24 posts tagged "L’Oréal"
Seeing as how it’s rare that Rihanna keeps one hairstyle for longer than a few months, we knew that her long, highlighted curls would one day come to an end. And it looks like that day is today, as Ri-Ri debuts a new, blond shag with bangs. [Us]
In somewhat of a coup, Shiseido has signed Jennifer Connelly to be the face of its Future Solution LX premium skincare line. How the raven-haired, green-eyed Connelly has gone without a beauty contract all these years is completely mind-boggling to us. [WWD]
Equally shocking is this next piece of spokesperson news: L’Oréal Paris has signed a model—not an actress—to front its forthcoming Rouge Caress lipstick line. That model is none other than Hungarian beauty Barbara Palvin. [WWD]
Willow Smith has whipped her last hair. The teen singing sensation posted pictures online last night of her newly shaved head. [EW]
In case you were wondering how Charlize Theron is dealing with aging in Hollywood, the Young Adult star is “36 and loving it. I wouldn’t want to go back to my twenties. Some people have Botox and that’s great. But hopefully I’ll be OK without it.” [Mirror]
Wondering what time is the right time to go under the knife? 52 years, 41 weeks, and four days, turns out. [StyleList]
After three years of back-and-forth legal battles that rocked L’Oréal—and sent shockwaves through the French government as well—Françoise Bettencourt Meyers has dropped all of the charges against her mother, 88-year-old L’Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt. We’re going to guess that it will take more than a mother-daughter spa day to patch up that relationship. [WWD]
It’s not exactly WikiLeaks, but Lipstick Queen founder Poppy King does spill some of the beauty biz’s secrets in the Huffington Post. Like, for example, did you know that the fuzzy tip on your lip gloss wand is called a “doe foot”? Scan-da-lous. [HuffPo]
London’s Gatwick Airport is planning to lift its ban on liquids in carry-on items as soon as next year—which means we will be avoiding Heathrow when crossing the pond at all costs. A return to traveling with full-sized face wash and toner? Dreams can come true! [FHR]
I recently flew out to California to shoot a commercial and had my makeup done—like, really “done,” by face painter DeeDee Marcelli, who’s worked with everyone from Alicia Keys to Coco Rocha. Marcelli gave me the full works and we chatted away as she applied layers of foundation to my wan skin (it was a long flight). When she got to my lashes, all conversation came to a halt. Instead of pulling out Dior Show, the mother of all on-set mascaras, DeeDee went for L’Oréal Double Extend Lash Boosting Mascara. You might recognize the sparkly blue and gold tube from your local drugstore beauty aisle, where it debuted earlier this year boasting a serum-infused primer on one end and a rich black pigment on the other, all for $12.99. I’ve never bothered much with primers or really got their purpose, but Marcelli swears by L’Oréal’s. “This primer is great because it really wraps around your lashes, making each hair thicker and fuller, so you can create huge volume without any clumps.” She wasn’t kidding. I watched as she worked a few coats in between every one of my lashes, holding the wand vertically and combing upward from the base to the tip. She had me look up, down, left, and right before letting this base coat dry. Then she finished with what seemed like a billion layers of the mascara, using the same 360-degree, no-lash-left-behind technique as before. When I glanced in the mirror, my fringe was out-to-there and I didn’t spot a single clump. We were shooting in digital, which is pretty forgiving, but Marcelli relies on this primer-mascara combo for critical hi-def situations and real-life moments when wonky lashes won’t cut it, too. Just like that, she sold me on the power of primer.
As previously mentioned on this blog, early-nineties makeup has been ruling the runways from New York to London. At Matthew Williamson’s show last night, makeup artist James Kaliardos managed to skirt the line between intentionally undone and beautifully, barely there using—get this—an arsenal of drugstore products. Kaliardos’ “five-minute face,” as he called it, was inspired by Kim Noorda’s flawless skin and began with L’Oréal’s Studio Secrets Smoothing Resurfacing Primer, which he applied for pore minimizing and shine control. To create what he dubbed the “scaffolding,” i.e., the base of the look, Kaliardos dotted a pale shade of L’Oréal’s True Match Touche Magique on the nose and center of the forehead to naturally highlight the allover coverage he built using L’Oréal’s High Definition Smoothing Foundation. Reaching for a deeper shade of the complexion-correcting product (which comes equipped with a built-in brush), he contoured cheekbones and shaded the temples. In an interesting turn of events, models’ eyes were then given structure with a nod to Barbra Streisand—a non-grunge-era heroine if we’ve ever heard of one. Kaliardos skipped the liner and instead grabbed L’Oréal’s Pro Eye Shadow trio in Grey Obsession, which he used to draw a long straight line just above the crease that he pulled past the outer corners. Singing the praises of multitasking products, Kaliardos finished the look with an eye shadow-turned-highlighter on cheeks and the inner corners of the eye and utilized a pink-hued primer to take away sallowness and inject an aura of overall health. The nineties were there, sure, but in a much more fresh-faced, less angsty, Funny Girl kind of way.
For those of you who already have Golden Globes fever, a little teaser. We don’t have a sneak peek at Marion Cotillard’s hair and makeup look for the ceremony, unfortunately (you’ll have to wait until January 17 for that), but we did just receive an insiders’ preview of what all the female nominees will be going home with at the end of the night. L’Oréal and Carelle have teamed up once again to create the 2010 edition of Shoot for the Stars, the annual compact gifted to the talented women in the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories at the awards show. This year’s model comes equipped with orange citrine stones set in 18K yellow gold-plated silver and is adorned with pavé diamond shooting stars in honor of L’Oréal’s induction into the Hollywood Walk of Fame this past fall. No, it’s not a golden statuette, but it might numb the pain of losing just a little bit.