August 28 2014

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6 posts tagged "Lea Michele"

Bongo Does Beauty; “The Rachel” Vs. “The Kate;” And More…


Bongo-BeautyAttention, children of the eighties: Bongo, your favorite denim brand of old and mine, has branched out into beauty with a lineup of fragrances, body care, lip glosses, and nail polishes that will launch exclusively at Kmart. [WWD]


Here’s a secret: Whenever we fly, we put under-eye masks on about twenty minutes before we land to ensure that we look fresh despite many hours of travel. Today, Glee star Lea Michelle revealed via Instagram that she does the same thing. Stars: They’re just like us! [Hollywood Life]


Even though Jennifer Aniston looks back at her famous “Rachel” haircut with a boatload of regret, its onetime popularity was still a bigger deal than even the “Kate Middleton,” according to the Duchess of Cambridge’s own hairstylist, Richard Ward. [Daily Mail]


According to a new poll from the American Academy of Facial and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), social media activity may be driving an uptick in plastic surgery requests. Never underestimate the importance of a good profile picture. [Time]

Photo: Courtesy of Bongo

What A Glee Star Learned From Barbra Streisand, And More…


If the original video of Willow Smith’s chart-topping song “Whip My Hair” didn’t get you, perhaps this at-home video of Snooki whipping her own highlighted tresses to Smith’s tune will. [Washington Post]

Glee star Lea Michele is a proud vegan (she was in Paris for the shows, but on principle
only attended Stella McCartney’s no-animal-byproduct presentation) and an equally proud plastic surgery-shunner, it turns out: “If anybody needed [a nose job], I probably did,” she dishes in the latest issue of GQ. “But my mom always told me, growing up, ‘Barbra Streisand didn’t get a nose job. You’re not getting a nose job.’ And I didn’t.” That Babs; still a positive role model after all these years. [People]

Finally, the answer we’ve all been waiting for: Why did Nicole Richie cut off her hair and dye it honey blond? “I don’t know, but I like it,” the actress has said. Riveting stuff. [Us Weekly]

Kanye West puts his money where his mouth is—literally. The rap superstar revealed a new diamond grill on the Ellen show yesterday. We suspect it’s bigger than Mick Jagger’s. [Daily Mail]

Photo: Doc Pele / Stills / Retna Ltd.

Botox: Officially Not Just For Wrinkles Anymore; Glee, The Fragrance?; And More


Attention, headache sufferers: Botox has officially been approved by the FDA as a treatment for migraines. Look out for its other off-label uses, which include injections for hair loss and chronic sweating, to become equally lawful in the coming months. (Silk shirt wearers, rejoice.) [NPR]

Another day, another beauty-centric iPhone app. The Ugly Meter analyzes facial images captured on any portable Apple device to determine physical attractiveness on a scale of 1 to 10. We’ll download it, but if we’re anything below a 7 we’re demanding a refund. [msnbc]

In a somewhat controversial move, M.I.A. wore a printed burka to the Spike TV Scream Awards this weekend, adding an equally contentious beauty look to the equation. Hey, if only your eyes are visible, why not paint them with glittering aqua shadow, no? [Daily Mail]

First Justin Bieber, now Katy Perry. The California Gurl has collaborated on a new nail polish collection with OPI due out in January, adding yet another beauty endorsement to her growing list of primping products. [Teen Vogue]

And speaking of celebrity-branded beauty, the rumor mill is churning with news that Glee star Lea Michele is next in line for a signature scent. [Coco Perez]

Photo: Tammie Arroyo / AP Photo

Our Top Five Emmy Beauty Moments: The Good, The Bad, And The Ill-Advised


There were definitely a few award recipients on last night’s 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards broadcast that we’ve never seen or heard of before. Archie Panjabi, we’re talking about you. But you’ll be pleased to know that facial recognition issues didn’t stop us from sizing up the beauty happenings on the red carpet. The sea of one-shouldered gowns mentioned in our event coverage? We saw right through it, instead honing in on the hair, the makeup, the nail polish, and the self-tanner. Here, our top five beauty moments—both good and not so much.

1. Black Is Back

Anna Paquin’s bold-shouldered McQueen number got all the attention. But prolonged staring revealed something else, namely an expert black nail polish job. The obsidian shade and its almost-black jewel-toned counterparts were everywhere last night, adorning the fingertips of January Jones, Lea Michele, and Jayma Mays, to name but a few. Celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann deserves some of the credit for the ubiquity of deep hues, as she personally painted Jones with her deep purple/burgundy Dark Side of the Moon varnish, and treated Michele to a few coats of her as yet unreleased holiday color, Lady Sings the Blues, an opaque navy with silvery blue sequined flecks.

2. Lobbed and Lovely

After letting her corn silk blond bob grow out over the summer, Mad Men‘s Jones is now the proud owner of a shoulder-grazing lob. Her hair is exactly the length at which things start to look awkward on us, but the style suits her amazingly well, as did the matte texture of her undone ‘do, which came courtesy of her go-to stylist, Mark Townsend. Townsend’s collaborator, makeup artist Rachel Goodwin, channeled Lisa Fonssagrives, leaving Jones’ face bare and re-creating the mid-century model’s signature extended eyeliner with Chanel’s Liquid Eyeliner in Noir. Two coats of its Inimitable Intense Mascara in Noir on the top lashes and one coat in Purple on the bottom finished the look.

3. A Woman of Her Word

Claire Danes’ blond mane was also impressive, but it was her extreme lashes that really got us. Danes has been a spokesperson for Latisse for a few months now, and she takes her job very seriously; the award-winning Temple Grandin star is walking proof that the prescription serum works. Those things are lethal!

4. Bigger: Is It Better?

Sleek, straight looks were the style of choice last night, although there were a few dissenters willing to go the vertical distance. The Office‘s Mindy Kaling and Glee‘s Naya Rivera engaged in a high-hair-off, both sporting exaggerated, structural topknot situations that definitely stood out from the crowd.

5. Blinded by Bronzer

An over-tanned Heidi Klum got plenty of stares, and not just because of her super-short Marchesa dress. The Project Runway star went a little trigger happy with her self-tanner and bronzer. Everything in moderation, liebchen.

Clockwise from top-left: January Jones: Kyle Rover / Startraks Photo; Claire Danes: Gregg DeGuire / PictureGroup / AP Photo; Jayma Mays nail detail: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images; Anna Paquin nail detail: Jason Merritt / Getty Images; January Jones nail detail: Casey Rodgers / NBC / AP Images; Heidi Klum: Krista Kennell / SIPA Press; Nail polish, courtesy of Deborah Lippmann; Lea Michele: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images; Naya Rivera: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images; Liquid eyeliner: Courtesy of Chanel; Mindy Kaling: Jeff Vespa / WireImage

Crimson And Clementine, Over And Over


Four years ago, a seismic event occurred in L.A. that rocked us to our core. It was the 78th Annual Academy Awards, and the earth shook when Michelle Williams emerged on the red carpet in that canary yellow, accordion-pleated Vera Wang dress boasting lashes out to there, soft bangs, and a perfect scarlet pout that would forever unite the lip color and the dress color in our minds. Fast-forward to last night’s Tony Awards, and there it was again, only this time, it was Lea Michele in a Zac Posen strapless number mixing crimson and tangerine. The Glee star chose a deeper, more burgundy red with shimmer as opposed to Williams’ glossy, true red stain, but it still managed to wow us with its shocking, complementary contrast. Sentimentality aside, which version do you like best?

Photo: Jennifer Graylock / AP Photo; Jen Lowry / Startraks Photo