I love makeup more than most people. But sometimes, less is more.
Can you guess the identity of this “celebrity” (and I use the term loosely)? Usually, she piles on the products – so it’s nice to see that there’s actually some natural beauty hiding beneath those layers of makeup.
Mrs. Jordan Bratman strikes a pose on the cover of January’s Glamour UK. The Xtina-filled issue hits newsstands on December 17.
Oh, yeah…and I think she might be pregnant.
Christina Aguilera is no longer keeping her pregnancy on the DL. At recent events, the songstress has been proudly showing off her growing baby bump. Too bad she’s still keeping that maternity glow hidden under layers of theatrical makeup. Although Aguilera has made (baby) steps in the right direction by trading red lips for pretty pink ones, she has a ways to go. Is it wishful thinking that the onetime dirrty girl will fully come clean?
On the other end of the spectrum is Keri Russell, who is looking resplendent on the cover (and inside the pages) of Lucky Magazine’s November issue. 2007 was a good year for the actress – as she married her longtime love, gave birth to son River, and became the new face of Cover Girl. “I don’t spend a lot of time on my makeup, but throwing on black mascara and nude lipstick is enough to make me feel glamorous,” she says. Her low-maintenance makeup includes Lash Blast Mascara in Very Black and Tru Shine Lipcolor in Blushberry Shine – both by Cover Girl.
On November 15th, Eve and Dita Von Teese were on hand at the MAC store in NYC to mark a momentous milestone for the MAC Aids Fund – $100 million raised to help fight HIV and AIDS around the world! The money represents the sale, over the past 13 years, of more than 7.1 million VIVA GLAM lip products – of which 100% of the sale price has gone to the work of the Fund.
Helping to drive fundraising for the MAC AIDS Fund have been a host of celebrity spokespeople; each connected with a specific shade of VIVA GLAM Lipstick, these 16 spokespeople have made public appearances and appeared in advertisements to raise money and awareness for the fight against HIV and AIDS. The inaugural VIVA GLAM spokesperson was performer, RuPaul. Since then, others have joined the ranks, including Mary J. Blige, Sir Elton John, Missy Elliott, Boy George, Linda Evangelista, Chloë Sevigny, Christina Aguilera, Pamela Anderson, and Debbie Harry. Currently the faces of the MAC AIDS Fund are R&B artist, Eve and burlesque star, Dita Von Teese.
“The celebrities who have joined us over the years embody the spirit of MAC and the MAC AIDS Fund – Every Race, Every Sex, Every Age,” said MAC AIDS Fund Chairman and MAC President, John Demsey. “By bringing these new faces to VIVA GLAM, we have been able to keep not only the brand but the cause fresh for consumers, helping to drive the MAC AIDS Fund to new levels.”
Iconix Brand Group, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an exclusive global licensing agreement with Elizabeth Arden for the development, marketing and distribution of men’s and women’s fragrance, cosmetics, and skincare products for its leading lifestyle apparel brand Rocawear. The debut fragrance is due in stores in the fall of 2008.
“We are excited to partner with an industry giant such as Elizabeth Arden,” Jay-Z said. “The combination of their expertise in fragrance and our ability to affect popular culture will produce some incredible products and breathe excitement into the category.”
“Elizabeth Arden and Iconix have a successful history together, and we are thrilled to grow our relationship with this dynamic collaboration,” said E. Scott Beattie, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Elizabeth Arden. “The Rocawear name connects with the customer we want to attract. Adding Rocawear to our lineup of lifestyle fragrance brands allows us to further diversify our multi-dimensional brand portfolio and expand our reach to a young, modern consumer. Elizabeth Arden’s leadership in fragrance, coupled with the creative involvement of Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and the team at Rocawear and Iconix, will provide us with a strong platform for success,” added Beattie.
News flash…Heidi Klum is very sexy. Last month, her first signature makeup collection for Victoria’s Secret launched nationwide. Klum worked with VS makeup artist Linda Hay to create the limited-edition, must-have makeup so women can achieve her coveted runway and red carpet looks. Featuring eye-catching shimmer and a fresh neutral color palette, the Heidi Klum Collection for Very Sexy Makeup is perfectly timed and on-trend for sexy holiday party makeup looks.
