16 posts tagged "Naomi Watts"
Naomi Is Just Saying “No” to Botox (For Now); The Future Is Bleak When It Comes To Beauty; And More…
“Never say never” is how Naomi Watts describes her stance on the ever-looming “will I or won’t I” dilemma many Hollywood actresses face when it comes to Botox. For now, though, Watts is content to age gracefully. “My job requires me to have expression,” she says. “It’s about playing women with rich lives—and the longer the life, the deeper the wrinkles.” [Daily Mail]
According to a new study conducted across the United States by Allure magazine, women are thought to have reached their peak at 30, start showing signs of aging at 41, stop looking “sexy” at 53, and are considered “old” at 55. A depressing sentiment, to be sure. [Telegraph]
Death by Axe Body Spray? Apparently, it’s possible. [Huff Po]
Just in case you’ve been counting down the hours for Net-A-Porter’s beauty section to launch, the wait came to an end today when the high-end e-commerce destination made selections from Aesop, Ilia, Sarah Chapman, and Natura Bisse available alongside its coveted clothing collection. [Net-A-Porter]
Despite a preference for faux bobs and pinned-up lengths on the red carpet, Naomi Watts has long claimed that the short-hair lifestyle is not for her. “I loved wearing a wig to play Princess Diana,” the British actress recently said of the blonde crop she sported while shooting Diana, the upcoming biopic about the late Princess of Wales. “But I’m not brave enough to go that short.” It looks like she’s mustered up the courage to go nearly that short, though. This morning at Louis Vuitton, Watts was spotted with a brand-new chin-grazing chop that was about the same length as the texturized wigs Guido Palau sent down Marc Jacobs’ Vuitton runway. Nothing like a show season full of inspiring short styles to provide the extra push needed to make haste to the salon. Thoughts on her new cut?
The Oscars are still two and a half weeks away, but the best-actress race is already heating up. At last night’s Hollywood Reporter Nominees Night bash in Beverly Hills, celebrating the men and women whose names will be read aloud on February 24, best-actress hopefuls Naomi Watts and Jennifer Lawrence were wearing a near-identical shade of sheer raspberry lipstick, opting for glossy translucence over the more red-carpet-friendly matte mouth. Watts paired her lightweight lip with groomed brows and mascara, while Lawrence opted for a subtle gray smoky eye, bumping up the glam factor for the casual cocktail party. We’re not going to allege that this mere makeup move insinuates that she wants it more, but…we are going to let the evidence speak for itself. Who do you think wore it better?
How did Naomi Watts get her skin into fighting shape for the SAG Awards last night? “Skin juice! Alkaline: cucumber, lemon, ginger, celery, and apple. Super-boost with avocado,” according to facialist Abigail James. [Marieclaire.co.uk]
Dyeing your hair for a movie comes with its pitfalls, according to January Jones. “I have been every color, and now my hair is falling out in clumps,” Jones said of the production process for her new movie, Sweetwater. “I’ve been blonde, red with extensions for this film, then blonde, then black, and now blonde again. I’m going to have to shave it off and wear a wig.” [Us]
After forty-five years, Mia Farrow has set the record straight about her famous pixie cut in Rosemary’s Baby. In a letter to The New York Times, which published a piece about the famous cut, giving credit for it to Vidal Sassoon, as has been customary since Paramount Pictures released promotional photos of Sassoon shearing Ms. Farrow on set in 1968, the actress wrote: “I had literally cut it myself earlier that year—with a pair of fingernail scissors—while working on the Peyton Place TV series at Fox Studios. This was long before I ever heard of Vidal Sassoon. My then-boyfriend, Frank Sinatra, loved the cut, and so I kept it short. I purchased some hair scissors; then, as now, I cut it myself. I intend no disrespect to Mr. Sassoon, but he had nothing to do with my haircut.” Farrow then signed the letter, “Your invaluable sleuth of hair history.” [NYT]
In other pixie news, Rihanna has gone short. Again. Also on repeat: her once-beloved red hair color. [Hollywood Life]
They say the Screen Actors Guild Awards often help clarify the Oscar picture, as Hollywood’s best and brightest are judged by a panel of their peers. If that’s the case, then February 24 should be a big night for Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, Argo, and strapless floor-length gowns. On the beauty front, the show also seemed to indicate an uptick in side-parted glam waves, neutral lips, and sultry smoky eyes, although there were a few surprises to speak of. Below, we’ve outlined our favorite hair and makeup moments from last night’s festivities and made things a little interesting with some friendly competition. Who do you think won best in beauty?
Statement Lips: January Jones vs. Claire Danes
And the Actor goes to…Claire Danes
January Jones gets points for the Bowie-caliber pompadour that she paired with her precisely lined crimson mouth, but Claire Danes wins this category with a completely out-of-the-box plum-stained pout that bordered on chocolate brown courtesy of a layering effort of Laura Mercier Lip Pencils in Coffee Bean and Deep Wine. Fall’s embrace of the mulberry mouth may be losing steam, but don’t be surprised if Danes’ take on the color inspires a whole new crop of followers.
A Cut Above: Freida Pinto vs. Marion Cotillard
And the Actor goes to…Marion Cotillard
Short cuts have been the big story on the runway and red carpet of late, and the SAGs had a few moments of shear genius to speak of, right on cue. Freida Pinto showed off the beautiful cowl-neck of her lilac Roland Mouret gown with a rolled-under bob that we actually had to do a double take to determine if it was faux or real. There was no such confusion with Marion Cotillard’s freshly chopped locks, however. Worn with a deep side part and featuring slightly asymmetrical front panels, Cotillard’s cut wasn’t just the best short story of the night, it was one of its finest beauty moments, period.