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August 20 2014

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7 posts tagged "Scott Barnes"

Rihanna’s Nude Review; OPI’s 007 Tribute; And More…

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As the celebrity hair color wheel turns: Lady Gaga is now a brunette, and a raven-haired Rihanna is reminiscing about her short-lived life as a blonde in campaign images for her new fragrance Nude, which she leaked onto Instagram over the weekend. [MTV]

Breaking: Kristen Stewart will be doing a live video chat with Balenciaga Florabotanica fans on October 18 via the brand’s Facebook page, where she will be answering a series of pre-approved questions for 30 whole minutes. The key word here is pre-approved, gossipmongers, so keep it classy. [Grazia]

Since launching his new book Face to Face, Scott Barnes—the makeup man who gave J. Lo her glow—is all about doling out the free tips, like this one: “The best place to match your foundation with your skin color isn’t on your wrist or even your face—it’s on your neck, just below the chin, where the sun never shines.” [Health]

There is no mega-blockbuster that OPI won’t mine for nail polish inspiration. Its latest muse? The new Bond movie. [EW]

Wrinkle reducer, sweat inhibitor, migraine reliever: A quick Botox injection can soothe a world of ills, including hay fever, if new trials in Melbourne, Australia, go well. Researchers down under are currently conducting tests on a Botox gel that could relieve seasonal allergies for up to three months. [The Australian]

The End Of Sunworshipping Is Upon Us; J. Lo’s Makeup Artist Has A New Muse; And More…

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A new study reveals that Western preoccupations with tanning are finally beginning to wane. It’s all about preventing UV damage that could cause the physical signs of aging now. To which we say: What took so long? [NYDN]

Scott Barnes, the man who made J. Lo glow and who put Body Bling on the map, has a new muse—and her name is Kim Kardashian. The reality star will appear on the cover of Barnes’ latest beauty book, Face to Face, when it launches this fall. [Us]

Forget cucumbers: Cold potato slices help reduce eye puffiness thanks to the enzyme catecholase. [Daily Mail]

Last fall, we reported on the custom-made Bare Minerals red lipstick reserved for Virgin Atlantic crewmembers. Now comes news that the makeup brand will roll out the crimson bullet for passengers on board the British airline as well. Upper Class Red will be available for in-flight purchase this spring. [Bare Escentuals]

And the verdict is in: After weeks of deliberations, transgendered women will be granted access into the Miss Universe Pageant. No word whether Miss America will follow suit. [NYP]

Photo: Robert Daly / Stone / Getty Images

J. Lo Has Her Hollywood Moment

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It’s too early to say whether audiences will buy Jennifer Lopez as a single woman with a ticking biological clock in her new film The Backup Plan, but seeing her attempt challenging beauty looks on the red carpet is always a thrill. Working her signature makeup combination of bronzed skin (thank you, Scott Barnes), a smoky eye, and a nude lip, J. Lo added a touch of classic Hollywood to the mix at last night’s L.A. premiere with a sweeping side part and Jean Harlow-esque waves. The style comes off as a cross between thirties-era screen star and seventies-era disco queen to us—it must be the metallic dress. What do you think of her coif?

Photo: Sara De Boer / Startraks Photo

Glow Team! Jennifer Lopez Celebrates Her Famous Face Painter

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Makeup artist Scott Barnes has made a name for himself as the man who gave J. Lo her glow. But it isn’t just Barnes’ sculpting, contouring, and highlighting abilities that give the pop queen her impeccable complexion. “Even before he puts a stitch of makeup on you, you feel beautiful. And that’s all him,” Lopez said last night at the Gansevoort Hotel, where she was joined by Kelly Rowland, Oribe, and Kat De Luna to celebrate Barnes’ new book About Face. The 240-page tome is as much about harnessing inner beauty as it is about technique and skin prep. “People always ask me, ‘How do I get the look?’ and that’s all in there, but I also wanted to use this book as way to encourage people to pay it forward,” Barnes told us. As such, four of Barnes’ celebrity clients, each of whom has a charitable foundation or is involved in a foundation, serve as contributors. Among the insider tricks that dot the glossy pages—like a great bit about melting your eye pencil with a lighter until it gets crumbly to get the perfect charcoal finish—there’s also a more serious message about skincare. Wearing SPF and staying out of the sun are a big part of Barnes’ manual, which is dedicated to his younger brother, whom he lost to melanoma a few years ago. A section on the do’s and don’ts of self tanner is also included, and serves as an endorsement for the new and improved Body Bling—his cult-favorite bronzing cream that now comes in handy tube form.

Photo: Sara Jaye Weiss / StartraksPhoto.com

Revealed: How J.Lo Gets That Glow

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If gusty winds gave J. Lo and the updo she wore to the Los Angeles premiere of This Is It some trouble on the red carpet last night, her flawless complexion and sultry smoky eye were pure perfection. Heavy black liner on the inner rims of both her upper and lower lash lines provided plenty of wow factor, but the wash of metallic shadows in black and brown with a Champagne highlight in the inner corners explains why you can’t stop staring. Should you also find yourself transfixed by her skin, here’s a tip makeup artist Scott Barnes gave us a while back regarding Lopez’s signature glow: “The trick [with bronzer] is to work from the outside of the face inward, rather than the other way around. This creates a halo effect and leaves a diamond shape of light in the center, so your face appears a little more open.” And how. Thoughts on her look?

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage