6 posts tagged "Sandra Bullock"
Is it just me or is Sandra Bullock looking better than ever at the age of 49? At the 25th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival this past Saturday, the red-carpet mainstay paired her primarily bubblegum pink Alex Perry dress with a similar shade on both her cheeks and lips. This makeup move would be considered NBD when Bullock was promoting Speed in 1994, but now it almost seems like an anomaly—as so many women beyond their 20s and 30s stay the course (classic red pout aside) with more muted tones and strategically placed bronzer. The result of Bullock’s beauty “risk” is a youthful, rosy glow that verges on girly but is decidedly more glamorous and grown-up.
Sandra Bullock embraced the high-low concept last night in London at a screening of Gravity—beauty-style. She paired polished makeup (including a red lip and extra-thick lashes) with the undone waves designers and hairstylists embraced all season long. “There’s nothing cooler than not doing your hair and wearing an amazing dress,” said Guido Palau, a belief he made a reality at show after show (Roberto Cavalli, Bottega Veneta, and Versace, to name just three). It appears that Bullock is in full agreement.
Sarah Palin has updated her signature bangs and beehive hairstyle with—wait for it—waves! The conservative pundit debuted the new look during a recent cameo on Fox News (obviously). [Huff Po]
In other hair makeover news, Cameron Diaz was spotted sporting a shorter—and blonder—crop on a recent Hawaiian vacation. [E!]
In a groundbreaking bit of investigative journalism, the Times has found that most experts agree: You should apply your base makeup in the comfort of your own home and only fill your makeup bag with “essentials” for touch-ups. Stop the presses. [NYT]
Get this: For her next film, Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity (due out in October), Sandra Bullock will appear without makeup—and in 3-D! “God help us all when my face comes rushing at you with no makeup on,” the actress jokes. [Marie
Speaking of Bullock, her go-to fitness instructor, Simone De La Rue, is poised to unseat Tracy Anderson as the Hollywood set’s preferred workout guru. Body By Simone (or BBS), the New York-based trainer’s core-strengthening program combining pilates, yoga, and dance, is already the chosen exercise method of A-listers like Anne Hathaway and Matt Damon. [Daily Mail]
The Glam Squad: Celebrity makeup artist Angela Levin for Chanel Beauty and hairstylist Adir Abergel for Frédéric Fekkai.
The Face: “I wanted Sandra to look like the true movie star she is, so we went with modern-classy Hollywood makeup: dewy skin, soft eyes, and a bold red lip,” Levin says of the look she crafted for Bullock, which started with Chanel’s Sublimage Fluid and Vitalumière Satin Smoothing Fluide Makeup in Shell. Using a brow powder rather than a pencil or a wax to give Bullock’s arches structure, Levin moved on to the eyes, lining both upper and lower lash lines with a brown shadow and opting for three coats of Chanel’s Inimitable Mascara in Noir—the Waterproof version, just in case any trips onto the podium should kick-start the waterworks. The X factor came from Bullock’s red lip, however, which Levin built using Chanel’s new Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Paris, which she also gently dabbed onto the apples of her cheeks—a signature trick to add a bit of warmth.
The Hair: For his part, Abergel wanted to “bring back simplicity,” which he achieved by coating Bullock’s hair with Fekkai’s Silky Straight Ironless Smooth Finish Serum and fashioning a deep side part. He then pulled all of Bullock’s hair over to one side and added a wave at the end—a popular style at the Oscars this year, also spotted on Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet.
The Result: A win over Meryl Streep and the bevy of nude lips and frizzy updos that ruled the red carpet last night.
Amy Adams, Angelina Jolie, and Jennifer Aniston still don’t have beauty contracts. Neither do Rachel Bilson, Sandra Bullock, or January Jones. So who’s next? Our money is on Taylor Swift. If you see a fragrance from the country crossover sensation in the coming year, we told you so. [WWD]
Good news: The elusive male contraceptive pill is currently undergoing clinical trials. Bad news: a new study shows that most women are skeptical as to whether their partners would remember to take it. [Science Daily]
If you’ve been wondering why Hayden Panettiere dyed her hair red, it’s because the Heroes star is apparently tired of being thought of as cute—a difficult mold to break out of when you are 5″ 2″ and play a cheerleader on TV. [Avon]
In other questionable hair color choices, yesterday’s news that Kate Moss had jumped on the gray-hair-is-now-cool-for-all-ages bandwagon is, well, yesterday’s news. The model is back to her golden blond just 24 hours later. Perhaps we should consider her two-tone moment a fleeting homage to her pal Daphne Guinness. [Daily Mail]
Aging is not necessarily gradual, a new study shows, and can actually take a nose-dive into wrinkles territory once you reach a “tipping point,” now thought to be age 35. Enjoy 34 while it lasts. [Daily Mail]