44 posts tagged "Madonna"
“Cara Delevingne is saving an entire generation of women [with her full and thick arches]—I plucked mine within an inch of my life [in the early nineties]. After seeing Madonna’s “Deeper and Deeper” video, my brows were gone the very next day.”
The gallery owner revealed her traumatic beauty tale to me at a dinner party celebrating the newly launched Antonio Lopez collection from MAC Cosmetics (the fashion illustrator and photographer was also the subject of an exhibition at Geiss’ downtown Manhattan space last September). Above, we pay homage to two very distinct sets of brows. And while I haven’t yet spotted Delevingne backstage this season, it’s nice to know that somewhere she’s changing some impressionable young girl’s life.
Comedy Central may have “roasted” James Franco last night in Culver City, but at the VMAs in Brooklyn, it was all about grills. Rihanna was decidedly understated this year—wearing cuffed jeans, an MC Lyte tee, a diamond-studded collar, and a tiny cross positioned between her two front teeth. And while this isn’t the first time that RiRi debuted some bedazzled dental work (wearing a much larger gold gun earlier in the month), this bite-sized version is something we can get on board with (especially when compared to Katy Perry’s over-the-top, rainbow, diamond-studded “ROAR” mouthpiece). With everyone from Madge to Queen Bey giving their pearly whites a serious gilt trip, we’re wondering if the mouth party will become as mainstream as the arm party? And an even bigger question, will Lara Stone or Georgia May Jagger fill their famous gaps with grills? Time (and teeth) shall tell.
We never pass up an opportunity to have lunch with makeup artist Gina Brooke. Madonna’s go-to face painter is not only a great dining companion but she also happens to be full of beauty wisdom, which she readily distributes; Brooke’s excellent advice has given us the perfect shade of red lipstick (Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick in Raven); an eyelash-extension guru in L.A.; and enough MDNA tour anecdotes to fill a book—which, incidentally, Brooke is also working on. Today’s lesson: skin hydration. “It’s all about hyaluronic layering,” she said over appetizers and salads, reciting the Intraceuticals gospel from which she so often preaches. A longtime fan of the brand’s oxygen facials, which she frequently performs on the set of music-video shoots and editorials, not to mention backstage on world tours, Brooke has turned a good many celebrity onto the noninvasive spa treatment. But when used correctly, its topical line can be just as transformative, she insists. Comparing the skin to a sponge, which absorbs moisture better when it is already semi-saturated, Brooke preps every canvas she works on with Intraceuticals Daily Serum, which boasts an incredibly low molecular hyaluronic-acid weight to allow for easier absorption. Next comes one of its brand-new Boosters—a vitamin-A formula to clarify and brighten while reducing fine lines and wrinkles, a vitamin-C formula that fights free-radical damage, a collagen booster to create a plumping effect, and an antioxidant booster to eradicate toxins for a more even tone—which is followed by its Hydration Gel that has a medium molecular hyaluronic weight, and finally the Moisture Binding Cream, the heaviest lotion, which acts to lock everything in. “You can mix an SPF product with the Binding Cream if it’s too many things,” Brooke explained, noting that while four skincare steps might seem crazy to even the biggest beauty buff, the process is entirely worth it. “I have clients with skincare contracts who only use [Intraceuticals],” she revealed. (In case there was any doubt, we’ll be first in line to buy that book.)
Ask any number of beauty trend-spotters, team Beauty Counter included, and they’ll tell you that dip-dye has gone the way of the Walkman. Fervor over the street-style strand statement, which made a splash on the runways for four straight seasons before transitioning to the red carpet and then going mainstream, has waned, but a few dedicated hair heroines have stayed the course. Never was that more apparent than at the Dolce & Gabbana and Cinema Society-hosted screening of Madonna: The MDNA Tour in New York last night, where Madge was surrounded by a cadre of notables, including Alison Mosshart and Kelly Osbourne. The soon-to-be sisters-in-law, who flanked either side of Matthew Mosshart for most of the evening, were both repping their signature streaks hard—dusty rose for the Kills frontwoman and washed-out lilac for the E! Fashion Police host. It’s impressive how true both women have remained to their deliberately muted dye jobs, an effect that is easier than ever to achieve, thanks to product innovations like Manic Panic’s new Pastel-izer; It almost makes us want to revisit the fad. Almost.You too?
Stella McCartney is looking for a new beauty partner. Five years after L’Oréal acquired her skincare and fragrance brands, the two companies are parting ways. [WWD]
The rights to the most-watched Internet commercial of all time belong to Dove. The well-loved hair- and body-care brand’s “Real Beauty Sketches” has garnered more than 114 million views on YouTube and other digital-video platforms. [NYDN]
Despite opinions to the contrary, there are reportedly preventative advantages of “pre-toxing,” or getting Botox injections when you’re young—before wrinkles actually form. And the idea is gaining steam. Of the 6.1 million Botox injections that were performed last year, almost 100,000 were for patients in their twenties. [ABC News]
Botox or no Botox, Madonna is a study in how to maintain a youthful appearance, whatever your age. How does she do it? The likelihood is we’ll never know. But there is one product the queen of pop is willing to big up: “There’s this new line of products called Éminence, made with natural ingredients, and that’s what I’m using right now,” she recently revealed. Talk about some good free press. [Hollywood Life]
Rita Ora is feeling blue—literally. The R&B star has debuted a new cobalt dye job. [E!]