14 posts tagged "Zoe Saldana"
Zoe Saldana understands the power of transformation—she underwent a five-hour paint job on a daily basis for her latest role as the electric-green Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy. “What your eye can see, yourself becomes,” the starlet noted in an earlier interview with Style.com. Yesterday in Los Angeles, Saldana skipped the full-body metamorphosis and switched up her look with a simple, quick change. She started out with her signature medium-length waves for an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and a few hours later sported a cropped cut for a red-carpet premiere. The trick to going from long to short sans scissors? The faux bob. With the help of a few strategically placed hairpins, pulling off this special effect is simple and perfect for commitment-phobes who want to test-drive losing their length or just keep cool when the heat is on. Even better, it doesn’t require frequent trips to the salon for trims—a fact that has deterred the low-maintenance Saldana from a permanent chop in the past. They say that blonds have more fun, but we think a summer without sweaty strands on your neck sounds pretty damn good, too.
“Men aren’t attentive to girls who wear glasses,” claimed nearsighted knockout Pola Debevoise (played by Marilyn Monroe) in the 1953 classic How to Marry a Millionaire. But the conclusion of the movie—and multiple celebs sporting frames on the red carpet—proves otherwise. Male opinions aside, specs are having a serious style moment. Everyone from Lupita Nyong’o at the MTV Movie Awards to models this past season at Rodarte illustrate that wearing frames after dark is a beauty move worth trying. As chic as Jennifer Lawrence makes stumbling up the stairs look, seeing clearly and walking with confidence is always on trend. Here, a roundup of our favorite girls in glasses: Click to view the slideshow.
“I learned that when you’re up onstage, your makeup should be dramatic in order for the last person in the last row to be able to see it. [Through dance] I learned to have fun by becoming a character, by telling a story with what I wear and what I put on my face and how I style my hair…I still enjoy telling stories—even when I’m walking a red carpet.”
Despite her minimalist aesthetic—red lips and black liner—the beauty lessons Saldana learned as an aspiring dancer continue to serve her well as she embarks on her latest role as a L’Oréal Paris spokesperson. While she says she “walks a very fine line with looking like a drag queen” the more makeup she wears, her multiple roles that require a total transformation prove otherwise—Saldana is probably the most gorgeous girl with green skin we’ve ever seen in Guardians of the Galaxy. In this month’s Beauty Essentials, the starlet reveals her top tricks, her drugstore buys, and the spray she’s still using from her days at the ballet barre.
“They told me it’s all over the Internet, so I’m really, really happy,” said Zoe Saldana of becoming the newest face of L’Oréal Paris. That was at 11 a.m.—word went out only three hours prior. The starlet and self-described makeup “minimalist” knows how to captivate the public (and apparently cosmetic giants) with a simple swipe of crimson across her pout. Her affinity for a loud mouth stems from her childhood, where she was surrounded “by women who loved to wear dark lips.” But for as little amount of product she piles on off-duty and on the red carpet, on set is another story entirely. In the pipeline for the actor is a remake of Rosemary’s Baby (in made-for-television miniseries form), where she sports a (temporary) cropped cut; Nina, in which she plays the role of the legendary Nina Simone with the help of a few wigs and prosthetics; and Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy, a role that required a head-to-toe green paint job on a daily basis. “What your eye can see, yourself becomes—so I’m a huge believer in makeup and wardrobe,” Saldana explained. She’s also a believer in the power of transformation for women not starring in blockbusters, noting L’Oréal Paris as one of the “strongest enablers” for women in that the brand makes it easy to “choose how you want to be beautiful” with its diverse range of colors and formulas. As for whether she’ll ever go under the scissors and opt for a cropped cut like that of Mia Farrow’s: “I wouldn’t be opposed to it.” She added, “I was raised by a mommy who had a pixie cut her whole life…I just know that when you have short hair, you have to go to the salon a lot.” We love a low-maintenance spokesmodel—almost as much as we loved the fiery Eva in Center Stage.
While the tight crops of the Jazz Age are blowing up the beauty blogosphere as Gatsby continues its red-carpet domination, we’d like to remind everyone that it was the pin curls and marcel waves of the thirties and forties that made the rounds on the Fall runways. Zoe Saldana certainly hasn’t forgotten. For the U.K. premiere of Star Trek: Into Darkness, the Vionnet-clad starlet, who wore a striking slick of Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour in Portofino Red courtesy of makeup artist Vera Steimberg, had her hairstylist, Mara Roszak, create a glossy, side-parted faux bob with a few soft ridges for added texture. Here, Roszak shares some exclusive pregame pictures with us and breaks down the look in six easy steps:
1. Prep your hair with Moroccanoil Heat Styling Spray and rough dry.
2. Use a 1-inch-barrel curling iron, creating pin curls all over your head as you go.
3. Set the coils with Frédéric Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray and let sit for ten minutes.
4. Brush out the waves and then tease the ends to helpcreate thickness.
5. Tuck ends underneath themselves and pin at the nape of the neck.
6. Spray a halo of Frédéric Fekkai Glossing Mist all over the head to add extra shine.