29 posts tagged "Natalie Portman"
I often find the fresh-faced look and classic pink lip gloss snooze-fest, but at last night’s opening of Esprit Dior, Miss Dior, in Paris, Natalie Portman made all of the above interesting again. Dense and flirty lashes (a trend we saw this past season at Versace) and a slick side part (reminiscent of Helmut Lang) lent both a feminine and masculine edge. The beauty concept even seemed to echo her ensemble, in which she paired simple black trousers with a bold beaded top. Talk about a package deal.
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.
Following the successful line of nail appliqués Ruffian designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais launched with MAC Cosmetics two years ago, the duo has now teamed up with Birchbox on a three-piece polish range inspired by their forthcoming Spring line. The color palette is still TBD, as Birchbox’s Facebook fans will be left with the task of voting on five possible shades. The winning lacquers will then be revealed in September and featured at Ruffian’s Spring 2014 show. [WWD]
Jennifer Lawrence isn’t the only celebrity to go brunette this week. It looks like Britney Spears has also cashed in her flaxen locks for a shade of chestnut brown. [Us]
Don’t buy perfume based on the advertising, says Hermès in-house perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena. “Ask for a sample and put it on your skin. If you like it on your skin, you can buy. No rush, take the time, because perfume is like a love affair. It’s not good to rush a love affair.” [The Cut]
Christian Dior, on the other hand, is banking on a positive consumer response to the amped-up campaign for its new Miss Dior eau de toilette, which features a TV commercial starring Natalie Portman and directed by Sofia Coppola. [British Vogue]
Severe brunette dye jobs may be the big story on the Fall runways, but a band of starlets are singing a different, brighter tune and going blonde. Recall Natalie Portman’s unexpected color change at the Emmy Awards, and the peroxide pixie look Elisabeth Moss debuted at the New York premiere of For a Good Time, Call…. Emily Blunt is the latest actress to lighten up, sporting fresh honey highlights at last night’s Gotham Awards. No stranger to a dye job, Mrs. John Krasinski has been all over the color continuum this year. She went blonde last February for her role in Looper, before returning to her naturally darker shade over the summer, then presumably underwent this makeover for her latest film, All You Need Is Kill, which is currently shooting in London. Do you prefer a raven- or flaxen-haired Blunt? Let us know below.
Last night’s Emmy Awards were slated to be a big beauty bonanza as the fashion darlings of television—from Downton Abbey‘s Michelle Dockery and Mad Men‘s January Jones to Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke—descended upon L.A. for a night of red-carpet walking and statuette cradling. The E! network even set up a “mani cam” to carefully inspect starlets’ individual polish preferences. But something happened on Saturday night that upstaged even the best beauty moments from the annual event: Natalie Portman went blonde. “I did it just a couple of days ago,” the Black Swan star told The Hollywood Reporter at the premiere of her husband Benjamin Millepied’s new L.A. Dance Project at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The color change is apparently for a role, although Portman was staying mum on any more details. There was one thing she happily shared, though, shouting out celebrity colorist Tracey Cunningham, who is responsible for the drastic dye job. Portman apparently visited Cunningham, who also notably turned Emma Stone a shade of honey gold, at Salon Benjamin in West Hollywood while her new salon, Meche, is under construction. Thoughts on Portman’s lighter look?