25 posts tagged "Kristen Stewart"
With no supermodel or superhero theme providing fodder for the outrageous looks of Met galas past (remember Madonna’s Vuitton bunny ears?), this year’s American Woman exhibit seemed to inspire a general air of classic simplicity in the beauty department—with a few colorful moments thrown in for good measure (more on that in an upcoming post). One of the biggest trends on the red carpet seemed to be an homage to pin curls and marcel waves, styles preferred by starlets of the thirties and forties—and a handful of their twenty-first-century counterparts last night. Jessica Alba, Kate Bosworth, Kristen Stewart, Marion Cotillard, and Iman all sported variations on sleek, ridged texture with deep side or middle parts. Who do you think did the ‘do best?
If there were an event that felt like an opportunity to do something beauty-wise that had a bit more attitude, it would be the New York premiere of The Runaways. And last night, Kristen Stewart and Chloë Sevigny both heeded the call. Stewart’s hair was swept up and across with a face-framing side swoosh that felt a bit New Wave, a bit rockabilly; her lips were painted a hot pink. And Sevigny’s heavily gelled-back hair and bright red pout looked like an homage, albeit a slightly restrained one, to the Robert Palmer girls. Do you think they hit a beauty high note?
The Kristen Stewart-as-Joan Jett transformation for The Runaways has been talked about for months (even longer, it seems, than the are-they-or-aren’t-they rumors around her affair with her Twilight co-star Rob Pattinson), but it’s finally time for the big reveal. The film had its premiere in L.A. last night, and come March 17, New Yorkers will have their chance to see the scowling attitude, spiky mullet, and smoky eyes on the big screen. Jett’s all-girl group broke boundaries not only in music, but also in makeup. We went behind the scenes with lead makeup artist Robin Matthews to discover the power of primer and why the sweatier things got on set, the better.
You worked with Kristen Stewart on New Moon to re-create a character who exists in the pages of a book. For The Runaways, the characters—Joan Jett, Cherie Currie—actually exist in real life. Did that make things easier or more difficult?
Well, it was definitely unique—getting to re-create these iconic women and have them right there on set. The film illustrates this fun, decadent, and extravagant time period. Men and women would dress up in glam and androgynous looks. The challenges were making sure that it wasn’t a modern-day take on The Runaways, or a glossed-over Hollywood version. We wanted a true, gritty, realistic portrayal of these girls’ lives.
The burlesque beauty trend that sparked up a few years back (thanks, Dita) is inspiring an increasingly large pool of pheromone-based fragrances and sexually charged cosmetics lines intended to make you actually irresistible. [Independent]
Did you know that the concealer you’ve had in your makeup bag for the past two years has likely gone bad? Ditto the lip gloss and highlighter. Here, a handy guide to when you should say out with the old, in with the new. [Daily Mail]
The Twilight film saga may have inspired a cosmetic range, but its biggest beauty impact may be inadvertently steering impressionable youths away from cancer-causing tanning beds and sun exposure, thanks to the collective paleness of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. Sometimes, it pays to be a creature of the night. [Express]
Collagen filler devotees, rejoice: There’s a new injectable in the works made of tiny beads derived from purified brown algae. It lasts up to a year, too, so your “real” lips won’t need to be touched up every three months anymore. [Allure]
As the Twilight saga—the press junket, not the film series—continues its worldwide romp, Kristen Stewart and co. drew crowds in Madrid at a New Moon fans event last night. We’ve been tracking the actress’ hair and makeup choices and thought now would be an appropriate time to give her some props for a series of tasteful, age-appropriate looks. She’s been complementing clean skin with a sheer lip gloss; minimal black liner with only a slight, subtle smokiness at the outer corners of her eyes; and a fun, fresh highlighter on the inner corners. We’d love to see her grow her brows out a bit but are content that she’s not gobbing on the liner like other starlets close to her age (you know who you are). Thoughts on Stewart’s pared-down glamour?