4 posts tagged "Justin Timberlake"
She might be one of the defining beauty icons of the eighties, but Madonna herself is inspired by icons of yesteryear. “I’m old school—I like a lot of the actresses from days gone by,” the new fragrance mogul says. “Like Marlene Dietrich, Rita Hayworth, Bette Davis. Women who are strong and opinionated and hardworking, productive, resourceful, working girls, working mothers, but they manage to look good, too.” [People]
Bar Refaeli is the latest model to go brunette—although her trip to the dark side was only temporary; the Israeli stunner’s recent twitpic of a new espresso shag with bangs is apparently just a wig. [Daily Mail]
Justin Bieber has gone brunette, inciting what we can only imagine is a collective outcry from ‘tween girls around the world. [Us]
Sean Diddy Combs has gotten himself into a bit of legal trouble. The hip-hop mogul is being sued by Empress Hair Care, a Texas-based company that is claiming Combs stole its name for his new feminine fragrance, also called Empress. [NYDN]
Justin Timberlake is having a less difficult time winning over beauty junkies. The newly engaged singer-turned-actor has been wooing fragrance fans as the star of Givenchy’s new campaign for its Play Sport. [E!]
Scented ads in magazines are not just for perfumes anymore. Brands like Febreze, Dove and—wait for it—Mr. Clean have also been capitalizing on the strips’ instantly gratifying aromatic effects. [Forbes]
Bo-tax may be going bye-bye. The 6 percent tax on cosmetic surgery and elective procedures, which was introduced last year, is being repealed in some states like New Jersey, which has decided to phase-out the tariff. The cast of the state’s Real Housewives franchise is no doubt thrilled. [NPR]
You’ve likely heard the hype surrounding Justin Timberlake’s lucrative contract with Parfums Givenchy, which surfaced last year when his ad campaign for its new scent, Play, debuted in Europe. But if you aren’t a frequent consumer of foreign glossies, it’s unlikely you’ve seen just how much sexy Timberlake is bringing back for the French company (see image above). The stateside launch of the fragrance, which is centered around Caribbean amyris wood, a soft woody note similar to sandalwood and cedar, was apparently held for a year so any “kinks” could be worked out before it debuted in the U.S. But with those imperfections presumably ironed out, its release is now slated for September. As for future contributions to the beauty industry, the pop star-cum-fashion designer-cum-actor and music producer told WWD that while he could see possibly doing a signature scent for his William Rast line, there will likely not be a “Justin” fragrance anytime soon. “There’s some level of narcissism you have to put in check,” he mentioned, referencing celebrity olfactory collaborations. “It feels like cheating, almost. It doesn’t seem like you’re creating anything.” (He said it, not us.)
Jessica Biel has just inked a new deal to become a Revlon global brand ambassador. What this means is three things: The actress will join an already impressive list of spokeswomen that includes Academy Award winners Halle Berry and Jennifer Connelly, as well as Jessica Alba and Elle Macpherson. She’ll be involved with various Revlon-sponsored philanthropic activities and fundraising events, in addition to fronting global advertising campaigns, of course. And—here’s the best part—she’ll accompany her superstar boyfriend, Justin Timberlake, at the Costume Institute Gala tonight sporting a makeup look courtesy of Revlon global artistic director Gucci Westman. Stay tuned tomorrow for a full report.