The collection features:
Glitter Eye Liner in Bang ($12): a bronzy glitter liquid liner that can be worn alone or layered over black liner for a sexy “bang!”
Lip Gloss in Hot Coco ($12): a pale nude-pink shade flavored with yummy chocolate – Heidi’s personal touch!
Mosaic Eye Shadow in Beautiful ($18): four beautiful neutral shades that can take you from day to night.
Perfect Lipstick in Heidi ($13): inspired by Heidi’s own natural lip color, the pink shade has a sparkly overcoat.
The Heidi Klum Very Sexy Makeup Collection is available at Victoria’s Secret stores nationwide and on their website.
As the days get shorter and the weather colder, most women opt to go darker – with their hair, cosmetics, and wardrobe. Christina Ricci isn’t most women. Just in time for Halloween, the actress traded in her signature goth style for a lighter, brighter look at a Louis Vuitton event in Los Angeles.
What do you think of Christina’s new do? Is it a keeper? Or should she go, as Amy Winehouse puts it, back to black?
Photos: courtesy of People.com
MAC has tapped Stacy ‘Fergie’ Ferguson, the Grammy Award-winning singer, as the next Viva Glam spokeswoman.
The chanteuse is the latest in a long line of Viva Glam celebrity spokeswomen – which include Eve, Dita von Teese, Mary J. Blige, Missy ‘Misdemeanor’ Elliott, and Pamela Anderson. The deal includes an ad campaign featuring Ferguson, which breaks in February, as well as a new limited edition MAC Viva Glam Lipglass.
In 1994, MAC introdued Viva Glam, an outspoken deep red that was universal in its appeal and glamour. Since then, the MAC Viva Glam campaign has raised more than $95 million dollars to benefit the MAC AIDS Fund, which supports people living with HIV/AIDS globally.
Jennifer Lopez, and her rumored unborn twins, have been very busy lately. To promote her sixth studio album, Brave, Lopez has appeared on Good Morning America, The Late Show with David Letterman – and most recently, Dancing With The Stars.
But Jenny from the block isn’t satisfied with conquering the radio and small screen. She’s also on newsstands now – showing off her pregnancy glow on the November issue of Allure.
For Lopez’s Allure cover look – dramatic false eyelashes, dewy skin, and glossy nude lips – her longtime makeup artist Scott Barnes drew inspiration from 1960s model Marisa Berenson. “I understand Jennifer’s face so well I could do it in the dark. I have,” he says. “She’s my muse beyond a shadow of a doubt.”
Recreating JLo’s makeup is as easy as 1, 2, 3:
1. Fill out the upper and lower lashlines with clusters of false lashes; they give a more natural effect than full lashes. Swipe a stroke of black liquid liner along both lids to camouflage the falsies. Brush black mascara on the top and bottom lashes.
2. Fill in the lips with a pale, nude pencil.
3. Add a layer of shimmery, clear lip gloss. Makeup artist Scott Barnes always uses his fingertips to apply the maximum amount.
To learn how to replicate the best beauty looks from the pages of Allure, go to Allure.com.
Fall has finally come to Philadelphia. Unfortunately, it brought steady rain and winds with it. On days like today, when I don’t feel like doing to much to my hair – because I know the weather will just un-do it – I pull it back into a pony or bun, then reach for a skinny headband. It adds polish to an otherwise bland hairstyle.
This look works better on hair that has a little texture, so if you’re working with freshly-washed hair, use a product like Ojon Animated Styling Cream or Dirt Texturizing Paste by Jonathan Product. To keep the headband in place all day, lightly spray the underside with hairspray before sliding into place.
Nordstrom has some gorgeous headbands, but I suggest getting more bang for your buck by purchasing yours at someplace like Urban Outftters.
Spoiled Pretty Tip: If traditional headbands give you a headache, look for ones with elastic banding on the back.