the face, but it also makes applying shadow easier and lets the product go on more seamlessly. These tweezers never miss a hair. I can’t work without them.”

Behati Prinsloo Gets on the Bang Wagon



And the bride wore bangs. OK, so we haven’t exactly confirmed that fact, as it’s hard to tell from the aerial shots of Behati Prinsloo’s recent nuptials to Adam Levine in Los Cabos, Mexico, but judging by these images from Net-a-Porter’s The Edit, going for a pre-wedding chop might not have been a bad idea. Her covetable set of long (and likely faux) bangs channeled the style of both the Pre-Fall pieces in the story and a seventies Stevie Nicks (who is rumored to have performed at the reception, along with Prinsloo, who took to the mic to serenade her new husband). If the recent wave of models and celebs with bangs (Joan Smalls, Karen Elson, Jessica Chastain, and Emma Stone) foretell anything about the next big beauty trend, freshening up for fall is as easy as snipping a sophisticated set of eyebrow-grazing fringe.


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Jessica Chastain Is Smokin’ In Le Smoking; There’s A Beauty App For That; And More…


Jessica-Chastain-YSLFollowing that YSL Manifesto with the purple-paint-covered hands, Jessica Chastain is back to front the fragrance, this time with a perfectly applied smoky eye, pink lips, and the house’s classic Le Smoking. [E!]

Beauty apps are the big new thing in the digital universe. From nail-polish color simulations to hair-salon booking programs, your passport to manicured tips, complexion perfection, and well-coiffed strands is just a finger swipe away. [Shape]

If it seems like everyone has a fragrance these days, it’s because the do. Celebrities, cities, sports teams, and now even universities are creating signature scents. [Austinist]

The cruise industry is mounting a comeback that’s based less on the bad press you might have read about a few ill-fated vessels recently and more on new amenities like the medi-spa Botox and derma-filler treatments that are now being offered onboard some Norwegian and Celebrity Cruise Line vessels. [USA Today]

Photo: Courtesy of YSL

Kate Bosworth’s Hands-On Beauty Secret, And More…


We had a long chat with newly named SK-II face Kate Bosworth about her skincare-and-makeup regimen earlier this year, but here’s something we didn’t know about the Big Sur star: Bosworth apparently treats her hands to the same routine as her face. “I use the SK-II Essence on my hands. My mother always told me you can tell a woman’s true age by the back of her hands,” she says. [Allure]

What would you do if you were an Oscar-nominated actress and you saw a huge billboard of yourself in an ad for the fragrance you promote? If the answer is take an Instagram of yourself in front of it, then you and Jessica Chastain are not all that dissimilar. Stars: They’re just like us! [HuffPo Canada]

Turns out, Gwyneth Paltrow wasn’t always on the sugar-, gluten-, carb-free plan that currently stars in her new cookbook, It’s All Good. While promoting Country Strong a few years ago, she was on a steady diet of Guinness, beta-blockers, sleeping pills, and wine, which is what ultimately compelled her to make some changes. [Us]

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Beauty Vending Machines: Coming To A Subway Station Near You?; Fragrance Bottles For Babies; And More…


Prestige skincare in the convenience of a vending machine? Believe it. BeautyMART, the newly launched project of two British beauty-industry vets, puts primping staples a simple press of the button away. MTA officials, are you listening? [Daily Mail]

They’re certainly not the first magazine to do a makeup-free story, but W‘s new issue may do it best. The glossy got Kristen Stewart, Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard, Naomi Watts, Jessica Chastain, and Keira Knightley to go maquillage-free—and guess what? Even with under-eye circles and skin imperfections, they’re all still pretty much drop-dead gorgeous. [Hollywood Life]

It was revealed yesterday via an Instagram from Stefano Gabbana that Dolce & Gabbana is working on a fragrance for babies—a startling revelation that is made that much crazier put into the context of the growing baby-perfume industry. The ultimate luxury is dousing your infant in fine fragrance, it seems. [Fashionista]

Speaking of surprising new scent categories, Stella McCartney would like to bottle the olfactory qualities of a barnyard. The designer, who clearly loves the smell of lily of the valley, which is the top note of her L.I.L.Y scent and its new Absolute, lists her other favorite aromas as the scent of her children’s breath and horses. “My friend and I always joke that one day we’ll launch a horse fragrance—obviously, we’d be the only ones who would buy it,” says McCartney. We’re not so sure about that; brand loyalty can be a funny thing. [InStyle U.K.]

Photo: Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana