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September 2 2014

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15 posts tagged "Jessica Chastain"

Jessica Chastain Puckers Up

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Since taking Hollywood by storm last year with starring roles in movies like The Tree of Life, The Debt, and The Help, Jessica Chastain has skyrocketed to the top of the list of actors directors want to work with (and designers want to dress). She’s showing no sign of slowing down, either. The newly named YSL fragrance face has already garnered rave reviews for this year’s Lawless, and even more praise for her work on Broadway in The Heiress. Next up for the flame-haired starlet is Zero Dark Thirty, a rumored Oscar contender, which hits theaters this month. Chastain began the film’s press tour today with a photo call in New York, for which she successfully mixed a multitude of fuchsia shades with those ginger strands—no small feat. Sporting a floral-print sleeveless dress, Chastain wore a matte dark rose lip complemented by a slight apricot flush and an extra-fine line of liquid black liner drawn close to her upper lash line. It was perfection as usual, don’t you think?

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Stage Gem

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There are a lot of reasons to like Jessica Chastain. First and foremost there are her serious acting chops, which have already earned her an Oscar nod and many a role alongside such bold-faced names as Brad Pitt, Al Pacino, and Sean Penn. Then, of course, there’s her sparkling personality: Chastain is smart—and incredibly easy to talk to, which is always a bonus if and when you should find yourself on the party reporting circuit. But we’re mostly drawn to her impressive eye for beauty; the upcoming star of Nick Benson’s The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His has that whole classic Hollywood glamour thing down. It’s rare to find her making a misstep on the red carpet, and last night’s The Heiress opening on Broadway was no exception, as the YSL fragrance face turned up with a Veronica Lake-caliber side-sweep, perfectly painted red lips, a precise black cat-eye and lots of lashes. This, ladies, is how keeping it classy is done. Thoughts on Chastain’s latest hair and makeup clinic?

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Gwyneth Gets A Makeup Contract; Birchbox Goes Global; And More…

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First came the Boss Nuit Pour Femme campaign, and now comes news that Gwyneth Paltrow will (finally) be getting a makeup contract all her own. Mrs. Chris Martin has just been named the latest face of Max Factor. The historic line, which was taken off shelves in the U.S. three years ago, is still very dominant worldwide. Paltrow will star in a Pat McGrath-curated campaign that features different looks that tell the story of her different roles: mother, wife, actress, singer, and of course GOOP creator. [WWD]

Birchbox, the beauty sampling service upon which all other sampling services have been built, is going global. The company acquired the Paris-based JolieBox to extend its reach across the pond. [WWD]

It looks like Jessica Hart will follow in Miranda Kerr’s footsteps. The Aussie model has revealed plans to launch her own naturally minded skincare and makeup range down under. [Grazia]

The latest bit of publicity for Jessica Chastain’s starring role as the face of YSL’s forthcoming Manifesto fragrance has hit the Web. The new video vignette features Chastain in a Nicolas Winding Refn-directed short that involves purple paint, a silent auction, and a lot of intrigue. [Fashion Etc.]

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Rebel Belles: Outlaw Beauty On The Big Screen

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Jessica Chastain, indie movie darling and newly named face of YSL’s Manifesto fragrance, is a burlesque dancer-turned-femmefatale in John Hillcoat’s Lawless. While it’s the men—Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, and Jason Clark specifically—that are pictured flouting order, disobeying authority, and courting trouble (hence the title) in this newfangled western, the film made us think about the bevy of babes that have been enshrined in Tinseltown’s hall of fame for playing good girls gone bad—and in some cases, bad girls who never gave a damn about being good in the first place. As the film hits theaters this week, we rounded up our favorite female radicals, vigilantes, outlaws, subversives, and provocateurs. The fairer sex? Hardly.

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Photo: Courtesy of The Weinstein Company

Jessica Goes Short; Chanel: The Nail Salon; And More…

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Jessica Chastain has made the cut. The Help star and recently named YSL fragrance face has lopped off her fiery red, shoulder-length locks into a mod-era bob for her role in the sixties flick, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Chanel Beauty’s much-discussed London pop-up shop opened yesterday in Covent Garden. Among its many makes-you-wish-you-were-in-the-U.K. features is a downstairs nail salon where you can get manicures with a host of the brand’s coveted polishes—as well as consultations with local nail-artist icons, like Sophy Robson and Marian Newman. [WWD]

Coty CEO Bernd Beetz has announced plans to retire at the end of the month after leading the brand that put celebrity fragrances on the map for over a decade. As Beetz was responsible for wrangling superstars Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, and David Beckham and luring them over to the business of beauty, it’s safe to assume that he’s going to have one hell of a good-bye party. [WSJ]

First came the crackle top coats, magnetic lacquers, and DIY appliqués, now comes news of yet another nail innovation: the color-changing varnish. The brand Ruby Wing has debuted a collection of polishes that change color in the sun. What will they think of next? [Fashionista]

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