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Serena Wins Wimbledon and Announces New Beauty Line

serena+williams+photo Serena Wins Wimbledon and Announces New Beauty LineOver the weekend, not only did Serena Williams beat her older sister and two-time defending champion Venus Williams to take the Wimbledon women’s tennis title in London, but she also announced the news of her very own beauty line with Mission Skincare.

On July 23rd and 24th, Serena Williams, a Mission Skincare co-founder, will appear on HSN to launch her luxe new skincare line called Mission Skincare Active-Beauty Line: Featuring Serena Williams. The products are engineered to offer proven solutions for the demanding active lifestyle of today’s woman.

The signature hero product is the Oxygen-Active Daily Facial Cleanser ($39.99), engineered with a unique, self-foaming oxygenating technology that cleans impurities, removes makeup, nourishes and renews skin in only 90 seconds. Antioxidant properties help fight free-radical damage and environmental aggressors. The result: skin that appears younger and healthier looking.

The line also includes the following all-star products:

Mission+Skincare+Sugar+Body+Scrub Serena Wins Wimbledon and Announces New Beauty LineSugar Body Scrub ($29.99): Honey Sugar – Refined sugar granules suspended in a moisturizing gel that gently exfoliates the body, leaving the skin smooth, hydrated and healthy.

Restorative Body Butter ($29.99): Honey Sugar – A rich blend of natural extracts and moisturizing agents formulated to deliver superior nourishment and emollients to the skin to protect and hydrate.

Lip Balmer SPF 15 ($3.99): Pomegranate – Who better to design the perfect lip balm than professional athletes who battle heat, sun, sweat and freezing temperatures all in a day’s work? Introducing a long-lasting lip balm in Serena’s favorite flavor – pomegranate. Featuring broad-spectrum SPF 15 sun protection and moisturizing cocoa butter and soybean oil to hydrate and nourish lips. Added bonus – the formula is preservative and paraben-free.

Lip Balmer SPF 15 ($3.99): Pink Lemonade – Formulated to nourish, protect and deliver long-lasting hydration, this refreshing Pink Lemonade lip balm is clinically proven to lock in moisture for up to 8 hours, while providing powerful SPF 15 sun protection.

The products also highlight Mission Skincare’s unique M-10 formula, loaded with a variety of ten vitamins and antioxidants that meet the needs of active women worldwide.

Twilight’s Ashley Greene Talks Beauty Shop

ashley+greene+pic Twilights Ashley Greene Talks Beauty ShopNY Beauty Secrets Examiner Gabrielle Long recently chatted up Twilight/New Moon beauty Ashley Greene, who dished about her must-have products, favorite beauty icons and the reason behind her new bob.

Here’s an excerpt:

Q: What is your daily beauty regimen?
A: I started using BORBA products… they’re amazing and leave my face glowing. My daily regimen usually consists of the BORBA: Age Defying Micro Diamond Cleanser, Elastin Fiber Concentrate, HD Illuminating Light Effects Serum, Orbital Eye Rejuvenator and the Age Defying Advanced Recovery Cream. To get eye makeup off, I use the Lancome remover. I also use the MAC Wipes to get all the makeup off before my regimen. And of course sunscreen…usually Kiehl’s or Dermalogica. Dermalogica also has a really great “special clearing booster” for spot treatment on blemishes.

dermalogica+microfoliant Twilights Ashley Greene Talks Beauty ShopQ: Is your regimen any different when you’re filming?
A: It’s a little more involved on set with hot towel treatments and Dermalogica precleanse to get all that white makeup off. We use a lot Dermalogica products…I love the Microfoliant!

Q: Do you like to wear makeup when not filming, or do you prefer to go natural?
A: I don’t really wear foundation…I prefer tinted moisturizer if anything. Usually after the Borba process I don’t need it – my skin is in pretty healthy shape. It’s usually mascara, concealer and lip gloss.

Q: You recently cut your hair (and it looks great!). Was it for your role as “Alice”, or something you wanted to do for yourself? Do you prefer it shorter or longer?
A: Thanks! I cut it to make my hair fit under the Alice wig properly. I didn’t have to go quite so short but I figured it’s the only time I would EVER do it. I’m a long hair girl… I’ve had long hair my whole life. It’s cute short, but I’ll grow it back out.

Q: In your opinion, what makes someone beautiful?
A: I think a lot of what makes someone beautiful is how a person presents themselves. I was talking to someone the other day about how I find French woman so beautiful… it’s something they possess inherently. I feel like when someone has a zest for life they come off vibrant and beautiful.

rosebud+salve Twilights Ashley Greene Talks Beauty ShopQ: What are your favorite beauty products?
A: BORBA (all of which I mentioned) and Dermalogica. I love Matrix sleek products for my hair – they work very well for me. Rose bud lip gloss is the best. YSL has a great illuminating concealer. Shiseido you can’t go wrong with either… their tinted moisturizer is great. I also just found this amazing line in Europe called “Becca;” their stuff is amazing… I have to stock up when I go back because it isn’t sold in the US!

Q: Who is your beauty icon?
A: Audrey Hepburn is classically beautiful.

Q: Lip gloss or lip stain?
A: Gloss…and Chapstick.

To read the interview in its entirety, click here.

The Curious Case of Taraji P. Henson’s Hair

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Back in the days of the 2009 Oscars and Independent Spirit Awards, I had a serious thing for Taraji P. Henson’s hair. So when she showed up to the MTV Movie Awards rocking a Jenny Humphrey mullet, I was all, “Oh no she didn’t kick ole Bob to the curb!”

But I have to admit that her new edgy do is growing on me.

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And how does she get her hair to shine like the top of the Chrysler Building? I wouldn’t be surprised if her secret shine weapon was Moroccanoil Gold Glimmer Shine. That spray is beyond compare!

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Cameron Diaz Did NOT Pull A Britney For My Sister’s Keeper

cameron+diaz Cameron Diaz Did NOT Pull A Britney For My Sisters KeeperIn her latest film, My Sister’s Keeper, Cameron Diaz plays the mother of a girl battling leukemia. In a particularly poignant scene, her character shaves her locks in an act of solidarity with her eldest daughter. But don’t be fooled. Cammie didn’t actually pull a Britney. It was just a wig cap and some clever movie magic.

She tells Metro newspaper, “If I shaved my head and my hair was this long right now, they would have me in a lab somewhere. Kerastase or L’Oreal would have already taken me somewhere.”

Why Should Robert Pattinson Have All The Fun?

robert+pattinson Why Should Robert Pattinson Have All The Fun?I had such a blast messing around on Daily Makeover and photoshopping different celebrity styles onto Robert Pattinson, I decided Kristen Stewart needed a Twilight-inspired virtual makeover.

What would Kristen look like if she traded tresses with her New Moon co-stars? No need to guess; I’ve painted you some pictures. Consider this a companion piece to the previous post.

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Kristen Stewart with Ashley Greene’s hair
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Kristen Stewart with Nikki Reed’s hair
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Kristen Stewart with Elizabeth Reaser’s hair

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Kristen Stewart with Rachelle Lafevre’s hair

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Kristen Stewart with Dakota Fanning’s hair

And just for good measure, I decided to imagine Kristen Stewart as Bella, circa Breaking Dawn.

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Michelle Obama Puts The Va Va Voom in Volunteerism

michelle+obama Michelle Obama Puts The Va Va Voom in Volunteerism

Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama put the va va voom in volunteering.

Dressed in a Bowtie Tweed cardigan jacket from the Thakoon Resort 2009 collection paired with a Sonia Rykiel belt, Mrs. O spoke of the importance of community service at Greater DC Cares’ 2009 Business & Nonprofit Philanthropy Summit and Awards.

Were her makeup and hair not perfection? Gotta get that recipe.

Kim Kardashian To Judge America’s Next Top Model

kim+kardashian+americas+next+top+model+antm+miss+jay Kim Kardashian To Judge Americas Next Top ModelI love when my favorite things collide. It’s a rare opportunity for me to focus.

Today on her blog, Kim Kardashian revealed that she will be a guest judge on Cycle 13 (the shorties’ season) of ANTM.

Recently I was a guest judge on America’s Next Top Model for an episode that will air next season! Wow, this cycle is pretty amazing! It’s definitely my favorite so far! Can’t give away any details but you guys have to tune in for sure!

It was such an honor to be a guest judge! I have watched this show for years and am such a huge Tyra Banks fan! She is such a smart business woman and such a role model! Love ya Tyra!

By the looks of Miss Jay’s ensemble, I’m guessing that this is the episode where there are seven models left in the competition.

For Kim Kardashian’s beauty and makeup tips, click here.

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Photo: kimkardashian.celebuzz.com

Interview With Mario Dedivanovic, Kim Kardashian’s Makeup Artist!

mario+dedivanovic Interview With Mario Dedivanovic, Kim Kardashians Makeup Artist!Happy Monday, my pretties. It’s a very happy day, indeed…because I’ve got a treat for you.

Remember how awesome it was when Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic, answered some of my beauty questions on Kim’s blog? Well, brace yourselves…because I’m taking awesomeness to a whole nuther level.

I scored an interview…the interview…with makeup master Mario. Read on to learn more about the man behind his muse’s beauty-licious look…

Mario Dedivanovic began his beauty career at a young age as a makeup artist behind New York City retail counters. Now- after almost a decade of working with models, actresses and entertainers – Mario’s renown has skyrocketed, securing him a place among the world’s best fashion and celebrity makeup professionals. He has created countless editorial and red carpet looks for celebrities, all of whom showcase the skill, talent, personality and attention to detail that is brought to every transformation he creates.

In addition to Kim Kardashian, Mario Dedivanovic’s amazing celebrity clientele has included Natasha Bedingfield, Adrienne Bailon, Lil’ Kim, Gisele and many others. His work has graced the pages of dozens of magazines, including Glamour, Teen Vogue, Marie Claire and People. When he’s not traveling to sets, runway shows and events, Mario lives in his hometown of New York City.

