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25 posts tagged "Miranda Kerr"

Beauty 411: Rose-Marie Swift


In the case of the famous faces that makeup artist Rose-Marie Swift is known for tending to—like, say, supermodels Gisele Bündchen and Miranda Kerr—the canvas is pretty phenomenal to begin with. But even those of us whose cheekbones don’t pay the bills can benefit from Swift’s beauty wisdom, much of which is gathered into the products she creates for her line, RMS Beauty. A few years back, Swift began experiencing health problems due to toxic levels of heavy metals in her blood, which were caused, as it turned out, by exposure to lots of nasty stuff in cosmetics over two decades as a makeup artist. And thus was born the idea for RMS Beauty, which is based entirely on pure, raw, and organic principles. For the uninitiated out there, we prescribe a combination of the “un” cover-up, Living Luminizer, and raw coconut cream; prepare to get hooked fast. Here, the avowed naturalist with the round-the-clock radiant complexion shares some of her own favorite beautifying people, places, and products.

The Morning Ritual: Organic Green Juice
“Every morning I get up and make four to six cups of my own organic green juice. No matter how tight my morning schedule may be, I’m sure to always do my juice. If I am away, I use a powder version by Health Force Nutritionals called Vitamineral Green.”
Available at Live Live, 261 East 10th St., NYC, (212) 505-5504,

The Beauty Routine
“I attribute my nice skin to never having used soap. My skin regime is raw coconut oil and a filtered water system (both shower and sink). I have now packaged the oil for my line RMS Beauty; it’s called Raw Coconut Cream. To this day it is one of my best sellers and is effective even for acne-prone skin due to its natural antifungal and antibacterial properties. I also use my far-infrared sauna at home to help detoxify the whole body.”
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The Facial: Ildi Pekar
“When I need to relax, nothing feels better than having a facial. I go to Ildi Pekar, who is genius. She has an abundance of knowledge and is doing some groundbreaking procedures with stem cell therapy.”
Ildi Pekar, 315 Madison Ave. #2600, NYC, (212) 682-6080.

The Doctor: Dr. Manganaro
“We all know that everything around us is getting more polluted (air, water, food), and our bodies are being over-burdened. Most of us just concentrate on the outsides of our bodies, but I also believe we need to concentrate on the inside. I try to eat as much raw food as possible (hard while shooting) and also go to Dr. Manganaro to get a complete inner-body overhaul by cleansing out toxins and heavy metals. It completely protects the system long term and nothing will make you feel better.”
Dr. Manganaro, Manhattan Advanced Medicine, 333 E. 57th St., Suite 1B, NYC, (212) 421-0886,

The Escape: The Bahamas
“I’m so very fortunate with my job to get to travel all over the world to some extremely unique locations, but nothing beats the pink sand, warm sun, and blue ocean of Harbor Island, in the Bahamas. I love to stay in my own private little bungalow at the Pink Sands Hotel—there’s no place better.”
Pink Sands Hotel, Bahamas,

The Makeup: RMS Beauty and Shu Uemura
“Some people think makeup artists love to play with makeup, but for myself I’m a complete minimalist. I use my RMS Beauty “un” cover-up in #22 and #33 as a contour, and I never forget my Living Luminizer on my eyelids and cheekbones. If I’m feeling wild, I will use a Shu Uemura red lipstick and mascara.”

The Scent: Rodin Olio Lusso
“I like Linda Rodin’s Olio Lusso, which I add on my pulse points behind my ears and neck and on my wrists. Just that subtle hint of jasmine is so nice.”
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The Restaurants
“My favorite places to eat in New York City are places that are organic or raw. My favorites are Pure Food & Wine and ABC Kitchen. I love the falafel from Pure Food & Wine and the crab toast at ABC Kitchen is a winner. Angelica’s Kitchen is another great, healthy place but more casual.”

Photo: Courtesy of RMS Beauty

Makeup Bag Check: Miranda Kerr


The Mission: Properly primp Miranda Kerr for her first, post-baby CFDA Fashion Awards, while respecting her eco-conscious beauty mantra.

The Face Painter: Makeup artist Rose-Marie Swift for RMS Beauty.

The Face: “I wanted to warm up Miranda’s skin and add a soft, tanned look,” says Swift, whose all-natural cosmetics line works in harmony with Kerr’s own green-leaning skincare range, Kora Organics. To give Kerr a sun-kissed glow with an allover sheen, Swift combined her RMS Beauty Uncover Up in #44, a rich caramel color, with her fan-favorite Living Luminizer, which she dotted across Kerr’s cheekbones, and the bridge of her nose to catch the light.

The Eyes: For lids that were “clean and simple,” Swift lined both the upper and lower rims of Kerr’s eyes using Lancôme Pencil Liner in Black before adding a few slashings of Shu Uemura Classic Mascara, also in black, for fluttery drama.

