13 posts tagged "Olivia Wilde"
It’s hard to imagine the brunette bombshell that is Olivia Wilde with blue hair, but according to the actress, she dabbled in the rainbow trend long before it made its way onto the runway and the strands of street-style stars. “I was this 12-year-old who dyed my hair every different Manic Panic color, and then I shaved the back of my head, and I’ve tried every different color of everything because it’s about self-discovery,” she said of her rebellious pre-teen years. But despite her impeccable cat-eye (the only thing she applies now for going out), Wilde doesn’t think that experimentation has to end at adolescence. Whether it’s trying out electric blue eyeliner or faux freckles, this new mom (as of yesterday) thinks we should all just “take away the pressure” when it comes to hair and makeup. “I think we should keep playing and totally see our beauty and faces as a canvas and have fun,” she added. Then again, it doesn’t hurt to have a “canvas” as naturally gorgeous as Wilde’s. To discover all her must-haves, read our latest Beauty Essentials feature, where Wilde unveils all of her pregnancy cravings—from sandalwood-scented candles to the ultimate moisturizing duo.
In our new video series, Beauty Icons, makeup artist Kayleen McAdams—whose client list includes Lily Collins, Jessica Biel, Olivia Wilde, Kat Dennings, and, yes, her sister Rachel—breaks down iconic looks, both past and present, step by step. When asked about her own beauty signature, she said, “I feel like most makeup artists say they like to do eyes, but I love to do lips—I have big lips, so I love a big pop of color. Being a makeup artist is often like being the cobbler’s children who don’t have shoes: I don’t generally wear a ton of makeup on a day-to-day basis, so I just put on some powder, a little mascara, and pop on a lipstick and I’m ready.” Her go-to shade at the moment: CK One Color Shine Lipstick in Rockin (a sheer lavender), and for night she slicks on Tarte Glamazon Pure Performance 12-Hour Lipstick in Playful (a matte purple) underneath. In her earlier days, however, a simple Bonne Bell brown liner—a coveted product in Canada—was her object of affection. “I remember we went to New York City on some kind of a class trip, and I bought this specific [shade] that I saw in Teen magazine, it was called Pecan Brown. It really was the best brown eyeliner. I would wear that all the time—it was one of my signature things because I have blue eyes so it would go really well. I had that eyeliner until I moved about a year ago and finally got rid of it. I’m a bit of a makeup hoarder.” And in the making of our tutorials, it was also a liner look that she surprisingly enjoyed the most: “I loved the Brigitte Bardot eye because I don’t do a big eye on myself a lot. I guess I should take my own advice, because I always thought a big eye doesn’t really work for me, but then I did it and I was like, ‘It does work for me.’ My boyfriend even said, ‘Oh, I love it—that’s a sexy eye.’” Tune in every Friday to see the how-to and more of McAdams in action.
Olivia Wilde is beautiful without a stitch of makeup. Last night, the actress turned up on the arm of her husband-to-be, Jason Sudeikis, at the New York premiere of his new film, We’re the Millers, and her precisely painted vermilion pout (perfectly matched to the shade of her strapless Osman dress) transformed the Revlon spokeswoman’s look from girl-next-door gorgeous to drop-dead glam. The red-carpet pics reveal just how head-over-heels they are. In several images, Sudeikis appears to be checking her lipstick—a woman’s best accessory might be a fiancé who doubles as her makeup artist. In his interview from the latest issue of Maxim, Sudeikis joked, “I think people look at us and wonder what kind of information I have on her to get so lucky. Like I must have video of her taking a bomb into the White House.”
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Say hello to Byoutik, a new app that allows customers to search, book, and pay for any type of beauty services with a myriad aesthetician. In case you hadn’t noticed, beauty apps are the new nail polish. [WWD]
Breaking: Miranda Kerr’s perma glow is not cosmetically enhanced! “I love a little bit of natural sunlight in moderation with a big hat! Being outside in nature is great for the mind and body.” You can take the girl out of Australia… [People]
Rihanna: now sporting auburn highlights in her blonde shag. Tell your friends. [Hollywood Life]
Count another one for Olivia Wilde. The Revlon brand ambassador has just nabbed an Avon fragrance contract as well. [Marie Claire UK]
And now one for the indie music fans among you. Father John Misty, a.k.a Josh Tillman, formerly of the band Fleet Foxes, is releasing a women’s fragrance to go along with his new album, Funtimes in Babylon. The sweet orange oil, Tunisian neroli, violet absolute, bourbon, vanilla, and jasmine eau will be called Innocence—and is not a joke, apparently. Hey, it worked for Justin Bieber. [Pitchfork]
Braid crowns are a dime a dozen at red-carpet events these days, but every once in a while, someone gives them an exciting, accessorized twist. At this weekend’s Bloomberg & Vanity Fair cocktail reception following the 2013 White House Correspondents’ dinner in Washington, D.C., that person was Olivia Wilde. Channeling a Gatsby-era headpiece, the Revlon ambassador tied a strip of black lace across her forehead and then wove the fabric through her lengths for a textural effect before overlapping the plaits and pinning them down. It presumably went over well with the politicos—not to mention the beauty enthusiasts. Do you like?