19 posts tagged "Liv Tyler"
During a recent interview with Liv Tyler, the rock progeny and Givenchy face revealed a long-standing love for berry lip stains. “It’s like crack,” she said of Liv’s Lips, the sheer blackberry bullet the French brand’s creative director of makeup designed specifically for her. It turns out a bold crimson pout suits the model-turned-actress just as well. At the New York premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey last night, Tyler—or Arwen, for the Tolkien aficionados out there—slicked on a bright red lipstick, which she paired with similarly hued ruby Tabitha Simmons stilettos and a black tuxedo shorts suit. If there’s a follow-up to her namesake pout perfector, we’re betting it comes in scarlet. Thoughts on Tyler’s mouth moment?
Liv Tyler has been in the limelight for most of her life. The daughter of Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler and seventies model/singer Bebe Buell, the statuesque brunette with the impossibly ivory skin started modeling when she was 14 and transitioned into acting three years later. But it’s not a specific film or tear sheet that she’s most proud of. That honor goes to her long-standing contract with Parfums Givenchy. Over the past nine years, Tyler has hawked everything from fragrance to foundation for the French brand—and even lent her impressive pipes to a cover of INXS’s “Need You Tonight” to promote its Electric Rose scent. “My whole life, since I was a little girl, all I ever thought I would do is be a singer,” Tyler tells us as we sit in her living room, having a quick chat before she jets off to do a public appearance. After just 15 minutes, however, it becomes clear that her true calling just might be cosmetics.
Clad in a black Marni cashmere sweater and a pair of tuxedo pants, Tyler is getting ready to promote Givenchy’s latest Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick at Sephora, a launch that has special meaning to her. “He made it for me,” she explains of Givenchy artistic director of makeup Nicolas Degennes’ latest creation, a black lipstick that looks pure obsidian at first glance but applies with just a hint of a mulberry stain. Liv’s Lips, as the bullet is appropriately called, is part of Degennes’ holiday collection, but it was originally a prototype just for Tyler that she insisted go into production. “I’ve always loved sheer berry stains,” she explains, reminiscing about an early lipstick addiction to Clinique’s Black Honey, which compelled Degennes to create the product for her as a gift. “I went through one in a month—it’s like crack,” she jokes, elaborating on how she requested a whole box of the black bullets the next time she saw Degennes.
The interesting, gel-like pigment casts a slightly dark shadow with an inadvertent plumping effect we notice as makeup artist Matin Maulawizada applies it to Tyler’s famous mouth, adding multiple swipes of Givenchy’s Noir Couture Mascara to her lashes and a few dabs of its Hydra Sparkling Magic Lip & Cheek Balm—another Tyler favorite. Running off a short list of other makeup must-haves, Liv insists that she’s really more of a skincare junkie. “I believe in exfoliation,” she deadpans, explaining that she’ll use a mitt at least once a day or every other day to slough away dead cells and let her skin naturally regenerate. “My grandmother taught me at a very early age to take care of my skin,” she continues, revealing other complexion tips, including masks, which she tries to do three times a week. “I alternate them,” she says of a collection of Mario Badescu tubes and tubs that she applies before slipping into a steaming hot bath—or dancing around the kitchen in her beautiful home in New York, where she’s been spending more concentrated time recently.
“I’m being Milo’s mom,” Tyler says when the conversation turns to what she’s working on at the moment. Having just wrapped production on a small project in L.A., the 35-year-old is taking a break to spend more time with her eight-year-old son with Spacehog front man Royston Langdon. That doesn’t mean she’s not still thinking about that next big part, though. “I love television as a medium,” she says, pointing out that the small screen holds an allure for her as an actor—and has offered up plenty of, er, research opportunities of late. “I’ve been watching a lot of [it],” Tyler says, disclosing a newfound addiction to the ABC musical drama, Nashville. “Some of the songs in it are actually really good!” she contends. In the meantime, there’s always beauty. “I’ve thought about doing a skincare line,” Tyler reveals as she traces on another coat of her namesake pout perfector and prepares to head out the door—an idea we would 100 percent get behind.
After both Jessica Biel and Reese Witherspoon debuted freshly trimmed forehead fringe last week, we started to wonder how far bangs’ latest second coming would go before reaching a saturation point in Hollywood circles. The answer to that question seems to be pretty far. Rachel McAdams and Liv Tyler are the latest starlets to make the cut, with McAdams premiering her new brow-grazing crop at the L.A. premiere of The Vow last night while Tyler turned up sporting a similar look at the Room to Grow fundraising gala in New York. We’ve always been more partial to long, face-framing layers, but it looks like fringe is in fashion again—for the time being at least. Thoughts on the trend’s resurgence?
For her upcoming role in the movie Paper Boy, co-starring an incredibly jacked Zac Efron (High School Musical what?), Nicole Kidman has ditched her strawberry blond locks in favor of a cougar-appropriate shade of platinum. [Daily Mail]
While strolling the snow-dusted streets at Sundance last week, Liv Tyler revealed a winter-weather beauty secret for keeping chapped lips at bay: “If your lips are really dry, you can just literally put olive oil on them at night.” [Daily Glow]
More doctors, regardless of specialty, are expanding their practices to include lucrative cosmetic procedures paid for out of pocket by patients. But just because your ophthalmologist is offering lipo and Botox injections doesn’t mean you should necessarily get them with your next eye exam. [NYT]
Katy Perry hair dye alert: The pop star and perfume mogul has apparently gone from blue to…bluer. [MTV]
Guys, try to contain yourself. Axe, the brand that hit it big with a line of men’s body sprays (and a series of corresponding, hard-to-miss ads), is about to unleash—wait for it—a women’s scent. An equally, er, clever advertising coup for the feminine Anarchy, as the new eau is called, will also debut. [NYT]
Liv Tyler isn’t afraid to rattle off a list of her favorite beauty products and she did it again this weekend, telling the U.K.’s Sunday Times that she swears by YSL Touche Éclat, Santa Maria Novella soap, and Givenchy Hydra Sparkling lip and cheek balm—a multi-tasker that is also on Uma Thurman’s must-have list (and now ours, too). [Vogue U.K.]
The blond wig, caked-on makeup and extra-long talons are not event-only fare for Dolly Parton. “If you ring my doorbell at 8 A.M., I’m going to look like this!” the country superstar says. Talk about dedication. [NYDN]
Manicures for men are on the rise and the latest contender in the market is going to serious lengths to prove that wearing nail polish is totally tough. Aplphanail has signed two brand ambassadors in the form of kickboxer Nick Gonzalez and martial arts fighter Roger Huerta, both of whom have been spotted wearing its varnishes while throwing punches in the ring. [Daily Mail]
And the men’s beauty boom doesn’t stop there. “Guylashes” and “Guyliner,” meet Bro-tox. The number of men getting facial injections has increased so much over the last 15 years, the procedure has earned its very own nickname. [ABC]