The Lips: Swift kept Kerr’s mouth subdued—but polished—patting her RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek pigment in Modest onto Kerr’s pout for a soft pink stain.

The Result: A wow body (Kerr did more than justice to her curve-hugging, slit-up-to-there, cutout Michael Kors gown) and the face to match.

Photo: Randy Brooke/ Getty Iamges

Victoria’s Secret Goes On Tour, Drops Bombshells


As anyone who’s seen the paparazzi pictures of a post-baby Miranda Kerr already knows, Mrs. Orlando Bloom is more than ready to resume her role as a Victoria’s Secret model—and only a mere four months after giving birth, too. We caught up with the Balenciaga-clad new mother yesterday in between manicures, hand massages, and makeovers at L.A.’s SkyBar. On the subject of her beauty regimen, she told us: “I drink coconut water, eat coconut meat fresh from the fruit, and even use coconut oil on my body. Actually, coconut oil is great for removing makeup, too.” Turns out the exotic ingredient is one of the notes in Dream Angels Heavenly Summer, her favorite perfume from VS’ four new limited-edition olfactory offerings. “It also has peony,” she added, “my favorite all-time flower.” Kerr and her winged cohorts are beginning a North American tour today, dropping by Victoria’s Secret stores in West Hollywood, New York, Chicago, Toronto, Miami, and Dallas, promoting the company’s new Bombshell Summer collection. The new line boasts everything from balconette push-up bras to Beach Sexy Tan Enhance Shimmer Lotion, which also happens to be a part of Kerr’s routine. In addition to body brushing and exfoliating scrubs, the Australian native swears by VS’ self-tanner for “a light glow” that doesn’t require the damaging effects of sun exposure. Its tropical scent is also a lovely reminder of Kerr’s roots. “When the weather starts to heat up, it’s an exciting time because summer reminds me of Christmas [in Australia] and eating pineapple and mangos at the beach,” the Angel says. Sounds…heavenly.

Photo: Courtesy of Victoria’s Secret

Jared Leto: Rock Star Turned Fragrance Face; Miranda Kerr Talks Haircare; And More…


Jared Leto has been named the new face of Hugo Just Different. The 30 Seconds to Mars frontman and former My So Called Life heartthrob will also take over as the face of Hugo Man, which was previously fronted by Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Unclear whether his penchant for color-changing mohawks will come through in the print ads. [WWD]

Emma Roberts is bucking the red trend and instead has taken her honey blonde highlights a few shades lighter. [Daily Mail]

A baldness-battling robot? Believe it. Its name is Artas and it just got FDA approval. [Atlantic]

Kimberly Snyder, nutritionist to stars like Fergie, Drew Barrymore, and Scarlett Johansson has a new book out and a few things to say about beauty products, as well as diet and exercise. “American women are suffocating their skin,” she says of paraben-prone product ranges. Her alternative: raw shea butter, which makes a great moisturizer. [International Business Times]

Speaking of going au naturel, Miranda Kerr is planning to expand into haircare with her organic line, KORA. For now, the Victoria’s Secret model and new mom has been using standouts from her Aussie skincare brand on her new baby, Flynn. “I love using the KORA Organics Rosehip Oil on him and sometimes mix it with the body lotion and give him little massages.” Adorable. [BellaSugar Australia]

A Model-Worthy Workout


With a client list that reads like a call sheet for a magazine shoot (Irina Shayk, Elettra Wiedemann, Miranda Kerr), Justin Gelband is the go-to trainer for models with enviably slim and strong frames. Since launching his private coaching services a few years back, he’s devised a sequential workout that builds strength, motion, flexibility, and balance through an incredibly varied routine that fuses movements from Capoeira, yoga, dance, and mixed martial arts. The goal? Nothing short of sculpting “the ultimate woman,” as Gelband puts it. And he’s not messing around. Clients leap up onto rotating balls, twist into impossible poses using resistance bands, throw rounds of punches, and yank on cords suspended from above to mold muscle and whittle fat. Of course, scoring an appointment with Gelband isn’t exactly easy or cheap, but beginning Monday, the body sculptor and his crew will start teaching Model FIT classes, based on the aforementioned techniques, at Mushin Mixed Martial Arts in Union Square. Each 50-minute class is limited to 20 and taught by at least two trainers, who break up the class into smaller, more personalized groups to work on core and balance skills so it’s almost like getting a private session. Eager devotees looking to get to work on their bikini bodies post haste can book in advance and purchase packages—$50 per class or $400 for 10—to stay in fighting shape.

Mushin Mixed Martial Arts, 78 Fifth Ave., 2nd floor, (212) 656-1464,; Model FIT classes offered six days a week, starting April 18. To book in advance, call (908) 217-5181 or e-mail

Photo: Courtesy of Mushin Mixed Martial Arts