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Kim Kardashian Inks Perfume Deal With Lighthouse Beauty

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Kim Kardashian is about to add another title to her resume: fragrance creator. Today’s Women’s Wear Daily reports that the reality star has inked a deal with beauty firm Lighthouse Beauty. Her first fragrance is expected to launch in spring 2010. “Collaborating with Lighthouse Beauty was a really creative, innovative process,” said Kardashian. “What’s’ so different about their approach is that they have worked so closely with me on all aspects of my fragrance, the bottle, the juice…so I can develop a product that truly represents me and speaks to my fans…the fragrance really captures who I am.”

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A More Perfect Union: Gabrielle Graces Essence Magazine’s September Cover

gabrielle+union+essence A More Perfect Union: Gabrielle Graces Essence Magazines September CoverYou know how they say magazines sell more issues based on which celeb is on the cover? Well, even though I know it’s true, I never paid a cover much mind, to be honest. I’m a magazine nut – and if the pages are filled with beauty, fashion and star style, I’m buying it – regardless of who is on the front.

But the September 2009 issue of Essence is a rare exception. As soon as I spotted Gabrielle Union, sporting an espresso bob with side-swept bangs for her 5th Essence cover, I snatched the mag off the shelf and made a beeline for the register.

“She was mad for her new look with the sexy bangs and shoulder-length cut,” recalls Beauty and Cover Director Mikki Taylor, who led the makeover team in creating this transformation.

When I brought the issue home, I showed Mr. Spoiled Pretty. “Isn’t her hair to-die, Graham?” I asked. To which he replied, “Um…isn’t that how you usually wear your hair when it’s down?” Well, yeah…I am pretty handy with the flat iron and this is the look I’m going for. But Gabrielle’s do is the gold standard, and my limited styling prowess has only achieved bronze status – at best.

But you best believe I’m going to tack this photo up and practice, practice, practice to perfect the look. Too bad there aren’t any products to help replicate Gabrielle’s flawless cocoa complexion and girl next door dimples.

The September 2009 issue of Essence is on newsstands now.

Ashley Greene at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards

ashley+greene+teen+choice+awards Ashley Greene at the 2009 Teen Choice AwardsCelebrity makeup artist, Vanessa Scali, made Twilight/New Moon star Ashley Greene sizzle on the red carpet last night at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards. Ashley wore a light blue bustier top and flowery skirt by Dolce & Gabbana, so Scali created a look that was sweet, summery and sexy.

“I wanted Ashley to have radiant skin, so I used Shu Uemura’s new red:juvenus skincare line first using the Vitalizing Refining Lotion followed by the Intense Revitalizing Concentrate,” said Scali. “These products feel weightless and penetrate quickly leaving the skin energized, refined and radiant.” To complete the look, Scali gave Ashley, the winner of Teen Choice’s “Fresh Face”, a beautiful shimmery taupe eye and a well-blushed cheek.

shu+uemura+Intense+Revitalizing+Concentrate Ashley Greene at the 2009 Teen Choice AwardsTo recreate Ashley’s look, Scali suggests you take the following steps:

SKIN PREP: Shu Uemura Vitalizing Refining Lotion followed by Intense Revitalizing Concentrate (both available August 18th at These products really made Ashley’s skin glow, creating the perfect canvas for makeup.

UNDEREYE: Lancôme’s Effacernes in Light Bisque. It gives clean, fresh coverage.

FOUNDATION: Shu Uemura Nobara Cream Cover Stick Foundation (available September 1st at It gives a beautiful, flawless, natural look.

BLUSH: Lancôme’s Color Design Blush in Petticoat Pink on the apples of the cheeks.

EYESHADOW: Shu Uemura’s Cream Eye Shadow in P Brown all over the eye lid blending off at the crease and under the bottom lashes close to the lash line.

EYE LINERS: To define and elongate the lash line, use Shu Uemura’s Painting liner in Black. Also, line the inner rim of the eye with a matte white pencil. This is a great way to open the eye.

LASHES: For luxuriously full lashes, give yours a boost by adding Shu Uemura’s Flare Lashes in Black.

MASCARA: One generous coat of Kiehl’s Marvelous Mineral Mascara in Black.

POWDER: In the T-zone only, apply Shu Uemura’s Face Powder in Colorless (matte formula).

LIPS: Use Shu Uemura’s Rouge Unlimited in Wine 296 to stain the lip and finished with a light touch of Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited bg 952s.


Kristen Stewart at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards

kristen+stewart+teen+choice+awards Kristen Stewart at the 2009 Teen Choice AwardsAdir Abergel, Frederic Fekkai celebrity stylist, tended to the locks of Twilight/New Moon star Kristen Stewart for the 2009 Teen Choice Awards.

Inspiration: 60s rock and roll pompadour with a spiky ponytail.

How to get the look: Adir first started out by applying the Fekkai Coiff Nonchalant Piecing & Forming Wax to the palm his hands and then added the Fekkai Coiff Extra Control Styling Gel for extra texture and shine. He applied this to her damp hair until it was full saturated.

To get the right texture with short layered haircut like Kristen’s, you must apply enough products until you get it to look right and feels right. It is important to fully saturate the hair with product.

Once the product was in the hair he took a blow-drier and hand dried into his desired style, directing all the hair with his fingers back to the nape of her neck.

To finish the look, he took the back of the hair and pulled it into a twisted ponytail letting the ends out and then spraying the front with the Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray. Make sure to leave random pieces out for a more chill vibe.

Fekkai products are available at Sephora, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and


Kim Kardashian Goes Blonde – For Real This Time!

kim+kardashian+blonde Kim Kardashian Goes Blonde   For Real This Time!Kim Kardashian is a blonde. And unlike last time, it’s not a publicity stunt (okay, maybe it is) or some belated April Fools joke. This time around, it’s for real for real. She writes on her blog:

This time it’s for real, guys! I went blonde!!! I had been considering it ever since I wore that blonde wig, and I just decided to go for it!! What do you think? I am really loving it! My hairstylist Clyde Haygood orchestrated the whole thing and Rebecca from Goodform salon dyed it! I’m debuting my new look at the Teen Choice Awards tonight!


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Twilight Beauty In September Issue Of Glamour

twilight+glamour+beauty+makeup Twilight Beauty In September Issue Of GlamourThe ladies from The Twilight Saga: New Moon show you how to go from daytime pretty to nighttime hot in “Twilight Beauty,” as featured in Glamour’s upcoming September issue. The gorgeous photo spread, shot by Matthias Vriens-McGrath, features Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Rachelle Lefevre and Noot Seear.

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