SP: When did your fascination with makeup begin?
MD:
It began when I was 17 years old and working at Sephora. I was surrounded by makeup and women would ask me for my opinion and help with their makeup. I jumped right in to help and fell in love. When I saw the way a woman looked and felt after applying a little bit of makeup, I was fascinated. I wanted to do it more and more!

SP: What was your first big break in the beauty industry?
MD:
Hmmm, I’m honestly not really sure if there was a first “big break.” When I signed with my first agency, I felt official. Also, when I got my first ad campaign for Head and Shoulders some years ago.

kim+kardashian+makeup+pic Interview With Mario Dedivanovic, Kim Kardashians Makeup Artist!SP: Describe your makeup style.
MD:
Polished and classic. I’m obsessed with making a face look very polished and pretty. Kim K says my signature style is timeless and flawless makeup that looks airbrushed. What do you think? LOL.

SP: Which makeup artists do you most admire?
MD:
Max Factor, Kevyn Aucoin, Francois Nars, Pat McGrath, Charlotte Tilbury – the list goes on and on. These are makeup artists whose work really made and makes an impact in the industry and inspires so many people around the world.

SP: How did you become Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist?
MD:
I met Kim Kardashian a couple of years ago when I was booked to do her makeup for a cover shoot for Social Life magazine. She loved the makeup and we totally worked really well together. She is definitely my muse.

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 Interview With Mario Dedivanovic, Kim Kardashians Makeup Artist!

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SP: What do you like most about working with Kim?
MD:
Besides her gorgeous face, the fact that she just loves makeup and loves getting it done. She has trust in me and lets me do my thing.

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SP: What other celebrities are you dying to work with?
MD:
Meryl Streep, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Michelle Obama, Linda Evangelista…amongst others. To me these women are beautiful, inspiring and so good at what they do.

SP: What would be your dream makeup assignment?
MD:
To create my own line of amazing and affordable makeup that would be available to women worldwide. That is my ultimate goal. When I do that, I will feel like I can really ‘touch’ people around the world and make them feel more beautiful.

kim+kardashian+beauty Interview With Mario Dedivanovic, Kim Kardashians Makeup Artist!SP: For a Kim Kardashian wannabe, what are the top five products she needs in her makeup bag (and why)?
MD:
1) Concealer that’s lighter then the skin color to brighten the under eye area. Kim loves to be lighter under the eye, and so do I!
2) Powder – Kim is definitely a matte makeup girl. She likes to be glowy, but in the right areas. Powder always on the t-zone.
3) Black eyeliner – need I say more?
4) Mascara – She loves big lashes.
5) A nude lip gloss – just because icon wink Interview With Mario Dedivanovic, Kim Kardashians Makeup Artist!

SP: What products and techniques do you use to create Kim’s gorgeous golden tan glow?
MD:
Most of the time, I use powder products to create the ‘golden glow.’ I find that powders look better for longer periods of time. I frame her face (forehead, hollows of the cheeks and jawline) with a matte bronzer. Right now, I’m using the Smashbox bronzers in both colors as well as the Dior matte bronzer. After, I apply a golden, shimmery products to the cheekbones and bridge of nose. Trace Gold by MAC is a great color/shade. The trick is to blend everything very well so there are no lines or blotches.

SP: What tips do you have for choosing a nude lip color to flatter your complexion?
MD:
Choosing a nude lip color can sometimes be tricky and look almost “chalky.” I like to make the center of the lips the most nude and blend it out to the rest of lip. If you have darker/tanner skin, go for nude shades that are not too pinky or white and instead more yellow/golden. If you have light/pale skin, do the opposite.

SP: Any nude lipstick/lip gloss recommendations for, say, a brown-skinned beauty blogger with Halle Berry’s complexion?
MD:
LOL! There’s a really inexpensive color I like to use sometimes…called your foundation! Try putting a bit of your foundation on the lips with a clear gloss on top. It looks oh so good.

mac+prep+and+prime+skin Interview With Mario Dedivanovic, Kim Kardashians Makeup Artist!SP: What products are must-haves for summer (and why)?
MD:
Primer. Right now I’m using Smashbox’s primer and MAC’s primer. It helps the makeup to stay put and spread well. Oil blotting tissues – instead of re-applying powder all day, blot your face to absorb the oil. B-dazzle by Giella custom blend cosmetics – it’s an amazing color (loose shadow or can be made into a pencil) that looks good on every skin tone. Apply it to the inner corner of the eyes to brighten up and separate the eyes. It reflects great in the sun too.

SP: If you could only use one brand of makeup for the rest of your career, what would it be (and why)?
MD: Oh no. I think I would change careers! That’s the most difficult question to answer and would require a lot of research. Ask me when I create my own line. icon wink Interview With Mario Dedivanovic, Kim Kardashians Makeup Artist!

SP: What is your #1 beauty secret/tip?
MD:
Blending. For me, blending is so important. Invest in good brushes and sponges, and blend until you can’t blend anymore!

Did this interview just whet your appetite? Are you now on a need-to-know basis with Mario? Then be sure to bookmark his blog and follow him on Twitter!

For more of Kim Kardashian’s beauty and makeup tips, click here.

Photos: kimkardashian.celebuzz.com

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