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Madonna’s Mirror Image; Emma Puckers Up; And More…


The new ads for Madonna’s debut signature scent, Truth or Dare, have hit the Web, and they are surprisingly tame, as far as the Material Girl goes. Just a topless Madge, face to face with her own reflection. Nothing you haven’t seen before. [Just Jared]

Also premiering today: Emma Stone’s first campaign shots as the face of Revlon’s new Lip Butters. The red-again starlet looks ravishing in a coral pout and matching sheath dress. [Racked]

According to Space NK founder Nicky Kinnaird, Botoxing and plastic-surgery abuse will peter out over the next few years. “For me, the grail is healthy, radiant skin. There’ll always be extreme cases who don’t want a single line, but there are so many bad practitioners of Botox, it’s putting many women off. In the next year or two, we’re going to see more and more women embracing a natural-looking face,” says Kinnaird, while plugging a few Space NK best-sellers for better skin, including Zelens Eye Cream and Eve Lom Cleanser. [Telegraph]

Mother Knows Best


Mothers may occasionally drive us batty (and can be more critical of our wardrobe choices than anyone else in our lives), but they tend to also be a pretty wise bunch—particularly when it comes to beauty matters. With Mother’s Day right around the corner (put your flower orders in now), we asked some of our favorite beauty insiders to share the wisdom, tips, tricks, and secrets their own maternal figures have passed along to them. The overlying advice? When in doubt, D.I.Y.

Pati Dubroff, Clarins celebrity beauty artist

“My mother always taught me not to forget the neck, the skin behind the ears and the chest when applying masks, face creams, even eye creams. Anything left on the fingertips goes beyond the face. Recently an actress who is my same age remarked that my neck was ‘holding up well,’ and I’m sure it’s a result of this practice.”

François Nars, founder of NARS Cosmetics

“Blush is one of my favorite products and it’s because my mother used to be so fond of it. She would never leave the house without it. And if she ever didn’t have blush on, she would pinch her cheeks. It always made her feel better.”

Alexandra Balahoutis, founder of Strange Invisible Perfumes

“My mother introduced me to authentic Turkish rosewater. She would always make sure I had a bottle and encouraged me to mist it on my face and hair. I don’t know if she even knew of the powerful antiaging components of rose, but I still use rosewater every day. And my great grandmother who lived to be 104 always told me to wash my face with buttermilk.”

Cynthia Chua, founder of Strip Ministry of Waxing

“One of the best things [my mom] has taught me is this wonderful remedy of myrrh oil for a mouth abrasion, which always works almost instantaneously. She also taught me to drink a glass of hot water infused with lemon first thing every morning to aid your liver in flushing out unwanted toxins from your body.”

Vincent Longo, makeup artist and founder of Vincent Longo cosmetics

“My grandmother always had the most beautiful-looking skin and gorgeous silver hair; it was long down to her buttocks and she would keep it braided and wrapped perfectly around her head. I remember how every morning before braiding it she would wash it and then comb a little almond oil through. She would then take an extra dab of almond oil and rub it over her face. To this day it’s my favorite product for my hair and skin and one of the only ones I always use!”

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