19 posts tagged "Salma Hayek"
On a recent Thursday afternoon, we had the pleasure of having lunch with Salma Hayek to talk Nuance, her new skin, hair, and makeup range for CVS. Hayek, who for the record has an impeccable—and Botox-free—complexion (“don’t think I have not been tempted, but I have done nothing,” she insists), is incredibly passionate about the range, which is rolling out to the drugstore chain this month. “I didn’t do a lot of market research,” she said of the 100-piece line. “This is just what I have found that works,” including tepezcohuite, a tree bark native to southern Mexico and Brazil that regenerates red blood cells and acts as a seriously potent antiaging agent. The extract was a favorite of her grandmother, a cosmetologist who frequently shared her DIY beauty secrets with Salma. What we found most interesting about Hayek’s musings on gloss (“I’m not much of a lip glosser),” tips (“the most important thing you can do is wash your face at night”), and equal-opportunity age defying (“it shouldn’t be a luxury; it should be a right”) was the fact that the self-proclaimed beauty junkie doesn’t wash her face with soap in the morning. The fact that soaps can be stripping and drying, two things that can inadvertently age your skin, isn’t news—which is presumably why the Cleansing Water movement is gaining steam stateside. Part makeup remover, part toner, these no-rinse hydrating fluids are popular in Europe and are a great way to refresh your skin in the morning without being abrasive. They also happen to be a favorite with backstage regulars. “They’re moisturizing,” makeup artist James Kaliardos said yesterday at Diane von Furstenberg (more on that in
a bit). Kaliardos prepped model’s complexions with Klorane’s Soothing Makeup Remover
with Cornflower. “Avene makes a good one, too,” he said—as does Bioderma. Its Solution Micellaire Créaline TS H20 starts showing up once the collections move to Milan and Paris, as it’s only available across the pond. You’ll have a few more stateside options soon, though. “I’ve got something coming out,” promises Hayek, who recommends an at-home remedy in the meantime: Mix one part rose or lavender essential oil with one part soy powder and two parts water. Shake and apply to a cotton pad; store in the refrigerator.
Salma Hayek has always been open about her “no plastic surgery” policy, even going as far as to create her own skincare line to help fight the aging process with natural ingredients. But in the September issue of Allure, Hayek puts her opinion on the matter to print. “I believe that every woman is entitled to fight to preserve her youth,” she says. But not by becoming overly surgified by celebrity dermatologists. “It’s like the uniform of a generation. And it’s not necessarily beautiful. It’s not wrinkled-looking, but it’s not beautiful.” [Allure]
In an effort to return to her pre-pregnancy body, Victoria Beckham is reportedly getting into the new “Five Hands” diet while holing up in a rented Malibu mansion. That’s five handfuls of food a day that focus on large amounts of protein. [Daily Mail]
Looking for a new fall makeup look? The classic cat-eye is a good place to start. [T]
Fashion’s Night Out is but a few short weeks away, and for every limited-edition T-shirt collaboration and designer appearance, there’s a free manicure and hair braiding session to be had, too. [Bella Sugar]
The Hayek-Pinaults have arrived at the Venice Biennale. Taking in the Il Mondo Vi Appartiene opening this afternoon, Salma and François-Henri were their usual dapper selves, he in a suit with his shirt-collar unbuttoned just so, she in a sheer purple shirt dress with a black patent-leather belt around her waist. Once we got past her enviable mane of soft, chestnut ringlets, we noticed something else due south of those famous full brows, namely her pale lilac eye shadow. We usually steer clear of monochrome fashion-meets-beauty moments, but Hayek can do no wrong—and is presumably doing a whole lot of right with pigments from Nuance, her forthcoming makeup collection for CVS. Let the count-down to the range’s August launch date begin.
Like yoga before it, juicing has gone from being an activity once reserved for the tree-hugging set to something embraced by the health-conscious and upwardly mobile. Places like New York’s Juice Generation have certainly helped the cause. Founded by longtime juice devotee Eric Helms in 1999, the chain already has five locations in the city and plans to open three more by year’s end. According to Helms, “People are getting more curious about juicing because of people like Dr. Oz and Martha Stewart”—and Salma Hayek, with whom Helms founded Cooler Cleanse, a program of deliverable juices, last year. “The secret is that it’s really hard to make a bad juice.” We’re fairly well versed in the ways of juicing—Christmas made our Breville extractor dreams come true last year—but for those of you who have yet to be converted, Helms has some advice for how to ease your way into the art of drinking your fruits and vegetables. “Start with a green drink, made with apple, kale, and spinach, in the morning before your coffee,” Helms says. “You will notice a spike in your energy level and a big difference in your appetite.” His current favorite on the Juice Generation menu is Hail to Kale, a refreshing blend of kale, watermelon, apple, and lemon.
The more seasoned juicers of the world will be happy to know that Helms has introduced three new beverages to his imbibable offerings this week, all of which are delicious. The Spicy Hemp Milk is a creamy blend of hemp seeds, dates, ginger, and cinnamon; the Sweet Green is a clean, tasty mix of kale, spinach, parsley, watercress, and apple; and the Pineapple Kiwi is as sweet and summery as its namesake ingredients. Should you want some tasty food to complement that tasty beverage, JG has raw creations by local vegan chef Matteo Silverman to satiate you. Standouts include Silverman’s Moroccan carrot salad and the raw apple tart, both of which are available in recently added editions of the Cooler Cleanse, which also include the three new juices. They’re a far cry from cayenne pepper, lemon juice, and maple syrup—and all the better for it.
News of Salma Hayek’s inevitable entrée into the beauty industry has been germinating for some time, but today comes official word that it is indeed happening—and soon. This August, Hayek’s 100-piece color, skincare, hair, and body range will debut at a CVS store near you. Yes, we said CVS. Nuance, as the collection is called, has been produced for the mass market despite Hayek’s close ties to luxury conglomerate Pinault-Printemps-Redoute (her husband is PPR chief executive officer François-Henri Pinault). But don’t get it twisted; this is not your average drugstore line. “I wanted to make simply the best product and give everyone access to the good stuff,” Hayek says—and she knows all about said good stuff. A beauty junkie who swears that her line-less 45-year-old faces is the result of diligent application of creams and salves—not needles and vials—is from a skincare-formulating family: Her grandmother was a cosmetologist and Hayek grew up slathering Native American and Mayan remedies onto her skin. She brought that knowledge to her products, which feature ingredients like tepezcohuite, a tree bark native to southern Mexico and Brazil that regenerates red blood cells and acts as a seriously potent antiaging agent. And Hayek’s not just the creator of Nuance; she’s its best spokesperson. We had the pleasure of lunching alongside the petite brunette this week (she at one table, us trying not to stare at another), and after catching one glimpse of her enviable complexion, we’re pretty sure we’ll have whatever she’s having. The fact that it will only cost between $7.99 to $19.99 a piece makes it that much more appetizing. [WWD]