21 posts tagged "Liv Tyler"
Ballerina turned fitness guru Mary Helen Bowers is, undoubtedly, her own best advertisement for the cultish dance-based workouts she creates. Long- and lean-limbed with seemingly nary an ounce of excess fat, plus perfect posture, wicked flexibility, and, did I mention, amazing hair? And since famously whipping Natalie Portman into prima ballerina shape for her role in Black Swan, her high-profile clientele has grown in ranks to include beauties like Liv Tyler, Lily Aldridge, and Doutzen Kroes. But even women who will never be coronated Victoria’s Secret Angels—even women like me: short, pear-ish, not so bendy—can benefit from Bowers’ workout wisdom. All of which is imparted in a sweet, encouraging tone that will keep even the most slothful among us focused and motivated. If you can’t make it to Bowers’ Soho studio to experience her teaching firsthand, her at-home workout DVDs are the next best thing, and now there is a new one to slip into regular rotation. Ballet Beautiful Cardio Fat Burn is her most fast-paced offering to date, with a combination of up-tempo Allegra intervals to sculpt muscles and boost metabolism interspersed with targeted mat exercises focused on toning and lengthening. Much like with Bowers’ previous DVDs, the movements are deceptively simple but, rest assured, you will feel the burn.
Ballet Beautiful Cardio Fat Burn, available at www.amazon.com.
Sleeping Easy; Shiseido’s New Antiaging Range for Millennials; and Marie Robinson’s Favorite Brunettes
Research conducted by Chanel revealed women don’t sleep as much—or as well—as they used to. Whether it’s insomnia or a jam-packed schedule that’s keeping you from getting enough zzz‘s, beauty companies and former beauty editors are coming up with new ways to fake a well-rested glow. If you toss and turn, onetime British Vogue beauty editor Kathy Phillips’ collection, This Works, could help. The range includes candles, sprays, and balms infused with lavender, chamomile, and vetiver, all of which naturally soothe restless sleepers. If a dull complexion is more your problem, Phillips’ upcoming night treatments—like No Wrinkles Midnight Moisture and No Wrinkles Tired Eyes—include hyaluronic acid, retinoids, and water-absorbent cactus flower to hydrate and plump your skin overnight.
They say it’s never too soon use antiaging products, and Shiseido is making it easier for millennials to get started. The company’s newest product line, Ibuki, targets women ages 25 to 34 and aims to combat the “typical” twentysomething lifestyle: lack of sleep, oily skin, visible pores after a night on the town, and poor nutrition. The line has seven products, all of which include Shiseido’s innovative PhytoResist Complex, which inhibits cell shrinkage and boosts moisture in surface cells with trehalose and white nettle. The collection is reasonably priced, ranging from $24 to $45, but if you’d rather give it a test run, a Starter Kit containing two-week supplies of the Gentle Cleanser, Softening Concentrate, and Refining Moisturizer goes for $25.
Who says blondes have more fun? Celebrity colorist Marie Robinson, whose clients include Michelle Williams, Natalie Portman, and Liv Tyler, says the color of the season is brown, but with a unique twist. “It’s about enhancing, not extremes,” she says. From Emma Watson’s shimmering beachy brown to Salma Hayek’s rich mahogany, Robinson narrowed down her list of favorite brunette celebs. The key, she says, is to stay within two shades of your natural color—and get a really good haircut, of course.
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?